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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Overview
Save time and avoid hassles with this full-day Washington DC tour that provides priority access to landmarks such as the United States Capitol and the National Archives Building. Focus on the sights and your guide's commentary instead of traffic and directions as you shuttle in a luxury bus between Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and other important destinations. Seasonally, a Potomac River cruise and lunch are included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    68 First St SE
    68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS | Jefferson Building at Neptune Fountain
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  • 1
    Library of Congress
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 10
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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Highlights
  • Priority access to National Archives and US Capitol Building saves time 
  • Transportation around DC landmarks eliminates the need to rent a car 
  • Comprehensive tour of city highlights allows an overview of DC in one day 
  • In-depth guide commentary teaches much more than you may learn on your own
What to Expect
Exploring Washington DC can be overwhelming. This guided tour, which includes priority access to two popular sights, allows you to get a comprehensive overview of the nation's capital in a single day. Meet your group at the US Capitol Visitor Center, where you'll enjoy a skip-the-line walking tour of the Senate and House of Representatives. See the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall, as well as a film about the history of US government. Back on the shuttle, pass the White House on the way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, United States Navy Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. At each stop, hop out to have a look around, take photos, and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Midday, head over to the Potomac River for a leisurely cruise (seasonal, mid-March to mid-October). Lunch of your choice is available at L'Enfant Plaza. The day's last stop is the National Archives Building, where you'll have priority access to see the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, the original Bill of Rights, and Public Vaults.
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Important Information
Departure Point
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
8h
Return Details
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Inclusions
  • Luxury Tour Bus
  • Lunch
  • Tickets to the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Tickets to the National Archives Building
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
  • Entry/Admission - L'Enfant Plaza
  • Entry/Admission - The National Archives Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Walking is involved to get an up-close look at the monuments; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Strollers may not be accommodated on tour
  • Security restrictions at the US Capitol Building and National Archives prevent any food or drinks being brought through security.
  • Please note: during peak season, security lines are long. As such, arriving ahead of time is highly encouraged
  • Best of DC - VIP Tour Might Be Sold Out on Busy Days (We Strongly Suggest Taking Our DC Deluxe Tour as Alternative)
  • Tour Departure Times Are Subject to Change Due to Local Traffic Conditions
  • Please Arrive at the Meeting Point No Later Than 8:00 AM For Check-In
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeinne wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Great and wonderful Thank you for the great offer and stuff Recommended to everyone really enjoyed Kenni
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Responded Dec. 12, 2020
Good Morning Jenne, Thank you very much for the kind words. Our team is one of the best and we are extremely proud and thrilled your tour experience with us was a great one; we hope you will tour with us again soon! We will save a seat for you, safe travels. Best Regards, Elizabeth M.
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Nicole K wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Fantastic tour guide! I highly recommend! My boys absolutely loved it. Chris was funny and interesting and made the entire trip feel like a 10 star experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
Responded Mar. 19, 2020
We're glad to hear you had a 10-star experience. Thanks for joining us.
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Sarah P wrote a review Mar. 2020
Plano, Texas5 contributions9 helpful votes
Took this tour yesterday with 6 yr, 13 yr and 16 yr. It was a great tour. Just enough time at each location. Lots of information. Chris and Thomas were great.
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Responded Mar. 19, 2020
So glad to hear you all enjoyed it.
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SweetPea801 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Findlay, Ohio40 contributions29 helpful votes
OMG...if you are looking for the complete Washington DC your, book this one!!! Also, ask for Nick!!! He was so full of information and I’m quite sure we just tapped the surface of his knowledge!!! He’s also quite funny!!! My husband and I gave him the nickname, Mr. Washington
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
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We appreciate your feedback of "Mr. Washington DC." We're so glad you enjoyed it and have the memories to keep.
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A revelation!
My guide, Edgar, told stories that made U.S. history come alive to me! I see the arc of human history as it bends o
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Edgar was amazing. He is very knowledgeable. He told us so much and spent time explaining why/ what the monuments m
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New Years DC night tour
Where do I begin? We enjoyed the Washington monument, the Jefferson memorial, Dr Martin Luther King Jr statue, the
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Great tour through 2 of the quarters at night.
Loved all the elements and how they are lit. They take you through many of the best sights at night.
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Awesome
We had a BLAST!!! The driver, Edgar, was very knowledgeable about all the monuments and attractions. He was very fr
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Our guide Nick was super friendly and knowledgeable. Very entertaining. Showed us all the highlights. We would do
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Great tour with Ms. Terry & Mr. Curtis
This was a great tour!! Ms. Terry was the tour guide and Mr. Curtis was the driver. He picked a group of us up at
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We absolutely loved this tour. The guide was very informative. We saw monuments that we have never seen before, or
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Couldn't have been happier with the tour
We had a fantastic time. This was my wife's first trip to DC and seeing the monuments at night just after arriving
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We had two guides and both were knowledgeable, pleasant, funny and thoughtful. Going at night was majestic.
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This was a good tour but I gave it a three for a few reasons. Their web site shows gorgeous pictures of the White
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This tour was great and John is the best!
Me and my sister took this tour yesterday and it became a private tour as we were the only people on this tour. Joh
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Safe & informative group tour!
Wonderful tour! Brittany, our tour guide & Tony, our driver were very professional. Brittany was very informative &
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Nick and Tony, best tour guides ever!
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