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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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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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Updated 21-04-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Face shields provided for travelers without masks To encourage social distancing and to allow for additional space - all tour vehicles are running at 50% of the max allowable capacity
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Updated 21-04-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine the many highlights and landmarks of Washington DC in a single-day bus and walking tour. With a guide to accompany you and distill the importance of each sight, feel well-informed rather than overwhelmed over the tour time. Highlights include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the White House, and a seasonal cruise on the Potomac River, among other important DC attractions.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    U.S. Navy Memorial
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  • 1
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 10
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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Highlights
  • Travel via climate-controlled coach, eliminating the hassle of driving
  • See the top Washington DC sights in single day with ease
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through your guide's commentary
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at a central meeting point for your tour. Climb into an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a well-organized tour of the capital city’s highlights. Head past top sights such as the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and White House. Listen to engaging narrative on each landmark. Disembark and head out on guided walks at certain spots, including the the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the US Capitol building. You get the chance to see these monuments up close and snap photos. In season (March 15 to October 16), the tour includes a boat cruise on the Potomac River; lunch is available for purchase on board. Off season, the tour stops at Fashion Centre in Pentagon City for free time and lunch (own expense). After a full day of sightseeing, return to your departure location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • On-board narration
  • Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: Apr 1 to Oct 15)
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11 USD)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small carry-on bags are allowed, however it is recommended that you ravel lightly. Due to security concerns, the tour operator reserves the right to search any bags or purses you bring on board. Many of the attractions in Washington DC are equipped with metal detectors at the entrances. Traveling without bags or purses is recommended.
  • Due to time restrictions, you cannot go inside any of the monuments, however you can spend about 15-20 minutes at each stop to enjoy up-close views
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • To encourage social distancing and to allow for additional space - all tour vehicles are running at 50% of the max allowable capacity
  • 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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Mindi Mende wrote a review Yesterday
Florida3 contributions
Bus Tour 39 on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021: Tony our bus driver and Christopher our guide were FANTASTIC!!! We enjoyed the tour tremendously. Christopher was funny, engaging, and informative.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Peter G wrote a review May 7
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Tour hit all the DC must sees, appropriate time provided at each. Standout was our guide, Nick, the "Tour God". Lived up to his (self appointed) reputation. Professional, knowledgeable including info not typically included on tours, enthusiastic, humorous... As much an
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Good Morning, Thank you for the kind words Peter. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Nick. He is one of our best and always delivers a great experience for our guests. We will pass along your compliments, hope to see you again soon. Safe journeys. Thanks, Elizabeth
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Jrfudy wrote a review May 4
Kalamazoo, Michigan3 contributions
This was a great tour. Our tour guide, Nick, was relaxed, knowledgeable, and funny. There’s no way we could have seen so much in such a short period of time apart from this tour. Loved the inside
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Good Morning, Thank you for the feedback, here at USA Guided Tours we strive to make your experience the best possible and are always looking for ways to improve. It sounds like you had a great tour. I'm sure they will be pleased to hear how special they made your trip. Thanks for the great review. Thanks, Elizabeth
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Eneida C wrote a review May 2
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Chris was a good tour guide. Informative and entertaining. Would have liked to begin at White House. They were not letting people in by the time we arrived. Disappointed. Small group so easy to hear and walk around. Would have preferred lunch at a local run business not at the
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Good Morning Eneida, Thank you very much for the kind words, Chris is one of our best and we are extremely proud of him. We are thrilled your tour experience with him was a great one. We hope you will tour with us again soon. We will save a seat for you safe travels. Thanks, Elizabeth
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Abhishek G wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Great tour and experience , great tour guide knowledge , clean bus.Every spot had ample time to visit .
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Good Morning, Thanks for the kind words! We set a high bar for ourselves to deliver a wonderful and unique tour experience for each of our guests. It's always nice to hear that we delivered on our promise. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Elizabeth
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Washington welcomed us back! Many thanks to Nick.
My husband and I had a wonderful day experiencing DC under the leadership of Nick, our talented tour guide. His de
Gary B
Gary B
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A Day Well Spent
We had been to DC several times before but had never taken a tour. We took the 6 hour tour and are glad we did. O
tamlovestravel
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A must book tour of Washington DC monuments
We had the pleasure of touring today with USA guided tours. Our driver Milton kept us safe on our 5.5 hour driving
corinnebjerke
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Sunset tour
Tour guide Brittany was the most knowledgeable, well spoken tour guide we have ever encountered. Driver Thomas we
Roam807371
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Great experience!
Our driver Nick was outstanding , he knew the history and story of each landmark we visited along with the history
JudyGTravel
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Best tour ever!!
AWESOME A+ tour! Had been to DC other times, so decided to tour at night. Best decision ever! You can’t imagine h
Alicea_Castoire
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A must at dc it covers. A lot on little time
Our guide Nick was verry knowlageble,funny and his voice and tome was great ! He Made the tour. Agreste expirience.
Culture774061
Culture774061
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Great tour!
Our tour guide Nick was great - very funny and informative. Weather could have been better - I’m sure it’s even bet
R8654AKannh
R8654AKannh
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Wonderful experience with Nick and Osei as our tour guides.
Seeing all the monuments and the Veterans wall. The Lincoln Monument was the most favorite as well as Martin Luth
amindy1
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Excellent
We loved listening to all the stories and “fun facts” told by our tour guide, Nick. He was awesome...full of energy
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Terry will know....
Ali driver; Terry tour guide. Very informative! Tons of info! Tour flowed well. Answered all my uwstio s and I had
316anaz
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Great tour for all ages!
Our tour guide Nick was amazing, lots of energy and knowledge about the city that he loves. We had a very large gro
RPDiaz4
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DC at night
Nick was an amazing guide who made this tour unforgettable. Nick, a DC native, is so knowledgable about the area
Guide776103
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Excellent Shuttle Bus tour
Alesha was our tour guide. We brought my 85 year old parents to see the cherry blossoms and the monuments. She was
jal0vell77
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Fun in our nation's capital
Our guide Chris and driver Tony were great. Tony picked me up at my hotel in Alexandria and returned me there at t
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