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Washington Monument Tours

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Washington Monument
Erected in honor of the nation’s first president, the Washington Monument is the tallest building in Washington DC, reaching 555 feet (169 meters) high. The white, marble obelisk is also one of the capital’s most famous structures, made even more remarkable when seen with its mirror image reflected in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

The Basics
At the Washington Monument—one of DC’s most visited and photographed—you can admire it from street level and then take an elevator to its top and enjoy the panoramic view. The monument is included on many guided sightseeing tours of DC, and is in close proximity to other attractions on the National Mall. Bike, Segway, and hop-on hop-off bus and trolley tours let you see many monuments in less time, and can help make the vast scale and number of sights in the capital more manageable.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Washington Monument is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Washington DC.
  • Entrance to the monument requires a free ticket. Reserve tickets in advance online or via phone, or pick up a same-day ticket at the nearby Washington Monument Lodge.
  • Washington DC can have extreme weather conditions. Check the forecast and dress accordingly.
  • Distances between monuments can be longer than anticipated, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The monument is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Washington Monument is located in the center of the National Mall, on 15th Street NW between 15th Street and Madison Drive NW. It is easily accessible by bus, metro, or bike, and on foot from many of DC’s major attractions. Driving is not recommended, as parking in the area is extremely limited.

When to Get There
The Washington Monument is open daily from 9am to 5pm except on July 4 and December 25. The last entrance is at 4pm. Washington DC is always busy, yet spring and fall typically offer slightly smaller crowds, pleasant weather, and colorful foliage.

See the Washington Monument in a Different Light
Come evening, many monuments in Washington DC are artfully lit, highlighting the drama and craftsmanship of their construction. A nighttime tour of the Washington Monument enables you to see the structure with historical context and to appreciate the architecture with artistic illumination.
Address: Constitution Avenue at 15th Street, Washington D.C., USA
Admission: Free
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DC Monuments By Day

DC Monuments By Day

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Get to know the monuments of Washington DC on a sightseeing tour that provides the ideal introduction to the city--perfect for the start of your stay. You'll pass by top attractions such as Lincoln Memorial and the White House, plus, depending on the season of your visit, visit Georgetown or take a Potomac River cruise. This tour combines riding in a climate-controlled bus and walking around some areas, providing a comprehensive overview of the memorials and landmarks.
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  • 6 hours
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$65.00
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$65.00

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty of Washington, D.C. at night on this monuments at night bike tour of the city. Check out the Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials once the sun goes down and explore the Vietnam War Memorial and the National Mall at night. This popular tour offers travelers the chance to explore on two wheels after dark when monuments are less crowded.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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$51.00

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

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Washington DC is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide shares plenty of history, facts, and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
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  • 3 hours
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$46.00
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$46.00

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

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This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

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Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials, monuments, and landmarks. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.96
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$410.96
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Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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Visit Washington, D.C., on a private, full-day trip from New York City with a chauffeured minivan that accommodates up to six passengers. Enjoy the ride in comfort and style, then spend a day exploring the capital’s most important sites. See the United States Capitol and the moving tombs of the Arlington National Cemetery, then continue to the White House and Presidential memorials. Visit the museums and monuments that line the National Mall before returning to New York.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,127.40
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$1,127.40
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Sites by Segway In Washington DC

Sites by Segway In Washington DC

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Experience Washington DC like never before on this guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about the history of the nation’s capital, and one of the most popular destinations in the US, while gliding around the city. See iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and many more—a perfect overview of the city for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to see the sites. Guided Segway training plus bottled water and snacks are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

DC Monuments Tour with Washington Monument Admission Included

DC Monuments Tour with Washington Monument Admission Included

Washington DC has a lot to offer to a visitor. With so many monuments to see in DC, sightseeing can be bewildering. With our bus tour you will be able to see all Washington DC monuments and attractions with live narrative that will captivate you. Then at each stop, the tour guide will hop off with you and walk you through each memorial, giving you information you may otherwise miss.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$65.00
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$65.00

Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

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Washington, D.C.’s rich and storied history runs the gamut of political intrigue, scandals, murders, and some of the greatest moments in U.S. history. This fully narrated tour combines walking and driving to major sites like the White House, the Pentagon FBI building, and the National Archives. Guides narrate the stops as you travel, and the tour is available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or English.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

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Make the most of your time in Washington, D.C., on a private tour of the city’s highlights with a professional guide. Kick off the day at the White House, then visit the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Jefferson Memorial, and more of D.C.’s most iconic monuments and museums. Finish the day with a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$369.87
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$369.87
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4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

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Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$327.68
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$327.68
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Private Family-Friendly DC Tour by Bike

Private Family-Friendly DC Tour by Bike

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Experience Washington, DC’s many sights at your own pace, on a bike with a private tour. Ideal for families, the tour can be customized to suit your tastes with itineraries including kid friendly museums and splash pads. Your guide is a seasoned cyclist with deep knowledge of the best routes for an enjoyable day out. Healthy, kid-friendly snacks and water are provided to keep you energized through the ride.
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  • 3 hours
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$532.88
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$532.88
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DC National Mall and Capitol Hill Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max

DC National Mall and Capitol Hill Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max

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Pack in tons of sights all in one day with this 5-hour combo tour of the National Mall and Capitol Hill. Make stops at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, White House, Korean War Veteran Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Afterward, head to the Capitol Hill area, and see the Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and Statue of Freedom.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.90
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$121.90
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Private DC Tour 4 Hour

Private DC Tour 4 Hour

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Enjoy Four-hour private tour in an air conditioned and luxury vehicle. Small group. the driver guides and stays with the vehicle at the destination.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.20
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$82.20
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3 Hour-Kid Friendly DC private night tours!

3 Hour-Kid Friendly DC private night tours!

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From the White House to the Jefferson Memorial, you can marvel at the top sights in Washington DC lit up at night with this family-friendly private tour. After convenient hotel pickup, you're whisked through the city by your personal guide, who's ready to offer insightful commentary about each monument you pass. Highlights include stops at the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.00
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$295.00
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DC the Lights - an Unforgettable Night Tour!

DC the Lights - an Unforgettable Night Tour!

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This is the highest-rated and longest-running night tour in Washington DC. This tour makes more stops than any other, and the top-rated tour guides will hop off with you at each stop to narrate your experience. You will truly experience all that Washington DC has to offer at night on this four. FREE bottled water is included on the bus. You will be on the same bus for the tour, so you can leave your personal belongings on the bus at stops. Climate-controlled buses and comfortable, padded seats instead of hard plastic, make this tour more enjoyable.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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$60.27
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$60.27

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
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$275.00
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National Mall & Memorials Walking Tour

National Mall & Memorials Walking Tour

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Walk the National Mall with a licensed tour guide who will give you both the history and the context of all that you will see. Enjoy learning about the history, design, and meaning of the iconic monuments and memorials that make up the heart of downtown Washington, DC. As we approach each site, your experienced guide will set the scene with stories that reveal the character of the men and women behind each design. This is an inspiring walk, over 300 years in the making, that will resonate with all guests and leave you proud to be a part of it. On this tour we will explore: • Washington Monument. • White House. • WWII Memorial. • Reflecting Pool. • Vietnam Veterans Memorial. • Korean War Veterans Memorial. • Lincoln Memorial.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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$40.00

Washington Monument Reserved Admission with DC Landmarks and Memorials Tour

Washington Monument Reserved Admission with DC Landmarks and Memorials Tour

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Get to know some of the most popular landmarks in Washington, DC on this guided sightseeing tour onboard an air-conditioned coach. See iconic landmarks the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and more. Then, take a self-guided tour inside the Washington Monument where you can enjoy panoramic views from the 500-foot-high (152-meter) observation deck.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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US Capitol Tour with Monuments and Washington Monument Admission

US Capitol Tour with Monuments and Washington Monument Admission

The US Capitol tour with Monument including admission to Washington Monument is the most complete, fun-filled way to experience the city's best sights - including guaranteed entrance to the US Capitol, Washington Monument and a seasonal Potomac cruise - all in one single day!!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Guided DC City Bus Tour W/ Potomac River Cruise & Washington Monument Admission

Guided DC City Bus Tour W/ Potomac River Cruise & Washington Monument Admission

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See the very best of Washington, DC with a 6-hour combination tour that takes in the city by bus, on foot and with a sightseeing cruise of the Potomac River (in season). Choose a longer tour for plenty of time to snap photos at the White House and U.S. Capitol Building, explore DC’s presidential memorials and moving war memorials and browse for souvenirs at the Pentagon City Shopping Mall. Finish the day onboard a Potomac River boat, which is the perfect way to get unobstructed views of key sites.
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  • 6 hours
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$94.00
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$94.00

Private, Exclusive DC City Tour

Private, Exclusive DC City Tour

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See the best of DC on this private city tour. Visit the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall, and memorials dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Your licensed guide will share historical information at each spot and you’ll have ample time to take photos and shop for souvenirs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$328.77
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$328.77
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Arlington Cemetery, DC Monuments Tour Plus Washington Monument Admission

Arlington Cemetery, DC Monuments Tour Plus Washington Monument Admission

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Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour. At Arlington National, witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then stop at famous landmark locations like the Marine Corps War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. Additionally, see the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more — even the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.
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  • 8 hours
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$110.00
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$110.00

Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Take in the city skyline during sunset in Washington DC on an all-you-can-eat buffet cruise. Board a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac River with dinner and dancing while a DJ spins your favorite tunes. Pass by illuminated landmarks such as the Washington Monument and feast on a variety of delicious dishes during the cruise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.29
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$98.29
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