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2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the most famous landmark locations in and around Washington, DC on this guided, 2-day sightseeing tour. Visit popular attractions like the White House Visitor Center, the United States Capitol and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to name just a few. Then travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation in Virginia and Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard. Along the way, hear colorful stories and learn little known facts about all the monuments, statues, buildings and locations in and around DC.
  • 2-day overview of Washington DC landmarks
  • See top DC attractions including the White House, US Capitol and Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Learn about the history of Washington DC and its best-known sights from your guide
  • Tour Mount Vernon, home of George Washington
  • Take a tram tour of Arlington National Cemetery

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you want to get the most out of a quick visit to Washington DC, this two-day tour makes it easy to cover all the major sights and get some amazing photos!
Transport by coach and tram
English-speaking driver/guide
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Overnight accommodation
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We kindly ask that you please contact Gray Line DC 24 hours before departure to confirm hotel pickup details were available. We kindly ask that you please be at the designated pickup location for your hotel at the time provided.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Both days of this 2-day tour begin at Union Station in Washington, DC. Climb on board a luxury motor coach for the historical sightseeing adventure of a lifetime, exploring the most famous landmark locations in and around our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Please note that tours operate Tuesday through Saturday only.  Tours do not need to be taken on consecutive days.

One day, drive by the Washington Monument, the Tidal Basin and the J. Edgar Hoover Building from the coach. Make stops at the National World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the White House Visitor Center, and receive a guided tour of the US Capitol Building (Mondays through Saturdays only).

Then proceed to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard ritual by members of the U.S Third Infantry. Stop to see the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, then continue on to a number of important memorials — the Lincoln Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

The first day of the tour ends with a return trip to Union Station.

On the second of two days in Washington, DC, travel from Union Station to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation in Virginia. Tour the mansion and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, featuring 23 galleries and theaters where visitors learn about Washington through interactive displays, an action adventure movie, short films produced by the History Channel and more.
Itinerary
U.S. Capitol
Photo opportunity outside the U.S. Capitol Building, this will also include a lunch stop. (meal not included)
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
or visit Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Lincoln Memorial
Visit the Lincoln Memorial as it towers over the reflecting pool.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Visit the 2-acre U.S National memorial in Washington, D.C.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, located at the West Potomac Park.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
National Air and Space Museum
See the world's largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
Historic Christ Church
Visit the Christ Church (Photo stop) and a walking tour in Old Alexandria
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Once at MT. Vernon Estates visit the the Garden & Landscapes, The Tombs, Pioneer Farms, Farm Distillery & Gristmill, Historic Trades, Museum, and Virtual Tour. Lunch stop on own.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Arlington National Cemetery
Visit The United States Military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, the Nation's most hallowed ground. And visit the Iwo Jima Memorial. Tram ticket is included in the tour price.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take any coach tour without making any special arrangements
  • If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • Best of DC Availability: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9 hours
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Mount Vernon/ Arlington National Cemetery Availability: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery..
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery..
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery..
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery..
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery..

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Traveler Tips


  • "Use the hop on hop off bus much cheaper goes to all the attractions with commentary , Do Arlington and Mount Vernon separately" See review
  • "Also instructions for arrival time first day were not accurate..arrived an hour too early and second day tour was delayed by 45 minutes because tour bus too small to accommodate guests, had to wait for another bus to arrive." See review
  • "Everything as advertised, and please sample the peanut soup at Mt Vernon" See review

Reviews

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Mother/Daughter/Grand-daughter Vacation
Compass50073766884
, Jun 2019
We had the 2 day tour. Mount Vernon and Arlington tours were wonderful! Our second day was the Best of DC tour and was too rushed...not enough time at the stops, monuments especially. Also instructions for arrival time first day were not accurate..arrived an hour too early and second day tour was delayed by 45 minutes because tour bus too small to accommodate guests...had to wait for another bus to arrive. Bus drivers were very knowledgable!!!
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Terrible Experience Viator no good
, May 2019
We where sold two day tour of Washington. The sale person told us we can do the tour Saturday and Sunday, at the bus station the representative notified us there was no tour on Sunday, so we did Saturday and plan for Monday as this person told us. I cancelled a Private tour of the National Archives for Monday. On Monday we check out of the Hotel go to the bus station with our luggage, told by the representative " Bus is late but on the way" 30 minutes latter, "the Company Cancel the tour" Really? Terrible Company! Never Never Would I consider this Co. EVER again! Went to one of the hop on off Companies saw the same places for less money and a VERY EXCELLENT Service. Thanks Viator for Cancelling the excursion, now We know what type of cham you run.
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Washington tour
Stephen B
, Apr 2019
Fabulous two days with Bob. Everything as advertised, and please sample the peanut soup at Mt Vernon
star-5
Was a brilliant tour. Day one round...
David M
, Dec 2017
Was a brilliant tour. Day one round Washington, day two - Arlington and Mount Vernon. Thoroughly recommended.
star-5
It was a great experience, and the...
James D
, Nov 2017
It was a great experience, and the drivers were absolutely wonderful. they were knowledgeable and adjusted beautifully to weather conditions and the desires of all of us on the trip. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting D.C.
star-5
This tour is well worth every dollar...
Charles W
, Oct 2017
This tour is well worth every dollar spent. The Washington DC tour was complete overview of the main sites in the area. The Arlington and Mount Vernon part of the tour was spectacular. Our driver on the Arlington/Mount Vernon tour was fabulous and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in a terrific overview of Washington DC and the surrounding areas.
star-4
This tour is was amazing and I loved...
Denise D
, Oct 2017
This tour is was amazing and I loved all the stops, on my second day to Arlington and Mt Vernon, I think the stop times should have been more equally. I could have had more time at Arlington and less time at Mt Vernon.
star-4
Excellent tours. Both days. Different...
Moehling5
, Oct 2017
Excellent tours. Both days. Different drivers. Both knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to during our tour. Both went out of their way to add an extra stop for viewing. Each had 27 years experience giving tours of the city! . Gave recommendations throughout the tour to make our visit to D.C. more enjoyable. Only way to capture the full essence of the city and to appreciate all it has within it!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!
star-3
Would not recommend this tour, The...
Gino C
, Sep 2017
Would not recommend this tour, The first Day you got to Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery, the tour operator only takes you their and leaves you with Arlington tour guides , you don't get a lot of time to look around, its best to use public transport , buses go their often,at much cheaper rates,and to Mount Vernon again it at your own tour theirs no guide you do get a map showing you the layout of the land, the tour of George Washington's house is extra.Day two you tour the monuments, After a lunch break own expense, spend the afternoon at the National Air and Space Museum, featuring the largest collection of historic aircraft's and spacecrafts in the world or the National Museum of Natural History, with exhibits on geology, biology and natural history, plus an IMAX theater. this is not True they do not stop at these places but drive past them. Use the hop on hop off bus much cheaper goes to all the attractions with commentary , Do Arlington and Mount Vernon separately
star-4
First of all, I paid 300 for two...
Kenneth O
, Sep 2017
First of all, I paid 300 for two tickets through Viator, only to find out I could have just waited to buy the tickets on site at the Greyline Bus office for 250. Then after entering the bus, I asked the couple behind me what they had paid for their ticket. They replied they had bought their two tickets for 210 through Orbitz. I guess the moral of the story is it pays to shop around. As far as the tour itself, the two different drivers were very polite, accommodating, and informative. Cheryl was very funny and delightful. We did see a lot of sites but the visits at each site was very rushed. We had 40 minutes to see the Lincoln, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials. In my opinion, this was not nearly enough time to pay proper respect to these memorials to our nations history. The Mt. Vernon tour was another example of not nearly enough time. The company needs to realize that these trips and tours may be a once in a lifetime event for many people and allow more time at each site.I personally believe the times are limited strictly due to the fact Greyline wants their buses back to Union Station by 4:00PM each day so they are not in the rush hour traffic.

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