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

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 6-hour combination tour of DC sites
  • Get a comprehensive tour of the city by bus
  • Explore important monuments and memorials on foot
  • Cruise the Potomac River
  • Family friendly
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch

Departure Point

900 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Washington Monument, 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Meet your guide at the National Archives Building, in the heart of Washington, DC and start your 6-hour DC sites tour on a comfortable bus. Trace a route through all the major memorials; at each stop, your guide will escort you through the site, sharing insider stories and history along the way.

You’ll see the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building from the outside, and have plenty of time to walk around memorials to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. Pay your respect to fallen soldiers at the Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, and the United States Marine Corps War Memorial that depicts marines raising the American flag above Iwo Jima.

Get tips on the best place to eat during an independent meal and shopping break at the Pentagon City  Shopping Mall, then board a Potomac River boat boat for a scenic cruise through the heart of the city. Note: the Potomac River Cruise is offered April 18th - October 10th. In fall and winter the tour will visit the Jefferson Memorial in lieu of the river cruise.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
White House
The outside of the White House is a must see for all visitors to the Nations capitol
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
You will get to walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The National Archives Museum
You will meet the bus at the corner of 9th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW which is right next to the National Archives building
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
You will get to see the names on the Vietnam Wall.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
You will stop to take pictures at the Korean Memorial.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Georgetown
You will catch the boat, during season, at the Georgetown Harbor. You will grab lunch at the Georgetown Harbor.During the off season, you will not visit Georgetown.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol
You will stop at the US Capitol and see the outside only of this wondrous building.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
You will visit this one of a kind memorial in DC.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
This famous memorial will be one you will never forget.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
This memorial will leave you to remember all that Martin Luther King, JR did for our country.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
Washington Monument tour is included in your tour. This tour is lead by the National Parks guide. You won't believe the view from the top. Make sure to read the restricted items list because we do not want you to miss this due to security.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All reservations are non-cancellable, non-refundable. Date/time changes are subject to availability and will incur a $30 change fee which will be collected upon arrival for your tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please read the restrictions carefully for the Washington Monument. We can not offer any refund or discount due to denied entry for not reading the specific restrictions:For Security and Safety Reasons the following are NOT allowed within the Washington Monument. Smoking; Food and drink (except sealed food, water, & baby formula in clear plastic containers); Strollers; Bags larger than 18 x 16 x 8 inches; Animals (except service animals); Glass; Weapons; Ammunition; Mace or aerosols; Explosives or highly flammable substances;
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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 maximum group size during Guided DC City Bus Tour W/ Potomac River Cruise & Washington Monument Admission?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Just make sure you have good walking shoes, you're going to need them." See review
  • "This tour is ideal if you only have a few days in the city." See review
  • "Even my son said he doesnt know much like April, ask for April, she is fantastic." See review

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I liked the bus tour itself, I didnt...
Tina M
, Jul 2018
I liked the bus tour itself, I didnt care for the tour guide, he wasnt kind and very pushy. He often didnt walk with us and tell us about the sites. He sort of told us and pointed and he was supposed to be the boss. The driver was good and super nice. They did hand out free cold water, which was nice. We used their night tour the day before and loved April! Even my son said he doesnt know much like April, ask for April, she is fantastic. I Do not normally tip on a tour but I tippped her well the night before. I didnt tip him, I didnt feel he put effort in.
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I would recommend this tour. Tour was...
Carolyn J
, Nov 2017
I would recommend this tour. Tour was worth it's money. We could not have ask for a better tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. Also have to give the driver his props, he was very good driver. Now getting to the tour, great tour, we cover a lot of the sights in what was suppose to be a 6 hr tour, but end up being more like a 7 hr tour. No complaints. Just make sure you have good walking shoes, you're going to need them.
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Our guided DC Bus Tour was exactly what...
Shona N
, Nov 2017
Our guided DC Bus Tour was exactly what I expected. The guide was very informative, patient, and cordial. The tour filled in some of the gaps of my knowledge. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.
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This was a wonderful tour. Our driver...
Lynne F
, Oct 2017
This was a wonderful tour. Our driver and guide worked so well together to provide a wonderful experience. We experienced so much in such a relatively short time, their knowledge of the city was amazing. This tour is ideal if you only have a few days in the city. We would highly recommend this tour.
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Amazing tour. A driver picked me up...
a_prasetia
, Sep 2017
Amazing tour. A driver picked me up from my hotel right on-time at 9:30 am. There was a motorcade on that day so we missed out the White House but the tour guide Dwayne was very friendly and professional. He was able to bring us around to all the other monuments and explained all their historical details with great knowledge and interest throughout the day. Overall, it was a well-organized tour ended with an-hour cruise along the Potomac River. The weather was perfect as a nice sunny and clear Labor Day Sunday which made it even more memorable. When my trip ended and I was already back home, I remembered Dwayne took our group photo in front of the Jefferson Memorial. I found it on the Signature Tour Company Facebook and I was already looking forward to my next vacation. I'll recommend this tour to anyone and I'll definitely look up for other tour destinations with Signature again on my next trip to D.C.!!
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Tour was very good. Liam, our guide was...
Anthony M
, Sep 2016
Tour was very good. Liam, our guide was very knowledgeable about the sites. Still could have been a bit more informative. It's probably just me, but I want a ton of info on a tour, EVERY building, street has a story, I wanted to hear it. Boat ride was 35min. Beautiful on the water, but meh.
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Definitely worth it!!!Highly...
Sudha V
, Jul 2016
Definitely worth it!!!Highly recommend.Our tour guide Liam was awesome.Very informative and hilarious.Free water was such a blessing.

Product code: 6766P10

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