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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided walking and riding sightseeing tour around the nation’s capital. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. See and learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. Includes a seasonal Potomac River cruise.
  • Hop off for guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial
  • Take a scenic Potomac River cruise (March 15 - October 15)
  • Learn about the sights you see from your knowledgeable guide
  • Travel aboard state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour’s river cruise and guided walking portions provide extra photo ops and insight.
Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
On-board narration
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11USD)

Departure Point

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at a central meeting point.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, drive past the White House, the many Smithsonian museums, the National Mall and much more. Enjoy an entertaining and educational narrative from the expert local guide, with frequent photo-op stops of the historic and iconic landmark locations.

Also, experience guided walks around the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Along the way, learn about the history of these famous monuments and examine them up close.

This tour also features a scenic, seasonal boat cruise along the Potomac River (March 15 to October 16). Lunch is available for purchase onboard. Outside of those dates, visit the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for shopping and lunch on own.

The tour concludes back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
Starts/Ends
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Guided Walking Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building (outside only)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
White House
Guided Walking Tour of the White House (outside only)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of WWII Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of FDR Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of MLK Memorial
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Korean War Veterans Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Lincoln Memorial
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
L'Enfant Plaza
Guests have their choice of lunch options at the newly renovated L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC (lunch cost not included in the tour price)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Potomac River
Enjoy one-hour boat cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: March 15 - Oct 15)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY USA Guided Tours

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

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 policy on face masks and attendee health during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
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 Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
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 Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be prepared for walking on the tour as many of the monuments requires getting off the coach and getting there by foot." See review
  • "This is the same tour as the more expensive Capitol Building and Archives Tour saves about 50 without express entry." See review

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-5
Great Tour and Excellent Tour Guide
Carol_G
, Sep 2020
A great way to see the Nation’s Capital! What made it so special was Nick the tour guide. He was captivating as he shared an unbelievable amount of information, history and trivia. It was also great being able to get out at the stops and walk around the memorials. The tour bus was clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this interesting and efficient way to see Washington.
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Felt cheated
Marilyn
, Sep 2020
We were excited about this tour and paid the monies expecting to receive a 6-hour tour. Why did we only get a 3 1/2 hour tour? We were told because the boat ride was canceled, they would add a lunch stop with shopping. Well, it didn’t happen. We really were cheated and the tour should be greatly discounted. Unhappy customer.
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Just okay. No boat tour for Labor Day tour.
Dee
, Sep 2020
Nick was knowledgeable & entertaining. Viator needs to update their website that the 1 hour boat tour is NOT included in the tour. We were informed the day of the tour & was not offered a refund for portion of the fee. The suggestion was to purchase another boat tour instead.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Greetings, I'm responding in regards to your disappointment and frustration with USA Guided Tours it is our goal to offer topnotch service not only through our tour and transportation services but also through our internal operations and controls. I've been made aware of your negative experience and I'm personally looking into it as we speak I have also followed up to make sure that a partial refund be issued. We are extremely sorry for your experience and I hope we have the chance to serve you in the future please feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional concerns. Best Regards, Elizabeth
star-5
DC Tour God
Mari_M
, Sep 2020
Our tour God Nick was such a breath of fresh air. Not only does he possess an extensive knowledge of the area but his passion for history and his home town is evident. We had a wonderful experience!
star-5
Excellent
Julie_B
, Jul 2020
We had an excellent tour guide. His name was Nick. Would highly recommend. He knew a lot of history and was funny too.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
We are thrilled you had a great experience! Nick is one of our best and we are proud of the great job he does. His unique perspective and wealth of local history makes him one of the most sought after guides in the city. We are glad to have him on our team and share him with our audience. Please tour with us again the next time you are in Washington or New York! Best Regards, Elizabeth
star-4
Very good but...
Janice_J
, Jul 2020
The tour and guide were wonderful As far as VALUE, it fell short. Due to Covid, the boat tour portion was cancelled without noting ahead of time. I feel that including LUNCH would have been an appropriate measure, since the final price was not reduced.
star-5
Fantastic
Sharlene_J
, Jul 2020
Nick was a fantastic tour guide and gave great historical knowledge along with his very corny jokes.
star-5
Great tour!
Marsina_N
, Mar 2020
The tour guide named Brittany was EXCELLENT! Because of her, I will highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting DC.
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Washington in a day tour
Christina_B
, Mar 2020
Really great tour, we went with our 3 boys (7, 10 and 12) and the really enjoyed it. Our tour guide Brittany was full of interesting information and I would recommend this tour
star-5
Great trip
Randy_H
, Mar 2020
Tour guide Brittany was great very knowledgeable and friendly. Bus was very clean and modern driver was also very good

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