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DC Monuments and Memorials Night Tour
Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus 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 sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
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.
Private Washington DC Tour
See the best of Washington DC in just half a day—and beat the crowds—with this customized, private sightseeing tour. Pick a departure time that works best for you, meet your guide at your preferred location, and hop aboard a luxury SUV. You can see highlights like the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and much more—and will learn the stories behind the sights from your guide.
3-Hour DC Nighttime Monuments Guided Sightseeing Bus Tour
Head out after dark to see the iconic monuments of Washington, DC, lit up for the night. This evening tour takes you on a scenic ride past the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and other sites. This tour combines a ride in a tour vehicle with some stops where you'll get out to walk for a closer look. Learn about the history of the sites and ask plenty of questions.
Small-Group Guided Tour inside US Capitol & Library of Congress
Go to the heart of America's Legislative and Judicial branches of government on a small-group tour of Capitol Hill that explores the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress. This tour goes inside each destination for a guided tour, and highlights include reserved-entry at the U.S. Capitol with a guide to help bring Capitol Hill's fascinating politics and history to life.
Best of DC Plus US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Entry
Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol Building, the home of Congress. Then see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more. End your tour with a visit to the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display.
Washington DC Hop-On Hop-off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops
Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more. Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select a 1- or 2-day pass, according to your schedule.
Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
Capitol Hill Walking Tour with US Capitol and Library of Congress
Get your chance to discover the famed Capitol Hill with an experienced personal guide who will walk with you, detailing the historical facts related to each building and landmark. In this walking tour, you’ll explore the seat of the legislative and judicial branches of the US Government and its supporting facilities, collectively known as Capitol Hill.
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission
Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this half-day history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the vibrant U Street corridor, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the MLK Memorial, plus much more.
Washington DC by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour
Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this small-group (or private) sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air, electric vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall & Stops at 10 Sites
See Washington DC’s best sites light up after dark on a 3-HourGuided Nighttime Tour of the National Mall and monuments. Listen to an entertaining narrated history of the capital city, then stop to explore the most important destinations, from moving tributes to America's 20th-century wars to inspiring presidential landmarks. Take in the White House and the U.S. Capitol building at their most picturesque and get the perfect orientation and overview of Washington, DC.
DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise
Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
DC Monuments and Capitol Hill Tour by Electric Cart
Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group or private sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Arlington National Cemetery Tour with Changing of the Guards
See the moving Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on a guided walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Be perfectly placed for good views of the moving ceremony, then continue to some of the cemetery's most important gravesites and memorials, including places dedicated to John F. Kennedy, the USS Maine, Second World War soldier Audie Murphy, and more, learning the fascinating history of the cemetery as you walk.
Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise
Enjoy delicious cuisine and live entertainment with a view of Washington, DC on this 2.5-3 hour dinner cruise along the Potomac River. On board the elegant Odyssey cruise ship, choose from one of three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms or head to the open-air observation deck to admire the view. Dine on a delicious 3-course meal, then dance the night away or see the famous sites of the nation’s capital — like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Reagan National Airport and much more under a moonlit sky.
Day or Night Grand Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8+ Sites
Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this 4-hour Half Day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings. Tour stops at 8 top Attractions including White House, US Capitol, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Nurses Memorial. Bonus: Upgrade option available at checkout for those who would like to extend their half-day city hour into an 8-hour full day guided city tour including a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this half-day historical sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Private Guided Museum Tour
Step into the past and be amazed by the natural world on this a 2-hour private guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. See some of the over 126 million artifacts housed in the museum including the Hope Diamond, Egyptian mummies, and a living coral reef. Spend time immersing yourself in the fascinating stories and objects that make up our history and come away from the museum with new knowledge.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Small Group National Mall Night Tour with 10 Top Attractions
Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
4-Hour Small Group Guided National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions
Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, half-day, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat-screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser. Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide.
Washington DC "See the City" Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour
Experience the history and scale of Washington, DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials on a Segway tour with plenty of photo opportunities. Avoid long hours of walking between destinations, and see more the city with a guided tour. Headsets insure you can hear your guide’s insightful commentary as you whizz past prominent buildings and historic sights. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to get a good overview of the city, in order to know where to explore in more depth later.
What people are saying about Washington DC Tours
DC Monuments and Memorials Night Tour"Nick couldn't have been better....knowledgeable, entertaining, friendly. Tha tour ended on time and the sites were perfect! We liked that we could charge our phones on the bus."..."
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley"Great way to see DC without walking and fighting crowds. Your guide was knowledgeable and did a great job."..."
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour"What a fabulous way to visit so many sites in a day and learn so much. It would have taken us days to do this and we would not have gotten so many facts. Our guide Evan was so knowledgeable and Maurice was a great driver. A perfect pair."..."
Private Washington DC Tour"We enjoyed the tour guide's (Cliff's) historical knowledge of the DC area. We also appreciated his flexibility as we wanted to see places that are not usually found on a standard tour. We not only saw those but a lot of other places as well. Wonderful tour!"..."
3-Hour DC Nighttime Monuments Guided Sightseeing Bus Tour"Great tour. James our tour guide was very informative. We enjoyed the tour. Found the guide helpful."..."
Small-Group Guided Tour inside US Capitol & Library of Congress"Laura was fantastic! Her energetic and enthusiastic style of imparting knowledge was engaging and entertaining. A natural teacher. We were humbled while touring the Capitol, appreciating the reverence it holds. The Library of Congress was as majestic and beautiful as any buildings in Europe. Breathtaking in form and function."..."
Best of DC Plus US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Entry"Thanks Nick for showing me most of Washington D.C. We loved it. You are the best tour guy. Thank you"..."
Washington DC Hop-On Hop-off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops"This is an enjoyable and convenient way to explore the city of Washington, DC. Our guide, Mr. Kelly, shared lots of interesting information!"..."
Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour"Liked the experience. Great narratives as you go along. And they come by pretty quickly so you do not wait long to hope on from the different stops. We really enjoyed the ride."..."
Capitol Hill Walking Tour with US Capitol and Library of Congress"Dwayne obviously loves leading this tour, and is very knowledgeable about places and history of our capitol and nation. It was a wonderful afternoon, and he told us about lots of other things we could do, too. Well worth it."..."
African-American History Tour with Museum Admission"Mr. Thomas and Dre were so thorough and about safety. It felt like I was taking a trip with a bus full of family. Please keep this momentum and team showing people around DC. Be well."..."
Washington DC by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour"Our guide was Nick and he was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable and made the entire experience wonderful. I can’t recommend this tour enough. It’s a small group so you get a personalized experience that you won’t get a the bigger bus tours. Thank you again for a wonderful evening! Great job Nick!"..."
Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall & Stops at 10 Sites"We had a Great time. Sally was our guide and she was awesome and so knowledgeable about the history of DC. Chris was our Driver and he did a great job He got us to the perfect place at the perfect time to see a amazing sunset."..."
DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise"It’s a busy day, but Sally was an excellent historian and guide, and Zuma a safe driver. It’s a great way to see all the major monuments in a few hours. Would have liked a bit more time at some sites, but still a great day!"..."
DC Monuments and Capitol Hill Tour by Electric Cart"We (including our 11 year old son and 12 year old daughter) enjoyed the tour with our guide, Chris. We'd do a similar one on a future visit."..."
Arlington National Cemetery Tour with Changing of the Guards"It was a wonderful experience and our tour guide Jim was absolutely above and beyond. The grounds were maintained so beautifully."..."
Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise"The boat staff waited for us when we were running late due to traffic. Our waitress was very nice and helpful"..."
Day or Night Grand Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8+ Sites"Our driver/tour guide was wonderful! He gave very detailed information about each of the sites. We did not feel rushed and the tour was perfect! For a short amount of time we feel we truly saw all the great DC sites."..."
Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC"First time seeing Mt. Vernon. It was a great experience. Loved the return trip through Old Alexandria. Great guide."..."
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Private Guided Museum Tour"We really enjoyed our Tour Guide Tony. Very knowledgeable, funny, and respectful. Don't forget to tip your Tour Guide..."..."
Small Group National Mall Night Tour with 10 Top Attractions"Our guide Dustin was very knowledgeable and strategic. We covered a lot in 3 hours. The night tour was hassle free and comfortable. Definitely the best way to visit Washington DC's National Mall's attractions."..."
4-Hour Small Group Guided National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions"We were on the small group tour with Steve. He did an excellent job explaining all the sights and was very knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and above and beyond to make the tour enjoyable. Erdrich was a great driver too!vistor"..."
Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour"The pacing of the tour is great. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The tour guide did a great job of waiting for others who may have lagged behind like myself lol"..."
Washington DC "See the City" Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour"We had a great time with our friends. Friendly and informative leaders, saw all the sites we wanted to see."..."
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