Washington DC

4-Hour Small Group Guided National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions

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See DC Private Small Group Half Day Tour

From US$99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Explore Washington, DC's sights and landmarks on a comprehensive 4-hour tour
  • See the capital’s memorials, museums, and monuments with a small group
  • See sights like the Smithsonian Castle, the White House, the Tidal Basin and more
  • Convenient, centrally located departure point

What's Included

  • 4-Hour Guided Day Tour of Washington DC
  • Transportation from site to site
  • Tour Guide that provides commentary during tour and answers questions
  • Stop at 10 DC Attractions including White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial,
  • Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial, and Ford's Theatre.
  • Pass by top DC attractions such as FBI Headquarters, National Archives, Smithsonian Castle
  • Storage Space for Wheel Chairs - Scooters
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Grand Hyatt Washington
    1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    Meet your guide IN FRONT OF THE STARBUCKS (11th & H S Street NW) at the Washington Grand Hyatt Hotel - 1000 H Street NW. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Ford's Theatre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

White House

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Mall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Korean War Veterans Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National World War II Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Three Soldiers

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Women's Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

FBI Headquarters (Pass By)

Tidal Basin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Smithsonian Institution Building (Pass By)

National Air and Space Museum (Pass By)

National Museum of the American Indian (Pass By)

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The National Archives Museum (Pass By)

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center (Pass By)

National Museum of the American Indian (Pass By)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Pass By)

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Group Day Tours start at 9 am in front of the Starbucks at the Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW.
  • Please provide us your cell phone number. We will text you the night before your tour with your guides name and number.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Arrive 10 minutes early to check in with your guide.
  • Tour route may change due to construction or road closings.
  • If you are apart of a group booking separately please let us know if you would like to be seated in the same van.
  • We tour rain or shine.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend this tour if you need a refresher on the city, or as orientation for your first visit.
Like advertised there was water, visual aids, and cell phone chargers available.
I would recommend this tour for everyone who wants to cover major D.C. attractions in a limited time.


800 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great time
Vanessa_R, Sept 2023
Ramon was very informative and fun! Should have done a longer tour! Wanted to spend more time at a few places.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Vanessa- Ramon will be so happy to hear you had fun. Our itinerary is designed on purpose to be an overview of the National Mall-allowing about 15 minutes at 10 sites. Sounds like you wanted to stay longer at some sites. Just give us a call at 202-900-3015 and we can arrange a private tour for you. This kind of tour is any length of time, going anywhere, with pick up/drop off time and place of your choosing. We're always happy to delve deeper into the sites of our hometown. Many thanks for choosing us.
Perfect Small Group Tour
Rhonda_S, Sept 2023
Wes was great and provided just the right amount of info. Had water and chocolate on board. Good bathroom stops and the time out of van was perfect. We saw all the sites!!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
HI Rhonda- We love your review. Wes will be so happy to hear how much you enjoyed his hospitality. And, Washington DC weather was showing off for you, too- sunny and high 70's. (it's not always like this!). Thanks so much for booking your tour with us!
Small group tour is the way to go!
Kathleen_W, Sept 2023
Daniel was an amazing tour guide and driver. It was the first morning we were in DC and a great way to get see all the major sites. Definitely the day we all took the most pictures.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Kathleen- Your timing was perfect- we recommend our overview tours to visitors early in their stay so they can orientate themselves and discover what they really want to focus on. We'd love to see some of your shots! Many thanks for this amazing review of Daniel's tour and those 5 Stars!
If you like history in great detail, this is great one.
Sandy_B, Sept 2023
Walking tours Washington mall. Our guide was great. He was born and raised in the city and his name is Corey
Response from Host, Sept 2023
HI Sandy- Corey leads many of our small group tours- first we pick up guests in our small, tall roof vans then from stop to stop we get as close as legally possible and the guide at that point walks to the Memorials. We thank you for this 5 Star Review and for choosing us.
Wes was a terrific guide....
Pam_G, Sept 2023
Wes was a terrific guide. He was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Pam- We truly appreciate your leaving this review while on travel. So happy that you had a morning full of new introductions to the Mall monuments exactly when they are easiest to see- in full daylight. So happy to hear you enjoyed Wes' tour! Thanks so much for choosing us......
Amazing experience!
Ashley_B, Sept 2023
Mr. Wes was the best tour guide we have ever experienced!! Definitely will recommend him to any & everyone!!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Ashley- We love your recommendation to "any and everyone" about Wes! So happy to hear you enjoyed your Day Tour. Come back and see DC on our Night Tour - the National Mall at night is a showstopper! We appreciate your taking the time to review us while on travel and many thanks for this 5 Star review.
Exceptional 4 hour small group DC tour
Tun_P, Sept 2023
Knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly guide, Cassie made this trip exceptionally special! She took us through the entire journey and made us comfortable in record heat temperatures. At the end she gave us recommendations for lunch spots.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
We truly appreciate your exceptional review! Our temp did break 100 this week - highly unusual for DC. We're happy to hear your Day Tour went well and that Cassie took good care of you. She's lived here for many years and knows all the best places for lunch or dinner. Many thanks for the 5 Stars!
Both our guide Steve and...
Irosha_R, Aug 2023
Both our guide Steve and our driver were professional, extremely knowledgeable and catered to all 11 of us. It was a great experience for both my kids as well. I would highly recommend them.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Irosha- So happy to hear our small group tour format of the National Mall was a hit with you and your kids. We love questions and kids usually come up with some VERY good ones. Thanks so much for your high recommendation and for choosing us!
Great tour guides
Dan_H, Aug 2023
Daniel was a GREAT tour guide and was very knowledgeable about your city . Enjoyed all the sights that he shared with us.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Dan- thanks so much for leaving us this kind review especially while on travel. Daniel's family is from the DC area and he loves to welcome our guests with ALL the backstories! We appreciate your choosing us!
Highly Recommend Viator
Les_W, Aug 2023
Judy and Rich were outstanding. When other people scheduled for the tour did not show up, Judy and Viator decided to give us a personal tour of Washington, DC at no additional cost. Judy told us fascinating facts about the sites we visited or passed. Rich drove expertly through DC traffic and used his magic to find parking spots that minimized our walking. Since we were from Iowa and Maryland, Judy graciously pointed out flags or statues from those 2 states. As icing on the cake, Rich dropped us off at Union Station to catch a train back to Baltimore. We highly recommend Viator to anyone visiting Washington, DC.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
HI Les- We partner with Viator and we truly appreciate your high recommendation. Rich does have some magic power - there's always parking when he begins searching. We'll let Judy know who much you enjoyed her tour! Thanks for choosing us.
Deborah_T, Aug 2023
The guide was informative , had a sense of humor and made the 4 hour your enjoyable. I learned and appreciated all the new information about each site. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in a comprehensive tour of the sites.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
HI Deborah- your recommendation is most appreciated as are those 5 Stars. The National Mall by day is a nice slice of the real DC- with everything open for business plus seeing the monuments in daylight lets you appreciate all the detail. Thanks fir this great review!
Great tour
Elizabeth_H, Aug 2023
Korean War installation. Very powerful. The small group tour was lovely. We interacted with people from USA and Eastern Europe. Guide, Steve, was very informative.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Elizabeth- The Korean War Memorial is one of the most moving sites in the area. Glad to hear you enjoyed meeting the other guests- with a maximum of 12 there are usually a lot of questions that everyone learns from that spur more questions. Thanks so much for this great review and for choosing us!
Great D.C. memories made today!
Ami_K, Aug 2023
Our tour guides Steve & Rich had great personalities, fun, informative, know the city well. They clearly love their job! We highly recommend this small group experience vs. big bus excursion. Thx Guys from the couple from Sacramento, CA
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Guys! Your high recommendations are our best reward and many thanks for those 5 Stars, too. We love Small Groups where we can get in and out of all the monuments fast and each tour can be driven by guest questions- very different from big bus tours. Many thanks for choosing us!
Best tour guide!
Craig_M, Aug 2023
Kareem was the best tour guide! He knew so much about our Nation’s capital. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Not to mention this tour company has amazing customer service!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
HI Craig- We are all about making our guests comfortable as we interact from the very first phone call or email. Kareem is a Washingtonian and he loves to showcase his home town- all those backstories are true! Many thanks for choosing us!
Amazing experience
Chris_Z, Aug 2023
Dave was an excellent tour guide and knew all the interesting facts and history of the city. He took us to visit places we never even knew existed and made the 4 hours fly by! Highly recommend this tour company!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
DC by daylight is a bustle of activity - you can really see the city at work (with Federal worlders. motorcades, protests, etc). Plus daytime reveals all the details on the monuments & memorials. Thanks so much for this amazing review and your high recommendation.
Great way to see Washington especially if you’ve not visited before!
Katherine_J, Aug 2023
Wonderful way to see the Washington DC area from the Capitol to the Washington monument- it includes war memorials and various seats of government with the back story of many happienings…. Most enjoyable!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
HI Katherine- What a wonderful review! Those backstories are so wild - and all true. We've been a town full of political theater since our founding in 1800! Thanks so much for choosing us and for those 5 Stars, too!
Best tour of our American adventure thanks
Josephine_R, Aug 2023
Really good tour. Edrick (apologies if misspelled) our driver was excellent, safe and courteous. Our guide Judy was brilliant. She had great enthusiasm and knowledge. Loved her sense of humour. She was a great teacher, summarising often, especially at the end of the tour. Thoroughly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Joseph- Edrick really knows the ins and outs of DC traffic (it's really complex). So happy to hear you enjoyed Judy's tour and their teamwork. As residents of DC they truly understand how it all came to be! Thanks for choosing us and for those 5 Stars!
Fantastic way to spend a day!!!
Jana_F, Aug 2023
Ramon, our tour guide, literally bought each memorial to life ! He did an exceptional job at touching all the high points and it was evident that he has his own experience in this city!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Jana- Yes, Ramon has lived here all his life and loves DC. Many thanks for your kind words and for choosing us for your tour.
Super fun and convenient...
Ginnie_L, Aug 2023
Super fun and convenient tour! This is a great way to see all the monuments and sights in just a few hours.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Ginnie- That's what we are all about- fun and convenience! We are committed to take our guests to all the major monuments on the 2 mile long National Mall in a morning (or evening). Plus you get to ride in a very comfortable, air conditioned small van with expert drivers and guides to reveal all the backstories. And you don't even have to get out, if you don't want to! Many thanks for this 5 Star Review!
Exploring DC
Santa_D, Jul 2023
Dustin our driver was very friendly and and knowledgeable of all the attractions. He would even walk with us to a few and take pictures if need be of all of us. At the end he even dropped us off at a museum we wanted to spend more time at. We loved our tour. There was only 11 of us in the tour van!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Santa- Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. The Mall by day is exactly the right time to see 100% of the details on each and every monument. Dustin really knows his monuments - he's lived in DC many years and loves the history. Thanks so much for choosing us!

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