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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Combine the many highlights and landmarks of Washington DC in a single-day bus and walking tour. With a guide to accompany you and distill the importance of each sight, you'll feel well-informed rather than overwhelmed over the tour time. Highlights include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the White House, and a cruise on the Potomac River, among other important DC attractions.
Highlights
  • Travel via climate-controlled coach, eliminating the hassle of driving
  • See the top Washington DC sights in single day with ease
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through your guide's commentary
  • Potomac River cruise included (seasonal) for a view from the water
What to Expect
Make your way to the United States Navy Memorial in Marine Park, where you'll meet your guide and group for your tour. Climb into an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a well-organized tour of the capital city’s highlights. Head past top sights such as Freedom Plaza, the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and White House. Listen to engaging narrative on each landmark. Disembark and head out on guided walks at certain spots, including the the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the US Capitol building. You'll get the chance to see these monuments up close and snap photos. In season (March 15 to October 16), the tour includes a boat cruise on the Potomac River; lunch is available for purchase on board. Off season, the tour stops at Fashion Centre in Pentagon City for free time and lunch (own expense). After a full day of sightseeing, you'll return to your departure location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • Professional guide
  • On-board narration
  • 1-hr river cruise, seasonal (operates March 15 - October 6)
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11USD)
  • Entry/Admission - L'Enfant Plaza
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DC was so moving The history is so amazing Be aware that you cant get anywhere in a hurry bc of all the people, and there is a lot of walking But DC is a must do !!!
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We had a great time taking the all day Washington DC tour. Our tour guide was really funny and made the tour enjoyable. Most attraction were covered and the timing was just perfect. Highly recommended.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority. Its guests like you that makes our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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Jamal was just fantastic! His knowledge and professionalism were both amazing!! Would recommend the 6 hour. Our drive was awesome also! Always right there to greet us with a smile. We toured on 10/9.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing about your great experience! It is always good to hear that we are maintaining our high standards and providing a unique and entertaining tour. Jamaal is one of our best and we will be sure to pass along your compliments. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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This is the tour to take if you want to see a lot of the essential DC sights and you don't have much time, or if you want an overview before you pick favorites to explore in greater depth. We had only one day, so this tour was a natural, and it satisfied our needs perfectly.
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This tour hit all of the sites on our list except Arlington Cemetery. We had enough time to walk around and take some photos. What really made the tour special was our guide (Josh) and driver (Thomas). They were fantastic! Josh has a wealth of knowledge about the city, history,
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  • Duration: 6h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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