Washington DC Grand Tour: Explore 8+ Historic Sites
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Embark on a half-day grand sightseeing tour of Washington DC and explore over 8 historic sites. Visit iconic landmarks like the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and more. Upgrade for a full-day tour to include a visit to Mount Vernon.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • White House - stop by north front and drive by the south front

  • Lincoln Memorial - stop and visit and talk about it

  • Jefferson Memorial - drive by and talk about it

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - drive by and talk about it

  • Bureau Of Engraving And Printing - drive by and talk about it

  • National Museum of American History - drive by and talk about it

  • The National Archives Museum - drive by and talk about it

  • Ford’s Theatre - drive by and talk about it

  • Union Station - drive by and talk about it

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - stop and visit and talk about it

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - drive by and talk about it

  • Tidal Basin - drive around and talk about it

  • Washington Monument - drive by and view from most of the stops.

  • National Mall - drive through and talk about it

  • Smithsonian Institution Building - view and talk about it

  • National Air and Space Museum - drive by and talk about it

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial - stop and visit and talk about it

  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - view it and talk about it

  • U.S. Capitol - stop by the west front and view other memorials around

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - stop and visit and talk about

  • United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center - drive by and talk about it

  • United States Botanic Garden - View at the west front of the capitol

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum - drive by and talk about it

  • DAR Museum - view and talk about it

  • FBI Headquarters - drive by and talk about it

  • Eisenhower Executive Office Building - view the north and the south side

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - stop and visit and talk about it

  • Senate and House Office Buildings - view and talk about

  • Organization of American States Headquarters Building - drive by and talk about it

  • United States Department of the Treasury - drive by and talk about it

  • American Red Cross Museum - view and talk about it

  • Freedom Plaza - drive by and talk about it

  • Ulysses S. Grant Memorial - stop and visit and talk about it

  • James Garfield sculpture - stop and visit and talk about it

  • Zero Milestone - drive by it and talk about it

  • The Ellipse - drive by and talk about it

  • Eisenhower Executive Office Building - View and talk about

  • Blair House - View at the White House stop and talk about it

  • Lafayette Square - View at the north front of the White House stop and talk about

  • Potomac River - Drive by and talk about it

  • John Ericsson Memorial - Drive by and talk about it

  • George Washington Memorial Parkway - View and talk about it

  • Constitution Gardens - View and talk about it

  • National World War I Memorial - Drive by south and the north sides of World War One memorial and Pershing park

  • Arlington Memorial Bridge & Avenue - View and talk about it

  • Air Force Memorial - View and talk about it

  • National World War II Memorial - Drive by World War Two memorial and talk about. If you are WWll Veteran and want us to stop at the memorial, please talk to the tour guide and we will stop for you at the memorial for up to 15 minutes.

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon - Select Upgrade Option at checkout to extend your Half-Day Guided DC City Tour into a Full-Day City Tour with guided visit to George Washington’s famous home, Mount Vernon.

  • National World War I Memorial - The National World War I Memorial is a national memorial commemorating the service rendered by members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the World War I Centennial Commission to build the memorial in Pershing Park, located at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. The park, which has existed since 1981, also contains the John J. Pershing General of the Armies commemorative work. In January 2016, the design commission selected the submission “The Weight of Sacrifice”, by a team consisting of Joseph Weishaar, Sabin Howard, Phoebe Lickwar, and GWWO Architects, as the winning design,[1] which is expected to be completed by 2024.[2]

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial - Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
    Located to the south of the National Mall, the national memorial is set in a park-like plaza, with large columns framing a mesh tapestry depicting the site of the Normandy landings, and sculptures and bas-reliefs arrayed in the park. Architect Frank Gehry designed the memorial and Sergey Eylanbekov sculpted the bronze statues of Eisenhower in various settings. The memorial’s tapestry artist was Tomas Osinski, and the inscription artist, Nicholas Waite Benson.
    On October 25, 1999, the United States Congress created the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, and charged it with creating “…an appropriate permanent memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower…to perpetuate his memory and his contributions to the United States.” The preliminary design proved controversial. After several years of hearings and several design changes by Gehry, final design approvals were given in 2017, when dignitaries held a groundbreaking ceremony at the four-acre site.

What's Included
  • Half-Day Day or Night Grand Sightseeing Narrated Minibus Tour of Washington DC
  • Professional Guide with Live Narration
  • Pass by historic sites including Arlington Cemetery, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, and more
  • Day or Night Tour Options available for the City Tour
  • Stop at 8 top attractions including White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial & more
  • See top Monuments, Museums and Memorials in the Capital area
  • Upgrade your tour at check out to Washington Day and Night Tour
  • Bonus: If booking travel dates in early April, travelers may be able to see Cherry Blossoms in bloom
  • Upgrade at checkout to extend your half day city tour into a full day tour to include Mount Vernon
What's Not Included
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Additional Information

The Semi-Day Extensive Sightseeing Expedition of Washington DC is your top-tier tour to view all the landmarks, museums, and memorials situated in the Capital region. This tour package is intricately curated for newcomers or regular visitors looking for a wholesome impression of the city. Enjoy a 4-hour live, conveyed by bus, tour narrative by a seasoned and informed guide. We’ll pass by numerous historical sites such as the Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court, Washington Monument, National Archives, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to disembark at 8 significant DC landmarks.

Visit 8 Landmarks:
• White House (Southern Front exterior for photos)
• US Capitol
• Franklin Roosevelt Memorial
• Martin Luther King Memorial
• Lincoln Memorial
• Korean War Memorial
• Vietnam Memorial
• Nurses Memorial

Bonus: If you wish to prolong your semi-day city tour into a full day tour, we have an upgrade option available at checkout that includes a trip to Mount Vernon.

Location
Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill
New Jersey Avenue Northwest
Departure Point: Please meet Zohery Tours Bus in front of the main entrance of the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001 Directions: Three blocks from Union Station Metro
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Suraya_k
Apr 7, 2024
Great executive summary of Washington DC! - Great tour viewing the highlights of Washington DC. The guide also provided some fun facts and interesting information about the monuments we visited. It was very educational.
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Josh_s
Apr 4, 2024
Great tour - The tour guide was very informative. He provided enough time in between stops to see the monuments and historical landmarks.
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Robert_j
Apr 2, 2024
DC tour - Cole our guide was very knowledgeable punctual I truly enjoyed my tour I f our nation capital, definitely bringing my family back next time
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John_y
Mar 29, 2024
Simply Amazing - Our tour guide made the experience very fun and his explanation of history behind the various sites included in the tour were eye opening. Washington DC is a very nice place and I will definitely visit again
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Rita_o
Mar 25, 2024
The tour guide was very... - The tour guide was very knowledgeable and masterfully guided us through memorable sites in DC. The quiz after every stop was an excellent strategy that enhanced learning. Thank you!
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Yanileysi_b
Mar 22, 2024
D.C. at night is gorgeous! - We loved our night tour!!!! Very informative and we learned so much about our capital! Our guide was fun and very thoughtful! Thank you ☺️
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Gerard_r
Apr 6, 2024
Good tour, gives you a good overview of the historical places, then you can decide which ones to return to - Dr. Ali Zohery has a lot of knowledge about the history of the city and shares it during the entire trip, so you learn a lot about Washington and the history of the US in a short time. The tour covers the all the major monuments + the Capitol building, the White House, a trip down the national mall so you can see the Smithsonian museums. It's a good tour to do at the beginning of your trip, so that you can decide which places to return to. Unfortunately, you cannot drive uop to the Jefferson Memorial nor the MLK memorial so you have to walk across the avenue if you want to see those.
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Melodee_w
Mar 26, 2024
Good Overview of DC - Our guide Ali was very knowledgeable about DC and even had fun little quizzing between stops to make sure we were paying attention!
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Katherine_s
Apr 9, 2024
We wish there was a recorded narrative - The tour itself was nice because you don’t have to drive yourself around the part we missed out on was all of the narrative because we could not understand our tour guide because of his extremely thick accent. He was a very nice man, and I think very well educated, but since we couldn’t understand anything, he was saying it was just very very difficult to figure out what we were supposed to do and any of the history that was talked about
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Sue_c
Mar 21, 2024
Bad deal! - The day tour guide was very knowledgeable and had some great information. The tour guide to Mt. Vernon was horrible. Very little information, brusque manners. While dropping one group off at the Hard Rock (not the departure site), he practically dumped us off at a random corner saying we were halfway to our drop off site. We had told him four times to take us back to the end. My husband has a bad hip and is a reluctant walker, especially after walking around Mt. Vernon. We finally just got off the bus instead of arguing with him and had to get a taxi back to our hotel. Truly an awful experience.
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