Washington DC Landmarks Tour: Monuments and River Cruise
951 Ratings
Discover the iconic landmarks of Washington DC on a 6-hour tour. Visit the Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, White House, and more. Enjoy a scenic river cruise along the Potomac River or explore the Jefferson and Eisenhower Memorials. Don't miss this immersive experience!
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • White House - You will see the outside of the White House.
  • Jefferson Memorial - You will visit the Jefferson Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.
  • Lincoln Memorial - You will walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - You will get to see the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall with all the history and view the names.
  • Vietnam Women’s Memorial - A stop which pays homage to our Women in Vietnam.
  • U.S. Capitol - Visit the outside of our US Capitol.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - One of our newest and most liked Memorials.
  • National World War II Memorial - You will want to take lots of pictures at this memorial. Lots of gorgeous fountains.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - You will love this memorial which pays homage to one of our most famous people that fought for our rights, Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Potomac River - Seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is also included with your tour (seasonally, approximately April - mid October). During the months the ferry is not operating, you will be able to visit Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial - You will visit the Eisenhower Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.
What's Included
  • Lunch at Georgetown Washington Harbor (alternative at DC Wharf)
  • 6-hour detailed DC sightseeing tour with a professional guide
  • Visit over 10 iconic locations & memorials including Capitol & White House
  • Enjoy a seasonal river cruise or explore Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials
  • View 100+ DC landmarks and memorials during the tour
  • Exclusive bonus stops at Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials on select dates
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Drinks (stop for lunch on own during tour)
  • NOTE: Hotel pickup or Drop-Off is not provided. Please plan accordingly.
Additional Information

Join us for a 6-hour exploration of Washington DC’s major landmarks on an upscale touring bus led by a knowledgeable guide who will provide comprehensive comments. You’ll visit key sites like the White House, the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, US Capitol Building, and Lincoln Memorial. In total, over 100 sites will be observed, with opportunities to stroll around more than 10 of these locations with your guide, who will share intriguing history and little-known trivia about the country’s capital. Additionally, please be prepared for a special boat trip down the Potomac River that departs from the historic Georgetown. When the boat service isn’t running, we’ll substitute with visits to Jefferson and Eisenhower Memorials.

Highlight Attractions:
• US Capitol Building
• Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
• WWII Memorial
• Lincoln Memorial
• Presidential residence - The White House
• FDR Memorial
• Vietnam War Memorial
• Korean War Memorial
• US Air Force Memorial
• Iwo Jima Memorial
• Boat trip along the Potomac River
• Jefferson Memorial (only during off-peak season, when Potomac cruise is unavailable)
• Eisenhower Memorial (only during off-peak season, when Potomac cruise is unavailable)

  • Boat ride of Potomac River is seasonal (March 26 - October 16). When the boat is not operating, you will visit the Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead
  • There will be standing and walking during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as much of the tour is outdoors. DC can be very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Umbrellas and layers are recommended.
  • If you purchase an additional tour or ticket: Please ask your tour guide or driver for your upgrade when being checked in.
  • All purchases of packages are final. Tickets are not refundable or transferable. Cannot be exchanged for another ticket. Only refundable in the event the site is closed.
800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Bus stop is located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the corner of 9th Street NW and close to the National Archives building. There will be sign on a pole with Signature Tours next to a bench. Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM. The address is 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC 20004
Cancellation Policy

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

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May 28, 2024
Great first day in DC - This was the perfect first day of our visit to DC. Tyrone & the driver, Chris, were great. We were able to get an overview & stop at some of the top places. We did not feel rushed. The lunch stop at National Harbor & the boat trip on the Potomac River topped off the trip. I would recommend this tour to all to get an overview of the sites.
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May 27, 2024
Best day of sightseeing in DC! - We had a wonderful experience seeing the sights of Washington DC and learning from our fabulous tour guide. This tour was well worth it! The staff had to modify the tour due to holiday-related traffic and road closures but they ensured that we were able to see, learn, and experience as much as possible. They even extended the tour to compensate for the time spent in traffic. We will be talking about this tour for years to come and would highly recommend to anyone who has a limited number of days for sightseeing in Washington DC.
Review provided by Viator
May 27, 2024
Great, fast paced tour - Kris (driver) and James (tour guide) were both great! Kris knew what areas of town to avoid as it was Memorial day and lots of streets were closed & very busy; James is a pervious history professor so he was a wealth of knowledge and very funny! You will see a learn a lot on this tour! Don't expect to remember it all lol. It's great not to have to think about driving, parking, or traffic and just relax and listen to the guides. You'll learn things from the locals you wouldn't learn if you just go on your own.
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May 27, 2024
Great experience to see so much! - James was great and very knowledgeable. Best to stay with him if you want to hear a lot. For first timers to DC, it was perfect. If you want to wander on your own, probably not the best option as each place has a time limit. Chris, our driver, was also excellent navigating DC during a holiday weekend. Would highly recommend for first time visitors.
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May 26, 2024
Best DC Tour Ever - Everything was excellent! The Tour Guide was very knowledgeable. The driver was excellent as well. I would highly recommend Signature Tours to every & anyone of all ages.
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May 23, 2024
Long but Fun Day - Tyrone was a superb guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and made our day enjoyable with lots of laughter mixed in with facts. Highly recommend!
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May 21, 2024
Best tour in DC - Chris, our driver, and Dave, our guide were awesome! It was a full day of visiting the sights, Dave was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Our group was about 20, so it moved along well. The river tour at the end capped a very good day. We couldn't have seen and learned as much on our own. A must do when in DC!
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May 18, 2024
Excellent - A comprehensive and complete tour of the monuments. Tyrone the guide was extremely helpful and answered all the questions. The tour bus had plenty of water and the driver was punctual and helpful.
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
Great tour of sites - Mostly enjoyed the tour with the driver and guide doing their jobs very well but was disappointed because it wasn’t clear the we would not enter any of the Smithsonian cites. Lunch was planned very late for our needs, but thank you to Tyrone and Chris for a good experience.
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May 20, 2024
Enjoyable - MLK AND FDR MEMORIALS Could not hear the tour guide when he was walking and talking. It was a big group and with his umbrella covering his head you could not tell if he was talking or not unless you were right on his side or in front of him. There was no way that everybody could hear him due to the size of the group. Obviously not everyone can be right next to him. I think head sets should have been supplied.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024