Washington DC Tour: Monuments, Capitol Hill Exploration
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Embark on a historic tour of Washington DC, exploring the iconic monuments and Capitol Hill. Visit the Mt Vernon Estate, the home of George Washington, and learn about the lives of the enslaved individuals who played a pivotal role in its functioning. Discover the charm of Old Town Alexandria on your return.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Explore the grounds of the US Capitol
  • Enjoy a season-dependent 50-60 minute Potomac River cruise included from March 26-October 16. When the cruise is not available, two additional memorials, Jefferson memorial and Eisenhower Memorial will be covered.
  • Experience the residence of the US President and their family.
  • Witness one of the Nation’s most celebrated Memorials.
  • Step inside the Lincoln Memorial for photo opportunities and a view towards the US Capitol.
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, being one of the most frequently visited memorials, will leave you with profound remembrances of our veterans.
  • The distinctly unique FDR Memorial is a sight you’ll hold onto for a long time, wait till you see this distinguished Memorial.
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial ingeniously immortalizes our national hero, making it a must-visit.
  • Admire one of our most picturesque Memorials.
  • Trek through the terrain of the Supreme Court.
  • Traverse the environs of the Library of Congress.
  • Tour the territory of the National Archives.
What's Included
  • 7-Hour Comprehensive Washington DC Guided Tour
  • Explore Capitol Hill with a 1.5-hr Walking Tour: Library of Congress, US Capitol, Supreme Court
  • Seasonal Potomac River Cruise (March 26-October 15)
  • Alternative Visit to Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials when River Cruise is Inactive
  • Tour DC’s Famous Sites via Air-Conditioned Bus: White House, Lincoln Memorial & More
  • Numerous Photo Opportunities Across Washington DC
  • Knowledgeable Tour Guide and Engaging Live Narration
  • Refreshments Provided with Complimentary Bottled Water
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Embark on a comprehensive 7-hour guided bus and walking tour of Washington DC, which includes grounds entry to the US Capitol, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, paired with city sightseeing and a seasonal Potomac River Cruise.

Your itinerary incorporates key landmarks and memorials of DC, such as the exterior of the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more. The adventure begins with an intimate 1.5-hour walking tour around Capitol Hill’s top attractions, encompassing the Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol Building’s east grounds, and the Supreme Court. Guests will gain a unique perspective of life in DC, replete with excellent photo ops and riveting backstory of this crucial segment of DC. Subsequently, guests will be shuttled to rendezvous with the rest of the party for the city excursion.

The seasonal Potomac Cruise is included for tours taking place between March 26th and October 16th during the boat’s operating months. In the event that the boat is not in service, guests will be treated to two additional memorials: the Jefferson Memorial and the Eisenhower Memorial.

  • 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.
Location
400 New Jersey Ave NW
New Jersey Avenue Northwest
Our meeting point is located at the Hyatt Regency On Capitol Hill. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to tour start. The address is: 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Chadm_g
Mar 5, 2024
Very surreal and historical - Robert was a great guide and very knowledgeable about US history. I was the only one with him on the tour so it made it even better
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P6907momarka
Oct 21, 2023
Awsome Tour! - Awsome tour, James our tour guide was very informative professional and entertaining, our bus driver Khris is a great driver, we felt very safe.
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Happiness31928
Aug 15, 2023
Awesome DC tour experience! My husband and I, along with our 3 kids ages 10-13 enjoyed every aspect of the tour! - I’d suggest this to everyone who wants to see the sights of DC without having to worry about parking and gaining knowledge!
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Tjb5100
Jul 10, 2023
Best informative tour ever. - We took a tour of all the monuments in DC and it was money well spent. James our tour guide was a treasure chest of knowledge. We were very impressed with the amount of history we learned about every monument we visited and the DC area. The seven hour went by in no time. James the tour guide along with the driver Khris were a dynamic duo. We took the day tour but would love to take the night tour with those two leading the way.
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Hoonjung_l
Jul 4, 2023
Fantastic - Trip was so great because of the tour guy. He was funny and very knowledgeable. His name was tyrone and if I had to do it again I want him.
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Coreyds1765yc
Jul 2, 2023
Great All Day Outing - What a great day! We started at Arlington Cemetery, toured 10 monuments and went for a cruise on the Potomac River. Tyrone & Chris were so great, knowledgeable, entertaining, and interactive, we highly recommend this all day outing
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Chrisaq5659jh
Jun 25, 2023
Great tour team. - James is awesome. He is a fountain. As is Kris, they make an excellent team. The memorial facts from James made the tour very interesting.
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Zeyad_a
Jun 10, 2023
Driver cris and guide... - Driver cris and guide tour Tavrroon specially was amazing so funny lively cooperative really the most reason for joy
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Megan_s
May 26, 2024
Transportation was Awful, but Mount Vernon was Amazong - Only giving this 2 stars because of Mount Vernon, not because of this tour. Mount Vernon was amazing and 100% worth the visit. This tour however was less than amazing. The tour guide drove very dangerously. I understand that city driving can be more aggressive but there were numerous times where we almost got into accidents caused by the tour guide. The driver swerved into another lane and ran a car out of that lane and almost off the road. He also honked and almost hit pedestrians. He had serious road rage and spent half the time talking about how bad all the other drivers were and honking at least 25+ times. Further we did not go to all of the sites as advertised in the tour. This tour was terrible, and not worth the dangerous driving.
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Jimmy
Jul 27, 2023
poor customer service - was told my tour operator where to park and parking lot full, which made us late, tried calling no one ever replied back do not use this company
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