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Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

From US$ 89 per person

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

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Duration 6 hours
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6 hours
  • US Navy Memorial Plaza

  • United States Capitol, Washington DC (photo stop)

  • White House, Washington (sightseeing)

  • World War II Memorial, Washington DC (photo stop)

  • Jefferson Memorial (photo stop)

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (photo stop)

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (photo stop)

  • Korean War Memorial Park (photo stop)

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington (photo stop)

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (photo stop)

  • Georgetown Waterfront Park (lunch)

  • Potomac River (boat cruise)

  • US Navy Memorial Plaza

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Get the best views of the city from a glass-top or open-top convertible bus
  • Discover all the historic highlights explained by an expert guide
  • Enjoy guided walks at important monuments
  • Marvel during the tour of the beautiful Tidal Basin
  • Experience a boat cruise and lunch on the waterfront in the summer
Full description

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day-tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Board your glamourous, climate-controlled, panoramic bus at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Head to all the major highlights of regular sightseeing tours and enjoy a lunch break and an opportunity to travel through the Tidal Basin.

Learn about some of the most fascinating landmarks in the USA, including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, and National Archives, plus breathtaking memorials of Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt.

After lunch, summer brings the opportunity for a boat ride through Georgetown and the DC Waterfront. In winter, this Washington bus tour culminates with a visit to the Pentagon and several more fascinating war memorials.

During your tour learn from your live tour guide who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Your guide will educate you on the important details of each monument.

From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River. The full itinerary of this tour includes:

• Jefferson Memorial • U.S. Capitol Building • FDR Memorial • World War II Memorial • Iwo Jima Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Martin Luther King Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • White House • Korean War Memorial

  • Transportation by bus
  • 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River (March-September only)
  • Live commentaries
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the United States Navy Memorial

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The river cruise is seasonal and only operates from March to September
  • Please note that live tour guide narration is provided in English only
  • An upgrade option for this tour is conducted with a luxury glass-top or open-top convertible bus led by a driver/guide
  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 285 reviews

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Guide was excellent! Tour went smooth from stop-to-stop. Only one thing, the White House and Capital stops were not great. We stopped on North side of White House near helicopter landing and Capital stop was on the other side of pond far from Capital. But outside of this, my guest ( my sister from AZ) had an excellent experience.

August 23, 2022

Our tour guide and driver were excellent! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and she kept things moving without rushing us through. We saw all the major monuments and learned interesting details about each one. The bus was extremely nice and clean with leather seats and air conditioning. Unlimited cold waters were provided on the bus as well. My only complaint was the scenic river cruise portion. Big disappointment. The audio on the boat was messed up and cut in and out for the first part of the cruise when finally they just turned it off completely. We sat in complete silence for most of the hour and did not learn anything about what we were seeing. It was hot and no waters were provided, although there was a bar onboard to purchase drinks. I would definitely recommend taking this bus tour but without the cruise part unless you can appreciate your surroundings without information.

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August 12, 2022

The tour of the major monuments and sights in Washington, D.C. was outstanding overall. History is there for us to learn from it, and the tour guide Josh really enlightened my wife and me. The monuments exist to remind us so that we don't most likely repeat it. Overall, the experience was superb. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend USA Guided Tours to anyone planning on visiting the nation's capitol.

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August 5, 2022

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