Day trip

Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Day trip

Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 94 per person

Get up close to all the important sites in Washington, DC — such as the U.S Capitol and the White House — on this guided 6-hour sightseeing tour. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Potomac River in the summer months.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Walk among Washington D.C. memorials with your guide
  • See the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the World War II Memorial, and more
  • Take a boat ride on the Potomac, during season
Full description
Washington D.C. has so many monuments that sightseeing can be bewildering. But on this guided sightseeing bus tour, tour guides will take you up close and personal to treasured monuments while expert drivers navigate Washington traffic. Explore history and learn important facts with your guide throughout the tour, and have a chance to get off at each of the following stops to take pictures and get a closer look: • U.S. Capitol (exterior only) • White House (exterior only) • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • World War II Memorial • The Iwo Jima Memorial (The Marine Corp Memorial) • Potomac River Cruise (included from March 25–October 15. When boat does not operate, the Jefferson Memorial will be added as a stop.) • Lincoln Memorial
  • Bus tour with guide
  • Boat ride on the Potomac (operates from March 25 to October 15)
  • Bottled water
  • Food/lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour departs from one of the corners of the National Archives Building corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street NW

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Food can be purchased at Georgetown Harbor when the boat is operating and when the boat does not operate, a visit is made to the DC Wharf so you can purchase lunch at one of the many restaurants
  • Children under the age of 3 are free on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 231 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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This 6-hour tour was just what we needed to see the sights in Washington DC. It covered all the memorials we wanted to see - The White House, Capitol and all the memorials (FDR, MLK, Korean, Vietnam, World War II, Iwo Jima and Lincoln). According to the website, a River Cruise was included up until Oct 15. We took this tour on Oct 16 and were not expecting the River Cruise. Unfortunately, this was the worst part of the tour. It was chilly on the boat and I left my sweater on the bus when we had lunch at the Harbor. From there we went right to the boat. The boat's motor was loud and we were unable to hear a single word the voice on the microphone was saying. For those reasons I did not enjoy the river cruise at all. However, if this tour includes the river cruise, wear a sweater or jacket and sit close to the announcer so you can hear what he is saying.

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March 29, 2023

We took two tours while in DC and this one was easily the better! Our guide, Vernon, was knowledgeable and fun. Shout out to him! The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. The driver, Chris, was excellent. We stopped at many well-known sites with enough time to visit. Vernon accompanied us to each and continued to share information. We were given enough time to have lunch before boarding for the river cruise which we also enjoyed. My only regret is that we had already booked our Monuments by Moonlight tour with another company. It was disappointing compared to this tour.

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March 29, 2023

The guide was very informative, but sometimes kept us on the bus or in a group while passing along information, anecdotes, etc., where the time could have been spent actually looking at the monuments/memorials. The time allowed at each stop was not always enough due to the shear size of some of the memorials/monuments. I would still highly recommend this for others -- especially if you have members in your group that aren't able to get around well, do a lot of walking, etc.

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March 29, 2023

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