This 6-hour guided bus tour is an ultimate journey through historic Washington, DC, and nearby Northern Virginia. The tour transportation is provided with 2 vehicle options - closed-top luxury bus or open-top/glass-top convertible bus.
On your way to the U.S. Capitol Building, you will pass the National Archives, which houses historic U.S. documents like the "Three Charters of Freedom" -- the original Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Next in view are the Newseum, the Canadian Embassy, and the National Gallery of Art.
Emerging in sight is the U.S. Capitol, where you take in a view of the two-mile-long, panoramic view of the Smithsonian Museums - the largest museum complex in the world, and the Washington Monument - the tallest, freestanding stone structure in the world!
On your way to the White House, you pass the U.S. Botanic Garden, Grant’s Memorial, The U.S. Navy Memorial, the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice, and the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation.
When arriving at the White House, you’ll see the Executive Residence of the President and his family and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk past Lafayette Park, honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, leader of French forces.
The next stop is the National World War II Memorial. Along the way, you will see the headquarters of the American Red Cross, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Organization of American States (OAS) - representing the U.S., Canada, and 35 Latin American countries. Onward, to the Jefferson Memorial.
Once you have marveled at the Jefferson Memorial and have taken lots of photos, we will visit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011 – just across the Tidal Basin.
On the walking part of the tour, you will visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and via a nice stroll along the tree line, you will emerge in front of the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: Apr 1 to Oct 15) with your guide, who will answer any questions you might have! We'll spend some time at beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break, and after this, we re-board the bus to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial - with spectacular views of Arlington Cemetery and the Washington, D.C. landscape.
The last stop is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, which will transport you back in time to the years 1933-1945. We return to the U.S. Navy Memorial at the end of the tour.
U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING
guided outside stop
guided outside tour
WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: Apr 1 to Oct 15)
COVID-19 ENHANCED CLEANING POLICY
- BUSES CLEANED WITH EPA-REGISTERED DISINFECTANT BETWEEN EVERY TOUR
SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY
- ALL USA GUIDED TOURS EMPLOYEES TO WEAR FACE MASKS & GLOVES
- MANDATORY TEMPERATURE SCREENING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
- FACE MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVELERS (MANDATORY BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS)
- DISPOSABLE HAND SANITIZERS AVAILABLE ABOARD BUSES
- LIMITED SEATING ON BUSES FOR ADDED SPACE BETWEEN PASSENGERS
- CONTACTLESS CHECK-IN PROCESS
- REFUNDABLE CANCELLATIONS UP TO 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE (UP TO 1 HOUR WITH BOOKING INSURANCE)
This particular tour gives you two options for tour buses - a luxury climate-controlled closed-top bus or a unique small-capacity (18 pax max) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter bus with a glass-top or open-top convertible roof that can open when the weather is friendly or retract and turn into a glass-top to protect you from the weather elements.
Our luxury closed-top buses can be substituted with larger 55-passenger buses depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus.
Free Cancellation up to 24 Hours in Advance > if you cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time - a full refund will be issued
Free Cancellation up to 1 Hour in Advance With Tour Booking Insurance > if you purchase Tour Booking Insurance at $5.99 per booking, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund
Unfortunately, our shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.
Our shuttle buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. We ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour; Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.
It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. We have allowed enough time on every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures!