DC Day Bus Tours by USA Guided Tours | Award-Winning DC Tours

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GUIDED DAY BUS TOUR

  • 79/59 Adults/Children
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • LIVE TOUR GUIDE NARRATIVE
  • CLIMATE-CONTROLLED BUSES
  • OPEN TOP OR CLOSED TOP BUS
  • AWARD-WINNING!
  • BOAT CRUISE INCLUDED!

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.

Luxury Buses

CLOSED-TOP BUS

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED LUXURY TOUR BUS
WASHINGTON, DC BUS TOURS

OPEN-TOP BUS

OPEN-TOP OR GLASS-TOP CONVERTIBLE TOUR BUS

U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL

START/END

U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING

guided outside stop

WHITE HOUSE

guided outside tour

WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

guided stop

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL

guided stop

FDR MEMORIAL

guided stop

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL

guided stop

KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL

guided stop

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

guided stop

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

guided stop

GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT PARK

BOAT CRUISE

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

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • REFUNDABLE CANCELLATIONS UP TO 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE (UP TO 1 HOUR WITH BOOKING INSURANCE)

We use 35-passenger luxury tour buses for our daily mixed tour groups. Private tours are scheduled on our 15-passenger mini coach buses and vans. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus. We reserve the right to substitute our small-capacity tour buses with larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

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!

We have some pickup services available from selected hotels only. Please contact your concierge or call our customer service line at +1 202-733-7376.

  • - 2 HOURS
  • $54/44
    per ADULT/CHILD
  • 10 AM - 2 PM

  • ALL PREVIOUS STOPS

  • -

  • No Boat Cruise
  • + 1.5 HOURS
  • $89/69
    per ADULT/CHILD
  • 8:30 AM - 2 PM

  • ALL PREVIOUS STOPS

  • +

  • U.S. Capitol Building (Inside Tour)
  • -

  • No Boat Cruise
  • + 1 HOUR
  • $109
    per ADULT/CHILD
  • 10 AM - 5 PM

  • ALL PREVIOUS STOPS

  • +

  • Lunch (included in the tour price)
  • National Archives Bldg (Inside Tour)
  • Coming Soon - U.S. Capitol Bldg (Inside Tour)
  • Boat Cruise
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