DC Highlights - Washington DC Day Bus Tour by USA Guided Tours


Perfect for those short on time, this speedy National Mall tour gets you to all the important landmarks of the city in just one afternoon!

  • 4 HOURS
  • $59/49
  • 10 AM - 2 PM

  • All the crucial sights of the capital in four hours
  • Significant stories that form the fabric of USA society
  • A walk to see the White House and poignant memorials
  • Beautiful views from our comfortable, cutting-edge buses

Capitalize on your time in the capital with this whistle-stop city tour of Washington DC. Board one of our luxury buses at the U.S. Navy Memorial before cruising past the National Archives to the U.S. Capitol Building. Your guide can give you the lowdown on all the important documents housed inside, from the original Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Take in incredible views of the two-mile-long Smithsonian Museum and imposing Washington Monument, which is the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs with stops at the White House and Lincoln Memorial, where you can climb the stairs to see the famous statue of America’s 16th President. You’ll also get an informative guided walk around the beautiful WW2 Memorial.


U.S. Navy Memorial

US Navy Memorial Plaza

The tour starts/ends at U.S. Navy Memorial - honoring those who have served or are currently serving in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marine. See it on the map...

U.S. Capitol Building (outside)

Capitol Building | Best of DC VIP Bus Tour

The United States Capitol Building is the center around which Pierre L’Enfant designed the layout of the streets around Washington, DC ... read more

White House (outside)

White House Washington DC

Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House is the main residence of the President of the United States ... read more

World War I Memorial

World War I Memorial

Honoring the 4.7 million Americans who served their nation in World War I, including 116,516 who made the supreme sacrifice.

World War II Memorial

WWII Memorial at Day Time | USAGT DC

The National World War II Memorial is dedicated to both the civilians and armed forces serving during World War II ... read more

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Carved in memory of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the memorial is located on four acres of land near the Tidal Basin ... read more

The Iwo Jima Memorial

The Marine Corps War Memorial

The Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the US Marine Corps War Memorial, is located near Arlington Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillion in Arlington Virginia ... read more

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial | Discover DC Bus Tour

Dedicated in 1922, Lincoln Memorial houses the seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln inside a large Greek Temple made out of Yule marble ... read more
Closed (under renovation)

Korean War Memorial - Closed (under renovation)

Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

Located on the south end of the Reflecting Pool, on the National Mall, the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial was dedicated in 1992 by President George W. Bush and the construction was overseen by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board and the American Battle Monuments Commission. The monument is currently closed for planned renovations. Read more...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Located in Constitution Gardens, next to the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all of those in the armed services that died during the war in Vietnam and South East Asia ... read more

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial | DC Day Bus Tour

Dedicated to the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, the memorial rests in the heart of the Tidal Basin ... read more

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.

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.

  • 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

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  • $84/74
  • 10 AM - 4 PM


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  • Boat Cruise
  • $99
  • 10 AM - 5 PM


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  • National Archives Bldg (Inside Tour)

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