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WASHINGTON, DC DAY TOURS

FULLY GUIDED - LUXURY BUSES - AWARD-WINNING

4 HOURS

6 HOURS

  • DISCOVER DC

    $84/74

    All Previous Stops

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    Boat Cruise (Mar 15 to Oct 15)

7 HOURS

  • BEST OF DC - VIP

    $99

    All Previous Stops & Boat Cruise

    +

    The National Archives Building (inside tour)

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE TOUR

Stand exactly where Civil Rights heroes and icons stood, and changed the history of our nation!
  • 3.5 Hours
  • 10 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 89/79

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA AND MOUNT VERNON TOUR

Take a guided tour of two of the most popular destinations in the Washington, DC area and prepare yourself to be wow'd!
  • 5 Hours
  • 10 AM - 3 PM
  • 84/74

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY TOUR

Experience a narrated trolley tour of the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia!
  • 6 Hours
  • 10 AM - 4 PM
  • 79/69

GLASS-TOP OR OPEN-TOP CONVERTIBLE BUS TOUR

Enjoy the best panoramic views of Washington, DC in a luxurious glass-top or open-top convertible tour bus!
  • 6 Hours
  • 10 AM - 4 PM
  • 94/84

DC AT DUSK

See all the attractions and monuments DC has to offer at night with fully guided Washington, DC evening tour!
  • GLASS-TOP OR OPEN-TOP BUS
  • 3 Hours
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • 58/48+

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR

The magic of the holidays comes to life on stunning illuminated holiday tours of Washington, DC this holiday season!
  • 3 HOURS
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • 64/44

DC DRINKING TOUR

Prohibition in the USA is often associated with the Windy City, immortalized through American cinema, but let’s raise a glass to Washington, DC, shall we?
  • 3 HOURS
  • 6 PM - 9 PM
  • 75

CHECK OUT OUR new GLASS-top OR OPEN-TOP convertible bus tour!

Enjoy the best panoramic views of Washington, DC, National Harbor, MD and Old Town, Alexandria in a luxurious glass-top or open-top convertible tour bus!

DC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (4 HOURS)

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

  • EXPERTLY GUIDED
  • LUXURY TOUR BUSES
  • AWARD-WINNING
Your sightseeing journey of Washington, DC begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial, located in the heart of the capital, halfway between the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building.

On your way to the U.S. Capitol Building (first stop), you will pass the National Archives, which houses historic U.S. documents - 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 will 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 will 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, as well as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk past Lafayette Park, honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, leader of French revolutionary forces.

Next, we stop at the National World War II and Korean War Memorials, and 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 our next stop - the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011 – located just across the Tidal Basin.

On the walking portion of the tour, you will ascend the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to observe the world-famous statue of America’s 16th president. Next is a 5-minute stroll to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, followed by the visit to Thomas Jefferson Memorial. We end the tour back at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

 

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STARTS/ENDS

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...
Stop

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
Stop

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
Stop

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
Stop

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
Stop

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...
Stop

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
Stop

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
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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
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

DISCOVER DC TOUR (6 HOURS)

DC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (4 HRS) + BOAT CRUISE + LUNCH BREAK (not included in price) + CHOICE OF GLASS-TOP OR OPEN-TOP BUS!

  • 84/74 ADULTS/CHILDREN
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • LIVE TOUR GUIDE NARRATIVE
  • CLIMATE-CONTROLLED BUSES
  • GLASS-TOP OR OPEN-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

GLASS-TOP OR OPEN-TOP BUS

CONVERTIBLE GLASS-TOP OR OPEN-TOP 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)

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!

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.

Tour-takers tend to appreciate trips with USA Guided Tours for their knowledgeable guides and the frequent stops for photos at D.C.'s must-see sights!

BEST OF DC - VIP TOUR (7 HOURS)

DC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (6 HRS) + BOAT CRUISE + RESERVED ENTRANCE INTO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING

  • DELIGHT IN RESERVED ENTRANCE INTO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING

  • BOAT CRUISE INCLUDED (MAR 15 - OCT 15)

  • PREMIUM GUIDED BUS TOUR WITH LIVE TOUR GUIDE NARRATIVE & AMAZING PHOTO OPS

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 7 HOURS
  • 99 AD/CH
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START/END

US Navy Memorial Plaza

U.S. Navy Memorial

The tour starts and ends at the US Navy Memorial Plaza

GUIDED STOP (OUTSIDE ONLY)

White House (outside only)

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

GUIDED STOP - OUTSIDE ONLY

U.S. Capitol Building (outside only)

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

GUIDED STOP

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

GUIDED STOP

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

GUIDED STOP

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

1-HR GUIDED BOAT CRUISE

Potomac River Cruise

Boat Cruise

For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: April 1 to October 15) with your guide, who will answer any questions you might have!

GUIDED STOP

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

GUIDED STOP

Korean War Memorial

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. Read more...

GUIDED STOP

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

GUIDED STOP

FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial

Tracing the twelve-year window of history of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency this memorial covers 7.5 acres of land overlooking the Tidal Basin. ... read more

GUIDED STOP - INSIDE TOUR

The National Archives Building

The National Archives Building and Museum | USA Guided Tours


Delight in reserved entrance into the National Archives Building!


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IMPORTANT NOTE

The United States Capitol Building is currently closed to the public. Guests will be able to view the exterior building and grounds. However, entry is not included until further notice from the Architect of the Capitol and United States Capitol Visitor Center.

Your VIP experience begins at US Navy Memorial.

Your next stops are the White House, the United States Capitol grounds, and the National World War II Memorial. Along the way, you will see the Canadian Embassy, the National Gallery of Art, the headquarters of the American Red Cross, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Organization of American States (OAS)—just to name a few sites. Onward, to the Jefferson Memorial.

Once you have marveled at the Jefferson Memorial, we will visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial just across the Potomac Tidal Basin.

On the walking segment of the tour, you will stop by 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 Memorial.

For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: April 1 to October 15) with your guide, who will answer any questions you might have. Guests have their choice of lunch options (cost is not included in the tour price) at the newly renovated L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC!

Second to the last stop is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, which will take you back in time to the years 1933-1945.

For the final stop, we’ve arranged reserved access to the National Archives Building!


  • Tour Departure Times Are Subject to Change Due to Local Traffic Conditions
  • Please Arrive at the Meeting Point No Later Than 9:30 AM For Check-In
  • The United States Capitol Building is currently closed to the public. Guests will be able to view the exterior building and grounds. However, entry is not included until further notice from the Architect of the Capitol and United States Capitol Visitor Center.

 

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.

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


AWARD-WINNING WASHINGTON DC BUS TOURS

Expertly Guided

Get accompanied by expert Washington, DC tour guides who will provide you with a comprehensive and more intimate sightseeing experience.

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Luxury Buses

Our guided DC bus tours are conducted with luxury tour buses that are climate-controlled and offer a safe, comfortable, and pleasant touring experience.

AWARD-WINNING WASHINGTON DC BUS TOURS

Award-Winning

Join us today on our award-winning DC tours - recipients of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Travelers’ Choice Award, and the Gold Trusted Service Award!

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