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Best of Washington 1-Day Tour

Tour code: 043-742
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Depart from: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 9 Hours
  • Language: English
From USD$55

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Highlights:

Visit Washington, DC (White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial).

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Washington
  • Note: Tour stops at:
    White House (photo stop)/Smithsonian Museums/Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. /Vietnam Memorial/Korean Memorial/U.S. Capitol Building
    View from Coach:
    FBI Building/Federal Triangle/House and Senate Office Building/National Archives/Washington Monument/Grant Memorial/Willard Hotel/Freedom Plaza/Lincoln Cottage/Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception/Ford's Theatre
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Day 1 Washington

Today we will see all of the famous sights in America's capital city, such as the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, Lincoln's Cottage and the Basilica!

We will head to the White House for a phote stop. Then we will stop at these famous attractions including the Smithsonian Museums, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial and U.S. Capitol Building.

Throughout the trip, we will also have VIEWS FROM COACH/DOUBLE DECKER (Locations you will see as the motor coach is driving around and you are receiving a historical narrative from our driver guides): FBI Building, Federal Triangle, House and Senate Office Building, National Archives, Washington Monument, Grant Memorial, Willard Hotel, Freedom Plaza, Lincoln Cottage, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Ford's Theatre.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat, Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year (1/1) & President's Inauguration Day
  • The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
  • The memorial to the great Martin Luther King, Jr. on the southwest side of the National Mall was opened in 2011. It depicts Dr. King standing as a "stone of hope" carved from a "mountain of despair."
  • This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
  • This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
  • This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
  • Centered on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution is a series of museums dedicated to research and spreading knowledge. Some of the most notable Smithsonian museums are the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of American History.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • This building on the National Mall is the official headquarters and main facility of the National Archives and Records Administration. It contains the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
  • This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.
  • Built over the course of 41 years, finally completed in 1961, this Roman Catholic basilica was designed in a a predominantly New-Byzantine style.
    Opening Hours: Apr 1 - Oct 31 7:00am - 7:00pm, Nov 1 - Mar 31 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • The Ford's Theatre Museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos, and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th-century Washington, where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 4:00am, daily schedule varies
Note: Tour stops at:
White House (photo stop)/Smithsonian Museums/Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. /Vietnam Memorial/Korean Memorial/U.S. Capitol Building
View from Coach:
FBI Building/Federal Triangle/House and Senate Office Building/National Archives/Washington Monument/Grant Memorial/Willard Hotel/Freedom Plaza/Lincoln Cottage/Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception/Ford's Theatre

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Guillaume on 2017-05-29

The tour was excellent and the driver Bob who was also our guide was very knowledgeable! We had enough time to visit all the spots and I really enjoy my time. I definitely recommend this tour!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Guillaume on 2017-05-24

Really good tour. We had the time to visit each spot and the driver was very knowledgeable and very funny! I definitely recommend this tour! They even have fresh bottles of water in the bus for just $1. However, we didn't do Jefferson Memorial, Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial and the Museums.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Rose on 2015-02-06

I am so glad we booked this tour. Bob, our driver, was so informative and we learned so much about the beautiful city of Washington, DC. We took the tour on January 30, 2015 (husband, myself, daughters ages 25 & 12). It was so easy to just hop on and be given instructions - no worrying about parking or driving in circles wondering where to start. Bob was friendly and went above and beyond! Two of our guests headed in the wrong direction and Bob went to get them. I would highly recommend this tour. Be aware that there can be a bit of walking involved as well especially in the Capitol. We met the driver for the Mt. Vernon tour and he was very friendly and looked like a fun driver too.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: DILEEP on 2013-08-02

I took this tour with family on 26th July 2013. The driver/guide was Bob and he made it a very enjoyable experience for us. He was clinical, witty, polite and extremely knowledgeable. Even though all the landmarks mentioned in the programme were not covered, we have no hesitation in recommending this tour to any one who is visiting Washington DC and would like their money's worth in terms of sight seeing.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Rahul on 2013-06-21

The tour was very worth it. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour even more enjoyable.It is probably the best way to see DC and its numerous tourist attractions. Strongly recommended

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Charlene on 2013-04-06

The tour was very good with a guide who has a vast knowledge of the history of DC. If there's any thing lacking, it is the lack of time to explore each location longer.

 

Posted by: SIVA PRASAD on 2011-05-27

The tour was really good. The guide has great knowledge about DC historic landmarks. His name is Bob and he explains everything well. He is intelligent and funny too. My family really enjoyed this tour a lot. We'd love to go again.

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