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4-Hour Small Group Guided National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions
Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, half-day, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat-screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
Best of DC Plus US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Entry
Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol Building, the home of Congress. Then see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more. End your tour with a visit to the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display.
Small Group Tour of DC with Reserved National Archives Entry
See the National Archives and Washington DC landmarks on a full-day guided tour in a climate-controlled custom mini bus offering a glass roof and panoramic views. Take in the sites along the National Mall, pass the White House and a series of iconic presidential and war memorials and visit the National Archive. This DC tour ends at the National Archive and offers a thorough introduction to the city’s highlights.
Washington DC City Guided Tour in Private Luxury Vehicle
Explore Washington DC’s most notable sites on this personalized excursion. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your guide's commentary is based on your interests. Some spots you might want to stop by include the Capitol Building, the White House, the Vietnam Memorial, and the FBI Building.
DC Monuments and Capitol Hill Tour by Electric Cart
Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group or private sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Washington DC Hop-On Hop-off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops
Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more. Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select a 1- or 2-day pass, according to your schedule.
Day or Night Grand Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8+ Sites
Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this 4-hour Half Day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings. Tour stops at 8 top Attractions including White House, US Capitol, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Nurses Memorial. Bonus: Upgrade option available at checkout for those who would like to extend their half-day city hour into an 8-hour full day guided city tour including a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Explore the vast Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC at a pace that suits you on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With trolleys departing regularly, you can hop off at any of the stops, including the US Marine Corps War Memorial, the US Coast Guard Memorial, and the Eternal Flame. Listen to an onboard guide share the history of Arlington and the significance of the memorials, monuments, and burial sites that you pass.
DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise
Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided walking and riding sightseeing tour around the nation’s capital. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. See and learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. Includes a seasonal Potomac River cruise.
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
What people are saying about Layover Tours in Washington DC
4-Hour Small Group Guided National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions"I booked a tour of Washington, DC with the Viator yesterday. The tour was very good. Our guides Steve and Edrick made the tour very pleasant. I will continue to use Viator Tours for all my future travels. Zari"..."
Best of DC Plus US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Entry"One of the best tours I've ever taken our tour guide was very good 100 stars for nic Took his time and showed us all the sites"..."
Small Group Tour of DC with Reserved National Archives Entry"Small group, easy to enjoy the tour and guide was fun and informative! Great way to get an overview of a great city!"..."
Washington DC City Guided Tour in Private Luxury Vehicle"Great way to start our trip in DC! Our tour guide, Tunde, was helpful and flowed with our family. Our kids were so excited to see ALL the sites so quickly after settling in. Perfect way to see it ALL quickly and without stress."..."
DC Monuments and Capitol Hill Tour by Electric Cart"Reggie was so knowledgeable and really personalized the tour for us. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it!"..."
Washington DC Hop-On Hop-off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops"We dame from Florida and we highly recommend this Old Trolley tour. It was great and very convenient."..."
Day or Night Grand Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8+ Sites"Our driver/tour guide was wonderful! He gave very detailed information about each of the sites. We did not feel rushed and the tour was perfect! For a short amount of time we feel we truly saw all the great DC sites."..."
Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour"Hop on Hop off is a great way to orient to the city. Highlights of major areas of interest with the ability to revisit those sights you would like to explore in more detail."..."
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour"Like most, the changing of the guard was a touching experience. However, witnessing a full Army marching band funeral procession touched the heart with chills. A very beautiful and sad place to witness. God bless those that RIP!"..."
DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise"Great tour guide and bus driver. The tour had many stops around DC. Very enjoyable. Tons of walking."..."
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour"Dion 13 was super knowledgeable. He prepped us on what was to happen and how to keep on time. He knew extra quirky information and was entertaining. Van was cool and comfy. We were so glad we took this tour!"..."
Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley"It was a great trip. Everyone coming to DC should start their vacation with this tour. We loved doing the moonlight tour. The monuments were beautiful. Stacie was an excellent driver."..."
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