Washington DC

Washington DC "Morning Monuments" Guided City Tour with Arlington Cemetery Entry

Badge of ExcellenceArlington, United States

From USD 92.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This half-day tour of Arlington National Cemetery and the monuments of Washington, D.C. highlights some of the nation's capital's top attractions. Witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and visit the grave of John F Kennedy while you listen to informative commentary and get plenty of history and context from your expert guide. This experience also includes a guided bus tour of the National Mall and stops at major landmarks like the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, White House, State Capitol building and more. This informative tour is the ideal way for first-time visitors to take in the sites and learn about the history, attractions and memorials that make Washington, DC a top destination for travelers from across the globe.
  • Half-Day National Mall Monuments Guided Sightseeing Tour with Arlington Cemetery Entry
  • See the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Travel by bus to top landmarks and monuments along the National Mall including US Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial and more
  • Gain insight and understanding from your knowledgeable guide
  • Perfect for families, history lovers and first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Half Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Arlington Cemetery Entry
  • 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour through Arlington National Cemetery
  • View the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Experience the Eternal Flame at the Grave of President John F. Kennedy
  • Stop for photos at top DC sites including the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and more
  • Transportation throughout DC aboard air-conditioned vehicle (Arlington Cemetery is walking only)
  • Professional Tour Guide that stays with you through out tour, and walks you through the sites
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Food & Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arlington Cemetery
    Arlington, VA 22209, USA

    Departure Point: Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station. As you exit the station, go to the top of the escalator and look for your tour guide in Signature tour attire. Please arrive no later than 7:45AM.

Start time

08:00 am

End point

  • Lincoln Memorial
    Washington, DC 20037, USA

    This tour ends at Lincoln Memorial. You will be able to find a taxi or ride sharing vehicle in the area. You can walk back to the Arlington Cemetery metro over the bridge which is a good walk if you prefer going to your starting point. Your tour guide can provide information.

What To Expect

Arlington National Cemetery

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

White House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended
  • Photo ID is required for all guests 16 and up at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo ID requirements can be found on Arlington National Cemetery's website.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The Arlington Cemetery portion of the tour is a walking tour and is moderately strenuous. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues or very small children.
  • Note: This tour will involve quite a bit of walking for about 2 hours and will require that people be physically fit and wear comfortable shoes. Not well suited for disabled people or people in wheelchair. It's not recommended to carry babies on this tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I highly recommend starting the tour at 8 in Arlington.
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Great Experience and AWESOME Tour Guide!
MoniqueSadoff, Sept 2022
The entire tour was amazing and our guide, Tyrone, was AMAZING! Very knowledgeable, funny and personable. He made our first trip to D.C. a positive experience...THANK YOU TY!!!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
We're happy to hear you had a great experience with US. Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. we hope to see you again. Malaak
Highly recommended
Angela_D, June 2022
Zumba was great informative. Kept the your on time. Hits many of the DC highlights. Would take it again.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you for taking the morning tour with us and liking your guide. We appreciate your feedback. Please come back again. Zuma
From California
Laura_H, June 2022
We did the 5 hour tour starting at Arlington Cemetery. Brenda greeted us and she was excellent. She gave us a quick what to expect. There’s a lot of walking but well worth it to see the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. We then hopped on the bus to see the city monuments with Vernon and Chris (driver). They were excellent! Vernon is very entertaining and knowledgeable. We had a great time!
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you for taking the Arlington and City tour. It's an enlightening tour and we're glad that you liked it. It offers you a unique peak at some memorable events. Then you hop on to take the city bus tour. Zuma
Conducted our own tour via Google
Brian_W, May 2022
Not much of a tour of Arlington Cemetery. We left the group and skipped the monument tour so we could stop by JFK, gravesite. It was only a couple minutes off the trail the tour guide was going. Tour didn’t stop by the Arlington House either.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you for being with us. We do have a schedule to serve people and we have to be on time to continue on to the DC Monuments by Day tour. 5 minutes can make a big difference. We would love to wait for you but the other guests get really upset. And We didn't have Arlington House on the tour. We only have limited time to visit some sites. like John F Kennedy gravesite and Changing the Guard. Zuma
Tyrone and Chris ROCK!
Amy_F, May 2022
We loved our guide Tyrone. Fun as can be and so very knowledgeable, Would highly recommend the pace and itinerary of this tour. Perfect number of stops and time at each one. PERFECT.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic endorsement of your driver and guide. You rock because you are the ones that make it happen. Thank you for being our guest. Zuma
Many stops, One tour!
Kandy_B, Mar 2022
Incredible city! Great tour! Thank you Tyrone! Proud to be an American! If you are visiting I recommend you take this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your raving review. It's guests like you who make the tour great! Zuma
Great tour!
Kate_L, July 2021
The cemetery and Lincoln memorial. The tour guide was amazing as well. The only down side was that they didn’t bring us back to our starting point and had to get a taxi back to our car.
A relaxing, fun way to tour DC.
Rebecca_D, June 2021
Tyrone was a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable about DC and a great photo taker. I highly recommend starting the tour at 8 in Arlington. The crowds are smaller and it’s less humid out.
Good tour, friendly tour guides
Vicki_B, Apr 2021
Our first time to DC so this tour was a great opportunity to see all the major sites. The guides were fun and informative. Cassie, our guide at Arlington Cemetery shared a lot of wonderful history. We highly recommend this tour.
Good tour, friendly tour guides
vicki, Apr 2021
Enjoyed the tour. Went on Arlington Cemetery tour with Cassie and she shared a lot of wonderful information. Bus tour was good as well. First time in DC so this was the way to see all the important sites throughout the city. We recommend this tour.
Arlington Cemetry and National Mall Bus Tour
Pioneer442722, Sept 2019
The tour was very good once we found our guide. The instructions for meeting the guide were very poor. Very confusing! We asked four people where to meet the tour guide before we actially found him. Wasn't even close to what the instructions said. They need to impprove that piece big time!! It was a frustraing start but thetour guide (Tyrone) did an excllent job. Very knowlegable and personable. Five hours was long enough. Others on our tour went for the 8 hour trip.
Fantastic tour. Guide was excellent...
Bradley S, Apr 2018
Fantastic tour. Guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. The changing of the guard was very impressive. Highly recommend this tour.
Got to see the changing of the guard...
Cassie K, Sept 2017
Got to see the changing of the guard and the wreath laying ceremony. Quite impressive. May exist - would love just a focused tour of the cemetery by itself. Was a small group so could have really good question/answer session while there. Lots of walking but so worth it!
The tour itself was great. The only...
Gerald_B, Sept 2017
The tour itself was great. The only complaint would be that when we were to meet our guide at our starting point. we were put in with a group taking an eight hour tour, ours was a five hour tour. We weren't sure how that was going to turn out. The other complaint would be is that we were dropped off at a different location a few miles from where our scheduled drop off was to take place.
The tour of the Arlington Cemetery...
TamelaO_A, Jan 2017
The tour of the Arlington Cemetery was great. On our way to the remainder of the tour the company called our tour guide and told him the remainder of the tour was canceled due to the women's march. The company refunded 110 for the part of the tour we didn't get to take so I felt like this was a fair compromise.