Washington DC

Private Washington DC Tour

Washington, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 495.00

per group (up to 5)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the best of Washington DC in just half a day—and beat the crowds—with this customized, private sightseeing tour. Pick a departure time that works best for you, meet your guide at your preferred location, and hop aboard a luxury SUV. You can see highlights like the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and much more—and will learn the stories behind the sights from your guide.
  • This private tour offers the most luxurious, flexible way to see the sights
  • Round-trip transit aboard a private, luxury SUV
  • See DC’s top sights, and customize your itinerary to suit your interests
  • Choose from multiple convenient departure times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

A professional Tour Guide from Continental City Tours will come pick your family up at the time your tour reservation at a hotel/pick up location within the Washington D.C. National Mall/Downtown or the Arlington VA area. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Please kindly understand that the reason for the pick up radius is to maximize your 4 hour tour time to dedicate to the tour itinerary/memorials and history. Your guide is the driver- he/she will explain the history, significance, and more during your tour as you drive by many important buildings such as the National Archives, FBI Headquarters, Air and Space Museum and so much more! Your family will be able to step down and walk on the external grounds of the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, explore and walk throughout the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and so much more! We are more than happy to make changes/modifications to Memorials/Monuments during your tour. If you are driving or have a car, please send us a message so we can provide you an address to park your car for free either within D.C. (weekends) or near The Pentagon (weekdays), your guide would be able pick you up and take you back to your car at the end of the tour. Thank-you. We appreciate your support!

What To Expect

White House

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Monument (Pass By)

National World War II Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial (Pass By)

Second Division Memorial (Pass By)

Lincoln Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The National Archives Museum (Pass By)

Arlington National Cemetery

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Korean War Veterans Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Air Force Memorial (Pass By)

Pentagon Memorial (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If canceled due to the weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or to a full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • There is enough space for collapsable wheelchair that can be lifted.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Are Children allowed on this tour?

A:Yes, all ages are welcome!

May 2023

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Featured review
Victor was a great tour guide. We saw everything we wanted to see around Washington DC and enjoyed his knowledge of the area. Learned some facts about DC that none of us was aware of. Highly recommended!!! Thank you, Victor, for a memorable experience for my family.


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Great tour
Terry_S, June 2023
Tom was great. He was informative and very personable. We saw a lot of different monuments and Arlington Cemetery. The whole private tour was the best and highly recommend it.
Great tour of DC
Sobi_G, June 2023
Cameron was great with 5 and 80 year olds! Nice clean SUV that fit us in comfort. Great tour overall
If you know DC this is the only way to see it
ColonelGary_C, June 2023
Exceptional experience. Brought 3 family members here that had never seen DC and dreaded having to find parking, walk half a mile and try to give a summary if what we were seeing and then repeat it half a dozen times. Mist likely would have ended in me getting frustrated and them having a poor time. Well booked a tour and Cameron was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They saw everything they wanted to with actual "curbside" drop off and pick up. Our four hours were spectacular to say the least. When my service is done in DC next year I'll most likely do it again with my wife. Five stars is the lowest rating of this service!
Perfect For Family of 5
Beth_R, June 2023
Great way to see the city while saving the frustration of parking and feet from even more steps to the DC trip. This was the only way our family of five was going to be able to visit all of these iconic monuments.
Great experience. Our...
Terry_P, June 2023
Great experience. Our guide was wonderful and we were able to see so much in such a short time!! Definitely recommend!!
Great Tour of Washington DC
Vincent_W, May 2023
Victor was a great tour guide. We saw everything we wanted to see around Washington DC and enjoyed his knowledge of the area. Learned some facts about DC that none of us was aware of. Highly recommended!!! Thank you, Victor, for a memorable experience for my family.
An Exceptional Washington DC Tour Guide
Cecilia_M, May 2023
Mark, our tour guide in Washington DC, was an absolute delight. His knowledge of the city's history was astounding and made the tour engaging and educational. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone seeking a memorable and enriching tour experience in Washington DC.
Amazing service, friendly...
Zurab_C, May 2023
Amazing service, friendly tour guide/driver. Easy to visit majority of sightseeing . Recommend to others
Amazing- great tour guide!
Lisa_G, May 2023
Arlington cemetery, the changing of the guard, learning about things from the Pentagon we wouldn’t find in a book
Our driver was awesome but very disappointed!
Bryan_B, May 2023
I first want to say that our driver (Cameron) was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. My next comment is not a reflection on him. We were very disappointed in not being able to see Arlington Cemetery and changing of the guard like it was described. We had booked a 6:00-10pm not realizing the cemetery closes at 5:00pm. We even requested by email to (Continental City tours) to see the guard change and they told us that this could be done and our driver would be informed. This was not the case and this was the main reason I booked this tour (as a Veteran myself). We still saw some great things and Cameron was great. We are just disappointed with the way this tour was advertised and what we were told by this company. So be aware if you book this trip during the evening hours.
Wwll spent four hours
Ric_S, May 2023
We enjoyed the tour guide's (Cliff's) historical knowledge of the DC area. We also appreciated his flexibility as we wanted to see places that are not usually found on a standard tour. We not only saw those but a lot of other places as well. Wonderful tour!
Tom was a great guide. ...
Joel_R, May 2023
Tom was a great guide. He brought the history to life. World War II Memorial was moving and Tom provided interesting detail about the Memorial. Would gladly recommend this tour.
Our tour guide, Jack, did...
Michael_R, May 2023
Our tour guide, Jack, did a great job of showing us around. Learned lots of interesting facts about our nation’s capital. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
Quick Trip
BRIAN_R, May 2023
Jack was great. Very knowledgeable but also really personable. Great use of our time. We had limited time and Jack packed in as much as he could and we came away with a great experience and well worth the money.
Greatest tour that I have ever taken.
Dennis_C, May 2023
Seeing all the wonderful historical monuments and the great commentary Carman gave. Fantastic 😊. Would recommend this tour to everyone.
Very Fun Tour!
Kali_G, May 2023
Melinda was a wonderful tour guide! We had a great time and were able to see so much in one day! I wish we had more time, as Arlington took a little longer than we expected, but it was a great day.
chris_j, May 2023
Tom. Our guide , was absolutely wonderful! Such a knowledgeable and professional young man I would highly recommend him to everyone!!
Melinda was ver...
Marilyn_T, May 2023
Melinda was ver knowledgeable and friendly. I would want her again. Washington is a very interesting city. Learned something’s we didn’t know.
Best tour and guide
Robin_M, May 2023
Cassie, our guide was welcoming. Her wealth of information and knowledge was amazing. Great conversation and perfect day.
Good experience
catherine_s, May 2023
Cameron was knowledgeable of the area. He was fun to talk with and drove well in traffic. Nice to have water available in the care.

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