Washington DC

Glass-Top or Open-Top Convertible Bus Tour of DC

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From USD 99.00

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


Make the most of your trip to the US national capitol with this 3.5-hour SkyVue convertible tour of the Washington DC area. From the comfort of a SkyVue vehicle, take in panoramic views as you drive to some of the most well-known spots on America’s east coast. Stop to explore the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, US Marine Corps War Memorial, and US Air Force Memorial. Plus visit Maryland’s National Harbor, and choose to take a ride on the 180-foot (54.9-meter) Capitol Wheel (own expense).
  • 3.5-hour SkyVue convertible van tour of the Washington DC area
  • Stop to take photos of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial
  • Stroll down the waterfront at the National Harbor in Maryland
  • See the giant Ferris wheel, Capitol Wheel
  • Visit Alexandria, and learn about it’s colonial history while you admire its present-day architecture
  • Spend time at the US Marine Corps War Memorial and US Air Force Memorial
  • Enjoy bottled water onboard your vehicle

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by glass-top or open-top, convertible tour bus
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide/Driver
  • Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: April 1 to October 15)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • US Navy Memorial Plaza
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    Starts/Ends at U.S. Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet in front of the US Navy Memorial a few minutes before 10am for this 3.5-hour SkyVue convertible van tour of the Washington DC area. Board a SkyVue convertible Mercedes-Benz van, and get ready for your guide to show you around the US east coast.

Your first stops on this tour are at the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial. Enjoy photo opportunities as you pass through the National Mall, before continuing on to Maryland’s National Harbor. At the National Harbor, take a stroll along the waterfront or take a ride on the Capitol Wheel (own expense).

Next up is a visit to Alexandria in Virginia. Keep your eyes peeled as you drive across the Potomac River. Listen to stories of the colonial history of Alexandria from your guide.

Your last stops of the day are at the US Marine Corps War Memorial and US Air Force Memorial. Your tour lets you go at the place your tour began — the Us Navy Memorial.

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Shuttle buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags or baby strollers. Please only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 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 a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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“Fun in the sun & rain”
Sherry_H, Nov 2022
The tour guide & the driver was excellent, both were friendly, kind & humorous! Although, we encountered some rain they kept the tour fun & engaging. The vehicle was awesome, we were able to get a short time of sun. Overall, I would recommend this tour & maybe try it again on a “real sunny day”!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
I am glad you had fun despite the rain. We think that the "Open-Top"s real value is the smaller group size which is a great perk regardless of the weather. Thanks for joining us! Share your memories with us on Instagram @usaguidedtours.
Washington Wonders of the World
Janet_W, Oct 2022
Great, informative and clear commentary. The monuments were wonderful and all we expected them to be. Were blessed with a beautiful autumn day so the colours provided an added bonus
Our tour guide Edgar was...
Amy_F, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Edgar was amazing! He gave us so much knowledge and information. He made our day a wonderful experience.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you, Amy, for sharing your experience, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and friendly tour guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Time wasted.
Alex_R, Apr 2022
We choose this particular tour after thoroughly reading the tour's description and itinerary. I understand that some substitutions might be unavoidable due to certain circumstances, but what we get was very different (with the negative connotation) from what was promised.
Response from Host, June 2022
Dear customer, we regret that your experience has not been good, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and expert and friendly guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Tour God was the best...
Dee_B, Nov 2021
Tour God was the best guide. Funny and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour experience.
Great your experience.
Cherrie_J, July 2021
We had an awesome time on the tour. The tourist/driver was very friendly and knowledgeable of the history of Washington DC. Thank you so much for the great experience.
Great tour with an awesome guide.
Devlon_N, July 2021
The stories by our guide were awesome. It was hot but very enjoyable. I would definitely book again.
Fantastic Tour
Tim_D, May 2021
Nick was absolutely outstanding!! We have been on several tours through the years and Nick is the best guide we have ever had on any tour we have ever done. We really enjoyed the convertible bus which added to the sightseeing views as we traveled. I would recommend this to anyone as a start to any long DC visit or as a quick overview visit of the many sights if you don't have much time to spend in DC. THANKS AGAIN NICK FOR A MEMORABLE DAY!
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Nick. He is one of our best and always deliver a great experience for our guests. We will pass along your compliments, hope to see you again soon. Safe journeys. Elizabeth
Canceled tour
Roberta_S, May 2019
I was given a Washington DC 6-hour tour because this one was canceled. I wanted to go to National Harbor but no one else reserved it. I would like to be informed of a National Harbor trip I can book at the last minute.