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Washington DC Guided Tours

Washington DC contains hundreds of monuments and memorials, and a tour of the city ensures visitors will see as much as possible. Major attractions include the White House, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial, to name but a few. Sightseeing in Washington DC can be done in many ways, such as Segway (two-wheeled cart), trolley, or night tours. Potomac River 'duck' tours, in an original WWII amphibious vehicle, and classy dinner cruises are also popular, as are excursions to the historic battlefield of Gettysburg.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Washington DC Guided Day Tour

Take the most comprehensive guided tour of Washington DC there is! You'll see all the DC monuments and memorials, and learn the history and trivia surrounding the capital. The best introduction to Washington DC for first-time visitors, the tour combines stops at important sights with a scenic drive across the city.Take the most comprehensive guided tour of Washington DC there is! You'll see all the DC monuments and memorials, and learn the history and trivia surrounding the capital. The best introduction to Washington DC for first-time visitors, the tour combines stops at important sights with a scenic drive across the city.Photo stops are made at major Washington DC monuments, and you'll be entertained and informed by your tour guide's expert commentary throughout the day.Your guide will hop off the shuttle with you at every major attraction, including:US Capitol BuildingWashington MonumentWorld War II MemorialJefferson MemorialFDR MemorialPentagon City Mall (stop for lunch, additional cost)Vietnam Veterans MemorialLincoln MemorialKorean MemorialIwo Jima MemorialThe White HouseAdditional attractions you will pass but not stop at include:Arlington CemeteryFBI BuildingWashington MallWorld War I MemorialHolocaust MuseumThe PentagonTheodore Roosevelt IslandKennedy CenterWatergate ComplexGeorgetown UniversityDC WaterfrontSpecial Offer - Save over 16% off the recommended retail price for Monday through Wednesday departures - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Discover Washington DC at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Washington DC at your own pace.The Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop on and off at any of the 19 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes.There are three trolley routes:National Mall and Downtown - Orange LoopThe orange line traverses the National Mall with stops at all the Smithsonian Museum buildings, as well as the national monuments and memorials: Lincoln, FDR, Washington, Jefferson, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, United States Capitol and Supreme Court buildings.National Cathedral, Uptown and Georgetown - Green LoopThe green line travels uptown to visit the National Zoo and Washington National Cathedral. It then takes you through "Embassy Row" on its way to historic Georgetown, Washington's oldest neighborhood and a mecca for shopping and dining. Finally, the green line stops at the White House and White House Visitor Center.Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle - Red Loop (10 - 15 minute ride)The Arlington Cemetery line shuttles between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.Special Offer - Price displayed currently includes a 5% discount off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

You haven't seen Washington DC until you've seen it at night! On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington DC, and see first-hand how Washington turns into a different city when the sun goes down!Onboard your trolley, you'll see 100 of Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument.The trolley also makes night-time stops at the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veteran's Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial, allowing you to see these impressive monuments floodlit by night.While you tour, your guide provides entertaining anecdotes and historical information about the sights, along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories about the spirits who haunt the nation's capital.Special Offer - Price displayed currently includes a 5% discount off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC in a Day Tour

You'll see so much of Washington DC on this DC in a Day Tour! Pay your respects to fallen heroes at the World War II Memorial and see some of DC's famous landmarks. From history to science, this Washington DC tour has it all!Explore all of DC on this one day guided tour! Visit the newly renovated Ford's Theatre and experience a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with background on the Civil War and 1860's Washington.Visit the Capitol Building, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Don't forget your camera for a photo stop at the White House (south lawn) - you might even see the President! Also, you'll visit the White House Visitor Center, which houses the same decor and information about past and present Presidents. Head to the new World War II Memorial to see the tribute to this country. See this beautiful structure and the wonderful water works that make this memorial one to remember. Spend time visiting the world famous Smithsonian Museums. You won't want to miss the Air and Space Museum or the newly renovated American History Museum. Also, you'll see the FBI Building, Federal Triangle, Ellipse, Tidal Basin, National Archives, Washington Monument, House and Senate Office Building, U.S. Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Art, U.S. Navy Memorial and Grant Memorial.Site that you will step off and visit: Capitol BuildingWhite House Visitor CenterSmithsonian Museums Air and Space MuseumAmerican History MuseumFord's TheatreWorld War II Memorial Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Night Tour

Explore Washington DC as it is spectacularly lit up at night. This guided tour takes you to Washington DC's major attractions including the Washington Monument and Arlington Cemetery. See why Washington DC is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world at night.You'll be entertained and informed by your tour guide's expert commentary. Photo stops are made at these major Washington DC monuments:US Capital BuildingWorld War 2 MemorialJefferson MemorialVietnam MemorialLincoln MemorialKorean MemorialIwo Jima MemorialWhite HouseFloodlit highlights you will see include: Washington Monument Kennedy Center Smithsonian Museums Old Post Office Tower Washington Mall Air Force Memorial Navy Memorial FBI Building Arlington Cemetery Tidal Basin Front Gate to Fort Meyer Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island Statue of Albert Einstein Netherlands Carrilon Kennedys Eternal Flame Lee Mansion Potomac River Special Offer - Save over 10% off the recommended retail price for Monday through Wednesday departures - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

Journey into the picturesque countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania on a day trip from Washington DC devoted to the historic battlefield of Gettysburg. You'll gain rich insights into an important part of America's heritage, and learn the story of the largest battle ever fought on US soil.As you travel to Pennsylvania, relax and listen to as your guide identifies local points of interest.When you arrive at Gettysburg you'll have time to explore the sights on your own. You'll see the Gettysburg Diorama, one of the largest miniature military dioramas in the country, for a narrated history of the Battle of Gettysburg, accompanied by sound and light effects.While you tour the site, expert guides can provide essential background to the history of the famous battle.Other highlights include: Cemetery Ridge, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address The restored home of George Washington Shriver The site where Confederate sharpshooters were killed The site where Civil War bullets and medical equipment were discovered 133 years later This tour is seasonal and operates from March to early September. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Duck Tour

See Washington DC from the land and water on a unique duck tour! Traveling in an original WWII amphibious vehicle, this 90-minute tour takes you to the famous monuments of Washington DC before splashing down into the Potomac River for the most unusual ride of your vacation!From Union Station you'll waddle down to the Mall, where you'll see the awe-inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithsonian Museums. Then at the Potomac River, splash down for a different look at the nation's capital. From the land to the water, you'll travel in the same vehicle!Along the way, your wise-quacking captain will entertain you with anecdotes and well-researched historical facts.Ducks depart hourly from Union Station.Special Offer - Price displayed currently includes a discount of 5% off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Dinner Cruise

Come aboard Washington's premier dining ship! This three-hour dinner cruise takes you along the Potomac River for panoramic views of the nation's greatest monuments as you dine on a four-course dinner.The boat's unique design allows you to travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac River, while the glass-atrium dining rooms offer spectacular views.Dressed in your most festive attire, arrive early and enjoy a cocktail. You'll discover the ship's unique elegance is merely a taste of the experience to come. The Captain and crew will greet you as you step aboard, and the ship's photographer will record the moment for your party. Once on deck, your hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table, where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide how youÂ’d like them to pace your service.The boat has three climate-controlled dining rooms, an open-air deck to explore and a distinctive atmosphere that's reminiscent of the European canal ships. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.The menu of creative seasonal hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entrees and desserts is freshly prepared onboard daily, perfectly complemented by an excellent wine list. With soft piano music, spacious dance floors and live music provided by a five-piece band, the entertainment doesn't end until well after the ship returns to the marina. Dance to everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.As you depart, feeling relaxed and refreshed, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Segway Night Tour

A fabulous way to see Washington D.C. at night! Highlights include: The White House, US Capitol Building, National Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, U.S. Navy Memorial and more! Simply the coolest way to see this historical city.The Washington D.C. Segway Night Tour is the only way to see DC at sunset and at night. Be part of it and not stuck behind bus windows listening to boring commentary. Instead ride a Segway and you'll see DC as it was meant to be enjoyed!Your tour begins with a 30-minute training session to learn the basics of maneuvering the Segway scooter. Once under way, visit Washington D.C. highlights, including: the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, the National Museum of Natural History, Ford's Theater, the National Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument, and many more!Your tour guide also takes you past the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American History, and the U.S. Navy Memorial. Throughout the tour, the guide provides both the history and stories surrounding the sites and makes sure plenty of photo opportunities are available.All tours are limited in size with 1 guide so you can count on a great, intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!All riders must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Segway Tour

As you cruise through the Nation's Capital, past the monuments, White House and American icons, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from your guide. The Segway is the first of its kind - It's new, it's cool and a ton of fun!Your tour begins with a 30-minute training session to learn the basics of maneuvering the Segway scooter. Once under way, visit Washington D.C. highlights, including: the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, the National Museum of Natural History, Ford's Theater, the National Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument, and many more!Your tour guide also takes you past the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American History, and the U.S. Navy Memorial. Throughout the tour, the guide provides both the history and stories surrounding the sites and makes sure plenty of photo opportunities are available.All tours are limited in size with 1 guide so you can count on a great, intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!All riders must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Click here to find out more about this deal!