Day trip

Washington DC: Guided Landmarks Bus Tour & National Archives

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

Washington DC: Guided Landmarks Bus Tour & National Archives

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

From US$ 99 per person

Get the presidential treatment with a Washington DC day tour by luxury open-top or closed-top bus. Visit top attractions such as the White House, Jefferson Memorial, and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend more time to appreciate the landmarks listed on the tour
  • Get a premium guided bus tour with live tour guide and amazing photo ops
  • Ride in a beautiful panoramic bus with all the bells and whistles
  • Enjoy an included boat cruise during the summer months
  • Get informed by a personal licensed DC tour guide
Full description

Tour around the presidential highlights of the nation's capital, Washington, DC by luxury tour bus. Check out every memorial of the National Mall as you voyage around the city. Hop on and off as you please to visit the most important landmarks, and hear the important history from your guide. 

This excursion begins with an in-depth look at some of the city’s most poignant sights and sounds. Admire the grand exteriors of the White House, the war memorials, and the U.S. Capitol Building. In summer, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise after lunch, taking in the Potomac and Georgetown Waterfront.

Meanwhile, winter brings a scenic bus tour through Virginia in the afternoon, taking in The Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery along the way. 

Enjoy a fascinating look at the interior of the National Archives as the final attraction of the tour.

Includes
  • The National Archives Building interior tour
  • Guided walking tours of DC’s main monuments
  • Photo op outside the White House and the US Capitol Building (outside only; upgrade option for inside tour available)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned buses
  • Cruise on the Potomac River (April 1 to October 15)
  • Live tour guide
  • Bottled water on buses
  • Tips
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Boat cruise on the Potomac River from April 1 to October 15
  • The live tour narration is in English only
  • Choose to upgrade to a luxury glass-top or open-top convertible bus
  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 162 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Where do I start it’s was over the top the information that our guide had was incredible learned so much and I did well in America history One of the most comprehensive tours I’ve ever been on was a lot of walking and I’m still very tired but it was worth it the driver was so nice and very careful thank you to both of them

October 18, 2022

This tour was fantastic. It's definitely worth taking a day to be able to see so many different monuments and sites. The only issue I had, was that I had conflicting times as of when to meet. The tickets said 30 minutes before departure. The email confirmation also said 30 minutes before departure, and then it also said be there by 8:15 AM. I called to confirm the correct time. They outsource this service and it is obvious that the people that are talking to you are overseas. The lady had to get back to me and confirmed that I need to be there at 8:15 for the 10am tour. I had read reviews that people get left if they are late, so I didn't want to risk it. Needless to say we got to the meeting point at 8:15… My family and I had to wait in the rain until 9:30. So, You just need to be there 30 minutes before departure. Other than that the tour was fantastic.

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March 14, 2022

I would have been rated 5 stars if only we completed 8hrs as detailed when i booked it. We started on time but we ended 2 hrs early. I know its raining at that time but we took this tour for us to make memories like taking photos. Much appreciated Of course for the history provided. Worth the money we paid.

December 21, 2019

Product ID: 73185