Day trip

Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

From US$ 89 per person

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Get the best views of the city from a glass-top or open-top convertible bus
  • Discover all the historic highlights explained by an expert guide
  • Enjoy guided walks at important monuments
  • Marvel during the tour of the beautiful Tidal Basin
  • Experience a boat cruise and lunch on the waterfront in the summer
Full description

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day-tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Board your glamourous, climate-controlled, panoramic bus at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Head to all the major highlights of regular sightseeing tours and enjoy a lunch break and an opportunity to travel through the Tidal Basin.

Learn about some of the most fascinating landmarks in the USA, including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, and National Archives, plus breathtaking memorials of Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt.

After lunch, summer brings the opportunity for a boat ride through Georgetown and the DC Waterfront. In winter, this Washington bus tour culminates with a visit to the Pentagon and several more fascinating war memorials.

During your tour learn from your live tour guide who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Your guide will educate you on the important details of each monument.

From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River. The full itinerary of this tour includes:

• Jefferson Memorial • U.S. Capitol Building • FDR Memorial • World War II Memorial • Iwo Jima Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Martin Luther King Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • White House • Korean War Memorial

  • Transportation by bus
  • 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River (March-September only)
  • Live commentaries
  • Lunch
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
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the United States Navy Memorial

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The river cruise is seasonal and only operates March to September
  • Please note that live tour guide narration is provided in English only
  • For Spanish and Mandarin languages, you must download the Tour Buddy App
  • This activity does not include lunch
  • An upgrade option for this tour is conducted with a luxury glass-top or open-top convertible bus led by a driver/guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 227 reviews

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We had a fabulous experience from beginning to end. Most importantly was our tour guide Joey who made our experience so much better with all of her knowledge and experience. Our bus driver Ali was also awesome, making everything so much more convenient for us. We did experience some rain and they had ponchos for us which was so nice. Having a short visit to Washington DC this tour was everything and more to experience so many of the highlights that are must see’s when you’re in DC. Plus the river cruise was an added bonus. We would absolutely use this tour company again. Don’t give it a 2nd thought. Book it!! You won’t be sorry!!

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June 15, 2022

This is worth it It is an ALL DAY tour but so worth it — you hit all the tourist-y ‘must do’ list My tour guide was Christopher he made the cost of this tour worth the price tag — he was engaging — informative—attentive and knew his history — he was appropriately funny — an all around pleasure— Tony our bus driver made us safe - smooth ride - knew how to navigate the bus to an easy step up / step off space — pleasant demeanor. This team made the tour such an enjoyable experience. Commit to the price tag and fingers crossed you have Christopher and Tony as your team. More than 5 stars

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May 5, 2022

Deon made this trip so entertaining. He is full of knowledge and honestly baffled me with the amount of trivia he knew. Had a great time. Would suggest booking ahead for the national archives if you’re not doing the VIP pass since it has a huge waiting line normally. Shoutout to Mr. Brown for making it a smooth bus ride

May 5, 2022

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