Day trip

Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Day trip

Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 94 per person

Get up close to all the important sites in Washington, DC — such as the U.S Capitol and the White House — on this guided 6-hour sightseeing tour. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Potomac River in the summer months.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Walk among Washington D.C. memorials with your guide
  • See the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the World War II Memorial, and more
  • Take a boat ride on the Potomac, during season
Full description
Washington D.C. has so many monuments that sightseeing can be bewildering. But on this guided sightseeing bus tour, tour guides will take you up close and personal to treasured monuments while expert drivers navigate Washington traffic. Explore history and learn important facts with your guide throughout the tour, and have a chance to get off at each of the following stops to take pictures and get a closer look: • U.S. Capitol (exterior only) • White House (exterior only) • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • World War II Memorial • The Iwo Jima Memorial (The Marine Corp Memorial) • Potomac River Cruise (included from March 25–October 15. When boat does not operate, the Jefferson Memorial will be added as a stop.) • Lincoln Memorial
  • Bus tour with guide
  • Boat ride on the Potomac (operates from March 25 to October 15)
  • Bottled water
  • Food/lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour departs from one of the corners of the National Archives Building corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street NW

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Food can be purchased at Georgetown Harbor when the boat is operating and when the boat does not operate, a visit is made to the DC Wharf so you can purchase lunch at one of the many restaurants
  • Children under the age of 3 are free on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 245 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Unfortunately the trip coincided with both the National Cherry Blossom Parade and the Emancipation Parade, which closed off Pennsylvania Avenue, requiring alternative routes. Additionally, we were hit with rain later in the afternoon. Both our guide and driver worked tirelessly though, to ensure we still got value for money. Enjoyable all-in-all.

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April 16, 2023

Signature Tours is great overall! Their buses has bathroom installed inside which is great especially travelling with 1 toddler and an infant. Tyronne, our guide was so witty, informative and the best! Mike, our driver is awesome as well! My only comment is that their meeting spot, time and communication with people who availed their tours is not that great. We lined around 9:30 and left for tours around 10:30 already and we were last even though we lined up nearly in the front. The people who joined the group not the facilitator didn't have the decency to prioritize our family with a stroller and 2 kids and was left with just 2 seats instead of 3 which our tour guide was supposed to be seated. They even told us take it or leave it. Smh but overall it worked out coz sitting in front of the bus was great coz we can see everything while Tyronne is explaining everything. Lunch was a quick one but to top off everything, we had a boat cruise which is great! All in all tour was great!

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April 15, 2023

This 6-hour tour was just what we needed to see the sights in Washington DC. It covered all the memorials we wanted to see - The White House, Capitol and all the memorials (FDR, MLK, Korean, Vietnam, World War II, Iwo Jima and Lincoln). According to the website, a River Cruise was included up until Oct 15. We took this tour on Oct 16 and were not expecting the River Cruise. Unfortunately, this was the worst part of the tour. It was chilly on the boat and I left my sweater on the bus when we had lunch at the Harbor. From there we went right to the boat. The boat's motor was loud and we were unable to hear a single word the voice on the microphone was saying. For those reasons I did not enjoy the river cruise at all. However, if this tour includes the river cruise, wear a sweater or jacket and sit close to the announcer so you can hear what he is saying.

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October 18, 2022

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