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Washington DC in a Day Tour

Location Washington D.C.
Departure Tuesday - Saturday
From €62.60 per person
Departure Date
Tuesday - Saturday

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  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Reservation of guided tour of the US Capitol
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Soak up the best of Washington DC on this full-day tour that combines informative narration with free time to explore popular sights. Step off your coach to visit top DC attractions including the US Capitol, White House Visitor Center, Smithsonian museums and World War II Memorial on your own. Drive by other major landmarks including the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, National Gallery of Art and US Navy Memorial. This tour makes it easy to capture amazing photos and make the most of your time in the US capital!

Begin your daylong tour of Washington DC by boarding your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Union Station. As you travel the city, listen to your knowledgeable driver share information and anecdotes about the US capital and its many famous sights.

Get off your coach to visit certain landmarks independently. Join a guided tour (reserved for you in advance) of the US Capitol, where the Congress meets, and make the most of your photo stop at the White House South Lawn. At the White House Visitor Center, get a sense of what the White House looks like inside and learn about US presidents. Have lunch (at your own expense) at your choice of several locations; your guide will let you know when to return to the coach.

Pay your respects to the heroes of World War II at the stately World War II Memorial with its lovely fountains. Spend time exploring the vast collections at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

In the course of your tour, you'll also see the Washington Monument, FBI headquarters (J Edgar Hoover Building), Federal Triangle, Ellipse, Tidal Basin, National Archives, House and Senate Office Building, US Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Art, US Navy Memorial and Grant Memorial — so keep your camera handy!

Your 7-hour tour of Washington's best-known sights concludes at Union Station.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour requires that you print your voucher and present it to the Union Station office; otherwise you may not be guaranteed your spot on this tour
  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this tour without making any special arrangements
  • If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by jim.stayton , October 2016

Driver was excellent. Very good guide.

Reviewed by catalina , June 2016

Enjoyed the tour, bus driver gave great informations about the sights. Bus was in time. It was worth $50 per a person. I would do it again. First time in DC.

Reviewed by kmjedwards1 , June 2016

This was one of the best tours I have been on from Viator. I think it was due to the excellent narration from the bus driver, Cheryl. Due to the traffic difficulties, secondary to Rolling Thunder, she was outstanding in working around the traffic to get us to all of the monuments and historic places highlighted on the web for this tour. With her love of history, she really added a lot to our knowledge of US history.

Reviewed by Frank K , April 2016

I enjoyed it. However, it's not the best tour for people who cannot speak English. I don't have that issue but just making a comment

Reviewed by marichuy , April 2016

the most amazing place. We were able learn and watch the cherry blossom.

Reviewed by Robert G , April 2016

Tour was great, driver was wonderful. Being elderly we did have a problem with the walking.

Reviewed by Gene B , November 2015

Our party saw a lot of the important attractions in DC for a fair price. The bus driver/tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and made the tour.

Gene Burt Franklin, North Carolina

Reviewed by merbnc , October 2015

Tour was great! Bob gave much info we would never have know about.

Reviewed by Sharmini K , October 2015

Very enjoyable day tour which covered over 30 sights.

Reviewed by Kathy C , September 2015

I highly recommend this tour. We got to see a lot of Washington DC in one day. It was a tiring day, but well worth the trip. Our guide was very informative.