The Pentagon, Washington DC Culture & history

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Washington DC: Guided Landmarks Bus Tour & National Archives

1. Washington DC: Guided Landmarks Bus Tour & National Archives

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.

Washington DC: Full-Day Tour of Washington DC Monuments

2. Washington DC: Full-Day Tour of Washington DC Monuments

Hop onboard a climate-controlled bus that will take you around Washington D.C. — perfect for first-time visitors or those who want to make the most of their day. Throughout the tour, your guide will enlighten you about what life in D.C. is like now and in its exciting historic past. Enjoy photo stops at the U.S. Capitol and White House. Explore the World War II Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, and more. From the bus or boat, see the National Archives, the National Mall, numerous Smithsonian Museums, the Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, the Kennedy Center and so much more.  Break up your day with a lunch stop at the DC Wharf or Georgetown in the colder months, or the Potomac River Cruise in the warmer months.

Washington, DC: Big Bus Open-Top Panoramic Night Tour

3. Washington, DC: Big Bus Open-Top Panoramic Night Tour

Experience the beauty of Washington, DC on an open-top sightseeing tour at night. Discover the grandeur of the nation's monuments and memorials dramatically illuminated by the city lights. Climb aboard a double-decker bus for a journey down the dramatic National Mall, flanked by the White House and Jefferson Memorial. From the dome of the US Capitol Building to the World War II Memorial, you'll see Washington, DC at its most enchanting. Sit back and relax as you learn the history of Washington from the entertaining and expert digital commentary.

Washington DC: Bus Tour to the Highlights of the Capital

4. Washington DC: Bus Tour to the Highlights of the Capital

Capitalize on your time in the capital with this whistle-stop city tour of Washington DC. Board one of the luxury buses at the U.S. Navy Memorial before cruising past the National Archives to the U.S. Capitol Building. Let your guide give you the lowdown, from the original Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Take in incredible views of the two-mile-long Smithsonian Museum and imposing Washington Monument, which is the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs with stops at the White House and Lincoln Memorial, where you can climb the stairs to see the famous statue of America’s 16th President. Then, take an informative guided walk around the beautiful WW2 Memorial. The tour takes a loop from the United States Navy Memorial, stopping at memorable sites, such as the Vietnam Memorial, US Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial. An experienced guide will explain every significant detail of each monument and memorial, and give you the most comprehensive and intimate tour experience DC has to offer. Marvel at the many Smithsonian museums, National Mall, Freedom Plaza, and much more from onboard the bus. Then, learn the history of the White House, Capitol Building, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King Memorial during short guided walks.

Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

5. Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

Enjoy a private tour in Luxury SUV for your group of up to seven passengers. Explore Washington DC at your own pace and customize your trip to the attractions that you would like to see. Your driver will be there to provide basic information about the monuments, memorials and sights around the city. You will be able to make stops at some of the most important monuments for pictures. The itinerary is the following: US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Union Station, Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonians Museums, Tidal Basin, Jeferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnan Memorial, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Watergate Complex, Rock Creek Parkway, National Cathedral, Embassy Row, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery, Iwojima Memorial and The Pentagon. Alternatively, choose the Night Tour option and take this wonderful opportunity to see Washington DC at night. Enjoy the monuments, memorials, and sights illuminated all night with your private specialized driver and guide in a luxury car. This 4-hour tour can be adapted as needed.

DC Highlights with Entry to Arlington National Cemetery

6. DC Highlights with Entry to Arlington National Cemetery

Experience Washington DC and Arlington, Virginia on this 6-hour tour. Start your tour at the U.S. Navy Memorial with your personal guide and visit DC’s most famous landmarks and monuments with 10 to 15 minutes at each stop.    Visit the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building and the White House and make stops at the Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Martin Luther King Memorial. In addition, experience a narrated trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery. The tour of Arlington National Cemetery includes weekday stops near the Ord and Weitzel Gate to see President John F. Kennedy’s grave site, the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, the U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing's grave site, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Arlington House. Weekend service includes stops near Sections 55 and 60, as well as the September 11th Memorial. The tour ends at Arlington National Cemetery.  

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What people are saying about The Pentagon, Washington DC

The busses only book enough so everyone has a seat on the top, they passed out new headphones to listen to the informational tour guide, and we got to stop and get off the bus at the Lincoln Memorial for 20 minutes (and a bathroom break). The staff was friendly and the night tour was a beautiful way to experience the monuments. Highly recommended!

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

The monuments of Washington DC are wonderful and the information on each was so interesting and helped to understand their own insights of what each one endured.

Tyrone (guide) and Chris (bus driver) were excellent!! Tyrone has knowledge & humor to engage his passengers! Time & money well spent!

Amazing experience! So many monuments in 6 hours! The guide was exceptional and the whole experience beautiful! Totally recommended