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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
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From US$ 89 per person

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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
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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
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
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the United States Navy Memorial

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Important information

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

4.7 /5

based on 253 reviews

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The tour of the major monuments and sights in Washington, D.C. was outstanding overall. History is there for us to learn from it, and the tour guide Josh really enlightened my wife and me. The monuments exist to remind us so that we don't most likely repeat it. Overall, the experience was superb. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend USA Guided Tours to anyone planning on visiting the nation's capitol.

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August 5, 2022

The Full Day tour was well organized, moved at a good pace. We were able to visit most places we were interested in and then knew were to go to revisit the ones wanted to see more of. The Tour Guide and Bus driver were very good. We were impressed with the knowledge and tidbits our Tour Guide Joey shared.

August 2, 2022

Definitely worth it… you get to see several monuments and memorials with fun and interesting info from the very personable tour guide. Our guy was Dion, and he was fantastic. We had a little family emergency and this guy went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. So, not only is the tour guide wonderful, but you get to see several places without having to worry about parking or *all*that*walking*. You don’t get a ton of time at any site, BUT you get to see what sites you may want to go back to and spend more time. It was perfect. The cruise was ok… if you didn’t get in line early you get stuck out on the front of the boat. We went in July when it’s hot a. f. and that was awful. So get in line early or don’t go in the heat. Overall 10/10

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July 21, 2022

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