Day trip

Washington DC: Guided Landmarks Bus Tour & National Archives

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

Washington DC: Guided Landmarks Bus Tour & National Archives

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS
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From US$ 99 per person

Likely to sell out

Get the presidential treatment with a Washington DC day tour by luxury open-top or closed-top bus. Visit top attractions such as the White House, Jefferson Memorial, and much more.

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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Spend more time to appreciate the landmarks listed on the tour
  • Get a premium guided bus tour with live tour guide and amazing photo ops
  • Ride in a beautiful panoramic bus with all the bells and whistles
  • Enjoy an included boat cruise during the summer months
  • Get informed by a personal licensed DC tour guide
Full description

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.

  • Access to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Access to United States Capitol, Washington DC
  • Access to L'Enfant Plaza
  • Access to Potomac River
  • Access to Jefferson Memorial
  • Access to Lincoln Memorial, Washington
  • Access to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Access to District of Columbia War Memorial
  • Access to The U.S. National Archives
  • Access to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Access to Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
  • Water
  • Water
    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
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Boat cruise on the Potomac River from April 1 to October 15
    • The live tour narration is in English only
    • Choose to upgrade to a luxury glass-top or open-top convertible bus
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 160 reviews

    Review summary

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    This tour was fantastic. It's definitely worth taking a day to be able to see so many different monuments and sites. The only issue I had, was that I had conflicting times as of when to meet. The tickets said 30 minutes before departure. The email confirmation also said 30 minutes before departure, and then it also said be there by 8:15 AM. I called to confirm the correct time. They outsource this service and it is obvious that the people that are talking to you are overseas. The lady had to get back to me and confirmed that I need to be there at 8:15 for the 10am tour. I had read reviews that people get left if they are late, so I didn't want to risk it. Needless to say we got to the meeting point at 8:15… My family and I had to wait in the rain until 9:30. So, You just need to be there 30 minutes before departure. Other than that the tour was fantastic.

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    March 14, 2022

    I would have been rated 5 stars if only we completed 8hrs as detailed when i booked it. We started on time but we ended 2 hrs early. I know its raining at that time but we took this tour for us to make memories like taking photos. Much appreciated Of course for the history provided. Worth the money we paid.

    December 21, 2019

    This was a very informative tour that covered the monuments, the Capitol, and the National Archives. The web site said to arrive between 8:30-8:45. I arrived at 8:32 and the group had already left. After waiting, and then a phone call, they were able to give me directions so that I could meet up with the group that left early. The tour was supposed to include VIP entrance into both of the buildings and we were simply dropped off in front of the archives without a tour. Our guide, Christopher, was excellent.

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    December 7, 2019

    Product ID: 73185