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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
  • 6-Hour Guided Sightseeing Washington DC tour
  • Stop at top sites with detailed narration from your guide on board the bus and at each stop
  • Get great photo ops of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol Building and more
  • Seasonal Boat Cruise of Potomac River departing from Georgetown
  • Bonus stops to Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial when Potomac Cruise not operating

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A balance of driving and site visits keeps the pace varied, and the commentary engages even the older kid and tween set. Experience over 30+ Washington DC sites with stops at 12 of them including White House, MLK Memorial, U.S. Capitol and more. Boat Cruise of Potomac River available seasonally.
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6-Hr DC Sightseeing Tour with 10+ Stops & Seasonal River Cruise or Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials
Courtesy Hotel Pick-Up (if booked more than 24 hours in advanced, select hotels only)
Stop at top DC Sites including the U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial, & more
Seasonal Boat Ride along the Potomac River (March 26-October 17)
Visit Georgetown Washington Harbor for lunch on own before ferry (DC Wharf when ferry not operating)
Professional Tour Guide that stays with you through out tour, and walks you through the sites
Pass by over 100+ top Washington DC Sites and Memorials
Bonus stops at Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials when Potomac Cruise not operating (Oct 17-March 25)
Gratuities
Food & Drinks (stop for lunch on own during tour)
NOTE: Hotel Drop-Off is not provided. Please plan accordingly.
800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW , 800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Bus stop is located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the corner of 9th Street NW and close to the National Archives building. There will be sign on a pole with Signature Tours next to a bench. Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM. The address is 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC 20004

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive 6-hour tour around and through the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Travel aboard an air-conditioned motorcoach with an expert local guide who knows the city inside and out.

Visit the most popular monuments, memorials, and museums in DC. Drive by 30 of Washington, DC’s top sites with stops at 12 of them, including the United States Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial (aka the Iwo Jima Memorial), the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the United States Air Force Memorial.

Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. There is a lunch break at approximately the halfway point of the day.

This tour also features a scenic boat cruise along the Potomac River (seasonally, approximately April - mid October) and a chance to stop at either George Washington Harbor or DC Wharf for lunch on own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
White House
You will see the outside of the White House.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
You will visit the Jefferson Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
You will walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
You will get to see the Vietnam Veteran's Wall with all the history and view the names.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Women's Memorial
A stop which pays homage to our Women in Vietnam.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol
Visit the outside of our US Capitol.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
One of our newest and most liked Memorials.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
You will want to take lots of pictures at this memorial. Lots of gorgeous fountains.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
You will love this memorial which pays homage to one of our most famous people that fought for our rights, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Potomac River
Seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is also included with your tour (seasonally, approximately April - mid October). During the months the ferry is not operating, you will be able to visit Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
You will visit the Eisenhower Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Boat ride of Potomac River is seasonal (March 26 - October 16). When the boat is not operating, you will visit the Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • There will be standing and walking during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as much of the tour is outdoors. DC can be very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Umbrellas and layers are recommended.
  • COURTESY HOTEL PICK-UP: We offer courtesy hotel pick-up from select DC hotels only if available. Please call us 24 hours before the tour to reconfirm your hotel pick-up time if your hotel is on our list. If you booked your tour less than 24 hours in advanced of the travel date, transportation will not be provided. Please meet us at the tour departure location 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW near the National Archives Building.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Signature Tours of DC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "Highly recommended for tourists that have limited time in DC to be able to see all the major spots in a short amount of time!" See review

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Sally and Chris are the...
marivic_a
, May 2022
Sally and Chris are the best! Sally was a great historian and she tried to relate what happened in the past with the founding fathers to what is happening now in the present. If you were sleeping during your American history class you will learn a great lot here. Thanks for the experience! Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for enjoying the tour and thinking that you guide and driver team are the best. Without meaning to give you a history lesson, we love to fill you in on the facts that give birth to most of the monuments and how they relate to our present. Zuma
star-4
Jim and Gail’ Washington tour
James_M
, May 2022
Several very good memorials: Vietnam, iwa jima, Roosevelt +…..Tyrone and Kris (the driver) were both outstanding!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your concise review. We love to hear from our guests. Thank you for giving us 4 stars. What could we have done for a better rating? Zuma
star-5
Exciting tour plus the River cruise is my most favorite part of the event.
Marilina_M
, May 2022
Lincoln Memorial one of the best to see & appreciate more our history . The National Malls & memorial parks. Keep up a good work! Thanks to Tyron who really care for us & make we all on board that no one left behind. Also tor Chris who’s patiently waiting to keep all us hydrated . Thanks so much.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for enjoying the tour and the sights. Thank you also for the mention of the guide and driver for their caring during the tour. That's what they do. Zuma
star-5
Excellent Way to See DC in 1 Day
Carrie_L
, May 2022
Excellent value. You get to see almost all the major tourist attractions in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with a knowledgable guide. Plus, unlimited water! Was a very full and enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your cheerful recommendation of the tour as an excellent way to see DC. Thank you for mentioning the perks on the tour. Zuma
star-5
Happy touring in DC
STEPHANIE_B
, May 2022
Our tour guide was incredible, not only was he knowledgeable, but he was also funny and engaging. We had a family with young children and he included them in his conversation and asked them questions as well. My husband is a veteran and he was given special attention, KUDOS and thanks for his service. He and the bus driver worked well together, and they both made the tour very enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank your for your tour impressions and rating your guide as incredible and engaging. The guide is dedicated to making the tour as lively as possible for all of our guests - including children. Zuma
star-5
Great tour
Tom_W
, May 2022
We loved this tour. It was very informative with a little humor on the side. It was hot and the cold water they offered hit the spot. Loved every and would recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for liking the tour and finding it very informative. We want to make it a smooth experience for you so we provide comfort and a smooth ride. The water is on us. Zuma
star-5
Fun day
David_B
, May 2022
The boat ride with Salle and Cris they were great getting around the sights city and road blocks and knowable of the monuments
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your positive review and cheerful endorsement of your driver and guide team. Zuma
star-5
Many places in one trip
Cheryl_I
, May 2022
We were able to see many places in one trip and took many pictures to enjoy. The cruise to Potomac river is an added attraction.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for joining us on the day tour and doing your exploration with us. We're glad that you liked the river cruise too. Zuma
star-5
Best tour if you only have a day or 2 in DC.
Sheng_T
, May 2022
Best tour if you only have a day or 2 in DC. It covers a lot of monument stops with comfortable coach bus and awesome tour guide, relaxed, informative and funny! (Tyrone)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank your recommendation of the tour. We believe it give a comprehensive overview of what DC has to offer in a comfortable and informative way. Zuma
star-5
Great Experience
Aurea_F
, May 2022
This is a great tour of the city. A must do if you are visiting Washington DC for the first time. Our guide very knowledgable, well spoken and friendly.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for endorsing our tour and thinking it's a great experience. We believe we offer a convenient way to explore the city and discover its hidden gems. Zuma
star-4
First scare, but satisfied
William_T
, May 2022
Me and my wife, the bus left us after the first stop, driver didn't give a time frame to return to the bus, and must not of did a head count., Because after we called the company and returned to the bus, the coordinator speaker implimented their system by doing head counts and giving specific times to be back to bus per each stop. After that scare the Tour went great. This post will help all other that tour after us. Safe travels and use Signature Tours. Well worth it.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your concern. Usually tour guides do head counts. sometimes guests are late. and since there are parking restrictions in DC, we have to leave stops. Thank you for your recommendations and please come back again. You are an important guest and repeat customer.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
DC in a day 10+ monuments
TerryBenson
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide,Tyrone , was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Tour covered most of the monuments and highlights of DC. Enjoyed the tour. Would highly recommend. Bus was clean and driver was great. Plus hotel pickup was convenient.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the day tour with us and enjoying it. We're glad that you liked the sight and the presentation of your tour guide. Zuma
star-5
A memorable day in DC with Signature Tours in DC
Paul_A
, Apr 2022
The driver and the Tour guide gave me good impression about the Signature Tours. The driver is a good driver , patient and nice to tourists. The Guide is knowledgeable, has good sense of humor, communicates distinctly. I learned a lot from every site we visited especially about Martin Luther King’s memorial. The sightseeing was spectacular. It is great to see the White House, Senate and Congress premises from afar. I like the boat ride also. It’s more relaxing. Thumps up for Signature Tours in DC! You’re the best!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your thorough and insightful review. We're glad for having you and knowing that you enjoyed your tour with us. Please come back. Zuma
star-5
Well Worth It
Jim_C
, Apr 2022
The tour was well-organized and the staff were friendly and provided keen insight into Washington D.C. and its history.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your concise and favorable review. We appreciate you taking the time. Zuma
star-5
Top Notch Tour!
Angie_S
, Apr 2022
Tyrone and Chris gave us THE best tour! Tyrone has so much knowledge about DC and delivers it with enthusiasm and humor which makes everything so memorable! I'd definitely recommend this tour since it provides a great overview of the city, and Tyrone and Chris obviously care a great deal that everyone has a great day. Top notch tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your enthusiastic review and recommendation. Your team will be happy to learn that they met your needs and desires. Glad to have you. Zuma
star-5
Great tour guide, many awesome stops
James_S
, Apr 2022
Tyrone was the highlight of the tour; a better guide does not exist; he did a great job keeping the tour on track, explained the history and stories in an entertaining manner. He really made all the stops great!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your great rating of your tour and guide. We take pride in having guides that are passionate about serving guests. Zuma
star-5
Great tour and awesome guide!
Traci_D
, Apr 2022
Tyrone was a fantastic tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and has a sense of humor. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Very hard to beat.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
thank you for your wonderful recommendation. We truly appreciate. Zuma
star-4
Flying visit to DC
David_W
, Apr 2022
All of the sites visited were memorable. Our guide was very well informed and helpful and engaged the whole group in the experience
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for joining us on a visit of the memorable sites in DC and thank you for sharing your impressions. If we could've done more to meet your total satisfaction please let us know. Zuma
star-4
Perfect day tour for first time visit to DC
Kim_L
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Casey and driver (sorry I forgot his name) was terrific. She was very knowledgeable and made our first time trip to DC all worth it. Thank you Casey!!! This tour highlighted all the major spots that was on our list. The only reason I gave a 4 instead of 5 stars because I felt the tour was a little disorganized and somehow we had to drop off one Half-day tour family back at the National Archives so we lost at least 10 min into our lunch with heavy traffic. Our lunch at the pier was so rushed and we basically inhaled our food at a very good Mexican restaurant which was so crowded. The cruise of the Potomac River was relaxing and the weather was perfect.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for enjoying the tour with us. We take every comment and concern from our guests. Please come back again. Zuma
star-5
Good Site seeing
David_D
, Apr 2022
Good site seeing. A Bit rushed. Great tour guide. Wanted more up close time. More than here it is now let's go to the next stop.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for liking your tour. Sorry if you feel it's a bit rushed but we try to have a balance of a narrated tour bus with stops for close exploration and photo ops in a reasonable time. Zuma

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