DC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Washington, DC
- Product code: USAGTDCHT
See the best of Washington, DC by bus and on foot on a 4-hour highlights tour of the nation's capital!
Take a fully-guided bus tour of Washington, DC and visit some of the country's most iconic monuments - U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and more!
Your sightseeing journey of Washington, DC begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial, located in the heart of the capital, halfway between the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building.
On your way to the U.S. Capitol Building (first stop) you will pass the National Archives, which houses historic U.S. documents - the “Three Charters of Freedom” (the original Declaration of Independence), the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Next in view are the Newseum, the Canadian Embassy, and the National Gallery of Art. Emerging in sight is the U.S. Capitol, where you will take in a view of the two-mile long, panoramic view of the Smithsonian Museums (the largest museum complex in the world), and the Washington Monument (the tallest, freestanding stone structure in the world)!
On your way to the White House, you will pass the U.S. Botanic Garden, Grant's Memorial, the U.S. Navy Memorial, the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice, and the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation.
When arriving at the White House, you'll see the Executive Residence of the President and his family, as well as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk past Lafayette Park, honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, leader of French revolutionary forces.
En route, you will see the National World War II Memorial by way of the American Red Cross National Headquarters, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Korean War Memorial, and the Organization of American States (OAS) - representing the U.S., Canada, and 35 Latin American countries.
Onward to our next stop - the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011 – located just across the Tidal Basin.
On the walking portion of the tour, you will ascend the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to observe the world-famous statue of America’s 16th president. Next is a 5-minute stroll to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We end the tour back at the U.S. Navy Memorial.