2-Day Grand Tour Of Washington DC - Washington D. C.

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Overview

See the most famous landmarks in Washington DC on this 2-day coach and tram tour. Visit top DC attractions including the White House Visitor Center, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, and enjoy in-depth visits to the Smithsonian and Mount Vernon. Then, take a tram ride to Arlington National Cemetery, and witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Throughout your tour, hear colorful anecdotes and fascinating trivia about Washington DC's many monuments and memorials from your knowledgeable guides.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

Begin each day of your tour at Union Station; DC tour departs at 9am, Virginia tour departs at 8am. You may decide which tour to do first; you don't even have to take the tours on consecutive days. Please note that tours operate Tuesday through Saturday only. Tours do not need to be taken on consecutive days.

White House, US Capitol and Smithsonian Tour

Board your comfortable coach at Union Station, and listen to your driver share stories about the history of Washington DC and facts about its plethora of monuments, museums and memorials. Feel free to ask any questions you might have as you travel around the city.

See the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and J Edgar Hoover building (FBI headquarters) from your coach, and make photo stops at various sights including the National WWII Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial and White House. Walk around the White House Visitor Center to learn what the inside of the US President's home looks like. Learn about the inner workings of the US government on your tour of the US Capitol.

Spend the afternoon at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum or the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where you can take a lunch break (own expense). Explore the massive collections at these spectacular museums on your own until it's time to meet your coach for your return to Union Station.

Please note: Access is to the White House Visitor Center only. Tours of the White House must be arranged through your Congressional representative.

Mount Vernon and Afternoon Tram Tour

In the morning, travel by coach from Union Station to Virginia to visit Mount Vernon, the elegant plantation home of George Washington. At the Donald W Reynolds Museum and Education Center, learn about the life of the first US president through interactive displays, short films and hundreds of personal effects. Also, in nearby Alexandria you'll visit Christ Church, an 18th-century church that has been visited by several US presidents. Enjoy lunch in Old Town Alexandria (own expense).

In the afternoon, board a tram to Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of soldiers who fought in US wars are laid to rest. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and watch the Third United States Infantry Regiment perform the poignant Changing of the Guard ceremony. Your narrated tram tour will also take you to the graves of President John F Kennedy and his brother, Robert F Kennedy.

Finish your day with another coach tour focusing on Washington DC memorials. Drive by the Pentagon and the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), Korean War Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Return to Union Station at around 4pm.

Inclusions for 2-Day Grand Tour Of Washington DC

  • Transport by coach and tram
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees for Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for 2-Day Grand Tour Of Washington DC

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply, provided they do not occupy a seat

Tour operates Tuesday through Saturday.  You do not have to take tours on consecutive days.

Wheelchairs:

If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take any coach tour without making any special arrangements

If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Was a brilliant tour. Day one round Washington, day two - Arlington and Mount Vernon. Thoroughly recommended.

  • It was a great experience, and the drivers were absolutely wonderful. they were knowledgeable and adjusted beautifully to weather conditions and the desires of all of us on the trip. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting D.C.

  • This tour is well worth every dollar spent. The Washington DC tour was complete overview of the main sites in the area. The Arlington and Mount Vernon part of the tour was spectacular. Our driver on the Arlington/Mount Vernon tour was fabulous and I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in a terrific overview of Washington DC and the surrounding areas.

  • This tour is was amazing and I loved all the stops, on my second day to Arlington and Mt Vernon, I think the stop times should have been more equally. I could have had more time at Arlington and less time at Mt Vernon.

  • Excellent tours. Both days. Different drivers. Both knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to during our tour. Both went out of their way to add an extra stop for viewing. Each had 27 years experience giving tours of the city! . Gave recommendations throughout the tour to make our visit to D.C. more enjoyable. Only way to capture the full essence of the city and to appreciate all it has within it!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

  • Would not recommend this tour, The first Day you got to Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery, the tour operator only takes you their and leaves you with Arlington tour guides , you don't get a lot of time to look around, its best to use public transport , buses go their often,at much cheaper rates,and to Mount Vernon again it at your own tour theirs no guide you do get a map showing you the layout of the land, the tour of George Washington's house is extra.Day two you tour the monuments, After a lunch break own expense, spend the afternoon at the National Air and Space Museum, featuring the largest collection of historic aircraft's and spacecrafts in the world or the National Museum of Natural History, with exhibits on geology, biology and natural history, plus an IMAX theater. this is not True they do not stop at these places but drive past them. Use the hop on hop off bus much cheaper goes to all the attractions with commentary , Do Arlington and Mount Vernon separately

  • First of all, I paid 300 for two tickets through Viator, only to find out I could have just waited to buy the tickets on site at the Greyline Bus office for 250. Then after entering the bus, I asked the couple behind me what they had paid for their ticket. They replied they had bought their two tickets for 210 through Orbitz. I guess the moral of the story is it pays to shop around.
    As far as the tour itself, the two different drivers were very polite, accommodating, and informative. Cheryl was very funny and delightful. We did see a lot of sites but the visits at each site was very rushed. We had 40 minutes to see the Lincoln, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials. In my opinion, this was not nearly enough time to pay proper respect to these memorials to our nations history. The Mt. Vernon tour was another example of not nearly enough time. The company needs to realize that these trips and tours may be a once in a lifetime event for many people and allow more time at each site.I personally believe the times are limited strictly due to the fact Greyline wants their buses back to Union Station by 4:00PM each day so they are not in the rush hour traffic.

  • We would have liked to have gone on just the Mount Vernon and Arlington tour with more time alloted at Mount Vernon. We had already seen many of the other stops on our own time. Also was disappointed that trip advisor said we would have a museum on our tour and that was not included with it. When we spoke to the bus company they said that they have asked trip advisor to take it off since it is not part of the two day tour.

  • My husband and I really enjoyed our 2-day tour experience with Grayline Tours. They were professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable about D.C.! I would highly recommend this company to others. Touring Mount Vernon was more then I expected. There was so much to see!

  • When booked trip, didn't realise that first day of trip was basically an open top bus tour. Driver was also guide and told things along the route. He was very informative and entertaining but was not what I was expecting. Having booked many Viator trips in many countries I was expecting an individual guide who got off bus with you and explained things along way. This happened on 2nd trip I booked whilst in Washington through Viator at the same time. I just presumed that all trips had their own individual guide and not the job to be the Bus Driver as well. Same happened on 2nd day of trip. Driver, even though excellent and very informative, did not get off the bus with you.

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