Washington DC In A Day Tour - Washington D. C.

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Soak up the best of Washington DC on this full-day tour that combines informative narration with free time to explore popular sights. Step off your coach to visit top DC attractions including the US Capitol, White House Visitor Center, Smithsonian museums and World War II Memorial on your own. Drive by other major landmarks including the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, National Gallery of Art and US Navy Memorial. This tour makes it easy to capture amazing photos and make the most of your time in the US capital!


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • All entrance fees included

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Begin your daylong tour of Washington DC by boarding your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Union Station. As you travel the city, listen to your knowledgeable driver share information and anecdotes about the US capital and its many famous sights.

Get off your coach to visit certain landmarks independently. Join a guided tour (reserved for you in advance) of the US Capitol, where the Congress meets, and make the most of your photo stop at the White House South Lawn. At the White House Visitor Center, get a sense of what the White House looks like inside and learn about US presidents. Have lunch (at your own expense) at your choice of several locations; your guide will let you know when to return to the coach.

Pay your respects to the heroes of World War II at the stately World War II Memorial with its lovely fountains. Spend time exploring the vast collections at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

In the course of your tour, you'll also see the Washington Monument, FBI headquarters (J Edgar Hoover Building), Federal Triangle, Ellipse, Tidal Basin, National Archives, House and Senate Office Building, US Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Art, US Navy Memorial and Grant Memorial so keep your camera handy!

Your 7-hour tour of Washington's best-known sights concludes at Union Station.

Inclusions for Washington DC In A Day Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Reservation of guided tour of the US Capitol
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Washington DC In A Day Tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

This tour requires that you print your voucher and present it to the Union Station office; otherwise you may not be guaranteed your spot on this tour


If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this 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

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • Grayline Bus tour -The bus driver let us know right up front he had many stops to make and has a specific schedule so he cannot wait for late people. Be on time. We all got on the top of the bus to feel the wind on our hair and enjoy the clear view of city.
    Capitol - we had a guide who was upbeat and easily understood. She passed out headphones so we all could hear.
    In the Library Of Congress Megan discovered 2 things Wonder Woman dedication and The Bacon Name in the ceiling. She loves bacon and had it on her pizza the night before. Actually it was for Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, PC KC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author who served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England.
    Bronze and marble General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial honors the Civil War Commander of the Union Armies who was also a two-term President 18691877.
    The Statue of Freedomalso known as Armed Freedom or simply Freedomis a bronze statue designed by Thomas Crawford that, since 1863, has crowned the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
    On the way home Megan read to me circumstances of Lincoln assassination. Then Ashley asked Megan who was the first president, Washington I asked who was the 2nd, john adams with my help. Then who was the 3rd, both said Jefferson Wow.
    Vietnam Wall - We stopped at the Vietnam Wall memorial and I showed the 5 of them how to look in the book provided to find names. I told them my husbands name, we found it in the book and it told them the panel 47 and the line 39. We counted the panels as we walked down the ramp and found it. The kids were surprisingly serene.
    In 1981 the designs were displayed at an airport hangar at Andrews Air Force Base for the selection committee, in rows covering more than 35,000 square feet 3,300 m2 of floor space. Each entry was identified by number only, to preserve the anonymity of their authors. All entries were examined by each juror the entries were narrowed down to 232, then 39. Finally, the jury selected entry number 1026, designed by Maya Lin. Lin's conception was to create an opening or a wound in the earth to symbolize the gravity of the loss of the soldiers. The design was initially controversial for what was an unconventional and non-traditional design for a war memorial. Opponents of the design also voiced objection because of Lin's Asian ethnicity, her being female, and her lack of professional experience. The memorial has since become an important pilgrimage site for relatives and friends of the American military casualties in Vietnam, and personal tokens and mementos are left at the wall daily in their memory. In 2007, the American Institute of Architects ranked the memorial 10 on their list of America's Favorite Architecture. Lin believes that if the competition had not been blind, with designs submitted by name instead of number, she never would have won. She received harassment after her ethnicity was revealed. Prominent businessman and later third party presidential candidate Ross Perot called her an egg roll after it was revealed that she was Asian. Lin defended her design in front of the United States Congress, and eventually a compromise was reached. A bronze statue of a group of soldiers and an American flag was placed off to one side of her design. To me other memorials glorify war and this memorial glorifies the sacrifice individuals. Vietnam War is the longest running war in our American history 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Kennedy did not want to send troops into Vietnam and railed against the Military industrial complex that pushed it.
    Frances Willard - September 28, 1839 February 17, 1898 was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist.
    Martin Luther King Memorial - Mountain of Despair. He is embedded in the rock like something not yet fully born, suited and stern, rising from its roughly chiseled surface. His face is uncompromising, determined, his eyes fixed in the distance, not far from where Jefferson stands across the water. But kitsch here strains at the limits of resemblance: Is this the Dr. King of the I Have a Dream speech? Or the writer of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech? Reinforcing this motif, the edges of the Stone of Hope and the Mountain of Despair incorporate scrape marks to symbolize the struggle and movement, as well as an engraving of the words Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
    Lincoln Memorial - We walked the steep stairs at the Lincoln memorial and Megan was most excited about. I have wanted to see the Lincoln memorial all my life.

  • Our tour guide was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Only thing that would have been nice to know beforehand is that there alot of walking near the capitol building and maybe have an option at booking to select that a person is disabled so they can have an accommodation set up.

  • It was awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. One small suggestion, however. Better speakers on the upper deck! Can't understand a thing the driver/tour guide sez when you're up there. Otherwise, all was great!

  • I selected a GREYLINE Motor Coach DC Tour for the convenience of having a comfortable bus ride and personal guided DC tour.
    The bus was overbooked with no seats available inside the bus. My husband and I had sit on top the bus in the hot sun. No tour guide was provided. GREYLINE STAFF just dropped you off @ the site. However,the driver was very knowledge and polite. I was hoping for a better DC experience for the cost.

  • Good tour I did think that spending 3 hours at the capital was too long I would rather have spent
    more time at other monuments and less at capital

  • It was a perfect 7 hour tour for us. It was our first time visiting, so this worked out great. Our driver explained things along the way and was interesting and funny. I believe his name was Keith or Heath.

  • I learned so much and our guide was upstanding and very knowledgeable

  • Viator is a rip off! They charge $15 more for this tour than Greylines charges! The tour isn and #39;t even worth the lower $50 greylines charges. There is no tour guide. The bus driver literally drives you around with little interaction. You get off the bus and have to figure things out yourself. Skip It!

  • We went there on Sunday, so Capital building was closed. We complained and we got refund. City itself was nice and tour was good, but they could have mentioned that Capital building is closed on Sundays, some what disappointed.

  • Super amazing day. Glad we did it. to bad we could not go into the white house :

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