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Washington Dc - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

When visiting the United States, a day trip to Washington DC is a must if you are vacationing in the East Coast, say, in New York City or visiting a friend in Pennsylvania. The great thing about the U.S. capital is that you can explore the city by car and a day tour can bring you to interesting sites. You can also opt for sightseeing tours and activities such as cultural and theme tours. Few of the top things to do while in D.C. include having your picture taken with the White House as your backdrop, seeing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial and just sitting on one of the benches while watching the ducks swim in the lake. These are simple yet priceless joys.

 

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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol Building for a tour of the home of Congress. Plus, gain

Location : Washington DC

Starting from7490

EMI starts at 668.98 per month

Washington DC Segway Tour

Washington DC Segway Tour

As you cruise through the Nation's Capital, past the monuments, White House and American icons, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of un

Location : Washington DC

Starting from5136

EMI starts at 458.73 per month

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

As the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, the Big Bus tour is the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall. Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC with over 40 sto

Location : Washington DC

Starting from1952

EMI starts at 174.35 per month

Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Take a full-day tour from Washington DC to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery, two of Virginia’s most popular attractions! On this great-value day trip, you'll tour Mount Vernon, George Wash

Location : Washington DC

Starting from6292

EMI starts at 561.98 per month

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

See Washington DC’s major sites in a fun, unique way – aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the White House, US Capitol Building, Jefferso

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3475

EMI starts at 310.38 per month

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

You haven't seen Washington DC until you've seen it at night! On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington DC, and see first-hand how Washington turns into a diff

Location : Washington DC

Starting from2517

EMI starts at 224.81 per month

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

See DC's historical monuments and landmarks up close and personal on a 3-hour bike tour with an informative guide. Cruise around the National Mall to see some of the most famous sights in Washington D

Location : Washington DC

Starting from2397

EMI starts at 214.09 per month

Guided Tour of Washington DC

Guided Tour of Washington DC

Explore Washington DC’s top landmarks and monuments on a 3- or 6-hour tour by deluxe coach with full narration from an expert guide throughout the tour. Stop at the White House, Martin Luther King Jr

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3852

EMI starts at 344.05 per month

War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 5-hour coach or van and walking tour. See JFK’s grave site and the Eternal Flame, and stroll through sites includi

Location : Washington DC

Starting from4483

EMI starts at 400.41 per month

Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour of Mount Vernon, Washington’s home of more than 40 years. On your visit to this famous historical s

Location : Washington DC

Starting from5072

EMI starts at 453.02 per month

Epic Evening Tour: Small Group Bus Tour

Epic Evening Tour: Small Group Bus Tour

This nightly small group bus tour is 30 minutes longer than most other companies ensuring all guests an epic evening in Washington DC. It offers the flexibility to visit all the major attractions with

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3702

EMI starts at 330.65 per month

2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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 Memo

Location : Washington DC

Starting from8989

EMI starts at 802.87 per month

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour Includes Guided Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour Includes Guided Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

Discover Washington DC at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Washington DC at your own pace. This inc

Location : Washington DC

Starting from821

EMI starts at 73.33 per month

Washington DC Guided Night Tour

Washington DC Guided Night Tour

Take a guided evening tour of Washington DC’s monuments and memorials -- majestic by day and spectacular when floodlit at night! See the Lincoln Memorial and more from the comfort of a state-of-the-ar

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3342

EMI starts at 298.5 per month

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience one of the country’s most famous cemeteries at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC. Visit the most notable graves and memorials

Location : Washington DC

Starting from809

EMI starts at 72.26 per month

Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC

Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC

Day or night, customize your itinerary from a list of the most popular sites around the greater DC area while being chauffeured like a celebrity in a Mercedes Sprinter, SUV, or Lincoln. See DC like ne

Location : Washington DC

Starting from27392

EMI starts at 2446.57 per month

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour is a safe and enjoyable cycling trip of the most popular sights of Washington. Sites you will see include the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court

Location : Washington DC

Starting from2397

EMI starts at 214.09 per month

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and more, an

Location : Washington DC

Starting from4580

EMI starts at 409.07 per month

African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

Washington, D.C. has been a center of African-American history and culture since the creation of this “Federal District.” Visit the sites rooted in our nation’s history thanks to the contributions

Location : Washington DC

Starting from5072

EMI starts at 453.02 per month

Washington DC Twilight Tour

Washington DC Twilight Tour

Join this open-air, London style double-decker bus tour that allows you to see America's Capital City when she's at her most beautiful: by twilight! On this tour, you'll visit Washington's most stunni

Location : Washington DC

Starting from2312

EMI starts at 206.5 per month

In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

Veer from the standard Washington, DC, tourist path with this insightful 6.5-hour Mount Vernon cruise and tour. Your Mount Vernon boat tour kicks off with a narrated ride up the scenic Potomac River,

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3630

EMI starts at 324.22 per month

Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour

Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour

Discover the major points of interest in Washington, DC on this guided, 7-hour, sightseeing tour. This small-group bus tour visits many of the famous monuments and memorials, like the White House, the

Location : Washington DC

Starting from4965

EMI starts at 443.46 per month

National Mall and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Tour

National Mall and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Tour

Make the most of your visit to DC on this comprehensive 5 to 5.5 hour small group tour welcoming no more than 8 guests. Our guide will show you the iconic monuments of DC on the National Mall, foll

Location : Washington DC

Starting from7640

EMI starts at 682.38 per month

Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington National Cemetery and National Museum of Ame

Location : Washington DC

Starting from7640

EMI starts at 682.38 per month

Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour

Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour

Explore Arlington National Cemetery and Washington DC's major monuments on this 8 hour guided tour bus and walking tour. Visit the grave of John F Kennedy and his Eternal Flame. Witness the Changing o

Location : Washington DC

Starting from8089

EMI starts at 722.48 per month

Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

Come aboard Washington's premier dining ship! This 2.5-3 hour dinner cruise takes you along the Potomac River for panoramic views of the nation's greatest monuments as you dine on a freshly prepare

Location : Washington DC

Starting from4774

EMI starts at 426.4 per month

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

At Washington DC’s International Spy Museum, enter a world of gadgets, weapons, cameras, vehicles and technologies used for espionage throughout the world. Hear stories of secret missions, examine art

Location : Washington DC

Starting from1284

EMI starts at 114.68 per month

Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this private, 4-hour, sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van and enjoy an educational and entertaining

Location : Washington DC

Starting from10615

EMI starts at 948.1 per month

Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

On this 4.5 hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home, and home town, of George Washington. Mount Vernon, across the Potomac River in Virginia, is a living museum of the life and times of the firs

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3356

EMI starts at 299.75 per month

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

See Washington D.C.'s most memorable sites with knowledgeable and passionate local guides, by night! This 4-hour tour uncovers the beauty of Washington D.C. after the sun sets. We will tour Rosslyn, G

Location : Washington DC

Starting from3424

EMI starts at 305.82 per month


Washington Dc - Sightseeing Tours and Activities


The capital and the federal district of the US and the seat of the main branches of its government, Washington, D.C. has unparalleled collection of many of the country’s museums, memorials and treasured monuments. The vistas between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial are known all over the world as symbols the most powerful and wealthiest nation. Shedding its former reputation as a dangerous and boring city, the place now has a dining, shopping and nightlife scene that befitting a world-class metropolis. You will truly find it as an exciting destination.

 

Sightseeing destinations in Washington, D.C.

Virtually, all tourists in the city flock to the National Mall, which is a beautiful stretch of parkland holding many monuments and Smithsonian museums. But though the Smithsonian is truly a site that you cannot miss, do not fool yourself, as you cannot truly say that you have been to D.C. until you have explored it out and about. You should go to the North Central, West and East Districts, as well as the suburbs, to find other great places of interest, such as the National Zoo, National Cathedral, Chevy Chase, Atlas District, National Arboretum, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and many more! 

 

Top tour activities in Washington, D.C.

There are plenty of things to do to fill a holiday in this great metropolis, and here are some activities that you should include in your itinerary:

  • Getting in Touch with Nature at the Rock Creek Park - This park is one of the most favorite places in the city for running, cycling, skating and even horseback riding. With about 32 miles of hiking trails and paved roads, you will be able to easily spend a whole day here to sweat it out or just stretch your legs and relax. You can also explore the Civil War battle site at Fort Stevens and the old mill here. 
  • Cruising in Annapolis - Many people say that your trip to D.C. would not be complete without sailing in Annapolis. They add that it is practically a D.C. rite of passage to spend a day on its waters and join in an epic crab feast. You can book a 2-hour cruise on the Chesapeake Bay, where you can experience sailing into the sunset, while sipping your favorite juice or drinking fine beer.
  • Chilling Out at the Meridian Hill Park - Unofficially known as the Malcolm X Park, this park located in Columbia Heights is filled with sculptures and memorials. Here, you can pack a picnic and hang out in front of the Cascading Waterfall in the formal garden or watch a concert at the upper mall area.

 

Top tour attractions in Washington, D.C.

Among the plethora of attractions, the following make D.C. what it is to the eyes of the people around the world: 

  • United States Capitol and Capitol Hill - The Capitol is recognized worldwide as a symbol of the US. Its huge dome was based on the one at St. Peter’s in Rome and stands out above all other buildings in the city.
  • The White House - This is the official residence of the president, which was originally built by James Hoban in 1792 and rebuilt in 1818. Though it will give you a great feeling to see this iconic building just from the outside, you can tour the interior by making advanced reservations through your embassy or the Congressional office.
  • The Lincoln Memorial - This is undoubtedly the best-loved of all memorials in the city, highlighting at its center the 19-foot marble statue of a seated President Abraham Lincoln.

 

Washington, D.C. sightseeing tours and activities

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