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Washington Dc - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

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.

VIP DC: Capitol, National Archives Priority Entry; Sights Tour

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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

Duration
8 hours

Washington DC Segway Tour

(363) Reviews

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

Duration
3 hours

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

(777) Reviews

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

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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

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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

Duration
4 hours 30 minutes

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

(170) Reviews

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

Duration
2 hours

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

(1547) Reviews

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

Duration
3 to 8 hrs

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

(96) Reviews

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

Duration
3 hours

Guided Tour of Washington DC

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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

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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

(163) Reviews

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

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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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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

Duration
5 hours

African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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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

Duration
4 hours

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

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Witness the site of the largest battle ever fought on US soil on this day trip from Washington DC to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Relax on a picturesque drive through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countr

Duration
10 hours 30 minutes

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off, Arlington National Cemetery Tour

(1352) Reviews

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

Duration
2 to 16 hrs

Washington DC Guided Night Tour

(676) Reviews

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

Duration
3 hours

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

(57) Reviews

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

Duration
2 to 9 hrs

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

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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

Duration
4 hours

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

(99) Reviews

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

Duration
3 hours

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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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

Duration
6 hours

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

(129) Reviews

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

Duration
4 hours

Washington DC Twilight Tour

(97) Reviews

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

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes

Mount Vernon, Potomac River Cruise: George Washington Tour

(300) Reviews

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,

Duration
6 hours 30 minutes

See the City Segway Tour

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Join us on a guided Segway tour through the Nation's Capital and experience all of the great sights the city has to offer! There will be an abundance of photo opportunities of more than 25 historic

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

National Mall and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Tour

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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

Duration
5 to 5.5 hrs

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

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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

Duration
5 to 5.5 hrs

Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour

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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

Duration
8 hours

Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

(90) Reviews

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

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International Spy Museum

(211) Reviews

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

Duration
Flexible

Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

(69) Reviews

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this private, 3-4-hour, sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van and enjoy an educational and entertaini

Duration
3 to 4 hrs

Washington DC Duck Tour

(226) Reviews

See Washington DC from the land and water on a unique duck tour! Traveling in an original WWII amphibious vehicle, this 90-minute tour takes you to the famous monuments of Washington DC before spla

Duration
90 minutes

Epic Washington DC Evening Tour: Small-Group Van Tour

(289) Reviews

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

Duration
4 hours

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.

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