Washington DC: National Archives Building

Washington DC: National Archives Building

From US$ 99 per person

Get to know Washington DC on this in-depth tour of the city's highlights. From April-October, enjoy a Potomac River cruise.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • See all the major sites of the US capital on a sightseeing tour of Washington DC
  • Delight in reserved entrance into the National Archives Building and the U.S. Capitol Building (coming soon)
  • Cruise down the Potomac River on a boat and enjoy a boxed lunch as you cruise (Seasonal)
  • Enjoy guided walking tours of the major monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the key War Memorials
  • Be entertained and informed by a personal licensed DC Tour guide who will accompany you throughout the day
Full description

Discover some of the best highlights the city has to offer on this comprehensive guided tour of Washington, DC. Delight in reserved entrance into the National Archives Building and the U.S. Capitol Building (coming soon). Enjoy a guided tour of the White House (outside only), the National World War II Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, and more. For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: March 15th to October 15th).

  • Access to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Access to United States Capitol
  • Access to L'Enfant Plaza
  • Access to U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
  • Access to Potomac River
  • Access to Jefferson Memorial
  • Access to Lincoln Memorial
  • Access to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Access to District of Columbia War Memorial
  • Access to The U.S. National Archives
  • Access to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Access to Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
  • Water
  • Water
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    US Navy Memorial Plaza: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • During peak season, security lines are long - as such, please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour's departure time for a timely check-in
    • Boat cruise on the Potomac River; April 1 to October 15
    • In the off-season, in lieu of boat cruise, guests visit Pentagon City Mall for shopping and lunch (lunch included in the tour price)
    • This tour includes reserved entrance into the National Archives Building
    • Coming soon - reserved entrance into the U.S. Capitol Building
    • The live tour narration is in English only
    • For Spanish and Mandarin languages, you must download the Tour Buddy App
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 147 reviews

    Review summary

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    I would have been rated 5 stars if only we completed 8hrs as detailed when i booked it. We started on time but we ended 2 hrs early. I know its raining at that time but we took this tour for us to make memories like taking photos. Much appreciated Of course for the history provided. Worth the money we paid.

    December 21, 2019

    This was a very informative tour that covered the monuments, the Capitol, and the National Archives. The web site said to arrive between 8:30-8:45. I arrived at 8:32 and the group had already left. After waiting, and then a phone call, they were able to give me directions so that I could meet up with the group that left early. The tour was supposed to include VIP entrance into both of the buildings and we were simply dropped off in front of the archives without a tour. Our guide, Christopher, was excellent.

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    December 7, 2019

    Amazing tour!

    I decided to take the tour because I was travelling to Washington DC by myself and I can definitely say that I don't regret my choice! Nick is an exceptional super entertaining guide and I loved all the funny moments when he tried to talk about history using some jokes as well! Our driver Thomas was so friendly and helpful and his presence was a plus for our experience! We have visited so many places and received so much information without feeling exhausting. I even made a friend during the tour with whom I went out afterwards. Overall, I appreciated the staff, their help and the facilities provided to us! I highly recommend the company and the tour and I will definitely be their customer in the near future!

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    August 23, 2019

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