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Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

From US$ 84 per person

See Washington, DC's important sites on a 6-hour coach tour. Marvel at historic landmarks like the US Navy Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, and White House. From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Marvel at the architecture and landmarks while touring Washington, D.C.
  • Learn DC’s history from an experienced guides
  • Take a 1-hour boat cruise on the Potomac River from March through September
  • Enjoy an intimate experience with personalized attention from your guide
Full description

Spend the day discovering Washington DC while visiting historical landmarks and monuments. Learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States and see architectural landmarks that commemorate important chapters in American history.

On this tour visit historic and iconic places, like the breathtaking Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the unprecedented Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the inspiring Marine Corps War Memorial. Head over to Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break. Board the bus to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and enjoy its spectacular views of Arlington Cemetery and the Washington, D.C. cityscape.

During your tour learn from your live tour guide who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Your guide will educate you on the important details of each monument.

From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River. The full itinerary of this tour includes:

• Jefferson Memorial • U.S. Capitol Building • FDR Memorial • World War II Memorial • Iwo Jima Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Martin Luther King Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • White House • Korean War Memorial

  • Transportation by bus
  • 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River (March-September only)
  • Live commentaries
  • Lunch
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the United States Navy Memorial

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The river cruise is seasonal and only operates March to September
  • Please note that live tour guide narration is provided in English only
  • For Spanish and Mandarin languages, you must download the Tour Buddy App
  • This activity does not include lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 146 reviews

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The overall experience was great. Joey, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and we saw a lot of stuff. However, we didn't enjoy the river cruise. We felt like there were too many people on the boat as there were 2 busloads of people put on the boat, making it impossible to see some points of interest at the time the guide was telling about them. Additionally, we felt like the stops were rushed at only 15 min per stop and no time to spend in gift shops.

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October 12, 2021

Comfortable van with leather seats. Joey, our guide, was excellent, and really cared that you understood the facts she conveyed. My wife and I enjoyed her enthusiastic delivery, even though she has probably done the narrative 1,000 times. Thomas, our experienced driver, msnueveredv the van to get us close to all drop off points. He was very welcoming.

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October 1, 2021

Christopher and Ali were our guide and driver… they were awesome! They really knew their stuff! Christopher was so patient with those of us that were older & slower. Ali always had the bus right where it was supposed to be and very punctual. That was much appreciated. We also loved the boat ride. My only suggestion would be that as we sign up for this tour, from the description I was under the impression that lunch was included in the price of the tour. Maybe you could change the verbiage a bit. Thank you for a lovely day in our nations capital! Sucerey, Lori Strasburger

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September 21, 2021

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