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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 $79 per person

See the best of Washington, DC on a 6-hour coach tour, and marvel at historic landmarks such as 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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
You won’t find a better way to see the city than on this full day tour! Spend the day discovering our Nation’s Capital, visiting historical landmarks and monuments. Throughout the day, learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States. Many of the architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C. commemorate important chapters in American history. You will spend the day visiting 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. landscape. The experienced guides will educate you every important detail of each monument and help you experience everything DC has to offer. Enjoy a live Tour Guides who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Full itinerary: • 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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the United States Navy Memorial

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Important information

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 132 reviews

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Our guide was amazing, even when we had some challenging people in our group she kept everyone on track was patient, but was also respectful of everyone’s time. She made sure she covered everything promised in the tour description (yes even the Potomac river ride) gave us time to eat a quick meal/ snack. She was also very knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend this to everyone specially if it’s your fist time here. I would also do this as early ad you can during your trip in case you want to come back to any of the monuments and spend more time on your own you can still do that. (All tho we got to see AND take pictures on every monument mentioned on this tour description.

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July 31, 2021

Excellent driver (Thomas) excellent knowledgeable and wise tour guide but I forgot her name (07/29/2021 bus #31 at 10:00am Whoever worked that.. I loved all the bus tour! The cruise part of the tour wasn’t subpar, the crew was 0% friendly and the atmosphere was tiresome but thankfully when it was over our tour guide and driver lifted our spirits Omit the cruise and take the tour I give it 4 1/3 stars out of 5 because of the cruise

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July 30, 2021

I would highly recommend this tour. If you are new to the city, as we were, you will soon be able to get your bearings on how the city lays out. The guide will highlight and give substance to the history of the city, walk you through the important monuments and leave you wanting to see more.

July 27, 2021

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