Washington Monument and DC Highlights Tour in Washington, DC

USA Guided Tours701 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC, DC 20004
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Overview

USA Guided Tours’ Washington DC bus tour is an excellent way to experience DC. This half-day Washington monument tour features famous sights like the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the outside of the White House and U.S. Capitol Building, and more. Enjoy reserved entry into the Washington Monument and get insider information from your local guide.

up to 4 hrs 1 to 30 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington, DC Travel Experts
  • This Washington DC monuments tour is approximately 4 hours.
  • Includes stops at DC's most sought-after attractions and landmarks.
  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Ticket includes bottled water, air-conditioned transport between stops, and reserved entry into the Washington Monument.
  • Tour ends at the Washington Monument (inside tour).
  • Family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
  • Bring your camera.

Description

from Washington Monument and DC Highlights Tour
Experience Washington DC's most sought-after attractions and landmarks!

On this half-day guided tour, you'll enjoy a guided bus tour of DC's most famous landmarks and monuments: including the outside of the U.S. Capitol Building and the White House, with stops at the Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the historic Martin Luther King Memorial.

Beat the long entrance lines and enjoy reserved entry into the Washington Monument. Take the elevator to the 500' observation deck, which provides breathtaking views on the North, South, East, and West sides of the Monument. You can also walk down to the small museum on the 490' level.

See all of DC's major monuments and memorials up close, taking about 10 to 15-minutes at each stop as your guide is with you at all attractions. Take advantage of the guided walks and photo opportunities!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Monument and DC Highlights Tour

How long is the Washington Monument and DC Highlights tour?

This Washington DC bus tour is a half-day tour that lasts approximately 4 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected tour time for check-in. The general tour will end at 2:00 PM at the Washington Monument; guests will then be escorted to the orientation and security line and proceed with the self-guided portion of the tour.

Where does the Washington Monument and DC Highlights Tour depart?

This Washington DC monuments tour departs from the U.S. Navy Memorial located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004.

What if I'm late?

USA Guided Tours recommends arriving at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure your reservation is honored. You have up to ten (10) minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on tour. Ten (10) minutes before the departure time, they note outstanding reservations as "no-shows." If they have walk-up passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time.

What's included in this tour?

The tour includes bottled water, entry tickets to the Washington Monument, an expert guide, and air-conditioned transport between landmarks.

What type of bus will we use on this Washington DC tour?

USA Guided Tours uses 35-passenger luxury tour buses for their daily mixed tour groups. They do their best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus. They reserve the right to substitute their small-capacity tour buses with larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and their tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

What will I see on this Washington DC tour?

You will visit D.C.'s important historical monuments, including the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the historic Martin Luther King Memorial. Enjoy views from the Washington Monument's 500-foot (152-meter) observation deck.

How long do we stay at each stop?

It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. USA Guided Tours has allowed enough time at every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures.

What should I bring?

USA Guided Tours' buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. They ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour. Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases, or backpacks you carry.

What should I wear?

There is light walking involved during stops at the landmarks. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes during this trip.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, this tour is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Children under 3 years old ride for free if they sit in their parent's lap during the tour. You may purchase a child's ticket if you would rather have a separate seat for your infant.

Does this tour include hotel pick up and drop off?

No.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, their buses are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please make a note in the "special needs" section at time of booking, or call the number on your e-ticket to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. There will be many great photo opportunities.

Can I reschedule my tour?

They understand things come up, so they will happily change your date or time as long as they have availability. If you must make a change, please call the phone number on your e-ticket.