Guided tour

DC: Monuments Tour with Optional Arlington National Cemetery

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DC: Monuments Tour with Optional Arlington National Cemetery

Activity provider: DC Guided Tours
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From US$ 49 per person

See the top highlights of Washington DC. Choose between a 5-hour tour that includes the Arlington National Cemetery, or a 3-hour tour without it.

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Duration 3 - 5 hours
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  • See all of DC's main sights and finish in time for lunch
  • Learn about the history behind the city's most important monuments
  • Choose to add on a guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery
Full description
Make the most of your visit to Washington, DC with this morning tour. Take in the most important and iconic monuments of the nation's capital.  If you are pressed for time, you can book the option without the morning visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Enjoy a 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city's most important monuments, meeting the tour guide in downtown Washington DC. Your journey ends around 1:30 PM at the Lincoln Memorial, which is convenient to reach the National Mall, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, the Kennedy Center, and more. If you choose the Arlington National Cemetery option, your morning will start with a 2-hour walk through this solemn site with an expert guide. in the cemetery, you will have the opportunity to visit John F. Kennedy's grave and see the Eternal Flame lit by Jackie Kennedy over 50 years ago. Then you will continue along to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and witness the Changing of the Guard, a long-running ceremony.  Once done with your Arlington Tour, you will be picked up and taken to Downtown Washington, DC to start the next portion of your tour. You will visit many of the top sights of the city including the White House and Lincoln Memorial, with an air-conditioned coach bus to take you from one sight to the next. See the entire National Mall from the bus, learning about Washington and its history, then step out at select locations for a guided walk through the memorials. On this 5-hour tour you will see all of DC's most important sites and understand their significance.
  • 3-hour guided Washington DC tour
  • 2-hour tour & entrance to Arlington National Cemetery (if option selected)
  • Expert local guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Transportation in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour has options to choose from: one with the Arlington National Cemetery tour and entrance included, and one without. Please book your preferred option
  • The Arlington National Cemetery portion involves a fair amount of walking. This option is not suggested for children in strollers or those with mobility impairments
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4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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May 1, 2022

It was a great tour. We were happy to have started at Arlington early in the morning. Learned a lot all day. Thank you!

July 11, 2021

July 7, 2021

Product ID: 386716