Guided tour

Washington, DC: Arlington Cemetery & DC Monuments Tour

Washington, DC: Arlington Cemetery & DC Monuments Tour

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From US$ 84 per person

Likely to sell out

This tour is perfect for guests who don't have a lot of time, but want to see a lot. This 5-hour guided tour combines an Arlington National Cemetery walking tour with the popular half-day bus tour with stops at most of the best-known DC attractions.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Learn about the history and significance of Arlington Cemetery
  • Be amazed at what your tour guides can fit into 5 hours
  • Take the opportunity to take great pictures at each of the monuments where your bus stops
Full description
Join this 5-hour tour that starts with Arlington National Cemetery, and then see some of the most famous Washington, DC monuments. Start with a 90 minute walk through Arlington National Cemetery and visit John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Changing of the Guard. Once you finish the walking tour of Arlington Cemetery, you will be picked up to start your guided tour of many of the top sights of Washington, DC. Travel by an air-conditioned bus from one sight to the next. Hop off the bus at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King  Jr Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the exterior of the White House, and the exterior of the U.S Capitol. Your guides will detail the history surrounding each site. Enjoy ample time for photo opportunities at each stop.  The tour ends from 1:00 PM at the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Live tour guide
  • Bus transportation
  • 90-minute walking tour of Arlington Cemetery
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Stops for food
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at 7:30 AM at the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station (Blue Line). Go to the top of the escalator and look for the Signature Tours Guide. The guide will be looking for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour does not have a break for lunch
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed on the bus or in Arlington Cemetery
  • The Arlington Cemetery portion of the tour is recommended only for those able to stand and walk briskly for that period of time and is not ideal for those accompanied by children or babies in strollers
  • A valid passport or driving license (US residents only) is required for entrance to Arlington National Cemetery
  • Plan for the weather, as most of the tour is outdoors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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It's an amazing experience to be at Arlington and see the sheer beauty and bravery of the site and its inhabitants. The changing of the guards is a time honored tradition and it was a privilege to see it. The monuments were spectacular. Our tour guide, Larry, was amazing and had a great personality for the different places he took us.

August 9, 2022

Tyrone was geeat

October 9, 2022

Informative and interesting guide.

September 1, 2022

Product ID: 348536