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Washington, DC: Open Top Bus Tour By Night

1. Washington, DC: Open Top Bus Tour By Night

Experience the beauty of Washington, DC on an open-top bus tour at night Discover the grandeur of the nation's monuments and memorials dramatically illuminated by the city lights. Climb aboard a double-decker bus for a journey down the dramatic National Mall, flanked by the White House and Jefferson Memorial. From the dome of the US Capitol Building to the World War II Memorial, you'll see Washington, DC at its most enchanting. Sit back and relax as you learn the history of Washington from the entertaining and expert digital commentary.

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

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

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day-tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Board your glamourous, climate-controlled, panoramic bus at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Head to all the major highlights of regular sightseeing tours and enjoy a lunch break and an opportunity to travel through the Tidal Basin. Learn about some of the most fascinating landmarks in the USA, including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, and National Archives, plus breathtaking memorials of Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt. After lunch, summer brings the opportunity for a boat ride through Georgetown and the DC Waterfront. In winter, this Washington bus tour culminates with a visit to the Pentagon and several more fascinating war memorials. 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

Washington DC: Bus Tour to the Highlights of the Capital

3. Washington DC: Bus Tour to the Highlights of the Capital

Capitalize on your time in the capital with this whistle-stop city tour of Washington DC. Board one of the luxury buses at the U.S. Navy Memorial before cruising past the National Archives to the U.S. Capitol Building. Let your guide give you the lowdown, from the original Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Take in incredible views of the two-mile-long Smithsonian Museum and imposing Washington Monument, which is the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs with stops at the White House and Lincoln Memorial, where you can climb the stairs to see the famous statue of America’s 16th President. Then, take an informative guided walk around the beautiful WW2 Memorial. The tour takes a loop from the United States Navy Memorial, stopping at memorable sites, such as the Vietnam Memorial, US Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial. An experienced guide will explain every significant detail of each monument and memorial, and give you the most comprehensive and intimate tour experience DC has to offer. Marvel at the many Smithsonian museums, National Mall, Freedom Plaza, and much more from onboard the bus. Then, learn the history of the White House, Capitol Building, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King Memorial during short guided walks.

Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

4. Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Washington D.C. has so many monuments that sightseeing can be bewildering. But on this guided sightseeing bus tour, tour guides will take you up close and personal to treasured monuments while expert drivers navigate Washington traffic. Explore history and learn important facts with your guide throughout the tour, and have a chance to get off at each of the following stops to take pictures and get a closer look: • U.S. Capitol (exterior only) • White House (exterior only) • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • World War II Memorial • Potomac River Cruise (included from March 25–October 15. When boat does not operate, the Jefferson Memorial will be added as a stop.) • Lincoln Memorial

Washington D.C.: National Mall and Memorials Walking Tour

5. Washington D.C.: National Mall and Memorials Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the iconic sites of Washington D.C., which is an extremely popular tour option when visiting the city. You’ll begin by exploring the memorials on the National Mall’s western side. This area will introduce you to American history through the architecture and symbolism of these sites and the stories of the men and women they honor. This walking tour of the National Mall is a great introduction to Washington D.C. and American history, and your expert guide will treat you to unexpected stories and hidden sites along the way. The monuments and sites you will encounter on this tour include the Washington Monument, the White House (from afar), the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. You will be treated to many photo opportunities along the way, so keep your cameras and phones handy.

Washington DC: Best of Capitol Hill Guided Bike Tour

6. Washington DC: Best of Capitol Hill Guided Bike Tour

Learn your civics by cycle. Visit the 3 branches of the US Government—Executive (White House), Legislative (Congress), and Judiciary (Supreme Court). See the Capitol Building from all angles and take a photo in front of the majestic Supreme Court Building. See where America's most important political decisions get made before cruising down Capitol Hill towards the most famous avenue in the city, Pennsylvania Avenue, where there is a protected bike lane all the way to the White House. Learn about the movers and shakers of American politics—past and present. Where do presidents go out to eat? Where do foreign dignitaries stay when they come to DC? Who put the Capitol on that hill? Find the answers to all these questions and more. See the new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and get tips for visiting newly re-opened Smithsonian Museums. Get insider anecdotes and fun facts from your guide as you take in all the sights on this high-energy, 2-hour guided bike tour. This tour has some uphill routes to be aware of. Please feel free to upgrade to an electric bike if you want an easier ride.

DC Monuments & Memorials Architectural Walking Tour

7. DC Monuments & Memorials Architectural Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the base of the Washington Monument. Start your tour by learning a bit about the history and controversies surrounding the construction of the 555-feet marble obelisk. Head towards the WW11 Memorial. Learn about the symbolism abound in this landmark built to honor those who served in the Second World War. Walk to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, often called the Vietnam Wall. Hear about the young designer and some of the secret design choices she is thought to have included. Continue to the Korean War Veterans Memorial and dive once again into the stories behind the design, from intentional reflections to the positioning of the soldiers. Finally, make your way up the steps to where Abe sits atop the Lincoln Memorial, to learn facts about the design of this grand and iconic structure erected in honor of the 16th president.

DC: City Highlights Tour and Photography Class with Wine

8. DC: City Highlights Tour and Photography Class with Wine

Enjoy a wholesome adventure by taking a guided sightseeing tour to some of the major cultural and historic sites in DC. Then, learn all about film photography in an interesting class, where you'll get a wonderful insight into this traditional craft while sipping on a glass of wine. Start out by exploring the city, with visits to the US Botanic Garden, the Union Market historic district, the National Cathedral, the trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood, and the National Gallery of Art. Complement your experience by joining a 90-minute photography course, where you'll learn how to develop traditional film photography in a dark room and even take your developed image home. While you work on your photo skills, you can enjoy some snacks, wine, and other drinks.

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What people are saying about World War II Memorial, Washington DC

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 980 reviews

We took two tours while in DC and this one was easily the better! Our guide, Vernon, was knowledgeable and fun. Shout out to him! The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. The driver, Chris, was excellent. We stopped at many well-known sites with enough time to visit. Vernon accompanied us to each and continued to share information. We were given enough time to have lunch before boarding for the river cruise which we also enjoyed. My only regret is that we had already booked our Monuments by Moonlight tour with another company. It was disappointing compared to this tour.

Tyrone was a great guide, he had a vast knowledge of everything on the tour and had a great sense of humor. We had enough time to spend at every stop and didn't feel rushed or bored ever.

Driver and guide were very knowledgeable and caring. Made sure everyone was comfortable and tried to accommodate all requests.

Great experience at night on the open top bus, very enjoyable and informative.

Marcus the driver and Brittney the tour guide were awesome.