Best of DC Plus US Capitol Grounds and Access to National Archives

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1,491 reviews   (4.52)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Your VIP experience begins at US Navy Memorial.

Your tour includes guided stops at the White House (outside only), the National World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

For the final stop, we’ve arranged reserved access to the National Archives Building where you can see our Declaration of Independence among other treasures!

Please note that you will be able to view the exterior of the US Capitol Building and grounds. Entry is not included.

What's Included

Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: April 1 to October 15)

English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)

Luxury Tour Bus - Closed-Top or Glass-Top/Open-Top Convertible Bus

Tickets to the National Archives Building

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Apr 1 due to colder temperatures.
  • During peak season, security lines are long. As such, arriving ahead of time is highly encouraged.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please Arrive at the Meeting Point No Later Than 9:30 AM For Check-In.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Security restrictions at the National Archives prevent any food or drinks being brought through security.
  • Strollers may not be accommodated on tour.
  • Tour Departure Times Are Subject to Change Due to Local Traffic Conditions.
  • Walking is involved to get an up-close look at the monuments; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Please note that you will be able to view the exterior of the US Capitol Building and grounds. Entry is not included.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
The tour starts and ends at the US Navy Memorial Plaza at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol
Outside only. Enjoy this glorious park and centerpiece of the capital city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
This brand new memorial completed in 2020 is dedicated to massive legacy of President Eisenhower with a large wall depicting the cliffs of Normandy behind the simple memorial designed by iconic American designer Frank Gehry.

• Admission Ticket Free

National World War I Memorial
The newest memorial in Washington, DC has been long in the making. A beautiful plaza and water feature outside the historic Willard Hotel & the Treasury Department.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

White House
When arriving at the White House (outside only), you will see the Executive Residence of the President and his family, as well as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk through the Elipse, otherwise known as the South Lawn.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

National World War II Memorial
Guided tour of WWII Memorial.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Guided tour of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, which will transport you back in time to the years of 1933-1945.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial
Guided tour of Jefferson Memorial.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Our seasonably offered boat cruise (April 1 - October 15) departs from Georgetown Harbor after time for lunch. Please note: In the winter months, guests enjoy lunch and sightseeing by the Pentagon.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Visit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011 – just across the Tidal Basin.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Guided tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Includes walking. This stop is conjoined with the one above.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Korean War Veterans Memorial
A stunning memorial steps away from the Reflecting Pool depicts lifelike statues walking through moss along a wall carved with images in a design inspired by the Penisula itself.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lincoln Memorial
This stunning landmark celebrates its centennial this year.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The National Archives Museum
Delight in reserved entrance into the National Archives Building!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great Tour with engaging staff
ReeserIV, 07-01-2023
This tour was great. We had Evan as our driver, and Joey was our guide. Evan stayed with the vehicle so we could leave out bags and souvenirs we bought a long the way and never had to worry about them. They provide water and rain ponchos (which came in handy). Joey was delightful and had a bunch of insite to share about everything we went to and things we drove by to see. Joey engaged with each party along the way to make sure everyone felt included and even took pictures of us with our cameras at the sights. We really enjoyed the day with them.
Brittany and Maggie were...
Aaron_J, 28-12-2022
Brittany and Maggie were great! Brittany was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
Aaron and Stacy J
Britney was very...
Tais_A, 28-12-2022
Britney was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to the whole group. Overall a great experience.
The BEST tour & guide!
Stacy_M, 20-12-2022
Nick was our tour guide!! He was absolutely amazing! He was so knowledgeable of everything DC & the surrounding areas. This tour helped us see so many memorials & the top sites all in one day. I would recommend to anyone coming to DC!
The trip was 7 hrs but it...
Luis_L, 31-12-2022
The trip was 7 hrs but it went fast. The narrator was great and the monuments wants to make you believe there is still hope for the world

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