Arlington Cemetery & Changing of the Guard - Semi-private Tour


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Make your own way to Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll meet a guide and group for this small-group tour, limited to eight people for a more personal experience of the site.
Walk between the gravestones of the more than 400,000 service members and their families in Arlington, and learn the stories behind the cemetery’s most famous tombs. See the final resting place of President John F. Kennedy and visit the graves of General William Sheridan, the renowned boxer Joe Louis, an Audie Murphy, one of America's most decorated soldiers.
Visit the memorial to the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger, then see the mast of the U.S.S. Maine, which sank in the Havana Harbor during the Cuban revolt. If possible, you’ll have the chance to watch a Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Before leaving the cemetery, visit the Arlington home of Robert E. Lee, which eventually grew into the 624-acre (253-ha) site that’s still used today.
Throughout the tour of Arlington National Cemetery, the guide will share stories about the site’s history and traditions, for a unique glimpse of United States heritage. This tour concludes at Arlington National Cemetery.


Arlington National Cemetery walking tour
Visit key graves and memorials
See the house of Robert E. Lee
Small group tour
Led by a local guide


A sobering reminder of the realities of war, the Arlington National Cemetery is a beautiful tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like that of President John F. Kennedy. We’ll even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. The cemetery is even home to memorials commemorating the disasters of space shuttles Columbia and Challenger.
Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy , your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the Unknowns where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House we’ll visit, became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.


Semi-Private Walking Tour
Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
Duration 2.5 Hours
Professional Tour Guide
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum


Hotel pickup or drop-off
Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 3 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 10 people per tour allowed
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than a day before the activity start time.