VIP DC: Capitol, National Archives Priority Entry; Sights Tour

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USD12900

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration9 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Meet your guide and the rest of the tour group at Neptune Fountain to begin this full-day tour with admission to the US Capitol Building, visits to top DC memorials and access to the a National Archives tour—a best of DC tour rolled into one.
Enjoy reserved entry into the United States Capitol Building for a guided walking tour of this historic building, home to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Watch a film on the history of government in the US, then continue exploring the building to learn about the country’s legislature.
Then return to the shuttle to look around and through the nation’s monuments and memorials. See top sites in DC with stops at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, the White House, National World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
This tour also features a scenic, seasonal boat cruise along the Potomac River (mid-March to mid-October only).
A choice of lunch options are available in Georgetown (own expense).
At the end of the tour, gain priority entrance into the National Archives Museum for an up-close look at the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. These historic documents are housed in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. Also, enjoy access to the Public Vaults, a permanent exhibit gallery with fascinating original records, like Abraham Lincoln's telegrams to his generals, and much more.
The tour concludes at the National Archives Building.

Highlights

Enjoy priority entrance to two of Washington DC's top attractions
Pick between exploring by closed-top or glass-roofed coach
Enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Potomac River (April 1st to mid-October)
This tour is perfect for first-time Washington DC visitors

Itinerary

Reserved entry to the U.S. Capitol Building - the centerpiece of the capital city!
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.
Guided tour of WWII 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.
Guided tour of Jefferson Memorial.
Visit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011 – just across the Tidal Basin.
- enjoy our seasonal boat cruise (April 1 - October 15)
- the tour price includes a boat cruise, and tourists will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at one of several waterfront restaurants in the summer
- in the winter months, guests enjoy lunch and sightseeing by the Pentagon
This stunning landmark celebrates its centennial this year.
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.
Guided tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Includes walking. This stop is conjoined with the one above.
Guided tour of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, which will transport you back in time to the years of 1933-1945.
Delight in reserved entrance into the National Archives Building!

Inclusions

Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: April 1 to October 15)
Luxury Climate-Controlled Tour Bus
Reserved Entry to the U.S. Capitol Building
Tickets to the National Archives Building
English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)

Exclusions

Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Walking is involved to get an up-close look at the monuments (comfortable shoes are recommended)
  • Strollers may not be accommodated on tour
  • Security restrictions at the US Capitol and National Archives Buildings prevent any food or drinks being brought through security
  • During peak season, security lines are long, and as such, arriving ahead of time is highly encouraged
  • Tour Departure Times Are Subject to Change Due to Local Traffic Conditions
  • Please Arrive at the Meeting Point No Later Than 8:15 AM For Check-In
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • The tour price includes a boat cruise, and tourists will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at one of several waterfront restaurants in the summer

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.