Washington DC Monuments Morning Coach Tour

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USD8900

Free cancellation

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

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About

After going to your easy-to-find meeting point, this bus tour allows you to visit many of Washington D.C.'s major highlights in just one morning, with commentary along the way to eliminate the need for research.
Your first stop is at the U.S. Capitol for an exterior photo op, followed by a drive down the National Mall, viewing Smithsonian Museums, and the Washington Monument.
Next, walk alongside the White House and Lafayette Square Park, seeing the U.S. Treasury and other key landmarks. The tour showcases many different memorials, including the National World War II Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Memorial.
Those who chose to upgrade can enjoy a Washington Monument visit post-tour. There’s also an upgrade that offers a Tidal Basin walk to see the cherry blossoms. If you didn’t opt for either upgrade, the tour ends at the Lincoln Memorial.

Highlights

Exploring by coach lets you see more of the sights in less time
Discover Washington DC’s top landmarks, all in a single tour
Your guide’s narration will help bring history to life
See highlights like the Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, and more

Itinerary

You'll travel to the historic U.S. Capitol building for an exterior photo op on the scenic West Lawn, while hearing about key points of interest along the way.
After traveling down the National Mall and seeing multiple Smithsonian Museums and the Washington Monument from the bus, you'll stop at the White House for a 2 block long walk with your guide along the North Side and Lafayette Square Park. You will see the U.S. Treasury, the White House, the West Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Building and the Blair House, plus hear interesting history and details about America's most famous residence.
This panoramic view of the National Mall and both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial/Reflecting pool is just one reason why this stop will be a favorite. The scenic beauty and important message of the memorial that honors the 16 million Americans who served and the over 400,000 that died in the world's most cataclysmic war are amazing.
This 7.5 acre memorial to America's longest serving President and one of the 20th Century's most important figures sits on the Tidal Basin and offers a fascinating look at America during the Great Depression and World War II. This stop is usually combined with the Martin Luther King Memorial and your guide will tell you interesting facts as you tour both scenic spots. Combined duration of both is approximately 30 minutes.
The dramatic and beautiful open-space memorial to the iconic 20th Century American civil rights leader is the second part of this stop. The spectacular statuary and moving quotes plus unique landscaping on the Tidal Basin make the MLK Memorial a favorite in any season. Combined with the FDR Memorial, this stop takes approximately 30 minutes total.
Your guide will lead you through this arresting Memorial that honors those that served and died during the U.N. led effort from 1950-1953 features a field of soldiers against the backdrop of the memorial serenity pool and the wall of photographs etched into the polished granite wall. This stop is usually combined with the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials.
The famous Maya Lin-designed "Wall" is the final stop on the morning tour. It's dramatic design and poignant treatment of the complex subject of America's war in Vietnam, including the 58,479 names carved on it make this stop especially interesting and moving. Combined with the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, this stop is approximately 45 minutes total.
From the bus you will see the National Archives Building
Pass by historic Jefferson Memorial
Pass by the National Mall
UPGRADE: Upgrade your city tour at checkout to include admission ticket to the Washington Monument for use after your city tour. Entry to the monument is self-guided and where your tour will conclude if you select this option.
UPGRADE: Upgrade option available at checkout to add a 1-hour guided walk through the Tidal Basin to see the famous Cherry Blossoms up close. Tours will conclude at the cherry blossom location following so travelers can opt to explore the cherry blossoms further at their leisure.

Inclusions

Pass by sites including Washington Monument, National Archives, National Mall, Kennedy Center & more
Professional Tour Guide that stays with you through out tour, and walks you through the sites
See the essential DC monuments, memorials, and attractions
3-Hour Washington DC "Monuments By Morning" Sightseeing Bus Tour
Upgrade: upgrade option at checkout to include ticket to Washington Monument for self-guided entry
Complimentary Bottled Water
Photo Stops at 10 Attractions including White House, WWII Memorial, US Capitol & Lincoln Memorial

Exclusions

Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • 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
  • If you purchase an additional tour or ticket: Please ask your tour guide or driver for your upgrade when being checked in.
  • Guests who do not feel comfortable walking at the stops may modify their tour or remain on the bus at their discretion.

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.