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Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial

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Overview
Save time and avoid hassles with this full-day Washington DC tour that provides priority access to landmarks such as the United States Capitol and the National Archives Building. Focus on the sights and your guide's commentary instead of traffic and directions as you shuttle in a luxury bus between Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and other important destinations. Seasonally, a Potomac River cruise and lunch are included.
Highlights
  • Priority access to National Archives and US Capitol Building saves time 
  • Transportation around DC landmarks eliminates the need to rent a car 
  • Comprehensive tour of city highlights allows an overview of DC in one day 
  • In-depth guide commentary teaches much more than you may learn on your own
What to Expect
Exploring Washington DC can be overwhelming. This guided tour, which includes priority access to two popular sights, allows you to get a comprehensive overview of the nation's capital in a single day. Meet your group at the US Capitol Visitor Center, where you'll enjoy a skip-the-line walking tour of the Senate and House of Representatives. See the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall, as well as a film about the history of US government. Back on the shuttle, pass the White House on the way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, United States Navy Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. At each stop, hop out to have a look around, take photos, and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Midday, head over to the Potomac River for a leisurely cruise (seasonal, mid-March to mid-October). Lunch of your choice is available at L'Enfant Plaza. The day's last stop is the National Archives Building, where you'll have priority access to see the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, the original Bill of Rights, and Public Vaults.
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Important Information
Departure Point
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Inclusions
  • Luxury Tour Bus
  • Potomac River cruise (Seasonal: March 24 to October 16)
  • Lunch
  • Tickets to the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Tickets to the National Archives Building
  • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
  • Entry/Admission - L'Enfant Plaza
  • Entry/Admission - The National Archives Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 Building and National Archives prevent any food or drinks being brought through security.
  • Please note: during peak season, security lines are long. As such, arriving ahead of time is highly encouraged
  • Best of DC - VIP Tour Might Be Sold Out on Busy Days (We Strongly Suggest Taking Our DC Deluxe Tour as Alternative)
  • Tour Departure Times Are Subject to Change Due to Local Traffic Conditions
  • Please Arrive at the Meeting Point No Later Than 8:00 AM For Check-In
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I have never been to DC and it was such a great time. The city was easy to get around in. The people in all the special places were very friendly
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I was worried about all the walking the family would do this week in DC. Everyone had something different on their respective "must see" list. This tour covered more than half of that list AND provided easy access. Yes, there were a couple times we could have stayed and lingered
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for the feedback our drivers and guides are what sets us apart and it sounds like you experienced the great service we are famous for. We work hard to make sure that each of our guests leaves with more knowledge and appreciation for the Nation's Capital. We look forward to seeing you again whether it is in New York, Boston or back here in Washington DC! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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Christopher was our host and he was excellent all throughout the day! Very knowledgeable and knew his stuff. Great fun too! Had the best time on the trip. Thanks very much Christopher. Will def come back with the kids and catch another tour with you 😎
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 1 week ago
We will certainly pass along your praise to Christopher and we look forward to seeing your entire family on the next trip.
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Had a great time saw a lot of amazing sites, and the tour guide Joey was very knowledgeable. overall would highly recommend doing this trip when coming to DC.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback, our team is what sets us apart and it sounds like you experienced the great service we are famous for. Joey is one of our best and we will share your compliments with her! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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Our tour guide, Christopher was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He made the day enjoyable and interesting. We had the best day! The bus driver, Thomas was equally enjoyable. They were both always available for any questions. We were sorry to end the day. What a
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 1 week ago
We are thrilled you had a great experience! Christopher is one of our best and we are proud of the great job he does. His unique perspective and wealth of local history and twist of humor makes him one of the most sought after guides in the city. We are glad to have him and Thomas on our team together they deliver the customer service that we are famous for. Thank you for your kind words! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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