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Washington DC in a Nutshell: The White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and more!

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Key Highlights

  • You will not find a more comprehensive tour of Washington DC – we guarantee it!
  • Visit all the sites including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill
  • Plenty of time is spent off the coach so you can get a real feel for the city
  • Your tour guide will cram the tour full of interesting facts and trivia
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of trip advisor
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    15 Mar - 31 Dec: Daily


    6 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from White House Gift Shop at 701, 15th St., Washington, D.C.
    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Follow in the footprints of history during this fascinating tour of the US capital.

    Gain revealing insights into the birth of present-day America and see the spectacular Washington DC monuments to celebrated statesmen. Reflect on major events that have shaped our world – such as World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War – as you view the moving and magnificent memorials in this splendid city.

    Enjoy the marvelous neo-classical buildings, especially the White House- home to the most powerful politician on the planet. When it next comes up on your TV screen back home you can say, “I’ve been there!”


    Your Washington DC in a Nutshell Tour starts from the White House Gift Shop at 701 15th St., Washington, D.C.

    Of all the guided Washington DC Tours this is the most comprehensive. Traveling in a comfortable motor coach, you will visit all of the major Washington, D.C. monuments and view the best the US capital has to offer. Your English-speaking guide will hop off the coach with you at every stop.

    Your tour includes the following stops:

    • White House Gift Shop
    • US Capitol Building
    • Washington Monument
    • World War II Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial
    • Private Yacht Cruise (15 Mar – 31 Oct) (lunch cost not included)
    • Pentagon City Mall (01 Nov – 14 Mar) (lunch cost not included)
    • Vietnam Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean Memorial
    • Iwo Jima Memorial
    • White House

    The tour will drive across the Potomac River to Pentagon City Mall for a lunch stop at their food court.

    In addition, you will see many more Washington DC monuments and attractions from the windows of the coach, although you won’t be stopping at them. They include Arlington Cemetery, FBI Building, National Archives, Union Station, Taft Memorial, Capitol Office Buildings, Washington Mall, World War I Memorial, Arlington House, National Cathedral, National Gallery of Art, Natural History Museum, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Holocaust Museum, The Pentagon, Theodore Roosevelt Island, Kennedy Center, Watergate Complex, Georgetown University, Naval Observatory Dupont Circle and D.C. Waterfront.

    Please keep in mind that due to road closures, traffic changes, and weather issues, you may not be able to see all of the sights on the above itinerary.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Bottled water


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Arrive at the pickup point a minimum of 30 minutes before departure.

    Please keep in mind that due to road closures, traffic changes, and weather issues, you may not be able to see all of the sights

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    The tour will drive across the Potomac River to Pentagon City Mall for a lunch stop at their food courtBuses do not have additional storage spaces so only small folding wheelchairs, walkers, and umbrella type strollers can be accommodatedSeating is first come first serve, if guests are not at loading early enough to be seated together they must sit separately or take the tour another timeThe confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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