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Washington DC "Monuments By Morning" Sightseeing Bus Tour

Ideal for families, people with minimal time, or the business traveler, this 3 hour guided morning tour is tailored to offer you the essential that you can’t afford to miss. We’ve taken our best-selling tour and packaged it into a compact format that showcases highlights such as the U.S. Capitol, White House and Lincoln Memorial plus so much more. Boarding at 10:15 am outside the Smithsonian Metro, this tours ends at either the National History Museum (mid-Oct-mid April) or Lincoln Memorial (mid-April-Mid Oct) – locations convenient to the museums, public transportation, restaurants and many other attractions. With so much to see and so little time, guests can take a memorable journey through DC that is quick, efficient and entertaining – all in the company of one of our personable and knowledgeable guides. Whether riding on our climate-controlled bus or walking through one of the world-famous sites and attractions, you’ll see it all and still have time to do more in the afternoon.

Duration

3 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Tour does not include admission to U.S. Capitol or White House. Exterior access only.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: U.S. Capitol, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500

    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.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1850 West Basin Drive SW Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20002

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    PENNSYLVANIA AVE & 9TH ST NW eb, Washington, DC 20408, USA
    Return Detail :
    1: Constitution Ave NW & 21ST St NW, Washington, DC, USA
    2: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guests who do not feel comfortable walking at the stops may modify their tour or remain on the bus at their discretion.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by DC Guided Tours

Activity ID: V-74821P5

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