Guided Tour of Washington DC

Why We Love This

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Make your way to the National Archives Building to meet your tour. Travel aboard a comfortable air-conditioned deluxe coach with a professional guide who shares a wealth of knowledge about each sight. Sip complimentary bottled water provided on the bus as you dive into the highlights of Washington DC.

What You'll Do

Your guide gets off the bus with you at each stop, sharing tips for the best photo ops and further details as you see the site up close. Choose from three options depending on your availability and interest. Stops include the United States Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

Cancellations & Refunds

All bookings are final. 100% cancellation fee is applied.

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
All reservations are non-cancellable, non-refundable.  Date/time changes are subject to availability and will incur a $30 change fee which will be collected upon arrival for your tour.
Not wheelchair accessible

Departure Point

National Archives Building

Departure Time

Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure for check in.  Scheduled tour departure time is prompt.



Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


Professional guide


Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks

Departure Point: National Archives Building

"This tour was amazing. The..."

November 26, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing. The guide is very intelligent on DC history and was attentive to all questions. The tour is very well organized and the historical information was very informative. Great tour!

"Dwayne was simply amazing! He..."

November 20, 2017 - 

Dwayne was simply amazing! He is extremely engaging and has vast knowledge of Washington, DC and U.S. history. I highly recommend this tour!

"Great tour with an amazingly..."

November 6, 2017 - 

Great tour with an amazingly knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this tour!

"Great review of our beautiful..."

October 27, 2017 - 

Great review of our beautiful capital and great history lesson. Sally was our guide and she was perfect

"Very enjoyable trip. We particularly..."

October 19, 2017 - 

Very enjoyable trip. We particularly liked the Roosevelt Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. Very well done!

"Very interesting and educational tour...."

October 16, 2017 - 

Very interesting and educational tour. Dwayne the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Our driver Curtis was also fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour if you have time.

"This was a great tour..."

October 9, 2017 - 

This was a great tour to see most of the memorable sights in one day. Dayne our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and quite funny. We didn't seem to be rushed and got to spend a bit of time at a lot of the memorials to enable us to get some great was nice to have a bit of relaxing time on the boat ride and eat our lunch. I would highly recommend this tour.

"If you have limited time..."

September 26, 2017 - 

If you have limited time in DC and want to cover the major sites and more this tour is great. We covered a lot in 6.5 hours. The guide was very friendly and gave us sufficient info all throughout the tour. I will definitely recommend this tour.

"Dwayne is great. Walking historian...."

September 23, 2017 - 

Dwayne is great. Walking historian. He will take you to all the hot spots. Highly recommend tour with him. Did 3 others tours and he was hy far the most knowledgeable guide. Don’t do VIP guided tour with Capitol and Congress stop. They cancelled on me 2 days prior to tour saying because or protest a

"Our most favorite tour while..."

September 11, 2017 - 

Our most favorite tour while in DC. It was an all day rainy day, but our guide was with us until the end. I've taken other D.C. City tours and the guides drop you off at the site and tell you to return to the bus in XX minutes. On this tour, the guide went with us a shared so much information about the site. He was so knowledgeable, pleasant and engaging! Our group of four agreed it was a 10!!!

"We love the tour.. we..."

September 9, 2017 - 

We love the tour.. we learned a lot about our nations capitol.

"Dwayne was an absolute gem,..."

September 2, 2017 - 

Dwayne was an absolute gem, very personable and knowledgeable. Truly enjoyed the tour.

"The tour was excellent and..."

August 29, 2017 - 

The tour was excellent and having a guide was such an added bonus!!! The bus was clean, air conditioned and water was provided. We really enjoyed the six hour tour!!!!

"My partner was booked on..."

August 22, 2017 - 

My partner was booked on the all day tour while I was at a conference. There was a mix up and she was accidentally left behind at the first attraction. I was very impressed with how well the company responded, arranging for her transfer to the tour the next day and even offering to pick her up at the hotel. She said the tour was amazing!

"Fabulous tour..Dwayne was a wealth..."

August 11, 2017 - 

Fabulous tour..Dwayne was a wealth of info and organized. We learned so much about our Country and history. Thank you

"This was the first time..."

August 4, 2017 - 

This was the first time that we have taken an organized tour. It was great! Our guide gave us interesting little known facts. He was personable, patient and helpful. Our driver was also great. When we would get back to the bus early, he, too, was very informative. We highly recommend Viatour and will definitely use their services when available on our next outing!
Thank you for a delightful time.

"Not only was the tour..."

August 1, 2017 - 

Not only was the tour great but the staff was also. When one of my party left his backpack on the bus after we finished our 1/2 day tour we were able to call the tour guide, Dwayne, who told us where to meet the bus to retrieve the backpack. It was safe and sound. I was very impressed with the entire experience.

"Informative and excellent tour guide..."

July 31, 2017 - 

Informative and excellent tour guide

"This tour was guided by..."

July 25, 2017 - 

This tour was guided by Marilyn. She was exceptional

"The guide was phenomenal. Great..."

July 23, 2017 - 

The guide was phenomenal. Great evening tour. We will return with the entire family. Hope to have Sally again.

"The tour guide was very..."

July 20, 2017 - 

The tour guide was very knowledgable. It was a great way to sightseeing around D.C. on the comfortable bus. We did the 6 hrs. tour.

"Dwayne was an amazing guide...."

July 15, 2017 - 

Dwayne was an amazing guide. He seemed to know all there was to know. I suggest taking the tour as close to possible to your arrival so that you can know what you want to return to see. We would have never been able to see as much as we did in the time we were there without it.

"Tour was very informative and..."

July 15, 2017 - 

Tour was very informative and very well hosted. Personnel were very attentive. Thanks to our narrator. Best tour we ever had.

"This tour was amazing!..."

July 14, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!

"This was a wonderful tour,..."

July 2, 2017 - 

This was a wonderful tour, Dwayne was the most knowledgeable, informed and interesting guide I have ever had. His personal curiousity and thirst for learning is inspiring and engaging. We were caught in a rainstorm, soaked and still had the best time ever on a tour. Highly recommend this experience, worth every dime.

"Loved our tour guide, Dwayne..."

June 24, 2017 - 

Loved our tour guide, Dwayne was great. Hit all the great sight.

"The tour was very well..."

June 15, 2017 - 

The tour was very well organized. We strongly recommend it.

"Sally and Edgar were so..."

June 8, 2017 - 

Sally and Edgar were so informative, helpful and personable. Enjoyed seeing the highlights of DC comfortably and engagingly with much of the context and historical anecdotes thrown in. Perfect first-time visitor introduction!

"Had a GREAT time! Guide..."

May 15, 2017 - 

Had a GREAT time! Guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Saw a little of a lot of different amazing memorials and popular sites in 6 hours. Definitely recommend the 6 hours tour. 3 hours would not be enough. You need a full 7 days in DC just to scratch the surface!

"This tour was amazing!..."

May 3, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!

"This was an excellent tour..."

March 20, 2017 - 

This was an excellent tour of the monuments of the city. They are all well lighted and dramatic at night.

"This tour was GREAT! We..."

March 20, 2017 - 

This tour was GREAT! We only had a small window of time to take a tour and this 3 hour tour covered all the highlights. The tour guide was fantastic!

"This was very good tour..."

March 8, 2017 - 

This was very good tour . Dwane and Edgar made the experience a day to remember. It is a fast pace tour but i enjoyed it very much

"Dwayne and Curtis did a..."

March 2, 2017 - 

Dwayne and Curtis did a AWESOME tour! Dwayne is a walking history book, unbelievable the amount of information he knows.

"This is a fantastic way..."

January 25, 2017 - 

This is a fantastic way to see the monuments with interpretation along the way. The information given had both depth and breadth. My daughter 10 and I both really enjoyed it. Our guide and driver were excellent.

"This would have been the..."

January 24, 2017 - 

This would have been the perfect tour had the weather not been so horrible. It was a very cold, very windy, rainy day. Liam, our guide was a very knowledgeable, friendly guy. Since the weather was so bad, we waited for late comers, which I thought was so accommodating. I took the 3 hour tour, which covered many of the monuments. I would definitely recommend this trip, especially in good weather. Liam told us the tour goes on even if just one person registers.

"Our guide, Liam, was amazing--informative,..."

January 12, 2017 - 

Our guide, Liam, was amazing--informative, fun, enthusiastic,...I learned so much new information on this tour. Highly recommend this.

"We really enjoyed our tour!!..."

December 28, 2016 - 

We really enjoyed our tour!! Liam, our guide, was fun, knowledgeable and very personable. Curtis, our driver, was also fun and personable!!, The tour was the perfect length of time 3 hrs. - a good balance of walking not overwhelming and riding. The sites we visited was perfect!!! Great customer service!! Although I don't recommend being late, they called a passenger who was running late to the morning meeting location and waited for her. Kudos - for their patience and kindness!!

"Duwayne did a great job...."

December 26, 2016 - 

Duwayne did a great job. Thank you.

"Highly recommended, Dwayne and Edgar..."

December 20, 2016 - 

Highly recommended, Dwayne and Edgar were the most amazing tour guides. Ever so friendly and helpful!
The perfect tour if your hours in Washington are very limited, you get to see practically everything in just 6 hours :
Thank you for a lovely day!

"If you have only 1..."

December 14, 2016 - 

If you have only 1 night tour to do on your DC trip, this is THE tour!! Guides were fantastic and great energy!

"We took the full day..."

November 1, 2016 - 

We took the full day tour and are so glad we did. The driver Demi drove us safely around all day.
Our guide was Dwayne and we have nothing but praise for him. He was very knowledgeable and made the whole day so very interesting that it flew by so quickly.
We would highly recommend this tour.
David and Sue

"The tour was awesome! We..."

October 24, 2016 - 

The tour was awesome! We also had a great guide that knew a lot and answered all questions. I do recommend this tour.

"Great tour. Great tour guide...."

October 24, 2016 - 

Great tour. Great tour guide.

"Enjoyed seeing the monuments at..."

October 13, 2016 - 

Enjoyed seeing the monuments at night! Much cooler and spectacular to see!

"Our tour guide was extremely..."

October 12, 2016 - 

Our tour guide was extremely well-informed. He told interesting stories and knew an amazing amount of details about all the sites we visited. The timing was quite good. The only negative thing was we didn't feel the boat trip at the end of the tour was very useful.

"The tour guide was fantastic...."

October 10, 2016 - 

The tour guide was fantastic. Loved it.

"Guide was very knowledgeable ,..."

October 8, 2016 - 

Guide was very knowledgeable , good tour for the short time frame.

"It was a great tour..."

October 3, 2016 - 

It was a great tour - well worth the money. Our tour guide, Liam, was excellent. He was so knowledgeable about so many things and made the tour perfect. I would recommend it to anyone.

"A great way to see..."

October 3, 2016 - 

A great way to see many of our historical sights in one day. Opportunity to stop at quite a few sites was great. Excellent tour guide and bus driver!

"Excellent way to see many..."

October 3, 2016 - 

Excellent way to see many historical sights all in one day. Enjoyed stopping and visiting many of them. Excellent tour guide and bus driver!

"This is an excellent starter..."

September 30, 2016 - 

This is an excellent starter tour - there is a 3 hour and a 6hour tour available. The tour guide was so knowledgeable. Absolutely brilliant

"Very professional company I would..."

September 29, 2016 - 

Very professional company I would highly recommend this tour and company to anyone that wants to explore DC and see all there is to see. The driver was excellent and I cannot say enough about the tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and had the answer to almost every question we had, and awesome personality! I wish I remembered his name. I will take the night tour next time a tour is by far the best way to see and learn about everything which you could not do on your own. Thank you again!

"Surprisingly wonderful. Can't wait to..."

September 29, 2016 - 

Surprisingly wonderful. Can't wait to return

"Tour took in all the..."

September 25, 2016 - 

Tour took in all the must see sights .... the tour guide was extremely knowledgable polite and enthusiastic ... the bus and the driver were clean and helpful

"The tour was great and..."

September 23, 2016 - 

The tour was great and the guide was outstanding.....

"Outstanding job and Dwayne was..."

September 23, 2016 - 

Outstanding job and Dwayne was exceptional. We had the 6 hr tour with River cruise .

"Highly informative and thorough tour...."

September 21, 2016 - 

Highly informative and thorough tour. Our guide, Dwayne, was simply outstanding! Knowlegeble, articulate, and thorough. He made the trip the excellent trip it was.

"Saw a lot in a..."

September 16, 2016 - 

Saw a lot in a short amount of time! Guide was very knowledgeable, and had great stories about all of the sights! I would recommend this tour!

"A must if you have..."

September 13, 2016 - 

A must if you have short stay in Washington, this gets you everywhere, in comfort and with extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff

"Clean, new bus. Tour guide..."

September 6, 2016 - 

Clean, new bus. Tour guide Dwayne was excellent, informed, interesting. You could tell he liked his work, friendly and knowledgeable. Good way to see highlights of city in a short time. Good tour for people who do not want to do a lot of walking, although there is some walking involved. Highly recommend this tour.

"We saw many interesting buildings..."

September 6, 2016 - 

We saw many interesting buildings and monuments in an action-packed 4 hours. Great way to get a quick view of Washington around the capitol area. Our tour guide was well informed about the sites and gave us a quick historical blitz at each stop.

"Great tour! Learned a lot..."

September 5, 2016 - 

Great tour! Learned a lot of about our country's history through this tour! The staff was courteous and accommodating when we missed the bus by a couple of minutes. I highly recommend it!

"I did the 3-hour tour..."

August 27, 2016 - 

I did the 3-hour tour with Dwayne as my tour guide. He was excellent! Very knowledgeable and personable. I was only in D.C. for a few days and I wanted to see the major historical points of interest. This tour accomplished that by far! I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it and how much information I actually retained Dwayne quizzed us at the half-way point of the tour. This was definitely the highlight of my trip!

"One of the most informative..."

August 6, 2016 - 

One of the most informative and professionally guided tours ever.

"This 3 hour tour was..."

August 1, 2016 - 

This 3 hour tour was ideal to orient us on DC. Dwayne the tour guide did a nice job and new his subject well.

"We had an excellent guide,..."

July 25, 2016 - 

We had an excellent guide, Dwayne. He gave us facts and figures about all of the monuments, Washington DC, past presidents and current activities. He gave us enough time at each monument so we could see as much as we wanted. Taking the bus eliminated a lot of walking but be prepared to still walk at least 5-6 miles up to the monuments and around them. The Mall is an amazing place with the Smithsonian museums and monuments to our leaders that made this country free.

"Well organized and Liam, our..."

July 25, 2016 - 

Well organized and Liam, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

"My family and I, a..."

July 15, 2016 - 

My family and I, a total of 15 people including a baby a toddler and my mom who has a bad hip took this tour. We had an excellent time. We learned so much and were able to see so much! The bus was air conditioned, they provided us with plenty of water and we got to see everything we wanted to see while in DC. The experience was unforgettable. Our tour guide and driver were professional and fun and did a great job. I would recommend taking this tour, do not attempt to see these sights without a guide!

"Amazing tour. I would recommend..."

July 13, 2016 - 

Amazing tour. I would recommend to

"This tour was amazing!..."

July 12, 2016 - 

This tour was amazing!

"Good quick high speed tour..."

July 12, 2016 - 

Good quick high speed tour when you don't have the time to do a full day tour.

"Very good guide ...."

July 7, 2016 - 

Very good guide .

"The tour was awesome and..."

July 6, 2016 - 

The tour was awesome and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly

"Nothing not to like about..."

July 4, 2016 - 

Nothing not to like about this tour. It took in all we wanted to see. Informative, friendly guide Liam and friendly driver too. Not rushed and they both looked after everyone very well. An excellent tour.

"This tour was amazing!..."

July 4, 2016 - 

This tour was amazing!

"Liam was great!..."

July 1, 2016 - 

Liam was great!

"The tour was wonderful and..."

June 30, 2016 - 

The tour was wonderful and we were able to see so much with our grandson in just 3 hours. Our guide,Liam was great! He was very personable and well informed with interesting commentary. Our driver was friendly and careful.

"Tour was excellent. Guide was..."

June 30, 2016 - 

Tour was excellent. Guide was SOOO knowledgeable. Very polite, cooperative, friendly.
Only problem was the meeting site for the start of the tour was not clearly marked, and there being 8 corners at the Archives, it made it difficult to find the bus, which was late in arriving.

"This was so worth the..."

June 29, 2016 - 

This was so worth the money and was a highlight of our trip!! I was with my mom, and walking all over the place was a little difficult, so this was the perfect blend of riding around and then stopping at the attractions. The guide, Liam, was so knowledgable and interesting and made it fun and very interactive. We were scheduled for the three hour tour but when it was time to drop us off, we asked if we could extend our tour for the entire 6 hours and it was no problem to do so. My mom said this was the best part of her trip and I agree! SO GLAD we booked this tour and when I go back with my husband I will book the same one!!!

"This tour was amazing!..."

June 25, 2016 - 

This tour was amazing!

"Dwayne was amazing!!! He has..."

June 25, 2016 - 

Dwayne was amazing!!! He has been doing tours for eleven years, yet the tour was as fresh and informative as ever. Dwayne explained each and every site, building, and monument with passionate information and exceeding knowledge. I would highly recommend his tour!!!

"Dawayne and Curtis were great...."

June 19, 2016 - 

Dawayne and Curtis were great. Dawayne was very entertaining and very knowledgeable about the history of each site visit. I highly recommend this tour, especially for those on a compressed time line.

"The tour was great! I..."

June 4, 2016 - 

The tour was great! I will recomend it to everybody since tour guide was funny, friendly and had lots of knowledge.

"Great experience. Duane is an..."

May 30, 2016 - 

Great experience. Duane is an excellent guide.

"Very informative. Small group. Very..."

May 26, 2016 - 

Very informative. Small group. Very good vehicle and Sally was excellent as a tour guide.

"It was awesome!..."

May 25, 2016 - 

It was awesome!

"Covered all major sites. Knowledgeable..."

May 24, 2016 - 

Covered all major sites. Knowledgeable and personable guide. Experienced driver.

"This tour was great! The..."

May 19, 2016 - 

This tour was great! The 3 Hour tour covered all the great monuments and memorials and gave you just enough time to check out the site! The information from the guide dwayne was awesome. Would recommend!

"We chose this as our..."

May 16, 2016 - 

We chose this as our first tour to get to see th city before we started on our sight seeing. Dwaine the tour guide was really excellent and so passionate about the city and its history. This tour takes in lots of sites and all the memorials . We really enjoyed it

"Great Driver and Tour Guide...."

April 22, 2016 - 

Great Driver and Tour Guide. Tour guide was a lot of fun and gave a lot of information. Great fun!
Website when we signed on gave wrong information, disappointing because I called and was misled about tour

"We had a great time..."

April 20, 2016 - 

We had a great time and I would recommend this tour.

"Highly recommend. Well worth it...."

April 18, 2016 - 

Highly recommend. Well worth it.

"Our night time tour of..."

April 12, 2016 - 

Our night time tour of Washington DC was fabulous. Our tour guide was so informative and friendly. There was plenty of time at the stops to see and explore the monuments and buildings. We were late to the pick up stop but they were only at the first stop so while the group toured that stop the driver circled around and picked up our group of 5. I was near tears thinking we had missed the whole thing so when they came to pick us up I could have hugged the driver. Awesome experience and highly recommended by my whole group.

"Loved this night time tour..."

April 11, 2016 - 

Loved this night time tour of the monuments--a must do while in DC. Well organized and our tour guide Liam was excellent--fun, energetic and knowledgeable.

"Tour guide was excellent -..."

April 10, 2016 - 

Tour guide was excellent - engaging, informative. Driver courteous - made sure we all made back easily to our hotels in the evening. Great to see iconic Washington sights at night. Recommend for first time visitor.

"This tour was awesome! More..."

April 4, 2016 - 

This tour was awesome! More than my wife and I expected. We took the full day tour right after the Marine Corps half marathon and the streets in DC were surprisingly not as busy as I thought they'd be for a Saturday morning probably due to cooler temps and a little bit of overcast/drizzle But our tour bus was on time and stopped where it said it would be, right in front of the archives next to the FDR memorial. The ride was comfortable and provided water for the guests, but definitely bring SNACKS. Our tour guide Liam was incredible!!! He was friendly, knowledgeable, AND funny. He knew so much information and ministrivia about DC, it's sites and everything else in between. Well worth the money! Thank you Liam and crew for making our first trip to DC a memorable one.

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