War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Why We Love This

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Meet your guide at the Hyatt Regency at Capitol Hill in the morning and travel by coach or van, depending on the size of your group.

The first 3 hours of the tour will be spent in the city driving by and visiting various memorials including United States Air Force Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

What You'll Do

While riding in the coach, see the gamut of popular landmark locations in and around Washington, DC. There’s the Pentagon, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, FBI Headquarters, the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Institution Building, the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.

Aboard the coach, you’ll get great views of sites like the Pentagon, White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial.

Throughout your tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take photos, learn about the history of the sites and hear stories of the sacrifices these courageous military heroes made.

This tour concludes with a drop-off at Arlington National Cemetery. Return transportation is not included.

Explore the site of Confederate General Robert E Lee's former 1,100-acre (445-hectare) plantation. Get great views of DC from his home, Arlington House, and head down to the grave site of JFK and the Eternal Flame, where John F Kennedy is buried alongside his wife, Jackie Onassis Kennedy, and brothers Robert F Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and walk through the cemetery for a more intimate experience of this vast national treasure. Ride the tram (tickets included in the price of the tour) and then take either the Metro or a cab back to your desired location.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance



Voucher Requirements

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

Departure Time


Departure Point

Hyatt Regency at Capitol Hill

Return Details

Tour concludes at Arlington National Cemetery; there is a Metro stop as well as a taxi cab stand at the end of the tram.

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended
Tour also available in French, Italian and Spanish. Please advise at booking if additional language is required.
Return transportation from Arlington National Cemetery not included.


Narrated walking tour and coach/van tour
Professional guide
Bottle of water
Complimentary Old Town Trolley pass included for use within Arlington National Cemetery


Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Return transportation from Arlington National Cemetery at conclusion of tour

Departure Point: Hyatt Regency at Capitol Hill

"Great trip with lots of..."

October 26, 2017 - 

Great trip with lots of interesting places to see and Bobby, our guide, did a great job of working with everyone's needs on our trip. I would definitely recommend this tour.

"Really great experience, although wasted..."

October 8, 2017 - 

Really great experience, although wasted time waiting for people that we late.

"As a military veteran it..."

September 16, 2017 - 

As a military veteran it goes without saying visiting these memorials stirs the deepest feelings of pride of country. Our
Guide was the happiest bundle of knowledge of all our tourmasters. Some D.C. Events blocked normal passage to sites,
But our guide found alternate routes and made it seem normal. Simply great.

"Excellent experience!..."

June 5, 2017 - 

Excellent experience!

"This was the BEST Tour..."

June 3, 2017 - 

This was the BEST Tour to take and WELL WORTH EVERY PENNEY!!! I actually cried during the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown! It's done every 30 minutes and EVERYONE just watch IN TOTAL SILENCE in RESPECT to honor the guards and the tomb!

"Nice job with good delivery..."

April 9, 2017 - 

Nice job with good delivery of facts and history with nice touch of humor.

"My daughter and 2 grandchildren..."

December 20, 2016 - 

My daughter and 2 grandchildren ages 10 and 12 said this tour was the best ever. I am forgetting our tour guide's name but he was amazing and so knowledgable! The grandkids loved the jokes he told also! A GREAT way to cover a lot of territory and learn lots! Highly recommend!

"We had a guide named..."

December 18, 2016 - 

We had a guide named BOBBY, he was great and very knowledgeable and had lots of stories and jokes. Very
fun and we would want all to have our kind of tour.
Thank you to Bobby.

"the best tour was the..."

November 14, 2016 - 

the best tour was the War Memorials and Arlington
Out tour guide was very knowledgeable, I am so glad we had him as a guide

"I enjoyed the small group..."

October 2, 2016 - 

I enjoyed the small group of seven. Bobby was a wonderful tour guide with his wit and the information he shared. I never felt rushed at any of our stops. One suggestion as I saw in a comment before I booked this tour - The description says that there is a stop at the Pentagon with lunch at Pentagon City. That did not happen, but I was okay with that. The tour description is deceptive and I believe needs to be updated.

"Tour of memorials/monuments allowed adequate..."

September 30, 2016 - 

Tour of memorials/monuments allowed adequate time to browse. Bobby, our Driver very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor.

"The guide was very good..."

September 29, 2016 - 

The guide was very good and knowledgable

"Nice tour..."

August 31, 2016 - 

Nice tour

"A wonderful tour. The tour..."

August 14, 2016 - 

A wonderful tour. The tour guide Bobby knew all about each memorial and explained them well. Learned a lot about history and other facts I never knew before. Just wish we had more time at the World War II, Vietnam and Korea Memorials. The Arlington Cemetery tour was beyond words.

"Loved our tour guide!..."

July 24, 2016 - 

Loved our tour guide!

"This was a monument tour..."

July 14, 2016 - 

This was a monument tour as well as Arlington Cemetery, the guide even included some extra things to see along the way. Very informative and well worth it.

"Tour guide was terrific! Enjoyed..."

July 8, 2016 - 

Tour guide was terrific! Enjoyed the tour!

"Highlights: The memorials and cemetery..."

June 16, 2016 - 

Highlights: The memorials and cemetery were amazing. All of the sights are a must see. Low points: too little time at the memorials, felt rushed to get one or two pics then return to the van. Also our guide brought thr taboo topic: politics. Please clearly disclose no return trip from Arlington.

"This was a fantastic tour..."

May 19, 2016 - 

This was a fantastic tour with a great guide who provided a lot of history and information. The only downfall is the amount of time allowed for each stop. There is so much to see and not enough time. Unfortunately, we were not able to see Iwa Jima up close due to funerals at Arlington Cemetery. All in all, I would highly recommend this tour.

"Had a lot of fun,..."

April 9, 2016 - 

Had a lot of fun, very informative tour. Tunde was an awesome guide.

"It is a semi self-guided..."

April 1, 2016 - 

It is a semi self-guided tour. The tour is concluded at Arlington National Cemetery. There is a subway station nearby, not too bad.

"We had a great time...."

December 3, 2015 - 

We had a great time. Our tour guide Bobby was great. We probably could have done the tour in a shorter period of time. Our personal preference. The couple we were with wanted to see everything and we were more under the impression that if we wanted to spend an extended period of time somewhere we would come back the next day or two.

"We really loved our Arlington..."

November 15, 2015 - 

We really loved our Arlington National Cemetery tour. Tunday was our driver and history teacher, I might add. We had a lovely day together with another couple practically a private tour! We would highly recommend this tour.....just spectacular!

"It was fantastic..."

November 12, 2015 - 

It was fantastic

"Good tour, plenty of time..."

November 8, 2015 - 

Good tour, plenty of time to walk this sacred ground. Many unknown sites to see.

"We had a wonderful time..."

November 7, 2015 - 

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our tour guide, Mr. Alarape, was wonderful. He was like the internet of DC. Would do this again.

"Leroy was a wonderful guide...."

October 25, 2015 - 

Leroy was a wonderful guide. Lots of extra information and making efforts to cater to the specific interests of our group. Our Marine had an experience he will never forget!

"Our guide Bobby was very..."

October 17, 2015 - 

Our guide Bobby was very knowledgeable and made the trip to Arlington very enjoyable.
We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a historical trip through Washington DC and to the Arlington National Cemetery.

"Very nice. Very emotional...."

October 15, 2015 - 

Very nice. Very emotional.

"LOVED LOVED LOVED this tour!..."

October 7, 2015 - 

LOVED LOVED LOVED this tour! Our driver was so nice and funny, he told so many jokes and had really good information that you couldn't have gotten anywhere else.
When he dropped us off at the Cemetery he gave us our tickets so that we could get on the tram that takes you around right away.
Make sure you can manage your time wisely because there are little stops on the way down or up that you want to take your time at.

"This trip was made perfect..."

September 28, 2015 - 

This trip was made perfect by our tour guide, Bobby. He greeted us warmly, got us settled in and used a microphone hooray in the van so all of us could hear his wonderful dialogue on the history of the area. He told us what to expect and saw to it that we were comfortable with the trolly that took us to the different spots at the cemetery. He was waiting for us when we finished and took each of us to our hotels so we didn't have to find transportation after a long day. Bobby is the best!

"Our driver/tour guide, Leroy, was..."

September 8, 2015 - 

Our driver/tour guide, Leroy, was great very knowledgeable and accommodating. The tour bus was old, not very comfortable, poor AC.

"A little hurried touring Arlington...."

September 7, 2015 - 

A little hurried touring Arlington.

"Bobby was our tour guide..."

September 6, 2015 - 

Bobby was our tour guide and he did an amazing job. Thanks!

"Actually everything was very good,..."

August 19, 2015 - 

Actually everything was very good, Bobby our guide was personable, pleasant, and seemed very knowledgeable. The only thing of concern is the van we were in did not have the proper number of seat belts
For our group of 5.

"I had an awesome time..."

August 17, 2015 - 

I had an awesome time on this trip! Our tour driver, Bobby, was awesome. He told me many things about the history of DC that I hadn't known. There were only two of us on this tour so he was able to give us plenty of attention. I just can't say enough about him. He is truly an asset to your company! I would definitely book this again as long as I knew Bobby would be my guide.

"Enjoyed. Very personable, small group...."

August 10, 2015 - 

Enjoyed. Very personable, small group.

"Bob was lovely and I..."

June 22, 2015 - 

Bob was lovely and I appreciated his humor and his care. This tour is perfect for folks who want to see a lot in a little time. I found it was a bit too much to see -- especially the monuments -- and spend any quality time but I understand the reasoning...you do need a good three hours in Arlington. But trying to see The Korean war memorial, The Vietnam Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial in 30 minutes is a bit much. However, that is my only criticism. Everything else was lovely!

"Great tour guide! Super way..."

June 4, 2015 - 

Great tour guide!
Super way to see the sights without miles of walking.

"Bobby was amazing loved his..."

May 31, 2015 - 

Bobby was amazing loved his stories and his knowledge of the history of Washington we had a wonderful tour

"Was Awesome!!!! Only thing was..."

May 31, 2015 - 

Was Awesome!!!! Only thing was I wish we would of been pre warned that because of Memorial Day there would be a lot that we couldn't get close enough to see.Our tour guide was exceptional he went above and beyond to get us to see as much as possible. It was a very touching and memoriable experience! !! Would definitely tell others to take this tour!!!!

"the man who did this..."

May 26, 2015 - 

the man who did this tour knew what he was talking about and he enjoyed giving the tour, he warned us about the little things that could screw it up for us and he did the little extra things that made it more enjoyable, like I said before he enjoyed giving the tour.

"We were lucky we had..."

May 6, 2015 - 

We were lucky we had our own private tour guide did not have any other clients, his name was Leroy and he was great. He took us to all the places we needed to go told us all the history and stories of the city. Very enjoyable day!

"The group was small. Nick..."

April 29, 2015 - 

The group was small. Nick was excellent, informative with added unusual comments different from the run of the mill comments. He was very accommodating, skipping things we asked to skip having seen the night before on another tour, and took the time, at our request, to see the front of the White House! He was excellent. Nick even helped us 3 ladies cross the street to make sure we were safe.

"Our driver/narrator was fabulous -..."

April 24, 2015 - 

Our driver/narrator was fabulous - I want to order another 7-person trip next month. Thanks so much.

"The tour was terrific and..."

April 19, 2015 - 

The tour was terrific and would recommend it to anyone visiting the city.

"Very moving experience!..."

April 15, 2015 - 

Very moving experience!

"Our tour guide Bobby was..."

April 7, 2015 - 

Our tour guide Bobby was fabulous. This tour was excellent and I highly recommend it.

"Joe was a great tour..."

April 5, 2015 - 

Joe was a great tour guide and he had a wonderful personality!

"Bobby was an excellent guide..."

March 30, 2015 - 

Bobby was an excellent guide and our tour was wonderful. He was extremely courteous about our pickup and drop off locations, being very flexible with time, telling us about eating opportunities, providing many interesting facts and commentary and very nice to be dropped off at hotel. He was an excellent driver and I felt very safe on tour. He was very funny and an enjoyable tour guide. Only comment is he needs to delete the Roslyn joke from his repertoire....pretty offensive to a refined, well educated person such as myself.

"Tour was very good, I..."

March 17, 2015 - 

Tour was very good, I was able to see everything that I had come to WA DC for. Only thing not included which was stated was a bottle of water and a stop for lunch. The tour was from 10:30am to after 3pm, there were 5 of us on the tour, we were all very hungry and thirsty.

"Fantastic tour Leroy our guide..."

December 31, 2014 - 

Fantastic tour Leroy our guide was brilliant. He really made the tour come alive with his knowledge and charisma. We thoroughly loved every minute of the day. Well done!!!

"Tour guide was very helpful...."

December 14, 2014 - 

Tour guide was very helpful. I will take another tour with you because he was so good.

"This is a wonderful tour..."

November 12, 2014 - 

This is a wonderful tour and I highly recommend it to others.

"Very moving experience. Was lucky..."

November 10, 2014 - 

Very moving experience. Was lucky enough to be there for the changing of the guard. On our way to and from Arlington our tour guide pointed out interesting land marks and was a wealth of information. Gaylene and Allan, Australia

"Arlington was high in my..."

November 6, 2014 - 

Arlington was high in my list of sites I wanted to see on my one day excursion. It did not disappoint.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw enough of the other sites in the city to make me return for a longer visit. Great excursion.

"Only critics would be that..."

November 4, 2014 - 

Only critics would be that arrival time at Arlington should coincide better with getting train to see changing of the guard in off peak times.

"This tour was amazing!..."

October 24, 2014 - 

This tour was amazing!

"*We saw at night but..."

October 21, 2014 - 

*We saw at night but it was raining the day we were suppose to go so we missed what we wanted to see - Changing of the Guards. Day time is the time to see. I highly recommend seeing it even though we missed it.

"Very nice..."

October 11, 2014 - 

Very nice

"WE had a great tour...."

October 5, 2014 - 

WE had a great tour. Tour guide was wonderful!!!

"We were the only people..."

October 3, 2014 - 

We were the only people on our tour, so we basically had our own personal driver/guide. His name was John (I think) and he was excellent. He was good company and very informative about the places he took us to. As well as the Arlington cemetery, he gave us a lot of info. about the Lincoln memorial, Korean Memorial and Vietnam Memorial before giving us plenty time to have a good look around. The bus was clean and comfortable and we never felt that we were under pressure to move on. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Washington DC.

"Extremely moving. I would recommend..."

September 25, 2014 - 

Extremely moving. I would recommend to everyone

"Good tour...wanted more time @..."

September 19, 2014 - 

Good tour...wanted more time @ Arlington cemetery

"We saw so many monuments..."

August 29, 2014 - 

We saw so many monuments that were widely spaced and could not have been seen in one day otherwise. John was informative and personable, and catered for those in our group who had difficulty walking too far, including a Korea War Veteran. Thanks!

"Arlington is a must do..."

August 25, 2014 - 

Arlington is a must do for all visitors. A big shout to all the gidues on this, particularly at the Cemetary, their commentary was passionate and moving.

"Very nice tour!..."

July 19, 2014 - 

Very nice tour!

"Great day out with a..."

July 9, 2014 - 

Great day out with a wonderful guide - very informative, disappointed that we didn't visit the pentagon memorial as we were supposed to though as this was on our itinerary to do so. Vehicle was very comfortable and air conditioned as it was a very hot and humid day.

We had to go back on our own the next day to do this instead

"Fantastic tour. Many many more..."

June 24, 2014 - 

Fantastic tour. Many many more sites included than expected and Arlington was sensational. A must do for first time travellers to Washington.


June 23, 2014 - 


"Our guide (Leroy) was a..."

June 16, 2014 - 

Our guide (Leroy) was a fantastic! He was so pleasant, accomodating and very knowledgeable. We have taken all our grandchildren to D.C. and he provided the best tour of all the War Memorials that we have ever had. Thanks, Leroy!.

"Our driver and guide was..."

June 12, 2014 - 

Our driver and guide was terrific. He went out of his way to be sure we saw the ceremonies at Arlington and were positioned so we could see all of it from the right position. He also advised us on where to eat, where to walk, and what to see around the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Very important because we had a double purple heart veteran with us from the Korean War. I would recommend this tour and this guide to anyone.

"Very organized and on time..."

June 9, 2014 - 

Very organized and on time

"The tour was done very..."

May 25, 2014 - 

The tour was done very will. Our tour guide Lee Roy was excellent and extremely knowledgable.

"There is not enough space..."

April 26, 2014 - 

There is not enough space or time to express how awesome the tour was for me and my crew if military veterans and spouses. Mr Jackson
Our tour guide was superb, professional, articulate, knowledgeable, informative, well spoken, caring, and a veteran himself, was a plus and added atribute. Thanks

"The tour was excellent and..."

April 21, 2014 - 

The tour was excellent and the guide was knowledgeable. We had a small group (6) on this tour and the guide took the time to personalize the experience as we viewed the various sites. I would recommend this tour especially to those that want a more indepth experience and/or have or had family members that were veterans.

"This tour was a very..."

April 12, 2014 - 

This tour was a very important highlight during our first visit to Washington DC. Leroy was our driver/tour guide and he could not have done more or better. He is well informed about Arlington and the other points of interest we visited and showed great concern for the tour participants' comfort, safety and overall satisfaction. What a terrific ambassador for this wonderful city! We are taking home with us some wonderful memories and give this tour a grade of A++.

"Excellent. Learned a lot about..."

March 19, 2014 - 

Excellent. Learned a lot about each of the memorials. Very informative. Also emotionally moving to how much so many did for our country.

"Excellent tour....... We ended up..."

January 2, 2014 - 

Excellent tour....... We ended up with a private tour. Just the seven of us.

"The tour guide was very..."

November 17, 2013 - 

The tour guide was very accommodating and sincere in his wish that we see and know about all the memorials. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

"Great, but please wash the..."

November 15, 2013 - 

Great, but please wash the windows to take photos out of them. lol

"We found this tour really..."

October 24, 2013 - 

We found this tour really lovely. Went and visited all the major memorials, our guide was wonderful. He interacted with our small group and certainly knew a whole lot about Washington which he was happy to share. Arlington is a lovely place. The changing of the guard is a must see, such a special moment to witness. The day we were there, the Government Shutdown was still on, so we couldn't get close to a couple of things, but that didn't matter too much. It was a great day. Our children (12 and 10 years) even enjoyed it.

"Excellent tour guide..."

October 22, 2013 - 

Excellent tour guide

"Loved it. Very accommodating to..."

October 5, 2013 - 

Loved it. Very accommodating to times and places with helpful suggestions along the way!

"It was great! The actual..."

August 18, 2013 - 

It was great! The actual shuttle in Arlington cemetery was not very organized and we could not see the changing of the guard do to not enough shuttles in a timely fashion .We would have missed our tour bus back to the hotel. Other than that which they had no control over it was good.

"Outstanding tour!! The guide was..."

August 3, 2013 - 

Outstanding tour!! The guide was very knowledgeable and my grandchildren were talking about it for days after. Thanks Viator!!

"My family and I thoroughly..."

July 21, 2013 - 

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We could never have covered so much territory nor gained so much knowledge from exploring the monuments ourselves. Our tour guide, Robert was a wealth of knowledge but very personable. We also enjoyed our free time for lunch at Pentagon City mall.

"Excellent!! Our tour guide was..."

July 8, 2013 - 

Excellent!! Our tour guide was Brandon. The whole tour was memorable and enjoyable. Thanks!

"The experience was excellent due..."

July 6, 2013 - 

The experience was excellent due to the guide. A well-rounded, knowledgeable gentleman regarding DC, history, politics and the world in general. He had excellent people skills and was very curious about the lives of the group. Well-done.

"Wonderful tour guides did an..."

July 4, 2013 - 

Wonderful tour guides did an outstanding job of explaining the sights and the significance of the things we were seeing

"Our tour guide was extremely..."

June 2, 2013 - 

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about all the stops as well as other points of interest that we passed. We were allowed plenty of time at each stop. Very enjoyable experience!

"This tour was very memorable...."

May 24, 2013 - 

This tour was very memorable. Tony from Loba tours was entertaining and knowledgeable! Time spent at each memorial was sufficient to walk around and take pictures. Very much recommended!!

"Our guide was full of..."

May 19, 2013 - 

Our guide was full of great stories and very knowledgable. The pace was perfect and we saw everything we were hoping to see.

"Great trip...."

May 11, 2013 - 

Great trip.

"Well worth your time and..."

May 7, 2013 - 

Well worth your time and money. So much information and interesting history. The changing of the Guard at The Tomb of The Unknown is a must see. Go to the far right side of the memorial for the best view.

"This was the best tour..."

May 3, 2013 - 

This was the best tour we have ever been on. The tour guide was so knowledgable and interesting. He knew just everything, a walking encyclopedia in fact! It was worth every penny. The entire trip was fantastic. Such a great place to visit. Every american needs too go to DC and get to know our capitol and history of America.

"Robert was incredibly well prepared..."

April 8, 2013 - 

Robert was incredibly well prepared for such an intense day. Some very moving stories shared at some very poignant sites. Absolutely brilliant!!

"This tour was made especially..."

December 2, 2012 - 

This tour was made especially memorable for my 89 year old WWII veteran dad and myself by our guide, Robert Hoffman, who took the time to explain the stories behind the memorials and accommodate us along the way. We were not rushed and every question was answered.

"This was the highlight of..."

November 30, 2012 - 

This was the highlight of my entire trip! Rob, our guide, was incredibly nice and very knowledgeable. I was lucky to have gone on this when I did because I felt like I had VIP treatment (there were only 3 others on the tour with me). Everything was seriously perfect from start to finish. We were picked up and dropped off on time, we were taken to all of the places we hoped to see, and learned a lot of important historical facts from our guide. Arlington Cemetery was such an amazing place to visit, and all of the stops at the different memorials were a real treat. If you have time to see the cemetery while you're in DC, you will not want to miss out on this great tour with Viator. This was the best way to end my vacation.

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