Four-Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

Why We Love This

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Explore the famous landmarks, monuments, and neighborhoods of Washington, DC on this guided, 4-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. See the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the National Mall, and more. It’s a great way to see the DC region and its many attractions.

What You'll Do

Welcome to the nation's capital — Washington, DC — home to historical memorials, monuments, great institutions, and beauty that makes each day a special event.

The tour begins with local hotel pickup, then a visit to Capitol Hill for a stop at the United States Capitol Building, United States Supreme Court, Thomas Jefferson Building, the Library of Congress, and the United States Supreme Court. Ride along the National Mall to see the Smithsonian Museums and the Washington Monument. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the National World War II Memorial. The 4-hour tour ends with a visit to the much-anticipated north gate of the White House, then a DC hotel drop-off.

Snacks and beverages are permitted on the bus, but not at the memorials. Pictures of the Pentagon are not permitted for publication. This is an interactive tour. All questions are welcomed.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


3 to 4 hrs

Voucher Requirements

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

Hotel Pickup Options

Departure Time


Departure Point

Location in the greater DC area (7-mile radius of Washington, DC city limits)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately


Entrance fees


Professional guide/driver

Departure Point: Location in the greater DC area (7-mile radius of Washington, DC city limits)

"Great driver and great tour!..."

March 21, 2018 - 

Great driver and great tour! A real private and personal experience with a lot of information.

"Great way to get an..."

February 25, 2018 - 

Great way to get an overview of the best of Washington DC. Our guide, Dexter, was on time to meet us and was very professional. He's very knowledgeable about all things in Washington. Very good value for the money.

"We ended up being the..."

February 20, 2018 - 

We ended up being the only tourists on this tour and our driver Dexter did an amazing job sharing history and providing the tour we wanted. HE is amazing. Highly recommend this.

"Our guide was great -..."

January 29, 2018 - 

Our guide was great - gave us all the time we needed. He was very knowledgeable.

"Fabulous tour. Guide very helpful..."

January 9, 2018 - 

Fabulous tour. Guide very helpful and knowledgeable. Great way to see things that you choose, rather than having to go on a set trip. Warm in the car rather than on a bus. Weather was bitterly cold and guide was always waiting to pick you up at an agreed time. Would do this again.

"very informative..."

November 27, 2017 - 

very informative

"Excellent! Driver/Guide was so knowledgeable..."

November 19, 2017 - 

Excellent! Driver/Guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend it and do it again.

"I cannot say enough wonderful..."

October 25, 2017 - 

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our tour with Dexter. He was interested in what we wanted to see and added so much information to every building and monument we saw. It felt like we were with a college professor who knew all the dates and facts about Washington D.C.. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who loves the history of our nation.

"A very wonderful time!!!! I..."

October 16, 2017 - 

A very wonderful time!!!! I would do it again in a second, well worth the money.

"Had the van to ourselves..."

October 4, 2017 - 

Had the van to ourselves so really private. Good guide

"This was a great way..."

September 29, 2017 - 

This was a great way to see DC. Dexter really knows his stuff and the details behind the details. The great part about the trip is that you can get out and walk around the items that you want and sit in the van and watch them go by for the other items. Dexter clearly communicated with us and even texted us tips on things to walk by when we were out walking around. I forgot to mention, he was always exactly where he said he would be and was easy to fine. I am going to schedule him again for my wife's girls weekend visit. Thanks Dexter!!

"Dexter was awesome! He picked..."

September 25, 2017 - 

Dexter was awesome! He picked us up at our hotel, at the designated time as promised. He asked us what all we wanted to see in the 4 hour tour? After we gave him our list, we took off. He took us to everything we wanted to see, plus more! He had excellent knowledge and facts about all of the points of interest. This was well worth the money! We would recommend this for everyone that wants a great kick-off to see all of the attractions and high lights of DC.

Thank you Dexter!!!

Gary and Amalia

"I could not have asked..."

September 16, 2017 - 

I could not have asked for anyone better. Dexter had all the usual tourist spots ready but I started with a place he had not been Fort Ward. Dexter said he had not been there but would start there and we did. I picked several other places not on his regular tour and each time we immediately when there. He gave me all the time I wanted wherever we were and could not have been a better guide. I am a former History teacher and our conversations were probably deeper than most of his clients. He even asked my knowledge of the Korean War to compare with his own. I was sorry when our time was up because I not only saw everything I had wanted but made a friend in the process.
Dave Hillmer

"My wife and I took..."

September 5, 2017 - 

My wife and I took two of our grandchildren to Washington for a couple days. The four hour tour was perfect for us! Tour guide Dexter was fantastic! Full of historical knowledge about Washington and all the memorials. Very polite and respectful and allowed us as much time as we needed with the kids. We would highly recommend this tour, especially if you have a limited amount of time to spend in Washington. We could not have covered half the sites we were able to take in without the tour.

"Brilliant, Dexter was the perfect..."

September 4, 2017 - 

Brilliant, Dexter was the perfect guide/host. A trip enhanced but Dexter, his knowledge and great manner made this one of the highlights of our week in the USA . Nothing was too much bother.. would recommend him without hesitation

"Our family's private four hour..."

August 23, 2017 - 

Our family's private four hour tour of Washington, DC was outstanding! Our guide, Dexter, who's lived in the DC area for the past 40 years, was professional and knowledgeable. We visited several monuments and memorials as well as Capitol Hill. We visited more sites during this tour than we'd seen on several previous visits to our nation's capital.

"Our group consisted of 3..."

August 22, 2017 - 

Our group consisted of 3 adults and 2 children age 10 and 9. From the moment Dexter picked us up at our hotel until he dropped us off we had a great time. It was a very rainy day but Dexter provided rain ponchos and unbrellas. He started by asking us what we wanted to see, then spent the 4 hours driving us around the city and visiting all the monuments while giving us a history of the city and stories behind each of the monuments. He walked with us on many of them and let us explore the others at our own pace. Because of the rain it was not busy so we took our time and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Dexter was very knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. It was a great way to tour the city and very reasonably priced.

"Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable..."

August 19, 2017 - 

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating would highly recommend! We
Would definitely recommend for families and anyone
Touring Washington DC!

"This tour was amazing!..."

August 15, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!

"VERY GOOD! At lot of..."

August 9, 2017 - 

VERY GOOD! At lot of info and delivered at our pace! Loved it!

"We had a great tour..."

August 7, 2017 - 

We had a great tour starting with Embassy Row, the Air Force Memorial, Arlington and the Marines Memorial all the way through the National Mall's museums, memorials and monuments, the Capitol, the Supreme Court and the White House. The other reviewers are correct. Dexter really does know all the great spots for photos. I mean gaps between trees and buildings, the best angles between monuments, where to stop to grab a perfect shot of an iconic landmark.

"Dexter was excellent as a..."

August 7, 2017 - 

Dexter was excellent as a tour guide. He was knowledgeable,interesting with facts. He picked us up with a new van, very comfortable. We were able to park very close to the monuments , the ones we wanted to see. He suggested stops , after we shared with him the things we wanted to see. This is the perfect way to have a overview tour. If we had wished to stop and stay he was open to whatever we wanted to do. I recommend this tour highly. Worth every the cost .

"We had Dexter as our..."

July 25, 2017 - 

We had Dexter as our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to accommodate all our needs and was able to take us to all the places we wished to see. Even though we only spent half a day in Washington, we saw a lot within four hours. I highly recommend this tour if you have only a short time in Washington for sightseeing.

"Dexter was a great tour..."

June 15, 2017 - 

Dexter was a great tour guide. He was a wealth of information. We had door to door pick up and drop off at our hotel. He took us to all the hot spots. He was great with my 10 year old son and was very personable. We loved Dexter!!! Highly recommend!

"We thoroughly enjoyed our tour...."

May 30, 2017 - 

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Dexter was great and extremely knowledgeable. He even surprised my husband who is a history enthusiast. We got to see all the places on our list and would definitely recommend the tour

"This tour was the highlight..."

May 22, 2017 - 

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Washington DC. Our host was Dexter, who was outstanding! He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the monuments, the museums, the history of our country and the founding of our Nations Capitol. Don and #39;t miss this tour and make sure you ask for Dexter. You and #39;ll ❤️ it!

"Dexter picked us up right..."

May 10, 2017 - 

Dexter picked us up right on time and was pleasant, professional and courteous. Despite a cold,rainy day we managed to see all the sights we wanted. Dexter made sure we had ample time to see what we wanted at our leisure...we never felt rushed. He also is a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about what he does. We enjoyed our tour and would recommend it to anyone wanting an overview of DC. Great for first timers.

"We arrived at Dulles at..."

March 29, 2017 - 

We arrived at Dulles at 7:30 am unable to get into our hotel until 3. So I booked a private tour for the morning. For just a little extra money, Dexter picked us up at the airport. He gave us lots of interesting and factual information on our ride into the city. He took us to all the monuments that we wanted to see which was basically all of them. The benefit of a private tour is that you can spend as little time or as much time as you want at each site. Dexter was very knowledgable about every place he took us. Very courteous and helpful. Even booking the tour was great. The woman from Viator on the phone spent over an hour with me picking out the perfect tour for my family's needs. Great experience all the way around.

"Dexter was an amazing host...."

March 29, 2017 - 

Dexter was an amazing host. Called me to arrange pickup at our hotel and then took us on the most amazing trip around Washington. Extremely knowledgeable and full of trivial information that is interesting to us tourists. Took us where ever we wanted, waited patiently fir us to see the sights we wanted. Couldn't ask for a better tour guide. Thank you Dexter!

"Great guided tour provided by..."

February 12, 2017 - 

Great guided tour provided by Dexter.

"Even though it was cold..."

January 30, 2017 - 

Even though it was cold and rainy, we enjoyed our tour. Dexter is a wealth of knowledge. He went out of his way to get us as close as possible to sites so we wouldn't have to walk far in the rain. We had so much fun!

"Our tour guide Dexter did..."

January 26, 2017 - 

Our tour guide Dexter did an excellent job. He knew all the best places to drop our family off to see each sight with a minimum of walking.He was very knowledgeable and provided us with interesting information.

"I enjoyed Washington DC via..."

January 21, 2017 - 

I enjoyed Washington DC via Dexter's extended knowledge and ability to share it in such a relaxed way. As a person on their own and from another country I felt completely comfortable, safe and thrilled to be experiencing a place I hadn't expected so much from. Thank you Dexter and for others coming to Washington DC - make the most of your time!

"Wonderful 4 hour tour of..."

January 12, 2017 - 

Wonderful 4 hour tour of the DC area...Dexter shares so much knowledge of the sites and people and lets you get out and take pictures wherever you would like.

"Awesome! Dexter was very friendly..."

January 4, 2017 - 

Awesome! Dexter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Tour covers a lot in a short period of time. You get to choose which area or monuments where you could spend extra time time to take pictures. Dexter can also suggest where you can grab a quick bite to eat :

"I had visitors from outside..."

December 20, 2016 - 

I had visitors from outside US. Dexter was their tour guide and he was wonderful. They throughly enjoyed the experience. They saw so much and dexter was very knowledgeable about the attraction itself and history of it. I highly recommend this tour.

"Our private tour with Dexter..."

December 2, 2016 - 

Our private tour with Dexter was unbelievable! Dexter is a walking, talking history book, and his driving is okay too! We got to see all the sites we planned on see and then some. We were fortunate enough to go off the beaten path, thanks to Dexter, and make a stop at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Most definitely worth the extra time to see this church. We plan on coming back next year and doing some new tours with Dexter.
Awesome tour and driver, Highly recommended....

"Dexter is wonderful! Very knowledgeable,..."

November 28, 2016 - 

Dexter is wonderful! Very knowledgeable, easy going and caters to your requests as well as incorporating some things you haven't thought of. He allows you free time to get out, see the monuments, visit at your leisure while shuttling you along to the best vantage points and teaching you some history along the way. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!! Good for young, old, new and repeat visitors totally customizable.

"Fantastic 4hours spent viewing the..."

November 20, 2016 - 

Fantastic 4hours spent viewing the highlights of Washington! My tour guide Dexter knew the City so well and was able to point out what most people would miss out on e.g spotting the President's Medic 1 van so we could take a picture of it. I thoroughly recommend the tour, I've shared pictures with people who'd visited the city before and they're amazed at what they didn't get to see previously! Thank you Dexter for your excellent tour.

"This tour was great! Make..."

October 26, 2016 - 

This tour was great! Make sure you're able to book Dexter he was very knowledgeable, answered questions while navigating DC traffic, very accomodating, polite, professional, and a great sense of humor.The tour was convenient and we were able to see a lot within the four hour time slot.

"We had a fantastic tour!..."

September 27, 2016 - 

We had a fantastic tour! Worth every penny and then some!

"Was a bit disappointed to..."

September 19, 2016 - 

Was a bit disappointed to be honest, our tour was originally scheduled at 1:30pm. We planned our entire morning out and got back to our apartment for pick up at scheduled time but was later told it was 2:30pm, called to confirm and associate said yes it was 1:30pm but our guide was insisting 2:30pm. We ended up leaving again to have lunch and coming back to start the tour at 2:30pm. The tour was ok and not as informative as I expected it would be. Overall it was nice to have someone drive us around but thats was pretty much it.

"Driver was not only knowledgable..."

September 14, 2016 - 

Driver was not only knowledgable but such a pleasure!

"This tour was fantastic! In..."

September 3, 2016 - 

This tour was fantastic! In 4 hours we saw more than we could have seen in a whole weekend on our own. Dexter is super knowledgeable. He took us everywhere and knew facts and stories about everything. We loved it.

"Our tour was simply outstanding...."

August 23, 2016 - 

Our tour was simply outstanding. Dexter is am amazing guide. Well informed, interesting, flexible, service oriented and funny without being obtrusive. My wife and I would take another Vaitor with Dexter leading it in D.C. anytime.
Bryan and Joanne H.
Atlanta, Georgia

"Our guide Derek was amazing...."

August 22, 2016 - 

Our guide Derek was amazing. He not only had historical knowledge. He was a very personable and my family really enjoyed his presence. I have recommended you guys to many of my friends.

"Very satisfied. The tour guide..."

August 17, 2016 - 

Very satisfied. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and did a good job.

"Dexter is the greatest..."

August 15, 2016 - 

Dexter is the greatest

"Dexter was great! Would recommend..."

August 8, 2016 - 

Dexter was great! Would recommend him as a tour guide for any family.

"It was an excellent tour...."

August 8, 2016 - 

It was an excellent tour. Saw parts of Washington DC that I would not have on our own. Dexter was amazing with his information, suggestions and professionalism. I would highly rate this tour.

"Dexter was very knowledgable and..."

July 25, 2016 - 

Dexter was very knowledgable and very friendly.

"The guide was very nice...."

July 24, 2016 - 

The guide was very nice.

"The best way possible to..."

July 20, 2016 - 

The best way possible to see a lot of the monuments and special sights in D.C. in a four hour period. Dexter was very knowledgeable and a delight to be with. I would recommend this trip without reservation!

"This was a great tour!..."

July 18, 2016 - 

This was a great tour! I will definitely do this again when I bring my family back to DC. Dexter was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

"We booked a private 4..."

July 18, 2016 - 

We booked a private 4 hour tour. The tour and the guide, Dexter, was great. He was kind and knowledgable. I am giving the company 4 stars because our tour was not private. There were 6 other people and I think the company forgot us. I called to confirm my tour and was picked up despite the fact that they weren't expecting us. For 39, the tour is worth it. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off. Make sure you confirm your tour a day before and confirm it is private if that is important to you. I do highly recommend a 4 hour tour. It was just right, not too long.

"I had a very good..."

July 12, 2016 - 

I had a very good experience. Dexter, our tour guide was AWESOME!! I recommend this tour.

"He was very insightful and..."

July 6, 2016 - 

He was very insightful and an awesome guide

"Dexter did a great job..."

July 5, 2016 - 

Dexter did a great job with my guests. He gave them door-to-door service and was extremely curteous and professional. My guests had a great time.

"We loved our private DC..."

July 4, 2016 - 

We loved our private DC tour. Dexter was a great tour guide! It was so nice to have a small group. This gave my family the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what we were seeing. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

"The van tour was outstanding...."

July 2, 2016 - 

The van tour was outstanding. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and down to earth. We were able to sight see at our own pace. Terrific experience for the entire family.

"Dexter knew his stuff. Lots..."

June 19, 2016 - 

Dexter knew his stuff. Lots of great insight and info to DC and the history of it all. He listened to what we wanted to see and planned the day around our interests. This was our 1st private tour but it probably not the last. So much better than trying to catch up with a guide in a big group.

"This was the best tour..."

June 18, 2016 - 

This was the best tour I have ever been on. Dexter was very knowledgeable and fun. He made sure we saw what we wanted to see and pointed out interesting history along the way. Is was wonderful to be in a van and not on a huge tour bus . I would go again with Dexter! Best deal in town! !

"Dexter was great and very..."

June 18, 2016 - 

Dexter was great and very knowledgeable about the area!! They were five of us and there was plenty of room including space to put my 8 year old daughter's wheelchair. He gave plenty of time at each destination and never rushed us. It was a great tour and very affordable!!

"Dexter was super nice and..."

June 18, 2016 - 

Dexter was super nice and accomodating. The tour was very informative. Perfect tour for your 1rst day in Washington DC.

"Excellent. I would highly recommend..."

June 7, 2016 - 

Excellent. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who would like a comfortable unhurried tour of all of the important sights in this wonderful city. Our guide was fully informed and a wealth of information on all of the sites. Did both a day tour and a night tour with this private van, and I must say that at night there is a fascinating aspect and heart tugging aspect to these sites. Amazing and highly recommended. You will not be disappointed.

"This was the perfect choice..."

May 28, 2016 - 

This was the perfect choice for my family. We scheduled an afternoon tour, the times were flexible to fit our needs. Our tour guide Mr.Dexter was high spirited, very professional and knowledgeable about the landmarks and city. I would highly recommend!!

"Great tour and well worth..."

May 26, 2016 - 

Great tour and well worth it. Dexter is very knowledgeable and a good guy.

"This tour was the absolute..."

May 14, 2016 - 

This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip to DC! Dexter has such a depth of knowledge of the history of America and DC and he perfectly adapted the tour to meet the needs and interests of our group. Our family is still raving about the tour! I give it my highest recommendation.

"Dexter was awesome! We had..."

April 25, 2016 - 

Dexter was awesome! We had a wonderful day and learned so much. I highly recommend this tour.

"Dexter was our tour guide,..."

April 5, 2016 - 

Dexter was our tour guide, picked us up on time and was extremely knowledgeable. This was a private tour and there were only 3 of us me and my two kids. He was very informative. This was a customized tour and he was able to take us around to see the highlights and what we wanted to see/tour. We even ran over the 4 hours and he still took us to the last place we had hoped to see. Dexter is a gem and did a great job on our tour. I cannot say enough good things about this tour and about Dexter as our driver/tour guide. He is a gem and this was a great tour.

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