Guided Tour Takes Approximately 4 Hours
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Take this four-hour guided tour for sights of the most iconic locations in Washington DC, and your senior licensed tour guide will give you all the information you need about these national landmarks. Ease into your day with this fantastic opportunity to see Arlington National Cemetery, as well as the nation's Capitol. Stop at various memorials, including the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and Iwo Jima Memorials.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour Stop at Union Station
You will meet your tour in Union Station on the bus level of the parking garage inside the Greyhound Building. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes before your departure time, and get ready for four hours exploring Arlington National Cemetery and the war memorials around the DC area.
Tour Stop at Arlington National Cemetery
On this tour, you can visit the Arlington National Cemetery and explore the most hallowed ground in the United States. Take a ride on the Arlington National Cemetery Tram, which makes stops at the Kennedy gravesites and the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Tour Stop at John F. Kennedy Gravesite
While at Arlington, you will visit the John F. Kennedy Gravesite, perhaps the most visited site in the cemetery. Paved with irregular stones of Cape Cod granite, the gravesite is memorialized by an Eternal Flame that burns brightly. Here, you can pay your respects to the fallen president.
Tour Stop at Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery
During your tour, your group will stop at the Tomb of the Unknowns, or the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If time allows, you will have the opportunity to see the Changing of the Guard, a symbol that is also conducted in accordance with Army regulations every half hour during the summer months.
Tour Stop at Iwo Jima Memorial
This memorial, known officially as the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, honors Marines who have fallen in the line of duty. Take in the different aspects, especially the statue of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, one of the most well-known events from World War II.
Tour Stop at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This national memorial honors U.S. service members who fought in the Vietnam War, those who died in service in Vietnam and South East Asia, and those who were unaccounted for during the war. While you're there, make sure to take in all three separate parts, the Three Soldiers statue, Vietnam Women's Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the best known part of the memorial.
Tour Stop at Korean War Veterans Memorial
Located in West Potomac Park, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was built to commemorate those who served in the Korean War. This memorial serves as a place of reflection for visitors as they walk through the 19 stainless steel statues that form a squad on patrol.
Tour Stop at Lincoln Memorial
Built to honor the 16th President, the Lincoln Memorial is in the form of a Greek Doric temple with a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. While you're admiring the statue, make sure to read the inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
From the comfort of your coach, you will also have the opportunity to view the White House, World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Air Force Memorial, and more.