Guided Tour Takes Approximately 3 Hours.
Guided tour with 20 minute stops at Captial Building, Jefferson Memorial, Wasahington Monument, and several more local attractions.
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By Smithsonian Institution
With exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion-year-old fossil to the Apollo lunar landing module, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. has something for everyone! Visitors to the museum can examine more than 137 million objects including historic artifacts, works of art, scientific specimens, and cultural exhibits.
Tour Stop at World War II Memorial
Opened to the public on April 29, 2004, the World War II Memorial is located on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Complete with two 43-foot arches representing the war's Atlantic and Pacific theaters, the memorial is a wonderful place to visit and pay your respects of World War II veterans. Fifty-six pillars symbolize the states, territories, and the District of Columbia at the time of World War II, with two sculpted bronze wreaths adorning each pillar. The memorial houses waterfalls surrounding a wall of 4,000 gold stars, with two-thirds of the entire memorial consisting of grass, plants, and water.
Drive By Lincoln Memorial
An iconic landmark on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln. The memorial has been the site of countless famous speeches since its dedication in 1922. Seven-foot diameter columns that reach 44 feet high comprise the structure designed by architect Henry Bacon in a style similar to a Greek temple. Inside the temple, the structure houses a 19-foot tall marble statue of the former President and is completely illuminated at night.
Tour Stop at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Honoring Dr. King's national and international contributions and vision for all to enjoy a life of freedom, opportunity, and justice, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington D.C. is a national landmark. Adjacent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the MLK Jr. Memorial is the first major memorial along the National Mall to be dedicated to an African American, and to a non-President.
Drive By National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration provides public access to the original documents that helped to establish the American government in 1774. At the National Archives in Washington D.C. visitors will have the opportunity to view the original Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and records of the nation's civil, military, and diplomatic activities.
Tour Stop at Old Post Office
The Old Post Office Tower is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. Standing on Pennsylvania Avenue near the halfway point between the White House and the Capitol, the Old Post Office Tower stands proudly at 315 feet, as the third highest building of the Nation's Capitol. An observation deck at 270 feet allows visitors an incredible view of Washington D.C. and the surrounding area. The famous tower clock sits just below the observation deck and on the tenth floor the Bells of Congress are found.
Tour Stop at The White House
Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., the White House is the official resident and workplace of the President of the United States. The White House has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in1800. Today the White House Executive Residence includes six stories in addition to the West Wing, East Wing, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and Blair House. In 2007 the White House was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture".
Tour Stop at Tidal Basin
The partially man-made reservoir located between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel in Washington D.C. known as the Tidal Basin is a part of the West Potomac Park and a focal point of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Situated adjacent from the basin include the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the George Mason Memorial.
Drive By Canadian Embassy
The Canadian Embassy is located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Capitol and the White House. The embassy is Canada's main diplomatic mission to the United States and handles consular services for the immediate surrounding states of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
Tour Stop at Washington Monument
A memorial to George Washington, the Washington Monument is the most prominent landmark in Washington D.C., standing as the centerpiece of the National Mall. Measuring 555-feet high, the Washington Monument is the tallest structure in D.C., with 50 flags symbolizing the 50 states of America surrounding it's base. Spectators can travel to the top of the monument through the use of the statue's elevator, allowing for awe-inspiring views of the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the Capitol Building. Sylvan Theater is located near the base of the monument, and is a popular venue for a wide range of events including free concerts and live theatrical performances.
Tour Stop at Jefferson Memorial
The dome-shaped rotunda known as the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. honor's our nation's third President, Thomas Jefferson. Recognized as one of the most impressive sites in Washington D.C., the memorial is a 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson's other writings. The White House is easily visible from the top steps of the memorial.
Tour Stop at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
One of Washington D.C.'s top attractions, the FDR Memorial is an impressive park-like memorial spread over 7.5 acres, featuring four outdoor gallery rooms showcasing the 12 years of FDR's presidency. Ten bronze sculptures of the former President and his wife Eleanor can be found in the memorial featuring waterfalls and giant stones engraved with famous quotations from the Great Depression to World War II. The FDR memorial is the first monument designed to be wheelchair accessible.
Tour Stop at U.S. Capitol
As the meeting place of the United States Congress, the U.S. Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the federal district are divided and the city was planned. Sitting atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as fronts. Historically, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries. The building reflects the distinctive neoclassical style and is complete with a white exterior.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
Take an in-depth tour of the monuments in DC, as your tour guide walks with your through traffic to the best spots for pictures and gives you the historical significance of the cherry trees and the monuments around the Tidal Basin. These picture-taking vantage points give you the best view of the blossoms and historical buildings. Even with these stops for photo ops, the tour remains quick and efficient, giving guests opportunities to see a few of the monuments and to have the best views of the blossoms!
While on the tour, enjoy stops at several locations for photo opportunities and amazing views of these historical locations! Starting out at the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, this tour takes you to the best monuments in DC! Walk through the Lower Senate Park to the see the pear tree blossoms at the US Capitol, and take a quick photo stop at the White House. Walk around the Tidal Basin for views of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Washington Memorial. Also, make a stop at the World War II Memorial for fantastic views of the area and of the Jefferson Memorial from afar with the elegant trees in the foreground. You can also enjoy several sites from the comfort of your climate-controlled mini-coach, including the Canadian Embassy, Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, Lincoln Memorial, and many more!
Make sure to take this tour during the “peak bloom” period, which typically falls during the last week of March, but don’t fret if you miss it! The blooms will be out and photogenic during the two weeks prior and after that.