Best of DC Bus Tour

Best of DC Bus Tour
50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The tour lasts approximately 9 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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See DC with the Best of DC Tour
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Experience the rich and extensive history of our nation's capital with this fantastic day-long city tour for an unforgettable vacation experience, and see popular and world famous monuments and landmarks such as the Smithsonian Museums, war memorials, Government buildings and offices, the White House, and so many more!

With your Best of DC Bus Tour you will be able to tour the U.S. Capitol Building (only Monday-Saturday), take a stop at the White House, visit the White House Visitor Center, and on Sundays, you will stop at the Smithsonian Air and Space or National Museum of American History rather than the U.S. Capitol Building. Next, you will go to the World War II Memorial and make a stop at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Detailed Tour Itinerary
U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
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 Stop at  U.S. Capitol
As one of the most architecturally impressive and symbolically significant buildings in the world, the Capitol is a national landmark. The U.S. Capitol has been home to the Senate and House of Representative meetings for over two centuries, and today it stands as a monument to the American people. Visitors will be inspired by 58,000 square feet of the workings of the Senate in addition to centuries of art and architecture.
Tourists looking at art and sculpture
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 Drive By  National Gallery of Art
This national art museum is located on the National Mall and is free and open to the public. First established in 1937, the museum is one dedicated to the American people. The gallery's collection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, medals, decorative arts, and more display Western Art from the middle ages to the present. The museum holds the only Leonardo da Vinci painting in America.
Aerial view of Congressional Office Building
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 Drive By  House and Senate Office Buildings
The House and Senate Office Buildings, also known as the Congressional Office Buildings, are utilized by the U.S. Congress in order to add space to the limited room in the U.S. Capitol. In addition to housing the separate offices of each U.S. Representative and Senator, the Congressional Office Buildings have staff rooms, committee hearing rooms, and are connected to the Capitol by means of several underground trains.
Federal Triangle in Washington, DC
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 Drive By  Federal Triangle
Getting its name from the triangular area in which it's formed in Washington, D.C., the Federal Triangle is formed by 15th Street NW, Constitution NW, Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and E Street NW. The Federal Triangle is occupied by 10 large city and federal office buildings, all part of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site. The Federal Triangle Washington Metro Station serves the Federal Triangle as well as surrounding areas.
Washington Monument in Washington, DC
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 Drive By  Washington Monument
The most prominent and recognizable figure in Washington, D.C., the Washington Monument is a 555-foot marble obelisk that honors the nation's founding father, George Washington. Washington led the Continental Army to victory and then went on to become the nation's first president.
Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
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 Drive By  Tidal Basin
The man-made inlet bordering the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is known as the Tidal Basin. Created in the 19th Century as part of the West Potomac River to allow recreational space for visitors and locals as well as a means for draining the Washington Channel after high tide, the Tidal Basin is as famous as the monuments surrounding it.
National Museum of American History in Washington, DC
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 Stop at  National Museum of American History
Collecting and preserving more than three million artifacts of American history and culture, from the War of Independence to present day, the National Museum of American History is absolute must for die-hard history fans. This world class museum offers a broad variety of exhibits that demonstrate the diversity of America's culture and fascinating history. Kids can have a blast at the Spark! Lab, where they can get hands-on with inventing scientific creations and visitors of all ages will be moved by the chronicles of the President seen in the popular exhibit The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden.
National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC
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 Drive By  National Archives
Explore our nation's history through documents, photos, and records dating back hundreds of years. If you or someone you know was in the military at any point and time, you will be able to search through the Veterans' Service Records. The archives include authentic copies of acts passed by Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations. Established in 1934, Congress wanted the National Archives to be a federal record keeping institution after many documents were lost or destructed.
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
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 Stop at  National Air and Space Museum
Visit the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. for an unforgettable experience! Guests to the museum can take a journey through space or to natural and man-made wonders at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater or take a 20-minute tour of the universe at the Albert Einstein Planetarium. The National Air and Space Museum is continuously developing new exhibits on the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC
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 Stop at  Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Located in West Potomac Park, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial stands as a reminder of the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law. The memorial covers four acres including a statue of Dr. King. After two decades of planning, fundraising, and construction, the memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011. A ceremony was scheduled to dedicate the memorial on the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech delivered from the Lincoln Memorial steps, but was postponed until October 16 (the 16th anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March on the National Mall) because of Hurricane Irene.
FBI Building in Washington, DC
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 Drive By  FBI Building
Located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the FBI operates from the J. Edgar Hoover Building. The building is a high-rise office building completed in 1975 with over 2,800,000 square feet of internal space, numerous amenities, and a special secure system of elevators and corridors to keep public tours separate from the rest of the building. The building is comprised of three floors below-ground, as well as an underground parking garage. Two wings connect the main buildings, together forming an open trapezoidal courtyard.
World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
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 Stop at  World War II Memorial
Honoring the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the United States, the 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home, the World War II Memorial is an awe-inspiring monument in Washington, D.C. As the only 20th century event commemorated on the National Mall's central axis, the World War II Memorial is a monument of spirit, sacrifice, and commitment by the American people.
White House Visitor Center in Washington, DC
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 Stop at  White House Visitor Center
When visiting the White House Visitor Center, guests have the opportunity to explore the videos and exhibits. Inside, the center features several aspects of the White House including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders. Guests are also invited to watch a thirty-minute video.
The Ellipse in Washington, DC
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 Drive By  The Ellipse
The Ellipse is the southern part of President's park known for its large open area surrounded by an oval drive. The development for the Ellipse began in the 1850s but was halted due to lack of funds and the Civil War. The site for the Ellipse has been used for a variety of things throughout history including a trash dump, horse pens, slaughterhouse, and housing for Civil War soldiers. Today, the Ellipse is used for community gatherings including musical performances during the summer. In addition to local events, the Ellipse is home to several recreational activities and demonstrations.
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"best time we ever had in washington d.c"
Best time we ever had in washington d.C.
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Mark Laurence
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"Very good well organised tour "
Very good well organised tour great sites we visited
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"If you have not enough time to visit DC this is the best tour to go."
It's a pleasant trip in dc with dc in a day tour. The bus tour guide explained in details of all the interesting places. Within a day you can explore the main interesting places. If you have not enough time to visit dc this is the best tour to go.
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"our tour guide was excellent."
I like the fact that we started on time and our tour guide was excellent.
Frequently Asked Questions for Best of DC Bus Tour:
  • Approximately how long does the Best of DC Tour last?
    The tour lasts approximately 9 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Where does the Best of DC Tour depart from?
    The tour departs from the Bus Terminal Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Best of DC Tour ?
    Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
  • Is the Best of DC Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes.
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