DC Highlights Tour
To experience some of the most recognized land marks and more in the Washington DC area, head out upon the DC Highlights Bus city tour. This excursion lasting four hours provides a family-friendly walk that is a marvelous addition to your Washington DC vacation. The tour is headed by an expert who is intimate with the history of the area well. Climb aboard either a 35-passengers shuttle van, unwind and create lasting memories as your DC extravaganza unfolds before your very eyes!
The sights on the tour include...
U.S. Navy Memorial: This impressively designed outdoor memorial commemorates those who have been dispatched over seas.
U.S. Capitol Building: Proudly built on Capitol Hill, this is the headquarters of the legislative branch and has a very expansive history.
White House: With an extensive and inspiring history behind it, this is the main home of the Presidents.
World War II Memorial: A memorial dedicated to those who sacrificed their bodies during the Second World War.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial: This four-acre area honors Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr whose efforts ated as a catalyst to the movement for equality among all races.
Lincoln Memorial: This somber memorial honors the 16th President.
Your journey begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial where you'll meet your group. You'll board the bus and head to the Capitol Building, passing the National Archives, the Canadian Embassy, the National Gallery of Art, and the Newseum on the way. While you are at the building, you'll be able to see the Smithsonian Museums and the Washington Monument as well! Here, you'll learn about the history and influence of the beautiful Capitol Building.
The next stop is the White House. On the way, you'll pass sites like the FBI Headquarters, Grant's Memorial, and the U.S. Botanic Garden. While at the White House, learn about its significant contributions to the government and take a casual stroll past Lafayette Park. After that, you'll head to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial which is right across from the Tidal Basin. The next portion of the tour is the walking portion. You'll head to the Lincoln Memorial, walk to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then head over to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, all within a short distance from each other easily traversed on foot. This gives you a chance to stretch your legs and experience the city in a more personal way before heading back to the U.S. Navy Memorial.
- What methods of transportation does the Washington DC Guided Bus Tours use?
The tour uses a 35-passenger shuttle van.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes, there is minimal walking.
- Approximately how long does the Washington DC Guided Bus Tours last?
The tour is 4 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
There is no dress code, just dress comfortably!
- Where does the Washington DC Guided Bus Tours depart from?
U.S. Navy Memorial - 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Washington DC Guided Bus Tours?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Washington DC Guided Bus Tours handicap accessible?
Yes. There are handicap accessible vehicles if needed.