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DC & Arlington In A Day

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Stop At: Arlington National Cemetery, Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211

The first portion of this tour is a 2 hour WALKING tour of Arlington Cemetery before joining the rest of the group and the bus for the remainder of the tour. Your guide will take you to see highlights such as the JFK Gravesite and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as you walk up and down the cemeteries beautiful, rolling hills. This portion of the tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or young children/strollers

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: U.S. Capitol, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004

Join your guide for a brief photo stop on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol as you hear about the history and importance of this iconic place. Includes ride down Pennsylvania Avenue on way to the U.S. Capitol. Does not include access to the building or tour inside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500

The group will step off the bus and walk 2 long blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue to see America's most famous residence from the outside. Your route includes the U.S. Treasury Bldg, the White House, the West Wing, Lafayette Square Park, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the Blair House before returning to the bus to continue your tour. This is an exterior tour only.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

At this spectacular memorial to the 16 million Americans who served and the over 400,000 that died in the world's most cataclysmic war, you will also see a panoramic view of the National Mall. You'll get photos of this monument plus both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial down the Reflecting Pool in the distance.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242

Walk the 7.5 acre memorial to America's longest serving U.S. President and one of the 20th Century's most important global figures. You'll see one of the most arresting sites in Washington, with statuary, landscaping and quotes designed to highlight his contribution during the Great Depression and World War II. This stop is usually combined with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial for a total of 30-35 minutes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1850 West Basin Drive SW Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

This stunning memorial to the iconic civil rights leader sits on the Tidal Basin and is gorgeous in any kind of weather. You'll stroll through to see its unique design and beautiful surroundings, while hearing about a man that changed the U.S. forever. This stop also is combined with the FDR Memorial with a total duration of 30 minutes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002

You'll walk through the haunting and elegant memorial to the U.N./U.S. forces who died during the Korean conflict from 1950-1953. From the field of solider statues, to the serenity pool, to the photographs on the polished granite wall, this memorial leaves a lasting impression on all who see it in person. This stop is combined with the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial stop.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037

You'll capture photos of D.C.'s most famous memorial and the Reflecting Pool as well as hear about its unique history at this stop. Your guide will also tell you about the many events that have taken place there in addition to the life and times of America's beloved and slain 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. This stop is combined with the Korean War and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242

The iconic "Wall" with its 58,479 names carved into its surface remains one of D.C.'s most moving attractions. You'll walk through with your guide and hear the story of its construction as well as see the three soldier statues and Women's Memorial designed to round out the story of one of America's most complex and difficult conflicts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202-4907

Lunch is at guest's expense, but there will be the opportunity to eat lunch at the Pentagon City Mall with many choices. Location is seasonal from mid October to mid April. From mid April to mid October (dates vary annually), lunch will be at the Washington Harbour in Washington, DC instead.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Potomac River, Washington DC, DC

From mid April to mid October (seasonal availability only), guests will enjoy a 1 hour cruise down the Potomac from Georgetown to see the city from a different perspective on a historic former ferry boat. From mid October to mid April, guests will see the Jefferson Memorial instead.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204-4586

This soaring memorial to the USAF offers an amazing perspective over the city with views of Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon and the many monuments and memorials on the other side of the Potomac in Washington, D.C. Guests will hear about its construction and meaning as well as grab incredible photos.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211

The world-famous "Iwo Jima" Memorial sits near Arlington National Cemetery and you'll see it from the outside as you drive in to see this one-of-a-kind statue and its beautiful setting overlooking the DC skyline from the Arlington side of the Potomac River. You'll hear about both and have the opportunity to take pictures at this memorable and important site.

Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
Not included
  • Lunch costs are guest responsibility - Location Pentagon City Mall or Washington Harbour (by season)
  • Entry to the U.S. Capitol or the White House are not included on this tour.
  • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol
  • Entry/Admission - White House
  • Entry/Admission - The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Guests with mobility issues or young children/strollers may prefer to visit Arlington Cemetery another way as that portion of the tour is strenuous.
  • Guests who wish to remain on board at any of the stops or modify the tour for whatever reason may do so at their discretion.
  • Tour does not return to Arlington Cemetery at the end of the tour. Tour concludes at the corner of 9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW near the National Archives.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests will probably prefer taking cab/Uber/Lyft or Metro to Arlington Cemetery. Parking, which requires a fee, does not open until 8:00 a.m and guests are responsible for own transportation to return to ANC.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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