• Highlights Tour!

DC Monuments by Morning

Daily at 10:30 am | 3 hour tour | Perfect for guests with limited time!

Quick Details

  • Departure: 10:30 a.m. (meet by 10:15 for boarding)  
  • Meeting Point/Pickup: In front of the Smithsonian Metro Station (12th Street & Independence Avenue NW)
  • Dropoff: approximately 1:30 p.m. at either the Museum of Natural History (mid-October through mid-April) or Lincoln Memorial (mid-April through mid-October). 
  • Highlights:  U.S. Capitol (exterior), White House (exterior), WWII Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Tour Description

Ideal for families, people with minimal time, or the business traveler, this 3 hour guided morning tour is tailored to offer you the essential monuments, memorials and attractions that you can’t afford to miss.  We’ve taken our best-selling tour and packaged it into a compact format that showcases highlights such as the U.S. Capitol, White House and Lincoln Memorial plus so much more. The tours starts at 10:30 am outside the Smithsonian Metro Station and ends either the National History Museum (mid-October-mid April) or Lincoln Memorial (mid-April to mid-October) –  locations convenient to the museums, public transportation, restaurants and many other attractions.

With so much to see and so little time, guests can take a memorable journey through DC that is quick, efficient and entertaining – all in the company of one of our personable and knowledgeable guides.  Whether riding on our comfortable climate-controlled bus or getting out and walking through one of the world-famous sites and attractions, you’ll see it all and all still have time to do something else in the afternoon.

Stops where you’ll get out and walk around include: the U.S. Capitol (photo stop), White House (photo stop), WWII Memorial, FDR and MLK Memorials, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials.  From the bus you’ll see the National Archives, the National Mall, numerous Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and hear even more about life in this great city now and in its historic past!

Note: All tours are in English and feature an expert live guide. Please dress comfortably for walking and the weather. Free water is included on board.