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Essential DC Tour

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Essential Places to See in DC

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The Essential DC tour will show you the best-loved places to see in DC, with up-close time at the best Washington has to offer! You’ll see the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, the United States Capitol, the Washington Monument and a photo at the White House, plus time for much more! This guided tour of Washington, DC, is perfect for a morning or afternoon in the city. You’ll see the major institutions and highlights of American history with a private guide and at your pace. Our Washington DC guided tours provide everything you need to enjoy and fully experience this wonderful area. There are so many great places to see in DC—and our expert tour guides want to take you to all of them!

  • Departure
    Anywhere in the DC metro area
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Included
    Any tickets/entry fees
    Chauffeured luxury vehicle (Luxe Mode)
    Expert guide at all times
  • Not Included
    Gratuity (optional)
Of course you'll see the White House!
The White House - The only place on Earth that is at once an office building, a museum, and a residence of a head of state, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most famous address in the world! This area is rich with history; your guide will also happily take your photo proving you were really there!
Then head to the seats of government!
The United States Capitol -  The Capitol is the preeminent building in Washington and the architectural symbol of American democracy. Its grandeur simply must be seen to be believed! This area also includes other important government buildings. You may even see a senator passing by!
Next up, cruise the National Mall
An introduction to the Smithsonian Museums, with optional highlights visits at the Air and Space, Natural History, and American History Museums, as well as the National Gallery of Art. Have more time to spend in the city? Ask your guide for their favorite museums or for any advice on how to plan your museum visits.
Step out with your guide to view these giants up close
The National Mall and Memorials - Highlights include the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with time for others including the National World War II Memorial and the Reflecting Pool.
Remember, this is your private tour of DC!
At each stop, you'll learn more from your private Grand Atlas guide and you are welcome to add additional sights as time allows. With a private guide with you every step of the way, you're guaranteed to have a great time!
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