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DC Guided Sightseeing Tour with Arlington Cemetery Entry & Potomac River Cruise

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DC Guided Sightseeing Tour with Arlington Cemetery Entry & Potomac River Cruise

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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour. At Arlington National, witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then stop at famous landmark locations like the Marine Corps War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. Additionally, see the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more — even the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.
  • Full-Day Washington DC Sightseeing Tour including 2-Hour Guided Tour of Arlington Cemetery
  • Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown
  • Photo Stops at top DC Monuments and Memorials including White House, U.S. Capitol, and Lincoln Memorial
  • Seasonal Potomac River Cruise (extra stop at Jefferson Memorial will be added during the offseason when boat is not operating)
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Full-Day Washington DC Monuments Sightseeing Tour
2-Hour Guided Walking Tour through Arlington Cemetery
See the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown
Seasonal Boat Ride along the Potomac River (extra stop at Jefferson Memorial during off-season)
Transport by Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Complimentary Bottled Water
Photo Stops at Top Attractions including White House, MLK Memorial, US Capitol & Lincoln Memorial
Live Commentary
Local/Professional Guide
Food & Beverages (stop for lunch on own during tour)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Arlington Cemetery , Arlington, VA 22209, USA

Departure Point: Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station. As you exit the station, go to the top of the escalator and look for your tour guide in Signature tour attire

8:00 AM
800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW , 800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

We will drop you off at the National Archives building. At the end of the tour, you will need to find your own transportation. There are taxi's, bikes, scooters, and metro is several blocks away.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended
  • The Arlington Cemetery portion of the tour is a walking tour and is moderately strenuous. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues or very small children.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Valid Photo ID is required for all guests 16 and up at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Please Note: Potomac River Cruise is seasonal and operated March 26-October 16. During the off season an extra stop at the Jefferson memorial will be added in its place. When the boat is operating, you will be taken to Georgetown Washington Harbor to purchase lunch at any of the several restaurants. When the boat is not operating from late October - March, you will visit the Pentagon City Mall with all the restaurants and shopping to purchase lunch.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Signature Tours of DC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-4
Great day! Bring snacks!
Jacque_D
, Jun 2022
It was a really great time and Tyrone was awesome!! Full of wisdom and so fun...BUT I do suggest if you're taking the all day tour, to pack snacks because you don't eat until really late in the TOUR,. That is the only thing I would change and earlier time to eat and a tad more time to do it! Also be prepared of ranching, rain, hot and cold all in one day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the tour and enjoying it. Thank you also for your suggestion about lunch and snacks. The weather, unfortunately, we cannot control. Zuma
star-4
Worthwhile tour.
Frances_L
, Jun 2022
Bus driver and tour guide (Zuma) were very good. A very good tour would recommend. Answered all questions and made it interesting.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your honest review. And thank you for your willingness to recommend us. How could we get you more satisfied? Zuma
star-3
Washigton D.C Tour
Carmen_C
, May 2022
Most of our trip was excellent. The part that our team was not totally satisfied with was with the first person in charge of showing us the Arlington cemetery. They say that he didn't explain all the important facts about the place, and he refused to take us to the Kennedy's tumb. The rest of the tour was outstanding and the ride for the river Potomac was great. I think The Signature should put pictures about the buses and the boat to give the customers a clear picture of the type of transportation people will be on.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for being with us. Arlington Cemetery meeting point and time is 7:45. We have limited time for other people to join us on the tour. You came with your car which takes a lot of time to park it. Zuma
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Washington DC in a day
Debra_M
, May 2022
Long day but very informative on all the national monuments. Our guide Tyrone was awesome, funny and made the tour enjoyable. We did the river cruise at the end, it was nice but honestly I could of done without doing it.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for sharing your impressions of the day tour and liking your guide. Please come back again. Zuma
star-2
Disappointing
Belinda_J
, Apr 2022
I would not do this tour again. The cruise was very disappointing. The plastic windows were so scratched and yellow you could barely see out of them.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for taking the tour with us. Sorry, maybe they closed the windows. because of rain or wind Thank you for letting us know. Other than that, we hope that you enjoyed the other parts of the tour. Zuma
star-5
Tyrone was very...
Sarah_Y
, Apr 2022
Tyrone was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. Chris is a wonderful driver and each time you would get back on the bus he was there to greet you.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for enjoying your tour with us and liking your guide and driver who are tasked to meet your needs. Zuma
star-5
Arlington Cemetery was...
Harry_B
, Apr 2022
Arlington Cemetery was great. The monument sights and stops were also great. Tyrone (tour guide) was fantastic. Had a full day seeing lots of great sights.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for liking your tour and guide and enjoying the beautiful sites. We love to see you happy. Zuma
star-5
Our very first time...
Candace_M
, Apr 2022
Our very first time visiting DC. This tour hit all of the highlights of DC. The guide Dave was knowledgeable of DC and so much fun. We even got to enjoy lunch with him. We made a new friend. Thanks to Dave for an awesome all day tour! Jason and Family (that’s what he referred to us as)
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your heartfelt review. Since we've been in this job, the best moments are when we connect with our guests and they become our friends. Zuma
star-5
Awesome tour with Tour Guide Dave!
den_p
, Mar 2022
Dave was our tour guide and he was awesome the entire tour! Love the umbrella with the flag, you can't miss him when you are lagging behind, which we always did stopping and taking pictures! Worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for taking an awesome tour with us. Your tour guide strives to make it as much fun as he possibly can. Glad that you enjoyed it. Zuma
star-5
It costs more but...
Stephen_P
, Mar 2022
It costs more but Arlington cemetery is worth it. Logistics were excellent. Weather canceled boat ride. Book after April 1
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your rating. The Arlington tour is packaged to offer you so much in a single tour. We're glad you think it was worth your money. Zuma
star-5
Washington in a day
Pam_R
, Mar 2022
Larry was a fabulous tour guide and the tour was great! We saw so much and Larry was very knowledgeable
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much for chiming in with your nice review. We're glad that you liked your tour guide. Zuma
star-5
Amazing experience
Andrea_R
, Oct 2021
This was a great experience and well worth the money. Larry and Kris rocked and made sure we had a great personalized experience. We will definitely use this company in the future when we return
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience of the tour. Anytime you come back you'll be out guest! Zuma
star-5
Washington D.C.
Kim_F
, Sep 2019
It was a very humbling experience and Tyrone was an awesome tour guide. I would expect everyone to want to go to see Arlington National Cemetery.
star-4
Had a great tour with Viator! Our...
Lori_G
, Jul 2018
Had a great tour with Viator! Our guide, Brenda, was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We were able to see so much more of the city than we had planned by taking this tour. I highly recommend the Arlington Cemetery portion as it gave us quiet time in the cemetery before the general public entered.
star-1
The tour guide for Arlington was...
Michael W
, Nov 2017
The tour guide for Arlington was great. Very informative and personable. Id give her five stars. However, the guide for the National Monument tour was terrible. She either sat in the bus or on a bench a let us fend for ourselves at each monument. We could of done the tour without her. I will never book a tour through Viator again.
star-2
Tour guide was very nice and...
Rachel_L
, Oct 2017
Tour guide was very nice and pleasant. I am Diabetic. I would liked to have known in advance that it would be close to 7 hrs before we ate lunch. We met at 7:45 am and didn't sit to eat until 2:15 pm. Generally lunch is at 12:00 noon. Had I known I would have taken a good solid snack with me
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Our tour guide, Chris was fantastic...
RICKL_D
, Oct 2017
Our tour guide, Chris was fantastic. The only problem we had was being misled about the tour through Arlington Cemetery. We voiced our concern to Chris when we met at the very beginning when he informed us it was a 2-hour walking tour. There were 6 senior citizens for this part of the tour. Nowhere is it mentioned that the tour through Arlington would be all walking. Several of us had trouble with all of the walking. Especially my wife as she has bad knees. If we had known ahead of time we would have opted to use a tram ride for 14 to get through the cemetery. As it was, this slowed everyone down making us late to the bus. The rest of the tour was absolutely fabulous.
star-5
What a great tour! Wayne was an...
tracey c
, Sep 2017
What a great tour! Wayne was an amazing guide who was so professional and had so much knowledge about DC. Our day was amazing as we toured the DC area - we learned about the monuments as well as information about the area. Would highly recommend this tour
star-5
My wife and I took this tour and it...
Rodney H
, Aug 2017
My wife and I took this tour and it was the best trip we have ever taken. The tour was fantastic as was the guide. I drive for a living so telling you our tour bus driver was top notch isn't exaggerating at all. This was our first vacation without kids or grandkids and everything about it was great. We will be booking the hop on hop off tour in the spring and cant wait!!!!!!!
star-2
Tour guide was amazing. Very...
Joseph B
, Aug 2017
Tour guide was amazing. Very knowledge. The tour however needs improvement. We were supposed to get an hour lunch around lunch time but ended up getting 20-25min to grab something and board a boat. We literally had to eat on the boat. Felt like it could have been planned better.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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