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    Guided Sightseeing Tour

    See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and more, and enjoy guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, giving you a more intimate look at DC's most famous landmarks. You'll learn all about the sights you see from your knowledgeable guide. At the US Navy Memorial, step aboard your luxury coach for a narrated 6-hour tour of Washington DC, during which you'll see a variety of monuments, memorials and state buildings, and make plenty of stops for photo opportunities. From your coach, see the White House, the many Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, Freedom Plaza and much more, and enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your guide about the sights you see. Hop off your coach for guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima) and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. You'll learn all about the history of these famous landmarks as you explore them up close, and your guide will answer any questions you have. During your tour, you'll have time for a meal. In the spring and summer months (March 15 - October 6), take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise on the Potomac River and see Teddy Roosevelt Island, Netherlands Carillon, the Lee Mansion and the Potomac River, with lunches available for purchase on board. In the colder months (October 7 - March 14), stay warm inside an indoor courtyard and enjoy lunch surrounded by history (own expense). Your Washington DC tour ends back at the US Navy Memorial.
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    Best of Washington DC Tour

    Your tour begins outside of the Library of Congress, where you'll meet your guide for a 45-minute reserved entry and tour of the US Capitol Building. With your VIP experience comes no chance of the Capitol tour being sold out, so save time and gain immediate entrance to one of the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. On your guided walking tour of this historic building -- home to the Senate and the House of Representatives -- watch a film about the history of government in the US and then peruse the building to learn about the country's legislature. You'll see the Crypt, the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall, and your tour begins and ends at the Capitol Visitor Center. Next, you will join up with our fantastic city sightseeing tour on a comfortable, air conditioned coach. See all of DC's major monuments and memorials up-close; take about 10 to 15-minutes at each stop to hop off the coach for walks with your guide. Highlights include the outside of the White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Iwo Jima Statue, Korean War Veterans Memorial and US Navy Memorial. Your guide will entertain you with interesting trivia and historical facts about DC's most famous sites. Instead of cramming a quick lunch at some mall food court, it's time for a leisurely cruise down the Potomac River (March 15 to October 6 only). Sit back, relax and enjoy a cruise along the Potomac River with your guide, who'll answer any questions you have. A box lunch will be served on board; you'll have the choice of a sandwich with chips and a cookie. (In the winter, when it's colder, you'll instead visit a local indoor market for lunch.) After the sightseeing tour, you'll gain reserved entrance to the National Archives Building. Your guide will lead you past long lines that often wrap around the building and allow you to enjoy immediate entrance for a unique chance to view the original Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution at your own pace, without needing to follow the tour group around. These historic documents are housed in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. You'll also have access to the Public Vault permanent exhibit gallery, the Lawrence F O'Brien temporary exhibit gallery, the Boeing Learning Center and the William G McGowan Theater. Your tour concludes at the National Archives Building.
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    Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab

    This unique tour by pedicab lets you taste Washington DC's finest wines, Champagne or liquors while seeing some of the city's most famous historic and cultural attractions. Sip a variety of top-notch, international wines or liquors at Central Wines, a classy wine, beer and spirits shop in the lively Penn Quarter District, and sit back and enjoy the ride as your guide takes you past sights like Ford Theatre, the Friendship Arch and the National Portrait Gallery, and through Chinatown, the Federal Triangle and more. Enjoy your tastings at the venue first or take them on the go while cruising through the city! Depending on the day, you may try wines from Spain and Argentina -- three whites and three reds -- or sample the specially selected liquors of the day. After about 15 minutes at Central Liquors, hop aboard a pedicab and let your guide take you on a 40-minute tour of Washington DC. Sit back, relax and enjoy unobstructed views of DC as you journey effortlessly through the city streets. Delve into the history of Abraham Lincoln's infamous assassination as you pass the Old Mary Surrat House, where conspirators stayed during the planning of his murder. See Ford Theatre, where Lincoln was shot, and the Peterson House where he died. Then pass through the alley that John Wilkes Booth escaped through on horseback. You'll also see the National Portrait Gallery, a historic art museum that's part of the Smithsonian Institution. Other cultural attractions include the International Spy Museum and the world-famous Madam Tussauds wax museum. At the end of your tour, your guide will drop you off at the metro station of your choice so you can continue exploring on your own.
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    Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour

    Explore Washington DC's Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 6-hour coach and walking tour. Your licensed tour guide will hop off at each stop and lead you through the cemetery and the memorials. See JFK's grave site and the Eternal Flame, and stroll through sites including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and get great views of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and US Capitol. Throughout the day, you'll hear interesting stories and facts about valiant war heroes from your expert guide. You'll travel by coach or van, depending on the size of your group, to Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of US war heroes are buried. Learn how this is the site of Confederate General Robert E Lee's former 1,100-acre (445-hectare) plantation. Get great views of DC from his home, Arlington House, and head down to the grave site of JFK and the Eternal Flame, where John F Kennedy is buried alongside his wife, Jackie Onassis Kennedy, and brothers Robert F Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and walk through the cemetery for a more intimate experience of this vast national treasure. At midday, stop for lunch (own expense) at Pentagon City Mall. Continue your coach tour and hop off the bus with your licensed tour guide as to visit famous memorials that honor war heroes and military branches. Enjoy time to walk through the Air Force Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Throughout your tour, you'll have plenty of opportunities to take photos, learn about the history of the sites and hear stories of the sacrifices these courageous military heroes made.
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    DC Duck Tour

    See Washington DC from the land and water on a unique duck tour! Traveling in an original WWII amphibious vehicle, you'll waddle down to the Mall, where you'll see the awe-inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithsonian Museums. Then at the Potomac River, splash down for a different look at the nation's capital. From the land to the water, you'll travel in the same vehicle! Along the way, your wise-quacking captain will entertain you with anecdotes and well-researched historical facts.
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