Potomac River Cruise: Comprehensive DC Landmarks Tour
73 Ratings
Embark on a comprehensive 6-hour tour of Washington DC's top landmarks and monuments, including the Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and White House. Enjoy a scenic Potomac River cruise and explore 30+ sites with an expert guide.
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • U.S. Capitol - See the outside of the US Capitol
  • White House - See the outside of the US White House.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - See the memorial dedicated to our iconic civil rights leader.
  • National World War II Memorial - See the World War II Memorial in all it’s glory.
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial - A beautiful memorial for the Korean War Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - The most visited sight in Washington DC.
  • Vietnam Women’s Memorial - See the memorial dedicated to our women serving during the Vietnam War.
  • Potomac River - Seasonal Potomac River Cruise included between March/April - Mid October (dates change seasonally).
What's Included
  • Pass by over 30+ top Washington DC Sites and Memorials
  • Bonus stops at Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials when Potomac Cruise not operating (Oct 17-March 25)
  • Visit Georgetown Washington Harbor for lunch on own before ferry (DC Wharf when ferry not operating)
  • 6-Hr DC Sightseeing Tour with 10+ Stops & Seasonal River Cruise or Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials
  • Professional Tour Guide that stays with you throughout tour, and walks you through the sites
  • Seasonal Boat Ride along the Potomac River (March 26-October 17)
  • Stop at top DC Sites including the U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial, & more
  • Complimentary Bottled Water in the summer
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Vehicle
What's Not Included
  • Food & Drinks (stop for lunch on own during tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Additional Information

Embark on a 6-hour sightseeing tour around Washington DC’s most significant sites in the comfort of a luxury tour coach. The tour includes enlightening commentary from a knowledgeable guide. The itinerary includes stops at key locations such as the White House, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, US Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, among others. Enjoy the chance to see over 30 landmarks, and take leisurely strolls around 10 of these sites while your guide provides rich historical context and intriguing trivia about the country’s capital. Between March/April 1st and mid-October, the tour features an exclusive boat trip on the Potomac River, starting from historic Georgetown. During this period, lunch can be purchased at various restaurants in Georgetown Washington Harbor. When boat services are unavailable, lunch will be at Pentagon City Mall.

Notable Highlights:
• The Capitol Building
• Martin Luther King Memorial
• World War II Memorial
• Lincoln Memorial
• The White House
• FDR Memorial
• Vietnam War Memorial
• Korean War Memorial
• Air Force Memorial
• Iwo Jima Memorial
• Potomac River Trip

  • If you purchase an additional tour or ticket: Please ask your tour guide or driver for your upgrade when being checked in.
  • All purchases of packages are final. Tickets are not refundable or transferable. Cannot be exchanged for another ticket. Only refundable in the event the site is closed.
800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Bus stop is located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the corner of 9th Street NW and close to the National Archives building. There will be sign on a pole with Signature Tours next to a bench. Please arrive no later than 9:30AM. The address is 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC 20004
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(73 Ratings)
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Apr 25, 2024
Excellent - 4/25/2024 10:00 Am Our tour guide James was very professional while at the same time funny.Our driver kith got us around safely and smoothly.excellent driver lots of patience
Review provided by Viator
Apr 25, 2024
City and river boat tour - Dave our guide was knowledgeable and Kriss our driver was courteous kind and were a very good driver. I would recommend them to others,
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 16, 2023
Perfect Day - We went on the Potomac River Cruise and Sightseeing tour on 10/13. The weather was perfect and our tour was great. Kris the driver and James the tour guide were excellent. I will recommend this company to my family and friends.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 4, 2023
Whirlwind day in DC - This was a great one day tour of DC. We got a sense of where things were (for visits later in the week) and checked a few things off our list. The afternoon, with time for lunch and the river cruise was a an enjoyable, relaxing way to end the day. Plus we got to see a few more things. Tyrone (our tour guide) is a long time DC resident. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us on time. We thought this was a perfect introduction to our time in DC
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Aug 24, 2023
Great time had by all - We had a great time. Tyron was super knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Chris was a great driver and very pleasant. We saw so much on this tour and would have never been able to see as much of DC on our own. I recommend this to anyone visiting the Capital City.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 15, 2023
Good tour guide. Kept the group moving! - Beginning and End need some experience design. We bailed at the White House (last official stop. Tour guide was great! Bus driver had no personality. Would have been nice to see the Supreme Court, even if just a drive by. Also, suggest having a Venmo or other digital wallet option for tipping.
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Aug 2, 2023
Worth every Penny! - Awesome Tour! Visited D.C. from Cleveland with my mom. Tour guide Sally was very fun, knowledgeable & prompt. Enjoyed every bit of the tour! Even in the sweltering heat. Also, loved that there was a great supply of ice cold water during the entire tour!
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Jul 16, 2023
Fun - Super fun trip it was hot bus had ac, free water, much better then trying to do it myself!!!! Guide was funny!
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Jul 26, 2023
Ok but a hot day - The war memorials were great the tour guide and and naration was excellent. The boat ride we did not like at all. Very poor seating and the naration recording was not in sync with the location of the boat
Review provided by Viator
Oct 14, 2023
Very Disappointing - I don’t even know where to beginning, the tour started late and we were treated as if we were children on a school trip. Everything took forever to get done. We could barely hear our guide throughout the tour and he would stand and talk in the sun. The lunch break we had made it worst everywhere needed a reservation to eat and was expensive. Last but not least the boat tour was the exact information as the bus tour. What a waste of money and time.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024