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Two-Day Washington DC Grand Tour
Learn everything you need to know about the U.S. capital on this amazing two-day tour! Hear colorful stories from the past and little-known facts about all the monuments, buildings and locations in and around DC.
- Experience the grand Washington DC 2-day tour
- Enjoy two of our most popular DC tours
- Visit George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon
- Tour his mansion
- Explore the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center
- Get a guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery
- Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- Get moved by the Changing of the Guard ceremony
- Take the tram and learn about the cemetery
- Visit Reflecting Pool, Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials & more
- Pay your respect at John F. Kennedy's gravesite
Enjoy the Washington DC Grand 2-Day Tour
The Washington DC Grand 2-Day Tour combines two of our most popular day tours: DC in a Day and Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery.
Day 1: DC in a Day
Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building and stop for a photo opportunity outside the White House. The White House Visitor Center will allow you to see and feel what the interior of the actual White House looks like.
Next, you'll get the chance to experience the beauty and grandeur of the World War II Memorial, which is located on the National Mall.
At the National Mall, you'll also see some of the most famous sights that this city has to offer, such as the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial. You'll have the chance to see the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Korean War Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial.
To top this tour off, you’ll also see a variety of sights from the comfort of our motor coach. Catch a glimpse of the FBI Building, National Archives, and famous Washington Monument.
Day 2: Mount Vernon & Arlington National Cemetery
On day 2 you'll visit George Washington's beloved plantation - Mount Vernon. Walk around the mansion and visit the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Here you'll have time to find some lunch (not included).
After exploring Mount Vernon, you’ll continue to Arlington National Cemetery for the afternoon portion of the tour. Here you'll get a tour with the Arlington National Cemetery Tram and its guides, who will provide you with a look at the various memorials. Servicemen and women are still buried here daily, so the officials ask that tourists be respectful.
The cemetery is the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visitors are permitted to view the Changing of the Guard, which is a solemn ceremony. Your tram will stop at several locations within the cemetery, and your time should permit you to get off once or twice.
The tram has six stops on weekdays and nine on weekends. We advise only getting off at the Kennedy Gravesite stop and Memorial Amphitheatre Stop (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guard) in order to have enough time to get back before our departure back.
How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent directly to your email, just print it out and bring it to the Gray Line office in Union Station.
Where does the tour begin?
The tour departs from the Gray Line office at Union Station on the Bus Terminal Level.
Please be there approx. 30 minutes in order to have enough time to redeem your voucher before your tour starts.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends back at Union Station.
How long does the tour last?
The program for day 1 lasts 7 hours and day 2's program lasts 8 hours.
What languages is the tour operated in?
The tour is operated in English.
Is lunch included?
No, lunch is not included in this tour.
Are there children's tickets?
Yes, children's tickets are available for children between age 3-11. Children under age 3 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
There is also Family Tickets for 2 adults and 2 children between age 3-11.
- Your driver will not accompany you outside of the bus. You will explore the sights on your own.
The tour departs Tuesday through Saturday at 9 AM.