Washington DC

Private Washington DC City Tour

Washington DC, USA
Paseos en Espanol Privado Washington DC
Special Offer

From $467.50

per group (up to 5)

$550.00 Save $82.50

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the best of Washington DC in just half a day—and beat the crowds—with this customized, private sightseeing tour. Pick a departure time that works best for you, meet your guide at your preferred location, and hop aboard a luxury SUV. You can see highlights like the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and much more—and will learn the stories behind the sights from your guide.
  • This private tour offers the most luxurious, flexible way to see the sights
  • Round-trip transit aboard a private, luxury SUV
  • See DC’s top sights, and customize your itinerary to suit your interests
  • Choose from multiple convenient departure times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • 4-Hour Private City Tour of Washington DC
  • Complimentary Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off from select hotels (listed at checkout)
  • Licensed Professional Tour Guide/Driver
  • Bottled Water
  • Multiple Language Options (must request during checkout): English, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese
  • Transportation via Luxury Cadillac Escalade ESV's or large Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

A professional Tour Guide from Continental City Tours will come pick your family up at the time your tour reservation at a hotel/pick up location within the Washington D.C. National Mall/Downtown or the Arlington VA area. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Please kindly understand that the reason for the pick up radius is to maximize your 4 hour tour time to dedicate to the tour itinerary/memorials and history. Your guide is the driver- he/she will explain the history, significance, and more during your tour as you drive by many important buildings such as the National Archives, FBI Headquarters, Air and Space Museum and so much more! Your family will be able to step down and walk on the external grounds of the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, explore and walk throughout the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and so much more! We are more than happy to make changes/modifications to Memorials/Monuments during your tour. If you are driving or have a car, please send us a message so we can provide you an address to park your car for free either within D.C. (weekends) or near The Pentagon (weekdays), your guide would be able pick you up and take you back to your car at the end of the tour. Thank-you. We appreciate your support!

What To Expect

Your day begins with pickup from your centrally located Washington DC or Arlington, VA hotel.

Begin your tour at the President's Church and walk to the front of the White House. Then, from teh US Capitol, take in panoramic views of the National Mall.

After passing the Washington Monument, your next stop is the World War II Memorial, followed by Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Two contrasting monuments are next: the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.

Your next stop is the Arlington National Cemetery, the country’s largest military cemetery. Your tour includes a visit to John F. Kennedy's grave and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and you can also see the Changing of the Guard if you make a request beforehand.

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial are the final two stops before your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

White House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. John's Church

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

United States Department of the Treasury (Pass By)

Old Post Office Pavilion (Pass By)

FBI Headquarters (Pass By)

The National Archives Museum (Pass By)

National Gallery of Art (Pass By)

U.S. Capitol

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Museum of the American Indian (Pass By)

National Air and Space Museum (Pass By)

Smithsonian Institution Building (Pass By)

Washington Monument (Pass By)

Second Division Memorial (Pass By)

National World War II Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Korean War Veterans Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lincoln Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arlington National Cemetery

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Air Force Memorial (Pass By)

Pentagon Memorial (Pass By)

Jefferson Memorial (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If canceled due to the weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or to a full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There is enough space for collapsable wheelchair that can be lifted.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Are Children allowed on this tour?

A:Yes, all ages are welcome!

May 2023

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Great D.C. tour!
Donivan_J, May 2024
Mark was great and very well versed in DC history and was friendly and accommodating with my wife's mobility issues. The convenience and communication for the pickup/dropoff was stellar and we will definitely recommend this for anyone visiting the area!
James_L, May 2024
What an excellent day!! Cliff was a true professional, he has a wealth of knowledge and completely made our tour special. We all (party of 9) thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend him. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Refund Due to Inconvenience, Shortened Tour and Driver Negligence
Donald_S, May 2024
We were picked up at our hotel as directed.. The reason for engaging a private tour was that my wife is disabled and restricted to movement with a walker and I am disable, using a cane. The driver gave us a list of options. We stopped at the rear of the White House and the Capital and toured the WWII Memorial. We arrived at Arlington a few minutes before 4PM. The driver (he had not given us his name) clipped a concrete stanchion next to the curb at the Visitor Center damaging both the stanchion and the vehicle. The driver had not advised us that tram tours of Arlington by tram stopped at 4PM. We were under the impression that the tour that were to be given would be private so we waited. When it became apparent that the Park police would be detaining the driver, we attempted tpo get a tram tour,, but it was closed.. The Arlington tour, in my mind, was to be the highlight of the 4 hour tour but we were stranded at the Visitor Center getting no tour whatsoever. I was looking forward to the changing of the guard at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and the JFK eternal flame, but got no tour whatsoever. I believe that I am entitled to a refund of at least half of the $520, or $260, which was paid for this tour, due to the drivers negligence
Worth it!
Joseph_L, May 2024
I'm glad that we spent the extra money to enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned SUV. It would have been impossible to map out the tour by ourselves since I'm not familiar with DC at all. The woman who was our guide (I cannot remember her name), was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She grew up in DC, so her local insights were great. A cooler full of water and Gatorades for the day for our family of four was welcomed as it was very hot that day. All around excellent!
Mother's Day Weekend in DC
Leetisha_J, May 2024
The tour last for four hours. You get to see a lot during that time. I definitely recommend watching the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. It's a little hike to get to it, but it's worth it. It was slightly raining during our tour and our guide, Mark, gave us umbrellas to use. He was very polite.
Excellent way to see Washington DC
Josefina_R, May 2024
Awesome and great. Cliff, our tour guide/driver, was courteous, warm, knowledgeable of the places we visited. He provided informative historical data. This tour is great for those who wants to see most of the must see places in Washington DC.
Sebastian was awesome, would highly recommend!
Angela_F, May 2024
Sebastian was a great guide! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and history of many, many locations. He was a great conversationalist and a very careful driver, we felt completely safe for the entire drive. He also provided awesome recommendations for other things to do while we were on our trip and restaurants to visit. I would 100% recommend this tour, and especially Sebastian, to others!
Great experience with a...
Jennifer_W, May 2024
Great experience with a knowledgeable guide. The company was very helpful when bad weather arose, and rescheduled to the next day!
Highly recommend!
KelliLynn_M, May 2024
Michael was an amazing tour guide. He was polite and very knowledgeable. His wealth of knowledge for our Nation's capital was impressive and he exceeded any and all expectations. The tour itself hit all landmarks and memorials we wanted to see and we never felt rushed.
Wonderful Monuments Tour
Adrienne_V, May 2024
We had a wonderful tour with Michael and Michelle. We saw so many incredible monuments and loved learning the history and facts on the tour. We highly recommend them!
Great DC experience
Malcolm_W, May 2024
The driver was excellent and very knowledgeable. It was good to be able to get out at several locations and walk. Plenty of water was on offer Couldn’t help but notice however that your website was offering this trip at $468 whereas I paid $495!
D.C. with Cliff
Bill_W, May 2024
Our family of 9 is here on vacation and we’ve scheduled a couple of tours. Our most memorable was with Cliff. Cliff was a fantastic tour guide! If we ever do another D.C.tour we’ll certainly ask for Cliff.
Perfect and Educational
NANCY_G, May 2024
We loved the tour! Seb was so nice and knowledgeable about everything on the tour. I highly recommend this private tour.
Excellent in spite of many obstacles.
John_G, May 2024
Even through chilly, rainy weather and roadways closed for a major race, our guide managed to provide an engaging, customized tour.
Don’t look any further—hire this company
Christian_B, May 2024
Michelle and Helga were super responsive. The car was a Mercedes Sprinter vehicle, super clean and roomy, for a tour with my dad, his wife and my husband. Excellent use of time during the tour, great knowledge of the city and getting around, easy drop offs and pick-ups and a very knowledgeable guide in Helga. Helga even made a lunch reservation for us! 100% recommended!
Excellent tour.
Elmar_v, May 2024
An excellent tour with an excellent driver that was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour allows for me to visit many relevant sites in a fairly short period of time.
Well worth the price!
Tanya_V, May 2024
Helga our tour guide was AMAZING!! Incredibly knowledgeable and very funny. Easy to talk to and very accommodating! Highly recommend!!
Tour was amazing
Cindy_X, Apr 2024
Our guide was amazing. He made sure we had every opportunity to ask questions, take our time at each sites and have an amazing experience.
This was so worth it! We...
Brandi_P, Apr 2024
This was so worth it! We had 1 full day in Washington to see everything and this was definitely the way to do it! I had been to Washington before but my husband and 2 boys had not so I booked this in hopes they could see as much as possible. And it did not disappoint! Mark was our guide and he was great and very informative. We learned quite a bit from him! On our 4 hour trip we were able to visit these locations and have time at each one. The White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial,. Lincoln Memorial, Korean & Vietnam Memorial. Arlington National Cemetery, we got to watch the changing of the guard which was my boys favorite of everything they saw. Martin Luther King Memorial and then ended at The Capitol. After the tour with Mark and having lunch at the Capital we still had time to walk down the mall and visit 3 different Smithsonian museums. No way you can do all this in 1 day without having this transportation and it’s personalized to what you want. Highly recommend this!!
Convenient and Worth The Price
LaQuanta_H, Apr 2024
The private tour was convenient and well worth the price. It was nice to be dropped off by each monument and having time to enjoy and take pics.

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