Excursions Washington USA by Musement

Big Bus Washington DC hop-on hop-off tour

  • Live commentary in English
  • Experience the best views of the city from the comfort of the bus
  • Choose between 2 different ticket options
  • Enjoy the city at your own pace
  • Free wifi onboard

Big Bus Washington DC hop-on hop-off tour

Best of DC – VIP full-day tour

Enjoy reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building for a guided walking tour of this historic building – home to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Watch a film on the history of government in the U.S.and then continue touring the building to learn about the country’s legislature. Along the way, you’ll see the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.

Best of DC – VIP full-day tour

Washington DC Explorer Pass + Downloadable Guidebook

  • Save up to 35% on top Washington DC attractions
  • Enjoy 3, 4 or 5 attractions and tours of your choice from over 10 options
  • Get your pass on any mobile device or print at home
  • Download the informative guidebook to help plan your trip
  • Every pass comes with a downloadable guidebook to help you choose the next place to visit. With extra discounts and special offers at participating locations, the Washington DC Explorer Pass is an easy and convenient way to save money and see the very best of Washington, DC.

Washington DC Explorer Pass + Downloadable Guidebook

Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery full-day tour

Begin this full-day, guided tour with a visit to historic Mount Vernon Estates, a top tourist site located on the banks of the Potomac River. With your ticket in hand, you’ll arrive early enough to beat the crowds. Wander the grounds along with the outlying building, museum, education center and over 20 galleries and theaters! Then board the bus again and wander through Old Town Alexandria before heading to Arlington National Cemetery in the afternoon.

  • Explore historic Mount Vernon and its vast grounds
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery and see many famous memorials

Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery full-day tour

DC at dusk – night lights

Washington DC is remarkable after dark, and this combined shuttle/walking tour brings you a unique, breathtaking experience of the U.S. capitol city, flooded with night lights. You tour guide will hop off with you at each attraction and share important details of the monuments. Throughout the evening, you will learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States. Many of the architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C. commemorate important chapters in American history.

  • Experience moonlit views of Washington D.C’s historical landmarks and monuments
  • Learn about the great people who shaped the U.S. from a professional guide
  • See breathtaking views of the U.S. capital, flooded with lights

DC at dusk – night lights

Best of Washington, D.C. full-day tour

There’s no better way to discover the top sights of the nation’s capital than on a full-day tour aboard an open-top, double-decker bus! As you ride around D.C., you’ll learn about the city’s history and spot iconic landmarks.

Visit the U.S. Capitol Building (Wednesday and Friday only), take photos on the lawn of the White House and pay homage at the World War II Memorial. Throughout the tour, you’ll even have some free time to explore on your own. Back on the bus, you’ll pass the Washington Monument, Freedom Plaza, FBI Building and much more.

Best of Washington, D.C. full-day tour

Two-day Washington, D.C. grand tour

If you want to have a comprehensive view of Washington, D.C., this two-in-one grand tour is for you! Learn from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced tour guides in town as they escort you around the city like a VIP. You’ll be enthralled by the history and little-known facts about all the monuments and statues in and around the nation’s capital.

During the narrated tour, enjoy a photo opportunity outside the grand U.S. Capitol Building. The tour will also bring you to George Washington’s beloved plantation–Mount Vernon–as well as the Arlington National Cemetery, where you can visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The tram ride through Arlington National Cemetery will also stop at the Kennedy Gravesite. This tour wouldn’t be complete without visits to the Reflecting Pool, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and Korean Memorial.

Two-day Washington, D.C. grand tour

DC highlights tour – half-day guided walk

On this 4-hour tour, you’ll find unique opportunities to explore and learn the history behind each site and attraction. You’ll take a guided walking tour to see DC’s most famous landmarks and monuments – including the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King memorial. A short but nonetheless thorough tour for those who wish to experience the city in less time!

DC highlights tour – half-day guided walk

Discover DC monuments tour and boat cruise

  • Marvel at the architecture and landmarks while touring Washington, D.C. with a professional guide
  • Don’t forget your camera! Enjoy many photo opportunities throughout the tour
  • Relax on a one hour boat cruise along the Potomac River
  • Learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who shaped the U.S.
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Discover DC monuments tour and boat cruise

Private and Semi-Private Arlington National Cemetery walking tour

This guided walking tour lets you peruse the grounds, which belonged to General Robert E. Lee. Hear all about the tombs of President John F. Kennedy, soldier Audie Murphy, and military general General William Sheridan on this tour and visit the Arlington National Cemetery which is the final home of over 400,000 service members and their families. You’ll get to see lesser known graves such as the famous boxer Joe Louis. Your guide will escort you to the Tomb of the Unknowns where you might catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. You’ll also get the chance to visit the recent memorials to the victims of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger while walking the grounds.

Private and Semi-Private Arlington National Cemetery walking tour

American politics & debate on Capitol Hill tour

The tour begins at the heart of the city–the U.S. Capitol Building. Discover the origins of the city, along with inner workings of the American government and some incredible stories about U.S. politics as you stand right in front of the building that started it all. Discuss the city’s development as you gaze upon the Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. Next, wander up one of D.C.’s most historic streets while engaging in a lively debate, all led by your guide. Opinions are welcome, but keep it friendly.

Pass some of the most historic places of Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, Old Navy Hospital and Marine Core Barracks. Find out where all the movers and shakers meet outside the office, hearing about the significant changes the neighborhood and city have undergone.

Finally, check out the oldest commercial district in the city–Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide will point out some of the best spots to eat, drink and socialize before ending the tour at a local favorite bar on the Row. Even if you don’t end up changing any policies, you’ll still end the tour at a bar where you’ll toast to new friendship!

American politics & debate on Capitol Hill tour

Private and Semi-Private Capitol Hill walking tour

Capitol Hill is the at the center of activity in Washington DC, on a guided walking tour with a well-informed local will show you the buildings and institutions that have cemented DC such a significant part of the United States. Check off on your sightseeing list some of the most notable places in the US capital, including the striking exteriors of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the Capitol. Immerse yourself in the Thomas Jefferson library and get to see the real Gutenberg Bible. Learn facts about the judicial system at the Museum of the Supreme Court, and perhaps get a look inside the actual courtroom.

Private and Semi-Private Capitol Hill walking tour

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tour

This tour will lead you through the museum’s focal points as you stroll through exhibits about land and sea life. The museum collection of 126.5 million artifacts is held in a purpose-built structure that takes up the same space as 18 football fields! Your trusty guide will be there to make sure you don’t get lost in this massive space. Feast your eyes on a 46 karat Hope diamond, with its brilliant blue sparkle with surely catch your eyes. The diamond was once owned by Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette before disappearing during the French revolution and going through several hands before landing at the Smithsonian. Going through the collection of gems and jewels, you’ll lock eyes with the Dom Pedro aquamarine, the largest gem of its kind. After the glitz and glamour of looking at gems, you’ll turn the corner to find yourself face-to-face with real mummies and learn about rituals in Ancient Egypt. You’ll also get the chance to see life-size specimens of giraffes, elephants, polar bears, and other land mammals. Next on the agenda is visiting the real-life coral reef exhibit bringing the sea to you. Learn about Phoenix, the 45-ton whale that has been monitored by the museum and see the life-size replica.

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tour

DC food and history tour on H Street

This foodie tour of Washington DC will reveal everything about the people who brought this great city to life, whilst giving you a taste of all the best local cuisine!

You’ll get a taste of a very special drink that has helped the beverage industry in DC skyrocket in recent years, before visiting the H Street Corridor, restaurants, markets, churches and historic sites.

You’ll hear some amazing stories about the people who used to live and work in this district, learn how food has played a big part in bringing the community together and taste for yourself why DC’s food scene is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence.

DC food and history tour on H Street

DC craft cocktail tour

This tour will explore the history of prohibition and cocktails in DC and learn how alcohol helped shape the country.

You’ll visit three of DC’s best cocktail bars where you’ll sample drinks, meet the people behind the bars, and observe how their craft cocktails are made.

You’ll be regaled with tales of DC speakeasies, taken to bars you wouldn’t find on your own, to the penthouse for a breathtaking view of the of the city and everywhere in between.

Along the way, you’ll uncover how cocktails have played a massive part in DC’s history, learn how prohibition shaped the city, and discover the local distilling movement that’s returning. By the time you’re done, you’ll never look at cocktails in quite the same way.

DC craft cocktail tour

National Gallery of Art guided walking tour

On this small, two-hour Journey from the Renaissance to Impressionism walking tour, you’ll explore the main collections of the National Gallery of Art with a guide. As he shares stories behind the paintings and explains hidden icons, view examples of medieval art, Renaissance art, sacred art, and Impressionism art.

Throughout the tour, you’ll identify and learn about the symbolism found in the art that conveys cultural messages about our lives, virtues and vices. View world-renowned works by Rembrandt, Monet, da Vinci, JMW Turner and other artists that you may not have known about!

National Gallery of Art guided walking tour

Twilight bus tour of Washington, D.C.

Discover the historic sights of Washington, D.C. by night on a twilight bus tour! Witness the monuments and memorials illuminate under the stars as you ride around the nation’s capital. There are even stops on the tour where visitors can hop off and take a look around, including:

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Twilight bus tour of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. unveiled tour

Skip the crowded sidewalks and enjoy a ride on an all-electric Red Roadsters for an exhilarating tour around the nation’s capital. Make your way through the Smithsonian area, as your guide discusses the best exhibits in each museum. Make sure you bring a notebook because you’ll want to take notes for later! Afterwards, breeze past the Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum and Bureau of Engraving and Printing on your way to the beautiful Tidal Basin. Learn about the history of this aquatic oasis, as well as the Jefferson Memorial.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hop out and explore on your own at both the FDR and MLK Memorials. At both locations you’ll head out on foot with tips and insider information from your guide. Cruise along the scenic Potomac River with views of Arlington Cemetery before seeing the World War I and World War II Memorials. Your journey continues through American history with a drive past the iconic White House and a stroll past Capitol Hill.

*Red Roadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. Equipped with roll-down clear siding, they’re the perfect way to sight-see in the rain or wind. Vehicles are also equipped with warm blankets in the winter for your comfort.

Washington, D.C. unveiled tour

Monuments by night tour in Washington, D.C.

This 2-hour Washington, D.C. night tour on a Red Roaster begins at the Smithsonian metro station, where guides will take you back in time to the beginnings of the city and share some tips for exploring the city on your own. As you work your way through the Smithsonian complex, learn about some of the amazing museums the city has to offer. Afterwards, pass two of D.C.’s most incredible monuments–the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Wander through the FDR and MLK memorials, enjoying a stroll along the gorgeous Tidal Basin at sunset.

Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials all the way to the Lincoln Memorial, where views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark will leave you breathless. Listen to stories about the meaningful statues and famous buildings on your way to the White House. Continue on towards Capitol Hill and be astounded by the Supreme Court, Capitol Building and Library of Congress. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for some recommendations for the rest of your stay in the nation’s capital.

*RedRoadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. Equipped with roll-down clear siding, they’re the perfect way to sight-see in the rain or wind. Vehicles are also equipped with warm blankets in the winter for your comfort.

Monuments by night tour in Washington, D.C.

Mall and monuments electric car tour

On this small group tour of the National Mall you’ll board an all-electric Red Roadster, perfect for covering the huge area and many monuments in DC, and follow a local guide who’ll give you the scoop on the White House, Capitol Building, Smithsonian, and more.

You’ll cruise past the city’s most iconic monuments, learning their history and cultural impact on the way. Hop out and explore the FDR and MLK memorials, as well as the Lincoln Memorial. At both locations, you’ll uncover tips and insider information from your guide, and spend some time inside these amazing memorials.

Mall and monuments electric car tour

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space tour

The National Air and Space Museum will teach you everything about the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. You’ll visit the Apollo 11 Command Module exhibit and get to see actual moon rocks, the National Air and Space Museum has some of the most extraordinary artifacts. At the museum there will be early models of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis, which crossed the Atlantic Ocean before such an accomplishment was possible. You will uncover the facts on the disappearance of well-known pilot Amelia Earhart as well. Visit a real space shuttle and see space suits worn by astronauts working on the Hubble telescope and discover the history of the pioneering program that through innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. Before you depart from the tour, grab some freeze-dried ice cream in the gift shop to top off the astronaut experience.

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space tour

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of American History tour

This guided museum tour will tell the story of a motley crew of colonists who built one of the world’s most influential and powerful countries, the United States. You will be able to see American artifacts at the National Museum of American History learning all the key facts from a knowledgeable guide. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History demonstrates the US’s rise through a unique assortment of items like the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Hear about the country’s first president, George Washington, while looking at his sword. You can also learn how Hollywood has impacted this country when you feast your eyes on Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers. Have a conversation on dark historical past of segregation through the Greensboro lunch counter and the pivotal part that the first ladies’ gowns played. This tour will help you comprehend the choppy history that has manifested in the United States of America.

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian National Museum of American History tour

Private and Semi-Private DC National Gallery of Art Museum tour

An extensive collection of art ranging from Renaissance artists, the French Impressionists, and great American painters all housed under one roof at the DC National Gallery of Art. This guided museum tour will give you the chance to discuss pieces by famous artists like Da Vinci and Degas. Monet’s “Woman with a Parasol,” Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, and Titan’s “Venus with a Mirror” are just some of the masterpieces you will be able to see in this collection. Your guide will tell the tales and scandals behind these famous paintings. You’ll also learn the techniques the masters used to create these prolific works of art. The museum itself, is a great discussion topic since it was quickly transformed from an empty building to a revered museum in less than a century.

Private and Semi-Private DC National Gallery of Art Museum tour

Private and Semi-Private DC National Archives skip-the-line tour

The National Archives holds one of the most famous documents in the foundation of the United States of America. This guided tour will let you be face to face with the unassuming documentation that gave way to the most influential and powerful nation in the world. The dignified neoclassical building is widely considered a shrine to American history. Starting at the National Archives Rotunda learning about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while facing the immaculately preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers both include the signatures of famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton. Onto the Public Vaults Exhibits, where letters written by presidents like George Washington and John F. Kennedy are showcased. The United States’ rocky racial past comes to light while you see the Emancipation Proclamation. This pivotal document aided in ending slavery in the 19th century. More recent historical documents, such as the citation given to civil rights activist Rosa Parks, serve as a time stamp in documenting racial issues. Lastly, in the Rubenstein Gallery, you’ll see older documents like the Magna Carta of 1297 that influenced many of the other artifacts that are in the National Archives.

Private and Semi-Private DC National Archives skip-the-line tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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