Arlington with Morning Monuments Tour (Approx. 5.5 hours)

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : arlingtonmorning
From USD $80.00

The Arlington Morning Tour


Highlights:
Arlington National Cemetery

Escorted by Expert Guide
Lincoln Memorial
White House
The US Capitol

Ends at Natural History Museum (from October-April) and Lincoln Memorial (from April-October) - specific dates may vary.



Overview

The perfect choice for those that want to see the top highlights of the city and don't have a full day. Join us on this 5 hour tour that includes Arlington National Cemetery at the start and then puts you on our Morning Tour allowing you to see the top sights on the National Mall, and dropping you off at either the Natural History Museum (October-April) or the Lincoln Memorial (April-October) with plenty of time to take in the Museums or Archives afterwards. The best of both worlds! 

Your friendly tour guide will lead you through both Arlington and Washington with expert commentary and personalized care, covering over 200 years worth of history.

Start with a 2 hour walk through Arlington National Cemetery with an expert guide and visit John F. Kennedy's grave site and see the Eternal Flame lit by Jackie Kennedy over 50 years ago. Then continue along to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and witness the Changing of the Guard, a long running ceremony considered by many to be one of the can't-miss things in Washington DC to see.  

Important Note:  The Arlington Cemetery portion of the tour is recommended only for those able to stand and walk briskly for that period of time and is not ideal for people with mobility issues (including but not limited to wheelchairs, canes, walkers, oxygen tanks, scooters, etc.) or accompanied by children or babies in strollers.

Once done with your Arlington Tour, you will picked up and taken to DC to start your guided tour of many of the top sights of Washington, DC including the White House and Lincoln Memorial, with an air-conditioned coach bus to take you from one sight to the next. Survey the entire National Mall from the bus, learning about Washington and its history, then step out at select locations for a guided walk through the memorials with your personal tour guide. 

Conveniently drops off at the Natural History Museum from October to April, so after your tour, you can take in the Natural History Museum, National Gallery of Art, Air and Space Museum, National Archives or American History Museum, all located 1-2 blocks away.  From April to October, drop off is at the Lincoln Memorial which is convenient to the rest of the National Mall, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, the Kennedy Center and more.

During your tour, your guide will walk you through the following sights:

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • The US Capitol Building (exterior)
  • White House (exterior)
  • World War II Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • White House (exterior)


Important Notes and Directions:

  • There will be walking throughout both the Arlington and Washington parts of the  tour, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.  Tour is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or accompanied by small children.
  • Plan for the weather, most of the tour is outdoors. Umbrellas recommended.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in Arlington Cemetery other than water. Free water will be provided by Signature Tours on bus portion of tour.
  • Tour starts at 8:00 am upstairs and outside the Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station 
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time by 7:45 a.m. 
  • Arlington National Cemetery is on the Blue Line Metro.
  • Paid parking is also available at Arlington National Cemetery (guests parking there must return to Arlington on their own at end of tour from either Natural History Museum or the LIncoln Memorial depending time of year).
  • Washington DC can be very cold in the winter and very hot in the s, please dress accordingly
  • No hotel pick up or drop off