Arlington National Cemetery & D.C. Highlights Bus Tour

Arlington National Cemetery & D.C. Highlights Bus Tour

Enjoy a fully guided tour of Washington, DC best sites and highlights from Arlington, Virginia on board a climate-controlled coach. This tour will bring you to DC’s most famous landmarks and monuments with 10 to 15 minutes at each stop to walk around with your personal guide, while your bus stays nearby, ready to bring you to the next stop. You'll visit the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building and the White House, as well as the touching Vietnam, Lincoln, Korean War, World War II, and Martin Luther King Memorials.

After seeing the best of Washington by coach, you'll cross the Potomac River into Arlington Virginia where you'll enter the incredible Arlington National Cemetery. Here you'll board a trolley with a narration of the Cemetery's most moving sites including weekday stops to see President John F. Kennedy gravesite, U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial). Weekend service includes stops near Sections 55 and 60, as well as the September 11 Memorial. Your tour will conclude at Arlington National Cemetery where you'll have time to explore on your end (before Cemetery closing) or easily venture back to Washington.

Tour Highlights

  • The White House
  • Trolley Tour of Arlington National Cemetery
  • US Capitol Building
  • The National Mall
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
    • Live Guide
    • Transportation between sites
  • This tour meets at the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. 

    The bus will be parked on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The closest metro station is Archives-Navy Mem’l - Penn Quarter (Green, Yellow Lines).

  • English
    • This tour does include walking portions from spot to spot where the bus cannot navigate. Please wear comfortable shoes.
    • All tours run rain or shine so please dress comfortably for the weather.


  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. The bus will be parked on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The closest metro station is Archives-Navy Mem’l - Penn Quarter (Green, Yellow Lines).


  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse What does 'Fat Tire Tours Approved' mean?

    We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered during your stay in Paris to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests.

    With anything Fat Tire Tours Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for this tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Yes, all ages are welcome on this tour and it is a great way to enhance U.S. history for children! Please consider the length of the tour and included walking portion when considering bringing children.


  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    At this time, this tour is only offered in English.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    During the walking portions of the tour, we do spend time allowing you to get up close and personal with various monuments and time to take photos (the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial are a few examples). This tour also includes a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery.

    Unfortunately, we cannot enter the museums due to time constraints on this tour.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to arrive at the meeting point?

    Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time, therefore please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests or catching them up after the fact.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

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