Best of D.C. VIP Bus Tour

Experience the Best of D.C. VIP Bus Tour

Your day as a VIP begins with reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building, where you'll enjoy an guided tour inside. Highlights of the interior include the stunning Rotunda, the crypt, and the National Statuary Hall.

After your tour of the Captiol, we'll board the comfortable bus and head towards the most famous home in the world - the White House! Sights along the way include Newseum, the Canadian Embassy, the National Art Gallery, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Buidling. 

We'll stretch our legs with a walking tour inside the National Mall, where you'll see the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and views of the beautiful Tidal Basin. You'll stroll along the moving Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, before arriving at the Lincoln Memorial. Dedicated to our 16th President, the Lincoln Memorial provides panoramic views of the National Mall and the D.C. skyline from its steps, making for great photos. 

From March 15th to October 16th, this tour includes a river cruise on the Potomac River with a provided packed lunch onboard. In the winter months, we opt for an indoor market to enjoy lunch.

Your tour concludes with reserved entry into the National Archives Building. Home to original historic documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution, it is the perfect way to round out your day as a VIP in our nation's capital. 

Tour Highlights

  • Reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building
  • White House
  • World War II Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • FDR Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Reserved entry into the National Archives Buidling
  • Declaration of Independence
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Bill of Rights
  • Potomac River Cruise (March 15th-October 16th)
    • Reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building
    • Guided walking tour inside the Capitol
    • Transportation between sites
    • Cruise on the Potomac River (included March 15 to October 6)
    • Lunch included in cost of tour
    • Reserved entry into the National Archives Building
  • This tour meets outside the Library of Congress, located at 68 First Street SE Washington, DC 20004.

  • English
    • This tour does include walking portions from spot to spot where the bus cannot navigate. Please wear comfortable shoes.
    • This tour includes entry into both the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Archives. For security reasons, you cannot bring liquids, aerosols, dangerous objects, or large bags into these buildings. For a comprehensive list of what items are prohibited, please refer to the official list.
    • Lunch is provided onboard the Potomac River cruise, or you are welcome to pack your own.
    • Please note that during the winter months, we forego the Potomac River cruise and visit a local indoor market for lunch. The Potomac River Cruise is included March 15th through October 16th.
    • All tours run rain or shine.


  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets outside the Library of Congress, located at 68 First Street SE Washington, DC 20004.

  • 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 the cost of lunch included in the tour price?

    Yes, lunch is provided onboard the Potomac River cruise March 15th - October 16th. During the winter months, we'll visit an indoor market for lunch. You are also welcome to pack your own lunch and bring it with you.

  • 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?

    This tour includes reserved entry into both the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Archives.

    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).

  • 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. Due to the timing of our reserved entries, 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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