3-Day Washington DC to White House, Capitol Hill and Washington DC In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-WDC-137A
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day Washington DC to White House, Capitol Hill and Washington DC In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Wed,Sun (2019-01-01 To 2023-12-31) | Wed,Sun (2020-01-01 To 2020-12-31)

Highlights :

Explore Reflecting Pool, United States Capitol, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Smithsonian National Air &Space Museum, White House, US Capitol , DC cruise, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Pentagon, Spy Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, Robert E. Lee‘s Arlington House, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, and Mount Vernon mansion on our exciting bus tour starting from  Washington DC with special discounts and hotel reservation.

Itinerary

Take a flight and arrive at the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Our professional travel guides will escort passengers reaching the airports; meet out travel guides at the Luggage Claim Area, then we will transfer our guests to the hotels. Free airport service is available from 9:00 AM 10:00 PM. Airport arrivals before 5:00 PM can take our optional Washington Night Tour for just 25$ per person. Washington Night Tour highlights the stunning nightlife scene of this vibrant city with attractions ranging from Air Force Memorial to Pentagon, Reflecting Pool, U.S. Capitol, National Mall, Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and more. *no complimentary services are available for those reaching the Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI).

Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington, Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Chantilly, Dulles Expo, or similar.


Attractions

Washington DC Night Tour, DC

Washington DC is the capital city of the United States and is also a popular attraction. With the help of Washington DC Night Tours, tourists can enjoy and see everything that the city has to offer.

Begin the day by taking an inside tour of the United States Capitol, home of the United States Congress. Here, guests will visit the Library of Congress. After that, our group will tour the grand monuments in Washington DC including Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. Continue to the renowned Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum housing a wide variety of space and air traveling exhibits including the Apollo Command Module. Make a stop at the White House for some photography with the backdrops of White House and US Capitol building. The fun will begin as soon as our board a sightseeing DC cruise highlighting the core charms of this political capital city. Guests will also browse the iconic Thomas Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, and other landmarks. Return to the hotels overnight.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Comfort Inn College Park, Metro Point, or similar.


Attractions

Capitol Hill, DC

The Capitol Hill is located in Washington DC and is the seat of US Congress. The building dates back to the year 1800 but over the years it has been expanded and renovated with the addition of its well-known massive dome.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

Library of Congress, DC

The Library of Congress is a research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the United States the de facto national library. It is the oldest federal cultural institution. It is a beautiful building and visiting during Spring/Summer is time-consuming as it is crowded. The reading room view from the balcony is superb.

Lincoln Memorial, DC

Refers to the monument constructed in honor of Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of United States of America. The monument is situated at the west of national Mall in Washington.

National Air and Space Museum, DC

Refers to a famous museum located in Washington DC (USA), the museum is well known for its historic Air crafts. The area of the museum is around 161,145 square foot.

National World War II Memorial, DC

The World War II Memorial is memorial that was established in order to commemorate the fellow Americans who served the armed forces during the World War II.

Potomac River Cruise, DC

Lies on the coasts of Virginia's Potomac River, and similar to Seattle, tourists can enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Washington, by Potomac Cruise which is truly a place for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience of the capital city of America.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

This is a Thomas Jefferson Memorial; he served as the third president of the United States. This remarkable neoclassical building has been standing since 1943. It has been estimated that more than 2 million people visit the memorial each year.

US Capitol, DC

Built over 200 years ago, the popular United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress. The building is well-known for its detailed dome and intricately designed, elaborate columns.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.

Washington, DC

The federal capital of America which is a District of Columbia is said to be as Washington DC. The state is approved in the year 1790. It has 409 feet highest elevation. The district has 22nd rank among other states of US.

White House, DC

White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.

In the morning, travel to Virginia to browse the Pentagon, the Department of Defense of United States. Arrive at the Mount Vernon which is a historical mansion and a residence of former president George Washington. Then, we will visit the Arlington National Cemetery which is a military cemetery with over 400,000 militant graves. Browse the Greek revival style architecture of the Robert E. Lee‘s Arlington House. Guests will have a chance to watch the guards changing ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier (from March till September).Later, our group will explore the International Spy Museum dedicated to the contemporary role of espionage in the modern world. After that, our guests will be transferred to the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to take a flight back to their hometown.

effective date January 1st, 2020

Georgetown→Georgetown University (outside visit,20 mins)→National 911 Pentagon Memorial(outside visit, 15 mins)→The George Washington Masonic National Memorial(outside visit,15 mins)→Old Town Alexandria(40 mins)→Mount Vernon Plantation (Optional, 120 mins)→ArtechHouse(Optional, 60 mins)**Noted: ArtechHouse will be a 10-day transition period for each theme exhibitions change, during which this attraction will not be visited.


Attractions

George Washingtons Mount Vernon, VA

The plantation home of George Washington opened in 1757 is known as Mount Vernon. There is a lot in this house to study about remarkable life of this famous personality.

Georgetown University, DC

It is a famous Research University situated in Washington DC and was constructed back in the year 1789. The university is considered as the oldest Jesuit institution as far as higher education in USA is concerned.

Old Town Alexandria, VA

It is a place which is rich with history and is also termed as the historic center of Alexandria city. It is named as the seventh largest city in Virginia and is well known for antique shops, boutiques and theaters.

Pentagon Memorial, VA

Pentagon Memorial is a permanent outdoor memorial. It has 184 victims who died on American Airlines Flight 77 and in the building during the attacks of September 11. The memorial was opened after seven years of the attack on September 11, 2008.

Virginia, VA

The old Dominion state of United States in South Atlantic Region is known as Virginia. Richmond is the capital city of VA. Its lowest point is Atlantic Ocean and highest one is Mount Rogers.


  • The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.


What's Excluded

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Airport pickup service charges $10/person.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide. 

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
George Washingtons Mount Vernon, VA $20.00 $10.00 $19.00
Washington DC Night Tour, DC $25.00 $15.00 $25.00

  • All the prices are listed in USD.
  • Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • Prices may change without any notice.
  • Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free Airport Pickup  from IAD between 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For Domestic arrivals meet the guide at the baggage claim area and at Waiting Area for the international flight.
  • Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $120 from(IAD/DCA), $200 from(BWI) for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person will be charged.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights to depart from IAD/DCA airport after 7:00 PM. Free Drop off service is available to these Airports from 4:00 PM.

Important Notes

  • Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  8 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 75% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

Note: 

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

All reschedule or change in tour requests should be sent seven days before the departure date. Reschedule requests made 7 days more before departure is subject to reschedule Fee. There is $100/per day/per Room charges for rescheduling usually.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Hotels and the city/country  of stay may change based on availablity.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Guowei
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Had an amazing day when I visited white house, which is actually the sitting place and home of president of America. I felt really excited to see the house where all the famous presidents of America lived and spent their tenure in. after white house I also went to capitol hill and Potomac river which was a very nice relaxation point and a good place if one wants to entertain himself with the natural environment.

Gray
  • 81
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Going on tours is a must, if you wish to live a longer life. It teaches you a lot of things and you will know or realize it rather only when you board the bus and travel. On this 3 day tour it was nice to know more people, places and other historical information.

Jasson
  • 68
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Had an amazing day when I visited white house, which is actually the sitting place and home of president of America. I felt really excited to see the house where all the famous presidents of America lived and spent their tenure in. after white house I also went to capitol hill and Potomac river which was a very nice relaxation point and a good place if one wants to entertain himself with the natural environment.

Piryank
  • 65
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It was a wonderful trip around our capital city. The first thing I liked about this journey was its friendly services provided by our travel hosts. I really couldn't think that we could enjoy that much without taking any fatigue of planning a certain aspect, all was well managed by our travel management. Love the tour, plus there are quite many spots for photography. Thanks.

Willard
  • 58
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The great thing about Golden Bus Tours is that they have many packages and they offer many discounts as well and perhaps this was the reason why I took their services. Yes have to say that the tour went fantastic and enjoyed Washington DC a lot.

Aston
  • 48
  • 8

This was the best opportunity for me to explore the beauty of some of the wonderful places of American Capital City. It was an unforgettable tour of Washington DC with visits to the White house, Lincoln memorial, Two Smithsonian museums, Washington monument, Pentagon, George Town University and President Gallery.

Shu
  • 45
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We had to wait and find our bus person at the airport, and that cost us a lot of time there. Anyways, joining this journey was my husband‘s choice since he claimed that his relatives enjoyed the bus trip, and it‘s the most recommended vacation trip – and he was right. The buses, hotels, people, destinations were absolutely remarkable and we didn‘t have any disappointment while our touring course. Great recommendation.

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