OnBoard Washington DC Tours
This is a comprehensive guided tours with guides hopping on and off with their customers. Adult tickets are $60, and child tickets are $35. This tour leaves every day at 10:00am from the Old Post Office. Hotel pickup is available at certain hotels.
This tour operator also run a nightly tour where you get a chance to see important Washington DC buildings bathed in lights such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol building. The tour costs $35 per person and it leaves every night at 7pm.
Tourmobile Sightseeing Trams
tel: (202) 554 5100 or 1 888 868 7707
Operates daily narrated shuttle tours stopping at 24 stops and featuring more than 40 major historic sites, including the White House, Smithsonian Institution Museums, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt memorials, the FBI Building and Arlington National Cemetery
Fares do not include any entrance fee. Buses operate from 0830-1830 from 15 June to Labour Day (first Monday in Sep) and from 0930-1630 for the rest of the year.
Old Town Trolley tours
These operators offer fixed-price, on/off service as you travel in three loops around the city, with a transfer point at the Lincoln Memorial stop to go on to Arlington Cemetery and a second transfer point at Ford's Theatre to get to Georgetown and to Washington National Cathedral. Many hotels sell tickets, otherwise you can purchase tickets online or at the Old Town Trolley Tour booths at Union Station, the DC Visitor Center in the Ronald Reagan Building, and many other places around town. Buses operate daily from 9am to 4:30pm, extended to 5:30pm in summer. The cost is $32 for adults, $16 for children 4 to 12, free for children under 4. You can buy tickets online in advance and at a discount, and use those e-tickets to board at any of the stops on the route. The full tour, which is narrated, takes 2 hours (if you don’t get off) and trolleys come by every 30 minutes or so.