This is a seasonal tour operating mid-March through late October.
DC Duck and Arlington Cemetery Tour Package
Washington DC, USA
- Potomac Duck splashdown: Part truck, part boat, and all fun, this rugged WWII throwback takes to the river like a duck to water for views you can't get on land.
- Duck on the Mall: See the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Capitol, and more.
- Arlington National Cemetery: Pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, with stops at the Marine Corps Memorial, the Pershing Gravesite, and the Memorial Amphitheater.
Arlington National Cemetery Tour Times: October - March: 8:30am-4:00pm. Last tour departs at 4:00pm; April - September: 8:30am-6:00pm. Last tour departs at 6:00pm.
Tour Duration: 45 minutes on weekdays, 1 hour on weekends. Arlington National Cemetery is open: October-March: 8:00am - 5:00pm; April -September: 8:00am -7:00pm.
DC Ducks Tour: Tours run daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, every half hour. Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to boarding or your seats may be released. Season runs from Mid March through late October.
Closed Fall and Winter Season (Nov to Mar). Closed Sunday of Memorial Day (May 27, 2018) the 4th of July and Marine Corp Marathon (Oct 28, 2018).
About this Washington, DC tour
There are few better places to commemorate the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform than the nation's capital, from the lifelike steel statues at the Korean War Veterans Memorial to the new World War II Memorial and the iconic black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
But the ultimate tribute is Arlington National Cemetery. Around 400,000 people are buried here, including notable figures like John F. Kennedy, William Jennings Bryan, and George Westinghouse. Veterans of the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq are buried in Section 60, a timely reminder that freedom is not free.
Every year, over four million people visit the cemetery. Some are relatives of fallen soldiers, while others are veterans coming to pay respect to their old comrades. Truth be told, it doesn't really matter who you are: Upon taking in the seemingly endless rows of somber gravestones, or the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, you can't help but feel awestruck at the sacrifice these brave men and women made for their country.
The ultimate guard post
The right to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington is considered one of the highest honors a soldier can earn. But it doesn't come easy: Volunteers have to be the proper build and height and are required to memorize and recite seven pages of information about the history of the cemetery for even a chance of consideration. Since 1937, the Tomb has been continuously guarded every minute of every day, through extreme heat, rain and snow.
DC Ducks eticket holders may board at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, 20001 and Arlington National Cemetery Tour eTicket holders may board at the Arlington Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington, VA 22211.
You might get splashed on, so wear appropriate clothing.
During the month of August, tours depart daily from Union Station beginning at 09:30am.
Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, or steep terrain. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Tour is not fully wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Boat Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly
Trolley, 1942 restored amphibious vehicle
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Reservation time applies to D.C. by Duck portion of the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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