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  • Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Landmarks Tour

    1. Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Landmarks Tour

    Visit iconic and historic landmarks in Washington DC and gain sweeping views on the open-top buses with the freedom to explore and hop on and hop off at any and all stops on the three routes around the city. The Red Loop, the official tour of the National Mall, visits historic sites and landmarks including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, and many more. Ready to shop and learn more about the history in Washington, DC? The Blue Loop will transport you across the Potomac to visit Arlington Cemetery and through the history (and to the shops + restaurants) of the beautiful Georgetown. Don’t worry about getting to the Blue and Red Loops from popular hotels. The Yellow Loop provides pickups and drop-offs during the times of operation at over half-a-dozen hotels in the area, with stops overlapping the Red and Blue loops for ease of transfer. Only a short stay in Washin...

    This was a great way to see the important places for the first timer we were. Definitely recommend!

  • Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum

    2. Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum

    Meet your guide at the White House and begin your tour of Washington DC. From the outside, learn about the history of the White House and the people who inhabited it. Your local guide will share stories about America’s history and the influence of African Americans in DC. Next, see the Capitol One, one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in the world. Hear about the neoclassical United States Capitol, which is home to the House of Representatives and Senate. Finally, your guide will take you to the Washington Monument. Made of white marble and 550-feet tall, the obelisk is an iconic Washington DC landmark. After the walking tour, use your reserved entry tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore the museum on your own at your own pace.

  • Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

    3. Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

    See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour trolley tour! The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and makes stops at the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. A professional tour guide will entertain and inform you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past. You’ll hear tales about the curse of the Hope Diamond and the restless spirits who make the city their home. You’ll also hear about the Medal of Honor winner whose leg was amputated. He donated the leg to a museum and would frequently go to the museum to visit it! Trolley stops:  • FDR Memorial  • Lincoln Memorial  • Vietnam Veteran Memorial  • Korean War Memorial  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial  • Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial  Washington turns into a very different place after dark, and with the Mo...

    The Tour of WAshington DC City and monuments at night were stunning. The guide was very knowledgeable

  • Washington DC: 2-Hour National Mall Tour by Electric Vehicle

    4. Washington DC: 2-Hour National Mall Tour by Electric Vehicle

    Glide around the streets of Washington DC on a guided tour by a battery-operated eCruiser. See all the major monuments of the US capital, like the Capitol Hill, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial.

    Start your tour at the impressive Smithsonian complex and pass the famous monuments to Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington. Pay tribute to the veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

    Continue past the most famous Washington landmark of all – the White House. As you meander, listen to stories and tales of Washington’s history from your guide. Get tips and advice on any upcoming events you might be interested in.

    Finally, feast your eyes on the buildings of Capitol Hill and learn the history behind them. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for an amazing lunch spot before exploring the rest of DC...

    Shaina, Our guide was amazing, entertaining, knowledgeable, interesting, and funny. I would recommend the electric car tours and our guide, Shaina, to everyone I know.

  • Washington DC: Museum of the Bible Exclusive Early Admission

    5. Washington DC: Museum of the Bible Exclusive Early Admission

    Steps from the National Mall, the Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, and educational institution with the purpose to invite all people to engage with the Bible. Showcasing rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history, the museum offers visitors an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible, and its ongoing impact on the world. Admission includes access to 7 floors of informative and interactive displays and exhibits including a 12-minute film immersing viewers in the remarkable story of how the followers of Jesus grew into a thriving community and a 30-minute Hebrew Bible experience, where viewers encounter significant narratives including the stories of Noah's ark, the burning bush, and the Passover. This ticket allows you to explore the museum without the crowds with exclusive early access to the Museum from 9 AM, 1 hour before the Museum is ope...

    Great place to visit! Very nice place and so informative! Definitely will recommend!

  • Washington DC: African American History Museum Family Tour

    6. Washington DC: African American History Museum Family Tour

    Give your family a fantastic taste of African American History and Culture with a professional tour guide. Learn how before the creation of the National Mall and the nation’s capital, much of the land that is now Washington, D.C. was worked by enslaved Africans, your tour guide will take you then for a private tour at The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Your tour guide will focus on important highlights to keep children engaged and stop them from becoming overwhelmed and losing interest. During the tour, see how the stories, histories, and cultures of African Americans are shaped and informed by global influences. With your family, explore what it means to be an American and discover how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture.

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable he took his time with hitting all key points. This tour wasn’t worth 350.00 though

  • Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

    7. Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

    Spend the day discovering Washington DC while visiting historical landmarks and monuments. Learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States and see architectural landmarks that commemorate important chapters in American history.

    On this tour visit historic and iconic places, like the breathtaking Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the unprecedented Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the inspiring Marine Corps War Memorial. Head over to Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break. Board the bus to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and enjoy its spectacular views of Arlington Cemetery and the Washington, D.C. cityscape.

    During your tour learn from your live tour guide who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Your guide will educate you on the important detai...

    Christopher and Ali were our guide and driver… they were awesome! They really knew their stuff! Christopher was so patient with those of us that were older & slower. Ali always had the bus right where it was supposed to be and very punctual. That was much appreciated. We also loved the boat ride. My only suggestion would be that as we sign up for this tour, from the description I was under the impression that lunch was included in the price of the tour. Maybe you could change the verbiage a bit. Thank you for a lovely day in our nations capital! Sucerey, Lori Strasburger

  • Washington, DC: African American History Tour

    8. Washington, DC: African American History Tour

    This tour will explore the rich and often untold history of African Americans in the nation’s capital. This tour highlights significant areas starting with a drive to Cedar Hill in the historic community of Anacostia -home of the famous freed slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, a renowned civil right activist, lawyer, and writer during his life. After taking a glimpse into the past at the Home of Frederick Douglas, proceed to Howard University - one of the oldest black universities in the United States. On the way to Howard University, you will drive by Lincoln Park to visit the statue of educator, activist, and founder of the National Council of Negro Women - Mary McLeod Bethune. Following your visit to the beautiful Howard University campus, drive through Le Driot Park, Shaw Neighborhood, and Historic “U” Street. Home to the largest urban African-American community in the Unit...

    This was excellent. Our guide was very good He was knowledgeable and really knew the area. It was our best tour.

  • Washington DC Monuments at Night Electric Vehicle Tour

    9. Washington DC Monuments at Night Electric Vehicle Tour

    Ready to test your night photography skills and see some jaw-dropping views while learning the history of the United States through the National Mall? Hop-on the all-electric red Roadsters and get ready for the ride of your vacation. You’ll start your tour at the Smithsonian metro station, where your guide will take you back in time to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on you own. As you work your way through the Smithsonian complex, your guide will regale you with story behind the amazing museums and help you choose which one you will visit during your stay.  Next, you’ll be taken past two of DC’s most incredible monuments, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Afterwards, you’ll be able to wander through the FDR and MLK memorials and enjoy a stroll along the jaw-dropping Tidal Basin at sunset. Continue on past the World War I and World War ...

    Unfortunately our taxi dropped at us wrong place so we were panicking and knew we couldn’t make to stop but Juliana called us and rest assured us we could get on tour next day no problem. It was a huge relief! Then our guide was fantastic. He had just moved from Wisconsin after graduating and wanted to try to get into history/politics. He was so nice and informative. All great customer experiences!

  • Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

    10. Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

    All tours begin with a 30-minute training session on how to operate the Segway. Watch a brief video and presentation, then receive one-on-one instruction from the experienced staff. Don't be nervous! Many of the visitors are first-time riders and most people get the hang of it within a few minutes.  Once everyone is comfortable, you will do a quick soundcheck and off you go!  The first stop is the White House, just across the street from your starting point! From there, continue to explore as many of the following sites as possible: US Treasury Blair House Constitution Gardens Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Vietnam Veterans Memorial Korean War Memorial DC War Memorial Tidal Basin WWII Memorial Washington Monument Smithsonian Museums National Gallery of Art US Capitol Canadian Embassy Newseum National Archives US Navy Memorial FBI Building And more! Bring your camera! There is a bag...

    Raphy was informative and entertaining. Loved seeing and hearing about all the sights around DC via Segway.

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Roy was a great tour guide, patient no asnswere all our questions. The audio speaker was perfect and the ride was comfortable. Definitely recommend!

The Tour of WAshington DC City and monuments at night were stunning. The guide was very knowledgeable

Great place to visit! Very nice place and so informative! Definitely will recommend!

Informative and fascinating tour of the African American History Museum.

The BEST TOUR and GUIDE EVER!! So worth the money!! A MUST do in DC!!