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Tidal Basin Tours and Activities

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Located in West Potomac Park, the Tidal Basin is surrounded by some of the most iconic memorials and monuments in Washington DC, including the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The attractive man-made inlet is also where you’ll find thousands of cherry trees gifted to the nation by Japan.

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E Basin Drive NW, Ohio Drive NW, Washington, DC
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Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

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This 2-hour bike tour in Washington DC celebrates the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival in the US' capital. Admire the blooming cherry trees as you cycle through Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, while your friendly and knowledgeable guide fills you in on the history of this beloved festival. There's plenty of time to stop and take photos of not only the blooming trees, but such important national landmarks as the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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$37.00

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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2019
Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
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Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!

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Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Tidal Basin: Stroll around the cherry blossoms and monuments on an audio tour

Tidal Basin: Stroll around the cherry blossoms and monuments on an audio tour

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Take a stroll around the picturesque Tidal Basin, among the famous Japanese cherry trees located in Washington, DC., given as a token of friendship from Japan. On this self-guided audio tour, you'll hear the history behind the trees, what they represent, and learn about the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Along the way, you'll walk through four national memorials and the hear about the men memorialized. There are plenty of great photo opportunities on this stroll regardless of the time of year, so bring your camera. This walk is a must-do for any visitor to the capital city. Download the tour through the VoiceMap app on your phone while in a wifi zone to enjoy full offline accessibility. The tour is ready when you are, simply arrive at the start location and hit the Start Tour button when you're ready.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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$5.53
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$5.53

Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites

Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites

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Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this 4-hour Half Day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings. Tour stops at 8 top Attractions including White House, US Capitol, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Nurses Memorial. Bonus: Upgrade option available at checkout for those who would like to extend their half-day city hour into an 8-hour full day guided city tour including a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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1909
Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.10
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$44.10
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air, electric vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.25
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$73.25
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Washington DC City Day Tour with Stops at 10 Top Attractions
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Washington DC City Day Tour with Stops at 10 Top Attractions

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Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, half-day, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat-screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty of Washington, D.C. at night on this monuments at night bike tour of the city. Check out the Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials once the sun goes down and explore the Vietnam War Memorial and the National Mall at night. This popular tour offers travelers the chance to explore on two wheels after dark when monuments are less crowded.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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$51.00

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

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Go sightseeing in Washington DC in the comfort of a private luxury vehicle accompanied by your own personal driver. Customize your half-day tour to your interests to take in highlights such as the US Capitol Building, Washington National Monument, Georgetown, a selection of war memorials, or one of the excellent Smithsonian museums. Your driver provides commentary about the sights, but waits in the car while you visit each destination on your own. You can stop for photo ops, or spend more time at favorite destinations—the choice is yours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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$499.00
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser. Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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$46.00

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

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Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials, monuments, and landmarks. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.96
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$410.96
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

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Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions—like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Depending upon your interest, select a silver, gold, or platinum pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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Washington DC After Dark Sightseeing Night-Time Tour with Stops at 8 Top Sites

Washington DC After Dark Sightseeing Night-Time Tour with Stops at 8 Top Sites

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC that can only be experienced at night. It's a time when the powerful Lincoln Memorial is bathed in soft white light, and the Washington Monument, Capitol, and White House appear even more grandiose. Along with a knowledgeable local guide, take a tour of Washington DC well after the sun has gone down, and feel the buzz, magic, and pulse of America's capital by night.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

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You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$780.28
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$780.28
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Monumental Electric Bike Tour

Monumental Electric Bike Tour

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Washington DC’s historic center spans a large area and can be difficult to see on foot. This electric bike tour allows you to cover more ground and cycle past highlights such as the Smithsonian museums, the Capitol Building, the White House, and Tidal Basin. With a motor to assist as you pedal, you’re free to concentrate on the city’s notable sights and listen as your guide points out hidden treasures you might not notice on your own.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Specialty LED Magic Guided Tours 3.5hrs. Pick up/Drop off & use of Earpieces

Specialty LED Magic Guided Tours 3.5hrs. Pick up/Drop off & use of Earpieces

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See the landmarks of Washington DC on a night tour that highlights the major monuments of the United States capital. This night tour uses audio-visual technology including bluetooth earpieces that make it easy to hear the guide’s commentary, and LED bracelets to identify the group. View top destinations including the US Capitol, the White House, and memorials to Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

LED Magic Guided Night Tour - 3.5hrs with the use of Earpieces.

LED Magic Guided Night Tour - 3.5hrs with the use of Earpieces.

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OUR KEY COMPONENTS * FREE PICKS UPS/DROP OFFS FROM DC DOWNTOWN HOTELS * LUXURY AND COMFORTABLE TRANSPORTATION * THE USE OF OUR HI-TECH EAR PIECES THAT ADD A MORE PERSONAL AND PRIVATE TOUCH * SAFETY AND SANITATION * USE OF AUDIO AND VISUAL MATERIAL * THE USE OF LED BRACELETS * FREE LIGHT SNACK/BOTTLE OF WATER * FUN AND PROFESSIONALLY CERTIFIED STORYTELLER TOUR GUIDES
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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Explore DC Guided Day Tour 6hrs - Hotel Pick up/Drop off & Earpieces.

Explore DC Guided Day Tour 6hrs - Hotel Pick up/Drop off & Earpieces.

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This tour highlights the best attractions in Washington DC. River cruise ticket is included. We add to your experience by using Earpiece technology that takes sightseeing to the next level, so it makes it more exclusive and private. We also use Audio/Visual technology during the tour which is why kids and families love this interactive tour. Refreshments and light snack will be served for free! So, climb aboard to our comfortable transportation and make this experience worthwhile in our nation’s capital. So much fun!.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Private Group Monuments & Memorials Bike Tour

Private Group Monuments & Memorials Bike Tour

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Enjoy one of our regularly scheduled bike tours in a more intimate setting with just your friends and/or family.  This is a perfect choice for families, VIPs, or anyone looking for a more personal experience on DC’s top rated bike tour! This is for a group UP TO 6 PAX. If you want to add more people to your group, please note, there will be additional cost.
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  • 3 hours
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$500.00
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3-Hour Private Guided Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Transportation

3-Hour Private Guided Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Transportation

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Get a personal introduction to Washington, DC, on a 3-hour, private tour that can be customized to your preferences. Design the perfect route for you with help from the guide, from the city’s monuments and memorials to government buildings, museums, and landmarks. This 3-hour, private DC tour includes pickup and drop-off at DC accommodations, with flat rate pricing available for private groups of 1–5, 6–12, or 13–42 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$756.00
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DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

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Explore Washington DC's highlights without getting lost on this hop-on hop-off tour, a great choice for first-time visitors. See the places that shaped American history, including the Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington National Cemetery. Bluetooth earpieces are provided, so you are free to roam the sites without missing a word of your guide’s commentary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Washington DC and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Washington DC, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$549.00
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$549.00
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

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A high-quality photo package makes for a great souvenir of any vacation— ideal for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. Capture your most memorable moments in Washington D.C. with a 60-minute photo shoot by a professional photographer. Choose an iconic spot like the Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown, Tidal Basin, or National Mall.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Should I book Tidal Basin tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tidal Basin can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Tidal Basin 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tidal Basin costs USD 5.53. Guided Tidal Basin tours start around USD 5.53 per person.
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