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DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour

DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour

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Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.75
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$63.75
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Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building
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Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building

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Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

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Depart from the Washington DC Welcome Center and take a 90 minute Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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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
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$45.00
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$45.00
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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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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards

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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards

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See the moving Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on a guided walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Be perfectly placed for good views of the moving ceremony, then continue to some of the cemetery's most important gravesites and memorials, including places dedicated to John F. Kennedy, the USS Maine, Second World War soldier Audie Murphy, and more, learning the fascinating history of the cemetery as you walk.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.10
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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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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
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$44.10
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$44.10
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African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
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African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this half-day history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the vibrant U Street corridor, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the MLK Memorial, plus much more. Due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian institutions are closed.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.44
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the vast Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC at a pace that suits you on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With trolleys departing regularly, you can hop off at any of the stops, including the US Marine Corps War Memorial, the US Coast Guard Memorial, and the Eternal Flame. Listen to an onboard guide share the history of Arlington and the significance of the memorials, monuments, and burial sites that you pass.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.95
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour

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Step into the past and be amazed by the natural world on this a 2-hour private guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. See some of the over 126 million artifacts housed in the museum including the Hope Diamond, Egyptian mummies, and a living coral reef. Spend time immersing yourself in the fascinating stories and objects that make up our history and come away from the museum with new knowledge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.50
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$79.50
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Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour

Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Get an in-depth look at the National Museum of American History on this 2.5-hour private tour. With a dedicated guide, visit the museum's highlights that features personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.50
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$79.50
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Washington DC Sightseeing Tour with Photo Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

Washington DC Sightseeing Tour with Photo Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

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Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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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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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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Private Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Tour
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Private Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Tour

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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this walking tour of Washington, D.C. Visit the highlights and landmarks of the nation's capital, such as the Supreme Court, the Capitol Building, the Main Reading Room of Library of Congress, and others.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.14
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$73.14
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided walking and riding sightseeing tour around the nation’s capital. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. See and learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. Includes a seasonal Potomac River cruise.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Small Group Tour

Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Small Group Tour

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Take a 2.5-hour tour of one of the most powerful country’s governments as you explore Capitol Hill with a guide. See the main buildings, including the Capitol and the Supreme Court. Go into the main reading room of the Library of Congress, and catch sight of an original Gutenberg Bible. Also, during your tour, see the Statue of Freedom.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.14
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$73.14
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African American History Tour with Museum of MAAHC Admission Ticket

African American History Tour with Museum of MAAHC Admission Ticket

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KB Tours is one of the few African American Heritage tours in Washington DC. We tour to all four quadrants of the city. We like to show people the historic African American neighborhoods of Washington DC. We like to go off the beat and path . All of our guides knowledge of the interesting black history of Washington DC. We pride ourselves on giving good facts and telling great stories of Washington DC. Our guides will stay you throughout the tour. We try to telling you facts that you never knew . We like to have fun and make people laugh but also keep them engage with stories. We keep young children engaged on the tour by having to participate with the guide on the tour .After taking our tour you will be ready with your thirst for knowledge to enter the Museum of African American History and Culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.72
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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat

George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat

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Cruise on the Potomac River to Mount Vernon on this day trip from Alexandria. Listen to informative narration on board the boat, and then take a self-guided tour of George and Martha Washington's estate. Admission onto grounds only is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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The National Gallery of Art DC Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

The National Gallery of Art DC Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

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Get more from your visit to the National Gallery of Art on this private tour of the museum. Follow your guide through one of America’s only national collections of artwork produced by Renaissance artists, French Impressionists, and great American painters. See works from Claude Monet, Raphael, Gilbert Stuart, Vincent Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas, as you learn what’s really behind the creation of some of these pieces.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.50
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$79.50
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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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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a guided bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.17
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Old Town, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Private Tour
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Old Town, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Private Tour

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Take a break from the city without the hassle of navigating on your own on a guided day trip to Mount Vernon and Old Alexandria. No need to plan logistics: Admission tickets and tour of Washington’s Mount Vernon estate are reserved for you. Afterwards, explore Old Alexandria with a guide, who ensures you see points of historical interest that are often unmarked and missed by visitors.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$750.00
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Washington DC

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DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour
"Mr Math was terrific! He made the tour fun and very interesting! I would highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
"Really great way to see all of the monuments in DC. Enjoyed the fun facts along the way! Would highly recommend!"..."
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Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building
"Joey was an excellent guide and I enjoyed all the tidbits of information she provided besides the historical information"..."
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Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop
"Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a good time! We had only a limited time in DC and it was nice to see key areas we want to visit in the future."..."
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
"Very nice to see monuments at night, tour guide wonderful, knowledge of history great!open air bus very comfortable !"..."
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour
"The FDR memorial was very moving . The best part of the whole experience was the knowledge of our guide -Sam R"..."
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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
"Changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Grounds are beautiful and the guides are awesome"..."
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Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam wall. We had a great experience except we missed the night tour as we were not informed we had to be at a certain place at a certain time and didn’t know it wasn’t a “hop on and off” but we made lite of our even and still seen a bunch of night stuff."..."
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African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
"Loved the cultural experience of touring DC. The tour guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommend it!"..."
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"The tour guide was fantastic. Perfect amount of time for the price. Very easy to book and easily accessible."..."
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour
"This is a must see!!!!! Wonderful experience. Every exhibit was well done. I especially loved the gem exhibit."..."
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Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
"We enjoyed going through the different eras of the wars. So much to see and our guide was knew so much!"..."
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Washington DC Sightseeing Tour with Photo Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise
"This was an awesome tour ! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history. We enjoyed every minute and would definitely recommend it"..."
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
"The whole tour was amazing. You’re able to see a ton of the historical monuments and memorials in such a quick and easy way. There was plenty of time to take them in and get some pictures. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable, personable, and made sure the group was happy at each location."..."
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Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites
"Our tour guide Robert was great Very knowledgeable and took his time to explain the history with detail."..."
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Private Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Tour
"we toured the outside and inside three of the most important buildings in DC: Capitol Building, Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Donna the guide provided very clear history and function of each of these institutions, with great story telling. Its a great overview if you want to have an idea about these buildings in a single tour."..."
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
"We had Edgar Vasquez as tour guide and he was excellent, very knowledgeable about history! Funny too! The vehicle we were in was awesome a open roof minibus!"..."
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African American History Tour with Museum of MAAHC Admission Ticket
"I really enjoyed learning the history, culture, and stories of African Americans in the DC area. Great tour!"..."
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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat
"What a great trip. The tour reps and staff were all so well versed and fun. The cost was well worth the day's trip. Views of the river and the tour of the estate were perfect"..."
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The National Gallery of Art DC Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
"Megan’s knowledge of history and art made it a memorable experience. Her slides on her iPad were valuable additions."..."
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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour
"Ignacio was a wonderful guide! Thank you for sharing this fun experience with us. My 11yo niece was visiting from Texas and she learned tons of history and loved riding bikes in the city. We loved it too! Perfect excursion…thanks to all!"..."
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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
"Joe was a great guide! He even warned us about upcoming bumps in the road! He made the drive there and back very enjoyable! Mount Vernon has been in my bucket list and. It did not disappoint! Highly recommend!"..."
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Old Town, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Private Tour
"Our guide, Edgar, was very informative, entertaining and helpful. We learned fascinating facts and stories about George Washington and his family, so much more than we would have gotten on our own."..."

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