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  • Washington DC: Arlington Nat. Cemetery Ticket & Tram Tour

    1. Washington DC: Arlington Nat. Cemetery Ticket & Tram Tour

    Discover the enduring tribute to the men and women that have dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of the United States of America with a tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Explore more than 600 acres of hallowed ground that once belonged to George Washington's adopted son, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis, when it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee. Throughout its history, the grounds have been used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War, and as a safe haven for slaves transitioning to freedom after abolition. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on 13 May 1864, and is now the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. Honor the m...

    Highly recommend this, we got to see so much and learned a good amount of history.

  • Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    2. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a boat cruise on the Potomac River Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the...

    One of the best experiences we have ever had! We Absolutely love Washington and this tour was incredible. Doug was a great teller. In the evening, we did this tour but the Monuments by night with Mr. History. Mind blowing, Incredible. The best best best decision to do this. Thank you!!!! highly recommend.

  • From NYC: Spanish Language Day Trip to Washington DC

    3. From NYC: Spanish Language Day Trip to Washington DC

    Journey from NYC to Washington on a full day trip to see the sights of the nation’s capital with a Spanish-speaking guide. Visit the most important monuments, memorials and buildings you’ll recognize from TV and films. Start by heading down South from NYC in a comfortable air-conditioned bus, passing through New Jersey and Delaware, with a stop in Delaware to stretch your legs and use the restrooms. Continue on past Maryland until Arlington, Virginia. The tour starts properly at Arlington National Ceremony, where the tour guide will take you to Kennedy’s grave and explore with you the lush grounds. Then, head to the Iwo Jima memorial, with plenty of time to take photos. During the whole journey, your guide will tell you interesting facts about the city.   Next, head to Washington DC across the Potomac River, passing along Constitution Avenue where you’ll see important buildings like th...

    Me gusto mucho el tour, el guía Fernando excelente con un alto conocimiento de su trabajo y de la historia de USA. Los conductores muy profesionales también, y me gusto mucho que el bus tenga 2 conductores, se siente seguridad y me genera confianza en la empresa, soy agente de viajes en Colombia y cuenten con que recomendaré sus servicios. Solo diría que me encantaría que se incluyera en la visita al cementerio de Arlington, ver la rumba del soldado desconocido. El tiempo se aprovecha bastante bien para conocer todos los monumentos y edificios más representativos de DC.

  • Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    4. Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Washington D.C. has so many monuments that sightseeing can be bewildering. But on this guided sightseeing bus tour, tour guides will take you up close and personal to treasured monuments while expert drivers navigate Washington traffic. Explore history and learn important facts with your guide throughout the tour, and have a chance to get off at each of the following stops to take pictures and get a closer look: • U.S. Capitol (exterior only) • White House (exterior only) • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • World War II Memorial • Potomac River Cruise (included from March 25–October 15. When boat does not operate, the Jefferson Memorial will be added as a stop.) • Lincoln Memorial

    Good way to see all the important sites without worrying about driving/parking/crowds.

  • Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

    5. Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

    Enjoy a private tour in Luxury SUV for your group of up to seven passengers. Explore Washington DC at your own pace and customize your trip to the attractions that you would like to see. Your driver will be there to provide basic information about the monuments, memorials and sights around the city. You will be able to make stops at some of the most important monuments for pictures. The itinerary is the following: US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Union Station, Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House, Washington Momument, Smithsonians Museums, Tidal Basin, Jeferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnan Memorial, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Watergate Complex, Rock Creek Parkway, National Cathedral, Embassy Row, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery, Iwojima Memorial and The Pentagon. Alternatively, choose the Nigh...

    Pedro was a wonderful guide. He took us to every attraction we wanted to see. He was knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

    6. Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

    Visit the political center of the world on a full-day trip to the Capital City of Washington DC. Departing from central New York, you will head south to Washington in comfortable air-conditioned buses or minivans. Pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation's capital. Start with a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery where you can visit the Kennedy family gravesite, then it is on to Capitol Hill. See the Capitol, Senate, and White House, and understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, embark on a panoramic city tour before your departure back to New York for an early evening arrival. 

    The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!

  • Washington DC: Night Under the Stars Bus & Walking Tour

    7. Washington DC: Night Under the Stars Bus & Walking Tour

    See the city of Washington lit up with the dreamy glow of the stars on this exclusive 3-hour night guided night bus/walking tour. As you travel in comfort through the streets of DC and walk through its most important sights, hear the tales of its fascinating history from your knowledgeable live guide. From the Capitol to the White House and Lincoln Memorial and most everything in between, you'll experience Washington lit up at its nighttime best — with the beautiful structures and reflections of light on the water for which this beautiful city is known.  The memorials and monuments you will get off the bus with your tour guide include: • U. S. Capitol ( Exterior photo stop only) • White House ( Exterior photo stop only) • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial • Korean Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • World War II Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

    The bus tour was very exciting. Your driver knew where to go and when to pick us up. The tour narrator,(Mr. Mapp) was so interesting to listen too. Great tour. A+A+A+

  • DC: Monuments Tour with Optional Arlington National Cemetery

    8. DC: Monuments Tour with Optional Arlington National Cemetery

    Make the most of your visit to Washington, DC with this morning tour. Take in the most important and iconic monuments of the nation's capital.  If you are pressed for time, you can book the option without the morning visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Enjoy a 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city's most important monuments, meeting the tour guide in downtown Washington DC. Your journey ends around 1:30 PM at the Lincoln Memorial, which is convenient to reach the National Mall, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, the Kennedy Center, and more. If you choose the Arlington National Cemetery option, your morning will start with a 2-hour walk through this solemn site with an expert guide. in the cemetery, you will have the opportunity to visit John F. Kennedy's grave and see the Eternal Flame lit by Jackie Kennedy over 50 years ago. Then you will continue along to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers a...

    It was a great tour. We were happy to have started at Arlington early in the morning. Learned a lot all day. Thank you!

  • From NYC: Washington D.C. Day Trip

    9. From NYC: Washington D.C. Day Trip

    Depart from New York City, and pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. On this full-day tour you’ll see the iconic landmarks of the U.S. government, such as the Capitol, home to the U.S. Congress, and the White House, home to the president. Continue on to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials. In the late afternoon you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour before setting off on your return journey to New York City, arriving in the early evening.

  • From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour

    10. From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour

    On this 2-day tour from New York you will travel to Philadelphia, the Amish country and Washington DC. Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) and more. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county, home of the Amish people. Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, r...

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The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!

Pedro was a wonderful guide. He took us to every attraction we wanted to see. He was knowledgeable and friendly.

Good way to see all the important sites without worrying about driving/parking/crowds.

Highly recommend this, we got to see so much and learned a good amount of history.

It was great to see everything at my own pace. The trolley was very helpful.