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

    1. 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: Full-Day Tour with Washington Monument Entry

    2. Washington DC: Full-Day Tour with Washington Monument Entry

    Hop onboard a climate-controlled bus that will take you around Washington D.C. on this 6-hour guided tour. Perfect for first-time visitors or those who want to make the most of their day, this tour takes you to all must-see sites and monuments. Throughout the tour, your guide will enlighten you about what life in D.C. is like now and in its exciting historic past. The tour includes photo stops at the U.S. Capitol and White House. You will also be able to get out and explore with World War II Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and Air Force Memorial. Plus, take in the best views of Washington D.C. with your entry ticket to the Washington Monument. From the bus or boat, you’ll see the National Archives, the National Mall, numerous Smithsonian Museums...

    Great tour of The Washington DC area. Tyrone was a great guide and was very informative about all the monuments and memorials we visited.

  • Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

    3. Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

    Take a guided 3-hour bike tour in Washington, D.C. to see all the city’s important sights and landmarks. The tour route includes Capitol Hill and the National Mall, Union Station, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Along the way you’ll see the Smithsonian museums, the Washington Monument, and the war memorials. You’ll learn about the city's history and current events from your guide as you cycle past the major monuments and memorials. You'll also get some practical touring tips for later use! Take in the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, the World War II Memorial, and many more important sights. This cycling tour is rated as easy and covers approximately 7 miles on level terrain.

    Cameron is an amazing tourguide, so enthusiastic and he knows a lot of fun facts. I loved every minute of the tour.......

  • Washington, DC: 2-Hour National Mall Walking Tour

    4. Washington, DC: 2-Hour National Mall Walking Tour

    Take a fully-guided, interactive 2-hour walking tour where they will discover the most iconic monuments found along the National Mall in Washington DC. Explore America’s most-visited national park, where the past, present, and future come together adorned with monuments and memorials that honor American forefathers and heroes. See the National Stage where historic movements and celebrations have taken place such as the  “I Have a Dream” speech and the AIDS Quilt. Listen as your engaging guide tells your family the story behind the monuments and memorials along the Mall—what they stand for, why they were built, and what historical figures or events are associated with them. Admire the Smithsonian Museums, walk past the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the WW II Memorial,  Lincoln Memorial, and many more iconic monuments.

    Noor was a very knowledgeable and personable guide! His continuing reading and study gave him lots of very interesting anecdotes about the places and those in whose honor they stand. I would highly recommend it!

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What people are saying about Smithsonian Castle

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 567 reviews

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

Great tour of The Washington DC area. Tyrone was a great guide and was very informative about all the monuments and memorials we visited.

Roy was great thoughtful n knowledgeable. He made it work under difficult conditions with road closures etc.

Ellen is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable. Had the best time with my family.

Great orienting tour in open air so great during COVID.