Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

From $49 per person

Discover the best of Washington D.C. on this Old Town Trolley tour. See dozens of iconic sites, including the White House and the Jefferson Memorial.

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  • Enjoy a lively and entertaining narrated tour of the city
  • Marvel at dozens of iconic sights along the 90-minute route
  • Take a tour in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese with our app
  • Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a Potomac River boat cruise
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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 list of attractions and memorials that you will see on the tour: • Washington Welcome Center • The White House • National Archives • National Law Enforcement Museum • Union Station • U.S. Capitol • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The Wharf • International Spy Museum • Holocaust Memorial Museum • Jefferson Memorial • FDR Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • National Museum of American History • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History • National Gallery of Art • National Portrait Gallery
  • 90-minute narrated trolley city tour with multilingual narration
  • 30-minute stop at Lincoln Memorial
  • Tram Tour of Arlington National Cemetery (if option selected)
  • Round-trip cruise on the Wharf Water Taxi to either: Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, or National Harbor (if option selected)
  • Transportation between Trolley Tour, Cemetery Tour, and the boat cruise
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet for the Trolley Tour at the Washington Welcome Center.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Visitors who chose the options with the Arlington Cemetery Tram Tour and the Round-trip Cruise can do both of these the day they go on the Trolley Tour or the next day
    • Visitors may use the language app with GPS tracking technology for live narration in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese
    Customer reviews

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    4.5 /5

    based on 274 reviews

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    We purchased the 3 day option and were glad we did. There were so many sights to see and some took a few hours such as the Capitol Building. Each time we returned to the bus we had a different driver who provided additional info as we went around. Certainly made it an enjoyable experience

    January 12, 2020

    Every driver we had was very safe, courteous and informative. The beginning/ending location of the tour is within two blocks of of a Metro station, which we were able to ride to within 1/2 mile of our hotel in Alexandria. Wish we would have had time to take the boat tour. (which I paid for)

    December 30, 2019

    very good tour

    We had the two day tour with a water taxi ride. Overall it was good, there was an instance at the Lincoln memorial where we had to stand in the heat for 35 minutes before we were picked up. One of the drivers went on about paying taxes rather than sharing the history of D.C.

    July 9, 2019

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