Washington Highlights Tour (With Driver)

Tour Number

Activity Level

308168


Categories

Other, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Be Amazed: Poignant, Provocative, Powerful and Fun


We'll start our tour at the President's house. Ever wonder how the nuclear codes are transfered after the inauguration of a new president? The White House is full of stories about the presidents and their families.

We'll then visit Congress' house. It's no surprise that the home of our legislators towers over the others. Who are these people who make up our laws and how did their history shape ours? The Supreme Court is known to be the highest "court" in the land. Find out why that is not entirely true. Are the tweets you've been sending to friends being saved by the Library of Congress for historical and cultural purposes?

Then join me in stepping into America's front yard to delight in the history and events as told by our national memorials and monuments. Every memorial has its own unique story. We'll discuss the national figures behind the memorials, the history surrounding their time in history, a couple individual stories, and some surprising facts about each.

Itinerary

White House (Outside only)

Capitol Hill

- U. S. Capitol (Outside only)
- Supreme Court (Depending on time of year, maybe outside only)
- Library of Congress

Memorials and Monuments (Pick 5*)

- Jefferson Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- Washington Monument (outside only)
- (Declaration of Independence) Signers Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
- Korean War Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial

* If you'd like to tour all memorials, we'll add 2 hours to your tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet in the Willard Hotel lobby on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 14th and 15th Streets NW

End location: You will be taken back to your hotel or to your next destination.

Duration: 4 hours

Traffic and weather could affect our tour.

Transportation

A roomy, clean, air-conditioned (or heated, depending on weather) SUV using a professional driver

What’s Included

Other: My services as a professional, knowledgeable licensed local tour guide. SUV and professional driver.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - Cash or credit cards for water and snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: Additional hours.

Restrictions

I am unable to provide transportation.

I do not do large group bus tours.

Private tour guide Susan

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