EZ DC - A Washington DC highlights tour that's light on the feet!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

513586


Categories

Youth and Family, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. I think the tour is suitable for children 8 years old and up. Strollers that can easily fold up and be tossed into the trunk of a taxi should not present a problem.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 9

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A combination of transportation technologies - feet and taxis.


On this tour, we use either a taxi or Uber to do the longer distances and we save our feet for the shorter distances. We walk less but see more!

Itinerary

We meet up in front of St. John's Episcopal Church - Washington's oldest church. We can duck inside for a few minutes if its open. Then we walk across Lafayette Park, past Dolly Madison's house, to Pennsylvania Avenue. In front of us is the White House and to our right is the famous West Wing. From the White House we walk about four blocks past the Treasury building to the splendid old Willard Hotel.

As we exit the hotel we grab a taxi to go up to Capitol Hill. (Taxi would be approx. $12. 00). At Capitol Hill we first visit the Supreme Court building (open M-F till 4:30) and then the wonderful Library of Congress (open M-Sat till 4:30pm). From the Library of Congress we walk downhill to find ourselves in front of the magnificent Capitol building looking up at the terraces where every president since Reagan has taken the oath of office.

We continue walking downhill to catch a taxi (about $15) to our final destination on the National Mall - the Abraham Lincoln and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorials

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I like to start these tours in front of St. John's Episcopal Church on the corner of 16th and H Streets.

End Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is primarily a walking tour. We will use taxis to cover the longer distances between the White House and the Capitol building and between the Capitol building and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. Please be comfortable doing about 45 minutes of walking over the 3 hour tour duration.

What’s Included

Other: Some history, some scandals and some really good stories about the people who created and built Washington DC. And visual aids to help when plain talking won't suffice.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 USD - Taxis will come to about $25.00 - $30.00 for each group of three or four people.

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: The taxis or Uber car costs are not included in the tour price. Please see the Itinerary section for more details.

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour! Wish we had more time. We scheduled this at the last minute within 24 hrs and saw a ton in 2 hours! My son was excited to see Ford's theater! Highly recommend.
Tony Benware

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