Architecture Lover's Tour (8 hours tour)

Tour Number

Activity Level

338936


Categories

Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), Polish (basic), Hebrew (fluent), English (fluent)

L'Enfant's legacy and findings of Mr. Wright


Amazing what architects can do with swampland.
In 1791, George Washington handpicked Pierre L'Enfant to lay out a plan for the capital city, which was once marshy and muddy. The Frenchman was fired a year later for his stubborn ways, yet despite this his blueprints stayed. Today, the numbered and lettered streets contain some design standouts that L'Enfant never imagined: namely Modernist, Gothic, Renaissance and Second Empire styles mixed in among the predominant neoclassical design.

Itinerary

Sights we cover on this tour :
• Smithsonian Castle & Smithsonian Garden
• Arts and Industries Building
• Hirshhorn Museum
• National Air and Space Museum
• National Gallery of Art East and West Buildings
• National Museum of the American Indian
• Bartholdi Park Walking tour
• United States Botanic Garden
• United States Capitol Building
• Library of Congress

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At client's hotel or as agreed upon location

End location: As agreed upon location.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Transportation by comfortable a/c SUV.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation by comfortable a/c SUV.
My services as a guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 USA Dollars - snacks, souvenirs, entry fees, etc

What’s Extra

Other: - Entrance fees
- Lunch

This tour is priced up for a group of 4. Contact me for a quote if you are traveling in a larger group.

Private tour guide Michael

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