Washington Highlights Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



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.


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 the memorials/monuments please add 2 hours to total 6 hours.

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: I will make sure you are on your way to your next destination.

Duration: 4 hours

We may need to alter our agenda for weather and/or traffic.


We will walk and use taxis or Uber/Lyft if you prefer as necessary.

What’s Included

My services as a professional, knowledgeable licensed local tour guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

65 USD - $15 per-person cost in cash or credit cards for water and snacks. An additional $25 - $50 (total) for cab fare between sites.

What’s Extra

Food, water, transport to/from tour sites and souvenirs.

Please wear your MOST COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES and bring an umbrella in case of rain. It may also be helpful to bring a bottle of water and snacks.


I am unable to provide transportation.

I do not do large group bus tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our DC tour with Susan was fantastic. Our three kids are 8, 8, and 12, and she really took the time and effort to customize the tour to our family. The kids were very interested in what she was saying, and enjoyed the tour tremendously. We would have never accomplished this on our own!!! Susan has a very easygoing style, but also very organized and thorough in her approach. It is truly a talent to be able to guide both kids and adults and leave everybody happy. We are all so glad that we booked this tour!
Nelly Grinfeld

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