Local Experience, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Of course, but we might want to abbreviate the distances and number of sites, depending on age and interest level.
In-town walking -- possible but will limit the itinerary somewhat.
Maximum travelers: 10
Houses, Parks, Churches, Shops -- and Quiet with private guide
A walk through one of the oldest and most lovely parts of Washington -- Capitol Hill. For a very long time it was not fashionable and so it was not torn down for new buildings. Now it is all restored and ready for a visit.
What to see? So many nice streets and parks and cafes and churches . . . we can stop at Eastern Market, the longest-operating public market in DC, or the wonderful old Carbarn now renovated as condos behind its sturdy brick walls, or cute little Duddington Street where neighbors put out benches on their sidewalk, or the Marine Barracks (the oldest still-functioning military installation in the country), or the 1860s Naval Hospital now a community center, or beautiful Lincoln Park and watch people walk their dogs or . . . well, so many possibilities.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at hotel, or at agreed-upon Metro station ; if at Metro I will describe my clothing (usually my hat) when we make arrangements.
End location: Convenient Metro station or perhaps a restaurant for your lunch or dinner.
Duration: 4 hours
This is set as half-day (four hours) but the tour can be of any length and the cost adjusted.
Walking, Metro, taxi if needed
Guide service (history of G'town, store/restaurant advice, etc; managing transport)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 US$ - Snacks, Metro fare, small things like that
You will need money for snacks/lunches, any transportation (metro/taxi), entry tickets if required, and souvenirs.
Don't provide private transportation, but can help arrange this with local companies if desired.