The Capitol, National Mall and the White House with private guide
See the Most Famous Places -- the Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln/Jefferson/World War II Memorials, the Smithsonian Museums -- and the smaller monuments between them. Take those photos you need to show all your relatives back home that you really came here! We'll use a combination of walking, Metro (subway) and perhaps taxi if you become tired.
This full-day (8-hour) tour allows us to visit Arlington Cemetery or take the indoor tour of the Capitol or visit a neighborhood (Embassy Row?), which we usually can't do on the shorter introductory tours.
Typically: (most outside, some enter) US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Mall and Smithsonian museums, White House, Washington Monument, World War II/Vietnam War/Korean War Memorials, Lincoln/Jefferson Memorials; if time permits, walk through The Castle (the original Smithsonian building) and visit the tower of The Old Post Office Building to look out over the city (oops! closed for renovation). Some sites we will visit, some see from a distance, depending on time and energy.
We will be sure that when you are done you have a good idea of the layout of the city, where the museums or other places you plan to visit later are, and how to use the DC transportation system. And I'll give you a map!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
If poor weather we can push many of the stops indoors.
This is a walking tour only, and no transportation is included in the tour cost. Public transit or taxi fares will be paid for in cash or credit card while on tour.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 US$ - Lunch/snacks/Metro fee/possible taxi
Don't provide private transportation, but can help arrange this with local companies if desired.
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We had a great day of visiting Washington with Hayden. He knew about everything we could ask him about. His experience and knowledge of the city and it's buildings/monuments are impressive. Would definitely do a city tour with him again.