Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

4793


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Of course, but we might want to abbreviate the distances and number of sites, depending on age and interest level.

Friendly: Yes.
This is possible but will limit the itinerary, simply because of the distances to cover.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US$ - Lunch/snacks/Metro fee/possible taxi

What’s Extra

Other: You will need money for snacks/lunches, any transportation (metro/taxi), entry tickets if required, and souvenirs.

If private transportation is required this can be arranged separately through independent contractors; I can recommend some companies if you want.

Restrictions

Don't provide private transportation, but can help arrange this with local companies if desired.

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Xavier Milke

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Private tour guide Hayden

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