Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

6710


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


This is a shorter version of the Introductory Full-Day tour: In a half-day we can get a good idea of the National Mall and its main monuments: the Capitol, the layout of the chief museums, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Walking, Metro and a taxi ride -- and you will have a good idea what to see on your own later on.

Itinerary

Typically: (outside only) US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Mall and Smithsonian museums, White House, Washington Monument, Vietnam War/Korean War Memorials, Lincoln Memorials; visit the Smithsonian Castle and maybe the beautiful Peacock Room.

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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will describe my dress at the time of arrangement.

End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.

Duration: 4 hours

If poor weather we can push many of the stops indoors.

Transportation

Walking, subway, perhaps taxi

What’s Included

Guide service (history of sites, activities within the buildings, etc; managing transport)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

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

Restrictions

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

A Recent Review of this tour

I had a very specific tour in mind, for a research trip, and Hayden blew me away with his ability to accommodate not only my last minute booking request but the tour itself, which was well off the beaten track. His breadth of knowledge was amazing, and he truly went above and beyond with the whole thing -- meeting with me ahead of time to make sure we had a good plan before we set out, and offering to notate my city map afterward. All at a price that I found extremely reasonable. 5-stars-plus!
Chris Tebbetts

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