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Our most recommended Washington, DC Segway Tours
1. Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour
All tours begin with a 30-minute training session on how to operate the Segway. Watch a brief video and presentation, then receive one-on-one instruction from the experienced staff. Don't be nervous! Many of the visitors are first-time riders and most people get the hang of it within a few minutes. Once everyone is comfortable, you will do a quick soundcheck and off you go! The first stop is the White House, just across the street from your starting point! From there, continue to explore as many of the following sites as possible: US Treasury Blair House Constitution Gardens Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Vietnam Veterans Memorial Korean War Memorial DC War Memorial Tidal Basin WWII Memorial Washington Monument Smithsonian Museums National Gallery of Art US Capitol Canadian Embassy Newseum National Archives US Navy Memorial FBI Building And more! Bring your camera! There is a bag...
Raphy was informative and entertaining. Loved seeing and hearing about all the sights around DC via Segway.
2. Washington DC: 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour
Segway the sites in Washington, D.C., with a 2.5-hour Segway adventure! On this tour, you will experience an overview of the all the important places in the nation's capital city, via your own personal Segway. This two-wheeled motorized vehicle is perfect for zipping around the sidewalks and streets of downtown Washington, D.C. After a 30-minute introduction to operating your Segway, you will set off on your 2-hour-long tour. Learn about the sites, history, and stories behind the National Mall and surrounding area as you pass by the White House on a ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Continue on to see the various memorials, and receive some tips on fun off-the-Mall places to check out.
We had a great time! Emily was a great guide! It was a lot easier than we thought it would be. A really fun way to see the city.
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Planning Your Visit
White House Tickets
Make a reservation through your congressional office up to six months in advance and no less than 21 days. The self-guided tour takes place Tuesdays - Thursdays from 7:30AM to 11:00AM; Fridays from 7:30AM to 12:00PM; Saturdays from 7:30AM to 1:00PM. You must bring your government-issued identification on the day of the tour. Non-US citizens must contact their embassy in Washington DC for assistance. Admission is free.
US Capitol Tickets
It's recommended to book the free, 90-minute tour well in advance either through your senator's or representative's office. You can also make a reservation online yourself. The Visitors' Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Admission is free.
Washington Monument Tickets
Due to the limited number of visitors allowed each day, tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. You can either pick up your tickets at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street or reserve your ticket in advance online for a fee of $1.50 per ticket. Every ticket indicates a specific entry time. Opening hours are daily from 9:00AM to 10:00PM (Memorial Day through Labor Day), otherwise from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Admission is free.
What else is for free?
It's free to visit the memorials, the Smithsonian Museums, and the National Zoo. Admission is also free to enter the US National Archives, but it's advised that you make a reservation in advance at a fee of $1.50 per ticket.
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- Spring - it's just getting warmer and it may not be as crowded as the summer!
Sightseeing in Washington, DC
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What people are saying about Washington, DC
The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!
Great place to visit! Very nice place and so informative! Definitely will recommend!
Informative and fascinating tour of the African American History Museum.
The BEST TOUR and GUIDE EVER!! So worth the money!! A MUST do in DC!!
Great introduction to a place that I've never been.