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  • Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

    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.

  • Washington DC: 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

    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.

  • Washington, DC: Open Top Bus Tour By Night

    3. Washington, DC: Open Top Bus Tour By Night

    Experience the beauty of Washington DC at night on a fully-narrated 2-hour bus tour. Discover the grandeur of the US capital after dark at dozens of historic landmarks. Climb aboard a double-decker bus for a drive down the dramatic National Mall, flanked by the White House and Jefferson Memorial. From the dome of the US Capitol Building to the World War II Memorial, you'll see Washington DC at its most enchanting. Discover how the city changes dramatically when the monuments and memorials are illuminated with floodlights. Sit back and relax as you learn the history of Washington from the entertaining and informative commentary.

    The route was a good one and the driver was professional. Overhanging branches were at times a problem. Vary the music. Add historical facts. At Washington Monument, discuss George Washington’s contribution rather than explosives that did not go off.

  • Washington DC: E-Bike Tour of the National Mall

    4. Washington DC: E-Bike Tour of the National Mall

    Ride through the entire National Mall and circle the Tidal Basin on this fun and informative E-bike tour. Start at the waterfront, and listen to a brief introduction about the E-bikes. Then, head out to begin your 9-10 mile tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide past the Smithsonian Museums, and around to all the major sites including the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Conclude the trip by riding around the Tidal Basin and touring the Martin Luther King Jr, FDR, and Jefferson Memorials. Hear about the history, lore, and latest happenings around the DC museums and find yourself in great self-spots and in front of picturesque views. Your guide will also stop and share some hidden gems along the way. See all the major monuments and memorials as well as treas...

    Our guide was great - lots of insight, stories. We covered a lot of ground in the time we had, we’re able to see much of the sites. Several sites have too many stairs for my partner who recently had surgery on his ankle, so we saw most from outside, but that wasn’t the fault of the tour guide. Unfortunately, my bike was a bit too big for me. I had a spill and because the bike was too big, I couldn’t get my foot down fast enough to stop my fall. My only suggestion is that they take more time finding a bike that suits your height. But that also was upon me to speak up. But the sign in process was rather rushed, so I didn’t take the time to ride it a bit to test it. Overall, a wonderful few hour tour.

  • Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

    5. Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

    Take a guided 3-hour bike tour in Washington, D.C. to see all the city’s important sights and landmarks. The tour route includes Capitol Hill and the National Mall, Union Station, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Along the way you’ll see the Smithsonian museums, the Washington Monument, and the war memorials. You’ll learn about the city's history and current events from your guide as you cycle past the major monuments and memorials. You'll also get some practical touring tips for later use! Take in the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, the World War II Memorial, and many more important sights. This cycling tour is rated as easy and covers approximately 7 miles on level terrain.

    Cameron is an amazing tourguide, so enthusiastic and he knows a lot of fun facts. I loved every minute of the tour.......

  • From NYC: Washington D.C. Day Trip

    6. From NYC: Washington D.C. Day Trip

    Depart from New York City, and pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. On this full-day tour you’ll see the iconic landmarks of the U.S. government, such as the Capitol, home to the U.S. Congress, and the White House, home to the president. Continue on to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials. In the late afternoon you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour before setting off on your return journey to New York City, arriving in the early evening.

  • National Archives Building & Capitol Hill: Guided Combo Tour

    7. National Archives Building & Capitol Hill: Guided Combo Tour

    This 5-hour combination tour starts with the National Archives, the neoclassical building considered a temple to American history. Your local English speaking guide will not only be an expert on the archives, but will also share a mix of historical & political information, background stories and surprising details with you. Visit the National Archives Rotunda to learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while reading the perfectly-preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. You will also see the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers featuring the signatures of world-famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton. Discover the Public Vaults Exhibits, where letters written by presidents including George Washington and John F. Kennedy are on display. Have a look at the Emancipation Proclamation, which helped end slavery in the 19th century. Study a citation is...

  • Washington DC: Capitol Hill - Guided Walking Tour

    8. Washington DC: Capitol Hill - Guided Walking Tour

    This is the best way to cover the US capital's political highlights, passing by the buildings where the biggest decisions of this country were taken. Let a local expert English-speaking guide help you get the most out of your time at Capitol Hill, making sure you see all the highlights. Your guide will not only be an expert on Capitol, but they will also share a mix of historical and political information, background stories and surprising details with you. At the end, you’ll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won’t even realize how the hours have passed and you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert on the US Capitol yourself. With so much to see on Capitol Hill, you’ll be thankful to your guide for navigating you. More than just storytellers, your passionate and engaging guide will approach touring in a different way. They will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding their ow...

    Library of congress is a wow. Beautiful building and very interesting. We were able to see the house chamber also interesting. Guide was very informative. Got to the supreme court late. Did not have a lot of time there. Tour is interesting overall.

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What people are saying about United States Capitol

We really enjoyed all of it. We did the night tour which was cool seeing everything lit up but some of the final sites would have been nice to see during the dah.

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.

Raphy was informative and entertaining. Loved seeing and hearing about all the sights around DC via Segway.

Collin was a great bike tour guide and the ride around SC was a fantastic way to see the DC monuments!

Great tour. Was able to see a lot in a short period of time and it was fun.