Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum
- Duration: 3 hours
Meet your guide at the White House and begin your tour of Washington DC. From the outside, learn about the history of the White House and the people who inhabited it. Your local guide will share stories about America’s history and the influence of African Americans in DC. Next, see the Capitol One, one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in the world. Hear about the neoclassical United States Capitol, which is home to the House of Representatives and Senate. Finally, your guide will take you to the Washington Monument. Made of white marble and 550-feet tall, the obelisk is an iconic Washington DC landmark. After the walking tour, use your reserved entry tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore the museum on your own at your own pace.
Learn all about the history, design, and controversy surrounding these famous buildings as you stroll around Washinton DC. Your guide will tell you the story of the construction of the Capitol grounds as you get up close and personal with these world-famous buildings.
Meet your guide in the sumptuous Great Hall at Washington's famous Union Station. Begin by learning about this impressive building, before walking over to the US Capitol grounds.
Once there, immerse yourself in its history as well as that of the surrounding buildings. Learn all about the architecture of famous structures like the Supreme Court and Library of Congress.
Hear fascinating stories about the tumultuous politics behind their planning and development. Discover the secrets behind the architecture and its designers including Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Law Olmstead.
On this 2-day tour from New York you will travel to Philadelphia, the Amish country and Washington DC. Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) and more. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county, home of the Amish people. Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, r...
Explore the presidential city of Washington D.C on a private full-day walking tour. See the city's iconic landmarks such as the White House and the Washington Monument. Stop by the many memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. After your morning walking tour, catch a brief taxi ride to an area where your guide will recommend several spots for lunch (the price of lunch is not included). After lunch, join your guide for a tour of one of the Smithsonian Museums, where you will have the opportunity to see the original Star-Spangled Banner.
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We’ve done a few bus tours now but this was by far our favourite. Stefano the guide was knowledgeable, friendly and organised. Our bus driver Devon was great too, getting us everywhere on time and making it a really comfortable journey. Stefano speaks both Italian and English and the two other nationalities, Japanese and Iranian, had their own guides too. It made it feel like a nice, exclusive experience because we were small groups and he made sure we were all close so we could hear well. Each of the stops and points of interest were exactly what you would want to stop off and see in the time we had. Despite it being a whirlwind trip, nothing felt too rushed and equally it didn’t feel like we stopped for an unnecessarily long time either. Our only criticism if pushed is that the hotel stopover is quite far from anything. We thought it would be in DC so we could explore that evening but it’s technically in Maryland so eating options are extremely limited. Worth paying for cab to DC.
Missing time to get to know museums is not good to go to museums just to eat. Visit to the Amish more contact with them the guide only spoke English and we only Spanish in regards to the excellent dynamic guide willing nice very very active great
Ambitious program with many sights. Interesting information about the history of the USA. Tour depends on the tour guide. We were very lucky! A horse-drawn carriage ride with the Amish could have been saved !!
It is worth take this package ! All important monuments and places are covered - you don't need to ponder where to go and how to go. A well organized tour. Highly recommended.
Stephano, our tour guide, is wonderful, very accommodating, an execellent tour guide. Kodus also to our safe driver Mario