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Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the best of Washington D.C. on this Old Town Trolley tour. See dozens of iconic sites, including the White House and the Jefferson Memorial.

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  • Enjoy a lively and entertaining narrated tour of the city
  • Marvel at dozens of iconic sights along the 90-minute route
  • Take a tour in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese with our app
  • Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a Potomac River boat cruise
Full description
Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a boat cruise on the Potomac River Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the list of attractions and memorials that you will see on the tour: • Washington Welcome Center • The White House • National Archives • National Law Enforcement Museum • Union Station • U.S. Capitol • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The Wharf • International Spy Museum • Holocaust Memorial Museum • Jefferson Memorial • FDR Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • National Museum of American History • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History • National Gallery of Art • National Portrait Gallery
  • 90-minute narrated trolley city tour with multilingual narration
  • 30-minute stop at Lincoln Memorial
  • Tram Tour of Arlington National Cemetery (if option selected)
  • Round-trip cruise on the Wharf Water Taxi to either: Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, or National Harbor (if option selected)
  • Transportation between Trolley Tour, Cemetery Tour, and the boat cruise
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet for the Trolley Tour at the Washington Welcome Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Visitors who chose the options with the Arlington Cemetery Tram Tour and the Round-trip Cruise can do both of these the day they go on the Trolley Tour or the next day
  • Visitors may use the language app with GPS tracking technology for live narration in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese
Customer reviews

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based on 287 reviews

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One of the best experiences we have ever had! We Absolutely love Washington and this tour was incredible. Doug was a great teller. In the evening, we did this tour but the Monuments by night with Mr. History. Mind blowing, Incredible. The best best best decision to do this. Thank you!!!! highly recommend.

August 31, 2021

We purchased the 3 day option and were glad we did. There were so many sights to see and some took a few hours such as the Capitol Building. Each time we returned to the bus we had a different driver who provided additional info as we went around. Certainly made it an enjoyable experience

January 12, 2020

Every driver we had was very safe, courteous and informative. The beginning/ending location of the tour is within two blocks of of a Metro station, which we were able to ride to within 1/2 mile of our hotel in Alexandria. Wish we would have had time to take the boat tour. (which I paid for)

December 30, 2019

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