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Washington, D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS & Audio

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Washington, D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS & Audio

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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Embark on a self-guided tour through America’s capital city. See the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and much more, all while discovering the history of Washington, D.C.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll through this historic city as you visit iconic buildings and landmarks
  • Discover why the Founding Fathers built their government the way they did
  • Test your mind with some trivia while you admire Washington’s famous monuments
  • Visit the seats of power where Presidents and judges have steered the nation
  • Hear the story behind the Founding Fathers creating the District of Columbia
Full description

Spend the day exploring Washington D.C., listening to the history narrated by professional voice artists, and reading the information curated by creative writers. See the iconic monuments and buildings of this historic city on this self-guided tour.

 

Begin next to Pershing Park, right across from the White House south lawn. From here, make your way to the White House itself, admire the seat of American power, and learn some facts about its construction.

 

From here, head south toward Constitution Gardens and pick up some insight into D.C.’s complicated history along the way. Through the gardens, find what was once the city’s most controversial monument: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

 

Next, head to the Lincoln Memorial, and then the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Hear about the fraught political struggle which wracked the White House during this bloody conflict. Discover the aftermath of the War of 1812, and how D.C. grew into what it is today.

 

The next monument will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the nation’s most revered civil rights leader. Then cross the Kutz Bridge and learn why the Potomac River is so significant to this city’s history. From this bridge, see the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

 

Then, reach the National Mall. Here’s you’ll get an up-close look at the Washington Monument and learn the history of George Washington’s connection to this important city.

 

Along this route, pass many museums. This includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art.

 

On the final leg of the tour, arrive at three of the most crucial buildings in the city: The Library of Congress, the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The tour will conclude here, amid these three awe-inspiring structures.

Includes
  • Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Digital Tour that stays with you forever
  • Interactive Quiz
  • Optional Hint to help solve puzzles
  • 20+ Challenges to solve
  • Tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This experience begins at 1398 New York Ave NW. Check your email before you begin to download the app, enter your unique password, and access the tour. These steps require good data or WiFi.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is an audio guide, no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

Product ID: 416071