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Top 5 Unique Tours in Washington, DC

Explore DC in a new unique way!

09 February 2024- Enjoy Washington, DC in style! Explore the U.S Capital with guided tours and learn about its rich history. Here is a unique list to ease your travel planning.

Monuments by Moonlight Tour

The Monuments by Moonlight Tour knows just the right way to show off the capital city when the sun goes down. Enjoy a night of moonlight merriment aboard and all-weather touring trolleys with stadium seating. This 2 1/2-hour tour of Washington is fully narrated by licensed tour guide conductors.

Time: 2 ½ Hours

Starting: 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Closest Metro Station: Capitol Hill

Highlights: Includes panoramic scenic views and stops at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and US Marine Corps War Memorial

Georgetown Foodie Tour

Treat your taste buds to delicious DC eateries that are off-the-beaten-path on the Georgetown Foodie Tour! Explore DC’s iconic Georgetown neighborhood by foot, learning about the area’s history and famous former residents, while discovering some of the neighborhood’s hidden culinary gems along the way.

Time: 3-3.5 hours

Starting: M Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Closest Metro Station: DuPont Circle

Highlights: Fun and tasty experience for 4-12 people per tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Afternoons

City Cruises

City Cruises provides the most unique and entertaining dining cruise experience. From elegant Cruise Odyssey with a three-course plated menu along with live band entertainment or set sail on the brand new Spirit of Washington and dine on grand buffets with DJ entertainment. For a more family friendly ride, Spirit of Mount Vernon provides an exciting and excursion to George Washington’s home and gardens.

Time: 2- 4 hours (Depending on the cruise type)

Starting: 580 Water St. SW Pier 4
Closest Metro Station: Waterfront
Highlights: After hours dining on the cruise with various amenities and exclusive yacht hosting available for 80 + people.

A Tour Of Her Own

A Tour Of Her Own is the first tourism company in Washington, DC to focus exclusively on women’s history, specializing in city tours, cultural experiences, author talks and virtual presentations. TOHO programs in The LINEUP are led by a team of professional tour guides who educate on current issues like the Equal Rights Amendment as well as women’s historical contributions in government, military, art, science, activism, service, theater, sports and more

Time: 2-3 hours

Starting: Depends on the tour
Closest Metro Station: DC Metro Area
Highlights: Tours are led by licensed professional tour guides and public historians who provide insight about life in DC from a local Washingtonian perspective. Custom itineraries are also available.

Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre explores the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and celebrates the American experience through theatre and education. Ford’s Theatre offers guided tours for those who wish to experience history with a narrative and structure. Through Investigation: Detective McDevitt and Fords@5, you can experience history with a trusted guide who will take you through Lincoln’s history.

Time: 1 ½ Hours

Starting: Ford Theatre

Closest Metro Station: Metro Center/ Gallery Place / Chinatown

Highlights: Interactive and educational tour sharing special stories

Courtesy  washington.org


 


 

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