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Best Tours in Washington, DC

There’s so much to see and do in Washington, DC, that you may need to narrow down your choices to do it all in your day. The capital city offers tours for different types of tourists, and many visitors choose guided tours where you can walk, ride, or float to enhance your experience of some of the top attractions in the city.

Walking Tours

Licensed guides tell stories and use humorous anecdotes on their “pay what you like” DC by Foot tours. For foodies, a walking tour offering stops to sample a variety of local cuisines may be ideal. Or, you could stroll through the traditional attractions at the Arlington Cemetery hits the high spots on the National Mall. You can explore haunted buildings, as ghost tours and those that highlight political scandals are available, as well. 

Some walking tours focus on touring lesser-known spots like Embassy Row or Theodore Roosevelt Island. You can also take in the natural beauty of Washington, DC during a guided walking tour through the Cherry Blossom Festival. If you’re looking for a tour in the off-season months, some tours operate year-round and don’t require advance reservations.

Bus Tours

If you prefer would rather ride than walk, tour operators will take you to the monuments and beyond to Monticello or Mount Vernon. Gray Line runs a loop that stops at 23 landmarks. Kids and adults alike can tour the city on a double-decker bus. According to Injury Lawyers In Washington DC, Bright red buses loop and wander through all the monuments of Washington, DC, the National Cathedral, Arlington Cemetery, and more. To get the most bang for your buck, you can buy multiple-day passes, including night tours and admission to a handful of attractions.

Trolley Tours

Hop-on, hop-off tours provide the luxury of choosing how much time you want to spend at each Washington, D.C. site and to bypass those you would rather not see at this time. According to Injury Lawyers in Washington DC, Trolley Tours operates multiple trolley routes that circle the Mall, cross the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery, or go uptown to the National Cathedral. Once you’ve purchased a ticket, hop on and hop off the trolley wherever you’d like. These sightseeing trolley tours are all a bit different. Many times the tour guide hops off with you rather than leaving you to make your own way.

Bike or Segway Tours

Combine seeing Washington, DC’s historical landmarks with some exercise during a bike tour. Daytime and moonlight rides are available. Or, if you want to zip through the nation’s capital on a Segway, book a guided day or evening tour with one of the segway tour outfits. What fun it is to glide effortlessly through the sights on a fun and thrilling segway!

Water Tours

Set sail on a one-hour boat ride on the Potomac from late March to the end of October. Or, hop on an amphibious DC Ducks tour to see all the sites from both water and land. Tours typically include all the major monuments on the National Mall before splashing into the Potomac to view Washington, DC from the river. However, in the off-season, these outfits may jettison the river part and offer land-only tours.

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