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Experience Washington DC Tours

There's a view from the hill, a presidential view that looks out across the monuments, capital buildings and parks. America's capital, Washington DC, is waiting to welcome you; it's time to dive in. You're in the city, close to the corridors of power, a city where monuments reflect it's past and drive the future. With Washington DC tours, take guided tours and learn about the rich history of the iconic city. Explore Washington DC tourist attractions and unlock the secrets this city holds. From the famous white house, yes that one, to the Memorials of Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Washington tours will uncover the capital's turbulent but rich history. It's also a city of stunning museums and a culture laid by jazz and punk influencers. The place is so much more than just the seat power.
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Our tips for Washington DC

  • Get tipping. Tipping in America is customary and is usually 15-20% of your bill for bar or wait-staff. Be sure to keep some change handy on your Washington DC day tours to avoid giving offense.
  • Visit the markets. Each weekend travellers and locals head to the city's markets to get their paws on some local art, crafts, fashion and food. Open every Sunday, the flea market at the Eastern Market is a local favourite, and is well worth putting on your Washington DC sightseeing agenda.
  • Touring the White House calls for careful planning. A practically mandatory Washington DC tour, book your visit to the nation's most famous residence at least 21 days in advance to avoid missing out.
  • Think before you drink. When considering what to do in Washington DC, keep in mind that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and over.

Good to know

Washington DC, established as a federal district, serves as the capital of the United States and is distinct from being a state. The city was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, as well as Christopher Columbus, the renowned Italian explorer. Inspired by the urban designs of prominent European cities such as Paris and Rome, Washington, DC, was meticulously planned by the French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

Standing tall at a height of 555 feet (169 meters), the Washington Monument is not only the world's tallest stone structure but also the tallest obelisk, constructed as a tribute to George Washington. The White House, serving as both the official residence and workplace for the President of the United States, encompasses an impressive 132 rooms, featuring 35 bathrooms and 6 levels. Situated in the heart of the city, the National Mall houses a myriad of iconic landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the United States Capitol.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to take a Washington DC sightseeing tour?

    The capital of the United States is always buzzing, however, we recommend visiting from September to November. In these months, the humid summer heat gives way to soft autumnal breezes, meaning your Washington DC day trips will be more pleasant and enjoyable.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    A simple and cohesive city layout makes it easy to navigate DC by foot, ensuring you can soak up as much of the city as possible. The efficient Metro system is many travelers' first choice, and with a budget-friendly day pass, it is one of the easiest ways to get around the city. Short of things to do in Washington DC? Bikes are a convenient way of getting from A to B and exploring the city in-depth, with Bikeshare stations dotted throughout the city.

  • Q: What are some must-see attractions in Washington DC?

    The National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, United States Capitol, White House, Smithsonian museums, and the National Gallery of Art are among the essential attractions that you should not miss when visiting Washington DC.

  • Q: Can I visit the White House during my trip?

    While public tours of the White House are available, it is necessary to make prior arrangements through your embassy or a member of Congress. It is important to note that there are security protocols and restrictions that must be followed.

  • Q: What are some special events or festivals held in Washington DC?

    Washington DC is home to a diverse array of special events and festivals held throughout the year. These include the renowned National Cherry Blossom Festival, the vibrant Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, as well as a multitude of cultural and music events that captivate visitors.

  • Q: Any tips for staying safe in Washington DC?

    Washington DC is a relatively safe city. Keep these precautions in tow to ensure your travels go off without a hitch. After dark, walk in well-lit areas and be wary of strangers, particularly when travelling alone. Dial 911 in case of an emergency. On your Washington DC tours, in busy streets and on public transport, be sure to keep valuables secure at all times.

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