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The Capital Bike Tour, Washington DC

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    10:30am (Please arrive by 10:15am for check-in)
  • Duration
    3 hours
Inclusions
  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Snack
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • One of the most comprehensive sightseeing tours in Washington
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • Group size is limited to 15 to ensure a personal and safe experience

Overview

This comprehensive Washington DC Bike tour provides a great overview of the capital. The most popular attractions are all easily accessible by bike making this a fun and eco-friendly way to sightsee.

The bike tour is not the least bit strenuous but is energizing and fun, and even children can participate in it. With frequent stops for information and photo opportunities and an expert guide to lead you this tour is both exciting and informative.

Just some of the sites you will see and learn about are; the National Mall and Capitol Hill, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more.

Perfect for first timers and those who want to do something a little different in DC - don't miss out - book today!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    10:30am (Please arrive by 10:15am for check-in)

  • Meeting Point

    955 L’Enfant Plaza Washington, DC 20024-2119, between 9th and 10th streets SW
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Itinerary

  • On arrival at the start point you will receive your bike, helmet (mandatory for children, ages 16 and under), comfort hybrid, a handlebar bag, snacks and bottled water. Each tour begins with a safety and bike usage talk. The tour route takes place on paths, trails, and sidewalks.

    Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, set out to explore vibrant Washington DC at a relaxed pace. You will cover about 7-8 miles on this leisurely bicycle tour.

    The biking tour will stop frequently for information and photo opportunities.

    Highlights of the tour include:

    Union Station: This is a historic train station that houses numerous tourist shops and an upscale shopping mall.

    Capitol Hill: One of America’s most historic and famous neighborhoods.

    Smithsonian Castle Building: This was established by British scientist, James Smithson, who sent his fortune in 100 bags of gold for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge”. It serves as the first endowment of the Smithsonian Institution, which has now grown to 15 buildings and complexes.

    Smithsonian Air and Space Museum: This is the most visited museum in the world. The museum on the Mall houses the largest collection of historic air and spacecrafts in the world.

    National Galleries of Art: Find out which museum was the site of the country’s first presidential assassination. It houses pieces from the world’s finest artisans from the past 300 years.

    Smithsonian Natural History: This is the second most visited museum in the world and houses the famous Hope Diamond and so much more.

    Smithsonian American History Museum: This museum collects anything possible, but got its start with the original flag for the United States and the story behind it.

    The Washington Monument: This pinnacle structure is dedicated to the founder of America, George Washington and is the centerpiece of the National Mall.

    • Also see the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Old Executive Building and more.

    Your informative guide will provide you with interesting information, practical touring tips and help you plan your trip ahead.

    At the end of an exhilarating experience, return on your bike to the starting point, where your tour ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Snack
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities

Please note

Helmets are mandatory for children, ages 16 and under. Children's trailer tandems and burley trailers are available at extra cost. Please indicate which child attachment will be needed when calling the local activity operator to confirm availability

The tour may be cancelled for safety concerns such as high winds, thunderstorms, excessive heat or cold, or other severe conditions. In the event of such a cancellation, you may either reschedule or request a full refund.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Very good tour
    Atli Arason, Iceland 12/18/2014
  • The bike tour was the BEST idea to explore C!
    ANITA A BURKERT, United States 07/09/2011

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