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Best Local Tours in
Washington DC
2017

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored local tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best local tours in Washington DC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past

Alexandria’s Footsteps To The Past is a family-operated tour guide business that offers specialty tours including a student history tour, a tour of The Odd and the Unusual, and step-on guides for motor coach tours. The business’s tours take participants on a journey through time to discover the little-known facts about some of the nation's greatest military leaders such as where they ate, where they dined, and about what went on in historical hospitals of the longest military occupied town in the country.

Alexandria, VA(703) 683-3451

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All About Town, Inc.

All About Town, Inc. in Clinton offers live lectured bus and charter tours for groups anywhere from five to 500 people. Tour destinations include the White House Visitors Center, the US Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Korean Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Kennedy Gravesite, and many other sights from the view of the bus like the US Navy Memorial, Capitol Hill, Watergate, and the famous Cherry Blossom trees.

Clinton, MD(301) 856-5556

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Bi-Partisan Tour Company

Bi-Partisan Tour Company in Washington offers a range of local tours for groups of any size. The company has bus tours, bike tours, and walking tours available for students, families, or anyone wishing to learn more about the city’s history, culture, and many historical sights in a fun and engaging way. Bi-Partisan Tour Company offers fast-paced tours for those short on time wanting to get the most out of their trip to DC.

Washington, DC(202) 505-3565

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Capital Segway

Capital Segway offers Segway PT Authorized tours of DC. The use of Segways allows participants to cover three times more ground than walking. Each tour starts with a short tutorial of how to operate the Segways, and then it’s off to see more than 25 of the city’s most notable monuments, memorials, and other famous sights. Each Segway rider has a Vox device which allows him or her to hear information about the tour even while moving through noisy environments. Capital Segway has tours available in French and German upon request.

Washington, DC(202) 682-1980

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Custom Tours of DC

Custom Tours of DC is a private tour agency that specializes in custom, historically accurate tours of Washington. The business organizes unique tour itineraries for both individuals and groups. Custom Tours of DC can arrange for airport pickup, hotel stays, and can book different types of transportation for the tour. Custom Tours of DC also handles booking details for visits to attractions, dinner reservations, and any other elements the client may want to add to their personalized tour. The company is a member of The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC.

Washington, DC(202) 600-2488

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DC Ghosts

DC Ghosts is a tour company in Washington that takes participants on a guided tour of up to twelve of the most haunted places in DC. The company’s tour guides are professional storytellers who are extremely knowledgeable regarding the history of these places, the tragic events that took place there, and the legends of the ghosts that continue to haunt them.

Washington, DC(202) 810-0709

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Private DC Segway Tours

Private DC Segway Tour offers tours of Washington in small groups of six or less. The business’s tours generally take between two and three hours, depending on the pace of the group. Tours include sights such as the White House, the US Capitol, the Treasury Building, the Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Washington Monument, the city’s beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, the Botanical Gardens, and much more.

Washington, DC(703) 296-9867

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Tours for Humanity

Tours for Humanity offers personally guided walking tours and audio tours of the many attractions of DC. The company donates a portion of its profits to charities that fight ignorance, poverty, and disease. Tours for Humanity also has a mobile app that allows users to experience the city’s many great attractions on their own schedule. The business offers tours of Capitol Hill, the Arlington Cemetery, a drinking history tour, a tour of the city’s memorials and beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, and a tour of the landmarks and locations of Lincoln’s assassination.

Arlington, VA(202) 780-4544

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USA Guided Tours

USA Guided Tours in Washington offers guided bus tours, designed for day or night, where participants can experience sights such as the FDR Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Capitol Building, and many other famous DC attractions. Customers have the option of reserving private tours as well. In addition to sightseeing tours, USA Guided Tours offers airport shuttle, limo, and car services.

Washington, DC(202) 733-7376

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Vino 301 Wine Concierge

Vino 301 Wine Concierge is a business in Bowie that specializes in wine tasting events, wine tours, beer and spirits tours, and Maryland Regional tours. Their tours are all-inclusive and cover both transportation and tasting fees. The company also offers chocolate and wine tours and wine classes that teach participants about the different kinds of grapes that make various wines, how to taste wine, how to get the most information from a wine label, how to match foods to specific wines, and how to buy, serve, and store wines. Vino 301 Wine Concierge has an online store through which it sells gift certificates, t-shirts, and other merchandise. The company’s website has a calendar on it where customers can view events and their details.

Bowie, MD(301) 807-2683

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Washington DC Design Tours

DC Design Tours is a company in Washington that offers historical tours of the city that focus on architecture, design, and urban planning. The business’s walking tours take members of the group to see some the city’s most notable architectural marvels from Neoclassical to Brutalist. Tours include areas like Columbia Heights, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Embassy Row, and other well-known neighborhoods. Tour participants will learn about the architects, their stories, and the controversies surrounding the construction of their masterpieces. Customers rave about the infectious enthusiasm of the tour guides, their professionalism, and extensive education in regards to architecture.

Washington, DC(240) 229-6795

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Washington DC Tour Guide

Washington DC Tour Guide offers private sightseeing tours of DC to families, groups, and individuals. The company uses motorcoach buses and vans to escort participants to different local attractions throughout the city based on the group’s interests, be they history, politics, sports, or other passions. Washington DC Tour Guide offers language translation services in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Washington, DC(410) 453-6623

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Washington Signature Tours

Washington Signature Tours in DC has over a decade of experience in guiding tours for groups large and small with its large fleet of sedans, coach buses, vans, luxury SUVs, and trolleys. Washington Signature Tours allows clients to choose their group size, method of transportation, tour itinerary, schedule, and driver tour guide. Customers can read all about the qualifications of the company’s team of drivers and book their ideal tour on the company’s website.

Washington, DC(202) 779-4500

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Washington Walks

Washington Walks has been offering reasonably priced private and group walking tours of Washington since 1999. The company’s guides have a resided in the DC area for a collective total of more than 400 years, and all have a college education or higher. Tours by Washington Walks don’t require a reservation and always run on schedule, rain or shine. The majority of the routes used by Washington Walks are wheelchair accessible.

Washington, DC(202) 484-1565

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Wine Pro Tours

Wine Pro Tours of Arlington offers group tours and company events, as well as VIP and private tours for those looking for something more intimate. Wine Pro Tours can create a wine tour in which participants are transported in either a luxury or charter vehicle, depending on the size of the group, to destinations throughout Virginia wine country, where they will take part in private wine tastings, tours of winemaking facilities, barrel tastings, and more.

Arlington, VA(703) 209-7139

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