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Best Local Tour Guides in Washington DC
2021

Why These Local Tour Guides?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

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 20735

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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 20036

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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 20500

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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 22216

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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 20008

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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 20005

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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 20024

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