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    U.S. Capitol Building & Hill Walking Tour

    Strut through Capitol Hill on this 2.5 walking tour with someone who knows where they are going AND can fill you in on facts, history and cool tid-bits along the way. On this tour, you’ll start at Union city, go through all of the Monuments and Memorials, the Library of Congress and Supreme Court buildings. Get treated like the VIP you are with the reserved access to the Capitol Building so that you can skip the line.
    U.S. Capitol Building & Hill Walking Tour

    Union Station, Washington

    • Walking tour through Capitol Hill
    • Visit all the Monuments and Memorials
    • See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court Buildings
    • Be a V.I.P and cut the line to the Capitol Building
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    Gettysburg Battlefield Day Trip

    Gettysburg. Glorious field of battle, or heart-rending calamity? Here's a tour that covers all the right bullet points. Or, musket balls, in this case. Get the goods on the Civil War's bloodiest confrontation over the course of nine hours of educational explorations. Traipse alongside a knowledgeable Civil War guru, and enjoy startling fun facts, deep insights, and friendly repartee. Learn about the legends of the battlefield, the brilliant maneuvers, and the tactical mistakes. Review artifacts at the museum, and walk inside a dazzling cyclorama depicting Gettysburg's final three days. Stroll through fields of battle where thousands of soldiers fell for equality, home and country. Lose yourself in moments of meditation and remembrance. Don't forget to bring a camera. And a hanky.
    Gettysburg Battlefield Day Trip

    436 11th St NW, Washington

    • Explore the Civil War's most famous battlefield with a knowledgeable host
    • Visit the Gettysburg museum, cyclorama, and its famous fronts
    • Enjoy insights into the battles and most prominent figures
    • Treat yourself to a moving, educational, and hassle-free Gettysburg experience
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    Capitol Hill Walking Tour

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    A trip to DC would simply be incomplete without a visit to the seat of our legislative and judicial branches! "Jenkins Hill" was thought to be an ideal location to build our nation's Congress House. And as our government holdings and staff expanded, the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, the Supreme Court Building, and Congressional office buildings were built, too. Enjoy up-close views of these stunning architectural feats as your expert local guide entertains you with stories and facts about the history behind each structure. Learn to appreciate DC in a whole new light, and don't forget to bring your camera!
    Capitol Hill Walking Tour

    299 First St NE, Washington

    • Complete your DC experience with a guided walking tour of Capitol Hill and the nation's most iconic buildings
    • See the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, the Supreme Court Building, and Congressional office buildings
    • Learn the fascinating stories behind each structure from your expert local guide
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    Lincoln Assassination Tour

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    Journey back in time with your expert local guide to learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of the 16th U.S. president has fascinated Americans and foreigners for nearly 150 years. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets, and see the buildings where this great drama played out. Pass by the White House, U.S. Treasury, the site of Vice President Johnson's Hotel, the Star Saloon, and the Ford Theater to relive the tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever.
    Lincoln Assassination Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Take a tour that will let you relive a tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever
    • Experience the mystery, intrigue and conspiracy surrounding the assassination of the 16th U.S. president
    • Follow your expert local guide to the White House, Ford Theater, and other locations where the events played out
    • Learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government
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    Small Group National Gallery of Art Tour

    On this small-group art tour limited to six people, see some of the most outstanding works in the history of Western art - works cited repeatedly as the pinnacles of beauty and talent. As you follow your art historian/ expert guide through the National Gallery of Art's West Building in Washington DC, admire everything from 17th-century Dutch and Flemish still lifes and portraits to boxing rings and gritty urban settings created by American realists of the 19th century. The Gallery's West building is home to many famous works of art, such as the only Leonardo da Vinci piece in the Americas - Ginevra de' Benci or Claude Monet's The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil.

    Touring the gallery with an art historian/ expert guide provides you with unique perspectives on the art, as well as an understanding about what it takes to create a national collection and how this collection has evolved over 70 years. Learn about the philanthropy of the arts in the early 20th century, and see portraits of the gallery's earliest benefactors. These generous individuals had vision - the vision to bring to the United States a prominent collection comparable to other national collections at the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London. Decide for yourself if that vision was achieved!
    Small Group National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th and Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC

    • See the National Gallery of Art on a small group tour led by an art historian
    • Enjoy works by artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Jan van Eyck and J.M.W. Turner
    • Find masterpieces and discover hidden gems throughout this wonderful gallery
    • Learn how the collection has evolved during its over 70 year existence
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    Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Tour

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    Just outside of the original city plan drawn up by Pierre L'Enfant, Dupont Circle would become Washington D.C.'s social center. In time, these beautiful structures would attract foreign embassies who helped revive and retain the cultural and social fabric of the area. On this entertaining and enlightening walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle, you'll learn all about the people and forces that have turned this district into one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city and the center of the foreign diplomatic community. As you pass by significant locations such as the Kalorama Neighborhood, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Cosmos Club, and the Society of Cincinnati, your expert local guide will entertain you with stories of wealth, power, intrigue, scandals, curses and political assassinations that have transpired here. Cover the Embassies of Ireland, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Egypt as you take a walk around the figurative world and see the international side of the nation's capital city!
    Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Tour

    Dupont Circle, Washington

    • Enjoy an entertaining and enlightening walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle
    • Learn about those who turned this district into a center for the foreign diplomatic community
    • See the Embassies of Ireland, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Egypt
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    Politics and Pints Tour

    Trying to wrap your head around the American political system? We admire your courage! Get the inside scoop on the origins of the nation's capital during this walking tour of DC's oldest residential neighborhood! Traipse alongside a knowledgeable local guide, and enjoy anecdotes tied to the birth of the American politics. Check out the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. Partake in discussion about the current system, and broaden your perspective. To break things up, you'll also check out various local shops and eateries, and finish up with a drink at the famed Barrack's Row! Who knew politics could be so intoxicating?
    Politics and Pints Tour

    713 8th St. SE, Washington

    • Get in touch with D.C. history during a walking tour around its oldest neighborhood
    • Learn about the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress
    • Visits shops and eateries, and finish up with a drink at Barrack's Pub
    • Treat yourself to an informative social stroll
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    Historic Georgetown Tour

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    Georgetown's shady lanes and cobblestone streets reflect a different side of the Capital than what you're probably familiar with. It is Washington's genteel, southern side where Presidents lived when they were just Congressmen, where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top, and where historic churches still offer services. While no visit to a pre-revolutionary town is complete without a few scary stories to give you goose bumps, this Historic Georgetown walking tour focuses on the houses and sites of a town that still invokes the image of refinement and class after 300 years. Enjoy commentary from your expert local guide as you pass by notable locations like the Old Stone House Kennedy Homes, Martin's Tavern, Georgetown University, and Tudor Place Mansion. Explore the diverse architecture and history of this city older than D.C. itself!
    Historic Georgetown Tour

    31st and K St NW, Washington

    • Explore Georgetown's shady lanes and cobblestone streets that reflect a different side of the Capital
    • Enjoy commentary from your expert local guide as you pass by notable locations like the Old Stone House Kennedy Homes
    • See the real locations where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top
    • Hear scary stories about this pre-revolutionary town
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    America's Collection: National Gallery of Art Tour

    Now join us for the pledge of allegiance. Please stand and put your hand over your art... You got that right! Your art! The nation's capital is typically thought of as a world of economics and politics -- but it has an artsy side too! Come check out America's Collection of beautiful pieces on this incredible tour! Explore the National Portrait Gallery and weave your way through time and space as you view works from all across the globe. During the tour you'll see works from 13th Century Italy, 17th Century Netherlands, 18th Century France, and much more! Your educated tour guide will shed light on the significance and cultural context of the pieces, and be able to answer any questions you might have. It's time to paint the town -- oh wait, these artists already did!
    America's Collection: National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • Visit the National Portrait Gallery, the nation's own art collection established in 1941
    • Learn about the history of European, Asian, and American art, the development of the nation's art school, and the role of art in American culture
    • Discuss aesthetics and trends in art, and the ideas and concepts portrayed through paintings
    • See paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from all over the world!
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    Embassy Row Walking Tour

    Where do D.C.'s diplomats lay their heads? Get the details on some of city's most beautiful residences during this 2-hour walking tour! Once the homes of 19th-century nouveau-riche, these houses are now the elegant abodes of ambassadors from around the world. You'll learn about the history of Embassy Row from a knowledgeable local guide as you walk, beginning in Dupont Circle. You'll walk approximately 1.5 miles, heading up Massachusetts Avenue (Embassy Row), before turning onto R Street at Sheridan Circle, and concluding at the Phillips Collection Museum (admission not included). In addition to fascinating historical accounts, your guide will point out architectural examples and oddities, making this an all-around "constructive" experience for the D.C. newcomer!
    Embassy Row Walking Tour

    Dupont Circle, Washington

    • Get to know the Dupont Circle, Embassy Row, and Sheridan Circle during a 2-hour tour
    • Learn about the history of the massive mansions built along Massachusetts Avenue
    • Find out what ambassadors live where, with help from a knowledgeable local guide
    • Enjoy a small group size perfect for a personable and educational experience
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