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    Capital Sites Bike Tour

    Bike and Roll DC
    Hop on your bike for a one of a kind tour of the nation's capital! Pedal along as you learn the fascinating history of the National Mall and check out the north side of the White House. Then it's time to roll up to some exciting areas just off the Mall, like the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, WWII Memorial and Washington Monument, as you take a ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Enjoy the breeze in your face as your guide gives you the inside scoop on local events and regales you with entertaining and educational facts and anecdotes about the most iconic sites in Washington, D.C.
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    Capitol Hill and Monuments Electric Cart Tour

    See Washington DC's major sites in a fun, unique way -- aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the White House, US Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Smithsonian and more. These eco-friendly, all-electric vehicles let you enjoy the fresh air while admiring great up-close views of DC's major locations and off-the-beaten-path areas. You'll also hop off your cart to explore some areas by foot. Meet at the Smithsonian Metro Stop in the morning to hop aboard your all-electric cart - a unique, fun, relaxing, and eco-friendly way to experience Washington DC. Each electric cart seats four people plus your local guide, and you'll drive in a group of three carts. Your tour starts at the Smithsonian complex and proceeds through the major monument areas. Marvel at the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, and visit the World War I Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Continue past DC's most famous icon: the White House. Be sure to have your camera ready for this portion of the ride! In Capitol Hill, DC's largest historic residential neighborhood, visit the Visitor's Center inside the US Capitol Building. You'll also stop by the Supreme Court and Library of Congress buildings. As your meander through the city, enjoy the fresh air and great up-close views aboard your open-air, eco-friendly cart. Your guide will entertain you with stories and facts about DC's history, as well as point out any festivals, exhibits, demonstrations or special events occurring along the way. Your tour ends back at the Smithsonian complex.
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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!
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    DC Evening Tour (Archives/Navy Memorial Metro)

    Bi-Partisan Tour Company
    Washington, D.C.: An important place filled with important people running the country... and a lot of walking. Sightseeing seems daunting, especially at night, and the visits to landmarks so impersonal. Lucky for you, the Epic Evening Tour not only takes away the stress of planning, but also aims to make your tour special and fascinating! As you sit back and relax on an 11-seater bus, see the capital through the lens of the human-interest stories that shaped America, provided by your personal D.C. tour guide. Over a short three and a half hours, witness the grand beauty of the U.S. Capitol Building, the World War II Memorial, the White House, and much more -- all with Bi-Partisan Tour Company's unique, fun touch.
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    Mt Vernon Independent Independent Bike Tour

    On this independent bike tour from Old Town Alexandria, enjoy views of the Potomac River as you cycle along the scenic Mt Vernon Trail to historic Mt Vernon Estate, George Washington's famous 18th-century home. Explore the stately mansion, gorgeous gardens and fascinating educational exhibits at your leisure, and hop back on your bike for your return trip back to Alexandria. This is a fun, active and scenic way to experience Mt Vernon! When you pick up your bike at the bike shop in Old Town Alexandria between 10:30am and 11am, you'll be provided with a map and easy directions on how to get to Mt Vernon. Bikes come in all sizes so you can find the right fit for the tour, once you've chosen, you're ready to ride! Take in views of the Potomac River on your easy 9-mile (14.5-km) ride along the historic Mt Vernon Trail. When you arrive at beautiful Mt Vernon Estate, George Washington's famous home, lock up your bike outside the grounds and spend time at your leisure exploring this 18th-century National Historic Landmark, which once spanned 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) and now features 500 preserved acres (202 hectares). Walk through the restored mansion and admire the stately architecture and lavish décor, and spend time wandering through the lovely gardens. Visit the farm, browse fascinating historical exhibits at the Donald W Reynolds Museum and Education Center, and stop by Washington's tomb, a memorial dedicated to the slaves who lived and worked on the estate. Have lunch at the food court (own expense) before hopping on your bike and returning 9 miles (14.5 km) along the scenic Mt Vernon Trail, arriving at the bike shop in Old Town Alexandria by 5:45pm.
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    Guided Night Tour of DC

    Take a guided evening tour of Washington DC's monuments and memorials -- majestic by day and spectacular when floodlit at night! See the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and more from the comfort of a state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach, and discover why Washington DC is considered one of the world's most beautiful cities at night. See all the major sights and monuments of Washington DC lit up for the night on this comprehensive tour of the nation's capital.While touring the city in a luxury coach, accompanied by your professional tour guide, enjoy guided photo stops at some of Washington DC's major attractions dramatically floodlit at night: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and more.Washington DC's monuments and buildings are particularly impressive when illuminated at night, so don't miss this opportunity to tour the city on a small-group evening tour!
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    Politics and Pints Tour

    Urban Adventures
    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?
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    Mt Vernon Tour

    Travel approximately 30 minutes to Mount Vernon, the home and estate of George Washington, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the nation's first president. On the 500-plus acres of the estate, explore the three-story mansion, extensive gardens and many original sites including a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a demonstration farm with an innovative 16-sided treading barn designed by Washington for threshing grain. The mansion has been restored to how it would have looked when Washington died in 1799. Some of the most notable items in the mansion include the key to the Bastille, presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette, and a swivel chair Washington used during his presidency.Also on the grounds are Washington's tomb, where George Washington and his family members are buried, a reconstructed slave cabin and a memorial to the slaves who worked at Mount Vernon. Your knowledgeable guide takes you through these sites while sharing the history of George Washington's home on the Potomac River. After seeing the highlights of Mount Vernon and having lunch (own expense) at the historical Inn Restaurant or the food court, your tour continues to Old Town Alexandria. While riding a comfortable bus, see George Washington's old haunts including Gadsby's Tavern, Ramsay House and Lee-Fendall House. You also will see the town's major attractions including Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, Spite House, Robert E Lee's House and the Torpedo Factory. When your fascinating day exploring Mount Vernon and seeing Old Town Alexandria ends, your guide returns you to your hotel.
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    Express Sightseeing Tour

    If you only have a short time in Washington DC, then this 2-hour sightseeing tour is for you. Traveling by van or minibus, see all of DC's major landmarks including the White House, the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and much more. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, and your guide will provide illuminating commentary about all the sights you see. See DC's most iconic landmarks including the US Capitol Building, the White House, the Library of Congress, the Washington Monument and the Supreme Court. You'll also catch views of famous memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) and the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial. Opt for a late evening tour of the city and admire the glowing lights of the monuments and memorials. Throughout your ride, your expert guide will offer interesting and informative commentary about the sights you see, including their historical significance, and will answer any questions you have. Your tour ends with drop-off at your downtown Washington DC hotel or your preferred location.
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    Monuments by Night

    Urban Adventures
    Ready to test your night-photography skills and see some jaw-dropping views while learning the history of the United States through the National Mall? Hop on an all-electric Red Roadster and get ready for the ride of your vacation! You’ll start the tour at the Smithsonian metro station, where your guide will take you back in time to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on your own. As you work your way through the Smithsonian complex, your guides will regale you with stories behind our amazing museums and help you choose which ones you will visit during your stay. Next you’ll see the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Afterwards, you’ll be able to wander through the FDR and MLK memorials and enjoy a stroll along the jaw-dropping Tidal Basin at sunset. Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials to the Lincoln Memorial, where you will be blown away by views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark. You’ll be entertained by stories of the city’s history, statues, and famous buildings on your way to the White House, where you’ll see possibly the most iconic American structure. Continue on towards Capitol Hill to be astounded by the Capitol Building.
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