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    Historic U Street & Shaw Food Tour

    What's a foodie to do in D.C.? Sample the city's tastier side during this 3-hour walking tour! Centered around the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, you'll enjoy an inside look at the burgeoning food culture of these suddenly very hip destinations. Altogether, you'll visit six different food locations, enjoying mouthwatering samples, and learning about the local food culture from your guide. While the itinerary is subject to change, your tour typically begins with a meet up at Ben's Next Door, where you'll sample some delicious chili. Afterward, you'll make your way to Eatonville for southern cuisine, Fast Gourmet for some innovative bites, and Etete for Ethiopian dish samples. You'll finish up with a trip to Compass Coffee for a peek at the city's current coffee climate, and Calabash Tea & Tonic for handmade teas and dessert! Altogether, you'll walk for approximately 2 miles, stopping at each restaurant for about 20 minutes. This tour should give you quite a bit to chew on!
    Historic U Street & Shaw Food Tour

    1213 U St NW, Washington

    • Get to know the rising food scene of the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, with visits to six eateries
    • Try a range of bites including chilli, Ethiopian food, and southern cuisine
    • Learn about D.C. coffee culture at Compass Coffee and visit Tea & Tonic for handmade tea
    • Travel alongside a knowledgeable local and fellow foodie for an insightful perspective
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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.
    Mt Vernon Independent Independent Bike Tour

    Old Town Alexandria, Washington DC

    • Spend a day biking the trail to George Washington's scenic Mount Vernon estate
    • Stop for lunch at the food court and bike back to Old Town Alexandria
    • End the day feeling like you have gotten to see many important historical areas
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    Monuments by Night Trolley Tour

    Onboard your trolley, you'll see 100 of Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The trolley also makes night-time stops at the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veteran's Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial, allowing you to see these impressive monuments floodlit by night. As you pass by these infamous landmarks, your guide will provide entertaining anecdotes and historical information about the sights, along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories about the spirits who haunt the nation's capital.
    Monuments by Night Trolley Tour

    Union Station, Washington DC

    • Enjoy a moonlit trolley tour and explore 100 of D.C.'s most popular points of interest at night
    • See places like the Capitol Building, the White House, and the Jefferson Memorial
    • Embrace your guide's witty anecdotes and shared historical information about the sites
    • Hear ghost stories and other strange tales you wouldn't expect to hear at our capital
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    Guided Night Tour of DC

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    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!
    Guided Night Tour of DC

    1155 F St NW, Washington DC

    • Board a luxury 30-passenger coach bus for a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.
    • Explore the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial
    • See all the major D.C. locations lit up at night
    • Take all the amazing pictures you can at these memorable and historic places
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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

    900-998 31st 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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    Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab

    This unique tour by pedicab lets you taste Washington DC's finest wines, Champagne or liquors while seeing some of the city's most famous historic and cultural attractions. Sip a variety of top-notch, international wines or liquors at Central Wines, a classy wine, beer and spirits shop in the lively Penn Quarter District, and sit back and enjoy the ride as your guide takes you past sights like Ford Theatre, the Friendship Arch and the National Portrait Gallery, and through Chinatown, the Federal Triangle and more. Enjoy your tastings at the venue first or take them on the go while cruising through the city! Depending on the day, you may try wines from Spain and Argentina -- three whites and three reds -- or sample the specially selected liquors of the day. After about 15 minutes at Central Liquors, hop aboard a pedicab and let your guide take you on a 40-minute tour of Washington DC. Sit back, relax and enjoy unobstructed views of DC as you journey effortlessly through the city streets. Delve into the history of Abraham Lincoln's infamous assassination as you pass the Old Mary Surrat House, where conspirators stayed during the planning of his murder. See Ford Theatre, where Lincoln was shot, and the Peterson House where he died. Then pass through the alley that John Wilkes Booth escaped through on horseback. You'll also see the National Portrait Gallery, a historic art museum that's part of the Smithsonian Institution. Other cultural attractions include the International Spy Museum and the world-famous Madam Tussauds wax museum. At the end of your tour, your guide will drop you off at the metro station of your choice so you can continue exploring on your own.
    Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab

    Downtown, Washington DC

    • Taste Washington, D.C.'s finest wines on a convenient pedicab ride while seeing some of the city's most famous sites
    • Work your way through top-notch wines, champagnes, and liquors in the vibrant Penn Quarter District of Washington D.C.
    • Pass under the Friendship Arch, and see the Verizon Center, Chinatown, and the Federal Triangle
    • End the tour at the metro station of your choice so you can continue exploring on your own
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    Museum Photo Tour

    Calling all aspiring shutterbugs and cultural explorers! Improve your photography skills and get a tour of some of DC's greatest museums in M.J. Love's DC Museum Tour. You'll see some of the most amazing museums in the world, like the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and learn how to take killer pictures in them. A professional photographer, will teach you how to best take advantage of light, focus and composition, regardless of the camera you bring with you. If you've never been able to get those picture perfect postcard photos, now's your chance!
    Museum Photo Tour

    3101 Naylor Rd SE, Washington

    • Enjoy a unique photo walking tour of DC's fantastic museums
    • Develop your photography skills as you tour the nation's capital
    • Learn the ropes from a professional photographer
    • Open to all skill levels and all camera types
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    Foodie Walking Tour

    Unlike many major American cities, Washington DC doesn't have an official Little Italy. You're probably not happy about this. No disagreement here. However, this fair city is still home to some of the world's best Italian food, you just have to know where to look. On this walking tour you'll be led by an energetic, knowledgeable guide around the city on an historic sightseeing tour, stopping along the way at some of the area's most unique and delicious restaurants for tastings. Between tastings, you'll explore the popular Dupont Circle neighborhood, learning about its rich cultural and architectural history along the way. See? All hope is not lost for you Italian food lovers.
    Foodie Walking Tour

    Dupont Cir NW, Washinton

    • Enjoy a guided walking tour of some of Washington DC's best Italian Food
    • Try various samples of food from each restaurant and discover your favorites
    • Learn about the history and architecture that created the Dupont Circle neighborhood
    • Appreciate the rich culture of the area and understand its significance
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    DC National Gallery of Art Tour

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    Deconstruct your understanding of what an art tour ought to be. This romp through the National Gallery of Art will take all notions of sophistication, and distort them like a fragmented, non-rectilinear shape. You'll be introduced to some of the most famous pieces of gallery art in the world alongside a guide who is equal parts insight and whimsy. That means interaction, a lot of gossip, and a pace that doesn't give you time to rub your chin thoughtfully while pretending to be lost in thought. You'll play games along the way, acting out paintings, and maybe participating in a scavenger hunt. The tour is littered with facts and stories about the paintings and their artists, stripping away all of the pretension and getting to know them in a more human light. Finally, an art tour with some color.
    DC National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • Explore the National Gallery of Art on an unorthodox tour filled with humor and games
    • Get to know some of the most revered works of art and artists the world has ever known
    • Learn from a highly knowledgeable guide who will keep you laughing and moving at the same time
    • Expand your appreciation and understanding of art, while letting your eccentric side out to play
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