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Capitol Hill Tours

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Capitol Hill
There’s much more to Capitol Hill than the US Capitol building that stands atop it. It is both the heart of the American government and a vibrant neighborhood at the geographic center of Washington D.C. From the Capitol Grounds—a lush landscape of sweeping lawns and more than 4,000 trees—to the Capitol Reflecting Pool and Congressional office buildings, there is much to see and do on the Hill. 

The Basics
Capitol Hill is home many historically and politically important building monuments, including the Supreme Court building, three Library of Congress buildings, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre. While you can visit these sights on your own, a Capitol Hill tour is a great way to gain context and delve deep into American history. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see Congress in session. For a bit less traditional Hill experience, you can take a guided ghost tour—legend has it that the Capitol is haunted!

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You must reserve tickets to the Capitol Building interior in advance. 
  • Bars and restaurants are sprinkled throughout the Hill, especially in the Atlas District, along H Street NE.
  • Though most of Capitol Hill is walkable, you can cover more ground on a bike, Segway, or electric cart tour.
  • The US Capitol Visitors Center and information desk is a great place to start your visit.
  • The Capitol Hill area, including the Capitol Building, is kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Smack in the middle of Washington D.C., Capitol Hill stretches north, south, and east from the US Capitol and the National Mall. East Capitol Street is the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, running east through Lincoln Park until it reaches the Armory and RFK Stadium. The area is easily accessible on foot and by all forms of public transportation; driving is more difficult due to limited parking.

When to Get There
Capitol Hill is buzzing with activity both day and night. September to November and March to May are thought to be the best times of year to visit Washington D.C., when temperatures are mild and comfortable. The Hill is particularly lovely in cherry blossom season—generally in early April.

Touring the Capitol Hill Neighborhood
As you head east from the storied steps of the Capitol, the neighborhood turns into a lovely tangle of residential brownstone row houses shaded by big, elderly trees often teeming with gray squirrels. The center of gravity on the Hill is the Eastern Market. This covered bazaar and the surrounding blocks showcase local food, outsider art, handmade crafts, and a general bohemian vibe. It’s the place to be seen on weekends with families and friends. 
Address: Capitol Plaza, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., USA
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Castle to Capitol: Museums of the National Mall Walking TourArchitecture Tours

Castle to Capitol: Museums of the National Mall Walking Tour

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Take a stroll along America’s ‘front yard’ during this guided, small-group walking tour of the museums of the National Mall in Washington, DC. Go on a walk on the east side of the National Mall, between the United States Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, with a historian guide, and learn about the design and stories behind each museum. This tour also includes admission to the Smithsonian Castle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Haunted Capitol Walking TourHistorical Tours

Washington DC Haunted Capitol Walking Tour

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There's a long and haunted history behind one of America's most notable buildings, as the US Capitol is one of Washington DC's most haunted spots. Hear the tales of political tragedy and local superstition, and gain spooky insight into some of the Capitol's little-known, little-told secrets. Led by a professional tour guide and actor, this tour will help you see the Capitol in an unknown—and undead—light.
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  • 2 hours
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Tour of the Capitol Building and the National Archives Bus Tours

Tour of the Capitol Building and the National Archives

Efficient and affordable private custom tours. High end luxury service includes a professional tour guide, professional driver and a luxury vehicle.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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City Sights on City BikesMountain Bike Tours

City Sights on City Bikes

The ultimate urban adventure! See D.C. like a local in the most personal way. D.C. is flush with some great city bikeshare bikes. Sure, they are a bit heavier but once you get rolling you barely notice as their wide tires smooth out rough patches of pavement. We can explore some of D.C.’s remarkable urban fabric, cool neighborhoods and even check out the major monuments, National Mall, White House and or Capitol Building. I’ll bring helmets and gear to make the experience even more safe and fun. Depending on availability, we can also use electric assist bikeshare bikes.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Customized DC Sights Biking TourMountain Bike Tours

Private Customized DC Sights Biking Tour

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Experience Washington, DC’s landmarks, museums, and monuments on a three-hour private cycling tour. Your expert guide knows the best bike routes to insure a great day out, and combines historical insights about top DC spots with plenty of opportunities to stop and explore along the way. See the White House, Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorial and more. This tour is ideal for any fitness or experience level and offers visitors a way to see the sights in a relaxed, personalized way. Bike rentals can be arranged at an additional cost.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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DC with LornaBus Tours

DC with Lorna

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Discover the city with one of the best Tour Guides in town! Lorna will be your Driver and Guide. She will take you to the main sights of the city giving you the history all the way. All tours may be customized and are family style.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best 4 Hour DC TourHalf-day Tours

Best 4 Hour DC Tour

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Best Guided Tour of Washington D.C. We pick you up at your hotel, train station, airport, or any address inside the District. Our driver guide will take you to the most popular sites around the city and give you the history every step of the way! You will have the chance to get off the vehicle so that you can visit and take your photos. Our driver will stay close so that you can just hop back in and go to your next site. Tours are in a comfortable mini van which seats up to 5 people. Our tours are family style, so when you are here, you are family!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Stuck at the Airport Washington DC TourBus Tours

Stuck at the Airport Washington DC Tour

Are you stuck in the airport on your layover? Then get a private tour of Washington DC! This is perfect if you have 1, or 4 hours of free time between your flights. • We pick you up at either DCA or IAD Airport • Our driver/guide will drive you to Washington D.C. and give you a tour to the main locations of the city • Your Tour Guide will give you the history every step of the way. • After the Tour we drive you back to the airport Tours are in a comfortable mini van which seats up to 5 people. Our tours are family style, so when you are here, you are family!
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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Washington DC iconic sights and monuments Half-day Tours

Washington DC iconic sights and monuments

Our hand crafted itineraries lay out a paced and logical format to sightseeing in Washington, D.C. Everyone has something unique they want to see or to do on their Washington, D.C. visit. We organize our itineraries by themes making them easy to search. We also customize our tour to the needs of our travelers
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Rides & Tours on the National Mall Private Sightseeing Tours

Rides & Tours on the National Mall

This is a private tour in the open. If you like the outdoors, this is for you. The tour will be designed for you.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Day time tour and Evening Night TourHalf-day Tours

Day time tour and Evening Night Tour

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What makes this private tour unique is that will covered almost all the memorials sites and makes stops as we go. Sometimes we allowed the travelers to choose which sites they want to see and those that they did not really care about. And because of the walking distance to some of the sites travelers also choose to skip some of the sites. In this case we don't impose anything on the travelers, we give them the opportunities to choose must see sites for them; and we're flexible in this direction. This flexibilities we have available is what they cannot enjoy with other tour companies in Washington DC. Rather they choose what they want you to see as the travelers.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

6 hour in DC Half-day Tours

6 hour in DC

We will show you all the site in Washington DC . We have professional driver and guide they do this a very day and they have a lot of experience they will take you to all corner of the city.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Washington DC Guided ToursBus Tours

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Washington DC Guided Tours

The Best Washington DC Private Tour is fully customizable and can range from 4hrs to multiple days. This tour includes a premium vehicle(s) of your choice, dedicated professional chauffeur(s), and the best accredited tour guide available. Enjoy access to a number of DC's most intriguing museums and iconic historical sites. We are committed to providing an enriching once in a life time experience in our nation's capital city.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,250.00
$125.00 savings
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.Day Trips

DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

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Explore Washington DC's highlights without getting lost on this hop-on hop-off tour, a great choice for first-time visitors. See the places that shaped American history, including the Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington National Cemetery. Bluetooth earpieces are provided, so you are free to roam the sites without missing a word of your guide’s commentary.
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  • 6 hours
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Explore DC Guided Day Tour 6hrs - Hotel Pick up/Drop off & Earpieces.Day Trips

Explore DC Guided Day Tour 6hrs - Hotel Pick up/Drop off & Earpieces.

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This tour highlights the best attractions in Washington DC. River cruise ticket is included. We add to your experience by using Earpiece technology that takes sightseeing to the next level, so it makes it more exclusive and private. We also use Audio/Visual technology during the tour which is why kids and families love this interactive tour. Refreshments and light snack will be served for free! So, climb aboard to our comfortable transportation and make this experience worthwhile in our nation’s capital. So much fun!.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Guided Walking Tour of Capitol Building in Washington DCHistorical Tours

Guided Walking Tour of Capitol Building in Washington DC

This a unique experience at the capitol building with an expert tour guide to disvover the most important and architecturally impressive buildings in the United States,
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Washington DC Twilight TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Twilight Tour

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC when the sun gets low in the sky, and the pale orange glow of evening twilight begins to change into night. On this twilight Washington DC open top double-decker bus tour, grab your camera and hop on board to tour America's capital, as we cruise by bus around the memorials, monuments, and US Capitol. You'll also have time to snap a photo while standing outside the White House, and pay your respects at war memorials from Korea and World War II.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour in Washington with official tour guideHalf-day Tours

Private 3-hour Walking Tour in Washington with official tour guide

During your 3 hour private tour you will discover some of the most emblematic sites of Washington with your local expert. You will learn about the history of United States government in your visit to the Capitol Visitor Center and get dazzled by the architectural masterpiece in the Library of Congress next to your private official tour guide. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour from New York to Washington by train with official guideHalf-day Tours

Private Tour from New York to Washington by train with official guide

You will take the fast train from Pensilvania Station in New York towards Washington. Once in Washington, you will meet your official tour guide in the train station. During your 4 hour private tour you will discover some of the most emblematic sites of Washington with your local expert. You will learn about the history of United States government in your visit to the Capitol Visitor Center and get dazzled by the architectural masterpiece in the Library of Congress next to your private official tour guide. At the end of the tour, your private guide will take you back to Union Station in Washington so you can take your train back to New York. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures