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U.S. Air Force Memorial Tours

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U.S. Air Force Memorial
Officially dedicated on Oct. 14, 2006, by President George W. Bush, himself a former pilot with the Texas National Guard, the U.S. Air Force Memorial is one of the newest memorials in the Washington area. 
 
Built to honor the men and women who serve and sacrifice for the U.S. Air Force, architect James Ingo Freed designed the formidable three-spire monument to depict the contrails of three Air Force Thunderbirds, flying in the missing-man formation traditionally reserved for Air Force Funerals. 
 
Two granite inscription walls are located at opposite ends of the monument’s central lawn. The Air Force’s three key values ("integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do") and other meaningful quotes are engraved on the south wall, while the north wall lists the Air Force’s Medal of Honor recipients.
 
More than 30,000 people attended President Bush’s keynote address, and it has been an equally popular venue ever since. More than 200,000 people visit the monument annually, and it also hosts roughly 200 special events each year, ranging from commemorative ceremonies to weddings. The United States Air Force Band plays free concerts on Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout the summer.

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The U.S. Air Force Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia, on the grounds of Fort Myer. It’s just a few minutes' walk to other nearby attractions, including the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery.  
Address: One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Hours: Open daily except Christmas Day. April 1 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 1 - March 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.42
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this guided, small-group sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a Dodge Sprinter van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous monuments and memorials, featuring the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and many other landmark locations. A variety of lunch options (own expense) will be made available.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous memorials around Washington, DC on this sightseeing tour. At Arlington National, witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then stop at famous landmark locations like the Marine Corps War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. Additionally, see the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more—even the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.74
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4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

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Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$427.68
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Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour

Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour

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Discover the best of Washington DC on this half-day bus tour. Your guide takes you to some of the U.S. national capital’s most famous spots, such as the WWII Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the White House. Make stops to explore the major landmarks and take pictures, while your guide fills you in on the history behind each place.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.62
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

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Delve into the nation’s military history with a twenty-year Navy veteran as your guide on a private tour. Choose from an extensive list of museums, monuments, memorials, battlefields, cemeteries, and even the Pentagon (90 day advanced notice required) on an exclusive tour of Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Get unmatched insights and history and spend the day walking through the pages of a real life history book.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.69
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Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van

Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van

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Experience the beauty and the history of Washington, DC during this private tour that makes stops at Arlington National Cemetery and other iconic war memorials. See the changing of the guards at the Tombs of the Unknowns, visit the family gravesite of President JFK and more with this memorable private tour by van.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$369.87
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$369.87
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Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Washington D.C.’s most important destinations with a fully-customizable, 4 or 5-hour private sightseeing tour for your group of 6 to 14 people. Work with an experienced guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests, and visit the city’s landmarks, memorials and museums. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off within the D.C. beltway and beyond in a comfortable minibus. Finish your tour with return transfer to your hotel, or make the most of your time in the capital by heading directly to one of the D.C. airports.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

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Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

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Washington, D.C.’s rich and storied history runs the gamut of political intrigue, scandals, murders, and some of the greatest moments in U.S. history. This fully narrated tour combines walking and driving to major sites like the White House, the Pentagon FBI building, and the National Archives. Guides narrate the stops as you travel, and the tour is available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or English.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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Day time tour and Evening Night Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

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You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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5 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

5 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$537.27
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"SHINING CITY" PRIVATE TOUR (3 Hour Evening Tour)

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The Shining City Tour is an after-dark tour of the lights and radiance of Washington, D.C. Aptly called the “Shining City,” Pierre L’Enfant drew his inspiration for the design and layout of Washington, D.C. from the city of Paris, which is called the “City of Lights.” Our nation’s capitol is a beautiful representation of the principles of freedom our nation was founded on and to which it holds today.
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  • 3 hours
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$657.54
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"HEROES OF FREEDOM" PRIVATE TOUR (4 Hour Military Tribute)

It has often been said and is an undeniable truth that “freedom is not free.” It is fitting for we who enjoy this freedom to honor those who sacrificed to obtain and preserve it. Join us for a profound and inspiring view of our American Armed Forces. See the losses they have suffered as well as the victories they have won as they have fought to preserve liberty throughout the ages of our nation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$657.54
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Private Town Car DC Tour

Private Town Car DC Tour

Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This Town Car Tour is for up to 4 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$383.57
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Private SUV DC Tour

Private SUV DC Tour

Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This SUV Tour is for up to 7 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$437.27
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Stretch Limo private DC Tours

Stretch Limo private DC Tours

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Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This Stretch Limo Tour is for up to 14 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$437.27
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$437.27
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Private Hummer Limo DC Tours

Private Hummer Limo DC Tours

Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This Hummer Limo Tour is for up to 15 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$854.80
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Private Mercedes Sprinter Van DC Tours

Private Mercedes Sprinter Van DC Tours

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Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This Mercedes Van Tour is for up to 14 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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$499.00
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Private Executive mini bus DC Tours

Private Executive mini bus DC Tours

Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This Executive mini bus tours is for up to 32 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$865.76
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Private Mercedes Sprinter Van DC Tour

Private Mercedes Sprinter Van DC Tour

Looking for Washington DC private tours? Explore DC with World’s Five Star Limo Service. This Mercedes Van Tour is for up to 14 people. We provide pick up and drop off at any desired place in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Distinguish customer service, modified limos and reliability shape our Tour Quality. Capture yourself in front of most of the historical buildings in the shortest possible time.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$546.85
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$546.85
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Day Tour of Arlington Virginia

Day Tour of Arlington Virginia

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Explore the monuments and memorials of Arlington, Virginia, on a 5-hour, guided tour including the Arlington National Cemetery. See moving tributes to the United States Marines and Air Force, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and the Robert E. Lee Memorial at the Arlington House. Visit the most important graves at the national cemetery with time to search for the grave sites of loved ones. Pause to purchase lunch at the Pentagon Mall, then continue to the Pentagon to take in the site of the September 11th terrorist attack.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.33
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$75.33
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Private Washington DC Day or Night SUV Tour

Private Washington DC Day or Night SUV Tour

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$375.00
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$375.00
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Private Washington DC Day or Night Tour up to 11 Guests

Private Washington DC Day or Night Tour up to 11 Guests

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This Private Washington DC Tour can accommodate up to 11 and includes transportation from site to site, professional guide, and hotel pick up and drop off. During your tour, your guide share the history of the city and details for each of the sites that you choose to visit. This tour starts off heading to the East Side of the National Mall for your first stop at the United States Capitol Building (15 - 20 min stop). Then you will take the Presidential Inauguration route down Pennsylvania Avenue to your next stop White House (5 - 10 min stop). Travel to the center of the National Mall and visit the World War II Memorial (15 - 25 min stop) and the Washington Monument (10 - 20 min stop). Head over to the Tidal Basin and see the Jefferson Memorial (20 min stop) and Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial (15 min stop). Travel to the West Side of the National Mall and visit Lincoln Memorial (20 min stop), Korean War Veterans Memorial (15 min stop), and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (15 min stop).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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What are U.S. Air Force Memorial hours of operation?
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U.S. Air Force Memorial hours of operation: Open daily except Christmas Day. April 1 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 1 - March 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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