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Washington DC Chinatown Tours

Washington DC Chinatown
An iconic Chinese Gate called the Friendship Arch greets visitors as they enter Chinatown, a historic neighborhood near downtown Washington DC. Chinatown has about 20 Chinese and Asian restaurants, some of which are well known and loved. Chinatown Express, for example, makes homemade noodles daily. Patrons and passersby pause to watch the proprietors cut and cook the noodles through a glass window. An annual Chinese New Year’s parade is held in Chinatown every year; it’s the most famous event in the neighborhood.

Today, Chinatown is primarily known as a commercial shopping and entertainment neighborhood. New condo buildings give way to mid-range clothing stores like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. The Verizon Center – the largest arena in DC – by and far draws the most crowds to Chinatown. The Verizon Center is home to the Washington Wizards basketball team, the Washington Capitals hockey team, and the Georgetown University men’s basketball team. World-famous artists play concerts in the arena throughout the year. There are also many excellent restaurants in Chinatown that have been made famous by their celebrity chefs – such as Mike Isabella and Richard Sandoval.

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Chinatown’s Friendship Arch is located at 7th and H Streets Northwest. The neighborhood borders Penn Quarter, an arts and entertainment district with an ever-evolving restaurant scene. Although there are a variety of Chinese and Asian restaurants, Washington DC’s Chinatown is better known for its entertainment, shopping, and non-Asian dining scene. 
Address: Chinatown, Washington DC, USA
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Washington DC Chinatown

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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

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Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions—like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Depending upon your interest, select a silver, gold, or platinum pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

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Explore Washington DC's must-see sights on a fun pedicab ride. Your informative guide will pedal you past some of the capital city's must-see sights. See the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument at the National Mall. Pass by the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Chinatown, the National Archives Building and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Play some trivia games with your guide and small group of fellow travelers for the chance to win a prize.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.69
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$100.69

Washington DC: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies Walking Tour (Small Group)

Washington DC: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies Walking Tour (Small Group)

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Cocktails have been a part of U.S. history since George Washington ran his own Mount Vernon distillery. In the heart of downtown DC, your guide gives you insider access to the city’s best bars, from a rooftop pub with views of the capital to a Prohibition-era speakeasy often missed by visitors. The evening includes light snacks, one complimentary drink, and a cocktail-making demonstration.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.25
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$73.25
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Washington DC BYOB Tour by Pedicab

Washington DC BYOB Tour by Pedicab

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 (or take your tastings to go), and then sit back and enjoy your pedicab ride. Your driver-guide pedals you through Chinatown and the Federal Triangle, as well as past key sights such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Friendship Arch and Ford Theatre. This small-group tour is limited to 9 people or fewer.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.96
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$110.96

DC Tour with Wine on a Rickshaw

DC Tour with Wine on a Rickshaw

Hop aboard a rickshaw (also known as a pedicab) for a 40-minute whirlwind tour of D.C.'s highlights. Bring your own wine or beer (ages 21 and older) and sit back while your guide pedals and narrates the sites. Areas covered include Penn Quarter, Chinatown, and Metro Center areas.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.70
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Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour at night with private driver and guide

Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour at night with private driver and guide

Enjoy this half day tour with your own private driver and official tour guide and explore the vibrant city of Washington D.C at night. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and nicest spots in this wonderful city. Take a picture and enjoy a view of the White House at night, cross the street and walk through the park where most of the political protests take place in DC. Learn about the history of United States government in your visit to the Capitol Visitor Center. Get to know the most important landmarks in Washington DC when you visit all the monuments and memorials distributed around the city. Once we start the tour we offer you to visit, amongst other sites: Lincoln Memorial US Navy Memorial Martin Luther King Memorial World War II Korean Memorial Washington Monument Federal Triangle/Downtown Chinatown The White House The United States Capitol The Library of Congress - 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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$566.77
Price varies by group size
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$566.77
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour with private driver and guide

Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour with private driver and guide

Enjoy this half day tour with your own private driver and official tour guide and explore the vibrant city of Washington D.C. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and nicest spots in this wonderful city. Take a picture and enjoy a view of the White House, cross the street and walk through the park where most of the political protests take place in DC. Learn about the history of United States government in your visit to the Capitol Visitor Center. Get to know the most important landmarks in Washington DC when you visit all the monuments and memorials distributed around the city. Once we start the tour we offer you to visit, amongst other sites: Lincoln Memorial US Navy Memorial Martin Luther King Memorial World War II Korean Memorial Washington Monument Federal Triangle/Downtown Chinatown The White House The United States Capitol The Library of Congress - 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
From
$566.77
Price varies by group size
From
$566.77
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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