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The 48 hour hop on hop off was great for our family. After 3 days of walking the Mall sites, we were able to see some of the sites not on the mall like Arlington, Georgetown, and the National Cathedral. We were also able to combine walking and hopping to maximize our time and our kids (12 and 10) cooperation with all of the sightseeing. We would recommend this tour.
Our tour was absolutely fantastic. The operators were very interesting and lively with their descriptions of Washington and who contributed to the history of our country.
We were unable to take the trolley to Georgetown or Arlington cemetery because we just did not have the time to do so. But the whole circuit seemed comprehensive of the whole D.C. scene. We appreciated the fact that the trolleys were punctual; we never had to wait long for one. The stops were also near the sites. All in all we would recommend this tour to anyone who wants something original.
The accessibility to getting tickets made us waste a lot of time - ony 2 places to have vouchers validated. Also, the stops are not all marked,e.g. at Mayfair there were no signs at all. Also, the trolley was so noisy going through Georgetown that we were unable to hear the commentary. Also, we waited for 1 1/2 hours for a trolley at the Aviation Museum, not realising that we had been dropped off at a different side to where the pick-up was and as, there had been no signs at the Mayfair, we tought there were no signs anywhere.
Somewhat disappointed for the cost of $39 per person/day.
I and my family were REALLY disappointed in this tour.
First of all, we arrived at Union Station and went to the front of the Postal Museum to meet the tour as instructed. When I saw no sign for the tour, I called the number that was the designated "local contact" on my email confirmation. They were supremely unhelpgul and furthermore said they had no knowledge of Viator - which then made me panic that I had been swindled.
By luck we then saw an open top tour bus directly in front of Union Station. We made our way and asked the offical reps who were there if we were in the right place. Thankfully they acknowledged our receipt and we got our tickets issued.
The tour itself took us to the promised places. But what was really disappointing was the recorded commentary. The people in charge of it did a very poor job of keeping the commentary up to date with what we were seeing. Most of the times the commentary started up again, it started in the wrong place, referring to sights we already saw. It was then hastily stopped in mid-sentence and started back up again, most times again in the wrong place. By the time the commentary got to the correct place, most times we had already passed by the historical site. It was a very frustrating experience. In this digital age I cannot imagine that syncing the commentary with what we are seeing outside, or starting it up at particular points, can be so difficult.
The driver was also quite aggressive - almost knocking a small tree over in Georgetown. The low branches that you face on the top of the bus on the route are quite dangerous also.
A disappointing experience overall.
Three routes didn't interlink very well.We thought the buses ran until 6pm but they stopped at 5pm which seemed ridiculously early. On our second day the first bus was over half an hour late arriving. After a few stops the driver announced he was changing his route to make up time and we had to get off his bus and get on the next bus behind to get to Georgetown, Some of the drviers did not seem to drive well - very jerky when stopping - throwing people around. Not very impressed overall. Would have been much cheaper to use local metro trains / buses.
The tour was a good value, but it was not easy finding the initial pickup point from the information on the voucher. This is a good way to get to Georgetown and some of the outlying areas of the city. The guides were knowledgeable and provided many details about the sites.
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