U.S. Capitol Reviews
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We loved this tour. Two of the four people had never been on Segways before and we're really nervous. However, they are SO easy to ride, it is amazing. Everyone was comfortable within about 5 minutes. Grace, our guide was super-friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was timed perfectly to be in front of the Capitol and looking back at the Washington Monument right at Sunset. We also made stops infront of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and others. Riding the Segways down the bike lane on Pennsylvania Ave was also fun! What a great way to see DC.
We had a great bus driver. I felt the security staff at the Capitol Building were very rude, but they had a great tour guide. Would've been nice to spend more time there. The library of congress wasn't open dispite a worker saying it was. We had 2 hours at a couple of smithsonians which was great.
Not what I was expecting. When we booked, I assumed that my tour was guaranteed, when I checked in, they informed me that we had to have a certain number of people on the tour to go. Enjoyed the Capitol...could have spent longer at the smithsonian museums, really only had time for 2 quick stops.
The tour is excellent. The morning was spent at The Capitol. We were dropped off and walked to the Capitol where we had a guided tour. Our next stop was The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum;. A tour was offered and there were restaurants in the area for lunch. In the afternoon we visited WWII Memorial, MLK Memorial, FDR Memorial and finished the day at The Museum of American History. A full day and a lot of territory and sights covered. Our guide Bob was excellent and shared many insights and facts along the route.
Excelent tour. Everything promised is accomplished. We liked especially the Capitol tour, very interesting .....
Touring DC on a Segway was one of the best things we did. Our tour guide Melissa was wonderful and very informative. The Segway took us to all the major spots in DC, including the Washington Monument, The White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, etc. It takes hardly 5 minutes of training to get used to the Segway and then you never want to get off. We had taken the 10 am tour which lasted for about 3 hours. The tour also gives you enough time to take pictures, stroll around, and take short breaks if you are tired. One of the best parts of the tour was when we rode the Segway on the Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol Building. It took us about 20 minutes, and on our way we saw the streets and most of the famous buildings on the Penn Avenue. In summary, if you have just a couple of days in DC, or even otherwise, if you just want to have a lot of fun in an unconventional way, Segway is your best choice!
Not worth. Ho-Ho bus trip would be a better option since everything is located within 2-3 miles of Capitol hill. This bus drops u at the points and goes off..and comes to pick u up at predetermined time. U r stuck and have no choice but to wait.
Great way to see our Nation's Capitol. I suggest 2 day package. Take the first day to do the tour without getting off. Make a list of what you want to see up close. Get up the next day and get started early hopping on and off. My only complaint, no AC so be prepared for the heat if done in the summertime. Other than that highly recommended. Guides are very knowledgeable and are a pleasure to listen to.
Disappointing. Tour operator was OK but as the tour went on and it got colder, he was not at the appointed meeting places on time so guests were cold and feel he was late so he would not have to drive around again in order to avoid being told to move by the police. It just seemed to be too much effort on his part so we are the ones who suffered. White House Visitor Center was a virtually useless stop and way too long. Never got to Ford's Theater as it was closed for an event - just drove by. Smithsonians interesting but nothing was easy walking distance from drop off. Think there should be at least 2 drop off points with time limits for pick up. Older people on the tour cannot walk as much and don't get to see what they want. Capitol tour was just about the only worthwhile tour.
We arrived at Union Station at 0745 to be told we could not go if there were less than ten people. In the end they relented and took the five of us that wanted to go. The tour was billed as being for 9 hours. We were with the guide for less than two hours, were taken to various sites such as The Capitol, The White House, Museums, etc and told we would be picked up in 1 hour, 2 hours, depending on what there was to see. We could effectively have arranged the tour ourselves - certainly not worth the £50 odd we paid.
Didn't actually do much driving for a bus tour! You basically get taken to a few places - Capitol, National Mall and one of the major museums and explore yourself. You don't go across to Arlington or to the Cathedral.
For the short time we were on the bus our driver Bob was very informative and amusing...but we could have self-guided quite easily around what we saw during the day.
Maybe it was due to the crowded holiday weekend, but trolleys were very crowded. The driver said there would be another trolley coming in 15min. People waiting said "That's what the last driver said." So those of us on the trolley did not want to get off. I saw only the Capitol and the Viet Nam Memorial.
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Before leaving I called and spoke with their customer service to ask where we could locate the bus stops. The lady stated that at each location there would be a sign that had the tour operator name on it and that they would be easy to find. So upon our first stop which was the capitol building we searched all over for the signs. We spent an hour looking before we decided to call again to then be on hold for 20 minutes. Finally we got a representative and asked again where we get on the trolley tour. All we wanted was an address and they could not provide us with one. She then stated there were no signs you just had to be in front of the building. Finally we find our trolley which took over two hours out of our planned day. Once on the trolley we were given a map of the route. which might I add is COMPLETELY different than the map on their website. They still had all the same stops just not in the same order which completely messed up our route. So don’t go off the map on here. At one point you have to switch from one trolley route to the other if you want to see everything else which is fine however when we switched routes we had to wait for almost an hour just sitting on one trolley because there was a shift change and we had to wait for our new driver. While waiting the current driver had to move the trolley and completely backed the trolley into a news stand – Thankfully we didn’t have to ride with him. On the plus side all the drivers were really fun and informative but overall just an awful company. There needs to be bus stop signs at all locations so people know where to go!! Very Disappointed!!!
I thought from the picture we were going to Arlington - that didn't happen. It was a very hot day and the bus driver really only acted as a well informed taxi driver. We were dropped at the Smithsonian, dropped at Capitol Hill, dropped at Ford Theatre - to stand in queues 50 deep. Really could have gone by taxi and seen only what I wanted.
Guide "Bob" was excellent detailed, articulate, humorous in good taste same as mine. Tour started at 8 but first stop was at 9, perhaps 15 minutes away. An hour was not necessary to get there. Tour covers main places but not enough time. Capitol tour three rooms! Ford Theater is a good talk but nothing else. Not a tour issue. Probably next time I would do the off and on tour for several days and set my own timing!