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Aug122013

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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

I was extremely upset to start off our trip at the Capitol which did not allow ANY food or water or gum/candy. We had packed our backpacks w/ snacks and water to get through the long day and had to throw it all away. I had a son with allergies and he needed his special foods. I thought this trip would involve a bus that i could put my backpack on the bus during the capitol tour but we did not get on a bus until much later so all that food and water had to be thrown away. Also, the trip really depends on how knowledgeable your guide is. Ours was not that knowledgeable and i was concerned of how reliable some of the info was. Also, the trip involved a lot of walking so don't think you will be on a bus all day. The capitol tour was rushed so disappointing. On a positive note, the last tour which was of the National Archives was good because we got in at a certain time and was allowed to tour the facility on our own at our own pace. The other positive was the number of memorials that we did get to see in one day was a lot including Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, Korean, WW II, and FDR. (did not get to see the MLKjr memorial unfortunately). However, the time at each memorial was limited. I would have preferred a more detailed tour of the memorials bc not much was told to us about them.

Aug122013

Tour/Activity

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Our trolley driver was our tour guide which meant he had to concentrate on driving in heavy traffic in D.C. and try to give us information. There should have been a separate tour guide. The tour really depends on how knowledgeable your tour guide is and ours did not do well - perhaps because he had to focus so much on driving. The monuments are beautifully lit up at night but it is a lot of the same information you receive on the day tour so i would recommend the day tour unless you have limited time.

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