Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
W. Michael M
This is an opportunity to enjoy easy access to all the major attractions and monuments in D.C. It is well organized and informative. Defibitely recommend.
A truely memorable day. Seeing the inside of Congress is a richly rewarding, if a times a chaotic experience. The rest of the tour is well planned out and extremly well executed. Our first experince of Washington tour guides, on the City part of our tour, tought us that they are passionate and profesional people. Not at all "robotic" and much more informative and uplifting than expected. Our guide was, I think a former journalist, who really new his stuff and how to deliver the commetary with depth and emotion. A big shout out to your guides, obviously this is a vocation, not just another job in the US, people undertake with enthusiam and gusto.
Incredible way to see a most amazing town. So informative, brilliant guide and having the information needed to understand so much history. A definite when visiting DC.
Awesome!!, Our driver was excellent and Andy was like an encyclopedia; knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful in every way. Every stop was well organised, with time to see things properly and nothing was a problem. The best tour of our trip!
We booked the VIP tour through Viator. We were very happy that we did. We were annoyed because we got an e-mail the afternoon before that the boat cruise was cancelled due to the African Summit and wondering if we wanted to reschedule. We couldn't because it was our last day. When we got there we found out it was back on.
We started out with Destiny who took us to the Capital building. Police would not let us in and were quite rude - we later found out that there was a suspicious package. A nice officer back at the top told us to go through the tunnel. We did but couldn't believe that we had to go through security twice to get through! The tour at the Capital was very informative. We saw a video and then 3 rooms.
After Destiny passed us off to Andy and Lee. Andy was an excellent tour guide - very informed but also entertaining. He took us to the White House and various monuments. We had seen some of the monuments the previous day on our own but Andy gave us so much more information that we felt like we hadn't see them.
We had a nice cruise and we got lunch for the boat. They give you your choice of sandwich, a bag of chips, a cookie and a pop.
The last stop is the National Archives which you do on your own.
Excellent tour. Andy was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I wish all tour guides were as helpful as him.
It started with Police sirens and the bomb squad removing us, so we could not go into the Capitol building but then Destiny led us through the library of Congress, to the Capitol building where we had a great and intimate tour of the Capitol building. Then off to meet Andy and his capable Driver Joey.
Andy is a delight and very knowledgeable. He made our journey fantastic and I would say - DO THIS TRIP - ASK FOR ANDY.
Going around with Andy meant that there were answers to every question, comments and discussions about your questions plus he showed GENUINE ENJOYMENT IN BEING WITH US. It was not a case of get this over with, but of sharing his knowledge, singing to us, telling us jokes, etc
The buildings and monuments were wide in their attraction and appeal, but we spent to little time at each. This is to be expected when ones looks at the tight program that we were on, so that we could see all that we did. Took far to many pictures but that is due to the variety of things we saw.
The water boat was disappointing in comparison, but we had a chance to eat our lunch and see the sights.
If you only have one day (we only had one day, as we flew in and out with a day in the middle), then this is the tour to take. It is worth the money.
Gail and I now know enough of Washington, to know that we need to take at least 2 days to see the sights again and to spend time where it matters to us.
This tour gave us that insight plus an understanding of what lies where.
Cheers to Andy and his Tour company.
The tour was great. Our tour guide, Patricia was wonderful. She was so very knowledgeable about each and every tour stop and you could tell from her narration that she loved sharing this knowledge. We had a wonderful day and left at the end of the day glad we chose this tour.
Patricia, our tour giude was very informative. She was very patient with all our questions and even encouraged us to ask questions about all the sites and monuments we visited. Tony, our driver was a great driver. Tony had ice water ready for us in a cooler the day of our tour...it was a great idea since the day was very hot. I highly recommend this tour if you want to visit the capital and all it's major monuments and sites. It was worth everyones time and money!! :-)
I was very pleased with the trip. Your guide, Tim, was an expert and very professional. My group ranged from 11 years old to 73 and we all thoroughly enjoyed the trip. My only disappointment was not going through the White House. That would really be POWERFUL!
Our tour of DC was absolutely wonderful. Ralph our guide made our trip just wonderful. He was so good at explaining everything in detail. He was the best. I was a bit disappointed because I did want to get closer to the white house. I brought my 14 year old grandson because he loves history. He was so excited, I will use Viator again.