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I would recommend this tour if you only have 1-2 days in DC, its gives you a fantastic overview of what to see in DC. If course if you want to spend time in the many museums, you will need to need a week or more!
It was quite hot when we visited, so the air-conditioned bus and cold water allowed us to cover much more ground then you could do yourself.
Andy our tour guide was very energetic and knowledgeable. We will highly recommend this tour.
Ada and Len Greenfield
It was a extremely hot day and very happy to see everything in an nice air condition bus. Each stop you get off for detailed information and photo opportunities. Andy was the guild he was great with a ton of personality and personal knowledge. He also had a great voice from his radio days. He was a little on the quirky side but much better then dry personality if you ask me. He knew a lot about the architecture and the history behind why and how things were built. It is the only way to see this amazing history in DC. If you tried to walk it you never get through it and half the time you miss out on the interesting facts that go along with each location. At lunch there some better restaurants then you were directed to but if you act quickly you can get a drink and a sandwich at Mama Rouge. I would only suggest the tour give you a little more time for lunch so you can get a better meal then pizza. I went on 3 days of tours and I was getting tired of food courts when there are so many great restaurants in the town. Just grab you lunch to go before you get on the boat ride.
Great tour for an overview of many of the monuments and sights of DC. Our guide Andy was highly knowledgeable with a dramatic flair.
In spite of the awful weather, Linda the guide and Julio the driver, made the most of it. They were awesome.
Our guide Mary was the best. I've been on many guided tours and Mary is up there with the best. Bus driver Tony was very helpful.
Great trip. Saw a lot. Some confusion at the beginning about who was going on what bus. Ended up combining two tours, I guess, but we got a late start. Also, at the end of the trip the tour guide offered to have the bus driver drop us off at our hotel in Alexandria but it turned out he had no idea where our hotel was and so we spent a long time on the bus and trying to talk to the dispatcher on where to go. We did not want to just be let off anywhere because we had no idea where we were. There was another couple on the bus in the same predicament. They were finally dropped off several blocks from their hotel and we finally found ours but it would have been much better to have returned us to the pick up point and then we could have found our way back using the metro. I know the hotel drop off was not a service so not sure how that happened. But the tour itself was great and Ralph was a knowledgeable tour guide.
Better than advertised. Andy our tour guide was awesome!! We especially enjoyed the boat tour. Best part was being able to see most/all of Washington DC in one day. Not so best part was the unseasonably HOT weather. Very nice experience.
This was a great tour. Perfect ways to see a lot of sites in Washington, DC when you only have one day there. My husband and I had our 16 year old granddaughter with us and she loved the tour.
It was great, far exceeded my expectations. This was our first visit to D.C. and we were only here for two days, I felt like this tour showed us everything. Our driver was Tony and our tour guide was Andy and they couldn't have been better.
Highly recommend the tour. It was well organized, with a comfortable tour bus and and excellent guide. This a good way to visit all the main monuments and sights in one day. The boat tour was not much to talk about but it served as a reprieve and an opportunity for a nap.
I want to tell you that we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Andy, the tour guide, was amazing! Very knowledgeable and entertaining! Tony, our driver, was very nice. We were thrilled to have taken this wonderful tour!
Great tour, covered a lot and informative. Very good stops , covered all the best spots in D.C. Andy rocked the bus! He was great and well versed on all areas of interest and then some. He brought passion and emotion to each leg of the journey....give him a raise! I would definitely recommend
I highly recommend this tour to people who have limited time in DC. The guide Chris was helpful and knowledgeable, and the tour takes you to the most important places you need to see. It also allows you enough time to walk around and take pictures. If you are not into river cruises, you may opt not to include this when you book, because you will basically be looking at mostly the same buildings, with the exception of a few.
I had only one day to see Washington DC. It was my first time and if I had tried to sightsee on my own, I wouldn't have seen half the things I did on this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and I saw all the major landmarks I wanted to see. I had a great time!
We were in DC for only one day and this was a great tour to see so many sites. We can't say enough aboout our tour guide, Andy. He has an enthusiasm for history and such a good sense of humor and a fantastic knowledge of all the area. Our boat ride on the river was a calming and relaxing break in the tour and a chance to eat lunch on the way. Thanks to Andy for such a great day!!! ..... from the Jones family of nine
This is an ideal tour if you only have a few days in DC. Since summer is already here, I appreciated the comfortable air conditioned tour bus. Plenty of bottled cold water too. Additionally, I had easy access to the Metro both from the departure and arrival points.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us engaged both on the bus and also while walking through the sights. The boat captain for the Potomac River boat ride also provided a guided tour of all the interesting sights bordering the river.
It was a lot of fun and I truly enjoyed it.
This tour covered the highlights of DC. All major memorials, lots of facts from the guide. RALPH was a fact machine. I have been to DC many times in my life but Ralph showed me there is more to learn.