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Tidal Basin Tours

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This man-made reservoir located in West Potomac Park offers some of the most extraordinary views of Washington, DC's most spectacular sites. Whether visitors wander its parameter or hire paddle boats and cruise out into its waters, they will surely be treated to a picture-perfect look at the Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and George Mason memorials. Close proximity to the National Mall, Washington Monument and all of the top museums make it the perfect place to spend an afternoon wandering, biking and exploring in DC.

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Tidal Basin is located between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel. The scenic reservoir is a hot spot any time of year, but tourists from around the world find their way here each spring during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, when pink blooms take over the landscape.
Address: Washington, DC, USA
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Cherry Blossom Bus Tour from BaltimoreHalf-day Tours

Cherry Blossom Bus Tour from Baltimore

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Tour Visit Washington DC to see the renowned cherry blossom trees, which are in full bloom in all of their beauty and magnificence! We are heading to Washington D.C. for cherry blossom sightseeing. Arriving in Washington, D.C., our bus will pass by the famous landmarks such as White House, U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and etc. We will visit the Jefferson Memorial. The memorial is located by the Tidal Basin, from where you will have a stunning view of the Cherry Blossom blooming along the shore during the time.
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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with a combination of both live and audio commentary. The 2-day option includes admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air, electric vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.
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Small Group Twilight Tour w/Professional GuideHalf-day Tours

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Small Group Twilight Tour w/Professional Guide

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Washington, DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
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Washington DC Twilight TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Twilight Tour

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC when the sun gets low in the sky, and the pale orange glow of evening twilight begins to change into night. On this twilight Washington DC open top double-decker bus tour, grab your camera and hop on board to tour America's capital, as we cruise by bus around the memorials, monuments, and US Capitol. You'll also have time to snap a photo while standing outside the White House, and pay your respects at war memorials from Korea and World War II.
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Small Group Day Tour w/Professional Guide Half-day Tours

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Small Group Day Tour w/Professional Guide

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Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, half-day, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat-screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by TrolleyCultural Tours

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DCHalf-day Tours

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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings.
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Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese OptionHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

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Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private, 4-hour tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the US nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials and monuments. See the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and many other landmark locations. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight TourSuper Savers

Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

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Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions—like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Depending upon your interest, select a silver, gold, or platinum pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
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Washington DC Monuments Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser. Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide. Snack and bottled water included.
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Private DC Tour 4 HourHalf-day Tours

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Private DC Tour 4 Hour

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Enjoy Four-hour private tour in an air conditioned and luxury vehicle. Small group. the driver guides and stays with the vehicle at the destination.
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Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DCBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

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This 2-hour bike tour in Washington DC celebrates the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival in the US' capital. Admire the blooming cherry trees as you cycle through Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, while your friendly and knowledgeable guide fills you in on the history of this beloved festival. There's plenty of time to stop and take photos of not only the blooming trees, but such important national landmarks as the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
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Private Guided Tour of Washington DCHalf-day Tours

Private Guided Tour of Washington DC

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Get a personal introduction to Washington, DC, on a 3-hour, private tour that can be customized to your preferences. Design the perfect route for you with help from the guide, from the city’s monuments and memorials to government buildings, museums, and landmarks. This 3-hour, private DC tour includes pickup and drop-off at DC accommodations, with flat rate pricing available for private groups of 1–5, 6–12, or 13–42 people.
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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty of Washington, D.C. at night on this monuments at night bike tour of the city. Check out the Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials once the sun goes down and explore the Vietnam War Memorial and the National Mall at night. This popular tour offers travelers the chance to explore on two wheels after dark when monuments are less crowded.
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Private Custom Moonlight Monuments Walking Tour - Includes the White House!Half-day Tours

Private Custom Moonlight Monuments Walking Tour - Includes the White House!

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Pick Kirby's Tours for the only NIGHT tour in town that includes every popular monument in DC plus the White House! Most people don’t know how to take advantage of everything Washington, DC has to offer, so we create custom driving, walking, and biking tours that help them simplify their travel plans, create stress-free genuine experiences, connect with the DC community, and grow their knowledge and love of travel. With Kirby’s Tours, you will: Explore Washington, D.C. with your own private tour guide and expert. Walk along in the country’s capitol like a local! Have the freedom to choose the itinerary, the timing, and the experience so that you see the top attractions and experience the best activities for you, without the hassle. We’re a wife-husband team who listens to your story to create your perfect day in Washington. Whether you’re just passing through or you live down M Street, DC is full of surprises!
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DCHalf-day Tours

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

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Go sightseeing in Washington DC in the comfort of a private luxury vehicle accompanied by your own personal driver. Customize your half-day tour to your interests to take in highlights such as the US Capitol Building, Washington National Monument, Georgetown, a selection of war memorials, or one of the excellent Smithsonian museums. Your driver provides commentary about the sights, but waits in the car while you visit each destination on your own. You can stop for photo ops, or spend more time at favorite destinations—the choice is yours.
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Monuments and Memorials Segway TourHalf-day Tours

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Monuments and Memorials Segway Tour

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Save hours of walking between DC monuments on easy segway tour around the National Mall, with stops including the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. No previous experience required: After a short tutorial, you’re on your way. Going with a guide ensures you learn more than you could from a guidebook, and leave with a perspective on American history that visitors often miss.
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Washington DC After DarkHalf-day Tours

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Washington DC After Dark

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC that can only be experienced at night. It's a time when the powerful Lincoln Memorial is bathed in soft white light, and the Washington Monument, Capitol, and White House appear even more grandiose. Along with a knowledgeable local guide, take a tour of Washington DC well after the sun has gone down, and feel the buzz, magic, and pulse of America's capital by night.
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Small-Group Best of Washington DC Electric Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Small-Group Best of Washington DC Electric Bike Tour

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Cover more ground in less time on an electric bike tour of Washington D.C. This 5-hour e-bike adventure takes you to the famed monuments and memorials along the National Mall and the Tidal Basin. Then follow your guide across the Potomac River into Arlington and finish at Georgetown.
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Bike Tour of DC Monuments and Arlington CemeteryDay Trips

Bike Tour of DC Monuments and Arlington Cemetery

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Ride a bike through Washington, DC’s most important memorials and monuments then explore the moving Arlington Cemetery on a guided tour that combines riding and walking. Enjoy a relaxed pace as you make your way down the National Mall to presidential and war memorials, then cross Memorial Bridge to the Arlington Cemetery. Walk a 1-mile route through the gravestones, visiting the most important tombs and landmarks.
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Washington DC Cherry Blossom Segway TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Segway Tour

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When visiting Washington DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, experience the city like never before on this guided, educational, and entertaining, 3-hour small-group Segway tour. Washington is the US' capital and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Learn about the history of this popular springtime festival while gliding around the city. See the Tidal Basin, the National Mall, and the Washington Monument. Guided Segway training and a helmet are included.
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Monumental Electric Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Monumental Electric Bike Tour

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Washington DC’s historic center spans a large area and can be difficult to see on foot. This electric bike tour allows you to cover more ground and cycle past highlights such as the Smithsonian museums, the Capitol Building, the White House, and Tidal Basin. With a motor to assist as you pedal, you’re free to concentrate on the city’s notable sights and listen as your guide points out hidden treasures you might not notice on your own.
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Washington D.C Small Groups Night TourHalf-day Tours

Washington D.C Small Groups Night Tour

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Explore the top attractions of Washington DC by bus on a night tour that covers the highlights of the United States capital. Hear live commentary from the guide about landmarks including the White House, World War II Memorial, Library of Congress, and Lincoln Memorial, and get great photo ops from the large viewing windows on the bus.
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