Friday, November 6, 2008
10 Monumental Experiences to Help Travelers Discover Washington, D.C. from Viator.com
San Francisco, CA (November 6, 2008) - As the Capital of the United States since 1790, Washington, D.C. has long been one of the Country's most visited destinations. But after the historic conclusion to the 2008 Presidential Election, the city that serves as host to the Nation's democratic process is embarking on a new chapter. The team of travel experts at Viator.com , the leading resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences, has selected 10 activities to help travelers experience the U.S. Capital firsthand. All Viator experiences are pre-screened for quality and service and backed by a lowest-price guarantee.
Set the Stage - The Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour (from $31.50 per person* and currently featuring a 10% discount) lets travelers create their own itinerary at their own pace from a selection of 19 stops on three routes: National Mall and Downtown; National Cathedral, Uptown and Georgetown; and Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle.
First-timers' Staple - The Washington DC Guided Day Tour (from $54 and currently featuring a 10% discount Mon/Tues/Wed) takes in the monuments and memorials during a scenic drive across the city with stops at every major attraction punctuated with the tour guide's expert commentary.
Moonlight and Monuments - The Washington DC Night Tour (from $36 and currently featuring a 10% discount Mon/Tues/Wed) lets travelers explore the historic gems of American history spectacularly illuminated for a special nighttime, expertly-guided experience.
Take it Inside - The Washington DC Interior of Public Buildings Day Tour (from $52) lets visitors walk the same hallowed halls as America's presidents and leaders in places like The US Capitol Building, Ford's Theatre, and The Whitehouse Visitor's Center.
A Special Ceremony - The Washington DC, Embassy Row and Arlington National Cemetery Half-Day Tour (from $42) covers the most visited sights including the Lincoln Memorial, Marine Corps (Iwa Jima) Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial as well as a visit to the Tomb of the Unknowns for the Changing of the Guard.
Focus on Photography - The Monuments and Memorials Full Day Photo Safari (from $129) explores the monuments and memorials as well as the architecturally diverse Adams-Morgan neighborhood through the lens of a camera under the expert guidance of professional photographer E. David Luria.
Hit the Streets - The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour (from $40 / seasonal) combines history, interesting facts, and a love for the city with an easy bike ride. Plus, get the latest information on Smithsonian exhibits, special events, and other local insider tips from the tour's safety-conscious and entertaining guide.
A Different Set of Wheels - The Washington DC Segway Tour (from $70 / seasonal) glides a small group through the Nation's Capital for a great orientation with heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from a gliding guide. All riders must be at least 16 years of age.
Independence Day - The Washington DC, the National Mall MP3 Audio Walking Tour (from $11) puts the tour in the travelers' hands, well, ears really. Listen to the AudioSteps MP3 commentary on your own player as you are guided past all of the sights at your own pace and own schedule. Two segments cover up to seven miles and take up to five hours of walking time.
Take it All In - The 2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC (from $100) combines the Interior of Public Buildings Tour, the Washington and Arlington Cemetery Tour and the Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour so travelers are sure not to miss a thing on their visit to the Capital.
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*All prices listed are per person and are accurate at the time of this release.
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