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Full-day Tours

Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour

Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour. At Arlington National, witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then stop at famous landmark locations like the Marine Corps War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. Additionally, see the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more — even the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

2-Hour Richmond Historic Landmark Trolley Tour

Explore Richmond, Virginia and learn about the city's historical landmarks on a 2-hour history tour aboard a classic trolley car. Your guide shares commentary about the history of one of the oldest cities in the United States as you roll past landmarks such as the State Capitol, Monument Avenue, and St. John's Church. Choose from two departures on the weekend and one on weekdays.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

See the moving Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on a guided walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. You'll be perfectly placed for good views of the moving ceremony, then continue to some of the cemetery's most important grave sites and memorials, including places dedicated to John F. Kennedy, the USS Maine, Second World War soldier Audie Murphy, and more, learning the fascinating history of the cemetery as you walk.
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC

See Washington, DC’s iconic monuments in a single morning on a 3-hour, guided tour with an experienced guide. Choose a tour that combines walking and travel by air-conditioned coach so you can cover lots of ground with time to see the DC sights up close. Hear insider stories about DC’s politicians and historic figures as you explore their moving war memorials, Presidential sites and government buildings, and get the perfect introduction to America’s capital city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Private Guided Walking Tour: Arlington National Cemetery

Explore Arlington National Cemetery with a dedicated guide on this private 2.5-hour walking tour. Visit the graves of the men and women buried there and listen to cemetery history from your guide. This private tour ensures a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Visit the graves of service members, military commanders, and American leaders on a small-group walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Pay your respects to President John F. Kennedy and General Sheridan, and see memorials to lost space shuttles, unknown soldiers, the U.S.S. Maine, and Robert E. Lee.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Hour-Long Ghost Tour of Williamsburg, Virginia

Face the ghosts of Williamsburg’s past on an evening haunted history tour in one of America’s oldest cities. After nightfall, visit centuries-old sites in Colonial Williamsburg and on the College of William and Mary campus while a guide shares reports of ghostly activity, from the days of early settlers through the Civil War. Beyond just chilling anecdotes, all sightings are based on paranormal research and thoroughly documented for a spine-tingling evening experience.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour

Cultural Tours

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DC & Arlington in a Half Day

The DC & Arlington in a Half Day is a fast-paced and enjoyable way to see the top sights in one memorable tour in the company of our knowledgeable and personable live guide. Approximately 5.5. hours in duration, it starts by meeting your guide outside the Arlington National Cemetery Metro station by 7:45 am and ends by approximately 1:30 pm at either the Natural History Museum (mid-October to mid-April) or the Lincoln Memorial (mid-April to mid-October. See the top sights in Washington, DC as well as visit the world-renowned Arlington National Cemetery and still be finished in time to do other things like visit museums, go shopping, have a rest or catch a plane in the afternoon. It’s the best of both worlds! Begin with a unique 2 hour walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery with your guide, then board our climate-controlled bus to between top sights like the U.S. Capitol, White House,the Lincoln, MLK, WW II and Vietnam War Memorials among many others in one amazing tour!
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  • 5 hours
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US$79.00
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  • 5 hours

Half-day Tours

Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour

This half-day tour of Arlington National Cemetery and the monuments of Washington, D.C. highlights some of the nation's capital's top attractions. Witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and visit the grave of John F Kennedy while you listen to informative commentary and get plenty of history and context from your expert guide.This experience also includes a guided bus tour of the National Mall and stops at major landmarks like the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, White House, State Capitol building and more. This informative tour is the ideal way for first-time visitors to take in the sites and learn about the history, attractions and memorials that make Washington, DC a top destination for travelers from across the globe.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Williamsburg Ghosts and Witches & Pirates Combination Tour

Connect with the spirits that rattle through Williamsburg’s historic home, taverns, and graveyards on an evening ghost and witch tour. Walk through lamplit streets on the way to the old town jail and a family cemetery as a costumed guide brings to light chilling tales of paranormal sightings, piracy, colonial conspiracies, and sorcery. Hear stories of Blackbeard’s headless body and Virginia’s deadly witch trials of the 17th and 18th centuries as you dare to explore the most haunted corners of Williamsburg.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Williamsburg Cemetery Guided Tour

Uncover the stories that shaped America's early colonial past on the original cemetery tour in Williamsburg. Visit not just one but three different burial grounds in this historic city to pay tribute to early settlers and and others who left a lasting mark on New England. Prepare to hear some spine-tingling tales and ghostly legends, as well as some surprising facts about Williamsburg’s hidden history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Historical & Heritage Tours

Hollywood Cemetery Electric Car Tour in Richmond

Touring the historic Hollywood Cemetery in an electric Gem Car lets you see more sights in less time than a walking tour without compromising visibility. Cruise through the cemetery at a low speed en route to the final resting places of U.S. Presidents and other monuments, all while your guide shares stories about the lives of those who are buried here.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ghost & Vampire Tours

Small-Group Tour: Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour

Meet the ghosts who occupy one of the oldest cities in the United States on this after-dark ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Hear tales of the city's haunted history as you walk past Williamsburg's spookiest sites, all of which have been researched by professional historians and vetted by renowned psychics and investigators.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour

As an historic city, Richmond has plenty of haunts. Explore Richmond’s oldest and most-ghosted neighborhood on this tour of Shockoe Bottom, where more than 400 years of history were made. While you walk to neighborhood sights like the Old Stone House and the Church Hill train tunnel, your guide shares stories of purported paranormal activity and the real stories behind each.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour

Have you ever wanted to walk through the streets of a historic town at night and discover it's hidden secrets? Then allow our expert storytellers to guide you on a candlelit walk through Colonial Williamsburg, while they share many strange stories and other-worldly happenings that have occurred over the years.With 30 years of experience, we are Virginia's #1 and oldest Ghost Tour and have accumulated the best tales and local legends passed down through the years.Performed in a true story telling format, our 90 min walking tour is great fun for all ages and has something for your entire family to enjoy!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Richmond’s beautiful and iconic Hollywood Cemetery,established in 1847, the scenic final resting place for some of Virginia’s most well-known historical figures. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, the Confederate President and numerous other celebrated individuals.Richmond History tours are a service of the Valentine, Richmond's first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history for over a century. Led by master guides, the Valentine's tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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The Extreme Ghost of Williamsburg

Want to use real ghost hunting equipment in one of America's oldest and most historic towns? Our ghost guides will lead you on a two hour candlelight walking tour to the most haunted houses and locations in Colonial Williamsburg. You will hear the true stories that have been passed down through the years about actual residents and visitors that lived and died in these houses and walked these streets so many years ago.Some spirits even try to communicate with the living. Do you dare try to make contact with them by asking questions using our "spirit box"? Will you be able to stand still if our EMF reader suddenly spikes knowing a spirit or entity could be right beside you? Are you curious enough to seek answers in hopes of uncovering clues about the spirits that will undoubtedly be around you using the ancient art of dowsing? Then join our Extreme Ghost Tour and allow our expert ghost guides to lead you to the most haunted places in Williamsburg.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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This is Richmond: Downtown Walking Tour

Discover Richmond history from its beginnings to the present day, exploring the sites and stories that shaped the River City! From Thomas Jefferson’s State Capitol to local Civil Rights heroes and the city’s growing arts and foodie scenes, we’ll uncover the stories and best-kept secrets of locals. Visit the Broad Street historic shopping district, the Virginia Capitol Square, Jackson Ward, and numerous historic and architectural gems. Includes an exclusive look inside a historic landmark, Monumental Church!Tour ends at the Valentine and ticket includes admission to the museum.Richmond History tours are a service of the Valentine, Richmond's first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s history for over a century. Led by master guides, the Valentine's tours go beyond the highlights, uncovering stories and best kept secrets of locals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Free Walking Tour of Downtown Richmond

Since 2014, this our most popular tour. Richmond is an eclectic mix of old and new and no place displays that better than in the Downtown of Virginia’s River City. Experience a comfortable two hour walk among historic buildings such as the White House of the Confederacy and Court End mansions, that sit among contemporary buildings and skyscrapers.Tour are free - our guides work for tips. Reservation required (TripAdvisor charges a $1 booking fee) Highlights:The Virginia State CapitolWhite House of the ConfederacyEgyptian BuildingChief Justice John Marshall’s HouseAnd much, much more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Arlington Cemetery Private Tour

Pay your respects with a guide trained in military history on a private tour of Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to navigating the cemetery’s vast grounds, your guide provides historical anecdotes at both major landmarks and quiet locations often missed by visitors. For your convenience, the tour includes admission tickets and round-trip transport from any hotel or monument in Washington DC or Alexandria County.
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  • 4 hours
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US$349.00
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  • 4 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Guided Tour of Washington DC

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$540.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Guided Tour: Arlington Cemetery & Smithsonian Museum of American History

Become more familiar with American history on this private combo tour of the Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History. Follow your guide through these two important places as they keep you entertained with historical knowledge and fun facts. At the cemetery, see the gravesites of John F. Kennedy and casualties of the American Civil War. Stroll around the museum, and catch a glimpse of the star-spangled banner that inspired the US National anthem, as well as the ruby-red slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz.'
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  • 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.00
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  • 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Luxury Day Tour With Hotel Pickup Plus Potomac River Cruise

Dig deep into Washington, DC’s history on this 6-hour group tour of the nation’s capital. Travel by bus, on foot, and on a Potomac River-cruise (seasonal). Relax on board a climate-controlled bus for a sightseeing tour of the US Capitol, White House, and major memorials. Get insightful commentary from your guide at each location and have plenty of time to stop for photos and explore. Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating and leave the logistics to your guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour

Discover central Virginia’s Civil War past on this private, half-day walking tour. Led by award-winning historian Rick Britton, visit Court Square, where auctions of slaves took place, and Rio Hill, the site of Albemarle County’s only clash of arms. Learn how central Virginia supported the Confederate war effort and hear about the surrender of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, headquarters of the Charlottesville General Hospital. A Charlottesville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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