Washington DC es aún más hermosa después de la puesta de sol. Únase a esta excursión narrada de 3 horas a la luz de la luna al Monumento a FDR, al Monumento a Lincoln, al Memorial a los Veteranos del Vietnam, al Monumento conmemorativo a la guerra de Corea, al Memorial de Iwo Jima, la Casa Blanca, Union Station y mucho más. No olvide su cámara ya que hará muchas paradas para hacer fotos. Algunos de los lugares iluminados que verá son el monumento a Lincoln, el monumento a Washington, Union Station, el Capitolio, el Memorial de Iwo Jima, la Casa Blanca, el monumento a los veteranos de Vietnam, el monumento a Jefferson y el monumento a Martin Luther King Jr .
Aside from general description to meet at Union Station. There was nothing more specific about exact location. We ended up with an Old Town Trolley tour instead of our tour. We were in the wrong line but they let us go on there bus because our tour had already left by time mistake was discovered. Old Towns bus were much newer and it was excellent tour. Happy for the error.
I thought the guided tour was amazing. We had a great time. DC is just beautiful at night. Our guide Karry I think that was his name was so good, very knowledgeable and kind. Our kids are 7 and 2 and they even loved it. They thought it was cool riding on top of the bus. Thank so much!
The top of the bus was full so we had to sit down inside the bus where you couldn't really see out of the window and there was no air conditioning. We were told there was another bus at the first stop that had open seats on top but they were separate. At the first stop, we were told to be at the new bus by 8 pm. We walked up at 745 pm as it was leaving with our open seats. Thankfully our driver called them and made them come back so we could sit on top. The only bad part was the 3 of us me, my 9 year old daughter and 10 year old niece were split up. We went to the next stop and the driver and guide were great for that part of the ride. We explored, got back to the bus, waited an extra 1/2 hr for stragglers that hadn't come back and then the bus wouldn't start. We waited a little while for an update on if a new bus was coming to finish the tour or what. Finally I had just had enough so we got off and took an Uber back to our hotel. It wasn't the drivers fault but I think overall there needs to be better organization so empty buses don't leave empty when there are too many people booked. In addition, the headset electronics stopped working on both buses so the guides had to yell.
Where to begin...The girl at the counter was insanely rude, but most of the people were pretty unprofessional. There were no lights on the inside of the buss therefore you could not see going up/down the stairs. Our first bus wasn't working right, so we had to switch busses.
There was way more walking that I thought, and the narrator originally said he was going to take us around all the monuments the ones on the tour but he did not. At the second stop the narrator left us to our own to visit them. If I wanted to walk all the monuments and see them on my own, I could have done that for free. I wanted my mom, who has difficulty walking long ways, to see the city at night and experience the tour, but it wasn't worth it for her at all. Additionally, there was another older lady on the bus who was unable to get off due to her disability. So, the ambiguity of the tour was a joke to most of us on my bus.
The tour itself was quite nice and I very much appreciated getting around to the various sites and monuments without any hassle. However, the tour is listed as departing at 6:30, and this was nowhere near the way it worked out. After rushing to be sure we were there the number of minutes ahead that were stated, we were sent outside to a line that was extremely long and required multiple tour buses, of which only one was pulled up for loading at 6:30. When we finally were on a bus and ready to depart it was about 6:55. There were no benches to sit on as we waited, for any of us who found long standing difficult. I also felt that there was not adequate time allowed at the stop which included the Martin Luther King Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. We only found time to do the King Memorial and then had to return to the bus. Likewise at the Lincoln Memorial, which is next to the Vietnam Memorial. Didn't have adequate time to get to the Vietnam Memorial, and wouldn't have really had adequate time for the Lincoln if we had used the restrooms as we would like to have done! Perhaps the time was cut short by the almost 1/2 hour waiting in line for our bus at the start, since the tour still ended at 9:30. One more thing -- if it is not truly required to print out your ticket and showing a cell phone confirmation is adequate, then don't say online that the ticket must be printed! I troubled myself the night before to go down to the business center of my hotel and get the tickets printed for myself and my granddaughter, and then when we arrived, the agent was accepting the cell phone codes. Just be clear about it, one way or the other!!