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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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Washington, United States
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Overview

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.
  • Washington DC bike tour of monuments and memorials
  • Hear anecdotes and history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit DC icons like Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial
  • Cruise through DC on a comfortable hybrid bike, customized to your size
At your selected departure time, meet your local guide and get fitted for a hybrid comfort bike near the National Mall, and embark on a bike tour of Washington DC's monuments and memorials.

Follow your guide at a leisurely pace over relatively flat terrain, using bike lanes that wind past notable historic landmarks in the dynamic capital. Stop en route to hear interesting facts from your guide about each site you visit, including the Washington Monument, a towering obelisk that honors the first US president.

Learn about the architectural features of the memorials along the Potomac Tidal Basin, including the stately Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial. Read the many famous quotes at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and note the more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a tribute to men and women who served in the Vietnam War.

Check out the National World War II Memorial and more before you ride back to the starting point, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking
Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to check-in and be fitted on your bike. You'll meet your guide and go over a few safety rules and learn what to expect during your tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Tidal Basin
Ride along the Tidal basin on the way to the Jefferson Memorial
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Jefferson Memorial
Arrive at the Jefferson Memorial and hear a few facts about one of the most impressive monuments in DC. You'll have a chance to walk up the steps and check out Jefferson's bronze statue and enjoy the views across the Tidal Basin.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
As we respect our memorials, we don't ride through the FDR Memorial, so you'll dismount and walk your bike through the impressive four "rooms" that represent the terms FDR served our country as president. There are some unique photo opportunities inside. And make sure that you stop to rub Fala's ears for good luck!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Again, we don't ride inside the memorials, so you'll stop just outside and hear from your guide before taking a few minutes to walk into the MLK memorial through the "Mountain of Despair" to the Martin Luther King memorialized in the "Stone of Hope".
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Korean War Veterans Memorial
Like many of the memorials in DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial holds many secrets of symbolism that you may never know if you visited on your own. Your guide will share a few facts that will just add to your awe of this impressive memorial. Remember: "Freedom Isn't Free".
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Lincoln Memorial
Some people say that a trip to Washington, DC isn't complete unless you see Honest Abe sitting in his place of honor overlooking the National Mall. Are Lincoln's hands are making sign language symbols of his initials "A" and "L"? See for yourself when you climb the steps up to the top after your guide shares some insight into the design of one of our most storied memorials.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
You'll stop just outside the Vietnam Wall to learn about the design and thought behind this impressive tribute to a conflict that holds such a personal connection for so many of our guests. Some of the stories that our guides share will bring a tear to your eye.
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Vietnam Women's Memorial
The Vietnam Women's Memorial is dedicated to the women who served, most of whom were nurses.
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Constitution Gardens
Ride through Constitution Gardens. We suggest returning to walk out to Signer's Island.
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56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial
We'll ride by "Signer's Island" where the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence are memorialized with gold engravings of their signatures.
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
One of the newer memorials in DC pays tribute to those who served in World War II. Your guide will share some insight on the design and history before providing a few minutes to explore. You may even be able to see the only "authorized" graffiti on a DC memorial.
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Washington Monument
Have you ever noticed that the Washington Monument is actually two different colors? You'll learn why on your tour...along with several other fun facts about this iconic memorial to the United States first president. (Note: we do not go into the Monument)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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White House
View the White House from the south side (there is no official "front" or "back"!) and learn how the the home of the president has changed over the years. Note: we will not go into The White House.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
Ride by Washington's newest Smithsonian museum. We highly recommend planning a visit!
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National Museum of American History
Ride by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. We recommend you make a visit to see icons like the infamous Woolworth's counter, Julia Child's kitchen, and the original Star Spangled Banner!
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Ride by the Natural History Museum. Plan your own visit to see the Hall of Gems!
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Smithsonian Institution Building
Also known as "Smithsonian Castle", this is the signature building and home to the Visitor's Center.
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Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Ride by the Freer and Sackler museums, which focus on Asian art.
Stop At:  
Unlimited Biking
Finish your back where you started at L'Enfant Plaza. Your guide will wrap up your tour and be happy to provide a few tips for the rest of your visit to our Nation's Capital.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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A fun way to see DC
Jeannie_B
, Mar 2020
A great way to see the Washington Memorials/monument. It is a quick visit to each one, but enough to see them all to decide where to spend further time. A fabulous way to see DC and FUN!
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Overall good
michele_h
, Mar 2020
All good but the guide needed more practice. We appreciated the snacks. Overall, it was a good time.
star-5
Great way to see the sites!
MorDen
, Mar 2020
Easy ride and knowledgeable tour guides Connor and Callie. Great way to to see the sites and get a little exercise at the same time!
star-5
Excellent bike tour!
brookemahler
, Sep 2019
My husband and I had the best bike tour with Ren! She offered interesting information about the sites and made sure we were all safe. The biking was easy and the bikes were in great condition.
star-5
Ren was a great tourguide!
rafahoffmann02
, Aug 2019
She answered all questions and had very positive attitude at all time. I recommend this Tour and would take it again!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
We hope to see you again, soon! Remember to bring your riders card for a discount :)
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Family Bike Tour
Miesha B
, Jul 2019
Perfect....Emily was amazing. If you are bringing kids (ours were between 10 to 11), then consider doing this monument tour instead of a guided bus monument tour. Our boys appreciated being active, checking out the sites and moving on to the next one. Not too long, not too short. This bike guided monument tour was a winner!
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Great way to see DC!
Katherine L
, Jun 2019
I haven't been on a bike in years and was a little worried, but riding around the monuments was a blast, even for the 70 year old! I highly recommend this tour.
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Great Tour
Zara K
, Jun 2019
Fantastic tour led by Cam! We went round all the main monuments, very knowledgable and had a great time. Thank you!
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Salvation for your company
Tourist03032453623
, Jun 2019
We had a phenomenal tour, and our guide is a gem. He was knowledgeable, articulate, and a true gentleman. Viator would not have gotten our business after the horrendous private tour we had the night before if I hadn’t already purchased tickets. Josh saved your reputation. We are going to book a tour in NYC with you next week. You need to hire him as a trainer. Respectfully, Wade White DVM
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Great time!
Kristina K
, Apr 2019
We had a group of 6 and everyone loved this tour. All of us have had tours before so this was a great way to see the sites again. Is was just the right amount of time - it was causal and relaxing. Our guide Brian was friendly and provided interesting information on the monuments/memorials. I would recommend this tour.

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