Visiting a new place, and experiencing its sights, memorials, restaurants, and culture is always fun. Planning a trip to a place you have not been to before brings excitement and goosebumps. Still, it’s a big job to arrange the trip all by yourself.
Washington, DC city sightseeing demands ultimate effort so as not to miss anything. Why tire yourself in figuring it out all on your own? Avail the services of some reputable companies offering DC sightseeing tours and enjoy.
What is Special about Guided DC Sightseeing Tours
Everyone has their way of exploring a new city. Some travelers don’t want to take the headache and book a full tour package. Others experiment with hit and trial method by DIY-ing the whole trip. Each method has its pros and cons. Fully booked packages are too heavy on the wallet usually, while there are chances of missing much in self-devised trips without a travel guide.
Then why not adopt a middle way of pre-booking some important tours as guided ones? Some of the benefits of guided tours could be:-
- You have maximum time for sightseeing, no more time-wasting on Google Maps.
- Make the maximum out of a short time by following a well-thought schedule of guided tours.
- Thanks to tour operators, you have a chance of skipping the ticket line for viewing some sights, again saving time and energy.
How to book a guided tour for Washington DC sightseeing
You can book a tour many months in advance, but six weeks to three months ahead is ideal. It’s better to take a highlights tour on the first day just to get the orientation and have an idea about the sights you are more interested to visit in detail.
After booking a guided tour, you just need to show up at the designated meet-up location. Rest all, like tickets, transport and planning are handled by the tour company.
Types of DC sightseeing Tours
Next, comes the question, which tour to take first, a walking tour, bus tour, private or group tour? The bus tours have a variety too. Well, you can choose according to your interests and the number of days you can spend in the city.
Most of our guided tours for Washington DC sightseeing are by bus. We have luxury, climate-controlled buses for group visits. Another option is convertible buses with retractable glass-top, so they could become open-top in summer. You have one more option to customize your trip on your terms in our private sprinter vans.
Some of our guided tours that are most popular:-
- DC Highlights Tour
- Guided Night Bus Tour-DC at Dusk
- VIP Bus Tour
- Discover DC Tour
- Old town Alexandria and Mt Vernon Tour
- Luray Caverns tour
- Arlington National Cemetery Walking Tour
- National Mall Walking Tour
If you are not good at walking, then a sightseeing bus tour is best for you. Our famous Discover DC Tour covers a lot including the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and many others.
Another benefit of having guided tours is that you don’t take the risk of facing the closed days of historical sites and monuments. Also, a couple of places require tickets and advance planning. These include the White House, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Washington Monument, which are well taken care of by tour companies.
If you are interested in taking a guided DC sightseeing tour, you want to be sure that your guide is reliable enough in terms of knowledge and expertise. Our company has certified local guides having years of experience. They make sure to satisfy every tourist booking with us.