Tours

Visit DC Tours specializes in custom tours but if you just aren’t sure what you want to see, read about some of our tour offerings. We offer luxury private tours and can take you to explore Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, Mount Vernon and of course, the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery.

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Standard Tours

For first time visitors, or those who want more information while exploring the most popular sites, like the National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and Capitol Hill. Find out more…

Specialized Tours

These tours are great for return visitors, corporate groups, unique nights out. You won’t find other tours like these in Washington, DC. Visit a different side of DC, away from the monuments and memorials. Take a look at our Ghosts, Neighborhood, and Food Tours. Find out more…

We can also arrange tickets to tour Mount Vernon, US Capitol, National Archives as part of our tours.

Custom Itineraries

Don’t know what you want to see or do, or how to get tickets or in what order you should visit the sites? Let us help.


Questions? Contact us at info@visitdctours.com


Standard Tours – the usual sites…

National Mall & Tidal Basin Memorials

There a over a hundred memorials in DC, but the “big” ones are on the National Mall and Tidal Basin. This tour offers a degree of flexibility depending on how long you have – it takes 3.5 hours to see them all but we can arrange a route to see the ones important to you in the time you have. This tour can easily be done on foot or as a hop off coach tour.

  • Washington Monument (from afar, closed for renovation)
  • WWII Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery

This is one of the nation’s most hallowed grounds. Here we share the stories of those who gave their all – from Medal of Honor recipients to former presidents. We talk about the history that led to the formation of the cemetery and the requirements to be buried here today. This tour can be done on foot only, though a vehicle can be hired for transfer to and from the cemetery.

  • President John F. Kennedy (and brothers) Memorial
  • Arlington House
  • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

If you have a particular grave you’d like to visit or site you’d like to see, let us know and we can incorporate it into the tour.


Capitol Hill

A visit to Washington, DC really ought to include learning about American government and politics, as best as we can explain it! This tour offers a few options based on what is important to you. We can go inside some of the buildings, based on opening hours and ticket availability. This tour can only be done on foot. Vehicles are available for transfer, though those larger than SUV must load/unload away from the security perimeter.

  • Library of Congress – as long as it’s open, our guide can take you inside and show you around.
  • Supreme Court – while we can enter the building during business hours for the museum, access to the courtroom varies and is available on first come, first serve basis for docent lectures only. If this is important to you, we will help you through the process.
  • Capitol Building – tickets are required to take a docent led, hour long tour. With advance notice, we can arrange tickets subject to availability.

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Specialized Tours – the extra sites…

These tours are great for return visitors, corporate groups, unique nights out. You won’t find other tours like these in Washington, DC. Take a look at a different side of DC, away from the monuments and memorials.


Historic Georgetown Walking Tour

Beginning in the 1700s, Georgetown was the economic and social center for the area that would later become our nation’s capital. Many different groups and characters have cycled through this small town, all of whom left their marks with buildings, homes and churches. On this tour we will weave you through the mysteries and legends to give you a sense of the history of this still thriving port town.

More of a foodie? We have a food tour of Georgetown as well – it’s for those with a sweet tooth as we explore Georgetown Cupcakes, Dog Tag Bakery, Olivia Macaron and more. We can combine the history and food tour, and even our Ghost of Georgetown to include the sites you want to see.

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Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

The trajectory of our nation was changed on one night in a small family run theater when President Lincoln was murdered in cold blood. What lead up that moment? Who was behind this coordinated plot? The entire story is stranger than fiction and on this two hour walking tour you will trace the steps of the killers and learn all about this dark night. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery and betrayal. Join us on this family friendly tour and see why this is one of our highest rated tours in Washington.

Based on availability, we may be able to arrange access to tour inside Ford’s Theatre.

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Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

Tracing its origins back to the late 1600s, Old Town Alexandria is one of the most quaint and storied towns on the East Coast. It is a town that grew up around tobacco and hosted many of America’s most revered heroes. Compact and walkable, this tour will take you by the boutiques, taverns and antique shops that now inhabit these historic buildings. All the while your tour guide will regale your group with stories and anecdotes from our nation’s past that will be sure to thrill and excite.

Combine this tour with a visit to Mount Vernon! We can arrange a half day excursion  to tour Alexandria, and then drive to Mount Vernon to visit General George Washington’s home.

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Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

It is a dark and deeper look at the history of this old port town that still hosts the ghosts and spirits of days long gone. This tour will take you through the brick lined and gas lit streets of Georgetown at night, where you will hear tales of murder, mystery and mayhem. Its a family friendly walk that ends near Georgetown University and the infamous the Exorcist stairs…


Secrets & Legends Walking Tour (Adults Only)

Join us for a walk through Tragedy Square, better known today as Lafayette Park, just across the street from the White House. We’ll talk stories of murder, affairs, presidential secrets and scandals – all historic, of course. Due to the nature of this tour, we consider it adults only. You can decide what age that applies to but we don’t hold back on the gossip and details.


Eastern Market / Barracks Row

We started this tour as a food tour (desserts to be specific) but if you just want to explore the neighborhood… we don’t HAVE to stop for doughnuts! Eastern Market is the city’s only remaining market and on the weekends the roads close for a true outdoor experience. The neighborhood boasts a unique neighborhood history, from the poor immigrant workers who built the Navy Yard to the current home of the US Marine Corps 8th&I barracks.


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Custom DC Itineraries

DC can be a confusing place to visit with so much to see and do, and so many places that need tickets (some times, sometimes they don’t!) and we’re here to help.

Visit DC Tours can set up your itinerary for you. We do not arrange hotels or dinner reservations, but we can help plan your touring days. From booking tickets to Ford’s Theatre and the Capitol, to setting up a guided visit and transportation to Mount Vernon.

Since each persons interests are different and each trip will be unique, please contact us to inquire about rates.


Questions? Contact us at info@visitdctours.com