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Washington, DC: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley City Tour

Washington, DC: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley City Tour

Named "Washington's Best Tour" by the Washingtonian Magazine and one of the top 10 hop-on hop-off tours in the world by Forbes, the Old Town Trolley offers the most comprehensive tour of the nation's capital. Relax while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Expert guides share colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and well-researched historical information. Upgrade to include a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery, an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the nation. You’ll be transported to some of the most notable graves and memorials. DC City Tour Trolley stops: 1. 1001 E. St. NW: Washington Welcome Center/Ford's Theatre/Peterson House 2. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave: The White House/The White House Visitor Center/WWI Memorial 3. 701 Constitution Ave NW: National Archives (West/East Gallery of the NGA, Navy Memorial) 4. 400 New Jersey Ave NW: Japanese American Memorial/Hyatt Regency 5. 50 Massachusetts Ave NE: Union Station and the Smithsonian Postal Museum 6. 1st St. NE: US Capitol (Botanic Gardens, Supreme Court and Library of Congress) 7. 600 Independence Ave SW: Air/Space Museum, Museum of the American Indian/Eisenhower Memorial 8. Maine Ave SW at 9th St. SW: The Wharf 9. 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW: International Spy Museum 10. 1398 Independence Ave SW: Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums and Castle, Holocaust Memorial Museum 11. 16 E Basin Dr SW: Jefferson Memorial/George Mason Memorial 12. 1964 Independence Ave SW: Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial/Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 13. 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir. NW: Lincoln Memorial/Vietnam Veterans Memorial/Korean War Veterans Memorial/World War II Memorial 14. 1400 Constitution Ave NW: National Museum of American History/National Museum of African American History & Culture/National Museum of Natural History 15. 800 F St. NW: National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum (temp closed for Holiday Market) Arlington Cemetery Trolley stops: • Arlington National Cemetery • President John F. Kennedy Gravesite • US Coast Guard Memorial • John J. Pershing • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier • Arlington House • US Marine Corps War Memorial Iwo Jima • Arlington Niche Wall Columbarium Courts

Washington DC: Monuments and Memorials Bike Tour

Washington DC: Monuments and Memorials Bike Tour

Explore the hottest sights in Washington DC in an eco-friendly way on this guided bike tour through the National Mall and along the Potomac Tidal Basin. Learn about the war and presidential memorials that you stop to see up close along the route.  Meet your guide at the Wharf DC and get set up with your high-quality bike and helmet. Set off on your family-friendly route to the Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. Engage with history as your guide tells you the store behind sights like the Jefferson Memorial. Get the chance to walk around and explore the each of the memorials. Return to the Wharf DC at the end of your biking experience.

Washington DC Monuments by Night Bike Tour

Washington DC Monuments by Night Bike Tour

Bike to the major sights of Washington, D.C. on a guided tour after dark. Enjoy America’s capital city at night, when the air is cooler and the monuments are crowd-free. As dusk sweeps the city and the memorials and monuments are illuminated magnificently. Your guide will take you through the National Mall and around the Tidal Basin. You will visit: the Washington Monument; the World War 2, Korean and Vietnam War memorials;, the Lincoln Memorial: the Martin Luther King Memorial; the FDR Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn about each of the sights, and also a few minutes to walk through the memorials and experience them on foot. You will also have a view of the illuminated White House and the lawn where the president’s helicopter lands. This approximately 4-mile ride is rated as easy, covering mostly flat terrain. All riders are provided with reflective vests and safety lights.

Washington DC Bike Rental

Washington DC Bike Rental

Explore the Washington DC area on wheels, with your own itinerary and schedule. Take your bike to a Smithsonian museum, cycle along the Potomac River, or head to one of the area’s extensive bike trails. A bike rental is the perfect way to see the best of DC without having the hassle of walking. Each bike rental comes with a lock and a bike rack so you can stop and visit the many sights and museums without worry. Choose from either a 2-hour or a full day rental and 1 convenient pickup and drop-off location on the National Mall. You will be ready to explore Washington DC and all of its attractions at your own pace. The huge inventory of new Cannondale rental bikes ensure your comfort and safety. All equipment is maintained in-house by professional mechanics. Customer service staff can answer any questions about which type and size of bike is best for your needs. They are more than happy to share some tips on good trails, scenic routes, best places to eat, and other cycling information – just ask.

Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

Take a guided bike tour in Washington, D.C. to see all the city’s important sights and landmarks. The tour route includes Capitol Hill and the National Mall, Union Station, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Along the way you’ll see the Smithsonian museums, the Washington Monument, and the war memorials. You’ll learn about the city's history and current events from your guide as you cycle past the major monuments and memorials. You'll also get some practical touring tips for later use! Take in the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, the World War II Memorial, and many more important sights. This cycling tour is rated as easy and covers approximately 7 miles on level terrain.

DC: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Sightseeing Water Taxi Cruise

DC: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Sightseeing Water Taxi Cruise

Big Bus is the official preferred tour of the Cherry Blossom Festival. No one gets you closer to the natural beauty of the Nation's Capital. See the best of Washington, DC in just 3 days with a combo tour. Hop aboard a Big Bus open-top double-decker to explore the city at your own pace, and in your own language with digital audio commentary. Then, board the Monuments Water Taxi for a scenic tour between The Wharf to Georgetown. As you ride the bus, see iconic monuments and memorials including the White House, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and Arlington National Cemetery. Hop off at stops along the route to explore the Smithsonian National History Museum, Air & Space Museum, and more. Hop off at the National Mall to pay your respects at the memorials of some of the country's most important figures, including Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. If you want to dive deeper into the city's history, visit the Library of Congress or the International Spy Museum. Listen to digital commentary in multiple languages to learn about the city's top attractions and landmarks in your native language. Enjoy the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace, taking as much time as you need to fully appreciate everything that the nation’s capital has to offer. Once you've explored downtown DC’s history and culture, take the Monuments Water Taxi cruise to Georgetown and stroll through the picturesque colonial neighborhood filled with cafes, shops, and historic homes. Feel as if you’re transported back in time as you wander its cobblestone streets.

Washington DC: E-Bike Tour of the National Mall

Washington DC: E-Bike Tour of the National Mall

Ride through the entire National Mall and circle the Tidal Basin on this fun and informative E-bike tour. Start at the waterfront, and listen to a brief introduction about the E-bikes. Follow your knowledgeable guide past the Smithsonian Museums, and around to all the major sites including the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Conclude the trip by riding around the Tidal Basin and touring the Martin Luther King Jr, FDR, and Jefferson Memorials. Hear about the history, lore, and latest happenings around the DC museums and find yourself in great self-spots and in front of picturesque views. Your guide will also stop and share some hidden gems along the way. See all the major monuments and memorials as well as treasures you might not find on your own. The riding is easy with pedal-assist bikes enabling you to see more and pedal less.

Washington DC: Cherry Blossom Festival Tour by Bike

Washington DC: Cherry Blossom Festival Tour by Bike

The only official bike tour of the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Experience the beauty of Washington DC in its spring glory on this 2-hour bike tour created specifically for the famous National Cherry Blossom Festival. Follow your guide past gorgeous cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, home to famous landmarks including the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. You’ll learn about the history of this festival and stop for photo opportunities along the way.

Washington DC: E-Bike Rental

Washington DC: E-Bike Rental

Select an e-bike from a wide range of sizes ensure your comfort and safety. Receive all the help you need for your self-guided adventure including a helmet, a color-coded map, a bike bag, and a bike lock.  If you need some inspiration, ask the staff about the best cycling trails, scenic routes, best places to eat, and the key monuments to see. Get up close and personal with all the great sites of Washington, DC, and discover the US's capital at your own pace. The opening hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM between 1st November and 31st March then 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM between 1st April and 31st October

Best of DC: 2-hr Sightseeing Day Tour & 2-Hour Sunset Tour

Best of DC: 2-hr Sightseeing Day Tour & 2-Hour Sunset Tour

As the official National Park bus tour supplier, no one gets you closer to the natural beauty of the Nation's Capital. Experience the magic of Washington, DC with a combo offering a captivating daytime tour of DC's most iconic sights and a sunset tour of the capital city's spectacular landmarks, accompanied by professional digital commentary onboard Witness DC's rich history and breathtaking sights on a 2-hour journey through the vibrant heart of the nation's capital on a Big Bus open-top double-decker. Marvel at the grandeur of the Smithsonian Campus, White House, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, and the U.S. Capitol building. Then prepare for a 2-hour sunset adventure as you gaze at the radiant Washington Monument illuminated after dark, the Iwo Jima Memorial in all its glory, and take in the colonial vibe of the Georgetown neighborhood. Feel the spirit of the city as you cruise past the bustling streets of Chinatown and the natural beauty of the Tidal Basin. With professional digital commentary, you'll uncover the story of DC from the Founding Fathers to today's headlines.

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What people are saying about L'Enfant Plaza

Overall rating

4.5
(683 reviews)

Very accommodating, we were able to see all the points of interest we wanted and to not have to do all the walking was great. The narratives were very informative and added to the tour experience!

Guide was great. Bikes were of high quality but had a couple of minor brake and derailleur issues. Had the option of mountain or city bikes. We chose the mountain bikes and are happy we did.

Friendly, funny and competent tour guide. Entertaining tour past all the sights. Good for an overview of the city.

very informative easy to hop on and off. never had to wait long for the next trolley

Adrian was a great guide. We really enjoyed his tour. Would definitely recommend