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Union Station, Washington, DC: Our most recommended tours and activities

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

1. Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a guided trolley tour. The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and makes three stops for you to get off the trolley and explore the memorials on your own and take photos. Enjoy entertaining commentary from a professional tour guide who will entertain you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past. The three stops on the tour are: 1. The Martin Luther King Memorial & the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial 2. The Iwo Jima Memorial (aka US Marine Corps War Memorial) 3. The Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Besides stops at the major memorials, you will also get spectacular views of the Washington Memorial the White House, the National Mall, the Capitol Buildings, the Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums and Castle, the FBI & Dept of Justice Buildings, and the World War II Memorial.

Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour with Upgrade

2. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour with Upgrade

Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery. Sit back 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 the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the list of attractions and memorials that you will see on the tour: • Washington Welcome Center • The White House • National Archives • National Law Enforcement Museum • Union Station • U.S. Capitol • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The Wharf • International Spy Museum • Holocaust Memorial Museum • Jefferson Memorial • FDR Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • National Museum of American History • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History • National Gallery of Art • National Portrait Gallery Upgrade your tour by including a tram tour of Arlington National Cemetery with stops at the JFK Graveside, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington House.

Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

3. 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.

Washington DC: Capitol Hill Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

4. Washington DC: Capitol Hill Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

Learn all about the history, design, and controversy surrounding these famous buildings as you stroll around Washinton DC. Your guide will tell you the story of the construction of the Capitol grounds as you get up close and personal with these world-famous buildings. Meet your guide in the sumptuous Great Hall at Washington's famous Union Station. Begin by learning about this impressive building, before walking over to the US Capitol grounds. Once there, immerse yourself in its history as well as that of the surrounding buildings. Learn all about the architecture of famous structures like the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. Hear fascinating stories about the tumultuous politics behind their planning and development. Discover the secrets behind the architecture and its designers including Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Law Olmstead.

Washington, DC: Monuments and Memorials Photography Lesson

5. Washington, DC: Monuments and Memorials Photography Lesson

Learn how to use your camera live in the field rather than a classroom on this DC photography tour. Perfect for all skill levels, this monuments and memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, including F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and composition techniques. Learn how to improve your photography skills by making all the crowds disappear, capturing the perfect shot of some of the country’s most famous spots. Your professional photo instructor will takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions, including the White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials, and finally to Union Station. While you create photographic memories that will last a lifetime, pick up facts, history, and local insight into the US capital. With options for half- and full-day group or private lessons, cater the experience to your preferences and budget.

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What people are saying about Union Station, Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,177 reviews

Great tour guide! Loved the time to explore the actual monuments as well! I’d probably do one by day next time, by later in the evening its harder to see things (and the mosquitoes aren’t nice either).

Organized tour of the most significant landmarks. Definitely would not have accomplished the same independently.

Mr History was so good. DC is beautiful by the night. Recommend this tour for anyone who has little time in DC.

Wonder trip, the driver had a tremendous amount of knowledge and was very helpful.

It was very informative and enjoyable. Our guide was smart, funny and attentive.