Guided tour

Washington DC: Capitol Hill - Guided Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Washington DC: Capitol Hill - Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 73.14 per person

Explore Capitol Hill, the epicenter of activity in Washington DC, on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Knowledgeable local guides will show you the buildings and institutions that have made DC such an important part of the United States.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • Exterior of the Capitol Building and Supreme Court
  • View of the Main Reading Room of Library of Congress
  • Thomas Jefferson library, featuring a real Gutenberg Bible
  • Passionate, engaging guide
Full description
This is the best way to cover the US capital's political highlights, passing by the buildings where the biggest decisions of this country were taken. Let a local expert English-speaking guide help you get the most out of your time at Capitol Hill, making sure you see all the highlights. Your guide will not only be an expert on Capitol, but they will also share a mix of historical and political information, background stories and surprising details with you. At the end, you’ll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won’t even realize how the hours have passed and you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert on the US Capitol yourself. With so much to see on Capitol Hill, you’ll be thankful to your guide for navigating you. More than just storytellers, your passionate and engaging guide will approach touring in a different way. They will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding their own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. They are there to listen to you, to answer your questions and to create a dialogue – unlike other tours where they tend to lecture you as you go along. That’s the whole reason why the private and small group tour options are offered - to make sure you get the most out of your experience.  On this tour, highlights include: - The stunning exterior of the Supreme Court, - The majestic exterior of the Library of Congress and the interior of the Main Reading Room. - The iconic exterior of the Capitol building. - The Statue of Freedom - Going inside the Thomas Jefferson library and checking out a real Gutenberg Bible. - Learn about the judicial system at the Museum of the Supreme Court and maybe get a peek inside the actual courtroom. - There is a possibility to get tickets for a tour of the Capitol’s interior, where politicians and legislatures work tirelessly for the American people.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Private or semi-private group tour of no more than 10 people
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must bring a valid photo ID
  • There is a maximum of 10 people per group for private tours
  • Semi-private tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. In the event this minimum is not met, an alternative date or refund will be offered.
  • Please advise when booking if you require a wheelchair accessible tour
  • The tour route may be affected by national celebrations and if this occurs you will be provided with an alternative route and be able to see all the highlights on the tour, the local partner cannot provide a refund or discount
  • The inside of some attractions cannot be visited due to increased security
  • Large bags or suitcases are not allowed
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water, and an umbrella in case of rain and a hat during summer
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Library of congress is a wow. Beautiful building and very interesting. We were able to see the house chamber also interesting. Guide was very informative. Got to the supreme court late. Did not have a lot of time there. Tour is interesting overall.

December 29, 2019

good timr

November 19, 2019

Terry was excellent.

July 6, 2018

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