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What Are the Best Washington DC Monument Tours?

Washington DC monument tours

Washington DC monument tours are a great way to experience the Capitol.


Just as there are so many places to see and experience, there’s an array of Washington DC monument tours to suit your style. Want to know the secrets behind their making? How about the perfect photo op? Whether you want to experience the sights on foot, by trolley, or even by private luxury car, you an be sure to find what you want in this list of Washington DC monument tours. Here are a few options…

Old Town Trolley Tours

Old Town Trolley Tours offers a unique way to experience the Capitol City: at night! These Washington DC monument tours shed a whole different light on some of the Capitol’s most cherished landmarks.

Stops include the Iwo Jima Memorial, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Along the way, guides will share historical tales and anecdotes about the city’s fascinating history.

These 2 1/2 hour tours depart nightly from Union Station.

Bike and Roll DC

One of the most dynamic and fun way to enjoy Washington DC monuments tours is on bicycle or Segway. Bike and Roll DC provide helmets, water, and guides. Check out options at

City Segway Tours

City Segway Tours let you cruise effortlessly through the beautiful parks and around historic buildings while receiving a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and personal service from your guide.

These two- and three-hour Washington DC monument tours are limited in size so you can count on a great, intimate experience with a licensed DC tour guide

Walking Tours

DC by Foot presents pay-what-you-like walking Washington DC monument tours. These high energy tours will take you through the National Mall, around the Tidal Basin, through Arlington Cemetery, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and the U Street corridor, with stories, secrets and useful information about our national treasures. DC by Foot also leada the exciting Lincoln Assassination, Secrets and Symbols, and Ghosts of Georgetown Tours.

The National Mall tour also runs at 830am to beat the heat and at 830pm to see the Memorials by Moonlight!

Fiat Luxe Tours

Fiat Luxe Tours offers personally guided tours dig deep into this city’s history and culture. You can choose from a list of over 25 sites, or work with our staff to create the tour you want. Car Tours run from $50-$150, with the National Mall tours adding $75 or $80 per person if you choose those two-hour history and photography options.


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