Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee your desired tour day. You can buy your tickets either online or by phone with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
The tours run rain or shine, so please dress according to the day’s forecast. Please keep in mind that most of the tour takes place on our vehicle so you will be out of the elements.
While children are welcome on the tour, please keep in mind that tours are 8 hours long. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether an 8 hour tour is appropriate for their child’s attention span. Children under 5 can attend for free and there is a reduced rate for children between the ages of 5 and 12. If a child under 5 years old is attending for free, please note that they will need to sit on your lap.
We do make several stops on the tour including the U.S. Capitol (Photo Stop only), Grant Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery (Kennedy Gravesites & Changing of the guard ceremony), Iwo Jima Memorial, White House (Photo Stop Only), Jefferson Memorial and the FDR Memorial.
We will not go into any buildings on the tour.
Yes, the tour guide will narrate the tour and is happy to answer any of your questions about the sights we will see.
Yes, there is a restroom on the bus.
Yes, the coach buses are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Grand tours take place on our approximately 80 passenger coach bus. The buses have enclosed climate-controlled upper and lower decks.
While no food or beverages are included in the ticket price, feel free to bring your own snacks and/or drinks (no alcohol please). We will also be stopping for lunch on the tour.
Seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early to ensure that your group can sit together.
Yes, but please keep in mind that we will make several stops. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you may want to consider taking them with you.
Yes! Private tours are available. To inquire about booking a private tour, please click on the “Contact DCTrails” link on the left of this page.
Yes! There is so much to see during the tour and it would be absolutely worth it to bring a camera.
We recommend comfortable walking shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather as we will be getting off the bus at certain locations.
Absolutely! Whether you are looking for a way to entertain out-of-town guests, planning a bachelor/bachelorette party, having a team-building exercise or just want to learn more about the wonderful city you live in, this is the tour for you! You’ll be surprised at how much you will learn on the tour from the comfort of our bus.
Yes, at the moment we can only offer tours in English.
Yes, should you choose not to get picked up, there is parking available at the standard meeting location. Exact parking suggestions will be available upon purchase of your tickets.
There is no shopping available on this tour.
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not required, gratuities are accepted and always appreciated by the tour guides.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the tours. Only service animals are permitted.
Smoking is not permitted during the tour.
At the moment, gift certificates are not available for purchase.
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