Washington D.C is renowned for iconic buildings and majestic monuments, but look closer and you’ll find hidden treasures in every neighbourhood. From its hot topic foodie scene, to its abundance of freebies on and off the tourist trail, discover more.
This easy living city makes walking tours a must. Wander around the cobbled streets of George Town, enjoy blissful boutique style and a glistening canal waterfront. See the majestic White House when you book flights to Washington D.C. Explore the quirks of U Street, admire inspiring art murals, then grab a bite to eat at Ben’s Chili Bar. Head over to Woodley Park and the Smithsonian area for free galleries, museums and even a zoo. Enjoy local music venues for jazz, head to Dupont Circle for the farmers market or pop along to the National Mall for a big screen film night – the choice is yours on holidays to Washington D.C.
Discover Washington D.C. at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Washington D.C. at your own pace. Hop on and off at any of the 20 stops as often as you like along the three trolley routes. See the National Mall and Downtown on the 'orange loop', National Cathedral, Uptown and Georgetown on the 'green loop' and the White House on the 'green line'.
See Washington D.C. from the land and water on a unique duck tour. Travelling in an original WWII amphibious vehicle, this 90-minute tour takes you to the famous monuments of Washington D.C. before splashing down into the Potomac River. From Union Station you'll waddle down to the Mall, where you'll see the awe-inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithsonian Museums. Then at the Potomac River, splash down for a different look at the nation's capital. Along the way, your captain will entertain you with anecdotes and well-researched historical facts.
Journey into the picturesque countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania on a day trip from Washington D.C. devoted to the historic battlefield of Gettysburg. You'll gain rich insights into an important part of America's heritage and learn the story of the largest battle ever fought on US soil. As you travel to Pennsylvania, relax and listen to as your guide identifies local points of interest. See the Gettysburg Diorama, one of the largest miniature military dioramas in the country, for a narrated history of the Battle of Gettysburg.
You haven't seen Washington D.C. until you've seen it at night. On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington D.C. and see first-hand how Washington turns into a different city when the sun goes down. Admire Washington D.C.'s most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. As your tour guide provides entertaining anecdotes, historical information and ghost stories about the spirits who are said to haunt the nation's capital.
Take a full-day tour from Washington D.C. to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery, two of Virginia's most popular attractions. On this great value day trip, you'll tour Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation home; visit Old Town Alexandria, where Robert E. Lee grew up; and explore Arlington National Cemetery, where you'll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You'll also see the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony and the eternal flame that lights up the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.