Washington DC is not just another American city. With so many memorials, the White House and Library of Congress, it’s a must-see place at any time of the year. Bring the camera and
watch the squirrels in the US Botanic Garden.
Pull off the memorials/culture/history trifecta in three days with your friendly local guide.
*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
1. Washington National Cathedral
2. Embassy Row
3. Dupont Circle
4. St Matthew Cathedral
6. Lafayette Square
7. The White House
8. Ford’s Theatre
9. Old Post Office Pavilion
10. Jefferson Memorial
11. Tidal Basin
12. Washington Monument
13. National Mall
14. Smithsonian Institute
15. US Botanic Garden
16. US Capitol
17. Library of Congress
18. US Supreme Court
19. National WW2 Memorial
20. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
21. Lincoln Memorial
22. Potomac Riverside
23. Kennedy Center of performing arts
25. Georgetown University
26. Dumbarton Oaks Park
3-day tour in the capital of the USA with your friendly local guide;
Explore about 30 must-see Washington DC attractions and things to do;
Take memorable photos of world-known places;
Visit the political center of the USA;
Discover the mix of old and contemporary architecture;
Immerse into the atmosphere of Washington’s most famous neighborhoods;
See a great number of significant historical monuments and memorials;
Stroll along extremely picturesque places like Tidal Basin, Potomac Riverside and Dumbarton Oaks Park;
Get impressed with the largest library in the world.
Washington National Cathedral
It’s hard to believe that this sophisticated gothic cathedral which seems to be built somewhere in Medieval Europe was founded only in 1990. But its significance can’t be overestimated: National Cathedral is a very important religious center for all American nation and is an incredibly beautiful architectural pearl.
Embassy Row is a part of Massachusetts Avenue which concentrates all the main embassies and diplomatic representations in the USA. Every building here is an architectural masterpiece with its own history.
This historic district will charm you by amazing old mansions built in 19th century. It’s a perfect area to explore different architectural styles and take picturesque photos.
St Matthew Cathedral
Finished in 1913, this Catholic Cathedral combines neo-renaissance and roman architecture and is famous by its incredibly rich interior with amazing mosaics, frescos and sculptures. It is also famous as a place of burial service for President John Kennedy.
Saturated with business and a little bustling but nevertheless fascinating and hiding a lot of places of interest – this is Washington Downtown. You will surely like strolling along this district exploring local life, looking at beautiful buildings or showcases of numerous stores.
2,8-ha lovely quiet area surrounded by historic buildings and numerous monuments is a must-visit attraction on your way to the White House.
The White House
Now you are in the center of the USA politics! From 1800 iconic White House became an official residence for all American presidents. It’s so exciting to stand near the place where the most important decisions in the country are made.
Founded in 1861, Ford’s Theatre is tragically known as a place where Abraham Lincoln was murdered in 1865. Nowadays it is functioning as a theatre but most visitors come here to see the place of the accident and to visit museum dedicated to Lincoln’s death.
Old Post Office Pavilion
Elegant Romanesque building with a 96-m tower attracts tourists with its beauty and offers to visit its observation deck with a great city view.
Built in 1943 to give the honor to one of the greatest politicians, the founding father of the USA, the author of Declaration of Independence Tomas Jefferson, the memorial has the shape of Roman pantheon. It is decorated with a 6-m tall bronze statue of Jefferson and his famous phrases engraved on the walls.
Tidal Basin is a man-made pond which was created in 19th century to control the level of water in the Potomac. Nowadays it is one of the most beautiful places in the heart of Washington DC which is surrounded by famous attractions and wonderful cherry trees.
This 169-m high stone obelisk majestically rises above the city. This monument not only looks very impressive but also has a spectacular view from its top.
This wide alley has the highest number of famous attractions on its territory. Walk along it, enjoy famous Washington sights and choose which of numerous museums located here you want to visit.
The highlight of the National Mall is Smithsonian Institution which manages about 20 museums located here. The headquarter of Institution is called the Castle due to its unique Norman architecture with elements of Gothic and Romanesque styles.
US Botanic Garden
After exploring attractions of National Mall, Botanic Garden will become a nice place to have a rest. By the way, it has one of the largest collections of plants in the USA: here you can see more than 60000 kinds of plants from different climatic zones.
Magnificent and monumental, the home to USA Congress, it is the most recognizable attraction of the country. From 1800 and to our time it is the heart of American politics and a favourite must-see place for tourists.
Library of Congress
What can we say about the Library of Congress? The largest library in the world with one of the richest collections of books and other items, millions of rare exhibits and breathtaking architectural complex which amazes with its beauty. No doubt that you desire to see it as soon as possible.
US Supreme Court
When you see the building of US Supreme Court you will understand why it’s called “the Temple of Justice”. Despite it was built in 1935, it reminds ancient Greek Temple and its image confirms the significance and sacredness of this place for all Americans.
National WWII Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial
These memorials dedicated to very tragic events of American history are surely must-see to remember old times and to feel the energy of such monuments.
Lincoln Memorial is one of the most popular memorials in Washington DC, visited by more than 6 mln tourists annually.
It’s hard to imagine Washington DC without Potomac River. That’s why you can’t skip an opportunity to walk along its picturesque embankment, enjoying beautiful landscapes, taking memorable photos and just relaxing and exploring local life.
Kennedy Center of performing arts
Named after US President and opened in 1971, Kennedy Center impresses with its scope. This huge complex consisting of several theatres is a main venue of Washington’s cultural and art life.
Georgetown district will charm you from the first sight. Old buildings, narrow streets, lovely restaurants and coffee places, vintage stores, trendy places and numerous students – this mix can be experienced only here.
Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is one of the oldest in the USA and has a reputation of one of the most prestigious and multicultural universities in the country. You will see its main campus with beautiful administrative building which looks like a Victorian castle.
Dumbarton Oaks Park
This 27-acres stunning park will give you a real pleasure when you walk here. Old majestic oaks, green plants, nice alleys, beautiful fountains and bridges make this park a perfect place to finish the tour in relaxing atmosphere.
- * The itinerary is subject to change
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What you get:
- + A friend in Washington .
- + Private & customized tour.
- + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
- + An authentic experience of local life.
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants.
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Washington scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
- + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.
*This three-day Washington DC tour can be modified to meet your preferences.