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If you're visiting Washington D.C, you may want to get the best out of your vacation by going on a tour of the city. While some tourists, especially the younger crowd would rather die than be seen on a tour bus, there are many advantages to sightseeing using this method.
The most important being that most of the hard work has already been done for you, that is the places to visit are already hand picked out. Plus you won't have to drive or walk around, asking random people where everything is. This gives you more time to enjoy the sites, and less time having to squint at a map.
A tour can fit the most important landmarks into a certain amount of time, and you won't have to wonder if you missed out on a popular spot. So, if you're in DC, seriously consider going on a guided tour. You can tour D.C on a bus, a boat, on a bike or by foot. Here is a list of D.C's top ten tours.
People living in Washington D.C are accustomed to seeing the trademark orange and green buses that belong to the Old Town Trolley Tours crisscrossing around town. There's always a booming voice of a conductor telling stories and giving tidbits of information about the city to enthusiastic sightseers.
The Tour goes through all the important landmarks in D.C such as the White House and the National Mall, but also traverses prominent neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle.
The tour company takes pride in being American-owned and American operated with conductors coming from various backgrounds. What's more, the Old Town Trolley Tours provides a money back guarantee if you're not satisfied.
Monuments by Moonlight is a great tour which allows sightseers to experience Washington's most beautiful sites by night. The tour is operated by Old Town Trolley Tours and provides a whole other view of the city.
Tourmobile Sightseeing is also another tour company which claims to provide a ride through the city's past and present by bus. It provides an open-air tram tour of the most prominent landmarks of Washington D.C. It's also the only tour bus that goes to Arlington Cemetery with all day free re-boarding.
If you're tired of buses; you can take a biking tour of D.C and get even closer to the city's greatest landmarks through the Washington D.C Capital Bike Tour. There are mountain bikes available and trolleys for kids.
If you're looking for an innovative way to visit Washington D.C then you should try the City Segway Tours which is the first authorized service in the world to use segways as a touring device. You are sure to have a lot of fun, just don't expect to go unnoticed!
If water is more your style, you can tour Washington D.C while on a boat using the services of Capitol River Cruises. The cruises offer tours and chartered services and provide spectacular views of Washington D.C form the Potomac River.
If you want another unique touring experience, you may want to try a C&O Canal Boat Ride pulled by mules. During the one-hour narrated trip, Park Rangers dressed in traditional clothing tell stories of what it's like to work on the historic Canal and live there with their families.
If you would like to visit Washington D.C by combining the pleasures of land and water, than schedule a DC Ducks Tour for the best of both worlds. The tour begins by a 90-minute ride to view the city's best monuments, and then the bus turns into a boat that goes into the Potomac River, allowing you to experience D.C from the water.
If you would rather tour the city by foot, that's also possible. Sightseers can go on the Ford's Theater Walking Tours which are conducted by actors playing roles from the Civil War. If you're on the daring side, be sure to schedule a Ghost Tour of Washington D.C and discover spooky, haunted houses along Lafayette Park also known as "tragedy square."
Another original way to discover D.C is to go on a food tour. Explore neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria by tasting the diversity of food offerings available and the local fare that makes each area unique.