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Washington D.C.: Pub Crawl & History Tour

1. Washington D.C.: Pub Crawl & History Tour

Drink local beers in iconic D.C. bars while your expert local guide shares the unknown stories of Washington, D.C.’s past and present. Learn the history they left out in 8th-grade social studies class. Discover interesting stories about the founding of the city, George Washington’s exploits as a master brewer, and CIA spies. Choose from two different ticket options. Pick the Happy Hour to enjoy four draft beers of your choice, one at each pub. Go with the Dry Run tour if you do not want any prepaid drinks.

Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

2. Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

Explore the U Street Corridor, once known as "Black Broadway," with a local guide and learn about African American history and heritage in Washington, D.C. After meeting your guide, set off on your stroll through what was once the heart of Black culture in America, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. During your tour, hear about jazz musician Duke Ellington, a celebrated D.C. hero whose birthplace was here, and admire a towering sculpture in reverence to him. Soak up a section of the city that was once home to the largest urban African American community in the United States, and which is still as vibrant as ever, The food in the area is also eclectic and exciting. From soul food to Italian to the world-famous Ben's Chili Bowl and, uniquely, on the eastern end, the area known as “Little Ethiopia” for its concentration of residents from that country, you're sure to find somewhere to stop to eat after your tour.

Washington DC Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

3. Washington DC Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact your tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Washington DC: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

4. Washington DC: Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Embark on a private tour of Washington DC on foot, alongside mystical and magical monuments, hidden shops, and attractions that guidebooks won't tell you about. See the original Lincoln Memorial, a bench in a lush park around the corner from the White House crowd — once the hiding spot of a presidential insider, — and more. Head off on an adventure to discover the hidden gems of Washington DC. Follow your guide to a multitude of tourist-free spots, from a technicolor cathedral to a secret cat. See an off-the-tourist-track side to Washington DC, totally dedicated to your preferences. Hear local stories from your handpicked guide who is anything ranging from a culinary connoisseur to a history buff, a baker or a banker, or a student or a senior. Depending on your preferences, your similarly-inclined guide will showcase all that DC has to offer.

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The other couple didn't show up so we ended up with a private tour. Jessica was great! Lots of interesting stories and historical info that I had never heard before. Best of all, we visited some GORGEOUS old bars that we never would have thought to visit otherwise. Definitely recommend!

We had a blast and a half! Jess was so much fun and really knowledgeable. It's so easy to get bogged in the dry boring bits of DC history since there's so much of it but there's absolutely nothing stuffy in the stories on this tour!

Can’t recommend this tour enough! It was a great introduction to DC, our guide was knowledgeable AND fun, and the history was excellent. We will suggest it to everyone we know!

We had a great time on this adventure in D.C. Our guide was funny & very knowledgeable about the history of the city. We would definitely do it again.

This tour was so much fun! The guide was knowledgeable and hilarious. We learned a lot while enjoying delicious beers.