Planning a group trip to Washington DC this year? Why not leave the itinerary to some of the capital’s most trusted tour guides – the experts at City Sights DC!
There’s so much to see in the nation’s capital that it can be a challenge to decide where to begin. This is where City Sights DC comes in. Helping you to navigate the busy streets and crowds visiting the District of Columbia, their full-service itinerary planning offers custom packages in a variety of languages and can even be designed to fit a theme.
Want easy admission to museums, attractions, bike and bus tours? City Sights DC has your group covered. Don’t waste time in line when you could be on your way to the White House or taking in the monuments on two wheels!
Worried about making the most of every minute in DC? Working with these trusted guides will ensure a full itinerary that maximizes your time and keeps your group happy. The capital – the heart and power center of our country – is a diverse, bustling and high-energy area in its 68 square miles. The district is home to many of the most important government buildings in the country, along with countless famous landmarks, monuments and museums. Aside from the major attractions that can’t be missed on a trip to DC, there are hidden gems that only locals can divulge. So put your planning in the hands of City Sights DC and your group will be well on its way to experiencing the absolute best of the nation’s capital.
What can you see on a tour with City Sights DC?
The following are just some of the incredible Washington attractions your group can experience firsthand:
White House. Home to every US president since John Adams in 1800, America’s most famous house is more than just the current residence of Barack Obama – it’s also a museum of American history. The massive interior covers six levels, with a total of 132 rooms. Designed by Irish-born James Hoban, it was built between 1792 and 1800 in the Neoclassical style. In 1814, during the War of 1812, the house was set ablaze by the British Army and this destroyed the interior while charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed building in October 1817. Today the landmark home is a symbol of America and one of the most popular stopping points for visitors to DC.
Lincoln Memorial. This architecturally stunning monument is a memorial to President Abraham Lincoln. It has always been a major tourist attraction – hosting around six million visitors annually – and is a symbolic center focused on race relations. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Sitting on the National Mall opposite the Washington Monument, the memorial has a beautiful view of the reflecting pool and is an important place to reflect on events that forever shaped our country.
National Portrait Gallery. The collection focuses on images of famous Americans. The gallery is housed in the Old Patent Office Building, which is now known as the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and also displays some impressive architectural features, such as the porticoes modeled after the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
Library of Congress. No library in the country is bigger than the Library of Congress. Part of the legislative branch of government, it is an epicenter for those who oversee important issues such as copyrights, Congressional research and library services. An astounding 128 million items fill the shelves and catalogues, including books, manuscripts, films, maps, sheet music and photographs. The Thomas Jefferson Building is a favorite among visitors, as it is seen as a work of art in itself.
Historical Society of Washington DC. The society plays an integral role in preserving and displaying the history of Washington DC. It provides lectures, exhibits, classes and events for visitors and also is the site of an extensive library. A stop here is sure to get you excited about the importance of the historic events, people and places that make up the capital.
- Washington Monument. This monument – the tallest in DC – is one of the most iconic symbols of the nation’s capital. The view from the top ensures you see all corners of the capital if you are willing to climb the 898 steps to the top! At 555 feet, it is the tallest stone structure in the world and an impressive tribute to the first president of the United States and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army: George Washington.
- See Washington by Land or Water City Sights DC offers tours for your group on foot, bus, bike, boat, or a combination of these. Why choose City Sights DC for your group travel needs? First and foremost, they are a leader in the industry and plan each trip with individual group needs in mind. Each group has different interests, activity levels and sizes, and no two tours will ever be the same. The dedicated group travel department will take care of itineraries, transportation and booking, so you don’t have to! Don’t spend your time battling the often-confusing mix of public transport and crowds – leave that to the experts!
What other amenities does City Sights DC provide?
- Convenient departures from central locations
- Hotel pickups for groups of 18 or more
- Affordable prices for kids and adults
- Licensed, live tour guides
- Newly renovated boats for the harbor cruises
- Private double-decker bus tours available
- Choose from afternoon or evening departures
City Sights DC takes the hassles out of travel planning while making sure your group gets to see some of Washington’s top sights within your time frame. The sights, the shops, the museums, the buildings, the food – don’t miss out on what you want to see, and receive a custom itinerary straight from the experts.