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Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the best of Washington D.C. on this Old Town Trolley tour. See dozens of iconic sites, including the White House and the Jefferson Memorial.

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  • Enjoy a lively and entertaining narrated tour of the city
  • Marvel at dozens of iconic sights along the 90-minute route
  • Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery
Full description

Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery. Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the list of attractions and memorials that you will see on the tour: • Washington Welcome Center • The White House • National Archives • National Law Enforcement Museum • Union Station • U.S. Capitol • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The Wharf • International Spy Museum • Holocaust Memorial Museum • Jefferson Memorial • FDR Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • National Museum of American History • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History • National Gallery of Art • National Portrait Gallery

  • 90-minute narrated trolley city tour with multilingual narration
  • 30-minute stop at Lincoln Memorial
  • Tram Tour of Arlington National Cemetery (if option selected)
  • Transportation between Trolley Tour and Cemetery Tour
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet for the Trolley Tour at the Washington Welcome Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Visitors who chose the option with the Arlington Cemetery Tram Tour can do this tour the day they go on the Trolley Tour or the next day
  • Visitors may use the language app with GPS tracking technology for live narration in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 313 reviews

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Terrific! It was a beautiful day outside! Our tour was at 10 am in early June. It was not too hot yet. The only recommendation I would make is to increase the length of time to 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes when dropped off at the Lincoln memorial. We didn't feel 30 minutes was enough time to take in The Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial. In fact we ran out of time and didn't make it to the Vietnam Memorial.

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June 9, 2022

The city tour portion was enjoyable and our driver, Kam Da Man, was a great tour guide - funny and knowledgeable! We would be remisses if we didn’t mention that the staff at the Welcome Centre were very helpful and kind. The Arlington Cemetery portion of our tour was a must-do experience but during the last stop of the tour, we waited for over 30 minutes for the trolley to pick us up and bring us back to the main area. Several groups were waiting and once the trolley arrived, not everyone was able to embark. For this reason, our review falls short of a 5-star.

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February 15, 2022

One of the best experiences we have ever had! We Absolutely love Washington and this tour was incredible. Doug was a great teller. In the evening, we did this tour but the Monuments by night with Mr. History. Mind blowing, Incredible. The best best best decision to do this. Thank you!!!! highly recommend.

August 31, 2021

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