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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

By Dmv Tour
About
Benefit from a private luxury sightseeing tour in Washington DC with a private vehicle and experienced driver-guide. Customize your half-day itinerary to your needs, and hear live commentary from your guide along the way. Your driver waits with the car as you visit places like the Capitol Hill, a selection of monuments and memorials, Georgetown, or one of the Smithsonian museums.
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HK$3,600.94
per group (up to 6)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Customize the itinerary to your group's interests
  • Have more flexibility with a private tour
  • Stop for photo ops or spend time at specific destinations
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and private vehicle and driver

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (10 mile radius of DC)
  • Driver/guide. Driver is guide but will stay with vehicle when you exit at stops for selected sites
What's not included
  • Extended tour (additional fee)
  • All museum and memorial are free entry except Mt Vernon, Newseum, International Spy Museum, Ford Theater, Madame Tussauds.
  • Walk in guide service is not included in this package


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Free Hotel pick up in metro dc area . Outside pick up is possible with additional fee . Please call for detail with address Customer has the option to change pick up time and address please call or email after making reservation. Customer can customized tour the way he want.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • The Carousel at National Harbor, 137 National Plaza Suite 200, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22615P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not wheelchair accessible.
        • Customize your private tour by choosing the sights you want to explore
        • Pickup is from hotels or accommodations within a 10 mile radius of DC
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22615P5

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        • Dmv Tour
          31
          United States
          Joined in March 2017
        • Katie B
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Basically a scam
          Honesty this ended up feeling a lot like a scam. Untimely they did provide a bus, albeit not under the terms provided on this listing. We sent our pickup location and the list of wineries we wanted to visit well in advance of our trip. We even changed wineries once because the contact person, David, said the first two destinations we chose were too far and would result in an extra $180 cost, to be paid in cash. We picked new destinations very close to Leesburg, all within 10 minutes of each other, and David confirmed the revised list of wineries would work. Then the day before our trip David called to say we’d have to be back in DC within 5 hours or they would charge us an extra $125 in cash. I pointed out that the Trip Advisor page clearly says 5-6 hours (the Dmv Tours website just says 6 hours) and he started claiming he was doing us a favor by not charging extra for the fact that two of our wineries were “too far,” even though two of them have addresses in Leesburg and the other is just over the line in neighboring Hamilton (and, to reiterate, he had already confirmed our choices were fine the day prior). David then insisted that we would only receive 6 hours if we stayed in DC, which is not indicated anywhere in the listing and had never been communicated to us before the day prior to the trip. When I read the details from the listing aloud, David complained that his profit margins were already inadequate, accused me of being “difficult,” and threatened to cancel the reservation. Ultimately because this trip was a gift to a friend we kept the reservation and cut the trip down to one winery (there is no way to hit 3 destinations in Leesburg in 5 hours when it’s an hour to and from DC). The driver himself (who seemed to be with a totally different company) was great, but David and Dmv tours were terrible to work with and really put a damper on the whole experience. Save yourself a lot of stress and choose one of the many other bus services.
          Written 10 July 2022
        • Aerspamer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          We had a great tour guide. Friendly and helpful! We would use this company again in the future. He was able to get us close to the monuments for a quick stop and the air of the vehicle felt great on a hot evening.
          Written 9 July 2022
        • Tour03485936937
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          Tour was great...saw A LOT more than I thought we would and Frank was very knowledgeable! The only bad part was that our guide was a full hour late...not acceptable given that we were on time and not familiar with DC traffic yet our guide who should be very familiar with DC traffic was not prepared enough or considerate enough to be on time.
          Written 26 April 2022
        • Jeremy D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          Everything was great. Easy to book. They communicated well and followed up with me day before the tour and morning of to confirm all details. Frank (our tour guide) called me when he was on the way to meet us. Frank was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us around D.C. at the perfect pace and always tried to get us as close as possible to minimize walking and make things as convenient for us as possible. This tour was an A+. Also, we had 8 of us so they came in a huge van which had plenty of space and was comfortable.
          Written 18 March 2022
        • Sai K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          My DC Visit
          The Driver/ guide was on time. We took a 6 hour package and it was excellent. Saved us the hassle of driving and parking. Would try this service again and highly recommend it. Thanks
          Written 14 October 2019
        • Stacey F
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Private Tour and Driver in October 2019
          Our group of 15 had a 5 hour private tour of DC ....We got to choose our stops. Frank was an awesome driver and guide. I would highly recommend Frank for any group tour. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. David took our reservation and made everything seemless. The bus that we were on was very clean. Thank you both for a great experience. I would definitely use you guys again.
          Written 7 October 2019
        • Sightsee19004
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great choice!
          After looking at several reviews we chose this tour for our 3 generation family of 9. We are so glad we did! It saved us the hassle of finding places on our own and we learned so much from our driver, Frank. He is terrific! Two in our family have trouble walking and climbing stairs and he was very helpful, including pointing out accessible paths and elevators. I'm sure if we had tried this on our own we would have seen only half of what we did on the tour. Also, the cold water and Frank keeping the air running while we got out to see the monuments was quite a relief in the summer heat. Best money we spent in D.C. Thank you for a wonderful day!
          Written 24 June 2019
        • krazyj1977
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great night time tour
          We had a great time with Troy. He provided great information about the city and was very patient at each stop. You can customize it however you need to as well.
          Written 3 May 2019
        • Travel633945
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          9 of us took the private moonlight tour with Troy. He turned up on time the van was clean and well stocked with water Troy was very informative, interesting and engaging. He took us to all the sights we wanted to see. We all really enjoyed this tour. I would recommend the tour, if you are short on time in Washington or just want an easy way of seeing the capital Great value
          Written 25 April 2019
        • Dreamer08179105089
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best way to see DC
          Our guide Troy was on time, kind, knowledgeable, flexible to our itinerary, and provided great suggestions about what to see and experience. We learned many more things about DC and had unexpected wonderful experiences because of Troy and this tour. So glad we did this one!
          Written 20 April 2019
        • travelingtheworld1x1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent!!
          Troy was an excellent driver and guide. He was very flexible and worked well with our group. If you are in DC for a day or longer, we highly recommend this tour. Ask for Troy!
          Written 9 April 2019
        • Robert P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Way To See Washington DC
          Our driver Frank picked us up from our Hotel promptly at 9am the big SUV was clean and very comfortable with water supplied. We told Frank that we wanted to see Arlington National Cemetery he then proceeded to drive us there commenting on points of interest as we went and then directing us to the graves of interest once we arrived. After nearly 2 hours we came out to find Frank waiting but were unsure what other sights to see, he then proceeded to drive us around the DC area for the next 2 hours giving a running commentary on buildings of significance and anything else he could point out. This was a great way to see the city in a short time, in comfort and with a terrific knowledgeable guide. We highly recommend it!
          Written 1 May 2018
        • George M
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good tour, but wrong vehicle and a half hour late
          We were scheduled for a 9:00am pickup by a Lincoln Town Car. We were, instead, picked up at 9:30am by a Mercedes 9-passenger(?) van. Frank gave us a good tour, taking us to the places we most wanted to visit, and waiting patiently whenever we wanted to get out to walk around a site.
          Written 20 September 2017
        • susan K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night time tour
          Abdul was our Tour guide and he was wonderful. We were in DC for six days and all seven of us agreed that this was the best part of our trip including a tour of the White House and the capital building. Abdul was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. Hey took us exactly where we wanted to go and made sure we were able to see everything that was on the list that we have made ahead of time and more . I would recommend this to anyone going to Washington DC It really helped us to do this on our first night because it helped us to learn the lay of the land as we had never been to this area before. Even though we visited some of these areas during the day and the following week we were glad we were also able to see them at night as DC looks totally different at night time . If I go back to DC I'm taking this night tour again and asking for the sale guide
          Written 6 April 2017
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles17 reviews
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        Sabrina V
        Fort Lauderdale, FL1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Please do not book this tour for you family. You will be disappointed. I gave it the benefit of doubt with that one bad review but because of how the company responded I booked. However the previous review were 100% right. What you are getting is transportation service. That is all. You’re not getting a history tour or knowledge of DC. You’re getting picked up and dropped off to the locations. Our driver tried his best with being a marathon the same day, but the company should of know better and informed us the tour is possible but better after this time. The driver was also heavily dependent on his GPS. No music, no interaction, nothing, he pointed out things but I can too from looking at my gps. Icing on the cake is we got into a fender bender. Driver didn’t ask my family if they were okay. He just kept going. I contacted the direct company and got hung up on. I went through trip advisor to get back at least half. The driver spent his time so I agree he needs to be paid but. Save the headache and pass this booking. Don’t trust the response of the company either.
        Written 18 March 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dc is a very busy city . Sorry you lost time in traffic but you almost got free ride with discount .Still complain?
        Written 8 April 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Gail V
        Everett, WA370 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Couples
        Our driver Frank was a wealth of knowledge and wonderful personable tour guide. We had very limited time in DC and he made the most of it. He knew the area and the history and was able to share it with us. We were there during prime cherry blossom time and the area was absolutely gorgeous. Frank was able to give us hints on places to get the best pictures and give info and advice on what to look for. The driver does not accompany you at the stops but does give you the info about each place prior to your visiting the stops.
        Written 9 May 2018
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        ZKJL5
        Topeka, KS37 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019
        First thing we did on our trip to DC and it was Amazing!!!! I highly recommend seeing the city this way! Troy was our tour guide and took plenty of time explaining things and showing us around. He even took a few photos for us. By far the best way to see the city! Minimal walking as he drops you off at the front of every landmark. We traveled with kids and my 70 year old parents and it was cold but everyone had a great time! I wouldn't hesitate to book this tour again!
        Written 13 November 2019
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        Thanks and appreciate your business.
        Written 14 November 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Fred R
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Couples
        Our guide, Troy, did an excellent job!!!! He showed us a lot of treasures within 4 hours and he did not hesitate to follow our suggestions what we wanted to see!!
        Written 26 July 2018
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        susan r
        New York City, NY189 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Friends
        We booked a 1/2 day tour through Viator several weeks prior to the scheduled date. We unwittingly were booked for the day of the Cherry Blossom Parade and several other major events in DC. Afraid that traffic would be a nightmare, we called Viator and our confidence level was pretty low, we spoke to people who were very unresponsive. However, our driver, Frank, showed up on time with a comfortable SUV big enough for twelve people (and we were only a group of three). My husband explained what we wanted to see and do, and off we went. Frank was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. We had a terrific time. And he managed to get us around on a day where driving in DC was extremely difficult due to numerous street closures. I know there are some bad reviews on this site, but we were very pleased.
        Written 16 April 2018
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        Sheila R
        Cincinnati, OH3 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        Driver had no knowledge of the city. Distracted driving due to dependence on GPS, Ended tour early due to safety concerns.
        Written 3 September 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thanks for feedback .We replace this driver from his duty . He was new
        Written 1 November 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        luciperr
        Ottawa, Canada34 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Couples
        I never write reviews. Horrifying experience. Driver OK although arrived late. Owners horrible. They are crooks. Do not use them.
        Written 6 April 2018
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        Jane B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Couples
        we had a great time - our guide was courteous, fun, and extremely knowledgable! Took us everywhere we had on our list plus a couple of things we didn't even know we wanted to see!! Christopher is THE BEST!!
        Written 22 June 2024
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        GadaboutCSB
        Aspen, CO37 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide’s love of history made the tour SO interesting! He was engaging and tailored his talk on the fly as he learned what topics we were especially interested in.
        Written 5 July 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with our DC tour! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring the vibrant city and that our tour left a lasting impression on you. Your kind words motivate us to continue delivering high-quality tours and exceed our customers' expectations. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of your journey, and we genuinely appreciate your business. Should you have any friends or family visiting the area in the future, please don't hesitate to recommend us. We would be delighted to share the wonders of Washington, D.C. with them as well.
        Written 6 July 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        disneymgc
        Williamsburg, VA7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019 • Friends
        What a great day! We started at 10 and ended at 2. Perfect amount of time. Our driver was very courteous and gave a lot of great historic facts along the way. He was very accommodating to what we wanted to see or if we want a little more time at a location. We have “seen the sites” in D.C. for many years and this was one of our best experiences. Highly recommend!!!!
        Written 1 December 2019
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        Thanks. Appreciate your business and taking your valuable time to share positive experience. Thanks again and love to see you again. DMVTOUR.us
        Written 11 December 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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