Sometimes taking a tour can be the best way to quickly get a feel for a city and what is to see. These are just some of the Tour companies servicing Washington DC.
City Sights DC – www.citysightsdc.com Tel: (202)650 5444. You can take a tour on an open top double decker bus, do a bike tour or hop on board a cruise boat.
DC Ducks – www.dcducks.com Tel: (202) 966 3825. A tour on board an restored World War II ‘Dukw’ (Army duck) which travels on road and water too. A fun way to see the city.
Grayline Bus Tours – www.graylinedc.com Tel: (202) 289 1995. This bus company offers excellent commentary to give you an insight into the Washington story.
Big Bus Tours – www.bigbustours.com Tel: 1 877 332 8689. Hop on- hop off open top double decker buses are a great way to see and get to know Washington DC.
DC by foot – www.dcbyfoot.com Walking tours with local guides. 1740 18th Street. Tel: (202)370 1830. Payment/tip based on your level of enjoyment.
DCtrolleytours.com – www.dctrolleytours.com 800 Pennsylvania Avenue. Tel: (202) 803 6880. They also run night tours too, creating a different perspective of the City.
Capital Segway – www.capitalsegway.com Tel: 1 888 234 2965. Learn to ride a Segway.
City Segway Tours – www.dc.citysegwaytours.com Tel: 1 877 734 8687. A fun way to see DC
DC Metro Food Tours – www.dcmetrofoodtours.com Tel: 800 979 3370. Follow the food trail and eat your way through Washington.
Big Wheel Bikes – www.bigwheelbikes.com 1034 33rd Street NW. Lots of quality bikes to hire and see Washington. NOTE: Also see www.bikeshare.com Bike riding in Washington is very popular with both locals and tourists, with many bike trails and park areas to ride in. Areas to ride include Rock Creek Park; alongside the historic C&O (Chesapeake & Ohio) Canal on the towpath which runs for 184 miles; beside the Potomac River and other park areas. Check out www.cctrail.org – the Capital Crescent Trail which runs from Georgetown to Bethesda. Also Great Falls Park at McLean in Virginia has 5 miles of bike trails, and is right beside rapids on the Potomac River.
Horse riding trails – www.rockcreekhorsecenter.com Tel: (202) 362 0117. 5100 Glover Rd. You can do a trail ride here, but need to book early to ensure that there is a horse available.
Boat Cruises – See www.capitolrivercruises.com Tel 1 800 405 5511 in Washington Harbor in Georgetown, 31st and K Streets NW.