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Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour

  Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour
50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington , DC 20001

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Detail Tour Loop Takes Approximately 3 Hours. The pass is valid for 1 day.
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  Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour
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The narrated hop on & hop off tour by trolley is an adventurous expedition that permits you to see the major draws of Washington DC with the convenience of being able to hop on and off as much as you like in a one-day or two-day time period.

During the wondrous inspiration of this fully narrated experience, you can revel in a fun and interesting trolley venture as well as the historical information and funny commentaries given by your driver. This hop-on and hop-off trolley serves up 20 stops to adventurers, and you can get on and off on at any of them in order to see over 100 different points of interest in the DC area. When you're ready to move to the next hotspot, you can re-board the next trolley, and off you'll go. Available with a one- or two-day pass, you will have access to the trolley and its stop for as at least one whole day, presenting you the chance to learn about the area as much as you like.

Detailed Tour Itinerary
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Washington Welcome Center
For an official DC welcome, stop by the Washington Welcome Center, where you'll find maps, brochures, tips, and advice on all the area attractions and points of interest. Also, Welcome Center staff will give you great insight into activities and sightseeing spots you won't want to miss. Souvenirs and snacks are also available. Nearby, check out Ford's Theatre, the Petersen House, and the International Spy Museum.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  White House Visitor Center
At the White House Visitor Center, people from around the world can learn about the amazing history of the White House and the United States Presidency. Discover facts about the architecture and furnishings of the White House, the first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders. Visitors can also watch a 30-minute video and see six historical exhibits. At this stop, also enjoy visiting the National Aquarium, which houses more than 1000 marine life specimens.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  National Archives
At the National Archives, you can see the original documents that were written by our forefathers as they created the United States government. You can view the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, but remember no flash photography! At this stop, you can also head over to the National Gallery of Art East and West Buildings, Marian Koshland Science Museum, and the U.S. Navy Memorial.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Union Station
The spectacular Union Station was originally designed to be the gateway to the city and since it opened over 90 years ago, has become the most visited site in DC. Locals, tourists, and even presidents make it a point to visit this magnificent historic mall and train station with its unique architecture. Make sure to check out the nearby Smithsonian National Postal Museum nearby.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  U.S. Capitol
A grand symbol of the United States Government, the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill is recognized across the world as one of our country’s most prominent icons of Democracy. The striking white dome acts as a focal point to the building which welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Not far away, you can see the sights of the U.S. Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  National Air and Space Museum
At the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, you can see first-hand the original Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module which carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin on their mission to the moon. These historic air and space crafts are among a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts at the Air and Space Museum. 23 different galleries feature amazing items related to the history of aviation and space flight throughout the world. Nearby, remember to head over to the National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum, and U.S. Botanic Gardens.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as a memorial to the millions of people who were murdered during the Holocaust and gives visitors the opportunity to take a look at how these victims were forced to live and die during their days in concentration camps. Also stop by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, where you can see the location where millions of dollars are printed every day.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Jefferson Memorial
Tours in Washington DC are not complete without a stop at the Jefferson Memorial. A tribute to the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, the memorial is a recognized symbol of democracy and independence. Inside the memorial sits a 19-foot statue of Jefferson and passages from the Declaration of Independence are inscribed on the walls surrounding him. Also head to the Tidal Basin and the George Mason Memorial, both situated in the nearby vicinity.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Built in 1997, this memorial is known for its unique design, its tribute to our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and for the fact that it tells the story of America during the years of FDR's Presidency. Four outdoor rooms portray the President's terms in office, each with different statues and quotes. Also head over to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the centerpiece of which is the Stone of Hope, a 30-foot-tall relief of Dr. King that visitors reach after walking past two large pieces of granite called the Mountains of Despair.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial was opened on Memorial Day in 1922, 57 years after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated. The immense Greek Temple stands in front of a gleaming reflecting pool and is a stunning spectacle during the day and especially at night. You can also check out other nearby memorials like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and World War II Memorial. At this stop, there is also a shuttle that can take you to Arlington National Cemetery.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  National Museum of American History
Step inside the National Museum of American History and experience the passion, creativity, and inspiration of the American people. Walk through the fascinating exhibits and collections, and transport yourself through hundreds of years of history, culture, and the lives of our people. Or head over to see the Washington Monument, one of the most celebrated and spectacular sights on the National Mall.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  National Museum of Natural History
Step inside the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where millions of people come each year to get a close look at some of the world's most intriguing, beguiling specimens. As part of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum offers an astounding view of the natural world, from rare gems, minerals, and animals to insects, plants, and other interesting items. Also, make your way to the Old Post Office for a spectacular view of the city and a journey back to the early 1900s.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  The Newseum
The Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue offers visitors a look at news like never before—significant, defining moments that span five centuries. Throughout the building are seven different levels of galleries, demonstrations, and interactive exhibits. Also look at the Marian Koshland Science Museum and the National Gallery of Art West Building in the nearby vicinity.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  National Geographic Museum
Just like the highly acclaimed magazine, the National Geographic Museum offers a stunning representation of the world we live in within its collection of exhibits. Adults and children will be intrigued by the colorful, interactive, and extraordinary displays. From sculptures created entirely out of garbage to live frogs of every color in their natural habitats, there's always something fascinating happening at the National Geographic Museum. While you're there, look at the Charles Sumner Museum and Archives and the Mayflower Hotel.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Dupont Circle
Come to Dupont Circle to see the upscale, trendy neighborhood that is home to young professionals, academics, and artists. Chic shops, boutiques, delightful restaurants, and fabulous architecture are also why Dupont Circle is a popular place to linger. Also, head to other popular attractions like the Woodrow Wilson House, Textile Museum, Phillips Collection, and Embassy Camera.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Smithsonian's National Zoo
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo houses more than 400 species of animals. Home to the Giant Pandas and the Great Apes among many others, the zoo is recognized as one of the premier zoological research institutions in the United States. Admission is free, and guests can expect to see resident giraffes, cobras, and Komodo dragons as well as the usual lions, tigers, and bears. For great dining and shopping options nearby, check out Woodley Park and Adams Morgan neighborhoods.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Washington National Cathedral
The National Cathedral welcomes people of all faiths from around the world to worship in its exquisite ambiance. It's the sixth-largest cathedral in the world and offers a dramatic spectacle to all who visit. The cathedral's English Gothic architecture is complemented by wood carvings, gargoyles, mosaics and more than 200 stained glass windows. A listed monument on the National Register of Historic Places, the cathedral is also the designated House of Prayer of the United States.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Georgetown University
Located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington DC, Georgetown University is ideally situated on the Potomac River, and the Georgetown area is known for its historic beauty, thriving community, and upscale shops, restaurants, and cultural venues. Visitors to the area enjoy walking along the waterfront or down the cobblestone streets. Check out one of the many exciting features in the area: Old stone House, Dumbarton Oaks, Exorcist Steps, House of Sweden, Mount Zion Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Tudor Place, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, and Georgetown Waterfront Park.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Stephen Dectur House
Constructed for one of American's most famous naval heroes, the Decatur House was completed in 1818 and is one of the oldest surviving homes in the DC area. The house's last and most beloved resident, Marie Beale, is known for her tireless efforts to protect and preserve the historic home. She is credited with saving the Decatur House from being demolished and for having it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the area, take a look at the White House grounds, Lafayette Park, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Octagon House, Renwick Gallery, and Corcoran Gallery.
 Hop-On Hop-Off at  Chinatown
Whether you're in the mood for authentic Chinese delicacies or a stroll through one of DC’s historic neighborhoods, Chinatown offers a unique experience for all visitors. The area is known for its wonderful restaurants and shops and it's annual Chinese New Year Celebration which attracts many visitors - locals and tourists alike. In the area, you can also head to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Portrait Gallery, and American Art Museum.
 Includes Admission to  Arlington National Cemetery
Also included in your comprehensive tour is a tour of the Arlington National Cemetary. The tour of the cemetery will include hotel pick up and drop off and the shuttle will run in a continuous 45-minute loop, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure. With more than 600 acres to explore during the tour, you're welcome to spend as much time on the grounds as you wish and journey back whenever you're ready!
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.

This is an excellent way not only to tour the city in a fun and eclectic way but also to discover everything you want at your own pace. You can also get out your pocket book to participate in shopping and dining as you make the complete tour loop.

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Faith Elleman
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"I would highly recommend this way to tour the sites!"
My husband and i were in dc for a wedding, and we only had one day to do tourist type sightseeing. This was the perfect way to get an overview of a lot of great sites. Our tour guide (who said to call him mr. Ordinary) was funny, personable, and had great information to share. It was a pretty hot day, but with the windows rolled up (kind of like jeep windows), there was a great breeze as we drove, so even on a hot day that made it comfortable. It also allowed us to get great pictures because we didn't have to deal with any reflections off window glass. We only chose to get off at one stop (the national archives), and when it was time to board again there weren't enough seats for the people waiting to get back on the trolley, so some had to stay behind to wait for the next trolley to come around. This tour was well worth the money, and we will definitely use this way to see the sites again when we come back to dc. You get to see a lot without the nightmare of trying to drive through dc traffic. I would highly recommend this way to tour the sites!
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Michelle Johnson
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"I would definitely do this again."
This was a wonderful way to experienCe as muCh of d.C. As you can in a day. The open air trolley was so fun and the drivers were so knowledgeable and helpful. The only way to travel. I would definitely do this again.
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Margery Silverton
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"Very good value."
We just took this tour today. I have lived in the washington area in the past and i was showing around a young friend from paris. We really enjoyed the trolley tour. The guides knew more than i could have told my friend myself, and i learned some new things about the city. Very good tour. Very good value.
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"All in all, a terrific value for money!"
I based my decision to take the narrated trolley tour reading the review and the description of the tour. I am thrilled to say that the old town trolley narrated tour is probably the best guided tour to take in a place like washington dc. What is great about this tour is that you can set the pace for the tour and at the same time ensure continuity. My mom could not walk a lot and so we got off where we wanted to and stayed on in the bus when we didn't feel like hopping out. The wait time when you hop out is about 20-25 minutes. We were lucky to always find a seat when we wanted to get back in. The best part is when you get back in the tour continues...Much like picking up a book and continuing with the story where you left off. The tour guides have a good sense of humor and they do a great job. All in all, a terrific value for money!
Frequently Asked Questions for Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour :
  • Approximately how long does the Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour last?
    Tour Loop Takes Approximately 3 Hours. The pass is valid for 1 day.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Comfortable outdoor clothing.
  • Where does the Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour depart from?
    The tour departs from the Bus Terminal Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Old Town Trolley Tour of Washington + Arlington National Cemetery Tour ?
    Both photography and video cameras are permitted.