Stroll the streets of Washington, DC’s oldest residential neighborhood as we discover the birthplace of American politics.
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Must-Sees in DC Tour Highlights
Join our small group tours of the National Mall on board our all-electric Red Roadster — perfect for covering the huge area and many monuments in DC! Our local guide gives you the scoop on the White House, Capitol Building, Smithsonian, and more.
- Receive a comprehensive overview of the National Mall and monuments from a local guide
- Feel like royalty in our all-electric Red Roadsters
- Learn the stories behind the Smithsonian Museums and the monuments
- Stroll through the FDR, MLK, and Lincoln memorials
- Be amazed by the White House and Capitol Hill
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide and transportation on all-electric five or seven-passenger vehicle.
Exclusions: Food and drinks along the way, and tips and gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 2+ hours
- Meeting point: L’Enfant Metro Stop – Meet at the corner of 7th St. & Maryland Ave. SW) also known as 7th & C St. (Maryland Ave. becomes C St. on the other side of 7th St.)
- Starting time: 10.00 AM, 2.00 PM
- Ending point: L’Enfant Metro Stop – Meet at the corner of 7th St. & Maryland Ave. SW) also known as 7th & C St. (Maryland Ave. becomes C St. on the other side of 7th St.)
Should I Book a Public Tour or a Private Tour?
- Set departure time
- Slight less expensive for small groups
- Meet other travelers and locals and make new friends
- Pick your departure time
- Ability to customize the tour for your specific preferences
- Ability to add a hotel pick up
Ready to take on the busiest area in DC? Skip the crowded sidewalks and slide into our all-electric Red Roadsters to be guided around our nation’s capital by a local.
Our National Mall tour starts at the L’Enfant Plaza metro, where our guides take you back to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on your own. You work your way through the Smithsonian area, discussing the best exhibits in each. Make sure you bring a notebook because you’ll want to take notes for later!
Next, breeze past the Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum, and Bureau of Engraving and Printing on your way to our beautiful Tidal Basin, where you’re entertained with the stories behind the watery oasis and the Jefferson Memorial.
You also have the opportunity to hop out and explore on your own! We do that at two stops: the FDR and MLK memorials, as well as at the Lincoln Memorial. At both locations, head out on foot with tips and insider information from our guide, and spend some time inside these amazing memorials. Afterward, cruise along the scenic Potomac River with views of Arlington Cemetery before seeing the World War I and World War II memorials.
Continue your journey through American history with a drive past the White House. Finally, feast your eyes on the buildings of Capitol Hill and learn the history behind them. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for an amazing spot for lunch before exploring the rest of DC on your own.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and transportation on all-electric five or seven-passenger vehicle.
Exclusions: Food and drinks along the way, and tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Dress appropriately for season and weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group with a maximum of seven people per vehicle. Your seat is guaranteed, however seating is on a first come first served basis, so we cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit with everyone in your party. Sometimes we use more than one vehicle and these travel together throughout the tour.
Guests on monuments tours will be provided with radio receivers and single-use earbuds to better hear the guide on our electric cart. Please help us limit waste and be as responsible as we can on our tours by bringing your own wired headphones, if possible. Also, if you require the use of an “over-the-ear” headphone for any accessibility reason, please let us know ahead of time.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: This DC tour is weather permitting.
Closure of sites: Peaceful demonstrations, a mainstay of life in Washington, DC, may slightly alter routes, but they also add to the enrichment of the experience!
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of four and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of four are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but please note they will be required to sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap due to limited space in the eCruiser. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of four. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Mr. Nicole B. from USA traveled on 02 Apr 2018:
Chris, thank you for the excellent tour! Accommodating our unexpected delays was greatly appreciated. Tailoring your guiding comments to appeal to our children on the tour really helped make the experience extra special. Looking forward to trying out your suggestions for additional local touring, (especially the food), and using your services again in the future!
Mr. Darren B. from United Kingdom traveled on 07 Sep 2017:
Our guide had a fantastic knowledge of the sites and it really was a great way to see Washington. Exceeded our expectations and highly recommended!
Ms. Cynthia G. from USA traveled on 21 Aug 2017:
Our guide was wonderful. I think her name was Sophia.
Mr. Erin D. from USA traveled on 08 Aug 2017:
LOVED my experience. I have been to DC before but it was great to see things from another view and up close that I had never seen before, with someone else driving and zipping through traffic like we were VIP’s! I was with my cousin who had never been to DC before and a self-proclaimed “anti-historian” and she loved it. Not to mention, our guide was pretty cute! ;>) My only complaint/suggestion is that it was hard to hear the tour guide. I struggled to hear him at some points due to traffic/buses. My cousin, who is somewhat hard of hearing, really struggled to hear him properly. Can you string some speakers through the canopy of the cart and the tour guide use a wireless microphone? Oh, and also, can you clearly mark the meeting spot? I know you clearly said it was at the Le’Fant metro station, but it was not clearly indicated where exactly you would be meeting at the metro station. It is a semi-large area and I was afraid we would miss the carts.
Mr. BillyJo C. from USA traveled on 05 Jul 2017:
This was a great tour for those who haven’t been to DC before and only have a small time to see parts of the city so you get to see the most iconic sites while learning the history as well as getting ideas of what to do/see on your free time. It’s great for those who have been to DC before (or a local) and just want to get to know the city better since it gives the history portion, plus some fun tales as well.
Mr. James S. from United Kingdom traveled on 17 Jun 2017:
Our guide Ali showed great enthusiasm for her subject matter. Friendly and outgoing.
Ms. Dominique K. from USA traveled on 12 Jun 2017:
The trip was one of the best I have done – I cant rate it enough!!! It made me fall in love with DC!! our giude was AMAZING Philip Nelson 5 stars from me !!!
Ms. Abra D. from United Kingdom traveled on 12 Jun 2017:
Sophia was lovely!
Mrs. Paula S. from Brazil traveled on 31 May 2017:
Our guide, sophia, was great, funny and knowledgeable. the electric cars are a a great idea! we enjoyed the entire experience and wish we’d taken the night tour as well!
Ms. Chantelle L. from Canada traveled on 30 May 2017:
She was absolutely a bundle of fun! She was so informative. She answered all of our questions and made us laugh! Great experience.
Ms. Kate D. from United Kingdom traveled on 24 May 2017:
Our guide was interesting and helpful and we would be happy having more information about the creation of the city and its history.
Mr. Nicole E. from USA traveled on 26 Apr 2017:
Colleen was great! We had such a good time, despite the rain! It was so nice to have such a personal experience.
Mr. Laura G. from Canada traveled on 16 Apr 2017
Our guide, Mike, was excellent. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Mr. Karen G. from USA traveled on 14 Apr 2017
Tour guide Rob was Excellent, knowledgeable, and fun my husband Charlie and I had a great time touring Washington DC with Rob. Thanks for a great experience. I have already recommended your company to friends.
Mr. Leah H. from Australia traveled on 13 Apr 2017
Ning was THE BEST!!!! Putting aside the gripy others, it was a great experience.
Mrs. Liz F. from USA traveled on 31 Mar 2017
Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Her stories made history come alive. Highly recommend this tour for first day to get your bearings and get usedul tips for the remainder of your stay.
Mr. Diego P. from Canada traveled on 28 Feb 2017
The tour and the two ladies that provided the tour were terrific. I was in DC for 2 shorts days with my daughters and had a great time. My girls loved it too. Kudos to Urban Adventures and a wonderful staff. Highly recommended…
Ms. Karen P. from USA traveled on 21 Feb 2017
Colleen was excellent. She was friendly and helpful and answered all our questions. I loved the car and that it was smaller and easier to get around.
Mrs. Lisa O. from USA traveled on 01 Jan 2017
Went really quickly; perhaps with just 15 additional minutes, we could see/learn more
Ms. Sharon G. from USA traveled on 08 Oct 2016
My guide Miller was fantastic. She was engaging & attentive to our group’s interests. She is extremely knowledgeable & made my tour fun & informative.
Ms. Lesa B. from USA traveled on 19 Sep 2016
Miller was my guide, she exceeded expectations!
Ms. Valeta J. from USA traveled on 15 Sep 2016
Mike was awesome!!! I did not expect to learn as much as I did. He was courtesy, kind, informative and still professional.
Mrs. Joni M. from USA traveled on 26 Jul 2016
This “adventure” was exactly what we needed to see D.C. The driver/tour leader was great, the sites everything we wanted to visit and overall I would highly recommend this for visitors to the area.
Mrs. Annette N. from Australia traveled on 16 Jul 2016
Mike was fantastic – his local knowledge really made the experience
Mr. Michael F. from USA traveled on 01 Jun 2016
Miller was our guide and she was excellent
Mr. Iris Henseler S. from Australia traveled on 26 May 2016
Thank you so much for the competent guidance, Mike. It was great and I will recommend you and your tour; for sure.
Ms. Pam C. from USA traveled on 04 May 2016
We loved the tour and happy we chose this tour. We would have liked to stop at the Jefferson Memorial.
Our guide and everything else was splendid.
Mrs. Gretchen C. from USA traveled on 25 Apr 2016
She was great and we got a good combination of tour time and time at the two (three actually) memorials. Interesting did bits and communications about DC. Fun way to travel. I was a little cold due to wind…so maybe add a section on wear appropriate clothing.
Mrs. Shona L. from Chad traveled on 13 Aug 2015
Enjoyed the tour, saw a lot that we could not have covered on foot!
Guide was very good.
Tour ended 10 min early, would have been nice to be able to use that time to spend a little more time at sites etc.
Mr. Prinsez W. from USA traveled on 04 Sep 2014
Thanks to George and Kate(?), my family and I had the tour of a lifetime. We truly appreciated all that we learned in the amount of time we learned it. We loved the sites, though we’ve seen them a time or two, but to have someone take us and tell us more than we knew was a great pleasure. They were on time, dressed for the occasion and really nice and the price was just right. If we tour again, it will be with Urban Adventures.
Ms. Sherry P. from USA traveled on 23 May 2014
Our guide made the trip worthwhile and her expert driving a cool electric car made it exciting!
Faye M. from Canada traveled on 20 Nov 2013
too numerous! See tripadvisor for my comments on these two amazing tours.