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Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise
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Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy delicious cuisine and live entertainment with a view of Washington, DC on this 2.5-3 hour dinner cruise along the Potomac River. On board the elegant Odyssey cruise ship, choose from one of three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms or head to the open-air observation deck to admire the view. Dine on a delicious 3-course meal, then dance the night away or see the famous sites of the nation’s capital — like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Reagan National Airport and much more under a moonlit sky.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.28
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$102.28
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Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise
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Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

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Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment with a view of Washington DC on this narrated lunch cruise along the Potomac River. Onboard the elegant Spirit of Washington, choose to cruise from three air-conditioned interior decks or the rooftop lounge. Either way, the view is spectacular, there’s a delicious buffet lunch to enjoy and a DJ is spinning the latest Top 40 hits on spacious dance floors. Look and listen as the captain points out DC’s fascinating history while drifting past the Washington Monument, Reagan National Airport and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.67
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$79.67
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Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor

Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor

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See the famous monuments of Washington, DC from an entirely new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard a riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking view of our nation’s capital on an afternoon or evening excursion. Travel along the Potomac River to see the plethora of famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.00
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$21.00
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Washington DC Premier Brunch Cruise
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Washington DC Premier Brunch Cruise

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Sip champagne onboard a luxurious yacht on a 2-hour brunch cruise along Washington DC’s scenic shoreline. Cast off from Gangplank Marina then enjoy live jazz and a sumptuous brunch buffet. Capture unforgettable images of the DC skyline while relaxing at your private table, then savor coffee or tea as you enjoy views of the capital city’s elegant cityscape.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.63
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$108.63
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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat

George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat

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Cruise on the Potomac River to Mount Vernon on this day trip from Alexandria. Listen to informative narration on board the boat, and then take a self-guided tour of George and Martha Washington's estate. Admission onto grounds only is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a guided bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.17
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DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour

DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour

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Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the vast Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC at a pace that suits you on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With trolleys departing regularly, you can hop off at any of the stops, including the US Marine Corps War Memorial, the US Coast Guard Memorial, and the Eternal Flame. Listen to an onboard guide share the history of Arlington and the significance of the memorials, monuments, and burial sites that you pass.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.95
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$17.95
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Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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$44.10
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Sunset Cruise - On the Chesapeake Bay

Sunset Cruise - On the Chesapeake Bay

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There's no better way to see historic Southern Maryland than by watching the sunset over the twin beaches on the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay. This yacht cruise promises the perfect ending to your day by taking you out on the water. While the sun slowly goes down, look out for wildlife including ospreys and dolphins and landmarks such as the Cliffs of Calvert.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Enjoy A Beautiful Day With Mother Nature Cruises

Enjoy A Beautiful Day With Mother Nature Cruises

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Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves gently breaking off the hull of Eternal Hope as she glides through the waters of the bay. Powered only by Mother Nature's wind! This cruise sails at 9 am, 12 Noon and 3 pm, Tuesday - Sunday and on Mondays for Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria

Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria

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Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 30 minute afternoon or evening water taxi ride.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.61
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Chesapeake Bay Private Cruise

Chesapeake Bay Private Cruise

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This private cruise for up to 6 persons is great for family outings, friends in town, a girls or guys day out on the water, or just to have the cruise to yourself! Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves gently breaking off the hull of Eternal Hope, a 42 ft sailing yacht, as she glides through the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Only a 45 minute drive from Washington DC, 30 minutes from Annapolis, MD and one hour from Baltimore, MD. Bring your own food or you can order food for this two and half hour cruise. The time and the boat are all yours. Complimentary snacks and water will be served. COVID-19: These cruises will only be available to be booked by couples or families who reside in the same household and the maximum number of passengers can only be 5 persons.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$577.00
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Washington DC Sightseeing Tour with Photo Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

Washington DC Sightseeing Tour with Photo Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

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Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal
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DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal

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Learn about Washington, DC’s thriving brewpub scene and taste a variety of award-winning beverages on a guided brewery tour. Get an inside look at how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit four of DC’s top brewpubs and enjoy beer-centric food pairings, substantial enough for a meal. Round-trip transportation by bus is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

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Go sightseeing in Washington DC in the comfort of a private luxury vehicle accompanied by your own personal driver. Customize your half-day tour to your interests to take in highlights such as the US Capitol Building, Washington National Monument, Georgetown, a selection of war memorials, or one of the excellent Smithsonian museums. Your driver provides commentary about the sights, but waits in the car while you visit each destination on your own. You can stop for photo ops, or spend more time at favorite destinations—the choice is yours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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Visit Washington, D.C., on a private, full-day trip from New York City with a chauffeured minivan that accommodates up to six passengers. Enjoy the ride in comfort and style, then spend a day exploring the capital’s most important sites. See the United States Capitol and the moving tombs of the Arlington National Cemetery, then continue to the White House and Presidential memorials. Visit the museums and monuments that line the National Mall before returning to New York.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,199.00
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Customized, Private Guided Tour of Washington, DC
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Customized, Private Guided Tour of Washington, DC

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THE COST OF THIS TOUR IS BY GROUP. Concierge Tours ensures that all our guests, no matter the size of the group, see exactly what they want in the time they are in the Washington, DC area. Now, Concierge Tours would like to show you as much as possible but there are simply not enough hours in a day to share all that Washington, DC has to offer. Please refer to the Tour Details to see the options of venues that are available to you and your family. Ask about our Night Tour of the National Monuments! Concierge Tours also caters to children! We keep them entertained and engaged during the tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$480.00
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Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

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You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$780.28
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Guided Washington DC Tour with Photo Stops & Potomac River Cruise

Guided Washington DC Tour with Photo Stops & Potomac River Cruise

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See the very best of Washington, DC with a 6-hour combination tour that takes in the city by bus, on foot and with a sightseeing cruise of the Potomac River (in season). Choose a longer tour for plenty of time to snap photos at the White House and U.S. Capitol Building, explore DC’s presidential memorials and moving war memorials and browse for souvenirs at the Pentagon City Shopping Mall. Finish the day onboard a Potomac River boat, which is the perfect way to get unobstructed views of key sites.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00

Private Tour of Washington DC

Private Tour of Washington DC

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Crown Limo Service provide extensive tour of Washington DC at affordable rates. ​ We will take you to explore the beauty of DC. Experience the best tour service with exotic limos at lowest rates. We are #1 Rated tour operator in Washington DC.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$383.57
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Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Washington D.C.’s most important destinations with a fully-customizable, 4 or 5-hour private sightseeing tour for your group of 6 to 14 people. Work with an experienced guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests, and visit the city’s landmarks, memorials and museums. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off within the D.C. beltway and beyond in a comfortable minibus. Finish your tour with return transfer to your hotel, or make the most of your time in the capital by heading directly to one of the D.C. airports.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

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Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 45 minute afternoon or evening sightseeing cruise. Choose to depart from the District Wharf or Georgetown! Enjoy engaging narration about DC's most famous landmarks on this relaxing water taxi. Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Then take a stroll into the streets of the District Wharf or Georgetown. Visit trendy restaurants, cool boutiques and rich history! When you are ready to go, avoid the DC traffic and hop back on this roundtrip water taxi ride back home!
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  • 30 minutes
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What people are saying about Cruises & Sailing in Washington DC

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Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise
"Awesome crew, awesome entertainment would definitely recommend it. I’d definitely do that again. The first time that I’ve had chicken that wasn’t dry. Thanks"..."
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Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise
"We celebrated our anniversary without knowing about this lunch cruise. They were remarkable, excellent food, great ambiance, DJ and hospitality. We definitely recommend and will be back soon. Rick & Rachel"..."
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Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor
"We had a great experience. The weather was nice and the staff was great. Really enjoyed all of the sights."..."
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Washington DC Premier Brunch Cruise
"I had a great time with my sister, we enjoyed the food and the music. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The vessel was broken when we had our brunch so we were unable to sail, however we still enjoyed our time."..."
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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat
"What a great trip. The tour reps and staff were all so well versed and fun. The cost was well worth the day's trip. Views of the river and the tour of the estate were perfect"..."
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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
"This was a great experience! The van was extremely comfortable and air conditioned. Joe was an amazing driver and guide. Loved how the trip included a small tour of Alexandria."..."
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DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour
"Our tour was fantastic. Brittany did an outstanding job, was interesting and added just the right amount of humor to keep it light."..."
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
"A night tour of the monuments and city is a must. Our driver was knowledgeable and made the ride fun. My kids loved it. Being able to get off at the Lincoln Memorial was great! Well worth it!"..."
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Great way to see Arlington if you only have a little bit of time or do not want to walk it! Very knowledgeable tour guide as well."..."
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Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Our tour guide was amazing. She had an awesome personality and made the experience great for us. My friends and I got our best photos on this tour. I definitely recommend taking this tour."..."
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Enjoy A Beautiful Day With Mother Nature Cruises
"Nate and Andy were awesome! Very peaceful and relaxing day on the bay. Even got to sail a little bit at the wheel."..."
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria
"I liked the confort . How people inside the boat make you feel good. I would like to have longer trip than this one."..."
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Chesapeake Bay Private Cruise
"Nate and his crew were absolutely wonderful! They made sure my family and I had the best cruising experience! They gave information about the Chesapeake Bay, boating, and even provided snacks! Friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!"..."
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Washington DC Sightseeing Tour with Photo Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise
"This was an awesome tour ! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history. We enjoyed every minute and would definitely recommend it"..."
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DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal
"This was a very fun thing to do while in DC. We thoroughly enjoyed the different breweries and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. |I recommend this tour it's worth the price. Oh and there was plenty of food too!"..."
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC
"Our driver was excellent. Super nice, and knowledgeable. Made some great suggestions as to where to go. Highly recommended it!!"..."
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Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York
"Thank you to Scott for an amazing tour of Washington DC. Very knowledgeable guide and we learnt a lot. Thank you again for an amazing day. Highly recommend this tour."..."
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Customized, Private Guided Tour of Washington, DC
"Alan was absolutely wonderful! Full of knowledge & interesting facts & he made the tour fun for the whole family! It was my four year old’s birthday and she had such a great time and loved learning from Alan! Highly recommend."..."
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Guided Washington DC Tour with Photo Stops & Potomac River Cruise
"This was a wonderful tour. Our driver and guide worked so well together to provide a wonderful experience. We experienced so much in such a relatively short time, their knowledge of the city was amazing. This tour is ideal if you only have a few days in the city. We would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Private Tour of Washington DC
"It was a pleasure, The Guide Mohammed was right in time, well dressed, courteous and pleasant, took us around and was not in a hurry to leave. I booked this in last minute and you guys accommodate us, Thank You"..."
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Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour
"Frank was exceptional! His knowledge and delivery couldn’t have been better, and he kept it on pace and fun. I’d highly recommend Frank as your tour guide."..."
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown
"The staff for the Water Taxi were all AMAZING. The boat itself had an a/c cabin, which was spectacular because of the summer heat and it began to rain about halfway to our destination. We also left promptly (both trips). Everything was very clean and I felt safe riding with my friend. We couldn't really hear the audio tour because of the engine noise and talking, but it was a very relaxing way to visit Georgetown."..."

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