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Caminando Tours DC

3636, 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20011

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Tour Description in Washington DC

National Mall and Tidal Basin Tour

The National Mall and Tidal Basin tour is the most comprehensive route we offer. This tour will help you understand the creation of Washington DC based on the original design by architect Pierre L'Enfant, and the development into present day. We will visit the most iconic monuments in DC, and cover a wide range of United States history. Four presidents are immortalized in this great national park: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and their legacy completely changed this country. United States military engagements are also enshrined in memorials around the National Mall: World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Around the Tidal Basin, you will find the only memorial to a civilian; a man who helped change the course of this country and to end racial segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will also be able to see the iconic White House and discuss the office of the President.



The tour lasts 3.5 hours,  bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, some food and water as the National Mall is the only mall where there is nothing to buy! 

Capitol hill Tour

The United States of America was born as a new republic, separate from England, in 1783. This fledgling country sought to create a new system of government in which three branches: executive, legislative and judicial, have the same weight in making decisions. None of these three powers can live without the other, and this balance is what allows the country to maintain its democracy. The design of this federal capital began on that pedestal and the center of government was created there. This tour focuses on the history and function of the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. We enter the Capitol and the Library of Congress. The Supreme Court is very difficult to get into and depends on the schedule of trials, thus we are not able to go inside of it.


The tour lasts 2 hours and you are not allowed to enter the buildings with liquids, food, firearms or any sharp objects (scissors, nail clippers, etc.).

Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Arlington National Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in the United States and is a history book of this nation. The United States has the largest, most modern and significant military force in the world, and this is the last place where many veterans have come to rest. They are veterans from all the armed conflicts since the War of Independence to today. This cemetery has much more to see than the grave of John F. Kennedy and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. During the tour we focus on the unique history of the most famous cemetery in the country. We will see military memorials commemorating tragedies, we will see the graves of very famous people, explain who they are and their contribution to this country. The cemetery has an incredible view of Washington DC and is also the best view of the Pentagon that you will see without renting a helicopter.

 

The tour lasts 2.5 hours. You should bring comfortable shoes because we climb and descend small hills. Please bring water, but food is not allowed inside the cemetery.

Abraham Lincoln Assassination Tour

Downtown Washington DC has many stories to tell, but none are more famous or tragic as the murder of Abraham Lincoln. More than 150 years ago one of the most famous presidents in the history of this nation was killed. This tour focuses on following the events of the night when a group of southern supporters decided to make a last stand for the Confederacy, trying to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State at the same time. During the tour, I will explain how difficult Lincoln's time was and how his presidency was marked by the Civil War, a major threat that caused the United States to fracture, sparked the creation of paper money, and fostered the creation of the secret service. I will also show you iconic buildings located downtown during the tour.


The tour lasts 2 hours, and you can bring food and water. The walk is very easy, so you can come with any footwear.

Georgetown Tour

Georgetown predates the federal capital by nearly 50 years, but today it's one of the most beautiful neighborhoods you can see during your visit to the capital, where many politicians call home. This tour discusses the architectural evolution of urban areas on the east coast of the country, the economy of the district linked to the sale of slaves and tobacco, development of the famous canal, the imposing Georgetown University, and some of the famous residents who lived in the neighborhood. These historical figures have left so many stories that a tour of Georgetown is a must to do in your visit to Washington DC.


The tour lasts 2 hours, should bring comfortable shoes and water.

Dupont Circle Tour

Dupont Circle was added onto the original city plans for Washington DC in the early 20th century, becoming a neighborhood of first-generation millionaires seeking acceptance in American high society. The new millionaires built incredible mansions that, after the great economic depression, would be acquired by foreign countries becoming the center of foreign diplomatic activity in the United States of America. During the tour we will discuss the history of the Hope Diamond, the creation of the electric chair, the creator of Scientology, the years of alcohol prohibition in the country and more. The opulence of these mansions speak to the scandalous stories, inventions, curses, political assassinations and some of the most extravagant architecture of the city.

The tour lasts 2 hours, should bring comfortable shoes and water.

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The National Mall and Tidal basin tour costs 50 usd per adult. 
All other tours are priced at 35 usd.
Children 12-18 have a reduced rate of 25 usd.
Children under 11 are free to attend.
Special rates are available for groups of 5 or more people