Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a tour?
1) Read the home page or Reservations page for descriptions of each tour.
2) Public tours: Reserve and pay online. Done!
3) Private tours: Call (202-681-0046) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your tour date and time.
Submit payment on the Reservations page.
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Are you licensed?
Yes, I am licensed by the Government of the District of Columbia. Tour Guide License number available upon request.
Are there reviews I can read? / Where can I leave a review?
Here's our Trip Advisor page. For immediate needs or concerns please call directly.
What about the weather?
The tours occur during rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather such as hurricanes or blizzard conditions I'll call you to update the status of your reservation. Please call ahead of your tour with questions.
What the refund policy?
Full refunds are available for walking tours canceled at least 48 hours before start time. Discover DC bus tours must be cancelled 96 hours in advance for a full refund.
How do we get to the tour site using public transportation?
For sites on the National Mall (War Commemorations or Tidal Basin Monument Tour), take the Circulator bus. The National Mall route makes several stops near our tours.
For the Capitol Hill Tour, there are two options: 1) Ride the Circulator bus (Union Station-Navy Yard route) and disembark at the Independence Ave SE bus stop. Then walk downhill towards Rayburn House Office Building. OR 2) Ride the Metro subway to Capitol South Station (Orange, Blue, or Silver Line). Walk to Independence Ave SE and make a left towards Rayburn House Office Building.
A third option for getting to all tours is Capital Bikeshare. The District has an extensive system of for-rent bicycles. The bikes are on-demand and charged in 30 minute or hourly increments. There are dozens of docking stations all over the city, including near each of our tour sites.
Do you accept other forms of payment?
Contact me to work out another form of payment. I'm flexible.
Are the tours private?
I offer public and private tours. Public tours offer a chance to meet visitors form all over the world while participating in a shared learning experience. Private tours afford you the flexibility to see more of what you want to see in a more intimate setting, on your schedule.