There are many excellent tours available for visiting Washington D.C. Bus tours, walking tours, boat trips on the Potomac River all have guides that explain the historical significance of the government buildings and monuments and make the tour as entertaining as possible. For those who would like something a little different when they are sightseeing, there are other interesting ways to see the city.
Get up close and personal with all the interesting and important sites on your own Segway. Visitors get a 30 minute training session to learn how to ride and operate the Segway. It’s easy and lets you have the advantage of a walking tour but with much more, because you won’t get tired so quickly. You will glide alongside many buildings and monuments, enjoying the fresh air with seven other people and a guide.
Another unusual and interesting way to tour Washington D.C. is on a moonlight tour. Each important building and monument is uniquely lit at night and taking a bus tour after dark lets you view them all in one evening. These tours offer entertaining narration about the city along with historical anecdotes and even suggest you may see a ghost along the way. There are many ghost stories that surround the buildings of Washington D.C.
For the more adventurous, there are bike tours at night. Mountain bikes, helmets, bottled water, reflective vests and safety lights are provided. This tour is great for families and has a guide that narrates the anecdotes and historical information as you cruise around the city on you bicycles.
Cycling and Segways are fun and a unique way to visit the city, but some people prefer a more relaxing method. A dinner cruise ship glides along the Potomac River with glass atrium dining rooms so visitors can see all the sights while enjoying the comfort of a first class restaurant. It is a three hour cruise, so there is plenty of time to have a leisurely dinner, view the city at night and enjoy the live dance music. All the food from hors d’oeuvres to dessert is prepared with fresh ingredients on board every day. With three dining rooms, an open air deck and a visit to the Captain’s bridge, you won’t miss a thing.
Washington D.C. also has a duck tour. This is a tour on an amphibian vehicle that will take you to all the important buildings and monuments in the city and on the water. After the land tour the duck vehicle splashes into the Potomac River and you get another view of the city. This tour is accompanied by a guide who knows the facts and fictions of the city.
You will find a number of luxury hotels in Washington DC so whether you take an adventurous tour or have a relaxing ride, book yourself a memorable trip.