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Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC

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Address: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: 202-832-9800
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Description: Voted “Washington’s Best Tour” by Washingtonian Magazine, the Nation’s...
Voted “Washington’s Best Tour” by Washingtonian Magazine, the Nation’s Capital comes alive aboard Old Town Trolley Tours. Live narration filled with humorous stories and well-researched historical facts will show guests all of Washington in three loops that cover Arlington National Cemetery, the National Mall, National Cathedral, Downtown, Georgetown and points in between. With 19 stops, guests can disembark for shopping, dining and attractions all day. Old Town Trolley Tours has a 100% money back guarantee.
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Spent 4 days in DC. The Old Town Trolley took us around town in a safe, comfortable manner.

Worth every penny! This is the way to see the sights and to travel to attractions that Metro and buses can't get you near enough. The drivers are entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Worth every penny! This is the way to see the sights and to travel to attractions that Metro and buses can't get you near enough. The drivers are entertaining and informative. I booked a 2 day tour and was able to see so much, the highlight of which was the tidal basin surrounded by cherry blossoms. Booked on-line which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was hesistant to book with the trolley tour after seeing people say they spent a lot of time waiting for it. We did not have that issue at all. The trolley always came pretty quick and all of the drivers we had were fun and informative. I chose this over the Big Bus since it is enclosed for bad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had 13 different stops. Multiple cars gave the option of staying a short time or a longer time. The driver descriptions of attractions seemed a little over done.

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Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We chose this tour based on the generally positive reviews and had a mixed experience. The tour started out on the wrong foot when the shuttle that was to pick us up at our hotel in Arlington was 45 minutes late, resulting in our not beginning the tour until almost 11:00. This limited the number of times we were able... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

First of all, I have been on O.T.T.T. several times in other cities and have great respect for the company. I planned a DC visit for 3 college friends who flew in for a visit with me. I chose this company over their competition but now feel I made a mistake. My friends and I counted on the DC Metro... More 

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for the experience you had with our tour. We take great pride in providing our guests with great customer service and clearly in your case we let you down and I am very sorry for that. Please contact our Home Town Pass director at 305-293-7249 for assistance with your pass word and the printing of your... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always look for Hop On - Hop Off tours when visiting cities and even though there were several companies in DC, we chose the Trolley Tour as I remember using them about 25 years ago....and it sure was fun! We got the 2 day ticket for Easter Saturday and Sunday and with beautiful weather, lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We chose trolley tours on our recent visit and were not disappointed. Our tour guide was the professor who is a retired bank executive. He was awesome. We didn't get off at the stops because of ,my bad knee, but felt we got a great overview of the city and learned things we would otherwise wouldn't' have.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We took the Monuments by Moonlight Trolley tour with Old Town Trolleys in D.C. Our driver, Mike, was a wealth of knowledge! We saw a variety of the major monuments and they have an entirely different aura at night than they do during the day. The lights highlighted the mystery and seemed to bring the statues to life. Our tour... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You are placed in a small bus made to look like an old time trolley car. Most of the windows are plastic, dirty and hard to see through. Not to worry, the glass ones were just as dirty. Our driver that night was trying to set some kind of record as to the number of red lights she could run... More 

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for the experience you had with our tour. We take great pride in providing our guests with great customer service and clearly in your case we let you down and I am very sorry for that. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee that I hope you will take advantage of by visiting the customer service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The drivers have so much knowledge and special information. It's really interesting to listen to them so are better than others. We found ourselves just riding the trolley for more information. "HW" his real name was Hardworker and he was great and a lot of fun.

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