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Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC

Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (Upper Northwest)
202-832-9800
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Ranked #21 of 121 Activities in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/city tour
Owner description: Voted “Washington’s Best Tour” by Washingtonian Magazine, the Nation’s Capital comes alive aboard Old Town Trolley Tours. Live narration filled with... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Central Islip, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour of DC on this Old Town Trolley. We were able to get off and on only at the places we wanted to get a better look at. The drivers are very knolegeable and fun to be with.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We bought the 2 day pass for the orange and green lines. The first day we arrived in DC it was raining so this was a perfect way to see the sights from the comfort of the trolley while staying dry. We didn't get off at any of the sights just rode around listening to the driver. All the drivers... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a 2 day pass and found this to be a great way of getting around DC to see the main sights. All the drivers we had were very knowledgable and entertaining and the service was reliable, never had to wait long for a bus. We particularly liked the live commentary from the drivers, far better than the pre-recorded... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got tired of walking! So opted for the extended tour of DC, that hits all the highlights. I like that we could get on and off. AND that it was covered. Friendly tour guides: some were funnier than others. They could get more modern by having a scanner to check in tickets rather than having to have a paper... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Most of the Conductors were very good, knowledgeable guides. The only thing that kept this from being an excellent choice was the fact they took a full trolley out of service mid route and made everyone wait for next trolley. Poor planning on operations manager's part. I do want to give high marks to Conductors Mr Peanut and Mr Smokey.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I went with my elderly parents on this tour. Staff were helpful and patient. Drivers were very informative and interesting to listen to. Waits for the next trolley were never the full half hour. This was great for a short visit so you can see the highlights.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Old Town Trolley operates hop-on, hop-off trolleys in several tourist destination cities. I’d used the company on my first visit to St. Augustine. I chose Old Town for getting around DC for two days. For anyone sightseeing in DC for two days, I recommend buying the two day ticket. Purchasing it online will save money, and you’ll get some coupons.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Old Town Trolley Tours are the best way to orientate yourself in the Capitol. The commentaries given by the drivers are excellent and they each add their own personal take on things. The stops are convienently placed. The drivers are very friendly and are happy to answer any questions or point you in the right direction. We took the... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I am a tour director and starting to plan trips to Washington DC for students. I did a tour with Ryan on the orange line and he was fantastic! He gave us the history while telling stories, which was exactly what I wanted to hear. Great job Ryan! I told other tour directors to definitely use this tour.

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Salina
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did two trolley tours, the night tour that made three stops and the extended day tour that made 20 stops. We really enjoyed our driver on the night tour - he had a serious love of DC and made the touring quite lively and fun. We did not get the value from our extended day tour because there simply... More

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