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“Monuments by Moonlight, beautiful tour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC

Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
202-832-9800
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Ranked #23 of 158 Activities in Washington DC
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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.
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Monuments by Moonlight, beautiful tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

Great tour, go if you have the chance! The tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Our tour guide was Jorge and he was extremely informative and knowledgeable and was able to answer a lot of questions throughout the tour. We got to see a lot of DC through the trolley ride and then made quite a few stops. The guide gave everyone a choice of seeing either the Jefferson Memorial or the FDR so people were able to go to their choosing. Then we made stops at the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall and Korean Memorial. Since the tour was running on schedule the guide also took us past the White House. At the end of the tour the guide tried to drop people off close to their hotels if he could so they didn’t have to find transportation back from Union Station. Saved us some money so we gave him tipped him more. The weather was perfect the night we took the tour and seeing the monuments lit up at night was definitely a different experience seeing them during the day. The city is very beautiful at night.

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“Night Tour - a MUST SEE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

We literally just got back to our room after having taken the Old Town Trolley Monuments by Night Tour -- It was fantastic! There was no way we would have seen everything that we saw if we tried to do it on our own. The guide/driver was personable and full of entertaining knowledge, the length was just right, and the stops were everything we wanted to see. After taking this tour, I'm convinced that NIGHT is only way to experience the DC monuments. Sensational!

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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“Charming Tour, Great Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

I started to book a double-decker bus tour, but I'm so glad I didn't. The Old Town Trolley Tour was great! The trolleys were really charming and extremely comfortable. Even though it was 87 degrees, the open-air on the trolley kept everyone cool and comfy.

We rode all three lines (green, red and orange). The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and we saw everything there is to see in D.C. up close and personal. Great time. Great tour!

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Sydney
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“great way to see d.c in a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

we only had a day in washington d.c and decided to go with old town trolley just because they looked as good as any other tour company and im a sucka for anything with historical charm. the weather was nice so it was great to be in a trolley rather than a coach. we were very pleased with our experience. the tour stops covered everywhere we wanted to go and the half hour drop offs and pick ups were well timed. seeing d.c in 8 hours is of course a ridiculous thing to attempt but i feel we covered a lot and it would have been impossible to make our way to all the sights without the convenience of the trolley. the staff were friendly and informative. they were always making sure people knew that if they couldnt board their trolley if it was full, they would radio to find out how far the next one was behind. getting tickets was easy, the ride was comfortable and there were no hassles. if i visit the states again, i would definitely tour again with old town trolley tours. my only criticism is that the last pick up was around i think...530pm and i would have liked if there were an option to catch a later trolley as we could have spent longer in the smithsonian...but thats a given! all in all- a great experience.

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“Great way to see EVERYthing you want to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

We were SO afraid to get on this trolley after reading the reviews here, but since this line had the best STOP options, we risked it. We are so glad we did!

We had no shortage of trolleys, almost no waiting time at any of our stops, AND we got to see everything we wanted to see in a very short loop with plenty of educational information. In spite of it being peak season, our trolley was barely full at any given time, and our driver was both upbeat and entertaining. He seemed to really love his job.

I live near DC and had never seen most of what we saw while touring with our guests. When we were just too tired to get off and visit a stop, I made mental notes of what to come back and see - plus we had GREAT views of the White House and Capitol Building, as well as the memorials and other parts of the city.

Taking the loop before getting off worked very well for us - we were able to really see exactly what we wanted to see. It was a perfect mid-day break for us, too - we were able to just ride around and rest, and not feel like we were wasting any time. WELL worth the money spent, and really loved our driver.

I expected to be asking for a full refund, which they do offer, after reading reviews here - but didn't have any issues whatsoever. This ride was WAY better than expected.

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