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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
Phone Number: +1-202-832-9800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Driver Just Joe never stopped giving a "tour "about his girlfriend father etc. spent more time talking about them than the sights. Constantly laughing joking the historical sights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were suppose to start at 9am, no trolley, we weren't going to wait all day so we went to our first exhibit by walking, we then went to the next trolley stop and waited 45 min. nothing only to find out from other people waiting that the trolleys would not be running till 11 am and they still were... More 

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Greenville, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Driver Just Joe never stopped giving a "tour "about his girlfriend father etc. spent more time talking about them than the sights. Constantly laughing joking the historical sights were barely mentioned. Continually complained about all the rich kids going to private schools in the DC area. In the afternoon I had Anthony for the orange line. He was excellent! Knew... More 

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Sorbiers, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great way to get a feel for the layout of the city and save a lot of walking time. Each driver had his or her own approach: for example, one told hilarious stories, one was a "fun fact" historian, and one was very helpful when it rained. My advice: Sit as close to the front as possible to hear the... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did the Nighttime Monument tour and the 1 day tour with on & off option. The night tour of the Monuments was amazing it also included Iwo Jima at Arlington we had a little flashlight with us that helped in reading some of the inscriptions in the low lighting at some of the monuments. The day trolley really helped... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It depends a lot on you purpose for using OTT. If you want all day transportation between significant sites where you can get off and explore, then this works perfectly. If you are looking for "drive by photos", it doesn't. For example, you don't get a glimpse of the White House at the WH stop. But you can get off... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their tour bus drivers are nice and patient. Their history talks are pretty basic. They do know downtown Washington well. Our main complaint is that you often have to wait a long time for the bus at their "on/off" stops. We did a 2 day package and had to wait longer than the stated 30 minutes several times. They could... 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 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect? No - city traffic might cause delays. Our visit had the area around the White House closed off doe to a a suspicious package. That's life. A great way to to get an overview of the city. Only took the orange and red lines. Our guide - Sooner Steve was excellent.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A useful means of visiting Washington, getting a brief view of a wide range of places and helping decide which ones to visit for an extended period. Hop on/hop off service at predetermined points.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Washington recently we decided to do a tour that showed the monuments by night and chose to do the Old Town Trolley version of this. We did have to queue for a little while before boarding the trolley and it was a bit chaotic at times but in the end it was worth it. Our drivear was called... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the 2 days trolley tour and the Arlington Cemetery tour. Had to wait multiple times for over 30 minutes in 96 degree heat. Trying to make the switch from orange to red line at the Lincoln Memorial took an hour. We were told repeatedly that a trolley was coming in 10 minutes, but that was not the case.... 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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