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About DC Trails
Dc Trails offer live guides or pre-recorded commentary of Washington DC. Featuring our beautiful double decker open top buses. We offer a 24 hours Hop on Hop off, the 48 hours Hop-on Hop-off bus tour, Twighlight Tour and Mt. Vernon Tour of Old Town Alexandria.
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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

On this round-trip tour to Mount Vernon, gain a whole new perspective on U.S. history. On the way, a guide provides fascinating historical background and stories about points of interest in Old Town Alexandria that are often unmarked and easy to miss. While most guided tours stick to rigid schedules, you are free to explore George Washington’s former home at your own pace.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $56.00

Washington DC Twilight Tour

The crowds in Washington DC during the day can be unbearable. Skip the daytime sightseeing of the U.S. capital city and, instead, travel by bus during this Washington DC twilight tour. You'll see more than 15 attractions, including the Lincoln Memorial, Tidal Basin, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Plus, make a photo stop at the White House while it's lit up at night.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $45.00

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Plus Night Tour With 2 Day Pass

Get a comprehensive overview of Washington DC's highlights on your own time with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. While riding, listen to engaging commentary on the sights, and then hop off at any of the conveniently located stops to explore independently. Choose from a 1-day pass or a 48-hour pass (including a night tour) to suit your budget and schedule.
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4 hours
from $42.00
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Shawn Lasich wrote a review Mar 2020
Hillsdale, Michigan1 contribution
We planned a trip with our exchange students family flying in from Spain. Unfortunately, our trip had to be cancelled when President Trump closed the borders to flights from Europe. My husband spent a long time negotiating trying to get a refund for our tickets. Sadly, DC Trails was unwilling to do anything but give a 6 month extension for our tickets. Clearly, this will not work. Our Spanish friends cannot come in 6 months and now our exchange student has returned to Spain. DC Trails has been less than helpful. I cannot imagine ever considering their service again. By the way, every single business we dealt with to cancel gladly gave a full refund.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Storyteller767118 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The pick up is in front of the Spy Museum by the hop on hop off tours. We had originally scheduled the 10 am tour but the instructions on the pick are so bad that we were unable to find the location. Even after 5 phone calls to the number listed. The individuals that answer the phone were unable to connect us with the driver or tell us much about the location we were supposed to be picked up. Unfortunately we missed the pick up. DC tours was able to rebook is for the 12:00. So we just hung out in the food court. Then the 12:00 tour did not show up until 12:20. But at least we found others at this time and felt better about waiting. Once Charles found us and picked up the group, every thing was wonderful. He has lots of knowledge. Alexandria is beautiful and the tour at Mount Vernon is great. Picture attached is the pick up area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for detailing your tour experience. It was a pleasure having you on tour with us. We hope to see you again on a future tour. Best, DC Trails
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Lisaandmadi wrote a review Mar 2020
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The directions for pick up were very confusing. I was charged for 2 adults and it should have been 1 adult and 8 year old child. When I called Viator the customer service woman kept putting me on hold and each time she came back on the line she repeated exactly what she repeated the last 10 times she came back on line. After 30 minutes she said she would email me what the 3rd party responded. I called the DC Tours direct and they said Viator was the 3rd party and they had to refund the overpayment. I never received a response. Book direct through the tour company. After reading reviews sounds like lots of people have problems with Viator!!!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails
Responded Mar 27, 2020
We are sorry to hear about the experience you had booking a tour with our company. We hope that you will tour with us in the future. Best, DC Trails
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Danielle P wrote a review Mar 2020
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We enjoyed our trip to Mt Vernon and back. Charles was an enthusiastic and friendly guide, and we really liked the tour of Christ Church and Alexandria. Trying to find the pick up spot was incredibly frustrating. It currently is outside the spy museum's gift shop. If they could have told us that, instead of a meaningless street address, it would have been so much less stressful!
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Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Best, DC Trails
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Jubo1091 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
Very nice trip to Mt Vernon. The drive through the pretty countryside was relaxing. The driver/tour guide was friendly and energetic and knew the history of the area. Mt Vernon itself is beautifully restored; the education center (and gift shops) were spectacular
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for the great review! Best, DC Trails
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