DC Insider Tours
DC Insider Tours
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
DC Insider Tours offers epic, unforgettable luxury tours unlike any other in the nation's capital. Sure, we give you all the facts and take you by the main attractions - but we don't stop there! Learn the true stories behind the tall tales, unearth DC's forgotten secrets, and discover those mysterious “right-under-your-nose” sites that have been lost to time. Best of all, our guides are fun, high-energy storytellers who bring the city and its rich history to life with improvisation, theatrics, and visual aids. And because we want everyone to have their own perfect, one-of-a-kind DC experience, we offer private tours to suit every need: Private Chauffeured Tours • Private Electric Bike Tours • Private Walking Tours • Private Smithsonian Museum Tours • Custom Tours of All Kinds. If you want to be an authentic DC Insider, book a tour with us today! Named DC Tour Company of the Year for 2019!
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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AtravellerfromOz
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Apr 2022
I visited Washington DC for the first time in April and booked two private tours with DC Insider Tours. This was definitely money well spent!

On my first tour, Bo led me through a number of DC’s finest museums, including the Natural History Museum and the American History Museum, supplying fantastic commentary. On day two, we headed over to Dupont Circle, took a stroll down Embassy Row, and then wandered over to Georgetown, finishing at Washington Harbour.

I second the comments of other tourists who’ve commented here on Bo’s passion for DC and its history, his amazing energy, and his remarkable knowledge of DC history. Rest assured that if you book a tour with Bo, you’re in good hands. I’m returning to DC in the second half of 2023, and I’m already looking forward to touring more of the sites of DC with Bo.
Written December 3, 2022
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JayCobb1045
Alexandria, VA43 contributions
Mar 2020
To begin with, I'll say I've never done a chauffeured tour before this one. I never really even considered an option, but now I'm hooked! This was one of the best tour experiences I've ever had from beginning to end.

Because you're driving you can cover a lot more ground in the same amount of time as walking so you get to see so many different aspects of the city. But contrary to bus tours which also cover a lot of ground, since this is private you get a more engaged and personalized experience than you would in a bus tour. Also way comfier!

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that it was really contagious. And their excitement wasn't only in the way the information was presented to us, but you could tell the same energy was put into the research. It wasn't just your run of the mill stuff - each step of the way we got really cool tidbits and pieces of trivia that I'm not even sure how they learned!

Finally, the price was very reasonable for the special, personalized experience we enjoyed. Well worth it - strongly recommend!
Written March 11, 2020
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Wow! We're so glad that we got to give you your first chauffeured tour! They are such a fun way to see DC. We love being able to customize our chauffeured tours and make sure each one is the right fit for our guests! We are huge geeks for DC and it is always a delight to get to share our knowledge with others; and a chauffeured tour is one of the best ways for us to really pack in the sites and information! Thanks for this wonderful review; we hope to see you again!
Written March 12, 2020
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Dan M
Cincinnati, OH2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Bo was our guide and he made it a great experience starting with proactively offering to delay the start 90 minutes due to rainy conditions. E-bikes were heavy duty and easy to use, they enabled us to ride right up to each monument and maximize how many of them we could visit within our two hour timeframe. Seeing monuments lit up at night is stunning and Bo shared just enough stories to make each one memorable.
Written January 5, 2020
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Our guides love to be flexible! We know that the weather doesn’t always cooperate, and we want all of our guests to have a safe and fun experience; so if that means rearranging the schedule, we’re more than happy to work with our clients to do so! So glad to hear that you found the electric bikes easy to use. We just love them and love the experience that they’re able to provide. They make sightseeing a breeze! We always recommend that those new to the District should see the monuments and memorials lit up in the evening, they’re so beautiful! Thanks for this kind review!
Written January 15, 2020
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BosDC1776
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Dec 2019
Washington, DC is an overwhelming city - museums, memorials, monuments, parks, oh my! DC Insider Tours was a life saver when I was planning a DC trip for my family. Although I live here and thought I had a good handle on DC, they helped me with nearly every aspect of our trip and then the tour was insanely good! We opted for a private chauffeured tour (a family of 11 of all ages) and we saw more than we thought was possible. It was great to pack in so many sights, but the commentary was incredible. Whether we were inside or outside of the vehicle (a new and clean Mercedes Sprinter), the guide, Bo, was sharing information that really brought the city to life. Bo's passion and enthusiasm for the city is infectious and made this the best part of my family's trip. I recommend them to anyone who wants the best from start to finish. By the end, we felt like we had a new member of our tribe. Thanks Bo and DC Insider Tours!
Written January 14, 2020
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Thanks so much for choosing to work with DC Insider Tours when planning your family’s trip to our amazing capital! We love to share our knowledge about the District, and give advice about what we think are nice activities for all ages. Our custom chauffeured tours are a delight to plan, and our guides love to make each tour as detailed as possible, and make sure its the right fit for each group. Thanks for your kind recommendation; we’re so happy to have been such a big part of your trip to DC!
Written January 15, 2020
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Hinnah
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Business
The best way to see DC! Bo’s passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge of DC is simply unmatched. He was a fantastic guide who brought positivity, good energy and humor to our tour. Our team had a blast riding the electric bikes around town. While Bo’s first priority was our safety, his second was ensuring we had fun - which we absolutely did for our entire ride through DC! Bo was extremely accommodating and worked with us to create a unique experience and route based on our preferences. Highly recommend for a unique way to see a beautiful city!!
Written October 24, 2022
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Brad H
2 contributions
Jul 2020
We completed the electric bike tour last Friday. It will be the best activity of our DC trip. It is the perfect thing to do during Covid. The bikes are great and whizz you around the city with no effort. They are not slow. Our guide Bo, was outstanding. He has a wealth of knowledge/history about Washington and he customized the tour at our request.
Written July 27, 2020
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Brandon B
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I went on an electric bike tour with Bo. It was fun zipping around downtown, as well as many of the monuments. It was a great way to see a lot in a couple hours. It was especially cool to do so at night. Bo was an excellent guide! He’s very personable and knowledgeable, two great characteristics for a guide. I would recommend this adventure to anyone in D.C.
Written February 3, 2020
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We love our electric bikes! So glad you had a fun time riding around DC on them. They're such a great way of packing in the sights! Our guides love to run our evening electric bike tours, as the view of the buildings and monuments lit-up in the dark never gets old. We pride ourselves on getting to know our guests, and making sure that they have a great time seeing the city with us. Thanks for your kind feedback!
Written February 20, 2020
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John G
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a great tour with Emily. The bikes were a lot of fun to ride. It was a great way to see the mall and Emily's knowledge made seeing the monuments even better. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
Written February 23, 2020
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So happy that you had a great tour! The electric bikes are a blast and a wonderful way to see DC and the National Mall. Our guides are very knowledgable about the city and they love to share with our guests! Thanks for your recommendation!
Written March 2, 2020
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John N. Logan
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Bo is the most amazing tour guide. If memory serves, he’s a local lawyer, and boy did he know his stuff. The ebikes he has for the tour were like gliding on a couch. Honestly, the best tour available for DC.
Written March 11, 2021
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Gayla L
Dothan, AL71 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
We just returned from our week long DC vacation and can't stop talking about our tour with Becca. We were apprehensive about taking a tour with our oldest traveler that has Parkinson's , but from the time I spoke with Bo at DC Insider to the end of our tour, their flexibility was amazing. The tour was truly all about us and what was most important to our group. Becca was highly informative and kept all of us (teenagers, middle age and senior citizens) entertained. Becca even improvised and made the absolute best use of our time when we had to take a break for my family member to rest. She even spent the majority of her time walking backwards so she could speak with us face to face ! We are so happy we began our trip with this tour. Becca made many recommendations and I will have to say her lunch location hit the SPOT!! We can't thank Becca, BO and DC Insiders enough for a one of a kind tour filled with information only locals know. What are you waiting for ? Book a tour with them NOW!! We will be back and they will be our first call!!
Written June 26, 2016
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