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Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC
Ranked #39 of 153 Tours in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 2, 2007

Trolleys are a great way to get around town while touring with grandparents. We especially enjoyed the "Monuments by Moonlight" tour.

1  Thank Lamgomom1
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Reviewed August 13, 2007

This was my second time on the Old Town Trolley Tour in Washington. Taking a hop on hop off tour is definately the best way to see all the important sites in Washington when you're on a tight schedule. We were only in DC for a day and, unfortunately, we were unable to see everything we wanted to see. This particular tour only runs from 10AM - 5PM, which I think is ridiculous during the summer months. However, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, and the wait time for trolleys was short.

2  Thank mellifera75
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Reviewed May 21, 2007

The trolley's two routes are a great way to have an overview of DC. But don't count on the 'hop on hop off' getting you very far. Often, too many people are waiting for a trolley and not everyone gets on. And the hours are too short if you want to take some time at more than one stop.

3  Thank Sandralah
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Reviewed April 28, 2007

We were looking for a general overview of the city and this was great fun! Drivers were friendly and informative, and we actually got to see and learn more than if we'd taken the Metro. To get your $'s worth, start early and go off and on all day, if you can. We picked up the "Orange Line" (the major loop, including the Mall and monuments) at Air and Space at 9:15 AM and switched over to the "Green Line" (Natl. Cathedral, Embassy Row, and the Natl. Zoo) at the Welcome Center. We got off again at the Zoo and had a great visit. (One warning: the Zoo is an uphill 6 blocks from the Trolley stop...but we found it a safe and delightful walk!) Later we switched lines again and visited the Union Station area. We had no problems with full trolleys and never waited for more than 10 minutes or so. We were afraid this was a "touristy" thing to do and it's not cheap, but we did find it surprisingly enjoyable, relaxing, and it gave our poor feet a break from all the walking. It's a nice intro for newcomers to the city.

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Reviewed September 16, 2006

we were in DC for 4 days. we took the regular tour on monday, and the monuments by moonlight tour on tuesday night. both tours were excellent, we did repeat the lincoln memorial and the vietnam wall, but they were so different at night, im glad we did it. the tour guides were very personable, and seemed to know a lot about the city. the trolley tour in the daytime was very nice because we could get off and on wherever we wanted. to get the best bang for your buck you should go out about 9:30 am. and stay out till 5:00 pm. the arlington tour did cost extra $6.00 each but well worth it. we were very happy with the tour. p. s. seats on the trolley are very hard.. just wooden slats..be prepared.

8  Thank freakmom
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