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“Good times.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of DC Walkabout

DC Walkabout
Ranked #68 of 139 Tours in Washington DC
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Owner description: We are proud to be Washington DC's only Audio/MP3 walking tour company. Just download and play!Our audio/mp3 tours are available anytime, day or night, 24hrs a day. We currently offer our much-publicized American Scandal, Haunted History and Lincoln Assassination tours, with Capitol Hill, the National Mall, and the Tidal Basin audio tours on the way!Narrated and filled with stories, interesting facts, music, and sound effects, our audio walking tours are a great way to learn about both DC and American History in a rich and engaging way. Check us out!
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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“Good times.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Sean really held our attention during our two-hour tour. We went around most of the memorials covering the major wars that the USA has been in. Sean was able to keep the pace very comfortable and kept the kids smiling, which isn't always easy, but that plus the beautiful weather really made it all work.
We started at the 2nd Infantry Division Memorial (a WWI memorial, in front of the White House) and began by hearing about some interesting aspects of war in general and America's role in the world and how it had been developing after the Revolutionary War up until WWI. From there we went through WWI to the WWII Memorial and heard about how the two were related and found out quite a bit. There were several anecdotes that I had never heard before about phrases originating from this time period, etc., and how war itself was evolving as time went on.
Then we made our way around the National Mall and past a DC WWI Memorial, where we heard about the importance and differences of that, before making it to the Korean War Memorial. This was one of my personal favorites, and I think most of the group learned alot here, as you don't often hear about the Korean War. Then a quick stop at the Lincoln Memorial and on our way to finish up at the Vietnam Memorial, where our guide gave a very poignant comparison of all the wars and great statistics on Vietnam itself.
This tour was information packed! I really appreciated how it was themed and not just a pick and choose of monuments, it surely helped to pique my interest in American history, despite the fact I was already using vacation time to go to DC.

Visited April 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Make sure to take the Capitol Hill tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

We decided to go with this company for a walking tour of Capitol Hill as we had read some good reviews and were eager to see as much of DC as we could. The tour was really well laid out and timed very well to end at Unity Station, where we had plenty of food and transportation options to choose from.

Our guide, Sean, was very energetic as we made our way from the Grant Memorial around the capitol to the LOC and Supreme Court before ending at Unity Station as I said before.

It was a pretty easy pace when we were moving so the overall distance of around a mile or so went almost unnoticed, as there were several stops along the way. The historical build up of each spot was chronological and helped signify the importance of each spot which I thought was a nice touch!

Sean obviously has a penchant for history and, even though the tour was free, he never mentioned anything about a tip! We were so pleased that we wanted to write this review to say thank you and we'll be recommending it to our friends when they go to DC next as well!

Visited March 2012
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Omaha
1 review
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“One Word ~ Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Extremely interesting tour!
This tour is the way it should be done! Tip what you think its worth at the end and get a guide to show you the ropes and lead you the whole way, perfect. The guide was very friendly and did a good job engaging the group, keeping a good pace, and balancing facts and history with the questions of the group. We ended up learning quite a bit more than if we would have gone it alone, a big plus, obviously. The memorials have their own energy and presence but they dont give you the backdrop you need to really understand them unless you have read alot about history, and this walking tour is the perfect solution to that!

Visited March 2012
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North Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Attention to Detail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

The attention to historical detail was amazing - we went on the war memorials tour and left completely impressed with what we had learned. Our tour guide knew so much about each war that it was clear he was a history buff. For example, he went out of his way to describe the differences between military fighting styles in each major war and simultaneously kept us enthralled! There were some funny details, some really gritty ones, but it really painted a picture for us instead of just a regular old "this is the war memorial it was built out of granite.....etc." - you get the picture. This company has obviously put time in so that the reasons for the memorials being built are described and really try to come alive for the tourists. Like, for example, I would have never known about the ways that past wars influenced the starts and outcomes of the wars that came after. Overall, I thought it was a very good quality tour and definitely worth the 2hrs.

Visited February 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“GREAT TOUR! Don't Pass it Up!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

My husband and I recently moved very near to DC and planned on making multiple day trips to experience all that DC has to offer. We decided to find a tour for our first trip so that we could learn the lay of the land for future trips and gleen information from a knnowledgable tour guide. The Capitol Hill Tour began at 10 AM and ended just before lunch at Union Station, which is a great place to stop and eat lunch. We enjoyed our Capitol Hill Tour so much that we decided to join the next tour that afternoon at the Jefferson Memorial. Our guide was friendly, knowledgable and adpated his tour to the dynamics of the group. It was obvious that he knew his history and that he was not just repeating a standard speech at each stop. He was more than willing to take pictures for us so that both of us could be in the picture together! This was an organized tour but it wasn't so structured that you felt rushed or unable to ask questions. I would highly recommend these tours. We are planning to take the other tours that are offered!

Visited March 2012
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