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Private Tours of Washington
Ranked #4 of 157 Tours in Washington DC
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Owner description: Have questions? Find answers at privatetoursofwashington.com. See how PTW's expert tour guides and black-car service will have you feeling like a Washington insider. With over 50 years of combined experience, our local guides have introduced the Nation's Capital -- its fascinating past and present -- to diplomats, corporate groups, families and students. At Private Tours of Washington we are committed to making your time with us a one-of-a-kind experience full of remarkable sights and unparalleled insights. All PTW tours are by reservation only.
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

It was my first time to visit DC and I am so glad that this is the way I got to experience it. Our driver Sidi , was friendly, polite and very professional. It was easy to relax and take in the sights while he was driving because his 10 years of experience made it clear he knew his way around the city. We met up with our tour guide George at the White House. George was also very professional and personable. He brought the city and all of the memorials and historical places to life with his wealth of knowledge. He never rushed us and always politely answered any questions we had . He also stood in as our official tour photographer. I would highly recommend this company and this experience.

4  Thank MisFit67
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Girls weekend in DC. The best way to view the city is through a private tour! We reached out to "Private Tours of Washington" and was glad we did. We would have never experienced the city as we did if it hadn't had been for our tour guide, GEORGE!! He was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and he made sure we saw everything on our list! We learned several things from George that if we had just went "sight seeing" on our own, we would have never known. Thank you George and Private Tours of Washington for making our weekend special!!

2  Thank Myra B
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

A night tour of DC was important to my wife, so I probably did a little more research than needed to get it right. Reached out to three of the private tour companies, but only Private Tours of Washington and another responded (still waiting on Tiber Creek). The private night tours are expensive so wanted to understand the total cost (tour/taxes/gratuity) and what we'd see before booking it. Bill, the owner, has a very interesting bio as an author and reporter/columnist/editor for several newspapers. Because of Bill's background, I really hoped the PTW tour was in the ballpark...and it was the same or less cost! It was truly a first class evening, and Bill even provided wine glasses. Bill has a low key and professional presentation, and knows DC like only an insider would. I especially enjoyed his insight into current politics and world events. It was particularly enjoyable to have an informed conversation with someone so knowledgable, and someone who shares similar conservative views as me. If friends asked me for a "must do" while in DC, I would tell them without reservation to book a night tour with Bill at PTW.

4  Thank Jim C
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just completed a 4 hour tour of the city with PTW and couldn't be more pleased. Gil has a seemingly unfathomable knowledge of DC's history. He and the driver took their time and customized the tour with our needs in mind. Even with the 2 year old and the stroller we were able to see everything we intended to on our tour. Well done!

1  Thank nvaca
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This tour was absolutely amazing! The wealth of knowledge Gil knows about the city is unbelievable, this is truly something every American should experience ! We were all blown away! Thank you for offering such a great tour!

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