Private Half Day Walking Tour of DC's National Mall

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  • Private Tour
  • 3 hr

Visit the nation’s capital for half a day during this half day private tour of Washington D.C. Learn the city’s immense history, as told through its most famous landmarks and monuments.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Are you a first timer in DC but not quite ready to commit to a full day touring the nation’s Capital or are you short for time but still want to see the best of what the city has to offer? Either way don’t sweat it—the half day highlights tour was designed with you in mind. On your private tour, you will:

  • Hear about the fascinating politics and presidents of the past, as you see two of the city’s most famous buildings. 
  • Visit the evocative Korean War Veterans Memorial and learn about The Forgotten War, and the Vietnam War Memorial where you can honour the men and women who fought in the war. 
  • Climb the iconic stairs to the Lincoln Memorial, and read the immortal words spoken at Gettysburg.  
  • Hear the story of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, learn about the numerous marches that have taken place in the capital, and the changes inspired by these movements.
  • Your tour ends here, where we recommend you continue on to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Jefferson Memorial at your own leisure. 
Your tour will begin with views of two of the most famous buildings in the country – Capitol Hill and the White House. While learning about the history of each, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the fascinating politics of the most powerful country in the world. 

From there, your tour continues on to more of DC’s iconic sites, from where you’ll hear not only the stories of the nation and its’ capital, but also the work that goes into designing and erecting each unique monument and memorial. On your private tour, your guide will take you to several of the city’s most famous monuments, from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial to the Washington Monument. 

Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets included
No tickets required

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, History Buffs

Attractions along this route:

The White House
The White House is one of the most easily recognizable buildings on earth, yet shrouded in mystery and power.

Lincoln Memorial
Let yourself be dwarfed by the imposing Lincoln, whose full text of the famous lasting words, "four score and seven years ago" Gettysburg address are inscribed throughout the memorial.

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Referred to as The Unknown War and The Forgotten War, its memorial captures the harrowing tales of soldiers who fought to stave off tides of North Korean communism during the Cold War.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
This magnificent memorial covers four acres and includes a statue of King by sculptor Lei Yixin.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Covering two acres, the Vietnam War Memorial pays homage to those who lost their lives in one of America's most controversial wars.

Washington Monument
The symbol of the nation's capital dedicated to its namesake, the Washington Monument towers above the city.
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