With its growing popularity among tourists, the old-timey trolley is poised for a comeback in other areas, such as a military application as an adorable, bell-ringing assault tank. Ride this up-and-comer for its original purpose with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a tour of Washington DC from Old Town Trolley Tours (up to a $31.50 value). Tours stop and pick up at 19 different stops around the city (listed in the sidebar to the right). The trolley does not operate on October 24, November 25–27 or December 25–26, 2010.
Old Town Trolley Tours provide sightseers with extensive, fully narrated tours of the national capital, taking tourists past both the heavy-hitting attractions and the little-known gems. This deal gets you a full-day pass (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) to hop on and hop off the trolley at any of its 19 stops. This means you can get on at the Washington Welcome Center, ride it until you're enticed by the hypnotic pilasters and cartouches of the Jefferson Memorial, then get on again at any other stop throughout the day. The full tour of Washington takes about three hours, and each tour is patriotically lead by a licensed tour guide, who'll tell historical anecdotes, share intriguing facts, and cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate. Sit back and relax as your trolley smoothly takes you past Washington hotspots such as the National Mall and the Smithsonian.
This deal is also valid for the Monuments by Moonlight tour, which makes three stops and serves some of Washington's most hallowed sites, such as the FDR memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as they're aglow at night. Snap the perfect photograph of the Washington Monument, learn little-known facts about the White House, and uncover the hidden loot of Teddy Roosevelt’s pince-nez sunglasses underneath the Lincoln Memorial with today's Groupon to Old Town Trolley Tours.
Yelpers give Old Town Trolley Tours an average of 3.5 stars:
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