Adventures for Creative Tourists helps DC visitors explore the city's more artistic side. Tour guides lead groups to museums and art galleries across the Georgetown and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, helping them get a deeper look at the area's art than what you can find on the mall. Though, if you do want to see the top museums, custom tours can help you explore the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Portrait Museum, the Anderson House Museum, and the Kreeger Museum. Tours include the option to upgrade to transportation and an option to stop for meals so that you don't feel tempted to nibble on a still-life bowl of fruit.
Mangia DC Food Tours takes its name from the Italian interjection, "Mangia!", which roughly translates to both "Eat!" and "Enjoy!" It's fitting, then, that the company's signature tour focuses on Italian food, especially restaurants near historic Dupont Circle. In addition to visiting eateries and sampling foods, the tour includes insights into other hidden gems found throughout the neighborhood.
Walk in any direction in Washington D.C., and chances are you'll wind up in a historic spot in no time. Of course, it helps to have someone to make sense to the statue or mechanized president looming at 12 o'clock. That's where Walking DC and their guides come in. Natives of the capitol, these experts lead both private and group tours across DC's streets, stopping at key spots such as The National Mall, Chinatown, and Arlington Cemetery.
The Celebrity Planet introduces locals and visitors to the best food, coffee, and desserts in five cities?New York, Chicago, DC, New Orleans, and London. During two-hour walking tours, groups of up to 20 people promenade through the cities' scenic neighborhoods, stopping to sample New York's cream cheese-smeared bagels, London's fish and chips, DC's artisan chocolates, and Chicago?s sausage-flavored lampposts. During tours, which occur rain or shine, participants are encouraged to wear walking-appropriate attire such as comfortable shoes.
Anyone who visits Dumbarton House follows in the footsteps of the country’s fourth First Lady, Dolley Madison, who took shelter there as the War of 1812 raged and the British army edged closer to the White House. Since her visit, the Americans have defeated the British, and the house has been transformed into a museum with a collection of more than 1,000 historical artifacts that transport visitors back to the United States’ formative years. Once inhabited by Joseph Nourse, the first Register of the Treasury, from 1804 through 1813, the home showcases the family’s documents, such as journals, as well as furniture, silver, and other federal period decorative art from the turn of the 19th century. The house itself was built in the same period, exemplifying the clean lines and symmetry that characterized the era’s Federal architecture, with wings on either side of its main block.
Since its first tour of local landmarks in District of Columbia, CapitolCity DC Tours, LLC. has chaperoned visitors and the city's own curious residents on motor-coach and walking tours of the city. Dozens of available tours bring to life the history of the notable and little-known local neighborhoods and historic buildings that occupy the Washington DC's celebrated acreage. Licensed tour guides lead outings in seven languages, such as Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian, to make it easier for all to take in the city's breadth of historic, architectural, and municipal themes. Depending on the tour, some stops may include informative jaunts to the White House and the National Mall—places that evoke American ideals and where British tyranny in the form of unjust taxation and irresistible Phil Collins ballads were once publicly denounced.