Confined to plutonium-powered DeLoreans and unwieldy telephone booths, time travel is a dangerous and mischief-baiting activity. Instead, let history repeat itself as often as you can stand it with today’s Groupon: for $21, you get either an American Spirit Monument bus tour or a DC Memorial Heritage bus tour from Chariots for Hire Tours (up to a $42 value). Choose between two pickup locations: The Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, DC, or Gaylord National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.
Chariots for Hire whisks away patriotic globetrotters for educational, guide-helmed tours that visit the storied and hallowed sites of the nation's capital. The American Spirit Monument tour busses history buffs to Washington, DC's, main monuments and attractions, making stops at lauded locales including the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the White House, and the experimental vegetative Green House. Attendees will also experience extended drive-by viewings of other famed structures such as the Washington Monument and the notoriously taciturn Federal Reserve. The DC Memorial Heritage tour allows patrons to pay tribute to the nation's heroes, stopping off at sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Iwo Jima Memorial, and driving by important destinations such as the National Archives, the National Air Force Memorial, and the FBI Building.
All guides on these comprehensive treks are professionally trained and ready to spout specific details about each monument, such as how to spot the Kennedy flame from the Lincoln Memorial and which White House room Grover Cleveland used to stash his moustache collection. Though the tours mainly consist of cruises past fabled hotspots, much time will be spent off the bus learning about the history and significance of the important landmarks.
Nearly 20 Yelpers give Chariots for Hire an average of 4.5 stars:
- The bus was AWESOME, the driver was cool, and the whole experience made for such a great day!!! Highly recommend! – Susan T.
Chariots For Hire
Chariots For Hire charters groups of all sizes around the DC area in vehicles driven by professionally-trained chauffeurs. Whether heading to the airport to catch a flight, or embarking on a tour of nearby Dry Mill Vineyards and Tarara Winery, customers can expect to decompress in the back of a clean vehicle while the driver takes care of traffic, directions, and trying to get truck drivers to blow their horns. Chariots For Hire's fleet consists of luxury sedans, stretch limos, and charter busses—fully equipped with sound and DVD technology— that can accommodate up to 57 passengers. In addition to driving for weddings, concerts, and business meetings, drivers also charter day trips such as the aforementioned winery tours or historical tours of DC, led by knowledgeable guides that wax poetic on the history and landmarks of the nation's capital.