Taking a guided tour of a strange city, like circling an airport before landing, is a great way to see the sights but a bad time to realize you’re in the driver’s seat. Settle into the passenger seat with today’s Groupon to Martz Gold Line/Gray Line in Washington, DC. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get a DC After Dark tour for one (up to a $39 value).
- For $36, you get a DC After Dark tour for two (up to a $78 value).
- For $69, you get a DC After Dark tour for four (up to a $156 value).</p>
Martz Gold Line/Gray Line houses intrepid explorers in its climate-controlled coaches for entertaining and informative tours through the nation’s capital. Led by licensed guides stocked with an encyclopedic knowledge of U.S. presidents and their favorite bedtime stories, the DC After Dark tour departs at 7 p.m. for a three-hour sojourn around the historic city with stops at various memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial. Along the way, tour-takers can bask in the illuminated views of national landmarks including the dome of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, Federal Triangle, the White House, the Capitol reflecting pool, and the capital letter Q.
Gray Line DC, Martz Group
Frank Martz, Sr., started Gray Line DC, Martz Group in 1908 with a 1912 White bus and a route that took him through small mining towns in Pennsylvania. During the Great Depression, the economic collapse inspired Frank and other independent carriers to create the National Trailways Bus System. This system became part of a national network with Greyhound lines, setting schedules and fares for connecting service across the country.
Through the years, the company has passed down from father to son. Today, Frank's great grandson, Scott Henry, helms the company of more than 400 employees, 250 coaches, and one magic-pumpkin carriage. Additionally, Martz boasts a travel agency and repair operations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, DC, and operates sightseeing tours in Washington, DC, such as DC After Dark, Monticello & Thomas Jefferson Country, and the Spy City Tour.