Family Vacation Ideas – Tours of Washington, DC
Topaz Hotel has some great family vacation ideas for your trip to Washington, DC. Sightseeing tours offer some of the best views of America's Capital from a choice of trolleys, bus tours, bikes, Segway vehicles, and amphibious Duck vehicles that coast around town as easily as they dive into water. Choose your Washington, DC tour adventure now.
- Pentagon Tours
Take a fascinating look at The Pentagon - the pulse of our Department of Defense. Explore this American landmark on the 60-minute, 1.5 mile Pentagon Tour, which features displays of significant moments in US military history and commentary about the Pentagon and the mission of the DOD. A highlight of this tour is the Hall of Heroes, honoring those who have won the Congressional Medal of Honor. Guided tours are conducted Monday - Friday. Visit pentagon.afis.osd.mil/tour-selection.html.
- Old Town Trolley Tours
Explore the nation's capital on Washington, DC's most fascinating journey. Named Washington's Best Tour by Washingtonian Magazine, this two-hour tour lets you discover DC's top 100 attractions and enjoy the stories of the people and events that shaped our nation. The Old Town Trolley Tour makes 17 stops to attractions such as Georgetown, National Mall, National Cathedral, Lincoln Memorial, and the Smithsonian Museums. Visit www.historictours.com/washington/.
- Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Experience Washington, DC's spectacular monuments at night on the narrated, 2.5 hour Monuments By Moonlight Tour. With stops at the, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran, WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial, you will be mesmerized by the glow of Washington, D.C. after the sun sets. Bring your camera! Visit www.historictours.com/washington/.
- DC Ducks
Experience Washington, DC on the land and water with this exciting tour. Traveling in original WW II DUKW amphibious vehicles, this exciting 90-minute tour takes you through the capital city before splashing down into the Potomac River for the most thrilling ride of your Washington, DC vacation. Visit www.historictours.com/washington/.
- White House Tour
Tour the most famous attractions in the country and see where the President works and resides. On the fascinating White House Tour, you'll walk through The Blue Room, East Room, Green Room, Red Room and State Dining Room.
White House Tours are available from 7:30am to 12:30pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Advanced reservations are required. Call (202) 456-7041 or visit www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events.
- Martz Gold Line/ Gray Line of Washington, DC
Departing from Union Station, Martz Gold Line / Gray Line of Washington, D.C. is the district's top sightseeing tour and charter bus company. Visit DC's exciting attractions, monuments, museums and memorials on a first-class motor coach. Sightseeing tours include the popular Washington After Dark Tour and open-top double-decker bus tour of the downtown Mall area. Visit www.graylinedc.com.
- Segway Day & Night Tours of Washington, DC
Ride the coolest machine in the world, The Segway - with Segway Tours D.C. This exciting sightseeing adventure takes you past monuments and landmarks, including the White House, US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Castle Building, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Smithsonian American History Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Ford's Theater, and US Navy Memorial. This fun tour offers great information and superb guides. Visit www.historictours.com/washington/.
- OnBoard DC Tours
Formerly the Washington, DC Party Shuttle OnBoard DC Tours offers experienced tour guides and small shuttles that take you to the hottest attractions, sights, and monuments of Washington, DC. This comprehensive tour stop at the US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, White House and many of DC's most stimulating attractions.
- Spirit of Washington, DC Cruise
Head to Washington's historic waterfront and hop aboard the Spirit of Washington on the Potomac River. This fun cruise offers dining, dancing, live entertainment and spectacular views of our nation's capital. For a party or a group event for up to 600 guests, the Spirit of Washington is Washington, DC's most spectacular dinner cruise. Washington, DC Spirit Cruises also offers the Spirit of Mount Vernon and Capital Elite - a private charter yacht.
- Bike and Roll Washington, DC
Enjoy fun bike tours through Washington, DC. The capital city's flat terrain, numerous bike paths and spectacular sites make it the perfect destination to tour by bike. Hop on mountain, road, comfort, cruiser, hybrid, and tandem bikes for a 3-hour guided tour that winds you through DC. Learn the fascinating history behind the city's famous monuments, memorials and attractions on the Capital Sites Bike Tour, Monuments Bike Tour, Sites@Nite Bike Tour, Capital Sites@Nite Bike Tour and Blossoms by Bike. Visit www.bikeandroll.com.