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National Harbor: Potomac River Self-Drive Guided Boat Tour

1. National Harbor: Potomac River Self-Drive Guided Boat Tour

Admire Maryland and Virginia’s historic sites from a unique perspective on a two-person catamaran boat, also known as a Craigcat, journeying down the Potomac River. You will be guided down the Potomac River by a guide in their own boat and will guide you by radio. Your journey will see you navigating down the river at speeds of up to 25-miles per hour. Meet at the boat pier at National Harbor, be fitted with a life jacket, and complete a 20-minute training session to receive your 10-day boat license waiver before taking the journey down the river. Travel down the Potomac River and stop at different points-of-interest including, National Harbor, Jones Point Lighthouse, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, and Little Hunting Creek. The Potomac River is home to a mixture of wildlife, so along the way, you might see Bald Eagles, Osprey, and different types of fish.

DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

2. DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

Get to know Washington DC at night through its collection of iconic outdoor monuments on a tour with an energetic local guide. Explore the city after sunset, when the buildings are illuminated brilliantly. Spend 2.5 hours browsing the most important national memorials of the United States capital and understand their place in the country’s history. As well as exploring DC’s rich history, see the monuments and memorials of the National Mall that feature figures like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Your local guide will share stories about the major players and events in American history that have earned memorials on the Mall and the mysterious symbolism built into these structures. Revisit memorials to World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Highlights include the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Korean Veteran's Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the White House. You will be treated to many photo opportunities along the way, so keep your camera handy.

Washington DC: Private Night Walking Tour

3. Washington DC: Private Night Walking Tour

See the illuminated monuments and memorials of Washington DC after the sunset. Experience the stunning architecture of DC as you uncover its rich political history. Follow your guide to the Washington Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorial. Once the crowds disperse at night, buildings light up, making it an ideal time to explore Washington DC. On this tour, discover explore the most important national memorials of America's capital, as you understand their place in the country's history. Uncover the monuments dedicated to historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Get the chance to commemorate Vietnam and Korean veterans, as well as those lost during World War II. As you walk, listen to your guide share stories about the circumstances around how the National Mall was built over the centuries, from Dolly Madison and Eliza Hamilton's efforts to build the Washington Monument to the then 21-year-old Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam Memorial.

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

I was visiting DC with my husband and wanted to find something to break up the monotony of walking through museum after museum and found this little gem of a boat tour. These speedy little 2 person cats were the perfect option! My husband did the driving while we zipped across the water baby duck style. It was so fun! Seeing the deer grazing along the shore of Mount Vernon was so beautiful and we even saw a bald Eagle! Both the owner of the company and our tour guide seemed to really love what they do. Thanks guys for being a great part of our East Coast vacation!

We had such a good time on this tour, Richard was amazing! He was so fun to be around and was incredibly knowledgeable! My family and I really enjoyed this tour!

Jennifer was such a great tour guide. So knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore major monuments in D.C.

Meghan is Awesome! So knowledgeable and works hard to give you what you want from the tour.

Great tour. Cory and Anna Marie were both great and the tour was excellent.