Washington

Once touted as “The American Rome,” the city’s gridded streets are graced by grand facades and animated by the energy of seasoned politicians, bright-eyed students, and everyone in between.

Washington, D.C. Private and Semi-Private Guided Tours

In 1791, a young French architect named Pierre Charles L’Enfant conjured a vision for a new capital city on a spit of swampy land nestled at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. More than 200 years later, the District of Columbia spans 68 square miles and boasts more than 160 monuments and memorials, dozens of museums, libraries, and theaters, and countless festivals and street fairs. Explore the spirit of Washington with Context's private and semi-private guided tours.

Tour Highlights

Working with local experts, we've pulled together unique Washington walking tours for the culturally curious. Some of our most popular tours include our National Mall Tour, which is typically led by an architect or landscape architect and explores this symbolic national landscape. We also organize a lot of fun things to do in Washington DC with kids, including a tour of the National Gallery of Art for kids and a tour of the National Mall for kids, both of which feature hands-on activities and are led by specially trained experts. We also offer a Custom Private Tour of Washington DC that can be tailored to your interests and, for first-time visitors, a sit-down orientation chat called the Welcome to DC orientation tour.