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Washington
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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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.
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 small group guided tours.

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Washington, D.C. Private and Guided Tours

Working with local experts, we've pulled together unique Washington, D.C. private and small group guided 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.
What Context Washington Travelers Say
139 Reviews (4.83)

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Heather was very pleasant and easy to converse with. She could improve by having a more defined plan of presentation, allowing more time at the end for Impressionist paintings. We felt that we spent too much time with pre-Renaissance and later Renaissance paintings. I did appreciate the themes she was using to organize periods and topics, but found we were somewhat distracted at times, and not always finding the painting she was looking for. I think having a more set progression of paintings and a more defined path through the museum may help stay on point and on time.
Kristen was enthusiastic and lovely. she knew her material and took great care of us. Two things i would recommend: the iPad's surface is glossy and it's very difficult to see what is shown on it from the reflection. the other point is that she didn't know who the architect was for the Smithsonian Castle and next-door building (Richardson). as that is not an insignificant part of what she was showing us, that info should have been handy, even if she didn't know it by heart. otherwise she was wonderful and i would take another tour with her anytime.
Too much construction ongoing at Museum. Felt we missed a lot! Not your fault.