Washington DC Private Tours and Washington DC Guided Tours

Washington Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

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 the capital with Context's Washington DC private tours and Washington DC small group tours.

Washington DC Private Tours and Washington DC Small Group Tours

Working with local Washington DC private guides, we've pulled together unique Washington DC private tours and Washington DC small group tours for the culturally curious. One of our most popular Washington DC tours is our National Mall Tour, which is typically led by an architect or landscape architect and explores this symbolic national landscape. We also offer family-friendly options, 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. 
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Don was nice to work with. He had lots of great information to share about the monuments and is clearly a teacher because he engaged my kids (ages 12 & 14) by asking questions that involved their knowledge and sleuthing skills along the way.
Mary Jo was fantastic - great level of energy and engagement throughout. Knowledgeable and clear, a great guide! We asked lots of questions and had an exc experience (which included our 12 and 14 year olds). What a wonderful way to round out our visit here. Thank you so much!
Wonderful, fact-filled tour of a wide array of priceless artwork. We were dazzled with the stories within the paintings.