Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5411FRONT
Immerse yourself in America’s rich history on this small-group guided tour of the country’s ‘front yard’ – the Washington DC National Mall! Visit dozens of famous buildings, monuments and memorials – like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Smithsonian – and learn the significance behind the area from your expert historian guide. Discover how George Washington commissioned architect and civil engineer Pierre L'Enfant to design the new capital city in 1791, and see how his ‘master plan’ has evolved into an area now encompassing more than 300 acres (121 hectares)!

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
Visit some of America’s most famous monuments and memorials on this small-group guided walking tour of the National Mall in Washington DC. Meet your group and expert guide at the Botanic Gardens and continue down the National Mall, walking the length of the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol, down to the Lincoln Monument.  Some stops may include the Smithsonian Castle, Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and Washington Monument while listening to your guide illustrate the significance of these sites in the development of the DC area.

Walk around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial as you make your way to your final arrival at the deeply moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Hear the stories behind these structures and learn how they played a role in the city’s revolutionary inception more than 200 years ago. Learn about architect and civil engineer Pierre L'Enfant's city plan for the new US capital, and discover how architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham extended his vision for the Mall into the symbolic urban area we know today.

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Botanic Gardens
Return Details:
Concludes at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.

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10am Departure
Code: 10AM

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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

Inclusions:
  • Small-group tour
  • Expert/ historian guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children not encouraged
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Steve S, August 2014

Our guide was expert in the history f the development of the National Mall and adjoining monuments and museums. He delivered and provided such in-depth advise, we could clearly understand why the Mall was configured and developed in the way it was.

I came away from the tour feeling I had a better appreciation of the American culture and history of the Mall and its building. I would highly recommend this tour for those who want to know more than superficial information. Well done!

Reviewed by: Fishuw, September 2013

What an amazing tour! We had a wonderful guide who was so knowledgeable. It was a lot of walking but we got more history and explanation of the mall, monuments and buildings that I had hoped for. There was so much detail I would have missed without someone telling me. I highly recommend this tour!

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Tour code: 5411FRONT