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Georgetown Tours

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Georgetown
Few places in the US see past and present commingling so harmoniously as in the historic Georgetown neighborhood in Washington DC. Filled with gorgeous townhomes, glitzy shops, trendy restaurants, picturesque waterfronts, and the renowned Georgetown University, the history and charms of Georgetown are undeniable.

The Basics
The historic district of Georgetown technically predates the nation’s capital: It was founded in 1751, some 50 years before the District of Columbia. The heart of the neighborhood is the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW, now packed with glamorous storefronts and chef-driven restaurants. All around are multimillion-dollar townhomes, marked by 18th- and 19th-century architecture and tales of famous owners (such as the Kennedys). Then there’s the popular Georgetown Waterfront, home to buzzing outdoor cafés and a scenic Potomac River promenade. 

Georgetown’s historic roots and bespoke charms offer the perfect afternoon excursion for DC visitors. For an in-depth experience of the area and its storied roots, book a guided walking tour; typically these include such sites as the C&O Canal, a bucolic waterway that was once an active center of commerce and transportation, and Georgetown University, which counts Bill Clinton and Bradley Cooper among its illustrious alumni. If you’re limited on time, many private and small-group DC tours stop in the neighborhood as well, as do hop-on hop-off buses.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • History buffs and families alike will appreciate a leisurely afternoon in Georgetown.
  • Many of the sidewalks are made of (sometimes uneven) cobblestones; come prepared with comfy walking shoes.
  • Many cafés, bakeries, and other comfy local establishments offer free Wi-Fi.

How to Get There
Georgetown is accessible by car (there are more than 20 parking garages) and bikeshare service (Capital Bikeshare has eight stations). Public transportation is also available via the DC Metrobus and the DC Circulator bus, which connects tourist destinations within the city. The nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom-GWU, a 15-minute walk away, and Rosslyn, located just across the Key Bridge from Georgetown; both are on the blue and orange lines.

When to Get There
Temperatures and humidity typically soar during summer in Washington DC, while winter can be cold and damp. Late spring and early fall offer the most pleasant weather. This is also when Georgetown University co-eds are back in school, allowing visitors to experience the neighborhood’s collegiate charms.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
A tour of Georgetown isn’t complete without stopping for a delicious treat from Georgetown Cupcake. The original outpost of the nationwide dessert shop, made famous on TLC network’s DC Cupcakes, sells its signature red velvet cupcake—with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart)—and countless other finger-licking flavors at its store on the corner of M and 33rd streets.
Address: Washington D.C., USA
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18 Tours and Activities to Experience Georgetown

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Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk

Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk

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Put down your guidebook and skip the stress of navigating on your own when you book a gourmet food and walking tour through historic Georgetown. Your guide takes you off the beaten path to highly-rated establishments, from a deli loved by locals to an Indian restaurant that’s been around for 20 years. Along the way, see hidden landmarks often missed by visitors, including Julia Child’s former home.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.18
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Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour

Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour

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If you are new in town, it can be tricky to avoid the tourist traps and find the best places to eat. This small-group food tour lets you discover the rich history of Georgetown while visiting four of the area’s best eateries for tastings and little-known stories about the oldest neighborhood in Washington DC.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.64
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$103.64
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, for access to three separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded narration.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

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This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Guided DC City Bus Tour W/ Potomac River Cruise & Washington Monument Admission

Guided DC City Bus Tour W/ Potomac River Cruise & Washington Monument Admission

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See the very best of Washington, DC with a 6-hour combination tour that takes in the city by bus, on foot and with a sightseeing cruise of the Potomac River (in season). Choose a longer tour for plenty of time to snap photos at the White House and U.S. Capitol Building, explore DC’s presidential memorials and moving war memorials and browse for souvenirs at the Pentagon City Shopping Mall. Finish the day onboard a Potomac River boat, which is the perfect way to get unobstructed views of key sites.
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  • 6 hours
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$94.00
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Washington DC Holiday Lights Sightseeing Tour

Washington DC Holiday Lights Sightseeing Tour

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See Washington DC light up for the season with a 3-hour, holiday lights sightseeing tour of the city’s most important landmarks. Visit the evergreen ‘People’s Tree’ at the U.S. Capitol, and then take in the National Christmas Tree at the White House Ellipse. Walk through the State and Territory trees that celebrate traditions from around the United States, and enjoy a festive atmosphere with a model train village, Santa’s workshop, and holiday music. Finish your tour at the Lincoln Memorial for unforgettable nighttime views of the Capitol Building and Washington Monument.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
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$64.00
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Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

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Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials, monuments, and landmarks. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.96
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$410.96
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Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
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$275.00
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Washington DC Georgetown Walking Tour

Washington DC Georgetown Walking Tour

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Georgetown is one of Washington DC's most scenic, historic neighborhoods, and with the help of a licensed DC tour guide on this two hour Georgetown walking tour, you can learn the stories behind the mansions and manicured, tree-lined streets. Hear how the Kennedys famously put Georgetown on the district's political map, and finish the tour by Georgetown's bustling shopping and restaurant scene.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.92
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

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A high-quality photo package makes for a great souvenir of any vacation— ideal for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. Capture your most memorable moments in Washington D.C. with a 60-minute photo shoot by a professional photographer. Choose an iconic spot like the Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown, Tidal Basin, or National Mall.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.42
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$381.42
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

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Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Washington DC and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Washington DC, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$544.88
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$544.88
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

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Flytographer 30 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Washington DC and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Washington DC, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.44
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$272.44
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Washington DC

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Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Washington DC and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Washington DC, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$708.34
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$708.34
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1-Day Washington D.C.+Vernon+Arlington Tour (DC departure) DS1

1-Day Washington D.C.+Vernon+Arlington Tour (DC departure) DS1

1. Visit George Washington’s House-- Mount Vernon. 2. Arlington Cemetery and the ritual of the guard changing. 3. Visit 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to see the US department of defense: Pentagon.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$65.00
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

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Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 45 minute afternoon or evening sightseeing cruise. Choose to depart from the District Wharf or Georgetown! Enjoy engaging narration about DC's most famous landmarks on this relaxing water taxi. Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Then take a stroll into the streets of the District Wharf or Georgetown. Visit trendy restaurants, cool boutiques and rich history! When you are ready to go, avoid the DC traffic and hop back on this roundtrip water taxi ride back home!
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.00
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$21.00
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DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

DC Highlights Guided day tour 6hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

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Explore Washington DC's highlights without getting lost on this hop-on hop-off tour, a great choice for first-time visitors. See the places that shaped American history, including the Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington National Cemetery. Bluetooth earpieces are provided, so you are free to roam the sites without missing a word of your guide’s commentary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

Explore DC Guided Day Tour 6hrs - Hotel Pick up/Drop off & Earpieces.

Explore DC Guided Day Tour 6hrs - Hotel Pick up/Drop off & Earpieces.

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This tour highlights the best attractions in Washington DC. River cruise ticket is included. We add to your experience by using Earpiece technology that takes sightseeing to the next level, so it makes it more exclusive and private. We also use Audio/Visual technology during the tour which is why kids and families love this interactive tour. Refreshments and light snack will be served for free! So, climb aboard to our comfortable transportation and make this experience worthwhile in our nation’s capital. So much fun!.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

LED Twilight Guided night Tour 3hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

LED Twilight Guided night Tour 3hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

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Our famous LED Twilight Guided night tour is educational and entertaining, which is why both kids and families love this interactive tour alike. Lets us take you on a super fun journey at the monuments and memorials dressed in her best jewels. Refreshments and light snack will be served for free! So, climb aboard to our comfortable transportation and make this experience worthwhile in our nation’s capital. Come Smile With Us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

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