Best things to do: The question should really be, what can you fit in during your time in Washington, D.C? It’s the US capital after all. There’s the White House to look at. The Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Those Smithsonian museums – the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum, oh, and the Institution. If that doesn’t woo you, then perhaps the Library of Congress and The Capitol itself. Phew, add in your boat tour and well, that’s plenty to keep you going.
When to visit: For the most comfort and when the crowds have lessened, the shoulder months of March to May, and September to November, this is before and after the sweltering summer as well. Autumn means you’ll see the changing colours of the trees and spring the blossom. You are adding some much-needed colour to the views and monuments you’ll see.
Sightseeing in the capital: If a boat tour isn’t enough to capture the best of this city, then perhaps adding a sightseeing bus tour or hopping on a bike and exploring on two wheels may help. You’ve got plenty of exciting options available. Old town trolley buses, the hop-on bus tour, and even a Segway is available for a wander around. Any of the options available will let you see the best of the city.
• You’ll have to look closely, but if you take a visit to Washington National Cathedral there is a gargoyle that is sculptured to the head of Darth Vader. You may need the force to spot it!
• Many, many years ago Washington DC was covered by the ocean. Fossils are still found to this day.
• Like a good ghost story? Well, there is apparently a ghost cat living in the Supreme Court. Random cat paw prints have been found outside the chamber, and people assume that the ghost cat must prowl the corridors!
You will find there are several Washington DC lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.
We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.
Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to August) and Low Season (September to November). Check the tour details for timings.
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Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.
Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.
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