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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
  • Capitol Hill and Washington DC's monuments tour by electric cart
  • Enjoy open-air, eco-friendly transport and great up-close views of DC’s most famous landmarks
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary about DC’s history from your guide and hop off to explore Capitol Hill by foot
  • Each electric cart seats five people plus your guide, ensuring a personalized small-group experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get better photo ops than you would from inside a bus on a tour that doesn’t take all day.
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Driver/guide
Transport by electric cart
Local English-speaking guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
L'Enfant Plaza Station , Washington, DC, USA

L’Enfant Metro Stop: Meet at the corner of 7th St. & Maryland Ave. SW) also known as 7th & C St. (Maryland Ave. becomes C St. on the other side of 7th St.)

This activity will end right where it started.
There are walking tours and there are bus tours, but this unique eCruiser tour of the Capitol provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington, DC and its many famous landmark locations.

Meet the guide and the rest of the small-group at L’Enfant Metro Stop, located at the corner of 7th and C Street. Then climb aboard a nifty eCruiser vehicle — an open-air, eco-friendly electric cart that offers as much in style as it does with substance.

The tour begins at one end of the famed Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Travel along through the historic monument areas, taking in the famous Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Monuments, each a classic Washington DC icon in its own right. Then see the World War I, World War II, Korean War Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans memorial sites.

Next, see the most famous DC landmark of all, the White House, followed by Capitol Hill. Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Washington DC Tour Hub
Meet at the Smithsonian Metro Stop in the morning to hop aboard your all-electric cart – a unique, fun, relaxing, and eco-friendly way to experience Washington DC. Each electric cart seats five people plus your local guide, and you'll drive in a group of three carts.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Your tour starts at the Smithsonian complex and proceeds through the major monument areas.
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Jefferson Memorial
Marvel at the Jefferson Memorial
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Washington Monument
See the Washington Monument
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Lincoln Memorial
See the Lincoln Memorial
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National World War II Memorial
Vsit the World War I Memorial, World War II Memorial
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Korean War Veterans Memorial
See the Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
See the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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White House
Continue past DC’s most famous icon: the White House. Be sure to have your camera ready for this portion of the ride!
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U.S. Capitol
Finally, feast your eyes on the buildings of Capitol Hill and learn the history behind them. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for an amazing spot for lunch before exploring the rest of DC on your own.
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National Mall
Our RedRoadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. Equipped with roll-down clear siding they’re the perfect way to sightsee in the rain or wind. Our vehicles are also equipped with warm blankets in the winter for your comfort.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 7 passengers per vehicle
  • Tour is weather permitting. Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour runs year round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation. Final decision on cancelling a tour will occur at least an hour prior to departure and all possible guests will be contacted.
  • Due to the popularity of this tour we will not accept day-of changes to your reservation.
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: Your tour covers the National Mall in an all-electric vehicle. We're committed to reducing the environmental impact of vehicle-based tourism in Washington DC, which makes up the vast majority of tours given in this city. Make a "green" difference by seeing the Mall via electric transportation!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children under 4 are not permitted to sit on a parent's or guardian's lap due to local safety regulations in the eCruiser.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Carts accommodate most types of infant seats and we encourage parents to bring their own. We can provide an infant seat, as long as a guest calls us at least 48 hours before the tour and informs us of the age and weight of the infant.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart.

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  • "This is perfect for people who don't have a lot of time to spend and prefer a little more intimate small group." See review
  • "The weather was fab which meant the cart was an ideal way to explore!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Best way to see DC for the first time!
Kimberly_S
, Dec 2021
Elizabeth was a doll. So knowledgeable and kind. She’s perfect for that job! Would highly recommend the experience.
star-5
100% Recommend
Kasandra_J
, Dec 2021
Our guide, Libby, was fantastic! This was a great orientation to DC on our first day. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed her history pop quizzes and monument scavenger hunt. The meetup was smooth. The red carts are easy to spot as soon as you exit the metro station. Our group consisted of the two of us and a solo traveler which gave the trip a more personalized feel. The last stop on our tour was The White House. We were really appreciative that we could end our tour there instead of going all the way back to the origin and having to retrace our steps.
star-3
Your guide was good. It...
Mary_K
, Nov 2021
Your guide was good. It was just too cold to be enjoyable. The wind was 22 mph and no side curtains. This would probably be a great summer trip.
star-5
DC tour November 2021
Brenda_f
, Nov 2021
Elizabeth was excellent! We are from Frederick Md but we had out of town family who wanted to do a tour. My sister has a French exchange student and Elizabeth, a French major, eagerly volunteered to take our group. She was an excellent interpreter and educator. We all learned a lot. I would highly recommend!!!
star-5
Fun DC tour
Timothy_R
, Nov 2021
This was very enjoyable and easy to see everything we wanted to see. The tour guide was wonderful and knew a lot about DC. The tour was very professional and friendly.
star-5
Fun and informative!
Doug_K
, Nov 2021
I’m so sorry I forgot our drivers name because she was wonderful! She was full of interesting information and wanted to make sure we were having a great time. She was successful!
star-5
Great way to see the mall
Elad_G
, Nov 2021
Great way to see the mall. Interesting stories by guide. Would not be possible on foot in one day. Great value
star-5
Perfect way to tour the area
Joy_O
, Nov 2021
Was a great way to see all of the monuments and sites. Our tour guide, Roy was great and informative. So glad we found it and the weather was perfect! Worth every penny as we had no idea the area was so massive and it was a packed 2 hours. Would suggest this to anyone wanting to see the area and then you can figure out all the museums/sites you want to go too after. Thank you for a great tour Roy!
star-5
Great “day 1” overview of the mall
Claire_E
, Nov 2021
Tour was extremely informative and helped us get a lay of the land on day 1. I would recommend taking the tour early in your trip so that you can select the museums and monuments you want to go back to.
star-5
Great activity!
Linda_S
, Nov 2021
Tom was GREAT! Very informative and personable. We worked around the traffic issues and road closures of rhe day

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