Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Thanks for All the Feeback!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Some people argue that this is the most overused word in English.

Every now and then, you just need to toot your own horn.

Social media helps everybody push their personal life to the forefront (should they so desire), and people can be pleasantly showy these days. We post updates and take pictures of our new haircuts, our new shoes, our lunches, our deliciously decadent desserts, our happy-hour drinks, our dogs, our cats, our dogs and our cats and the list goes on.

In general, we like to show who we are, and there’s absolutely no shame in that! On that note, we’re taking a shameless pause today and sharing some of the feedback we’ve gotten over the past few weeks. The weather’s warming up in our hemisphere, and that means people are getting out, doing things, and telling the tales of their adventures. We’re outrageously grateful for all the responses we receive, so if you’d like to share your experiences, feel free to do so in the comments or on any other social outlet – we’re everywhere!

Here are some highlights (all comments are posted as-is; they have not been edited in any way):

Sedona Sunset Adventure

“Our guide was on time, friendly, flexible and attentive to our every need. His knowledge of the area and it’s history was vast and his love of the red rocks was evident. The picnic provided was perfect; tablecloth, candlelight, wine glasses at our request. The food was indeed gourmet and the chocolate surprise ending was to die for.”

-Billie, about the Private Sedona Sunset Adventure with Gourmet Picnic & the Sedona Sacred Earth Vortex Jeep Tour


The Best Time In Our Nation's Capital

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Are you taking the family to see our nation’s capital this summer? Do you have a list a mile long of what you MUST see? You should, it is a wonderful place to visit. But, the worst feeling is when you think you have ordering viagra online so many things to see and know this means you might miss something. This really is where booking a tour is so helpful. There are many different way to take a tour in D.C.

The Amazing Scavenger Quest  - Do you love “The Amazing Race?” This tour is like that but without the heart pounding pace. The tour is an interactive tour over your smart phone. It is three hours of sightseeing and a game combined. You can even split up and compete with your friends and family! What a memory. These tours are available for other cities too.

Arlington Cemetery and A Taste of D.C. – Is your trip to Washington more poignant than most? Do you have a family connection at Arlington Cemetery or just have always wanted to visit and pay your respects to those resting in peace who paid the ultimate price for freedom? Whatever the reason, this tour will give you a look at some of the D.C. sites and then end up at the stunning Arlington Cemetery. It will be a day to remember.

Audio Washington Tours – Do you LOVE an audio tour? Once you take one, you might never go anywhere without one. These tours have different subjects and focuses and you can pick! They are very detailed and you will have learned so much about each of the sites.






Top 10 Tours & Activities in the USA

Friday, April 5th, 2013

There are countless things to do in our great nation. In any given city, town, metropolis or even rural area, chances are there’s a cool sight to see or unique tours to try.

So, whether you’re looking to visit the states for the very first time, or your a citizen seeking to explore a different side of the country, this list may help you decide where to go and what to do. Here are our most popular stateside product offerings, after the jump!


Two Words: Cherry Blossom!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The first day of spring is only a few days away, and if you’ve ever been price viagra to Washington DC, you know this means one thing.

It’s Cherry Blossom season!

Cherry Blossoms are gorgeous Japanese flowers that start to bloom every year in March. They’re a pretty big deal in the district, and they’ve even inspired a 3-week long springtime festival(more…)

Entertainment & Sightseeing in Washington DC

Friday, August 5th, 2011

When’s the last time you explored beyond the National Mall in DC? Experience the most sophisticated entertainment and sightseeing excursions in the Capital Region of the United States – all for less than you’d imagine. Whether you’re cruising the Potomac River or headed toward the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains for a wine tasting tour, there’s no better way to discover the finest treasures off the beaten path of The Capital of the World than with DC Tours to introduce you.

Elegance at its best. Creative plated cuisine. Live entertainment. Dancing and impeccable service. All aboard a sleek and sophisticated all-glass vessel, designed to travel under the low bridges of DC. An impressive backdrop for life’s most memorable moments. Our Elegant Potomac River Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to experience the nation’s capital from a unique vantage point. Escape to the signature elegance and total entertainment experience only a true luxury cruising vessel can provide. Arrive at the Marina dressed to impress for an enchanting evening with spectacular views of DC’s famous monuments illuminated. Click here to see even more of the cruises we offer.

While you’re dressed to the 9′s, exercise the art of espionage planning your incognito route to the International Spy Museum! Your top secret mission will require more cleverness and suave than 007 himself. Adopt a cover, break codes, identify disguised spies, and become the subject of covert surveillance throughout your visit. This incredible interactive museum examines actual events, reveals true stories, and presents hundreds of authentic tools of the spy trade. Destroy this message after you’ve read it.

I would also highly recommend savoring the fine wine varieties of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains area on our Northern Virginia Wine Tasting Minibus Tour. Enjoy hours of relaxed touring to local vineyards in a luxury minibus. Your tour includes a visit to three unique vineyards, a light snack, an in-depth tour of the wineries, and access to the Tasting Rooms. Treat yourself to of the best of the Nation’s Capital and discover the true beauty and history of Washington DC!

Halloween Haunts for Hire!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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Trick or treat?! We usher in the Fall season with massive planning efforts for Halloween over the coming weeks.  For those who don’t plan on staying home to hand out candy this year, here are a few of the places you can go to get spooked:

Plymouth, Massachusetts: Ghosts, orbs, and grave sites, oh my! On the Fright Night Halloween Ghost Tour in Plymouth, you can get an education on the different types of ghosts that stalk the area around Burial Hill.  Mystery and macabre come together on this lantern-lit walk where you can photograph the area and, later, watch for orbs of light in the developed pictures.

Washington, DC: On another walk, the Georgetown Ghost Walk, you will learn about the ghosts and spirits still haunting our US capital.  A trip through DC’s finest Victorian style neighborhood reveals much about the interesting lives of its now-dead inhabitants as they sometimes reveal themselves in spirit form.

Dallas: Whether you choose a Halloween-themed show like Keith & Margo’s Halloween Mystery Dinner Adventure or to put a different spin on things with the Haunting & Healing Paranormal Event in Dallas, you’re in for a good time for sure.  The dinner show includes an hors d’oeuvres reception, full 3-course sit-down dinner and dessert, and live entertainment in the form of an interactive live action murder mystery where you get to solve the crime and figure out whodunit.  The Haunting & Healing event gives you face time with four paranormal experts, which has been enjoyed by the likes of the queen of England and Dr. Seuss.  The experts channel their unique energy into a powerful grid of light and healing for all to witness.  It is truly a sight to behold.

London: If you happen to be overseas this Halloween, check out the Medieval Halloween Banquet in London.  The Brits do it up right with a celebration of the 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII taking possession of the throne.  Live entertainment, a night of disco, and a four-course banquet menu, along with unlimited beer and wine during the meal, make this a festive event to be enjoyed by all.  Not to mention the cast of characters in full dress, which adds to the delightfully scary atmosphere of it all.

No matter where you go or what you do, be sure to make it a scary day for the record books.  If you would like more information on any of these tours, visit and tour type search for “Halloween.”

A Photo Tour is Worth a Thousand Words!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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Chances are, you have had the opportunity to take some amazing tours and see some incredible sights at some point in your life, but have you ever seen them on a photo tour? Photo tours are a fairly new trend in travel, and they can be taken in groups or on a more private basis.

Best of Seattle

Best of Seattle

Tours like The Waterfront Photo Tour in Boston not only give you the historical tidbits you desire, but also some very helpful tips for how to capture the best photographs on your journey.  While you may have taken a trip to Boston in the past, you have never seen the city like this before! Tours like this one are for those who want to get more out of their visit than a quick snap here and there, some of which may not come out the way you imagined they would.  This time, take home not only wonderful memories, but wonderful pictures to go along with them.

You can find similar tours in Seattle, Flagstaff, and New York as well.  The Best

Custom New York Tour

Custom New York Tour

of Seattle Photo Walking Tour, which is limited to 8 adults to optimize the learning experience, takes guests of all skill levels to famous sights like Pike Place Market – including the “Wall of Gum” just outside the Market Theater – and the waterfront.  For a more personal tour, the Central Park & New York City Neighborhoods Personal Photo Tour is an excellent choice.  This tour takes you on either a two or three-hour journey through New York with a personal tour guide and photographer who will capture your special moments for you as you explore some of the beautiful architecture and local neighborhoods that identify New York as the unique city that it is.

Other photo tours are available in cities such as Washington, DC, Lake Tahoe, and Florence, Italy.  For the most up-to-date options for your next vacation, visit

Get a History Lesson in Washington, DC

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Just because the inauguration has come and gone does not mean that there is no longer a reason to visit Washington, DC.  Why not take a trip to this historical city at your leisure and explore it from the inside out to see what really makes it tick? With DC Tours, you have many different opportunities to do just that, with lunch and dinner cruises, night tours, and historical tours at your disposal.

If you are looking for a general overview of the city, take the Washington DC Hop-On-Hop-Off Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour.  With 25 stops throughout DC, there are lots of opportunities to get off the bus and walk around.  You can rejoin the tour at any time, and your ticket is good for two days with unlimited use during that time.  Should you decide to take the trip straight through, it will take you about two and a half hours in total.  Some of the stops along the way include Union Station, the US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Ford’s Theatre, Arlington National Cemetery, Embassy Row, and many others.  You can even follow the loop completely through once to get the lay of the land and then pick it up again later or the next day to revisit the stops of your choice.

As you can imagine, the city looks completely different during the day than it does at night.  That is where the Washington DC After Dark Tour comes in.  Your coach will take you to many of the sights listed above, but this time you will see them, quite literally, in a whole new light.  You will stop to check out the FDR and Vietnam Memorials, the nation’s Capitol building, the White House, and all the other structures that have become a significant part of US history, all shining brightly amid the backdrop of the night sky.

Once you have seen the basic layout of the city, you are ready to step inside some of the historicalbuildings that make up the landscape, and you can do this on the Washington DC Interior Buildings Tour.  While you will take a drive past the FBI Building, Washington Monument, and the Supreme Court, you can actually venture inside the World War II Memorial, National Air and Space Museum, the US Capitol and other well-known landmarks, making your experience that much richer.

While you may have missed seeing the new President get sworn in this month, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on experiencing the history and fun that awaits you in Washington, DC altogether.  Take a trip to the city this winter and you will be very glad that you did.  For more information, visit and book your tickets today!

Tour Across America

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

It is often hard to choose where to spend your vacation, but when you think about all the things you can do in each state and in each city, you really can’t go wrong.  United States Tours offers things for you to do in every state in the country, including Washington D.C.  There’s no way that you can’t have a great vacation with the vast array of activities and attractions that are at your disposal.  United States Tours and its affiliates are the largest tour operators in the world so there is no doubt that this year’s trip will be the best yet. 

One of the most popular packages that United States Tour provides, out of the 5,000+, is the Alcatraz Tour & San Francisco City Tour.  You will get a comprehensive tour, including bus and ferry transportation, of the beautiful city of San Francisco.  This is an excellent tour as you see all the world renowned sites through San Francisco including Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Union square as well as the notorious federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

Another wonderful option for a vacation activity that United States Tours offers is the New York Spirit Dinner Cruise.  This is a great way to spend an evening after a full day of sightseeing around New York.  You will eat a delicious dinner aboard a luxurious and chic ship.  Your night will be complete with the entertaining music and Broadway-quality performers.  For a break from the exciting festivities, you can stroll along the decks of the magnificent boat and view the best of New York drift by.

On the Nashville City Tour you will see all the major sights of Music City.  This fantastic tour is known for taking you to the best areas in the marvelous city.  You will ride by the historic downtown Nashville, Fort Nashboro, the Parthenon, Music Row, Studio B and beautiful Vanderbilt University.  The tour makes a stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the Ryman Auditorium – the Mother Church of Country Music.  This is a perfect tour for visitors to Nashville who want to see the greatest parts of the city.

An experience unlike any other is Boston Duck Tour and it all begins as you board your sightseeing vehicle, the “DUCK.”  The “DUCK” is an authentic WWII amphibious, meaning it can drive in land and water, vehicle that has been renovated for your comfort.  As Boston is the birthplace of freedom, it is only fitting that you see sights that reflect this while touring Boston.  The golden-domed State House, built on land owned by John Hancock, is highlighted during the tour.  Other locations that will be sighted are Bunker Hill, Boston Common – the oldest park in the country, and Copley Square.  Just when you think the tour has ended and you have seen all Boston has to offer, “SPLASHDOWN” hits.  The DUCK will splash right into the Charles River giving you the chance you receive an incredible view of Boston and Cambridge skylines.

United States Tours has tours, activities and attraction tickets in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  By using the services offered you will without a doubt have one of the best vacations of your life.  Reserve your tickets today at United States Tours website, 

Visit a Turning Point in America’s History

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

People know Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.  There are many historical locations in the city that are perfect spots to spend your vacation.  If you are looking for a thrilling trip full of the adventure from the past, then a visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent choice for you to make.

Gettysburg Tours offers a wide variety of tours and attractions in the area which are guaranteed to make your vacation one of the best you will ever have.  You can be thrilled during one of the ghost tours and guided history tours around the city, or take a trip to Washington DC through Gettysburg Tours.

While visiting the area, you should try out the Gettysburg Guided Tour by Bus.  You will travel through the historic fields watching America’s past come to life right before your eyes.  From the inside of your comfortable and roomy tour coach, you will ride past the spot where the Battle of Gettysburg took place.  Your licensed Gettysburg National Military Park Guide will give you details regarding the battle that determined the fate of the United States during the Civil War.  This is the perfect way to learn about this notorious conflict between the North and the South.  A visit to Gettysburg is not complete without it.

Another great experience you will have in Gettysburg is the Candlelight Ghost Tour.  This guided tour will take you to some of the most haunted spots in the city.  This tour is not for those scared easily as it is extremely chilling! 

The period dressed storytellers will walk you back in time down the dark streets of Gettysburg.  Not only will you hear the legends and tales that go date back to the times of the Civil War, but your guides will tell you firsthand experiences they have had with the spirits that haunt the area.  For an interesting, entertaining and enjoyable evening, this ghost walk is absolutely perfect. 

Gettysburg Tours will help you have the vacation of a lifetime.  Reserve your tour and attraction tickets today at 

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