Tourmobile Sightseeing

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"TAKE A RIDE THROUGH HISTORY.....PAST AND PRESENT" THE BEST WAY TO...
  • 1000 Ohio Dr SW

    Washington, DC 20024

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  • 202-554-5100

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Sun 08:00 AM-05:00 PM;Mon 08:00 AM-05:00 PM;Tue 08:00 AM-05:00 PM;Wed 08:00 AM-05:00 PM;Thu 08:00 AM-05:00 PM;Fri 08:00 AM-05:00 PM;Sat 08:00 AM-05:00 AM
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This tour company has an option to just see the Arlington National Cemetery. I highly recommend that. For approx. $15, three of us had a tour that lasted over 3 hours. They drop you off at certain parts of the cemetery and then wait a short time. If it's a spot that doesn't really interest you, you can hop back on. If you want to spend some time, you can catch the next tram. The highlights were: The Amphitheater, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the changing of the guard. The changing of the guard is something that I will never forget. Bring kleenex, as the whole tour can tug at your emotions. The grounds are kept up beautifully, as those who are buried there deserve.

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This tour company has an option to just see the Arlington National Cemetery. I highly recommend that. For approx. $15, three of us had a tour that lasted over 3 hours. They drop you off at certain parts of the cemetery and then wait a short time. If it's a spot that doesn't really interest you, you can hop back on. If you want to spend some time, you can catch the next tram. The highlights were: The Amphitheater, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the changing of the guard. The changing of the guard is something that I will never forget. Bring kleenex, as the whole tour can tug at your emotions. The grounds are kept up beautifully, as those who are buried there deserve.

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On Sunday, June 25 2006 at 12:10 PM I saw a Tourmobile run over a pedestrian at 15th and Madison Avenue NW. The pedestrian was trapped under the bus.

The pedestrian was crossing 15th street USING THE CROSSWALK WITH THE WALK SIGNAL. The Tourmobile was making a left turn from Madison onto 15th Street. I called 911 and the Park Police responded very quickly. Also in short order, both the fire and ambulance company arrived. The Park Police very quickly closed the road and re-routed traffic. Meanwhile the pedestrian was crumpled under the front the Tourmobile. Eventually he was taken away in an ambulance.

Tourism is the second largest industry in Washington, DC (the largest is the Federal Government). As a resident of the District, was I was embarrassed to see a Tourmobile driver fail to yield to the pedestrian.

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CONS: Bad drivers - Tourmobile runs over a pedestrian

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On Sunday, June 25 2006 at 12:10 PM I saw a Tourmobile run over a pedestrian at 15th and Madison Avenue NW. The pedestrian was trapped under the bus.

The pedestrian was crossing 15th street USING THE CROSSWALK WITH THE WALK SIGNAL. The Tourmobile was making a left turn from Madison onto 15th Street. I called 911 and the Park Police responded very quickly. Also in short order, both the fire and ambulance company arrived. The Park Police very quickly closed the road and re-routed traffic. Meanwhile the pedestrian was crumpled under the front the Tourmobile. Eventually he was taken away in an ambulance.

Tourism is the second largest industry in Washington, DC (the largest is the Federal Government). As a resident of the District, was I was embarrassed to see a Tourmobile driver fail to yield to the pedestrian.

PROS:
CONS: Bad drivers - Tourmobile runs over a pedestrian

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We found ourselves in D.C. recently for a long weekend, anxious to see all the major attractions but with very limited time in which to do it all. As a solution, we decided to purchase tickets for Tourmobile's Twilight Tour. Tickets, available at Union Square Station, are $20 each for adults (our one-year-old rode for free.)

The tour begins at approximately 7 p.m. outside of Union Square Station; participants are loaded onto a long shuttle bus with open windows for a breezy ride. A tour guide sits at the head of the bus, just behind the driver, and discusses points of interest as the bus passes by.

The Tourmobile stops at six attractions over the course of approximately three hours - the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, World War II Memorial. You are invited to leave the shuttle and explore each memorial, given approximately twenty to thirty minutes at each. The shuttle also drives by the Capitol building, the White House, and Arlington National Cemetery.

Our tour guide was especially entertaining, filling us in on 'behind the scenes' info regarding several of D.C.'s best known attractions. I just wish I could remember his name...

The tour ends back at Union Square Station, where our guide allowed some passengers to ride on to another nearby Metro station more convenient to them.

We were thrilled to find the Tourmobile Twilight Tour, which gave us all day to explore the rest of the city, and still let us see the main attractions in one evening with minimal walking. I would highly recommend Tourmobile to anyone visiting D.C. for a very short amount of time.

PROS: Covered lots of major attractions; convenient pickup/dropoff at Metro.
CONS: A bit pricey.

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★★★★☆

We found ourselves in D.C. recently for a long weekend, anxious to see all the major attractions but with very limited time in which to do it all. As a solution, we decided to purchase tickets for Tourmobile's Twilight Tour. Tickets, available at Union Square Station, are $20 each for adults (our one-year-old rode for free.)

The tour begins at approximately 7 p.m. outside of Union Square Station; participants are loaded onto a long shuttle bus with open windows for a breezy ride. A tour guide sits at the head of the bus, just behind the driver, and discusses points of interest as the bus passes by.

The Tourmobile stops at six attractions over the course of approximately three hours - the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, World War II Memorial. You are invited to leave the shuttle and explore each memorial, given approximately twenty to thirty minutes at each. The shuttle also drives by the Capitol building, the White House, and Arlington National Cemetery.

Our tour guide was especially entertaining, filling us in on 'behind the scenes' info regarding several of D.C.'s best known attractions. I just wish I could remember his name...

The tour ends back at Union Square Station, where our guide allowed some passengers to ride on to another nearby Metro station more convenient to them.

We were thrilled to find the Tourmobile Twilight Tour, which gave us all day to explore the rest of the city, and still let us see the main attractions in one evening with minimal walking. I would highly recommend Tourmobile to anyone visiting D.C. for a very short amount of time.

PROS: Covered lots of major attractions; convenient pickup/dropoff at Metro.
CONS: A bit pricey.

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