Private Politics Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue

3 Hours

From (USD) $360 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Private Politics Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue

3 Hours

From (USD) $360 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Private Politics Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue

      Washington DC, USA
      From (USD) $360 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • Pennsylvania Avenue: See the headquarters of all three branches of government, as well as the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building, the Federal Trade Commission, the Library of Congress, and the historic Old Post Office Clock Tower.
      • Willard Hotel: Visit the lobby of this fabled D.C. institution, an unofficial (and breathtaking) center for political wheeling, dealing, and cultural icons since the 1850s.
      • The National Archives: Depending on time and your party's personal preferences, we can visit the lead-lined vaults that contain America's founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
      • More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special – an experienced local journalist or historian. Known officially as "docents" (from the Latin for teacher), these Ph.D. and M.A.-level experts encourage discussion and participation, adding little-known tales of political intrigue and insight.
      • Your group, your tour: This private experience lets you set the departure time and the pace that works for your group's interests. The tour usually runs about three hours, but even that's flexible.
      About This Washington DC Tour

      Pennsylvania Avenue. If America has a Main Street, this is it.

      Our walk begins in the lobby of the historic Willard Hotel, a Washington institution that has hosted the likes of Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Buffalo Bill, and P.T. Barnum – along with almost every president since Franklin Pierce. (It's also where Martin Luther King polished the final draft of the "I Have a Dream" speech he delivered on August 28, 1963.) The Willard's magnificent Beaux Arts facade, and the maps inside, set the stage for a fuller understanding of how the city's physical landscape reflects essential American principles and ideals. 
      We continue on Pennsylvania Avenue for a look at the White House, discussing the many landmarks along the way: the places where the daily work of government gets done, from the Supreme Court to the FBI and the
      FTC. Our walk can include a visit to the blast-proof galleries of the National Archives, where America's most precious documents and artifacts are stored. We'll then circle the Capitol Building, where the Senate and House of Representatives grind out the legislation that keeps government running – or brings it to a screeching halt. Depending on the political leanings of the people in your group, you can expect some lively discussion about which is the better alternative.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear light clothing Wear light clothing
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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