We might be a little biased here, but we think the best way is to take a Washington monuments tour like the one offered by Action Tour Guide! Available now through our app on either Google Play or the iOS App Store, our Washington DC Monuments Self-Guided Tour will take you to all the most interesting memorials in the city, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Besides the monuments on the National Mall, the tour also includes plenty of other spots in the city, like the White House, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Ford Theater, where Lincoln was assassinated. In between these stops, we’ll give you a little background on the city’s origins, the tribulations of the War of 1812, and the current battle for Congressional representation.
There are a couple of advantages that a self-guided tour has over a traditional tour guide experience. The first and most apparent is the pacing. With a self-guided tour from Action Tour Guide, you’re firmly in the driver’s seat of your visit. That means you can take all the time you want at each stop, making it perfect for someone who likes to delve a little deeper. The other benefit is the price. While a guided tour can run you upwards of $25 or even $40, our tour of Washington, DC will only cost you $6.99. Prolific travelers can even take advantage of our US bundle with over 50 tours all over the country for only $79.99—that’s less than $1.50 per tour.
We also offer plenty of other tours in the Washington DC area. This is especially relevant for history buffs who might want to take advantage of our Civil War battlefield tours of Antietam and Gettysburg or the tour of Washington’s camp in Valley Forge.