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The headline says it all: for yet another year, we’ve been awarded TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence. The reviews have been counted and calculated, and our customers agree: USA Guided Tours has the most exciting, informative, and enjoyable guided bus tours in the nation’s capital!

Why are our tours so popular? For one thing, our customers love the variety of tours we offer. If you’ve only got a couple of hours left in DC before a late afternoon flight, consider our Open Top Convertible tour. On hot summer days, it’s great to sit back and let the wind tousle your hair as you sip on our complimentary bottled water and see the views unfold on the George Washington Parkway and historic Old Town. Better yet—book now and get 15% off!

Or, if you’d like the full VIP treatment, try our 8.5-hour “Best of DC” tour. David from the UK was “exhilarated” to see all the sights on a short vacation, from the Library of Congress to an inside tour of the U.S. Capitol and selfies in front of the White House.

As great as the sights are, however, it’s our guides that set our tours apart. Nick made a central Pennsylvania family feel right at home the minute they arrived, showing them photos of paintings inside the Capitol as they waited for the rest of their group to board the air-conditioned bus. Barbara from California loved Chris’s sense of humor, and Margo loved how Dale’s rich history knowledge gave her information she never would have known by just walking around.

Even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, our guides come through. A couple from Kentucky appreciated guide Val’s sense of humor and ability to entertain when they got caught halfway through the tour in the recent downpours that flooded the District. From local restaurant tips to fascinating facts, Val made what could have been a washout a fun night for all!

“I’d do a tour with them any day!” writes Natasha V., with a special recommendation for our “DC at Dusk” nighttime tour if you want to beat the summer heat. And it’s true that you’ll experience a totally different atmosphere at night. Gaze down the steps of the Capitol across the Mall all the way down to the Washington Monument—the largest freestanding stone structure in the world looks even more majestic lit up by the moon, the stars, and the city lights!

I’ve also got to give a special shout out to our specialty tours. Our African American History Tour is especially popular, including stops at the Frederick Douglass House, the African American Civil War, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials, and concluding with admission to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Customers love the opportunity to visit sights they might not otherwise have known about—with words like “inspiring” and a “life-changing,” Oh, yeah—a chance to get into the NMAAHC long after tickets have been sold out and without waiting for long lines!

For whatever kind of DC experience you want to have, USA Guided Tours delivers. So come see what our satisfied customers are talking about, and give us a call or book online today. We can’t wait to show you around the District!

Sara Murphy | USA Guided Tours Blog Contributor

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