Enjoy a private walking tour of Alexandria, with pick up and drop off in DC.
Things to know
4 hrs 30 mins
Couples, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets required
Type of tour:
Excursion tour - a private vehicle will take you to/from your destination. At your destination you will walk between sights.
Time to explore Alexandria
Meeting points: 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, United States
What makes this tour special
Enjoy an excursion from DC to Alexandria, where you will explore the unique history of the city because out of Alexandria came DC. With your private guide, enjoy a two hour-walking tour where you will uncover the city through the stories of notable American figures.
Be met by your driver guide and enjoy an easy transfer from Washington DC to Alexandria.
Enjoy a two-hour private walking tour of the city's history
Walk through Christ Church and its graveyard where notable literary figures attended church and were consequently buried.
Learn the stories of George Washington's early life - from the place where his first townhouse was to the home of his first love, Sally Fairfax, to whom he penned evocative letters.
Hear how Gadsby Tavern was at the center of several revolutionaries and founding fathers who went on to be American presidents.
Enjoy an hour of exploration where you can immerse yourself in the ambiance of the town on your own.
Relax as you enjoy the drive back to Washington DC
Your historian-guide will join you to begin uncovering the notable figures who called Alexandria home at the forming of the nation and who penned language which endures and governs the world’s largest democracy today.
Step out of your private transfer and into Alexandria for a walking tour, which begins with tales of America’s famous founding fathers, and their ties to the town—from Washington and Jefferson to Frenchman Lafayette and founding trustee John Carlyle. Uncover the larger-than-life figure, Washington, by traversing the places which made Alexandria his home: visit the church where Washington was a member, walk by the home of his first love and the home of his physician.
On your walking tour, visit Gadsby’s Tavern, where you will hear of the letters written between other notable past presidents — Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — political opponents who went on to have an epic friendship, carried out largely through letters, and hear the providential tale of how both died on the same day: July 4th. Along your walk, learn how the city of Alexandria arose — from its landed gentry to its slave heritage who built much of the infrastructure that remains today.
At the end of your walking tour, enjoy an hour of time to explore the town at your own pace. Grab a bite to eat or see the farmer's market and enjoy the town's waterfront. Then, meet up with your guide and relax as you make your way back to DC with your guide in a private vehicle.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
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QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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