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Washington DC

Capitol Hill w/ Supreme Court & Library of Congress Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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    Stop At: Capitol Hill, First St and East Capitil St NE, Washington DC, DC 20004

    Visit the beating heart of Washington DC where two of the three branches of the United States government meet. This tour includes the stunning exteriors of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the Capitol. Walk the grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park in New York City. Go inside the Thomas Jefferson building of the Library of Congress designed as a temple of knowledge (and to prove the United States understood Art, Culture, and Sophistication as well as any country in Europe.) While there check out a real Gutenberg Bible, this copy is one of only four complete Gutenberg Bibles printed on vellum, in the world. You will also learn about Thomas Jefferson’s love of books and how his collection became the seed from which the world’s largest library grew. Learn about the judicial system within the elegant marble halls at the Museum of the Supreme Court, and maybe get a peek inside the actual courtroom. Your guide will end the tour providing access passes (and information about security protocols) for the visitor’s galleries of the current chambers for the House of Representatives and or the Senate, to be seen at your leisure.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Supreme Court, First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20003

    Just east of the Capitol you will visit the U.S Supreme Court, the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Completes in 1935, you will be able to enjoy the Court’s stunning exterior whilst learn about all the history and tradition tied to it.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540

    Afterwards you will visit the Library of Congress, the research library that officially serves the U.S Congress and is considered the national library of the United States. The oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, the 1897 Thomas Jefferson building reveals an Italian-Renaissance style architecture. Inside one of the main highlights includes the beautiful circular main reading room with its 160ft ceiling.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, First St NE East Plaza of the Capitol Between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20515

    Inside the Capitol lies the U.S Capitol Visitor Centre, a large underground addition to the Capitol complex, which serves as a gathering point for up to 4000 tourists and an expansion space for the US Congress. Here you will be informed about the unique characteristics of the House, the Senate and U.S legislative process, as well as learn about the history and development of architecture of the Capitol.

    Our guide will end the tour providing access passes (and information about security protocols) for the visitor’s galleries of the current chambers for the House of Representatives and or the Senate, to be seen at your leisure.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., 600 Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560

    The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the city’s most important institutions, like the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isn’t just for the fat cats on Capitol Hill – it’s also yours to explore.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Capitol South Station, 355 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Departure Time
    1:30 PM
    2h 30m
    • Semi-Private Walking Tour
    • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
    • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
    • Passes to the House of Representatives and or the Senate Provided by guide at the end of the tour.
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour guide, Donna, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and answered any questions the group had. Nice to be shown around in a small group. Donna also arranged tickets for entry to the Capitol building at the end of the tour which was great. Would definitely recommend this
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    Appreciated beeing in a small group. Nice and knowledgable guide. Time was well spent. Recommend this tour.
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    Very informative and enjoyable tour. Our guide, Meghan, was excellent and made sure we saw everything of interest. Would recommend this tour as a must when visiting Washington DC.
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    Jennifer was outstanding. We have 4 adults and children age 9, 10 and 11. She went above and beyond to show the entire family a truly special and memorable tour. We all leaned so much. Would recommend the tour and Jennifer to be your guide!
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    Our guide shared so much awesome information with us..it made the children pay more attention and get so much more out of seeing all the historic sites.
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    About the operator
    By: Babylon Tours Washington D.C.
    263 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Highly recommended!
    The tour guide, Donna, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and answered any questions the group had. Nice to be
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    Bert T
    Capitol hill
    Fine tour with help for visiting House of Representatives thereafter. Nice!! Being in the active house was a nice
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    New Orleans, Louisiana
    See Washington in 7 hours
    A great way to learn about the city, get tips of other places to visit and not miss the main places - local
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    Muskego, WI
    Our Semi-Private Tour Ended Up Being a Private Tour
    My 14 year old daughter and I were in town for a conference. We came a few days early so we could explore the city
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    Mary E
    Wonderful tour
    Arlington is a beautiful, sacred place filled with history all should experience. Doug was a wonderful tour guide
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    Karen K
    Very Informative
    My husband and I really loved this tour, our guide was able to avoid the crowds by going to places out of order.
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    Glendale, Colorado
    Excellent tour guide and tour
    Bess took us on this tour. Was my daughters favorite tour of the trip. It is not only because of the content, but
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    Coral Springs, Florida
    We always learn something new!
    My wife and I had been to a couple of places on this tour before - but with Richard's knowledge we learned
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    Chris S
    National Archives
    Bess was an outstanding guide. Friendly, very knowledgable, great related side stories. This was an educational
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    A wonderful Historical tour
    Donna was excellent at keeping us at the right pace at the National Archive Museum and was very organized in her
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    Grand parents & two 13 yr old grandchildren
    Meghan our tour guide was excellent. The kids and adults really enjoyed the experience. Well worth the money.
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    Julie M
    Wonderful Visit at the Archives Building
    Our guide Terry was very informative and we had a great time on our tour! Highly recommend tour as you enter on
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    Christina M
    Christina and Dennis Murphy
    Ms. Donna was incredibly knowledgeable. We had no idea the depth and intricacies of art through out the
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    Shawn W
    The best way to see Arlington
    I had seen Arlington before as a student in high school but this experience with a very knowledgeable guide was
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    Ann H
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    Very interesting tour.
    Appreciated beeing in a small group. Nice and knowledgable guide. Time was well spent. Recommend this tour.
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