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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Historic Georgetown

Leisurely soak up Georgetown’s unique atmosphere, browsing leafy squares and peering into alleyways and side streets to unearth some of its lesser-known gems.On your Historic Georgetown tour, you will:

 - Discover a host of famous names and faces that have resided in the neighbourhood - including John F and Jackie Kennedy, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, and chef Julia Childs
 - Marvel at the pre-Revolutionary buildings and admire architecture that dates from after 1800 that is preserved by the National Park Service
 - Learn about the neighbourhood’s post Civil War flourishing African American community, its early 20th century slump and its ascent to the it-place of DC in the 1950’s
 - Learn about young JFK and see the tavern booth where he proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier
 - Pop into one of the locally-owned cafes for a bite-on-the-go (not included in price), as you stroll the cobblestone sidewalks and canals

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
    • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
    • Cost of transportation on the day if required
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Georgetown University, 37th and O Sts. Washington, Washington DC, DC

    Visit one of the world’s best universities - the university for anyone looking to enter a career in Washington.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: C & O Canal, Washington DC, DC

    Visit the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, that operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Martin's Tavern, 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

    Visit the tavern booth where JFK proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Francis Scott Key Memorial, 1198 34th and, M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For hotel pick-ups please provide hotel name, address, room number and booking name.
    Return Detail :
    Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Travel Curious

Activity ID: V-255730P224

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