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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
  • Capitol Hill and Washington DC's monuments tour by electric cart
  • Enjoy open-air, eco-friendly transport and great up-close views of DC’s most famous landmarks
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary about DC’s history from your guide and hop off to explore Capitol Hill by foot
  • Each electric cart seats five people plus your guide, ensuring a personalized small-group experience
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get better photo ops than you would from inside a bus on a tour that doesn’t take all day.
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Driver/guide
Transport by electric cart
Local English-speaking guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
L'Enfant Plaza Station , Washington, DC, USA

L’Enfant Metro Stop: Meet at the corner of 7th St. & Maryland Ave. SW) also known as 7th & C St. (Maryland Ave. becomes C St. on the other side of 7th St.)

This activity will end right where it started.
There are walking tours and there are bus tours, but this unique eCruiser tour of the Capitol provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington, DC and its many famous landmark locations.

Meet the guide and the rest of the small-group at L’Enfant Metro Stop, located at the corner of 7th and C Street. Then climb aboard a nifty eCruiser vehicle — an open-air, eco-friendly electric cart that offers as much in style as it does with substance.

The tour begins at one end of the famed Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Travel along through the historic monument areas, taking in the famous Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Monuments, each a classic Washington DC icon in its own right. Then see the World War I, World War II, Korean War Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans memorial sites.

Next, see the most famous DC landmark of all, the White House, followed by Capitol Hill. Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Washington DC Tour Hub
Meet at the Smithsonian Metro Stop in the morning to hop aboard your all-electric cart – a unique, fun, relaxing, and eco-friendly way to experience Washington DC. Each electric cart seats five people plus your local guide, and you'll drive in a group of three carts.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Your tour starts at the Smithsonian complex and proceeds through the major monument areas.
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Jefferson Memorial
Marvel at the Jefferson Memorial
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Washington Monument
See the Washington Monument
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Lincoln Memorial
See the Lincoln Memorial
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National World War II Memorial
Vsit the World War I Memorial, World War II Memorial
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Korean War Veterans Memorial
See the Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
See the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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White House
Continue past DC’s most famous icon: the White House. Be sure to have your camera ready for this portion of the ride!
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U.S. Capitol
Finally, feast your eyes on the buildings of Capitol Hill and learn the history behind them. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for an amazing spot for lunch before exploring the rest of DC on your own.
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National Mall
Our RedRoadsters are the personal and comfortable way to tour the National Mall. Equipped with roll-down clear siding they’re the perfect way to sightsee in the rain or wind. Our vehicles are also equipped with warm blankets in the winter for your comfort.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This is a small group experience, with each electric cart limited to a max of 7 people. Whilst we do our best to seat groups together, we aren’t able to guarantee to seat together and at times groups may be asked to sit on separate carts.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • This tour runs year round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation. Final decision on cancelling a tour will occur at least an hour prior to departure and all possible guests will be contacted.
  • Due to the popularity of this tour we will not accept day-of changes to your reservation.
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: Your tour covers the National Mall in an all-electric vehicle. We're committed to reducing the environmental impact of vehicle-based tourism in Washington DC, which makes up the vast majority of tours given in this city. Make a "green" difference by seeing the Mall via electric transportation!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children under 4 are not permitted to sit on a parent's or guardian's lap due to local safety regulations in the eCruiser.
  • Carts accommodate most types of infant seats and we encourage parents to bring their own. We can provide an infant seat, as long as a guest calls us at least 48 hours before the tour and informs us of the age and weight of the infant.
  • As of January 17, 2022, all guests on our cart tours will be required to bring a mask with them. Masks must be worn while on tour on an enclosed cart. Masks will be optional while on tour on an open-air cart.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart.

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  • "This is perfect for people who don't have a lot of time to spend and prefer a little more intimate small group." See review
  • "The weather was fab which meant the cart was an ideal way to explore!" See review

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star-5
Great kids tour for DC!
Stacy_T
, Jul 2022
Great tour! I will use this tpur anytime I show people DC It was easy and informative Walking the kids all that way would have been impossible. This format helped us see so much and longer where we were most interested.
star-5
Great way to see DC!
StevenBird
, Jul 2022
Great driver, local with lots of information. Stopped at all the highlights and had plenty of knowledge.
star-5
Awesome adventure
Sonya_V
, Jul 2022
Our guide was incredible lots of fun and knowledge. We should have done this the first day we were in DC!
star-1
Hot, miserable and even dangerous
Frank_M
, Jul 2022
This was the most miserable experience of our trip to DC….I reserved and paid for 2-hour electric truck ride for my family…..we received email confirmation the tickets were confirmed and money quickly withdrawn from my checking account. We showed up at the exact location we were told to meet driver. It was 96 degrees at 2:00PM Thursday afternoon and could not find the driver…. We never received a text from the driver confirming where we would meet. We never received a text beforehand to confirm location or provide driver contact info. We were searching for him for about 45-50 minutes… I cannot exaggerate how miserable and even dangerous this was in a very remote location of Washington DC walking around with our two young daughters who are 11 and 9. We sent two messages through app pleading for someone to contact us on our mobile phone yet only response was an auto reply stating someone was going to email us soon. We never received any emails. I even had my assistant back in my office in Michigan search in vain for a phone number so we could reach out and call someone….very frustrating….. Since then I have sent two emails to the reservation department asking for the courtesy of a callback. Once again no communication. This customer service model is nonexistent and even worse, can put their patrons in a dangerous situation…. with the only form of communication being a autoreply message. Later that night we did retrieve a voice message from our driver stating he was looking for us about 2 PM could not find us and was being instructed to leave. No text just a voice message. I contacted him he said he felt bad gave me the email address of customer service mailbox. Absolutely no awareness by this company of the potential dangers to customers; heat exhaustion, dehydration the dangerous remote location we are being told to meet the driver. The company managers are safely insulated in a bunker defended by auto reply bots that don’t work, email general address boxes they don’t need to answer and apps that do not allow for 2-way communication…no apology whatsoever shame on them
star-5
Traveling with family of...
Jessica_I
, Jul 2022
Traveling with family of 4 the schedule and services are very nice. Our guides are knowledgeable of each spots ! Already shared this service with our family and friends!
star-5
Best tour ever!!!
Unhye_Y
, Jul 2022
It was an excellent tour. He explained like a history teacher. Maybe even better. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind. It was the best thing to do with my kids, instead of not knowing where to go and walking in the hot weather, and visit all the places that we need to visit at once was great!! So after the tour, we knew where to actually go in and visit. He was a true guide!! Thank you Nick!!
star-5
Highly Recommend!
Krystal_H
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Nick was SUPER cool, really knowledgeable and friendly. We rode around, saw soo much. It’s definitely better than a tour on a bus because of the open air cart you get the good views and they’re able to get around traffic. It was really an amazing experience to get you to see everything. We were even able to get dropped off in front of the museum on our way back! This tour is a MUST !
star-5
Nick our guide was excellent
Graham_B
, Jul 2022
The knowledge of our guide Nick and the seamless trip around Washington . Very friendly team that got us started
star-3
A nice way to see the sites
Erika_S
, Jul 2022
This is best for people that have a hard time walking or getting around. The tour was fine but a little boring.
star-5
Fast pass D.C.
Jamie_D
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed the Lincoln Memorial and eating a pop sickle there. The weather was magnificent and we took many amazing photos.
star-1
Don’t be late!
Brooke_E
, Jun 2022
We were late and were left and not provided any way to meet up with them. I would’ve liked to reschedule it some sort of refund.
star-5
Road Trippin from Wisconsin
Charles_I
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was excellent. She knew so much about DC that we had never heard about before. Fun riding on the cart, (especially after the rain stopped) it is so easy to view all the sights.
star-5
Great time and awesome tour
Jennifer_F
, Jun 2022
We loved our tour and driver Dana. She was awesome and incredibly knowledgeable. She also gave us nice tips on food. Definitely would have her again as our tour guide. Our son Ryan gave her a 5 star rating also😃
star-5
Great ride
Leon_N
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic! He knew a tremendous amount of obscure history and places to eat! We would love to ride with him again.
star-1
Never again
Kirsten_C
, Jun 2022
Awful. Wrong meet place given. O efforts to assist when wrong location given. Contact number only answered once and then after that never answered
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Kirsten - thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to learn of your experience, we endeavour to be transparent about what our trips entails, especially where and what time to start our tour, as it benefits no one, neither passenger nor the company, to find out on arrival. That being said, it is also disappointing to hear about when trying to call through to our local team for assistance, we will liaise with our local operations team to further investigate with what happened with their number. Thank you again for reaching out.
star-4
History lesson with a little drizzle
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
Our driver provided excellent commentary with a touch of cynicism. He included tips about restaurants and destinations not on the tour. Worth every penny and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour.
star-5
Best tour
Robin_K
, Jun 2022
Our guide was awesome!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Willing to answer everyone’s questions. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Amazing Tour!
Ashley_A
, Jun 2022
Nick gave us wonderful information we’d never heard before! Seeing the town this way was so enjoyable and we were able to cover a lot of ground using this tour!
star-5
Excellent Electronic Cart Tour of DC
Christina_P
, Jun 2022
This was an amazing tour of all of the monuments and memorials in Washington DC. We loved hearing about everything from Tom our guide about the history of our great nation. It was so nice he has lived here his entire life and had personal stories of taking his family to presidential Inaugurations and the pictures he shared were just the icing on the cake. We would definitely recommend this tour if you are looking to learn about our nations history and have fun with the family.
star-5
Fantastic!
Denise_P
, Jun 2022
This tour was perfect for our little family of 3. We picked the 2 hr tour because we have a 2 year old. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and considerate. He always offered to take pictures for us and gave us enough time at each site to soak it all up. We never felt rushed. I'm so happy with how this turned out. I would absolutely consider doing more things from viator! Thank you so much for this memory.

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