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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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  • 3 hr

See Washington DC's historical monuments and memorials up close and personal on a 3-hour bike tour with an informative guide. Cruise around the National Mall and the Tidal Basin to see some of the most famous sights, and take breaks to walk around and explore attractions like the Lincoln Memorial. Our Monuments tour does cross streets but there is no street riding making it the perfect option for families and those who may not have ridden a bike in an urban environment. On a bike, you're able to see so much more than on foot or on a bus! If you've never taken a city city tour before, DC is a perfect city to give it a try. We know that once you've toured by bike, it will be the first thing you look for on your next trip to another city! Please note that the "what to expect section" provides a sample itinerary and you may tour in a slightly different order based on what may be going on in this busy city on the day of your tour.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to check-in and be fitted on your bike. You'll meet your guide and go over a few safety rules and learn what to expect during your tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Tidal Basin

Ride along the Tidal basin on the way to the Jefferson Memorial

Stop At: Jefferson Memorial

Arrive at the Jefferson Memorial and hear a few facts about one of the most impressive monuments in DC. You'll have a chance to walk up the steps and check out Jefferson's bronze statue and enjoy the views across the Tidal Basin.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

As we respect our memorials, we don't ride through the FDR Memorial, so you'll dismount and walk your bike through the impressive four "rooms" that represent the terms FDR served our country as president. There are some unique photo opportunities inside. And make sure that you stop to rub Fala's ears for good luck!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Again, we don't ride inside the memorials, so you'll stop just outside and hear from your guide before taking a few minutes to walk into the MLK memorial through the "Mountain of Despair" to the Martin Luther King memorialized in the "Stone of Hope".

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Like many of the memorials in DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial holds many secrets of symbolism that you may never know if you visited on your own. Your guide will share a few facts that will just add to your awe of this impressive memorial. Remember: "Freedom Isn't Free".

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln Memorial

Some people say that a trip to Washington, DC isn't complete unless you see Honest Abe sitting in his place of honor overlooking the National Mall. Are Lincoln's hands are making sign language symbols of his initials "A" and "L"? See for yourself when you climb the steps up to the top after your guide shares some insight into the design of one of our most storied memorials.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

You'll stop just outside the Vietnam Wall to learn about the design and thought behind this impressive tribute to a conflict that holds such a personal connection for so many of our guests. Some of the stories that our guides share will bring a tear to your eye.

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: Vietnam Women's Memorial

The Vietnam Women's Memorial is dedicated to the women who served, most of whom were nurses.

Pass By: Constitution Gardens

Ride through Constitution Gardens. We suggest returning to walk out to Signer's Island.

Pass By: 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial

We'll ride by "Signer's Island" where the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence are memorialized with gold engravings of their signatures.

Stop At: National World War II Memorial

One of the newer memorials in DC pays tribute to those who served in World War II. Your guide will share some insight on the design and history before providing a few minutes to explore. You may even be able to see the only "authorized" graffiti on a DC memorial.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Washington Monument

Have you ever noticed that the Washington Monument is actually two different colors? You'll learn why on your tour...along with several other fun facts about this iconic memorial to the United States first president. (Note: we do not go into the Monument)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: White House

View the White House from the south side (there is no official "front" or "back"!) and learn how the the home of the president has changed over the years. Note: we will not go into The White House.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ride by Washington's newest Smithsonian museum. We highly recommend planning a visit!

Pass By: National Museum of American History

Ride by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. We recommend you make a visit to see icons like the infamous Woolworth's counter, Julia Child's kitchen, and the original Star Spangled Banner!

Pass By: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Ride by the Natural History Museum. Plan your own visit to see the Hall of Gems!

Pass By: Smithsonian Institution Building

Also known as "Smithsonian Castle", this is the signature building and home to the Visitor's Center.

Pass By: Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Ride by the Freer and Sackler museums, which focus on Asian art.

Stop At:

Finish your back where you started at L'Enfant Plaza. Your guide will wrap up your tour and be happy to provide a few tips for the rest of your visit to our Nation's Capital.

Duration: 5 minutes