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*DC Ducks: If you need to cancel or change your tour reservation, you are required to do so 24 hours in advance. No cancellations or refunds will be made 24 hours prior to tour departure. Tours do not have to be taken on the same day.
As seat of the government and an icon for the nation, Washington, DC is a place to learn about history and watch it in the making. DC Ducks is the newest, most exciting way to see Washington. Climb aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 “Duck” and let the adventure begin! DC Ducks offered from April - October.
For over 30 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided Washington DC sightseeing tours highlighting the best of the city. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the nation’s capital on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we cover the entire city, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.
Visit our Union Station, the most visited destination in DC, serving as a transportation depot and retail center since 1908. See the Capitol building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress on the East end of the mall. Visit the Smithsonian, the National Gallery, and the Museum of Natural History.
Learn about some of the country’s most significant presidents at the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. Check out the International Spy Museum and the Koshland Science Museum. Don’t forget to check out that large white building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue too.
A vacation to Washington D.C. would not be complete without visiting Arlington National Cemetery. Spread across 600 acres of rolling hills and beautiful gardens, this historic landmark is about 4 times the size of the National Mall and offers an exclusive tour service for guests looking to see the entire property in a manageable amount of time. Daily tours begin at the Welcome Center. A 45-minute loop gives visitors the chance to hop on and off at a variety of key points of interest. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience one of the most informative and awe-inspiring tours in Washington D.C.
From Union Station we will waddle down to the mall where you’ll see the awe inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithsonian Museums. Then at the Potomac River you’ll splash down for a whole different look at the nation’s capital. From the land to the water, it’s ALL IN THE SAME VEHICLE!
Our “wise quacking” captains will entertain you with anecdotes, well researched historical facts and the corniest jokes you’ve ever heard!
An Adventure of a Lifetime
This isn’t just a tour…it’s an experience. Sit back and relax as our tour captains turn back the pages of history.
Land and Water in the Same Vehicle
Seeing Washington is one thing. Viewing it from the Potomac River is quite another. DC Ducks is Washington’s only thrill ride!
Something you Won’t Do on Any Other Tour
The Ducks return to land at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport under the approach pattern. Hold your ears as incoming aircraft pass over just feet from where you’re sitting …giving new meaning to sitting duck!
Guaranteed & Safe
Our Ducks are fully restored, U.S. Coast Guard approved vessels. We guarantee a safe and fun time that will delight every member of your party.
*DC Ducks: If you need to cancel or change your tour reservation, you are required to do so 24 hours in advance. No cancellations or refunds will be made 24 hours prior to tour departure.
Stop 1 Welcome Center
Stop 4 Union Station
Trolleys board approximately every 30 minutes.
First Tour of the Day:
Stop #1: Washington Welcome Center: 9:05 am
Stop #2: Willard and White House: 9:10 am
Stop #3: National Archives: 9:15 am
Stop #4: Union Station: 9:00 am
Stop #5: US Capitol: 9:05 am
Stop #6: Air and Space Museum: 9:1o am
Stop #7: Smithsonian: 9:15 am
Stop #8: Holocaust Memorial Museum: 9:15 am
Stop #9: Jefferson Memorial: 9:20 am
Stop #10: FDR / Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials: 9:25 am
Stop #11: Lincoln Memorial: 9:30 am
Stop #12: Arlington National Cemetery: 8:30 am
Stop #13: John F. Kennedy Grave Site: 8:40 am
Stop #14: Coast Guard Memorial: 8:50 am
Stop #15: Pershing Gravesite: 8:55 am
Stop #16: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: 9:00 am
Stop #17: Arlington House: 9:10 am
Stop #18: Iwo Jima Memorial: 9:20 am
Stop #19: Sections 55 and 59: 10 am (weekend stop only)
Stop #20: Columbarium and Niche Wall: 10 am (weekend stop only)
Stop #21: Pentagon Group Burial Marker – 9/11 Memorial: 10 am (weekend stop only)
Stop #22: National Museum of American History: 9:40 am
Stop #23: National Museum of Natural History: 9:45 am
Stop #24: Newseum: 9:50 am
Stop #25: National Portrait Gallery: 9:55 am
Last Full Tour of the Day:
Please note that guests taking this tour will not be able to use the on/off feature.
Stop #1: Washington Welcome Center: 5:05 pm
Stop #2: Willard and White House: 5:10 pm
Stop #3: National Archives: 5:15 pm
Stop #4: Union Station: 5:00 pm
Stop #5: US Capitol: 5:05 pm
Stop #6: Air and Space Museum: 5:1o pm
Stop #7: Smithsonian: 5:15 pm
Stop #8: Holocaust Memorial Museum: 5:15 pm
Stop #9: Jefferson Memorial: 5:20 pm
Stop #10: FDR / Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials: 5:25 pm
Stop #11: Lincoln Memorial: 5:00 pm
Stop #12: Arlington National Cemetery: Oct.-March: 4:00pm; April-Sept.: 6:00pm
Stop #13: John F. Kennedy Grave Site: Oct.-March: 4:10pm; April-Sept.: 6:10pm
Stop #14: Coast Guard Memorial: Oct.-March: 4:15pm; April-Sept.: 6:15pm
Stop #15: Pershing Gravesite: Oct.-March: 4:20pm; April-Sept.: 6:20pm
Stop #16: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: Oct.-March: 4:25pm; April-Sept.: 6:25pm
Stop #17: Arlington House: Oct.-March: 4:30pm; April-Sept.: 6:30pm
Stop #18: Iwo Jima Memorial: Oct.-March: 4:35pm; April-Sept.: 6:35pm
Stop #19*: Sections 55 and 59: Oct.-March: 4:00pm; April-Sept.: 6:00pm
Stop #20*: Columbarium and Niche Wall: Oct.-March: 4:00pm; April-Sept.: 6:00pm
Stop #21*: 9/11 Memorial: Oct.-March: 4:00pm; April-Sept.: 6:00pm
Stop #22: National Museum of American History: 5:10pm
Stop #23: National Museum of Natural History: 5:15pm
Stop #24: Newseum: 5:20pm
Stop #25: National Portrait Gallery: 5:25pm
*Stops 19-21 are weekend stops only.
Arlington Cemetery Shuttle:
Begins at 9:30am from Arlington National Cemetery.
Picks up from stop 11 at 9:45am.
Last pickup at Lincoln Memorial is at 4:30pm.
Last pickup from Arlington National Cemetery is at 5pm.
Daily from mid March – October.
10 am – 4 pm
During the month of August, tours depart daily beginning at 9:30 am.
Tours depart from Union Station.
Tour is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions and/or US Coast Guard regulations.
*If you need to cancel or change your tour reservation, you are required to do so 24 hours in advance. No cancellations or refunds will be made 24 hours prior to tour departure.