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Family sightseeing in Washington DC on Old Town Trolley

What Our Guests are Saying


L.C., Fayetteville, NC

“We took your tour on Sunday in Washington DC and just wanted to share how much we enjoyed the tour! Our guide Mr. History was absolutely wonderful. My kids learned more in a few hours listening to him then they did all year in school. Thank you again for making this tour possible!”

J.A., Brownsburg, IN

“My husband and I took the hop on hop off tour in DC on Friday April 12th. We ended up on Sarge’s trolley for the majority of the day. My husband has to use a scooter to get around, so we put Sarge to work that day to load and unload my husband with the lift at the different stops. And at the end of his shift, he went out of his way to drive us back to stop 10 since it was close to a Metro station we needed. Thank you Sarge for your great info on the tour and for all you did to help us during the day! Give this man a raise! :)”

R.D., Ellicot City, MD

“Last evening my wife and I took your Moonlight tour. Our driver/guide was Mike… I can honestly say the tour was excellent mainly because of Mike. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and perfectly added touches of humor. The speaker system was the best I have ever encountered on a tour anywhere. If we could have picked a driver/guide for a tour, we could not have done better than Mike. Kudos to Mike and your company.”

M.M., Bayport, NY

“My family of four participated in the Moonlight Monument Tour last evening. We departed our location at approximately 7:15pm on bus 600 and our bus driver’s name was Marcel. I would like to take a moment to commend Marcel on a job VERY well done. He was very knowledgeable about the monuments and other sites around the DC area. He piloted that bus through the city effortlessly and safely. He was an absolutely perfect tour guide. The next time we are in DC we will certainly take another Trolley Tour and hopefully Marcel is our guide again. Thanks for a great tour!”


“I want to say how much we enjoyed one of our tour guides during our recent trip to Washington DC. His name was Smiley and we had him on our Monuments by Moonlight tour and a Hop on Hop off day trip. He was very informative and so funny. Whatever you pay him, it is not enough. The whole Hop on Hop off worked great for our trip. Thanks for a great experience in DC.”

R.M., Fayetteville, NC

“I would love to thank Sasha, Sunny and Cameroon for their kindness and help. Sasha and Sunny thoroughly impressed me with their historical knowledge of DC along with their humor and kind demeanor to all the passengers on their trolleys. They made me realize how slack I am in my knowledge of our nation’s most important foundations of government! I will be working on! Cameroon was very helpful in getting our day started and informative and helpful when we had to start again at Union Station due to protests that hindered some of the pickup stops. That caused more walking than we had hoped for; but it was all good for us anyway! Wonderful trip and thank you for the fine staff you have put in place! They were wonderful!”


“I just wanted to comment on the 2-day extended trolley tour and Monuments by Moonlight package I purchased for July 5th and 6th. It was FABULOUS. I loved every minute of it. It is such a great way to see DC without the hassle of driving, parking, checking maps, sitting in traffic without being able to really absorb the views. I loved the open-air trolley-style buses, and the commentary by the drivers, plus the ease of hop-on, hop-off sightseeing. I have raved about your tour to all my friends and family upon return and can’t wait to come back and do it all again! Thanks for a great 2 days, and 1 evening!!! It was great fun, and a super value too.”

N.C., Mamaroneck, NY:

“…I was in DC recently and used your tour for your day tour. I could not have been more pleased. Whenever we had a full bus another was immediately summoned and we waited only a few short minutes. In particular, I wanted to commend both Sooner Steve and Buckeye on their interactions with us and the rest of the people on our bus. They could not have been more entertaining and pleasant. I am going to put this same review on Yelp. Thank you again.”

M.O., Rock Rapids, IA:

“We can’t say enough good things about our tour in Washington, DC. I was touring the sites all by myself with 4 children 6 and under! Not once did I feel like your drivers expected me to hurry, in fact several of them said take your time and helped me with my stroller or getting kids on and off the trolley. They were kind and helpful, waited for us when they saw us coming and just made our quick little getaway an amazing trip! This mom was so grateful for the help of all the staff at trolley tours and the buses are easy to see!”

R.L., Essington, PA:

“My fiance and I recently took your tours in Washington DC and I have to say that your program was one of the most professional, informative and personable tours we’ve ever taken (and we’ve done a lot of on/off bus tours in many cities). The frequency of the trolleys were so convenient for getting off to tour and still being able to continue to tour. The tour guides were amazing. Mr King on the Orange Loop and Jaime on the Green Loop were the best tour guides we’ve had. They really knew their city and tried to make it relatable to everyone on the bus. They made a point to find out where we were from, what we wanted to hear about and made the history more so than just the facts recited off the history books but rather a story about a city you can tell they love. I am a history buff and have taken many tours – and this is the first time I’ve ever come off a train praising the tour out loud on the walk home. Well done and keep up the good work!”

J.B., Powell, TN:

“My family rode the orange and green Washington DC routes with your company… We rode with a number of drivers including Peet, Henica, Santucci and Cassius. I was very pleased with the tour and with the knowledge and presentation from each of the drivers we rode with. We especially liked Cassius and Peet’s knowledge and the personalities of Santucci and Henica. We also appreciated the courtesy of the staff that helped us get our tickets, understand the way the routes work and getting us loaded up. Thanks for the good experience and give the staff a pat on the back for the job well done.”

J.K., Lake Oswego, OR:

“My husband, 18 year old son, and I were visiting the Washington D.C. area over the Memorial Day weekend, and were excited to take an Old Town Trolley Tour. We did quite a bit of ‘hopping on and hopping off’ the tour, but also spent a great deal of time, relatively speaking, with two of your tour guides: Gil and Duke. They were both so exceptional at the work they do that we wanted to be sure to let you know how well they represent your company, and how much their professionalism, courtesy, level of knowledge, and communication skills added to our enjoyment of our trip. They are both ‘feathers in the cap’ of Old Town Trolley, and you are so lucky to have them representing you in the tourist community. Thank you so much for a fabulous experience! We will definitely sign up for another Old Town Trolley tour when we next visit your beautiful city!”

L.B. Lexington, VA:

“Most of our time on the trolley was with Honest Abe and he was top notch. He had a lot of good information, fun stories and handled off-the-wall questions with diplomacy and good humor. The tour itself exposed us to a lot of what DC has to offer and we loved being able to get on and off at our leisure.”


“We just completed our D.C. vacation and wanted to compliment 2 of your tour guides…Dewey and Willie. Both were as friendly as could be and very knowledgeable. They made the tour very enjoyable. Your whole tour system itself was just great. Very easy to hop on and off…also to transfer to the different lines. Thanks again for making our 1st D.C. vacation memorable!”

T.J., Mission, KS

“I would like to recognize your Washington DC tour guide, Mr. History. We had the pleasure of riding with Mr. History on September 27th for our tour. I have participated in many guided tours and Mr. History made our experience exceptional. As new tourists to this area we had no idea the amount of time that was needed to explore Washington DC so we actually rode the entire line TWICE! During this time it was evident that Mr. History loves his job, is one of the most knowledgeable guides in DC, and is one of the kindest guides I have ever seen. Although we rode twice through the city he continued to provide new facts at each monument and kept a funny, cheery demeanor with all guests. He greeted each and every rider as they entered and exited the trolley and provided helpful information to anyone who asked. Mr. History is a true asset to this tour company and I hope that I have the pleasure of having him as my guide once again when I return to DC. EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE, EMPLOYEE, AND PERSON!!!!”

F.C., Porter, TX

“I want to tell you how much we enjoyed your tour in Washington DC. This trip was a bucket list trip for my 82 year old dad and he absolutely loved it. Your employees and tour guides were top notch. I don’t know her name, but the ticket agent at stop one on Monday, August 5 was so kind and thoughtful. She helped us plan and purchase the monument tour. She answered all our silly questions with patience and kindness. Mr. History did an outstanding job on our night monument tour which will absolutely be one of my top travel experiences of all time. I am a history teacher and I can’t wait to share many of the new things he taught us! Thank you for making our trip to DC a memory treasure.”

K.T., Tarpon Springs, FL

“John aka Mr. History was terrific; he made our moonlight tour one of the best tours we have ever been a part of. His knowledge of our history and DC is amazing; cannot thank him enough for his great tour and thanks to your company for hiring someone as pleasant and knowledgeable as he is. Keep up the great work. John: will look forward to doing this again in the future.”

R.M., Clinton, NC

“My wife and I visited Washington DC this past weekend (Veterans Day). It was my first visit to our capital. In preparation of our trip I went online and did a search for “DC tours”. Your company was one of many that came up during the search. I looked at many websites over a few days and I must say that your website was the most informative and impressive. The decision was made to book your tour. I was not disappointed! Each and every trolley we were on featured funny and very informative guides. Several that stood out are Jewel, Buckeye, Stephfunny and many others whom I don’t remember their names. Each driver had a station set up for “tips” on their trolley, and I noticed right away that every passenger was treated exactly the same whether they tipped or not. Again I was thoroughly impressed with every aspect of your organization, and a great big thank you for allowing us veterans to ride free this weekend. I will make sure that when I speak with anyone planning a trip to any city you service that I will recommend your company wholeheartedly. Thanks again for making my first trip to Washington special.”

J.W., Nitro, WV

“I’d like to say thank you to your CEO… I have been with my employer long enough to be fortunate enough to get 7 weeks of vacation annually and I have found that I enjoy nothing more than traveling. As the year is coming to a close, I had a few weeks of vacation to use up before years end and I decided to take the Amtrak from my hometown in WV to Washington DC, a place I’ve always enjoyed visiting. As a self proclaimed history buff, I decided to take a night tour. I had taken day tours (with a competitor) but chose your tour as I met one of your representatives inside of DC’s Union Station. I’ve traveled all over the USA and in several foreign countries. NEVER have I been more satisfied with a purchase while traveling. I could write all night about the tour guide (KW). Wow! I hope you know what you have in this gentleman. I don’t know that I have ever met anyone that knew as much about the history of our country and he presented it in a way that made everyone on the tour want to hear more. He obviously enjoys his job and he’s just plain good at it. As you know, the country is extremely politically divided and I took my vacation to get away from the day-to-day grind and not hear anyone’s political opinion. KW presented his tour in the political capital of the world without expressing political views. That was refreshing! I plan to return next year with one of my daughters and I can assure you I will be taking this night tour again. I learned so much about our nation’s capital and our nation’s history that I simply did not know. It would mean so much to know that you showed this to KW. If you do show him, please remind him I’m the man that had lived in Pittsburgh (a place he knew more about than me and I lived there – lol). Again, kudos to your company for the best hours of my trip. I will do it again and I’ll be sure to look for your tours as I travel. Job well done!”

R.S, Auburn, CA

“What an awesome tour. Our driver/guide was simply amazing. He was so interested in instilling the spirit of each monument that he had stories from history why each famous person deserved our reverence. My group from Sacramento was very pleased to have such a great tour to climax our trip. We were doubly thrilled to learn that our guide who is apply nicknamed Mr. History has a home in Sacramento.”

B.A., Saint Clair, PA

“The evening of Friday, August 24, my sweetheart and I took an evening trolley tour of Washington, DC monuments with “Mr. History.” His enthusiasm and energy were invigorating, but his knowledge of DC locations and history was astounding. I asked where the Baltimore and Ohio rail station was located in 1861–a spot I wanted to walk as on-the-ground research for a book I’m writing about Nicholas Biddle of Pottsville, a member of the First Defenders. Mr. History knew where the depot had been; I found the location (but not the marker he thought might be there), and the next week verified his knowledge with a look at an historical B&O map. Please thank Mr. History for me. And thank you for encouraging and hiring such knowledgeable guides.”

A.S., Los Angeles, CA

“Our Tour Guide “Mr. History” was simply spellbinding. Our family reunion was accentuated by our experience on your tour bus with Mr. History. His staggering knowledge of Washington D.C. and American history made all of us proud to be American. Thank you.”

J.B., Brookfield, IL

“Good day, I am John from Chicago. On the evening of Wednesday, August 22, my wife Georgette and I booked the 8:00 p.m. moonlight ride. It was our very first trip to Washington DC. Our driver was “Smiley”. I just wanted to say he was incredible and absolutely AWESOME. He made that trip so fun and pleasurable. He entertained us the entire way, putting his heart and soul into everything he did. He gave us facts and insight, not as if it was just a job but he really cared about giving us the very best tour anyone could possibly host. THANK YOU for having such a wonderful tour guide… We will never forget Smiley. He will always be our best Washington DC memory.”

D.M., Fort Worth, TX

“My family and I used the Old Town Trolley Tour last week. SASHA was out tour guide and driver. What a simply spectacular woman: spirited, kind, informative, eager to assist — I cannot sing her praises enough. I gather she’s been working for you for a short amount of time, perhaps a little under a year, but she is a consummate professional: a model representative of your company. I will recommend you on the basis of her work! Let me add that MIKE was our driver for the second day of travel (we purchased a two day); he was a funny, knowledgeable, and attentive driver. One passenger, unknown to me, left her purse behind, and I watched him handle the whole situation with calm and professionalism. My son, only 12, was very impressed with his honesty and helpfulness. Truly, you have a great company!”

M.B., Humboldt, TN

“We took a tour this evening in Washington DC and I have to brag on our tour guide, H.W. He was everything you’d want in a guide. He was not only knowledgeable of the monuments, memorials, and government buildings, but the entire area along the route. That’s only part of the equation for a tour though. You also want your conductor to inject some of his/her personality into the presentation. H.W. did just that! He was very personable and likable… I will definitely recommend Old Town to friends! Thanks for a great experience!”

J.R., Vian, OK

“Sunny was our tour guide today. I never make comments or reviews. But Sunny was so good we just had to say something. We would ride around with her all day. She was so informative, entertaining, and knowledgeable. We hope she is our guide again tomorrow.”


“We were in Washington on Friday as a group of 10 and we had the best time. All of the drivers were fantastic, but Sunny was the best. We first saw her in the morning when we checked in and then she saw us all later and recognized us. We had her as our last driver and we were her last group for the day. All of the drivers that we had that day were all very engaging with everyone and made it a very enjoyable day. Very knowledgeable about all the sights. We thank you all and will definitely refer our friends and use again when we come back to Washington. Thanks.”

C.P., Dorval, QC

“I am from Montreal, Canada, and I learned so much on this tour it was fabulous… I’ve been talking about it to everybody  and will highly recommend it to all my friends, thanks to Smiley; a fabulous tour guide. I was in Washington for the weekend; it was my third time in Washington — I took a tour with Big Bus and since they had to cancel the Night Tour, I booked your Monuments by Moonlight tour—WOW!!!  Had I booked the moonlight tour with you the night before I would have booked with your company for the day time as well; The tour guide: Smiley, was fantastic — Knowledgeable, entertaining, polite, thoughtful –he is an asset to your company and Washington. When we would leave the bus to see points of interest, he would point out things to notice and asked our impressions on what we saw upon our return,  he went beyond expectations… A weekend is not enough to see everything there is to see in Washington and I am planning to come back with friends and I will surely book again with your company, hoping for Smiley to be our guide again.”

M.B., Warren, MI

We took the moonlight tour of Washington D.C… The whole experience was great. In fact our group missed the shuttle from our hotel and another was sent right away. But by far the best part was our tour guide “Mr. History”. His title should be in caps. What a wonderful guide who mixed humor with tons of history. When someone mentioned Ford Theater he drove past there even though it wasn’t on our tour. Even though we all know the story of Lincoln’s assassination, when Mr. History told the story the whole bus was sitting on the edge of their seats! This is clearly a man that loves his job. Thanks for a wonderful time.”

R.J. , Oakland, CA

“In Washington, DC, on April 9, my sister and I boarded the Monuments by Moonlight Tour at Union Station with Tour Guide “MJ”. He was delightful! A very smooth driver, an entertainer and a historian. He gave us enough time at several locations to walk around and take photos. And he came back to pick us up or he was waiting for us to return to the trolley; he was on time. The information he shared has inspired me to study our history by way of the website for now. I plan to continue my studies this fall at a community college. When we started the tour I was thinking he was reading or had memorized a script. But his presentation at the Marine Corps Memorial nailed it!. I realized he had gone beyond a script. The information he shared came from one who has taken the time to study American History. And he spoke with a sincere compassion for his job. This was the best tour I had been on in three days. At the end of the tour, he didn’t just put us off the trolley, he gave us directions and information that assisted all of his passengers with reaching their hotels. I just want you to know I nominate Mr. MJ for Tour Guide of the YEAR! The young man knows how to entertain and educate tourists.”

S.R., Brick, New Jersey

“Thank you! We took advantage of the trolley tours and Monuments by Moonlight on Tuesday, April 11th and are raving about our tours! Our tour guide for the 7pm moonlight tour was amazing – he truly seemed to enjoy making us see everything!!! Cannot say enough good about everyone at Old Town Trolley!”

J.S., Arvada, CO:

“On Friday February 17, we took a night tour of Washington DC . It was a fantastic tour and we can’t speak highly enough about Mike our tour guide! He really made the tour. He knew each party by the city they were from (he asked as we first boarded the tour). We even saw him the next day at a stop as we were walking by the trolley. We shouted Hi Mike and laughed and explained we were on the tour the night before and then yelled back Hi Denver! His personal stories and knowledge of the history of all of the things we not only stopped at but everything we passed by were fantastic and made this trip well worth the price! So Please pass on our thanks to this fantastic tour guide!”

T.R., Arvada, CO:

“Mike was our tour guide on Friday. He was so knowledgeable, clear, articulate and a joy. I so recommend him. And would go out of my way to get on his tour when we return to D.C. He’s a gem!!!! Please thank him again for us!!!!”

J.S., Sparks, NV:

“Wanted to express our thanks for a great tour of Washington, DC. Very comfortable, safe ride. All the personnel we interfaced with were very courteous and helpful. One in our party of 4 has mobility issues and the extra time and consideration is greatly appreciated. Special GOLD STAR KUDOS to Darin and Dancing Mike. They were the best!!”


“I recently rode the Old Town Trolley tour here in DC and the operators were the best!!! This is the second tour bus company that I have tried since coming to DC on vacation and Old Town Trolley is at the top of my list. All of the operators were kind, polite, and took great care of us. One operator returned to where he dropped us off to return my I-phone that I had inadvertently left on the trolley! I recommend Old Town Trolley as the first choice if you want to tour D.C.”

“We wanted to let you know what an amazing tour guide we had in “Mr. History”. We were visiting the D.C. area in mid-August and one of the highlights of the trip was out tour with him. You could see he loves what he does, is very well learned in the history AND gave shout out to the states where the visitors were from (the kids got a kick out of that!). We would definitely recommend this to anyone who wonders if it’s worth it!”

D.W., Chicago, IL:

“I am writing to commend the tour guide by the name of Just Joe. This young man provided our group exceptional service. This was the best tour I have ever experienced and trust me I travel the world and go on tours all the time. Just Joe was engaging, knowledgeable, fun, friendly, very articulate, sincere, patient, professional and very pleasant. He went beyond the call of duty by offering to bring snacks back to the bus for those guests who had special health challenges. I certainly recommend him for rookie of the year. Honestly, if he had not shared that he has been with the company for only 6 months I would have never known. Although he is new we could truly see he loves his job and has exceptionally interpersonal skills. He is one of your company’s shinning stars. Please let him know while leaving the tour everyone was singing his praises. I wish him much success.”

K.H., St. Peter, MN:

“Just wanted to let you know that we had a group of 9 take your Monuments by Moonlight tour last night guided by the wonderful Mr. E! We all were in agreement that it was a wonderful 2-1/2 hours and it was money well spent and Mr. E was a HUGE part of that. The young ones in our group thought it was the highlight of our trip so far! Thanks for giving us an insider’s look at the D.C. sights and sounds…”


“… I’m using this space to compliment your fabulous tour guides in Washington DC. My wife, mother-in-law and I took both the daytime and “Moonlight” tours… Wonderful way to see the city in a short time! Hats off to Sooner Steve, Smokey and Bob – our three Daytime guides, and a special shout-out to Vince – our Moonlight guide! They were all wonderful! We highly recommend your organization!”

A.L., Westminster, CO:

“I was in town for a conference. My family and I took the Monuments by Moonlight tour. It was FANTASTIC!!!! Mr. King was our tour guide and was great. He had lots of facts and stories to share. We had a great time on the tour and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is in town!”

D.N., Darien, IL:

“My family and I took the Monuments at Night tour… Our guide and driver was a professor. I wish I had gotten his name. He was the best tour guide I’ve ever had… There was an empty seat at the front so I moved up there and asked so many questions. He knows everything! I was so happy because I love history and here I was able to ask anything I wanted and I learned so much… I want to come back and I’d like a tour with him again… I wish I lived there because I’d take any class he teaches… Thank you!!!”


“My family and I would like to commend Sooner Steve for a fantastic 9:30 tour on Friday. Not only was he a great tour guide who offered a tremendous amount of information, but he delivered it in such an entertaining way. Sooner Steve engaged my 8 and 12 year old and even my 14 year old found the tour a lot of fun. Thanks for Sooner Steve.”


“We would like to thank our tour guide Eric for the most amazing tour of Washington DC by moonlight. Eric is the most amazing tour guide we have ever had – he goes the extra mile to get to know each and every one of his passengers. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the city… Thank you Eric for the exceptional service!”

J.P., New York, NY:

“Yesterday, my family and I boarded a trolley in Washington D.C. that was hosted by “Ross”. Just wanted to say that he was awesome. Not only does he have a ridiculous amount of knowledge about the different buildings and monuments, but his enthusiasm was outstanding. So much so, that my 6 year old and 4 year old were transfixed the entire time. Also, it was close to 5 pm and he showed no signs of slowing down. He was funny, interactive, threw out cool trivia questions etc. Also, when we were detoured because of police activity, he just rolled with it and even pointed out his favorite Thai restaurant. Anyway, Ross is a great asset to your company and definitely a highlight of our trip. Keep it up.”

R.S., Memphis, TN:

“My son and I were in DC this past week and took a monument tour on your trolley. We had the great fortune of having Duke as our guide. I have been on many tours in several cities but Duke is, by far, the best guide I have ever had. As a matter of fact he was so good I stayed on with him instead of walking around the statues and memorials (did that later). What made him great was him telling the stories behind the monuments, statues, and memorials. If I come back to DC I will request Duke be my guide again. Tell Duke when he comes to Memphis, I will treat him to some great ribs at Rendezvous… Thank you for having such a great employee for your customers.”

K.W., Walker, LA:

“We were in Washington DC for the first time on vacation. We took your trolley tour on Saturday. Our driver was Wally. I just wanted to say thank you so much to him. Listening to him on his tour was my kids’ FAVORITE thing out of our whole trip! They have not stopped talking about him or quoting things he said. So thank you again. I wish all tour guides had his wonderful personality.”

A.W., Milford, IA:

“We just returned home from DC, and we took the Old Time Trolley two times while there (day and night tours). They were very much worth it! The guides (Collin, Adam, and Vince) were amazing! We were impressed with their knowledge, but more than that, with how they shared it with us… and humor and patience.. and great driving skills! We loved it, and will recommend it to any friends heading there. Thanks for a great tour. Even the guy in the park selling us the tickets, and the guy in Union Station were great reps for your company!”


“I wanted to compliment your company on a delightful Monuments by Moonlight tour! I was in D.C. on business and had very little free time, but wanted to see the sites and picked your tour at random. Making reservations over the phone was easy and finding your check-in stand outside of Union Station was convenient. The trolley itself was clean, spacious, and very comfortable. Our guide/driver, Duke, was so knowledgeable and personable. And seeing the monuments at sunset and then all lit up at night was amazing! The tour lasted almost 3 hours and was a great value for the price! Thank you for a memorable experience in our nation’s capital.”

H.O., Draper, UT:

“The non recorded tours really make the trolley worth it. Gary had fabulous customer service and was very knowledgeable about the city. We never had to wait long for a trolley and drivers made sure they were watching for anyone coming to get on. Thanks for making our day run smooth.”

D.S., Maple Grove, MN:

“We had the absolute pleasure of having Bill as our guide for our night tour of the monuments. What an incredible wealth of knowledge and personality. I have visited many major cities and experienced their local tours, but NONE compared to our experience with Bill. Thank you Bill, I took away so much from our tour!”

J.P., Bayonne, NJ:

“Wanted to thank our tour guide Matt for the wonderful Monuments by Moonlight Tour. It was the first thing we did in DC upon arriving… The tour was incredible and Matt’s incite and information made the night tour that much more fantastic. I especially appreciated his information for when we approached spots for great night time pictures of DC. He made time to both address the tour group and individuals who may have had questions. He really help set the tone for our DC vacation. Thank you.”

S.Z., TX:

“My friend and I were in DC a few weeks ago and we had Adam as our tour guide. He was simply FABulous! He added so much to the ‘canned’ script, and even had an iPod that played supplemental music at the appropriate spots. He made the trip worth the money. Well done.”

L.Y., Cedartown, GA:

“Our family visited Washington DC for the first time on August 10 & 11. We tried driving the first day and were totally lost. When coming back to the hotel, I spotted a vendor for tours and talked with him. He suggested the Trolley would be best for where we were wanting to go. We only spent 2 days in Washington DC... and the best time we had was on the tour. The trolley drivers were wonderful; the gentleman we had first use to be employed by someone at the capital and he had so much information and character that he himself made the whole trip worth while. We just wanted to say thank you to your company for making our family vacation a time we will always remember!”

B.H., Asheville, NC:

“A quick comment regarding our fabulous tour guide, Adam. We thought we’d get off of the trolley mid way through the tour but decided to stick with Adam because his knowledge of the area was priceless! Lots of fun with fact-filled Adam!”

K.P., Williamsville, NY:

“My wife and I took a Monuments by Moonlight Tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Besides the sights and history that we were exposed to this evening, we found the driver/conductor/guide Bill was very well informed about the historical facts that he presented to us. While being informative he was also very entertaining. The tour will be highly recommended to our friends. Thank you.”

B.K., Riverside, CA:

“I want to let you know that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Old Town Trolley both times we visited Washington DC. We were last there on June 17 & 18. In particular, I hope you will commend both Letticia and Rockin’ Rob for their excellent commentaries and wonderful way they treat people on and off the bus. The tours are a great value and a great way to see the city.”

D.E., Olney, MD:

“I went on a Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington D.C. . Our tour guide Bill was wonderful! He went above and beyond on giving us information on the Capitol, Supreme Court, Jefferson Memorial, Iwo Jima, Lincoln Memorial. The tour even went on longer than what it was suppose to because he wanted to give us all this great information about D.C. I am so glad I was able to take a trolley tour with Bill.”

S.C., Narre Warren, VIC:

“Just a quick note to commend your company and drivers on your excellent service. My daughter and I spent three days in Washington DC recently and enjoyed every moment of our time with your tour. We learned such a lot and saw fantastic buildings. The night tour was terrific. This was our first experience of this type of tour and set a really high standard that we found was not matched when we were in New York and trying to do a similar thing with a tour there.”

K.D., Sayre, PA:

“I wanted to be sure that the wonderful tour guides on the D.C. line are recognized for their exceptional work! While we stayed there, we took the trolley tours four days; each and every driver we encountered had a very pleasant and refreshing attitude, and went above and beyond our expectations. We would also like to be sure that a few are especially highlighted for their service: Grumpy, Robert, and Duke. They did more than just give us a tour, they talked to us like we were old friends and made us feel so much at home. They were very friendly to our children and made their first trip to our nation’s capital a memorable one! Thank you again and I will definitely recommend you to anyone who will be visiting the city and will be using your services again in the future!”

D.J., Jupiter, FL:

“Hi! I recently visited Washington, DC for the swearing in of my Florida Congressman. Of course, prior to my arrival I purchased my ticket for the Old Town Trolley as I did two years prior when my Mom and I visited Washington, DC. As far as I am concerned, your Washington DC tours are the best in town! I will always ride the Trolley whenever I visit Washington. I would like to let you know on this trip what a fantastic guide you have in Jorge. He was very professional, friendly, informative and kind. Just the kind of tour guide one would want on a tour. He even dropped us off at the Holiday Inn – Capitol as it was at the end of the day and it was dark. I can’t tell you how much that is appreciated especially at that time of day. I bet no other tour in town does that. I hope you pass this note on to Jorge’s supervisor and to Jorge personally. I will never forget this wonderful trip to Washington, DC and Old Town Trolley and Jorge are a part of that memory.”

N.S., Petersburg, VA:

“My family just spent the weekend in DC and we had a blast on the Trolley Tours. The two days we rode with you were educational and very fun. Thank you for having such well informed and personable drivers who went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. A special thanks to H.W. and Big O especially for making our first experience on the trolley memorable. We are going to recommend you to our friends who are coming to DC for vacation!!”

R.C., Silver Springs, FL:

“High praise and compliments to your company and the drivers in and around Washington D.C.!  Without exception, they were all informative and helpful. Daytime drivers Alex and Frenchy come to mind and “Sooner Steve” was our driver on the Monuments by Moonlight tour. Steve was both knowledgeable AND entertaining! Every family member (ages 84 to 23) thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s presentation. We have used your services in Boston, Key West, and now Washington D.C. and we have NEVER been disappointed.”

B.H, Knoxville, TN

“I have used your sightseeing tours in several towns and always enjoyed them. I recently found a new appreciation for them after riding one in Washington DC and then going on a tour in Niagara Falls. You guys win hands down. On service, knowledge of area, and price, you beat them in every area. I think you should look at opening up in Niagara. I know that when ever I’m in a town where you are, the tour I’ll choose will be yours.”

K. Family, Scotts Valley, CA:

“We went on 3 trolley tours; one night and 2 day. YOUR GUIDES ARE AWESOME. The best was Ellie. She went WAY OUT OF HER WAY to take care of my family. She is first rate and because of her I will recommend your service to ALL OF MY FRIENDS. She even hugged me when we finally got off the trolley. What a special lady. Good Job Trolley Tours!”

M.J.B., Miami, FL:

“My husband and I just visited DC last week. On our trolley tour, Tracy was an excellent conductor! Her tip about the tunnel from the LOC to the Capitol was fabulous!  Another day, we had the pleasure of having Duke as our conductor. He is EXCEPTIONAL! His passion for the city is clear. His tour of embassy row (naming each as we drive by) is UNREAL!!!  We are telling all of our friends!!!! Duke is a gem – treat him well!”


“We took the DC Monument night time trolley tour on Thursday… our tour guide was Jorge. He was absolutely fantastic; he was extremely informative; we have done a few other trolley tours but he is by far the best guide we have had.”


“Thanks for a great experience. We were in D.C. the week of July 4th, so it was definitely a busy time in the city, but we never had an overcrowded trolley, nor an extended wait. The drivers were excellent, especially “Teddy Bear”. I’m sure the pre-recorded tours would have been much more mundane. Even after the last official stop at 5:30, the driver offered to take us back to where we were parked, rather than having to catch the Metro, and dropped another passenger at their hotel on the way. The tour was a great way to see the highlights of the city, and plan the rest of our visit.”

V.W., Syracuse, NY:

“I enjoyed our tour … King the driver for the Orange Trolley in Washington DC made it worth while. King was wonderful, he went out of his way to make sure our tour was #1. Again Thank You King you are truly a wonderful person.”


“Just spent the week in Washington DC, took a 2 day tour where we hopped on off. We LOVED the tours, the guides were wonderful enjoyed it so much, took the night tour. You have awesome, helpful, knowledgeable guides, Loletta, Ellie, Super Dave to name a few. Thanks so much; please tell your guides they made our stay so special. Thanks!!”


“I recently got back from a trip to DC and I just had to write to say what a wonderful experience I had on the trolley tour. I am not much of a sightseeing enthusiast, but our trolley guide Steven was amazing! Not only was he informative and funny, but he was a great driver too! I would definitely come back for another tour and I would recommend it to anyone!”


“We toured DC with “Super Dave” yesterday. He was AMAZING!!! He was so knowledgeable, witty, and entertaining! He also showed such wonderful service as he helped us get to our hotels safely at the end of the day. We were traveling with two small children … You have a winner on your team! I hope you know that!!!”


“Our family of 5 spent last week touring D.C. I had to take the time to commend the following guides: We all enjoyed A-Train. He has a style of his own and the kids loved his sense of humor. Ken, a fellow Brooklynite, was very kind and personable. My husband enjoyed talking “sheepshead bay” with him. My favorite was DC Steven – if I had to guess I would think he’s done theatre. His speech is eloquent and his delivery of information is heartfelt. He came across as not only a person who knows a ton about DC but also loves the city in which he lives. Thanks”

J.S., Port Hueneme, CA:

“Your old town trolley tour is amazing! My friend and I are both 25 year students and the trolley was our favorite activity during our week in dc. Definitely fun for all ages! All of our trolley drivers were great, but Super Dave was really Super!”

B.N., Wake Forest, NC:

“I recently visited the DC area with my son. He had only one request; he wanted to see monuments. Well, we purchased tickets with your company. By the end of the day we had seen more monuments than we could believe. My 15-year-old son loved the tour and the guides. He talked all the next day about everything he saw and learned. I wanted to send this quick note and tell you how happy we were with the tour. It was worth every penny. Thanks”

L.K., Rehoboth, MA:

“My husband and I took your moonlight tour with DaVinci. I don’t usually write letters but she is WONDERFUL! It is so heart warming to know that someone with that much enthusiasm, KNOWLEDGE, is greeting so many people from all over the world. They cannot help but go away with a great appreciation for this country and its people! …I can’t help but think that anyone taking her tour goes away with a greater appreciation for this country and our heritage. She is WONDERFUL! I simply cannot say enough about her. Please let her know that my husband and I really enjoyed and above all learned a lot that night. Thank you!”

C.T., Southington, CT:

“My family and I made a trip to Washington, D.C. during our spring vacation. We took your Trolley Tour and Sooner Steve was our guide! He was awesome! My kids loved his tour and he made them his co-conductors for the trip! They loved it! I also want to comment on another employee – I called the main office in Florida and spoke with Vicky on an issue I had with a tour I booked – she gave me the exact information I needed and was very helpful! We will definitely take your tours again in DC and in the other cities!”

M.M., Andrews AFB, MD:

“We used Old Town Trolley in Washington DC on 14 June and had a blast. We were celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday and had friends and relatives in town. Of course, everyone visiting DC wants to see the sights. Our first contact with anyone from Old Town Trolley was a true ambassador for your organization whose name does NOT match his attitude – Grumpy. He was great! We had the best time and will definitely use Old Town Trolley again when more visitors come to see us in DC. Please pass on my thanks to Grumpy for a great time in DC. “


“We just visited Washington DC and booked your trolley tour for the daytime and the nighttime monument tour and loved them both! We learned so much from the various tour guides but Sooner Steve was awesome! He helped us out when our son had blood sugar issues on the tour (he is diabetic). He was very knowledgeable and had humorous comments the whole time. We would highly recommend taking these tours, as Washington DC is such a big city with so many things to see and do; it helps to hop on and off to save the feet!!”

K.K., Danville, AR:

“I went on your tour and just loved it. We used it for the 3 days we were in town! You have some of the most gifted conductors I have ever been a part of. Steven, Super Dave and Grumpy made our trip one that we will never forget! We hope to run into them on our next trip to DC!”

S.D., El Paso, TX:

“Last Friday evening my family and I had the great opportunity to take the “Monuments by Moonlight” tour!  Our tour guide, Mr. Map, was wonderful. Talk about going that extra mile. He was informative and entertaining, and our 4 children (ages 6-13) got a big kick out of him. We lived in the DC area many years ago, and Mr. Map brought a whole new level of knowledge about this great city. We will recommend your company to all we know who are looking for a great way to see Washington, D.C., and we will especially tell them to ask for Mr. Map’s tour trolley. Thanks!”

T.M., Bourbonnais, IL:

“My daughter and I recently went to Washington D.C. and we took your trolley tour. We absolutely loved it. The tour guides were fabulous! We really learned so much about the city and were able to get off at great locations. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone! I loved it so much that I would try it in Chicago through another company. My friend and I were so disappointed in the other company. It did not compare to your service! Thank-you so much!”

G.P., Cary, NC:

“My family participated in a spectacular “Monuments by Moonlight” tour in Washington, D.C. this week.  Not only was the view breathtakingly beautiful, but our tour guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, and kind.  My two young sons learned more on this three-hour tour than at any other time on our visit to the nation’s capital.  Our driver, Jason, was fantastic!  We will recommend your tours to all our friends.  Thanks so much.”

J.L., Fairfax, CA:

“Hello, I just wanted to tell you that we really enjoyed using Old Town Trolley Tours during our week in D.C. All the drivers we had were great, however, Drew was fantastic. His knowledge of history is amazing and his attention to customer service is excellent. I would also like to say thank you to Ms. Margo for her thoughtfulness and kind attention during our time in your great city. She is a true asset to your company and the community of Washington D.C. Best regards.”

E.M. Thermopolis, WY:

“Tom was not only gracious but informative. He set aside a special time to recognize my granddaughter’s 11th birthday – he brought her to the front and the trolley sang “Happy Birthday”.”

J.H., Franklinton, NC:

“Our school was able to participate in the Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington this past week. Jorge ended up being our driver and I wanted to comment on what a super job he did. The kids absolutely loved him and kept on talking about his tour for the rest of our time in D.C. He is an absolute asset for your company and he works his hardest to give the best ever experience to people touring D.C.  Thanks to your company and Jorge for a GREAT time! We will do this again every year!”

S.C. Bel Air, MD:

“I have had the opportunity to do many Old Town Trolley Tours and it is always my first choice. My grandchildren were visiting from Florida last week and I took them to DC for the tour. It was so enjoyable we would not get off the trolley. Our driver was Clayton, he is an expert on American history. He is to be commended for the expertise he displays in his commentary, we were all a captive audience. It was so refreshing to find someone that can make you feel pride in being an American. Kudos to Clayton!”

M.M., Philadelphia, PA:

“Some friends and I toured DC.  I’m really not into tours but went along with the group. Now I’m singing the praises to anyone going to the DC area. The tour was great and well worth the cost. Tour conductor “Supa Dave” was a riot!  My group of 12 agree he should be your conductor of the year.”

A.M., Penndel, PA:

“I wanted to let you know about the wonderful tour I had. I did this tour about five years ago and had such a great tour guide that I used your services in Boston the following year.  While we were waiting for the next trolley to pull up I found out the guide would be the same person I had before. What a delight to have the same guide several years later.  MR. MAP was excellent the first tour and was just as great the second time.  The other two people in my group certainly enjoyed Washington at night thanks to MR. MAP. I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed hearing him talk about a city with so much feeling for it.  Thanks again.”

S.S., Bordentown, NJ:

“My mom and I enjoyed our trolley experience tremendously! It went off without a hitch! The guides were all very informative and really added to the sightseeing experience. We were able to see and do so much more because of the trolley. We were also pleased to see that you have wheelchair accessible options, as next time we will be traveling with a wheelchair user. We have already recommended you to several people. Old Town Trolley Tours really made our whole trip!”

L.B., Australia:

“We recently spent a day in your beautiful city & had the pleasure of taking your trolley tour with ‘Mr Holiday’ & ‘Clayton’ as our very knowledgeable tour guides. What a wonderful experience! Thank You.”

H. & D. E., United Kingdom:

“We visited Washington recently and booked a ‘Monuments By Moonlight’ tour through the web. Our tour left on time and the whole experience was truly enlightening, made all the better by our superb tour guide who went by the name of Mr. Map. He really is a credit to the city of Washington and to your company. We would just like to say what a fabulous time we had in both the city of Washington and on the Moonlight tour, we have every intention of visiting Washington again next year and we’ll do our best to book a tour, and put in a special request for Mr. Map! Please pass on our regards and thanks to Mr. Map.”

C.K., Alameda, CA:

“We went on the Monuments by Moonlight tour with Mr. Holiday as the guide. He was wonderful, went above and beyond the regular tour. He obviously loves his job and the history of DC. I have been here numerous times, know a great deal of the history and yet, he had information that was new. He was personable to all the riders from teens to old ladies, and very helpful to people who needed assistance. Definitely and employee to recognize for good work.”

P.M., Westbury, NY:

“My husband and I are writing to let you know just how wonderful our Old Town Trolley Tour was in D.C. Both our tour guides (Alex and Sooner Steve) were wonderful and really made the tour special. They should be commended for the way they represented your company and for the great job that they did. Thank you again and because of this trip we are planning our next trip but only where Old Town Trolley Tours are offered. Thank you again for making our D.C. trip extra special.”

M.G., Jamison, PA:

“You have one of the Best websites we have encountered. It is easy to navigate and is not “clogged” with non-related information.”


“My sisters and I want to compliment our trolley driver on the green line, Alex … his knowledge of the area and its history was phenomenal. He was very articulate and his presentation clear. We were impressed and so appreciative”

B.W., Alexandria, VA:

“I just wanted to follow up and tell you how much our group enjoyed the Monuments by Moonlight tour. Boris was our conductor and did a wonderful job of explaining the area and sharing neat trivia about DC. My wife and I wanted to do something different for the Auto Driveaway Convention and you folks were a hit.. Thanks again for all of your help setting this up and we will tell all of our friends and business associates that this is a MUST DO when they come to DC. Thanks again.”

L.B., Orlando, FL:

“I took a night tour with my co-workers on November 10, 2009 and our tour guide BORIS was great. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable. We spoke about how well the tour was and we would definitely recommend it to our peers. Job Well done. No complaints on Boris. See you all next time. Keep up the good work.”


“Monuments by Moonlight Tour began when we were picked up promptly at the Holiday Inn Capitol. The driver was pleasantly friendly and interactive as was “Jazzy Jan”  who conducted the tour. Our 11-year-old grandson thoroughly enjoyed the tour as well as his 2 grandparents. This helped put the following 3 days of our trip in a good perspective for all. Keep up the good work and you may see us on our next trip to DC. Thank you.”

L.B., Georgetown, Ontario:

“Our family of 6 completely enjoyed the Old Town Trolley Tours. The tour guides/drivers were very courteous, very knowledgeable and always very helpful. We were very impressed and pleased with the drivers… Please pass on to your drivers their disposition made some very long and hot days extremely enjoyable. Even my 9-year-old boys commented that these drivers obviously enjoy what they do; it shows and we would like to thank you.”




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