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Context Washington Tours

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Address: 636 Eye Street, Washington DC, DC 20001
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00:01 - 23:59
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Context is a network of scholars and expert specialists who design and lead...

Context is a network of scholars and expert specialists who design and lead in-depth walking tours of Washington, D.C. Walks are capped at 6 people max, and thus have a very hands-on, seminar-like quality. Context has won numerous accolades in the travel press for its approach to cultural touring.

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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

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Context Travel National mall Tour

Brought the history of the Mall and the founding of this nation to life in a way I had never before experienced. Guide was tops.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Sandra T
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Brought the history of the Mall and the founding of this nation to life in a way I had never before experienced. Guide was tops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous tour of the National Gallery with our docent Abram. He took us on a wonderful trip through the gallery from the earliest works right through to the most recent explaining the different artistic styles as we went. Fantastic!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

An excellent experience - despite the freezing weather. Sue was able to add a huge amount of value and our teenage children, who are fascinated by American politics, loved it too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

On a freezing January morning, Jacqueline kept my 16 year old son and myself engaged and interested for a three hour walk in Washington. We even got a fantastic tip for a place to eat lunch. Really recommend the tours.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

If you're visiting DC, you're here for the history, the memorials and the art. Unfortunately, many of us have huge gaping holes in our educational backgrounds... a common problem. We don't have the time to address all the subjects we should. The interest, curiosity, the willingness to learn is there. We just need a little help. That is where the... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We've used Context in other cities but never with our children. We booked the private family tour of the mall with Katie as a kickoff for our trip to DC, and she was absolutely fantastic! Our children are 9 & 11, and Katie kept them engaged and interested the entire time while gearing them up for the rest of our... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We love Context Travel for the other tours we have taken, but tonight was beyond our expectations. Great tour guide - totally prepared, enthusiastic, knowledgable well beyond the direct subject, which was the Mall. We learned SO much. Really great value. Thank you JB, and Context!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Gov Works, a Politics Primer with Tom Diemer was great (despite the hot weather and long walk up Pennsylvania Avenue). My wife and I use Context Travel wherever/whenever we can. Always worth it. This was an especially interesting tour, as we had my brother-in-law from the UK with us. On the 4th we went to the incredible fireworks on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Our tour last night with Context Tours was one of the best tours I have ever been on. We have used Context Tours in Paris, Barcelona and now Washington, DC - they never disappoint. I cannot say enough good things about them. We had friends and family visiting and it was this tour was the highlight of their trip. Our... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We took the Context Walking Tour of the Mall with our 14-year old son and Katie was our tour guide. This was our first activity after arriving in DC and it was an interesting and fun introduction to the city. Katie is articulate and very knowledgable and she provided historical context as she showed us the major sites on the... More 

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