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Context Washington Tours
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USD 360.00*
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Washington D.C. Private Tour with a Political...
Ranked #78 of 166 Tours in Washington DC
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Owner description: 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.
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.

Date of experience: January 2015
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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 docents from Context (if they're as competent as Katie Wood Kirchhoff) can step in to inform and enlighten us. The only way to enjoy the sights and appreciate what you're viewing is to have them placed in "Context". That is exactly what Katie, and I assume the other Context guides accomplish. They will make your trip much more meaningful. Museum docents have limited knowledge and haven't time to address questions in detail--bring you own! This is a great educational experience. Fees charged by Context are well worth it (think of tuition expense).

Date of experience: May 2014
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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 trip. We love Context and will continue to use and recommend them for years to come.

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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!

Date of experience: July 2013
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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 Mall (which was easy if you use public transportation).

Date of experience: July 2013
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