Let Tailored Tours, Ltd, help you discover Washington, DC by giving you access to points of interest not accessible to the general visitor. We will TAILOR your visit to meet your specifications for a truly exciting experience.
This special narrated riding tour provides you with a general orientation of our Capital City, which includes many famous landmarks. Enjoy the sites of Capitol Hill where you will see the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court. The White House, various buildings of the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial are all included on this very popular tour.
This tour last approximately 4 hours
Washington Favorites at Night:
Washington is spectacular while bathed in light. We will enjoy a narrated riding tour by expert licensed tour guides as we travel along Constitution, Independence, and Pennsylvania Avenues viewing the nation’s capital in all of its splendor after dusk. View the Washington Monument, the Capitol, and when we disembark from the coach, you can enjoy an impressive glowing panorama from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We will visit the inspiring FDR Memorial with lighted waterfalls. From the FDR Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial can be viewed across the moon lit Tidal Basin. On our tour is the most recently completed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and across the street you’ll have an opportunity to visit the World War II Memorial. Our journey will pass the famous Watergate complex and proceed across The Memorial Bridge to Iwo Jima Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. A short walk through the Hall of Nations and Hall of States at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be our last stop.
A frequently requested option is to have a waiter during several of our stops serving wine and cheese. We also have the option of dessert and liqueur, or picnic dinners on the tour.
This tour lasts approximately 3 hours, depending on your choice of
Mt. Vernon & Alexandria
Across the Potomac River via scenic George Washington Parkway we will travel to Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s handsome estate on the river banks. The buildings and grounds survive as one of the finest examples of an 8th Century Plantation. After leaving the grounds, the tour will proceed to Alexandria, which was founded in 1749 and was a flourishing seaport before the Federal City of Washington, DC existed. Among the historic buildings to be seen in Alexandria are Christ Church, where pews of George Washington and Robert E. Lee are still preserved, and Ramsey House, Alexandria’s oldest home. After a luncheon in a historic tavern, time will be made available for shopping in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, an actual weapons factory from both world wars, and other interesting shops in the area.
This tour lasts approximately 9:30 a.m. – 4:30
International Spy Museum & Ford's Theatre
Chalk marks on a mailbox, a torn box of lime Jell-o, the third button on a stranger’s coat, all around you, before your very eyes, things are altering the course of world events. The International Spy Museum is the first public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. Exhibits include School for Spies, The Secret History of History, Spies Among Us, War of the Spies and the 21st Century. There are many interactive exhibits about disguise, surveillance and more that you can explore.
After the museum visit, we’ll take a short walk to view President Lincoln’s box-seat at historic Ford’s Theater. A museum of Lincoln Memorabilia is housed in the basement of this celebrated theater. Across the street at Petersen House we will see where the President was taken after being shot.
This tour lasts approximately 4 hours
On our tour of Arlington National Cemetery we will view the Tomb of the Unkown under constant vigil of a lone sentry, and witness the ceremonial changing of the Honor Guard. A stop will be made at the Kennedy Gravesites marked by the Eternal Flame.
Hillwood is the fabulous estate of cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post. It was her residence from 1955 until her death in 1973. We will have an opportunity to tour the dacha, elaborately landscaped gardens, weather permitting, and home with its varied works of 18th and 19th Century Russian and French decorative art. Among the impressive items on display is porcelain used by Catherine the Great, gold and silver chalices; icons, jeweled Easter Eggs by Carl Faberge, and an exceptional collection of 18th Century French furniture. A lovely light tea, luncheon or breakfast can be served at Hillwood.
This tour lasts approximately 3 – 4
Millionaires Row & Historic Homes
Anderson House is a palatial residence built between 1902 and 1905 by former United States Ambassador to Japan, Lars Anderson. The society of the Cincinnati founded in 1763 to perpetuate the ideals of the Revolution, is housed here. The house contains many priceless relics of the American Revolutionary War as well as fine Far Eastern works of art, jade and porcelain. Near by is the beautiful Home of President Wilson. The house is a lovely Georgian Revival Style home that President Wilson retired to in 1921 after his two terms in office. His widow carefully conserved the home and furnishing exactly as he left them in order to preserve her husband’s legacy as the 28th President of the United States. The house captures the life and times of the only former president to make his home in the nation’s capital. Few figures in American History are survived by such a wealth of material evidence of their lives. Woodrow Wilson House is the lone presidential museum of Washington, DC. Our drive through millionaire’s row will also take us to stately embassies along Massachusetts Avenue and the palatial estates of Kalorama and Georgetown. (Tea can be served in the Woodrow Wilson House)
This tour lasts approximately 4 – 6 hours
Local Artists' Studios
An unusual opportunity presents itself to view the private studios and enjoy a presentation by extremely talented local artists, some of national renown. This tour can be combined with other museums, historic homes and/or a meal.
This tour lasts approximately 4 hours
Luncheon or Dinner Cruise
We can enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon along with live entertainment and narration while cruising the historic Potomac River in a climate controlled boat. Choices of several boats are at your disposal offering various dinner options as well.
Any four hours
National Cathedral & Georgetown
The Washington National Cathedral is an exceptional 14th Century Gothic-style Cathedral. Built the way churches used to be, it has no structural steel and employs workmanship of high quality. Exquisite stained glass windows and rare tapestries grace this magnificent cathedral, which is one of the largest churches in the world. Georgetown, which flourished in the late 1700s as a great tobacco port, today retains a distinctive charm and air of individuality setting it apart from other residential sections of the city. It is home to Supreme Court Justices, Cabinet Members, Congressional Delegates, Diplomats, and ordinary citizens. We are able to arrange a visit to some of the private homes of great charm and distinction. Refreshments will be served in one of the homes that are not normally open to the public. Time may be made available for browsing in the various boutiques, or dining in some of the world’s finest restaurants. On a nice sunny Washington day, we may also have the opportunity to stroll along the scenic C & O Canal.
This tour lasts approximately 5 hours
Washington, DC is home to some of the worlds most renowned museums. Following are some of the treasures we can TAILOR a visit to:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of the American Indian
The Air & Space Museum
The National Gallery of Art
The Phillips Collection
The American History Museum
The Portrait Gallery
The Natural History Museum
The Crime & Punishment Museum
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Kreeger Museum
Adventures beyond Washington can include close by side trips to surrounding historic areas and other points of interest. We will provide transportation and tours to places like Annapolis, Baltimore, Gettysburg and Williamsburg.