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Washington D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS & Audio

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Washington D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS & Audio

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 6.99 per person

Embark on a self-guided tour through America’s capital city. See the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and much more, all while discovering the history of Washington, D.C.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Stroll through this historic city as you visit iconic buildings and landmarks
  • Discover why the Founding Fathers built their government the way they did
  • Test your mind with some trivia while you admire Washington’s famous monuments
  • Visit the seats of power where Presidents and judges have steered the nation
  • Hear the story behind the Founding Fathers creating the District of Columbia
Full description

Spend the day exploring Washington D.C., listening to the history narrated by professional voice artists, and reading the information curated by creative writers. See the iconic monuments and buildings of this historic city on this self-guided tour.


Begin next to Pershing Park, right across from the White House south lawn. From here, make your way to the White House itself, admire the seat of American power, and learn some facts about its construction.


From here, head south toward Constitution Gardens and pick up some insight into D.C.’s complicated history along the way. Through the gardens, find what was once the city’s most controversial monument: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Next, head to the Lincoln Memorial, and then the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Hear about the fraught political struggle which wracked the White House during this bloody conflict. Discover the aftermath of the War of 1812, and how D.C. grew into what it is today.


The next monument will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the nation’s most revered civil rights leader. Then cross the Kutz Bridge and learn why the Potomac River is so significant to this city’s history. From this bridge, see the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.


Then, reach the National Mall. Here’s you’ll get an up-close look at the Washington Monument and learn the history of George Washington’s connection to this important city.


Along this route, pass many museums. This includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art.


On the final leg of the tour, arrive at three of the most crucial buildings in the city: The Library of Congress, the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The tour will conclude here, amid these three awe-inspiring structures.

  • Live GPS map
  • Interactive quiz
  • Optional hint to help solve puzzles
  • 20+ challenges to solve
  • Tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking

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Meeting point

This experience begins at 1398 New York Ave NW. Check your email before you begin to download the app, enter your unique password, and access the tour. These steps require good data or WiFi.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy one tour per couple. Use a phone speaker or share the headsets.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
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Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Not able to track location well

September 16, 2022

Very well done. I liked it better than the many times more expensive bus tours.

August 1, 2022

January 20, 2023

Product ID: 416071