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DC Design Tours: Tours & Tickets

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DC Design Tours offers historic walking and driving tours of Washington DC focused on architecture, urban planning, and design. Our tours explore Washington's most prominent architectural marvels and best kept secrets, while hearing about the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a wonderful tour of Georgetown with Sam. He clearing enjoys his job and sharing information about Georgetown. The walk wasn’t short but was leisurely and provided lots of stops to provide us with information. He was conscious of those in the group like...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Katie R
Reviewed yesterday

I didn’t have high hopes for this tour (not an architecture or history buff, just happen to love one) but it was amazing! Our tour guide Sam was great and somehow made architecture interesting to me as I wrangled my 1 year old. Would definitely...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Carolyn was a great guide and the tour was excellent. Comprehensive, interesting and fun. A nice amount of detail and a nice amount of pop culture/celebrity notes.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RachGriffArtHorizons
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my wife on this tour as a surprise. We both really enjoyed learning about the area and slowing down (I normally drive through during rush hour) and noticing the small details. Our guide told engaging stories and the 2 hours flew by. Looking...More

Thank Beorn15
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for posting! We're looking forward to seeing you on another tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend your morning - Carolyn's tour was interesting and full of fun and intriguing stories of the houses and current/previous tenants. Highly recommend!

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pioneer751825
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam was an amazing tour guide! So knowledgeable and energetic. You can tell he truly enjoys giving tours and sharing the stories of DuPont Circle and Embassy Row. We learned a lot! Book a tour - you won’t be disappointed!!

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sksnellings
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad to hear about your great experience! Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would highly recommend this independent and very knowledgeable tour. It lasts aboit 2.45 hours and the guide was friendly and full of interesting and quirky info. We had a really good feeling for the history and development of the area and there are lots...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Saphieh
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our Historic Georgetown tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sam gave a great tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. He gave a good mix of information about architecture, historical facts, and stories of people and families who lived in the area. Highly recommend checking this tour out if you get a chance.

Thank reaganhin42
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation!

Reviewed 9 September 2019

Sam is a great guide and has a lot of knowledge in architecture and history He shares the knowledge in an easy-to-follow story with a few well placed jokes. The tour touches on history of Georgetown from the time of its founding and really draws...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank erovich
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear about your experience with Sam! Thank you for attending our Historic Georgetown tour, and taking the time to post a review!

Reviewed 9 September 2019

We had a great morning touring historical architecture in Georgetown from the oldest structure to one of the newest. We enjoyed the tour and Sam has done a lot of research about the buildings.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Judith C
CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your tour with Sam! Great picture too! :)

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