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Dog Friendly Tours of Washington DC

Dogs are Always Welcome on Our
Tours of the Nation's Capital

Dog Friendly Tours of Washington DC

Bring your dog at no additional cost and enjoy the beautiful and awe-inspiring sights of Washington DC.

Our professional and friendly guides are experts on the National Mall and DC attractions. Our featured sightseeing itineraries are proven to be very popular and earn 5-star reviews on Bring Fido, Tripadvisor, Yelp, Facebook and Google. 

Because quality and convenience are important, every private tour can be easily customized to YOUR specific needs and interests.

Call Robert for a recommendation on your ultimate tour:  703-231-9882.

These guided Washington DC outings are Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, and Handicap Accessible. 

Please scroll or follow links for sightseeing tour details.

Why should dog owners book a
private tour with Nonpartisan Pedicab?

  •     We are always happy to accept dogs on board with us.  Large dogs or small dogs, all dogs are welcome.
  •     Dogs always ride free!  We challenge anyone to beat that price.
  •     The tour goes at your own pace and is always catered to fit your schedule.  Should your dog wish to interrupt the tour for a run around or to take care of its needs, we can always take a break.

If You've Had Trouble Traveling With Your Pet,
You'll Appreciate Our Pet Friendly Approach

  •     If you've had problems booking tours with your pets, don't worry.  It's fast and easy with us.
  •     If you need to use the restroom or prefer to go into any memorial without your dog, rest easy.  We'll take care of them while you explore.
  •     Why waste your time and money on a 'cookie-cutter' crowded group tour when you can have an memorable and affordable tailor-made experience?
  •     Did we mention that dogs always ride free?
Private Guided Sightseeing Tours

please scroll down for reviews and testimonials from happy dog owners

DC MONUMENTS &
MEMORIALS TOUR

  • Visit the top Must-See 9 Memorials and Monuments in DC!
  • Start on Your Own Schedule and Go at Your Own Pace!
  • Plenty of Grass, Shade and Access to Water for your Pooch to Enjoy
  • Tour Duration: 2 to 4 hours

Read More About the DC Monuments Tour

Twilight Tour

TWILIGHT TOUR
OF THE MONUMENTS

  • Spectacular Views of the Memorials at Twilight!
  • Start on Your Own Schedule and Go at Your Own Pace
  • Grass, Shade, Water and Room to Run Around
  • Approximately 2 to 4 Hours

Read More About the Twilight Tour

All Nonpartisan Pedicab Tours Include:

  • Comfortable Seating with a Shaded Canopy!  You Always Have a 360º View!
  • Personalized Tour With A Friendly, Knowledgeable Guide!
  • Free Pick-Up from Any Downtown Location!
  • Get Dropped Off At The Location Of Your Choice!
  • Dogs Ride for Free!
  • Small Children Ride Free! (one free child per cab)
  • Strollers, Wheelchairs, and Pets welcome!
  • Easy Access for Elderly and Handicapped Passengers!
  • Start and Finish On Your Own Schedule!
  • Economical Use Of Your Time and Energy!
  • Fully Licensed and Insured ($1,000,000)
  • Authorized by the National Park Service

703-231-9882

Please Call For More Info, Reservations, or Quick Pickup

Guided Tours of DC

What Dog Owners Say About
Nonpartisan Pedicab Tours

 

"A great experience!"

BringFido   

We had a fantastic time and so did our little Maltese dog Ziggy with Robert our tour guide. We liked it so much we hired him again the next day. His knowledge and also his kindness was what made our vacation a great one. Thanks to Robert and Nonpartisan pedicab. I will for sure look you up again when we return to DC!

Bring Fido, Diane, 2018

 

 
"The Most Fun and Pet-Friendly Way to Tour D.C."
 
5 start Tripadvisor Review for Nonpartisan Pedicab

I moved to the area about a year ago and had been out walking around the National Mall many times. I wanted to do a bit different of a tour as a belated Valentine's surprise for my boyfriend - but the catch was, I wanted to bring our dogs along. We own a Chihuahua who is a Medical Alert Service Dog and only 3.5 lbs., but we also own a 120 lb.+ Bullmastiff, who was the main concern for tagging along. Barry was extremely open to the idea of both dogs coming, and ensured me that it would be no problem at all. He even customized the tour to my liking so that we could view the Fire Dog Monument and walk the FDR Memorial at sunset. This day could not have gone any better. We got exceptional sunset photos of our whole "family" thanks to Barry, learned so much new information about the city and never once felt rushed. This is hands-down the best tour in D.C. and I will be telling all of my visiting friends that this is the must-do way to view D.C.

Alyssa C
February 2018

 

"PET FRIENDLY TOURS"

5 start Tripadvisor Review for Nonpartisan Pedicab

Recently visited DC for the first time. Wanted to take a tour and
bring the dog with. We found nonpartisan pedicab online. Called and talked with Robert and set up a tour for the next day. Can't say enough about how great the experience was. Robert is a fantastic tour guide and knowledgeable we enjoyed the fun facts and pictures of DC that Robert shared.The dog also enjoyed the tour. If your looking to take a tour of DC with your family and dog I highly recommend nonpartisan pedicab.

July 2018
 

For Info, Reservations, or Quick Pickup
Please Call 703-231-9882

Tour FAQ

Where Can You Be Picked Up?

Free pick up is provided from downtown hotels, museums, restaurants, Metro stations, and parking lots. If you’re not sure about your exact pickup locationtour duration, or tour pick-up time, that’s okay. We’ll discuss details when we confirm your reservation.

Tour Pickup Zone

Tour Pricing

Pricing

Essential DC Monuments & Memorials Tour

2 Hours — $297 (per pedicab)

Includes entertaining and historical narration as well as photo opportunities of all the major Monuments and Memorials on the National Mall (as well as the White House).  Although this is a shorter tour covering all the essentials, you will still have the opportunity to stop at locations you choose, including some longer stops at a few select locations. This is a completely private and customized tour and includes complimentary pickup from any downtown location.

VIP DC Monuments & Memorials Tour

3 Hours — $447 (per pedicab)

This expertly guided tour stops at all the Monuments and Memorials, goes around the Tidal Basin and also includes a stop to view the White House. Led with entertaining and historical narration, you will have the opportunity to get out of the pedicab and walk inside each memorial for photos or just to explore. This is a completely private tour, entirely customized to your wishes and includes complimentary pickup from any downtown location.

Grand Tour of the National Mall

4.25 Hours — $637 per pedicab

In addition to all the Monuments and Memorials you would see on the VIP DC Monuments & Memorials Tour, this tour will also take you down the Presidential Parade Route along Pennsylvania Avenue with a stop on the West side of the US Capitol. We proceed down Museum Row with a broad overview of the Smithsonian Museums. This private tour may be customized as you desire and includes complimentary pickup from any downtown location.

All other tours as listed on our Featured Tours page are at an hourly rate of $150 per hour.

Extending your tour is easy! Additional time is priced at $150 per hour per pedicab, prorated to the length of your tour. Feel free to decide to extend while you are on your tour with us.

 

  • Pricing is per pedicab.
  • Generally, up to 3 adults can fit into a single pedicab*
  • Two small children = one adult

 

* Two adults of any size can comfortably fit into a single pedicab. Three adults will have varying levels of comfort depending on the size of the adults.

 

Tour Booking Payment

 

Pedicab tours are billed at an hourly rate starting from your pick-up point and reservation time. The final cost is pro-rated to the amount of time you actually spend on tour with us.

Rates are per pedicab and are pro-rated to the length of your tour. The price includes

  • an experienced tour guide as your personal chauffeur
  • pickup from any downtown location
  • drop-off at the end of your tour at any downtown location
  • ability for you to customize your tour
  • flexibility to change times, dates, pickup-locations, and tour length

No deposit is required. You can pay in cash or with a secure credit card transaction at the conclusion of your tour.

How Much Time for a Tour?

National Monuments Tour

2 – 4 Hours

Twilight Tour of the Monuments

2 – 4 Hours

Smithsonian and Pennsylvania Avenue Tour

1.5 - 2 hours

A 5 to 6 mile loop around the national monuments takes about 90 minutes of actual riding time.
The amount of time you spend on tour depends on how many stops you choose to make and how much time you take at each stop.
Are you unsure how much time you need on your tour? We extend tours all the time. We simply pro-rate the tour fee for the extra time you need to enjoy the ride.

How Many Pedicabs Do You Need?
  • How Many Pedicabs Do You Need?

    • 1 adult + 2 small children = 1 pedicab
    • 2 adults + 1 small child = 1 pedicab
    • 2 adults + 2 small children = 1 pedicab
    • 2 adults + 3 small children = 1 pedicab
    • 3 adults + 1 small child = 1 or 2 pedicabs*
    • 3 adults + 3 small children = take 2 pedicabs
    • 3 adults = take 1 pedicab*
    • 4 adults = take 2 pedicabs

     

    * 3 adults generally fit into a single pedicab with varying degrees of comfort. 3 large adults may prefer to split up into 2 pedicabs for comfort. Please ask us if you have any doubts.

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Additional FAQ Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our FAQ page.

Pedicab Tours

Why Choose Nonpartisan Pedicab Tours?

Because it is a great way to visit the National Mall, Monuments, Memorials and Museums !


Private Guided Tours

Get the most out of your time and money, hire a Pedicab

  • Personalized Tour With A Friendly, Knowledgeable Guide!
  • Start And Finish On Your Own Schedule!
  • Free Pick Up At Any Downtown Location!
  • Economical Use Of Your Time And Energy!
  • Get Dropped Off At The Location Of Your Choice!
  • Small Children Ride Free!
  • So Much Better Than Bus Or Segway Tours!
  • Much Easier and Faster Than Walking
  • Fully Licensed and Insured ($1,000,000)
About Us

Nonpartisan Pedicab Private Tours of DCNonpartisan Pedicab is owned and operated by Robert Hart an experienced, professional pedicab tour guide.  We provide pedicab transportation and tour services on the National Mall and throughout Washington, DC.

The operation is fully licensed by the National Park Service to operate on the National Mall.  This permit, called a CUA, requires $1,000,000 worth of liability insurance.

Robert is also a multilingual guide, speaking both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese along with a smattering of other languages.

Hablo Español.  Bienvenidos a Washington.  我会说中文 .  欢迎中国旅客

We offer advanced reservations service, on-call pick-ups, packaged recommended tours, personalized customized tours, and special event services.

When we’re not showing our clients the best of Washington DC, you might find us cruising around the National Mall or waiting at dedicated pedicab stands located in front of major museums and monuments.

Call us at 703-231-9882, or book a reservation with our Online Booking Service.

National Park Service Authorized

Authorized by the National Park Service
Licensed and Insured

We know the National Mall like it is our own backyard (because it is!). Join us for a memorable tour of the Nation’s Landmarks.

What is a Pedicab?

Pedicab ToursWhat is a pedicab? The Best Way to do Washington DC Sightseeing, of course!

Pedicabs are human powered transportation that allows you to quietly and conveniently get up close to your destination.

They can also have the added benefit of providing a professional tour guide that delivers a personal interactive experience that is just not available with other tours.

Up to 3 regular sized adults can be accommodated, as well as, folding wheelchairs or baby-strollers.  They are ideal for the elderly or people with mobility issues.

Group tours can also be easily arranged.

Pedicab vs. Walking

Many people come to DC expecting to walk all over — Smithsonian museums, Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, etc.

On the map, everything looks close. At some point, they realize that everything is actually spread out over a large area. People become exhausted and it takes a lot of time to walk around. When that happens many worthwhile sites get missed and people think about their aching feet rather than the national heritage.

Hiring a pedicab is a very practical solution. Quick, convenient, comfortable and affordable.

Walking Tours

Walking long distances in the heat.

Pedicab Tours Are Fun

Looks like more fun, right?

Pedicab vs. Segway

You don’t need to wear a helmet on our tour… or sign a liability and insurance waiver…

A Segway Tour sounds like fun and adventure. But a trip to the emergency room can certainly ruin your vacation and using a Segway is definitely not as easy as it looks.

It can be expensive and at least a half-hour of your tour is spent on safety training instead of seeing the sights. A lot of people abandon their segway tours and end up walking.

Segways are cool transportation devices.  Under the right circumstances you can see why people refer to them as possibly changing the future of transportation.

But they are not all that great for touring the Monuments, Memorials and Museums.

Unless you want to be a crash-test dummy.

Pedicab vs Big Bus

PEDICAB TOURS

  • Custom, Personal Tour — Enjoy the sights at your own pace!
  • Friendly tour guide converses with you
  • Waits for you right out front of all monuments
  • Always goes exactly where you want it to go
  • Picks up and drops you off at any downtown location
  • Tour guide recommends restaurants & attractions tailored to you
  • Easily accessible to elderly and handicapped people
  • Stroller and folding wheelchair friendly
  • See all the monuments in 1.5 – 2.5 hours
  • Minimal walking
  • Full 360 degree view for all passengers

 

DOUBLE DECKER BUS

  • Guide uses loudspeaker. No personal interaction with customers.
  • Canned speech endlessly repeated to a crowd of people
  • You must search for bus stands and wait for bus
  • You must follow the fixed route and schedule
  • Set route — you must get to and from the bus
  • No recommendations, nothing personal about it.
  • Steep stairs to climb to go up to the open top
  • No storage for wheelchairs or strollers. You’re out of luck.
  • Spend all day long to see the same amount
  • Lots of walking to find the bus stands
  • View only from the side of bus you are sitting on