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Private Tours of Washington DC

Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the Nation's Capitol

Jefferson Memorial Tours

See the beautiful and awe-inspiring sights of Washington DC the best way possible.

Why waste your time and money on a 'cookie-cutter' crowded group tour when you can have an memorable and affordable tailor-made experience?

Professional and friendly guides from Nonpartisan Pedicab 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 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. We accommodate individuals and large groups. 

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Private Guided Sightseeing Tours

National Mall Tour

DC MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS TOUR

  • Visit at least 9 Must-See Memorials and Monuments!
  • Private Tour Personalized to Fit Your Schedule!
  • 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!
  • Our Most Popular Tour
  • Approximately 2 to 3 Hours

Read More About the Twilight Tour

Pennsylvania Avenue tour

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS &
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE

  • See 24 Iconic Sights!
  • Includes White House, US Capitol, Washington Monument & More!
  • Tour Duration 1½ - 2 Hours

See Details on the Smithsonian & Pennsylvania Avenue Tour

Embassy Row Tour Washington DC

EMBASSY ROW & GEORGETOWN

  • Embassies From Around the World
  • Exclusive Residential Neighborhoods of Washington DC
  • Gorgeous 19th Century Mansions
  • Tour Duration 2 - 3 Hours

Read More About the Embassy Row Tour

Cherry Blossoms Tour

Cherry Blossom Tour

CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR

  • See the World Famous Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin!
  • Photo Safari of the Best Views!
  • Seasonal Only - Early Spring When They're Blooming
  • Tour Duration 1? - 2 Hours

 

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Guided Tours of DC

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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!
  • Small Children Ride Free! (one 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

Pricing
  • 1 adult = $84 per hour
  • 2 adults = $47/per person/per hour = $94/hour
  • 3 adults = $35/per person/per hour = $105/hour
  • One small child can ride free with two adults
  • Two small children = one adult

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 calculated based on how many passengers will be in each pedicab. The price includes an experienced tour guide/driver as your personal chauffeur.

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

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Private Guided Sightseeing Tours

DC Monuments & Memorials Tour

DC MONUMENTS and
MEMORIALS TOUR

  • Recommended 9 Major Sights
  • Approximately 2-4 Hours
  • Pick-Up from Any Downtown Location
  • Customized to Accommodate Your Needs
  • Start on Your Own Schedule and Go at Your Own Pace

This is our most popular tour.  We consistently earn rave reviews, with many of our guests saying that this tour was the highlight of their visit to Washington. 

Your expert guide will meet you at any downtown location of your choice. Each tour is personalized to start on your own schedule and go at your own pace. At each memorial, you will have an opportunity to go inside for photos or simply to explore. Every tour is just bursting with historical information and photo opportunities.

Most of our guests take 2 to 4 hours to see everything they want. Sightseeing usually covers about 6 miles and 19 famous landmarks, but if you want to adjust and customize what you see, or the time you take, that's fine with us. Our pedicabs are convenient and comfortable; we'll get you up close to the entrance of each memorial, so don't worry about long walks. Rates are hourly, starting from only $84 per hour.   

Day or night, a visit to the monuments is a spectacular and unforgettable experience. 

DC Monuments Tour

DC Monuments Tour

 

DC Monuments and Memorials Tour Featured Highlights

  • WASHINGTON MONUMENT
  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL
  • FDR MEMORIAL
  • MLK MEMORIAL
  • LINCOLN MEMORIAL
  • KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
  • VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
  • WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
  • WHITE HOUSE
  • AND MUCH MORE!!

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Twilight Tour

TWILIGHT AT THE MONUMENTS

  • This is a Memorable and Highly Rated Experience
  • See All the Memorials at Twilight
  • Pick-Up from Any Downtown Location
  • Customized to Accommodate Your Needs
  • Start on Your Own Schedule
  • Go at Your Own Pace

Our famous Twilight Tour of the Monuments is a spectacular and unforgettable experience. We consistently earn rave reviews, with many of our guests saying that this tour was the highlight of their visit to Washington. This is a private tour, so you will be interacting one-on-one with your personal tour guide at all times.

Your expert guide will meet you at any downtown location of your choice. Each tour is personalized to start on your own schedule and go at your own pace. At each memorial, you will have an opportunity to go inside for photos or simply to explore. Every tour is just bursting with historical information and photo opportunities. 

The tour route follows that of our popular day time tour, and most of our guests take 2 to 3 hours to see everything they want. Sightseeing usually covers about 6 miles and 19 famous landmarks, but if you want to adjust and customize what you see, and the time you take, that's fine with us. Our cabs are convenient and comfortable; we'll get you up close to the entrance of each memorial, so don't worry about long walks. Rates are hourly, starting from only $84 per hour.   

 

Twilight Tours of DC

 

DC Twilight Tour

 

 

Twilight at the Monuments Tour Featured Highlights

  • WASHINGTON MONUMENT
  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL
  • FDR MEMORIAL
  • MLK MEMORIAL
  • LINCOLN MEMORIAL
  • KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
  • VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
  • WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
  • WHITE HOUSE
  • AND MUCH MORE!

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Smithsonian Museums and Pennsylvania Avenue

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS &
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE

  • See 24 Iconic Sights!
  • Includes White House, US Capitol, Washington Monument & More!
  • Tour Duration: 1½ - 2 Hours

Pennsylvania Avenue is our nation's Main Street. Every block is full of magnificent architecture and history. This tour is great for those who have already visited the memorials or who want to see the heart of the working city. This tour can also be added on to the beginning or end of a DC Memorials Tour. 

Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will meet you at the downtown location of your choice to begin your tour.  We follow the presidential inaugural route between the US Capitol and the White House, and we also cover the Smithsonian Museums and the Washington Monument. On this tour, we will also pass numerous impressive government buildings, where the day to day work of our government goes on.

This tour generally takes 1½ - 2 hours. Sightseeing usually covers about 3 miles and 24 famous landmarks, but if you want to adjust and customize what you see, and the time you take, that's fine with us. Our cabs are convenient and comfortable; not much walking is required on this tour. Rates are hourly, starting from only $84 per hour.   

Smithsonian Museums Tour

National Mall Tour

Smithsonian Museums and Pennsylvania Avenue Tour Featured Highlights

  • US CAPITOL
  • WHITE HOUSE
  • WASHINGTON MONUMENT
  • NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
  • AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM
  • SMITHSONIAN CASTLE
  • AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
  • NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
  • AMERICAN INDIAN MUSEUM
  • NEWSEUM
  • FBI HEADQUARTERS
  • OLD POST OFFICE TOWER
  • US BOTANIC GARDEN
  • NATIONAL ARCHIVES
  • US NAVY MEMORIAL
  • ULYSSES S. GRANT MEMORIAL
  • CANADIAN EMBASSY ECHO CHAMBER
  • DC MUNICIPAL BUILDING
  • ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND BEN FRANKLIN STATUES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
  • TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
  • IRS HEADQUARTERS
  • WILLARD HOTEL
  • PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL PARADE ROUTE

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Embassy Row and Georgetown Tour

EMBASSY ROW and
GEORGETOWN TOUR

  • Embassies From Around the World
  • Exclusive Residential Neighborhoods of Washington DC
  • Embassy Row, Dupont Circle And Georgetown
  • Gorgeous 19th Century Mansions
  • Statues of Many World Leaders
  • John F Kennedy Sites of Interest
  • & Much More
  • 2 - 3 Hours

Have you visited all the monuments and seen all the museums?  Feel like travelling the world? Embassy Row is in an exclusive residential neighborhood full of stately 19th Century mansions, statues of world leaders and cultural sites of interests.  We can also take you through Georgetown, another exclusive residential neighborhood which is home to many famous people.  Quaint streets shaded by mighty trees, Georgetown University, the Exorcist Steps, JFK's home and the site where he proposed marriage to Jackie are all along our tour route.

Your expert guide will meet you either at Dupont Circle or else from a downtown location of your choice to begin your tour.  We have many excellent photo opportunities and plenty of world history to share.

Most of our guests take 2 to 3 hours to see everything they want. Not much walking is required to enjoy this tour. Most of the sites will be taken in from the comfort of your pedicab carriage.  Rates are hourly, starting from only $84 per hour.   

Georgetown tour

Embassy Row and Georgetown Tour Featured Highlights

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Cherry Blossom Tour

CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR

  • See the Cherry Blossoms and Tidal Basin!
  • Seasonal Tour - Early Spring When in Bloom
  • Visit the Jefferson, FDR, MLK Memorials!
  • Pick-Up from Any Downtown Location
  • Customized to Accommodate Your Needs
  • No Set Duration – Take Your Time, 1 Hour Minimum

Breakthtaking views await as we set off on your personalized Cherry Blossom Tour around the Tidal Basin.  Your pedicab chauffeur will meet you at the downtown location of your choice, and off we go!  History, architecture and awe-inspiring natural beauty combine to make this an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.  Start on your own schedule.  Go quickly or take your time.  It is up to you.

Cherry Blossoms Tour

Cherry Blossom Tour Featured Highlights

  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL
  • FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL
  • GEORGE MASON MEMORIAL
  • ANCIENT JAPANESE LANTERN
  • WASHINGTON MONUMENT
  • TIDAL BASIN
  • WWII MEMORIAL
  • CHERRY TREES IN FULL BLOOM

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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
  • 1 adult = $84 per hour
  • 2 adults = $47/per person/per hour = $94/hour
  • 3 adults = $35/per person/per hour = $105/hour
  • One small child can ride free with two adults
  • Two small children = one adult

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 calculated based on how many passengers will be in each pedicab. The price includes an experienced tour guide/driver as your personal chauffeur.

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 – 3 Hours

Twilight Tour of the Monuments

2 – 3 Hours

Smithsonian and Pennsylvania Avenue Tour

Minimum 1 Hour

A 5 to 6 mile loop around the national monuments takes about 1 hour 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?
  • 1 adult + 1 small child = 1 adult
  • 1 adult + 2 small children = 2 adults
  • 2 adults + 1 small children = 2 adults (child rides free)
  • 2 adults + 2 small children = 3 adults
  • 3 adults + 1 small child = 3 adults
  • 2 adults + 3 small children = 3 adults
  • 3 adults + 3 small children = take 2 pedicabs
  • 4 adults = take 2 pedicabs

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