- Mandi Schilling
THE BEST THING WE DID IN D. C. !!!!! We wanted to see three monuments lit up at night but didn’t want to fight the big crowds getting on and off buses. We are SO GLAD we booked a pedicab tour with Robert!! It would have taken us a full day to see everything we saw in 3 hours with Robert. Plus, he was so knowledgeable & friendly!! We can’t recommend this tour enough!!!
June 2, 2018Deborah Thompson
My great nephew and I went on a night tour with Robert. These are the words of my nephew: My expectations were low, but Robert took those expectations, threw those expectations around the world where they landed in the Pacific Ocean, and than detonated a nuke in the middle of the ocean, where my expectations went beyond physics and broke through the universes barrier, traveling faster than the speed of light. In my words, the tour was phenomenal!!
May 30, 2018Jessica Braverman
I never write reviews. Literally never. However, after our experience last night, I am compelled to do so. I took my two very enthusiastic and precocious daughters (ages 5.5 and 7) for their very first visit to DC. I lived here for 6 years some years ago and vividly remember my first experience seeing the monuments at night. I recall thinking it was pretty magical. Looking to give my daughters that same perspective, I searched for a private night tour that wasn’t in a car (open air, better ventilation, you know… because Covid) but also wasn’t on foot (they’d be too tired that far past their normal bedtime) or a Segway (really just not a great plan for a 5.5 and 7 year old), would keep them engaged, be age appropriate, and allow us the freedom to stay out longer or wrap up earlier based on how tired they were feeling. Not an easy thing to find. I found Nonpartisan Pedicab and filled out the form online. Within minutes (literally) Robert wrote me back. We ended up texting and I told him exactly what I was looking for. He said “I know just the right guide for you!” and immediately put me in touch with Barry. I had to rebook the tour for another day last minute and both Robert and Barry were so cool and accommodating. From the jump, Barry had my girls nearly undivided attention - truly a Sisyphean feat. He was engaging, hilarious, smart, knowledgeable, accommodating, kind and thoughtful (brought each of my kids a little gift! He also gave my daughters his new bottle of water bc I forgot to bring theirs. Seriously.) Not only did he amplify the standard monument gamut with unique stories and obscure facts, he also took us to off the beaten path monuments that even I had never heard of after living here for 6 years. He made sure the girls were warm enough (he had a blanket at the ready and offered up his own jacket) and had water. AND he took all these candid photos of the girls and me all night long and offered to send me a link. How insanely thoughtful is that? And he did all of that while PULLING A PEDICAB with 3 people in it. For the entirety of the time spent with Barry, from 730pm until about 1030pm, my children did not once say they were bored or tired, not once did they complain, nor once did they say they were hungry, and not once did they fight with each other (what?!) I have a serious penchant for tours so I’ve been on my fair share in more than a few cities…some have been just mediocre, some have been down right awful, some have been bizarre, but some have been outstanding…so when I tell you that Barry was the BEST TOUR GUIDE I’ve had the privilege of meeting, you can be assured that I’ve got some pretty damn high tour guide standards. Bottom line: just contact Robert, book with Barry. Seriously. They are phenomenal. More than 24 hours later and my kids still haven’t stopped talking about Barry.
November 2, 2021cynthia marinello
Robert rocks! His tour was by far the best DC experience of our vacation! Robert’s tour was fun, accommodating, and he is very knowledgeable of all the memorials, monuments, the White House, museums, and other DC federal buildings we toured. There were 3 of us adults on our tour with Robert, along with my sister’s wheelchair. He took care of everything! I loved that we could get on and off the tour at any point of interest we wanted. Robert even helped my mom look up a friend’s father who died overseas in WW11 in a database at the memorial that I didn’t even know existed. My mother is 88 and would have not been able to walk and see and do all that we accomplished with Robert. Neither my sister or mom had been to DC before and were beyond thrilled to see it all up close and personal! I appreciate more than words can express Robert’s kindness shown to us and his enthusiasm for his job and the history and knowledge he shared with us!
June 18, 2018Trich Stone
My mother is 71 and a survivor of a traumatic car accident from 2008. She has a lot of mobility issues as a long term result of the accident. She is also a very proud American and has never visited our Nation’s Capital. My son is a sophomore at Catholic University in DC and his grandmother has never been well enough to visit. Her overall condition has improved, and I made our plans for the trip up. I really wanted her to get a DC tour, somehow, and started to research how someone handicapped could see the city. I stumbled upon Nonpartisan Pedicab and decided to give it a try. Boy, am I happy I did! I explained to Robert what I was looking for, and he set us up with the perfect tour! Bob was our guide and he was amazing! Knowledgeable, friendly, kind and engaging! In our two hours, we saw so much of the city and learned things we never even knew we needed to know!! My mother NEVER would have been able to see the landmarks and monuments up close like she did had we not booked this tour. It was relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone that has mobility challenges, and honestly, to any able-bodied individuals as well. This tour was well worth the money. Best of all, my mother was the happiest I’ve seen her in a long time!
November 2, 2021Teresa Ball
Robert is a fantastic guide. We took his tour twice last year when friends were in town. We are locals but still learned things about the Washington, DC area. Robert also speaks Spanish, so he can do the tour if you have friends that don't speak English. Highly recommend!
February 23, 2022Diane Rosington
Owner/operator Robert really knows his stuff! This excursion was informative, flexible and fun! We appreciated that he shared many little known facts about various buildings and monuments. He provided a safe and enjoyable experience for our tour during cherry blossom time. It was a chilly, overcast day and a warm blanket was on the seat and another was provided for our lap. Don't think twice about booking this fun and unique way to get up close and personal with Washington DC's best sites. Thank you Robert!
April 7, 2018Charles Clark
Fantastic experience. Wife and I took our 10y/o grandson to D.C. for his birthday. On a whim, while in the Houston airport waiting for our flight , I thought it would would be nice to take a night time tour that evening after dinner. Looked at possibilities on Trip Advisor called Nonpartisan Pedicab. They were most accommodating. Actually picked us up at the Resturant and dropped us at our hotel after a perfect 3 hour tour. Our guide Robert was unbelievably knowledgeable and my grandson loved him. It was truly the highlight of our trip.
April 21, 2018