Washington's “Hidden Gems”

The “Hidden Gems” tour is not one single itinerary; rather, it is a customized private tour of various parts of Washington that are overlooked by many who visit. These are places in the city other than the National Mall and downtown, which get the majority of visitors. They are locations off the beaten path inside city.

For example, neighborhoods such as Embassy Row, Kalorama, Adams-Morgan, Shaw, Brookland, and Rock Creek Park each have rich histories.  Within these neighborhoods there are historic homes and gardens open for tours, like the Hillwood Estate, Dumbarton Oaks Museum, and the National Arboretum. Similarly, there are historically significant cemeteries that are not Arlington Cemetery, like Oak Hill, Congressional, or Mount Olivet, which are within the city limits and definitely worth the visit. 

Options for this tour might include a tour of DC’s famous addresses (the homes of famous Washingtonians).

With any specialty tour, advance notice of several months or more is preferable since time is needed for planning and to schedule one of our specialty guides who are few in number and are high in demand. Nevertheless, even if you’re about to come to town, or you’ve already arrived to DC, do not hesitate to contact us to see what can arrange last minute. The “Hidden Gems” private customized tour is an attractive choice at time when avoiding crowds and social distancing is in order.

Please contact us for more information about this tour and how it can be customized (or personalized) to suit your needs.

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