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March 11, 2009
From journal Washington DC - First Timer's Tip
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
August 27, 2004
The regular daytime tour would work well if you were looking to sit and tour the sites from a bus with narration. However, if you expect to use Tourmobile as a mode of transportation, that takes you from site to site as you explore more fully, we found there are far better options (most notably Metra, but even taxi's aren't much more expensive when considering the price of Tourmobile tickets for a family of 4). We had fairly full days planned visiting multiple sites, and discovered that at times the expected travel time between destinations was as much as two hours since we were on Tourmobiles schedule instead of them being on ours.
We enjoyed the night monument tour much more. It included stops at Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam War, and WWII. Unlike the day time tour that has several busses simultaneously running the same route which you can get on and off at your discretion, the night tour requires you to remain with the same bus for the entire tour. The bus stops for roughly 30 minutes at each stop, and the tour guide departs the bus to lead a short guided tour at each site. The monuments are among the few tourist sites open during the evening in DC, so scheduling this aspect of your visit during evening hours allows you to fit more into your daytime schedule. They also look magnificent all it up.
From journal Family trip to DC