San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Arlington became a national cemetery on June 15, 1864, and starting in May the Arlington National Cemetery will host a series of events to commemorate this important milestone in America’s history. Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, offers travelers a variety of ways to pay tribute and honor the traditions, remember the sacrifices, and explore the history of the cemetery as well as other notable landmarks, memorials and monuments across the US capital city.
By land – The moving and inspiring Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour includes a walking tour of the cemetery complete with stories of war heroes, visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the World War II Memorial and more. In addition to the Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour stops at George Washington’s plantation home and Robert E. Lee’s Old Town Alexandria as well as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial and the Air Force Memorial. The Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart combines up-close views of DC’s major locations and off-the-beaten path areas. And, for those with more time to explore, the exclusive eight hour Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial allows travelers to experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a VIP insider, beating long entrance lines and enjoying a reserved, priority entrance.
By sea – New on Viator, the Washington DC Monuments and Memorials Cruise on the Potomac travels along the river from the Georgetown area to Alexandria, with panoramic views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Arlington National Cemetery. The Washington DC Duck Tour is a fun exploration of the capital by sea and land in a unique WWII amphibious vehicle that concludes with a cruise along the Potomac.
By night – Unlike some other major destinations, Washington DC is very well explored at night. Local activities featuring the majestically illuminated monuments and memorials are some of the most popular and well-rated among Viator customers, and provide a very special experience set among the quiet backdrop of the peaceful evening hours. Viator’s selection of evening tours include multiple transportation options including: a state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach (Washington DC Guided Night Tour), Segway (Washington DC Segway Night Tour), trolley (Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley), bike (Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour) and cruise (Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Cruise).
By private tour guide – Another option for travelers looking to enhance their visit to the nation’s capital is to book one of Viator’s expert tour guides. Viator’s Private Guide Network is the largest online network of qualified local guides offering travelers personalized tours that can be customized to their interests, needs and budget.
- DC-based Maricar Donato speaks six languages and specializes in experiences that highlight Spanish and Italian influences on Washington DC’s culture as well as notable landmarks including the Arlington National Cemetery.
- Guide Tim Kelly specializes in the Civil War and offers traditional tours of the city’s best monuments and memorials along with special itineraries such as the Lincoln Assassination Tour, Civil War Tour of Manassas Battlefield, and Illumination Tour, which offers views of the city at night.
For more information on Viator’s Arlington Cemetery tours as well as tours to other notable landmarks and monuments in Washington DC as well as the latest deals, promotions, contests and news, travelers can check out Viator.com, the Viator Tours & Activities App (iOS and Android) and the Viator Travel Blog. Follow Viator on Facebook and Twitter.
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