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  • Melissa B
    Parish, NY1 contribution
    We had a wonderful time!! Loved our tour guide Bill and would recommend this to everyone! In Feb, it was 40 degrees. they have blankets but dress warm!
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Susan Q
    Susanville, CA3 contributions
    Great tour. Christopher was , knowledgeable, professional and fun. Touring the monuments at night is just beautiful and not having to wait for others on the bus tour is great.
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • Perla A
    1 contribution
    Fisseha was an awesome tour guide! Incredibly courteous and professional. We found the tour to be the perfect opportunity to get our bearings in DC. He was able to get us up close to all the monuments and memorials. Due to his excellent guidance, we knew exactly where to go and what to see during subsequent days during our visit. Incredible value for the exceptional service and care.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Che' F
    4 contributions
    Wow…. There is only one word to describe this tour and our tour guide Chris. Amazing. From the moment he picked us up at our Airbnb, he was professional, and extremely knowledgeable! The knowledge that Chris has is unmatched. He is friendly and outgoing. He takes you to each part of the tour that you want to see. We got to see things like the Washington monument Abraham Lincoln, the White House the capital. He was there to not only take pictures, but to tell us different things that most people do not know about these monuments. Not only that he gave us a history of all of the buildings in DC and our trip over there from Maryland. He was able to describe what this was and what that was. It was utterly amazing and breathtaking. I would recommend this tour to anybody and everybody that came to DC. This is my second time taking this tour and I learned something new from last time. This was the first time that my husband and two daughters have been to DC and we knew we had to do this tour for them. They literally hung onto every word that Chris said, and left with an immense amount of knowledge to take home. You can just call us frequent fliers for Perfect Private Tours. We WILL be back! Thank you Chris for the life changing trip! ❤️
    Written June 9, 2023
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  • Peter W
    Quintana Roo, Mexico4 contributions
    We discovered some fascinating insights about the history of Washington. Questions were enjoyable. Also got great photographs with the family. We had a fantastic time.  It was indeed a different way to see the city!
    Written June 7, 2022
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  • Lilly W
    Amarillo, TX2 contributions
    Christopher was very knowledgeable and was very considerate of our time. He did not rush us thru the tour and took time to answer questions and was very accommodating. Greta tour!!
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Michelle K
    1 contribution
    Such a great service. Our entire day was magical. Fun and professional. Felt like a friend was at the wheel, not just someone we hired. Would book them again without hesitation and would absolutely recommend them to any one looking for tours of VA wine country!
    Written November 28, 2023
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  • patricia s
    Las Vegas, NV3 contributions
    We were so thrilled to be visiting our Nation's Capitol and decided on a private tour to see the sights. Christian of Perfect Private Tour is awesome. He's personable, easy going and a great guide. He took us to several points of interest and had lunch at a local spot near the river. If you think you know your American history, try to stump Christian on anything-you won't be able to. My husband jokingly asked if he was going to get a college credit for all the knowledge he gained. Our only regret was we weren't able to go to Arlington Cemetery due to a bomb threat! When we return to DC, we'll be contacting Christian again. EXCELLENT company!! Thank you Christian for giving us an outstanding experience.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • Diane F
    11 contributions
    Christopher is wonderful! This is the second tour we did with him in our ten day vacation. Christopher has a love of history, learning those interesting facts and then sharing those with others. He took us to Arlington National Cemetery and had many interesting facts and stories. The tour included going into the Arlington Home and Memorial. Christopher had the timing just right for us to see the changing of the guards at the cemetery.

    After leaving the cemetery, Christopher took us on a tour of the town of Alexandria. There were so many interesting facts that he shared. What a historical town.

    He then took us to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. You can tell that Christopher loves visiting here and told us great stories about this location.

    I would highly recommend him for your future tours. He will even customize any DC tour to whatever you need.

    Christopher even dropped us off at our next museum location for the day.

    You will be very happy after you experience a day with Christopher.
    Written June 30, 2023
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  • Donna Carter
    2 contributions
    Christopher was a great tour guide. We learned a lot about the Black history of D.C. and the back story behind the creation of the monuments, memorials and the city itself. He also treated us with great care!
    Written September 4, 2022
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  • Edie M
    1 contribution
    The sights are gorgeous. The visitors' center was under construction when we went, but signs and trail are clear, so not needed. We had four people and I paid the entry fee of $5 per person but there was no one collecting tickets. At the entrance, we just paid $20 for parking. We felt it was okay as just a small donation but maybe people can wait to purchase when they are there, in case it is not needed.
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • JF
    1 contribution
    So when I signed up for the tour, I thought it was going to be elsewhere in DC, like in Adams Morgan or somewhere uptown. Instead, Katie took us on a tour in downtown DC and took us back in time to before the new development overtook the neighborhood. I learned so much about locations and buildings I walked past without batting an eye, not even realizing that those locations are important locations in the history of DC punk. Loved the experience and highly recommend this tour if you are a punk rock fan and want to learn about what DC was like in that era.
    Written July 2, 2023
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  • Lin M
    3 contributions
    Joined a tour with jonah was professional tou guy he did a great job! Recommend this kind of tour!!!
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • Regan H
    1 contribution
    Lucky was an incredible driver with great knowledge of the DC area and monuments. He is extremely patient, allowing us to stay as long as we wanted at each monument. Amazing experience.
    Written February 21, 2020
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