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“GREAT GUIDES Nick and Joe!”
Review of Excellent Tours

Excellent Tours
Ranked #73 of 153 Tours in Washington DC
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Nick and Joe were WONDERFUL in showing us Washington DC at its best. The night tour was imformative, fun, and I would recommend this trip to all my friends. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

1  Thank Lana W
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Nick and Joe did a phenomenal job keeping everyone awake and entertained on our late-night monument tour. We had a large group and the company worked well with us on group rates and helped customize our tour to what we wanted to see. Very clean and comfortable bus, and friendly and knowledgable staff make Excellent Tours live up to their name!

1  Thank Arieth
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

My family of 12 visited the DC area and toured with Hank and Mr. Joe. Both were very accommodating and flexible. After what seemed a bit of an unorganized start (some miscommunication it seemed regarding the tour and planned events), Hank and Joe made adjustments to ensure that we were satisfied and that everything was to our liking. Both guys were extremely patient with the youngsters in our group and also made sure that our 75 year old mothers were tended to. Joe was awesome and went above and beyond, even when we left some things behind at the restaurant - ensuring that we got them back safe and sound. Will definitely us them again on any occasion we have to tour in the DC area.

2  Thank tkilpat
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Having lived in the DC area for only a few months, we wanted to take an official, organized tour to learn more about the sights. We tried an Excellent Tour after coming across a 50% off discount on Groupon. It was the right decision for us! Hank gave a great tour (as a lifelong Washingtonian he is an amazing source of knowledge about the area). Being such a small group (8 people total), he was able to make sure everyone had enough time to get all the pictures and ask all the questions they wanted to. It was a much more personal experience and we didn't feel like we were being herded like livestock through all the sights. Hank kept the conversation going and the morning just flew by.

Our only piece of advice is to make sure to use the restroom beforehand, as there is no restroom on the bus and the first restroom stop was about 1.5 hours into the tour.

Also, we were a little unsure of exactly where to meet the tour bus- it just told us 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the Archives building when we booked. There is a bus shelter right on the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania Ave, but that's not quite the right spot! We found the bus a little bit further down Pennsylvania Ave towards 8th Street, near where the Old Town Trolley sign is. Excellent Tours has no signed stop of its own, just look for the little white bus! There was another couple on our tour who nearly missed the bus, since they were waiting at that bus shelter and didn't see the bus further down.

We just wish that Excellent Tours covered more areas of the city- it would be fantastic to do a tour of Georgetown or Penn Quarter with them!

3  Thank julia7178
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Nick was our tour guide on Monday, July 8, 2013. Tony was our driver. Nick was very humerous and easy to understand. His information was accurate and delivered in a light-hearted manner. We quickly saw the key monuments and attractions in a three-hour span. Afterwards, one of our group left her phone on the bus; Tony returned when called, and she found the phone.

I highly recommend Nick as the tour guide and Tony as the driver.

2  Thank Eric M
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