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Curated by Capital City Events
for Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.Excursions



Jefferson Memorial

There are so many ways for you to make the most of your visit to Washington, which is why Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC has partnered with Capital City Events to bring you unique tours and activities specially curated for our guests.

The professionals at Capital City Events have created a collection of one-of-a-kind experiences that can be tailored to your preferences. Excursions by Capital City Events and curated for Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC offers the opportunity to experience the nation’s capital like a local with Master Tour Guides on a private trip. Explore the famous monuments, go back in time and tour George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, or become a beltway insider and eat, shop, and visit sites that only Washingtonians know about. All with a knowledgeable guide per your customized itinerary.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that all activities and tours follow COVID-19 safety practices. All excursions are also exclusive to just you and your immediate party.

Explore all of these exceptional experiences by visiting Capital City Events. Discover a few of our favorite tours below.

Excursion Spotlight

Kayak with the Cherry Blossoms

Petal Palooza

Discover the beauty of D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms with a private guided tour

Enjoy the magic of the cherry blossoms during this private tour of the nation’s capital. Capital City’s Master Guide will escort you to West Potomac Park in a luxury vehicle to allow for health and safety protocols. Learn the history of the cherry trees on a horticulture journey along the Tidal Basin walking with your Master Guide taking in the magnificence of the blooms amongst the memorials for Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Following an up close and personal look at what makes the Tidal Basin so special, you will embark on a short drive to continue a walking tour of cherry trees in a neighborhood of Washington D.C. that is truly a hidden gem.

Kayak with the Cherry Blossoms

Petal Paddle on the Potomac

Fun outdoor tour of Cherry Blossoms and D.C.

Kayaking on the Potomac is the perfect way to enjoy the sights and natural beauty of the District of Columbia. The springtime is an especially wonderful time to observe the cherry trees in bloom around the city. A private vehicle will transport guests to District Wharf, D.C.’s newest and trendiest neighborhood in the city. After checking out the river views and charming streets of District Wharf, guests will receive a safety briefing and embark on personal vessels to explore the Tidal Basin. During the excursion guests will be able to view East Potomac Park, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, just to name a few. Whether a beginner or seasoned paddler, kayaking along the Potomac provides a unique opportunity to enjoy D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms.

Lincoln statue

Monuments by Moonlight

Enchanting evening tour of the monuments with private vehicle and tour guide

Enjoy an enchanting, moonlight experience of Washington D.C. within the safety of your private chauffeured vehicle. As the sun sets, the sky glows with the sights of Washington’s most famous monuments and landmarks, lit with thousands of lights against the night’s sky. Capital City Event’s Master Tour Guide will entertain you with stories of the city’s rich history, commemorative statues, and famous buildings.

Martin Luther King, Jr. statue

“I Have A Dream”

Explore the history and culture of African Americans with a private tour guide

You will be escorted through Washington D.C. exploring the history and heritage of African Americans. Led by your private tour guide Andrew Davenport, currently completing his PhD in African American history at Georgetown University, this inspiring and information packed tour begins at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial followed by a scenic walk to the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool. The itinerary proceeds to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in which you are professionally guided through its world-famous exhibits. To conclude the day, guests will explore Black Lives Matter Plaza and the surrounding neighborhood, the center of protests in the summer of 2020 and remaining a living testament to First Amendment freedoms. Private transportation is provided.