Union Station Tours in Washington, DC

When it opened in 1907, Union Station in Washington, DC, was the largest train station in the world, covering over 200 acres and 75 miles of track. Union Station has a had a long and interesting life, housing at times a bowling alley, a mortuary, even a Turkish bath. Having fallen into disrepair, the station was reopened in 1988 after a $160 million renovation that added over 130 shops and restaurants to its tracks and exhibitions. As of 2010, the train station is Washington's most visited destination with over 32 million visitors annually. Many tours of the nation's capital begin at Union Station.

DC Ducks Tours

Originating at Union Station, this 1.5-hour tour goes from land to sea in an amphibious vehicle, passing the Smithsonian Museums before diving into the Potomac River. Returning to land at the plane arrival area of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, riders are given an up-close view of planes landing. As of 2010, the tour runs from March to the end of October with tickets priced from $18 to $35.

DC Ducks

Union Station

Washington D.C. 20018



Old Town Trolley Tours

Old Town Trolley Tours has day and night tours that begin at Union Station. The day tour is separated into three different segments: the National Mall and downtown; the National Cathedral, uptown, and Georgetown; and Arlington National Cemetery. The night tour, entitled " Monuments by Moonlight," includes the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. As of 2010 tickets are $18 for children and $35 for adults for both the day and night tours. Tickets are good for an entire day.

Old Town Trolley Tours

2640 Reed St. N.E.

Washington, DC 20018



Double Decker Tours

The Double Decker Tour bus is an English open-top, double-decker bus. The tour begins at Union station and has over 25 stops in which tourists can hop on and off the bus. Stops include the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Washington Monument, National Air and Space Museum, Ford's Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. As of 2010, hours of the tour are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Children tickets are $17.95 and adult tickets are $39.95. Tickets last for two days.

Double Decker Tours

50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.

Washington, DC 20002