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Best of DC: 'New York Times Journeys' Tour with Wine Tasting

Product ID: 207279
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Go behind the scenes on a tour specially curated by the experts at The New York Times. Take home a unique souvenir from the Library of Congress, drink in the same bars as some of DC’s most famous politicians and taste some of the best food and drink in.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Meet the owners of District Winery and chat about all things vino as you enjoy 5 glasses of wine and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour
  • Create your own mini-pizza at locals' favorite 7th Hill Pizza, with help from their expert pizza makers
  • Taste local specialties and talk with stall owners at Eastern Market
  • Stroll through the most historic neighborhood in the city and shop like a local
  • Enjoy a locally brewed beer and hobnob with Washington’s Very Important People at one of the oldest watering holes in the city
Full description
Your adventure begins at the Cannon Office Building, the oldest congressional building in the city, where your local guide will give you a brief history of the capital of the Unites States and the world-famous buildings of Capitol Hill. Then arrive at the Library of Congress, where your guide will treat you to a fun experience that will leave you with a once-in-a-lifetime souvenir.

One of the city’s oldest and most well-known watering holes is next on the political agenda. You will enjoy a locally brewed beer at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove and take a peek at where many backroom Congressional deals are made. From there, head to Eastern Market to explore the only remaining market in DC — introduced by Thomas Jefferson, no less. Where you can try some local cheese and chat with some of the stallholders as you soak up the hustle and bustle of this busy shopping mecca. Then take a short walk to 7th Hill Pizza, a popular place for happy hour. Here, you can chat with the friendly chef as you create your own mini pizzas. Mangia.

Time for dessert now, at Ted’s Bulletin, a local treasure on historic Barracks Row. Here you’ll be let in on a little military secret: the store is a favorite of the Washington military elite. Hop on the DC Circulator bus next, past the historic Navy Yard to the Yards neighborhood and District Winery. Here, you will meet at least one of the winemakers, find out all about the production process and taste 5 of their wines in the atmospheric winery itself rather than at the Tasting Bar with all the other tourists (another exclusive experience — you’re welcome).
Includes
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Library of Congress library card
  • Beer tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Pizza
  • Wine tasting (5 glasses)
  • Bus fare
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Cannon House Office Building – the corner of Independence Ave and 1st St SE

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This tour can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify when booking if you have any dietary requests.
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Product ID: 207279