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$ 18
May 2008
Pittsburgh, PA
one hour
Entrance into museum and tour by graduate student  more... close row
$ 24
Mar 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
2 hours
Two hour museum tour with price of admission  more... close row
$ 6
Apr 2008
Columbus, OH
1.5 hours
Tour with peppy tour guide  more... close row
$ 10
Feb 2008
Los Angeles, CA
2 Hours
Guide had a vast knowledge of every piece in the museum  more... close row
$ 22
Jan 2008
New York, NY
2 hours
Group tour of about thirteen people  more... close row
$ 23
Aug 2007
Chicago, IL
one day
Most famous museum in Chicago  more... close row
$ 6
Jun 2008
Cleveland, Ohio
3 Hours
Well planned out museum tour  more... close row
$ 30
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
One hour
Museum tour for out of town guests  more... close row
$ 3
Jun 2006
Staten Island, NY
1 hour
Historical tour of the Conference House on Staten Island  more... close row
$ 10
Jun 2007
Chicago, IL
1 hour
Entrance and tour at art museum  more... close row
$ 10
Jun 2008
Syracuse, NY
2 1/2 hours
Group tour at art museum  more... close row
$ 145
May 2007
Washington, DC
6 1/2
Tour of Smithsonian museums  more... close row

Description of service

We were on business trip to Washington, DC and had a full day for touring the city. A touring agency firm was suggested by our hotel and we made arrangements for them to meet us the next morning at 9 AM. The cost for 6 hours, including transportation, was $125 per person, plus I gave $20 per person gratuity. We were on tour over 6 1/2 hours.

Review of Service

We were met by a guide who drove us to the various Smithsonian Museums which we wanted to tour. Although there was no entry fee, we were able to visit the selected museums and see some of the sights of Washington without taking a taxi, bus or trying to walk around the city. The guide went with us on part of the tours and explained some of the items and paintings to us. He was very well informed, and showed us some things we would not have viewed on our own. The service was good and well worth the cost. It encouraged us to return and spend much more time in the city.


Read about the city or area you intend to tour before the actual tour. Be prepared on time and wear comfortable clothing and especially good walking shoes. If in a busy city, expect traffic delays and just enjoy the sights, sounds and experience.

$ 20
Dec 2007
Astoria, OR
1 hour
Tour of museum on the riverfront in Astoria  more... close row
$ 40
Jan 2008
1 hour 30 mins
Art history and museum history tour  more... close row
$ 25
Jul 2008
Richmond, VA
2 hours
Tour of an art museum in Richmond  more... close row
$ 60
Oct 2006
Tucson, AZ
4 hours or however much time you want to spend
Being a tourist in your own town   more... close row