Private Tours of Washington, D.C.

ACC Unity Tour students at the White House

The Best Private Tours of Washington, D.C. for Small Groups and Organizations

Washington Walks has been offering the best private tours of Washington, D.C. for small groups and organizations since our very beginning as Washington's original walking tour company in 1999. We're proud to offer more than 20 years of experience in creating memorable outings for families, private and public schools, community groups, non-profit organizations, and corporations alike.

  • Private guided tours of Washington, D.C.'s cultural and historic landmarks
  • Small group tours of Washington for visitors
  • Private group tours of Washington neighborhoods
  • Private tours of Washington, D.C. for corporate travel
  • Perfect private tours D.C. for family celebrations
  • Washington, D.C. group tours for residents
  • Washington, D.C. small group tours

Please let us know if you have any questions about a guided private tour of Washington for your group. If you'd like a quote or to know more about what's possible, email us at or call (202) 484-1565.

Group Tours of Washington Designed to Engage and Enrich

Private group tours of Washington, D.C. are a perfect activity for organizations of all kinds. We've created a wide range of Washington, D.C. tours designed to engage students, communities, and visitors more deeply with our rich history and culture. Some of our past private D.C. tours were created to: 

  • Orient college freshmen or those in semester-in-D.C. programs
  • Engage English-speaking students, national or international, with trips to the Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, or U.S. Capitol grounds
  • Provide fresh air (and fluorescent-light-free) activities for conference attendees (and, yes, we can do early mornings and evenings)
  • Occupy spouses and significant others of those who are in board meetings
  • Educate and enrich the understanding of folks interested in specific themes, such as social justice or women’s history
  • Showcase and contextualize the history, architecture, and important figures and events in most areas of D.C.
  • Help community groups get to know the history of their neighborhood - and each other


Private Tours of Washington for Small Groups and Families

Private tours of Washington are ideal for small groups and families visiting D.C. who want a dedicated guide just for them. They’re also a wonderful way to celebrate important milestones for visitors and natives alike. Our private guided tours of Washington, D.C. can be designed to help you celebrate:

  • Birthdays
  • Engagements - yes, we’ve helped with surprise proposals!
  • Family and friend reunions
  • Weddings - entertain your guests before or after your big day
  • Retirement celebrations
  • Moving to D.C. - get to know your new neighborhood or welcome a loved one to the capital city in style
  • Going away parties - say goodbye to the city and your friends before you relocate
  • Girls’ Day Out - pair our Women Who Changed America tour with brunch and/or mani/pedis for a fabulous day


We’ve done all of these special occasions and more! Ask us about creating a unique private tour of Washington, D.C. for your celebration. Email us at or call (202) 484-1565, and we'll be happy to start planning your unique experience.


We've led private tours of Washington, D.C. for a wide range of schools, businesses and non-profit organizations:

Private Guided Tours for Universities and Colleges:

  • George Washington University
  • ACC Unity Tour 
  • Marymount University Global Village Living Learning Community

Fraternity, Sorority, and Alumni Group Tours of Washington D.C.:

  • Penn State Democrats
  • D.C. Delta Gamma Alumnae
  • University College London Alumni

Private Washington Tours for American Private and Public K-12:

  • Capitol Hill Day School (D.C.)
  • Emmett High School (Idaho)
  • Nichols School History Bowl team (New York)

International Private and Public K-12 Group Tours:

  • Blue Coat School (UK)
  • Lycée Charles de Gaulle (France)
  • Institut Sankt Joseph (Denmark)

Private Tours of D.C. for Corporations and Associations:

  • SAP Systems Group
  • Prime Label Consultants
  • National Association of Realtors

Small D.C. Group Tours for Government Entities:

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Private Washington, D.C. Tours for Non-profit Organizations:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Avodah
  • National Family Support Network

D.C. Tours for Community Groups, Religious Groups, and Societies:

  • The Sisterhood of Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America 
  • Washington Accueil

Private D.C. Tours for Tourism Entities and Receptive Operators:

  • Travel Leaders Network conference
  • WST Travel
  • Women Traveling Together


Private D.C. Tours Reviews

Curious to know what our happy customers think about Washington Walks tours? We've been featured in Travel + Leisure and have pages of 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor.

"David led an excellent tour of Eastern Market/Capitol Hill for my undergraduate class. No question the students posed stumped him—and he wowed them (and me) with intriguing details about the sites around us. Logistics were seamless, as well: Washington Walks was responsive, flexible, and within our budget. Really a great (and Covid-safe!) way to kick off a semester-long course on the city and to get my students geared up to keep exploring!"—Professor Meredith Weiss, SUNY Albany

Let’s dream up your own D.C. adventure

Group size can be up to 25 participants per tour guide for our private guided tours of Washington, D.C. For some tours, we're able to provide a second or even third guide for larger groups.

For more information

Phone: (202) 484-1565