Arlington Cemetery Private Tour


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Experience Arlington Cemetery with a Veteran guide trained in military history. Observe the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Visit each of the Kennedy graves. Discover Robert E. Lee's mansion upon the grounds and his wife's garden where the first burials took place. Discuss the beginning of the cemetery during the Civil War and its evolution through all of our nations conflicts.

US federal or state government issued photo identification or passport is required for entry into Arlington National Cemetery.

Customer Reviews

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 29, 2022
This was one of five experiences we had with Tom Schultz from DC Military Tours. As other reviewers have said, Tom has an extensive knowledge of the National Cemetery and walked my wife and I around, pointing out the key internments and monuments and giving plenty of background and context. The Guard change ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns was as moving as you would expect and Tom's knowledge of the details of the ceremony was excellent. We also stopped at the Marine Corps memorial at the end of the tour. Tom is much more than a tour guide. He is a historian who also has the knowledge and experience of a 20 year Navy veteran. On a practical level he picks up from your accommodation and drops you back at the end of the tour (that said, on this occasion, he kindly dropped us in Georgetown). Tom's knowledge is extensive as you would expect. That said, his superpower, if you like, is the ability to pitch and flex your experience to exactly what you are interested in. In Arlington he will seek out areas or individual burials for you. For us he took us to some of the less visited areas of the cemetery where the Civil War and First War burials are and where the USCT lie. Tom doesn't necessarily follow a set route or script, he's too good for that, and he will 'call an audible' if he thinks a stop somewhere would be interesting for you as his listens to your questions and comments. Tom's enthusiasm for history is obvious and somewhat infectious, and this makes him a perfect guide. We would highly recommend DCMT to anyone.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 12, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour experiences with Tom, beginning with his providing transportation literally from doorstep to tour site and back for our group of 4. He was prompt, polite and cordial in manner. Since these were walking tours, Tom’s “pace” was relaxed; he always made sure we were in great vantage points for viewing and/or sidestepping tour delays from same site crowds. He demonstrated considerable knowledge about each tour, through his painting colorful stories about the people and grounds of each tour in a quite detailed, yet conversational style that was easy to follow. Tom readily responded to our questions(spontaneous, or from Tom’s own requests) in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. As a result, we learned considerably about the facts and story lines for these particular American histories which we had not previously known, or just barely known. We highly recommend booking a tour with Tom.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 7, 2022
History filled, leisurely stroll around the grounds. Tom, our guide, was very knowledgeable and able to keep us away from the crowds and visit hidden gems within cemetery. He guided us to the best spot to watch the changing of the guard a t the tomb of the unknown. Highly recommend this tour
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About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Arlington National Cemetery, Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211

Sample Itinerary (assuming a 0800 start):

0800: Pick up at lodging or agreed meeting point.

0800-0820: Transit

0820-1130: Arlington Cemetery Tour:  Discover how the cemetery got its start and some not so well known history.  Observe portions of a full military honors funeral.  Experience Arlington with all five senses.   Visit the grave of a favorite notable or loved one.  Tour a not well traveled part of the cemetery and observe silence and serenity.

1130-1200: Transit to agreed drop off point.

More details:
• Meeting location: Agreed Location within Alexandria City Limits, Arlington County, or District of Columbia (Washington City).
• Most of the tour is out of doors so dress appropriately for the season. Early morning (0800 or 0830) start recommended.
• End location: Agreed Location within Alexandria City Limits, Arlington County, or District of Columbia (Washington City).
• Location options: Address or Intersection upon Traveler's request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler's request, Rail or Bus Station
• Transportation Method: Private SUV (2017 Buick Enclave) to and from the cemetery. There's an option to employ the public trolley on the cemetery grounds if guests are mobility limited.  We will see more if we tour afoot.  Touring afoot is hilly and about 2.75 miles or 4.4 km.

Duration: 4 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guide has received the second dose of the Pfizer COIVD-19 vaccination along with the booster.
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board

  • Lunch
  • Gratuity

4 hours

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