Private Washington DC Tours

We love private group tours (and they love us)! Whether you represent a group, a business, or a large family, our tours are perfect for any group visit. We customize each tour depending on our audience. Our guides can go anywhere in D.C. and beyond. Need wheels? We have you covered.

Why choose us for your private Washington DC tours?

Because we are fun and knowledgeable! We employ only the best, brightest and most energetic tour guides in the city. All of our guides are licensed, professional tour guides. We’re amongst the highest rated tour companies for a reason – we’re great at what we do! Click here to see the reviews.

We can also combine our award winning walking tours into your itinerary (e.g. Lincoln Assassination and the Ghosts of Georgetown). Since we are a small company, and we only book one group at a time, your group will get the extra special attention you can’t get from the larger companies.

Private Tour Details & Pricing

To book a private tour, please email us with the number of people in your group, date, time and type of tour you’d like!

Contact us at info@dcbyfoot.com. Private Tours are booked via email only.

  • Private Walking Tour:

Any tour listed on our website is available as a private option, subject to guide availability. We can also customize a tour to suit what you want to see during a trip to DC.

In order to provide a quote and availability we need to know:

  • the size of the group
  • the date and time
  • which of our tours you want or if you want a curated tour, what you want to see!

Contact us at info@dcbyfoot.com for rates and availability.


  • Discounted Private Walking Tour:

We offer discounts for small groups with flexible schedules, booking multiple tours or booking longer hours to include 2 tours back to back.

Contact us at info@dcbyfoot.com for rates and availability.


  • Luxury Tours

If you want just a bit more to your tour – a certified professional tour guide who is dressed to impress with flexibility to take you … wherever! We’ve partnered with Visit DC tours to offer custom luxury tours of DC.

Contact us at info@dcbyfoot.com for rates and availability.


  • Bus and Van Tours

Private bus tours include the following:

Licensed DC tour guide accompanies you throughout your tour. Guides will not meet/drop off groups outside of Washington DC but the bus can take your group there!

Pick-up at hotel, office, airport (DCA/National only)- pick up/drop off outside the Beltway occurs additional costs.

All tours are priced for four hour minimums, including transportation time.

Contact us at info@dcbyfoot.com for rates and availability.


Private Tour FAQ

  • Q: Do you have a minimum/maximum number of guests?

    A: Not really. Well, minimum is 1. We find that groups larger than 45 are to cumbersome for one guide. For our Georgetown tours, we have a flexible maximum of 30 due to smaller street sizes.
  • Q: Are your raters per person or per guide?

    A: Our private tour rates are based on the number of guides rather than number of guests. Our rates don’t change unless you have enough guests to warrant more than one guide.
  • Q: Are your tours customizable?

    A: YES! You hire a guide, not a tour. Our guides and administration staff help you work out an itinerary that will suit your schedule and interests. Sometimes not everything you want to see is within walking distance or can fit in your requested time frame, but we do our best to show you all DC has to offer!
  • Q: Can you get us tickets to Ford's Theater/Archives/Capitol?

    A: We can not arrange tickets to many private or ticketed attractions for your group unless it is part of your tour itinerary with us. Our guides can also assist with logistics on the ground such as timing, security procedures, directions and how to best experience the sites if you must arranged the tickets direct with the attraction or through your congressperson.
  • Q: Can you provide transportation

    A: We can! We have coaches for hire for groups only. Our smallest coach is 14 person van. Our largest is 55 person coach. We cannot provide tours for groups in private cars.
  • Q: Do I have to pay in advance?

    A: Yes, we request payment in order to confirm a guide. We accept checks and credit cards.
  • Q: What is your cancellation policy?

    A: Tours canceled with less that 48 hours notice are non-refundable.  Tours canceled with less that 14 days notice are subject to 50% cancellation fee.  Tours unpaid with less than 3 weeks or less before the tour are unconfirmed and subject to guide availability. In the event of guide cancellation, you will receive a full refund. Our tours are rain or shine, but if it is severe/unsafe weather we can arrange a refund or reschedule.