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At 90 Years Young, Here’s President George H.W. Bush’s Best Prank

There are not enough DC tour guides to tell stories like this, our team strives to share moments like this on a bus tour of Washington DC or private DC walking tour.  A new documentary shows the length the elder Bush would go for a good ruse.  President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 88th birthday [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:43:59-04:00June 29th, 2014|Presidential|Comments Off on At 90 Years Young, Here’s President George H.W. Bush’s Best Prank

For the Ocean’s Sake, Tame the High Seas ‘Wild West’

Nothing like starting up a conversation about catching fish on our DC bus tours! For the Ocean's Sake, Tame the High Seas 'Wild West' Sigourney Weaver Academy Award nominated actress Posted: 06/23/2014 5:47 pm EDT Updated: 06/23/2014 5:59 pm EDT Print Article My love of the oceans started early. My father was a Navy man, and he insisted our family [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:43:59-04:00June 29th, 2014|Women|Comments Off on For the Ocean’s Sake, Tame the High Seas ‘Wild West’

Cycling, war connected through Tour

Cycling, war connected through Tour - 1914 Tour de France coincided with moment that triggered World War I Can pretty much guarantee that no other tour company in the city would consider sharing a story like this on any bus tour of Washington DC,  DC walking tour, or a private DC tour. We have created some incredible DC [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:43:59-04:00June 29th, 2014|Sports, Wars|Comments Off on Cycling, war connected through Tour

Union Station’s “forgotten” historic interior spaces

At Bi-Partisan Tour Company, we try to show off Union Station as much as possible, it is regularly a part of the Washington DC tours we offer. http://www.streetsofwashington.com/ Union Station probably reflects better than any other single Washington building the remarkable self-assuredness and imperial aspirations of its age. The architecture is stunningly elegant, both outside [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:11:29-04:00June 29th, 2014|Washington DC|Comments Off on Union Station’s “forgotten” historic interior spaces

That time FDR served hot dogs to the king

Here's a story that always seems to find its way into one of our bus tours in Washington DC! BY JAIME FULLER February 11   Tonight marks the seventh state dinner of the Obama administration, where he'll charm French President Francois Hollande with caviar, quail eggs, and 12 different kinds of potatoes. All anyone can talk about, however, is [...]

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From Masonic Temple to Women’s Art Museum

This is one of the cooler buildings one might see during our bus tours of Washington DC that is thought to be purchased by Oprah Winfrey. Regardless, it is certainly needing more love from our city and its visitors! http://www.streetsofwashington.com/ One of the stateliest private buildings in Washington is the old Masonic Temple at 13th [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:43:59-04:00June 29th, 2014|Museums, Washington DC, Women|Comments Off on From Masonic Temple to Women’s Art Museum

Discover the world’s most visited museums

We have often heard on a Washington DC bus tour, that the top two visited museums in the world are in Washington DC, here is an article that may contradict that notion. Regardless, some of our museums will always be near the top because most of them are free! By Matthew Casey, Special to CNN updated [...]

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Five Reasons that Big Block of Cheese Day Part IV might be a bad idea

On one of our Washington DC bus tours, one just might hear a story about the greatest cheeses for the biggest cheeses in America. BY JAIME FULLER January 25   The White House announced today that they're holding a Big Block of Cheese Day on January 29, the day after President Obama's State of the Union address. For those rusty [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:43:59-04:00June 29th, 2014|Presidential, Washington DC|Comments Off on Five Reasons that Big Block of Cheese Day Part IV might be a bad idea

80 Famous People and Where They Lived in DC

80 Famous People and Where They Lived in DC Although our Washington DC bus tours don't drive you to the rich and famous like Hollywood, this is an interesting post about where some of the folks have lived during their time in our city. by UrbanTurf Staff   The DC homes of these people and many others, [...]

By |2017-01-04T20:43:59-04:00June 29th, 2014|Washington DC|Comments Off on 80 Famous People and Where They Lived in DC