National Cathedral Guided Tour

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From $75.00

7 reviews   (4.43)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Washington National Cathedral stands on a hilltop overlooking the National Capitol, like a chunk of medieval European and Gothic architectural history an American capital couldn't possibly own, and is one of the great architectural marvels of the city.

A 90-minute tour of the cathedral's interior with author and guide, Andy Bittner, is to be immersed in what just might be the most intense concentration of 20th-century handcraft on the planet.

- Experience the most amazing collections of 20th-century stained glass, carved stone, and needlepoint anywhere on earth
- See the famous Darth Vader grotesque... See it for yourself
- Enjoy amazing views of the city and surrounding region from the cathedral's Pilgrim Observation Gallery

Guests may stay in the Cathedral after the tour for as long as they like.

What's Included

Entry Ticket to the Cathedral


Small-group walking tour

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 80

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Total walking on this tour is less than 1 mile (1.7 km)
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Washington National Cathedral
231 stained-glass windows, an amazing collection of architectural and ornamental wrought iron, hundreds of works of hand-stitched needlepoint, and a blizzard of hand-carved wood and stone surround you as you learn about the artists and the community that created this wonder.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Well worth it!
rdalv, 29-12-2022
We (two adults, two teens) thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the National Cathedral with Andy Bittner. His detailed knowledge of the cathedral’s history, accumulated over decades, is skillfully presented as an intricate narrative of the many personalities that came together during the 20th century to complete this project. From the carvings and wrought iron at the entrance, to the mosaics in the crypt, there is a story behind each and Andy is the guy to tell it.
Cathedral tour
U1256MNmichaelb, 23-09-2022
We had such a wonderful time visiting and learning about the National Cathedral! We would highly recommend a guided tour.
Cathedral tour
sandra_b, 13-08-2022
Our tour guide Andy was absolutely amazing. He had great knowledge of the cathedral and was very passionate in his telling about the cathedral. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting the area. The only thing I regret is that I did not set enough time aside for this site. We had researched and it said about 30 min. We were in about an hour and a half and could have easily spent another hour and a half.
Beautiful cathedral
649srikants, 23-06-2022
Stunning insiders visit to the Cathedral. Andy was really knowledgeable and we got a lot oht of this trip
The best tour in Washington DC
Ridzik2022, 06-06-2022
This is an absolute must see in Washington DC! A Cathedral is not like any other I have ever seen. So many interesting details shared by Andy during the private tour. I would highly recommend it, even if you are visiting for a day!

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