Washington …. Loved it.  It's not what we expected at all … very green and clean and wide-open spaces.  Our driver was a joy to see every day and helped make our week.  The guides were all excellent. In fact, the Historian we had at the Capitol actually asked me how we got him as he usually only has ‘dignitaries’. Carol, our private guide for Mount Vernon was lovely and certainly knew her ’stuff’ about the Washington’s!! The wreath laying was amazing. Pete was asked to make a speech and tell the growing crowds who we were and why we were there.  Please thank Joyce at Capitol Escapes, who did all the arrangements for our tours and guides, and we would not hesitate in recommending her. We would be very happy to hear we were using her again!

Deborah & Peter Godward

Joyce Kirby and her efficient, innovative company, Capitol Escapes, know how to make a trip to Washington DC and Virginia sizzle. Joyce has lots of little secret ideas up her sleeve, making her services stand out as unique among on-site experience providers. She recently took great care of a group of eleven businessmen for me—they enjoyed every minute and everything went smoothly. Guides were great; drivers were where they needed to be when they needed to be there—this operation is completely trustworthy and I look forward to planning many more excursions with Joyce.

Richard Engle, CTC
Protravel International
A Virtuoso Agency

The Tour guides are incredibly informative with the details and the meaning of each spot. The driver was able to navigate us swiftly, accurately and timely. He was amazing. For the VIP tour at Mt. Vernon, it was an honor being with someone who loves Mt. Vernon like it was her own home.  We didn't just see Washington, we got to feel it and was changed by its meaning and significance. Thanks again for everything.

Gus & Loraine Gargiulo

Our experience with Capitol Escapes was first class. Their knowledgeable and courteous guides made our DC trip so much more memorable. I felt like we had a backstage pass to every site we visited. I would highly recommend Capitol Escapes.

Mickey Ashlock
Partner, Ram Products, LTD

I want to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to DC with your Capitol Escapes staff. The guides were very knowledgeable at the various sites we visited and gave insight and interpretations that we would not have known ourselves. The driver of our limousine arrived promptly every day and was cordial and informative as we rode around the city. I can not imagine a better way to see a city. Certainly we would never have had the experiences we had without your wonderful people.

Thank you very much,
Susan and Bill Maffie

Joyce, Greg and I wanted to thank you so very much for making our vacation one of the best we’ve ever had.  We knew D.C. would be overwhelming and exhausting but your expertise in orchestrating the timing of the tours was perfect.  The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic each step of the tour.  It was obvious they loved their job and had a tremendous sense of pride in D.C. history.  The drivers were always on time and when without the tour guide, they added their personal knowledge and experiences.  For future D.C visitors, if you want to be treated like royalty, my husband and I would highly recommend Capitol Escapes.   Joyce, we will be in touch next year when we visit D.C. again.

Karen and Greg Day