• Polaroid Photo Tour Washington

    Washington DC Highlights Tour

Join Louisa and experience the US capital Washington, DC from a different angle. Use a vintage Polaroid camera and take home your own unique souvenirs!

  • Location

    Washington, DC, USA

  • Duration

    180 Minutes

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Standard Ticket $49/43€

  • Booking

    Instant Confirmation

From: 43.00


Are you tired of traditional city sightseeing and boring
walking tours?

Then this is the tour for you! 

At the beginning of the tour, your local guide will show you how to use a vintage Polaroid camera.

We then help you find the very best angles to create your own meaningful photo souvenirs! No previous photography knowledge needed!

On your walking tour, you’ll see some of the capital’s most famous sights, like the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol but also a few things that might surprise you about Washington, DC.

You will discover why Polaroid photography is still important in this digital age, when we are used to having endless pictures available at our fingertips.

While many of your photos gather “digital” dust on your phone or camera, with us, you will create tangible souvenirs of your trip.

Slow down and experience the city in a whole new way. Look at the scene in front of you, carefully frame your shot, and capture a meaningful moment on a Polaroid picture.



    • Choose the number of tickets
    • Choose a date
    • Choose a time
    • Choose your add-ons
    • Press the „Book now” button.
    • You will be redirected for CHECKOUT to the CART 
  • Payment options:
    • Direct Bank Transfer (SOFORT)
    • Credit Cards (Stripe)
    • PayPal
  • Cut-Off Times: Tours can be booked online up until 24 hrs. prior the scheduled departure time.
  • Short-Term Inquiries: If you like to join a tour within 24 hrs. to the departure just drop us a line. We try to make it happen: washington@instant.tours
  • Private Tours: You want to book a tour but cannot find a suitable date? Inquire via e-mail and we will try scheduling one.

If you have questions, call us at +1 (540) 416 1346 or write an email to washington@instant.tours

We have planned a great tour for you. Exploring Washington, DC, you’ll see:

  • The White House
  • Treasury Building
  • Freedom Plaza
  • The Old Post Office
  • African American History and Culture Museum
  • The Washington Monument
  • The National Mall
  • The Capitol
  • The Smithsonian Castle
  • and a lot more!


  • Standard Ticket includes vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film with eight pictures worth 19 EUR (about US$ 23)
  • No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film. Perfect for someone who wants to use their own camera or accompany someone on the tour

Meeting Point

  • Address: Farragut Square, south side of Admiral Farragut Statue (I St and 17th, NW)
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.


About 180 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Departure Times

Mornings, daily except Saturdays. Please check the tour calendar for details.

Group Size

No minimum group size. Average maximum group size is eight.


The tour is operated in English.


  • Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera for the duration of the trip
  • 1 Pack of Polaroid Originals instant film with eight pictures worth 19 EUR (about US$ 23)
  • Introduction to instant photography
  • English speaking personal photo guide. Your guide is a local who is happy to answer questions you have about Washington, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more. But please be aware of the fact that our tours are focusing on experiencing the city through the lens of one of our Polaroid cameras and are not classic sightseeing tours.

Not Included

  • The No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation & Refund

  • Cancellations: If you have to change or cancel a tour please let us know as soon as possible. Just write an email to booking@instant.tours. Within 48 hours prior your booked tours departure, we will refund you with the total amount paid.
  • Short-term cancellations (less than 48 hours before the tour’s departure): We will try to reschedule the tour with you. If we aren’t able to do so, a short-term cancellation will result in full payment of the agreed tour price for the scheduled time.
  • Changes: If you want to change the date and/or time of your trip you must contact us as soon as possible in writing at booking@instant.tours. We will try to reschedule your trip with you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this, as changes are subject to availability at the time.
  • Bad Weather: If weather conditions are really bad and the tour is cancelled for that reason, we will inform you via e-mail and/or telephone beforehand. If we can’t reach you the tour guide will be at the meeting point to discuss further steps. If the tour you booked got cancelled due to bad weather we will reschedule it for you and in case that doesn’t work for you we will give you full refund.
  • For details please view our Terms and Conditions here.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Washington DC

We meet at the Farragut Square, south side of Admiral Farragut Statue (I St and 17th, NW). This is where you’ll find your guide (having a Polaroid camera around his or her neck).

Address: 912 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time.

Ending Point

Your tour ends at the Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle), 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW. There, we will review your pictures, answer your questions about what to do in Washington, DC, recommend places to eat, and give tips on what to see and where to go.



“We really had a great time! Our guide led us through a very well thought tour of the city and taking Polaroid pictures was extremely exciting.”
Fabio, Italy


“This was, by far, our favorite activity during our time in the city. Loved to show the vintage style pictures to my family and friends!”
Callie, USA


“I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I am a student and found the tour to be exceptionally well priced.“
Cassidy, Ireland