Capital Region Audio Guides

Inspire your travel planning with our audio guide tours of the Capital Region USA.
The White House, Washington, DC
The White House in Washington, DC (Photo courtesy
The Newseum is an interactive museum dedicated to the history of media.
Segway tour in Annapolis, MD
Segway tour of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland (Photo courtesy Visit Annapolis)
Sunrise over Annapolis, Maryland
City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland (Photo courtesy Bob Peterson)
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia
Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia
The White House, Washington, DC
Segway tour in Annapolis, MD
Sunrise over Annapolis, Maryland
Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia

Our audio travel guides present you with some remarkable sounds and incredible atmosphere to help set the stage for your next visit to Capital Region USA. Take a listen and start your own list of “must see” attractions to visit across Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

These English-languge podcast guides were made by BBC journalist Tim Richards, who podcasts globally at

Please note: Podcasts were recorded in 2013. Please visit destination and attraction websites to confirm current visitor information. 

Powerful Moments in Washington, DC

In this set of three guides to Washington, DC we cover the White House and US Capitol. Travel across the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery to visit the Kennedy grave sites; tour the Smithsonian Museums, International Spy Museum and the thought provoking Newseum; and discover the best neighbourhoods for shopping, dining and nightlife. All three parts of the tour run close to thirty minutes. 

International visitors wishing to tour the White House should contact your home country’s embassy in Washington, DC to schedule a tour.

Powerful Moments in Washington, DC, Part 1

Powerful Moments in Washington, DC, Part 2

Powerful Moments in Washington, DC, Part 3

Annapolis, America’s Sailing Capital

Located on the Chesapeake Bay, historic Annapolis, Maryland is home to the US Naval Academy and briefly served as the US capital before Washington, DC. On this tour you'll visit a local deli where everyone pledges allegiance to the US flag each morning, walk the historic streets with Squire Fred in 18th century character, tour the Naval Academy, eat and drink in waterside restaurants, sail a schooner on the Severn River, and learn to tour the city by Segway. The two tours run to around one hour total.

Annapolis, America's Sailing Capital, Part 1

Annapolis, America's Sailing Capital, Part 2

Find your Passion in Virginia

This tour of Virginia takes in the beautiful Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah National Park, world-class vineyards at Barboursville and in Rappahannock County, Civil War battlefields around Fredericksburg, and the marvelous homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison at Monticello and Montpelier. We also visit two fine country B&Bs and a whisky distillery. The two tours run to just under an hour.

Find your Passion in Virginia, Part 1

Find your Passion in Virginia, Part 2