Day trip

New York City: Full-Day Washington DC City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc
Day trip

New York City: Full-Day Washington DC City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 169 per person


Explore the political center of the world on this day trip from New York to Washington, D.C. Visit the White House, the Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and see the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.

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Duration 14 hours
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6 hours
  • New York City

  • 4 hours
  • Break, breakfast

  • Washington, DC

  • White House, Washington (photo stop)

  • United States Capitol, Washington DC (photo stop)

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • 4 hours
  • New York City

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Admire the Capitol Hill and the Capitol, the White House and the Senate
  • Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Pause at the the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials
  • Commemorate at the Arlington National Cemetery
  • Drive past the Washington Monument
Full description

Discover the political center of the world on a full-day trip to the Capital City of Washington DC. See the iconic buildings of Capitol Hill and visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Depart from central New York and head south to Washington in comfortable air-conditioned buses or minivans. Pass through New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation's capital.

Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and stand at the Kennedy family gravesite. Continue to Capitol Hill, and see the Capitol, Senate, and White House. Learn about the buildings and their functions in the US government.

Arrive at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, embark on a panoramic city tour before your departure back to New York.

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal building on 42nd Street (between 8th and 9th ave) at 6:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Free Wifi is provided on all buses. This service is not available on the vans
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1415 reviews

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The tour, due to the distance, was fast paced. It is not enough to see in a half a day tour ( excluding the hours on the road) to see at least the most important landmarks in Arlington and Washington. Also, the stop at Biden Center, an expensive place, could be switched to 7/11

February 21, 2023

It’s true that sometimes you don’t have much time for all the attractions but it was worth it. As first time in DC, for getting to know the city this is the best choice ! Thanks Bryan you were spectacular !! Your passion is really palpable . The return trip with the view of the Manhattan skyline, Frank Sinastra on the background… it was magical!

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September 12, 2022

The bus was clean and comfortable. Our Guide, Bryan, was very informative about the locations we visited and pointing out highlights for photo taking while the bus was in motion. The drivers drove safely to the locations. I would liked to have had 5 to 10 minutes more at the locations and to have arrived back at closer to 9:00 p.m. We arrived 40 minutes before our estimated return time which could have given us the 5 to 10 minutes more at the sites. Overall the trip was fantastic and I highly recommend this tour service to others planning to take a day tour to Washington DC. I will use them again on my next visit to New York. I got my monies worth and I was comfortable with the price I paid.

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September 10, 2022

Product ID: 8915