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From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour

Product ID: 9091
Visit Philadelphia and Washington DC, and experience the lifestyle of the Amish people in Lancaster County on this 2-day tour from New York. Explore the famous sights in these 2 large US cities before enjoying an authentic buggy ride in the Amish country.
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Duration: 2 days
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  • Explore Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfert Alley on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia
  • Visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square, and Constitution Hall in the historic center of Philadelphia
  • See the famous “Rocky Steps”
  • See Capitol Hill, the Senate, and the White House in Washington DC
  • Visit the Air and Space Museum and the Lincoln, Washington, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials
  • See the changing of the guard at the Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy family grave site
  • Experience the lifestyle of the Amish people in Lancaster County
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On this 2-day tour from New York you will travel to Philadelphia, the Amish country and Washington DC.

Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC

Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) and more. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county, home of the Amish people. Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service or appliances. After the ride, visit the marketplace where you can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC. Stay overnight at Wyndham Garden, Washington DC

Day 2: Washington – Amish Country – New York

Start the day with a visit to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy family grave site. Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, depart north for an evening arrival in New York.
  • Entrance fees
  • 1-nights' hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel taxes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned van or bus
  • Sightseeing tour of Philadelphia and Washington DC
  • Amish buggy ride
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Gray Line Visitors Center at Port Authority Bus Terminal 42nd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.) at 6:30 AM.

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• Free Wi-Fi is provided on all buses (not vans)
• Due to security a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery
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From £275.96 £248.37 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 89 reviews

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  • Value for money
    4 / 5
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The United States are not just around the corner (obviously I am referring to those who live in Italy). For this, I wanted to see as many places as possible once I arrived in New York. The two-day trip offers the opportunity to see the city of Philadelphia, Amish Village (both in one day) and Washington (in the second day). The American capital, much quieter, cleaner than the chaotic but fascinating New York, is a city full of history, monuments and museums that are definitely worth visiting. Our guide, James, a polyglot Brazilian guy, was very knowledgeable in telling us and guiding us. The visits to the various places were fairly short and quick (unfortunately also the breaks), but this was because they wanted to show us as many places as possible. In fact, in one day we were able to see the main things in Washington.

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September 7, 2019

Absolutely fantastic

We’ve done a few bus tours now but this was by far our favourite. Stefano the guide was knowledgeable, friendly and organised. Our bus driver Devon was great too, getting us everywhere on time and making it a really comfortable journey. Stefano speaks both Italian and English and the two other nationalities, Japanese and Iranian, had their own guides too. It made it feel like a nice, exclusive experience because we were small groups and he made sure we were all close so we could hear well. Each of the stops and points of interest were exactly what you would want to stop off and see in the time we had. Despite it being a whirlwind trip, nothing felt too rushed and equally it didn’t feel like we stopped for an unnecessarily long time either. Our only criticism if pushed is that the hotel stopover is quite far from anything. We thought it would be in DC so we could explore that evening but it’s technically in Maryland so eating options are extremely limited. Worth paying for cab to DC.

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July 17, 2018

good, one area for showing was close, didn't replace it with some other place

September 3, 2019

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Product ID: 9091