1. United States
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Old City, Philadelphia

Washington DC to Philadelphia Day Trip by Rail

Product ID: 61220
What do Edgar Allan Poe and Benjamin Franklin have in common? Both made Philadelphia their home. Your day trip from Washington DC to Philadelphia includes round-trip train tickets, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, and lunch!
About this ticket
Duration: 18 hours
Printed voucher required
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Enjoy a wonderful getaway day for couples and families
  • Customize your tour
  • Find out more about the city of brotherly love
Full description
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, welcomes you on a special one-day visit. Depart on the early train from Washington DC Amtrak and you'll be at Philadelphia's 30th Street station in under 2 hours, just blocks away from some of the most iconic historic sites in America. 

Join a hop-on hop-off tour for access to many points of interest in and around the city. Visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Carpenter House, and other historic sites. Or visit some of the wonderful museums in the area including the new National Constitution Center and the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of the oldest churches and synagogues are in the historic area as well. If history isn't your thing, visit the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum, the famed Barnes Foundation museum and so much more. 

Take a load off your feet for an hour or two by having an included 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock cafe with Priority Seating.

After a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing, walk around historic 30th Street rail station and enjoy some coffee and pastries before your relaxing rail trip back to Washington DC.
  • Round Trip rail tickets
  • Admission for Hop Hop Off Sightseeing
  • VIP seating program + Lunch at Hard Rock cafe
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation (other than stated)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Alcohol (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Amtrak Union Station Washington, on your own

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Important information
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability. A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and children must be accompanied by Adult. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Please contact call 212 512 0515 with the following info for each guest; first and last name as it appears on government documents such as driver's license or passport, email, and phone number.

Please wear seasonally correct clothing and comfortable shoes.
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Instead of making your people find their own way, explain about the trains & how to get to Independence Mall. We used our Amtrak tickets to board the train to get to Jefferson Station, but could have gone all the way to 5th St to get our tickets if we had just known. We spent 2 hours just trying to figure out how to get there to exchange our vouchers for tickets. We had to go to two bus areas to exchange them. We saw three stops because we ended up not having enough time to take the whole tour, to be sure we got back to 30th Street Station in time to catch our train back to DC after visiting Independence Hall and Betsy Ross House, and eating lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. We did not see much of Philly for this reason, and feel we got cheated out of our tour cost because the company didn't really offer the information needed to make our tour successful.

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August 15, 2019

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Product ID: 61220