New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Rail

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New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Rail

From US$ 374.99 per person

Amtrak down from New York to Washington DC and enjoy a hop on hop off tour, which will take you and plenty of free time to explore on your own. Train fare, the bus tour and a 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe are all included.

About this activity

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Duration 18 hours
Starting times 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM
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  • Travel from New York to Washington DC by train
  • Enjoy lunch with VIP seating at Hard Rock Cafe
  • See the sights of Washington DC on a hop-on hop-off tour
Full description
Make your way to Pennsylvania Station in New York City for a rail trip to Washington. Take a seat on Amtrak's rail cars with a hot beverage and a book and relax. By late morning you'll be in Union Station in Washington DC, ready for a wonderful day of shopping, sightseeing and dining. If you're hungry, have a bite at the station or make your way over to Hard Rock Cafe for your included Priority Seating 2-course lunch. Otherwise, do lunch later, grab a muffin at the station and right outside is your double-decker bus waiting to take you on a wonderful tour of what makes Washington such an important city. Hop-on and off at any of the stops to enjoy the multitude of museums and monuments in the US capital. Visit the National Archives, containing a signed Declaration of Independence, or any of the many Smithsonian Museums including the National Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of Natural History. Check out Madame Tussauds, the National Holocaust Museum, the International Spy Museum and more. The list is endless! For history buffs, visit Arlington National cemetery, Vietnam Memorial or Ford's Theater, the theater where President Lincoln was assassinated. Save some time to return in the late afternoon to Union Station and walk around to view this magnificent 1908 station saved from demolition in the 1980s. After a day of Washington DC sightseeing, board an Amtrak train for a return back to New York City in the evening.
  • Round-trip rail tickets
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Lunch with VIP seating at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Admissions (other than stated)
  • Transportation (other than stated)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Amtrak Penn Station New York (on your own)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Please note that this tour is self-led
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel
  • In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • All travelers must bring a government issued photo ID or passport
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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  • Safety
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  • Service
    4.5 / 5
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Great day

Everything was perfect

September 28, 2019

Day trip at your leisure

Traveling by train is pleasant, the company trains are really comfortable! We enjoyed visiting Washington as we wished. Only small false note, the menu offered at Hard Rock Cafe ... We would have eaten better at Mcdo ...

March 7, 2019

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