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Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

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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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese

Experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • New York City

  • 4 hours
  • Breakfast, break

  • Washington, DC

  • White House (photo stop)

  • United States Capitol (photo stop)

  • Lincoln Memorial

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • 4 hours
  • Washington, DC

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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 1199 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was a great day from beginning to end and the trip exceeded my expectations. It is a long way but the coach was comfortable and our guide provided just the right amount of information on the way and it was fascinating to see how much the scenery changed enroute. Once we got to Washington it was all very smooth and we were really happy with the time spent at each place and the thoughtful explanations and background information provided. Would definitely recommend this trip to others. We got so much more out of the day than we would have done if we tried to do it ourselves, not least because of the distances between the monuments. Before we went we had some concerns about the time travelling but that turned out to be an attraction in itself - and it gave our legs a rest as it came in the middle of a hectic few days exploring NYC.

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April 30, 2022

The itinerary was good and the guide Okai was perfect. We left NYC close to 7 am and were back at 9pm. Though the 9 hour bus trip is a bit tiring but the impressions definitely got over it. The only thing Id like to improve is to have a bit more free time there explore the city.

December 31, 2021

Listen, this trip is worth Every Single Penny Spent!!! Our tour guide (Moises) was excellent in every way! He had a Great sense of humor and was very knowledgable. He gave us info about each state that we visited/drove through. We started with New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland then Washington...I think that's the correct order. Either way, the information passed on was very memorable and exciting at the same time. I learned A LOT on this tour. It was very well planned out and organized. It seems rushed but that's the point to be able to take everything all in. I was able to capture tons of photos at each destination.

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August 7, 2021

Product ID: 8915