Washington DC Day Trip From New York City - Washington D. C.

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    W 42nd St & Port Authority Terminal, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New york city. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the free" as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York, New york city, New York

Beginning in New York heading south, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Your tour will begin with a stop to Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK's gravesite. Move further into Washington DC and you'll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials for exploring and pictures.
Late in the afternoon you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New york city.
Please Note: This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, the Capitol and the Senate for commentary and picture taking. However please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. In the event of this occurring, tour will be adjusted accordingly.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: U.S. Capitol, Washington DC, District of Columbia

The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.

Pass By: White House, Washington DC, District of Columbia

One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.

Stop At: National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, District of Columbia

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia

This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia

"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Washington Monument, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C

Duration: 1 hour


Professional tour guide

Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus

Free Wifi on bus only

Entry/Admission - National Air and Space Museum



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Wheelchair accessible

Due to security, there is no entry to the White House

Depending on the rules on the day, sometimes a stop can be made for photographs from outside the fence

Stop at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is approximately 1.5-hours

For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted

Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages

Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling

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  • 16-Mar-2020

    Tour guide was Bruno very knowledgable and great to DC plenty of time to see all the famous landmarks .only little thing was he had to explain everything in German and English must of been more annoying for him

  • 11-Mar-2020

    Fantastic trip right from the word go, bang on time, really nice coach. Well organised, Jonathon the tour guide was exceptional and very hard working. The weather made it even more enjoyable sat in Washington having an ice cream.
    Really would recommend the trip you get to see all the sites shame the water was switched if at the Lincoln memorial (or Forest Gump memorial if you watched the movie.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Really enjoyed this day trip to D.C. Good amount of time to explore and take photos. Tour guide Brian was excellent and kept us all informed and entertained! Would recommend to anyone visiting NY.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    It was an an amazing tour to Washington DC. Everything ran like clockwork and was well planned. The tour guide was Jonathan was very knowledgeable and shared the rich history of American Independence, the founding fathers, the civil war, Arlington and Washington DC. It was an awesome tour and enjoyed by the whole family.

  • 02-Dec-2019

    It is a big day, lots to see so an early start and late finish. For hubby and I this was the perfect 'whistle stop' tour of all the important and historic places that DC has to offer. Our guide had amazing knowledge as she conversed in both English and German. Just the right amount of information. Pick up and drop off was easy and there were stops for refreshments. Highly recommend.

  • 20-Nov-2019

    The day trip was pleasant and cheerful.
    We saw the highlights you need to see in Washington DC.
    We had enough time to take our pictures.
    The drivers/guides were friendly.

  • 23-Oct-2019

    well organised and the guide gave a lot of interesting information. Despite of raining cats and dogs (which of course is beyond the control of the organizer :-) ) the trip was worth to do !

  • 21-Oct-2019

    I will say that this bus trip from New York to Washington DC was well worth the money. So many facts and history were shared and this was a once in a lifetime trip to be able to see all of this in one day. My negative regarding the tour was our tour guide Eddie, I am sorry that I wasn't French as he seemed to explain everything and more to the French passengers and totally ignore the test of the bus. I was very disappointed that Eddie didn't interact with the other passengers as he did with the French passengers. I would not recommend Eddie for future tours unless his customer service to all patrons changes. This was our first trip to New York and Washington DC and was very unhappy with how we were treated.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    It's a very long and packed tour, but that's the reason I picked this, trying to see the most within a very limited time, expect every stop to be extremely rushed. I was a bit worried before going since I read some comments saying it's a combined tour with same tour guide catering several groups speaking different languages, my tour had English/German/Japanese, but I think the tour guide handled fine, I didn't feel left out. We're left at the Air Museum for 2hrs but the museum was under huge renovation at that time and most part was closed down, we should have warned about this and offered some other alternatives to spend our precious time. Whether the long drive to and from DC worth a day trip really depends how much time you can afford, I'd highly recommend spending more than a few hours here, but I'm happy with the tour anyway.

  • 11-Oct-2019

    Very long day, plus 1.5 hr traffic accident delay, but still well worth it. Guide Bruno excellent in explaining times, history and current data. Would recommend.

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