Washington DC Day Trip From New York - New York City

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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.
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  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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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.
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Inclusions for Washington DC Day Trip From New York

  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Admission to Arlington Cemetery
  • Free Wifi on bus only
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Exclusions for Washington DC Day Trip From New York

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

A moderate amount of walking is involved

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

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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1455 reviews by the users

  • Amazing

  • When booking this tour, I only wanted to see the Abraham Lincoln statue and was not phased about anything else. However, this tour exceeded my expectations. The guides were very knowledgeable and made me want to know more about Washington. Washington is a beautiful district and it was nice to sit and eat some lunch in the park. This tour is not to be missed, the tour is as described.
    Even if you are only interested 1 thing on this tour, it is worth it because I am sure you love it all.

  • Remarkable trip. Both tour guides were excellent and knowledgeable. The day passed in a controlled way with every activity explain in a professional way. I can not fault my experience and would clearly recommend this trip to anyone. From start to finish, my expectations were met, well done to all concerned.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Good option if you only have few days in NYC. Covered all key places. Bit rushed but that's expected due to travel time.

  • From the initial booking through viator.com, I really liked the overview, schedule and pricing. That being said, once paid I looked at a few Google reviews for Gray Line Visitor's Center the poor reviews left me a little apprehensive, however I needn't have worried as this tour is not Gray Line New York Sightseeing, it is Empire Vacation Tours. I left my hotel at 6am, walked across to Gray Line Visitor's Center arrived at 6:25am. I was greeted by a member of staff, asked what language / tour I was going on and directed to a coach. The coach was spacious, comfortable, had WiFi and power outlets USB to help power devices.

    We left 11mins late at 7:11am as 1 person hadn't arrived. That person never showed up but it was nice to know that they would sacrifice a few minutes for someone who may be running a little late. Our guide Okai I hope I spelt his name right was knowledgable, very helpful and up beat. Someone who certainly appeared to enjoy each moment and that was infectious.

    The journey time from NY to Washington DC takes about 4hrs 30mins including 2 stops. We stopped part way at a Delaware Service Station for a comfort break, and another stop for a driver change. Tour guide correctly advised going forward there is very limited eating options and so if you'd like to get sandwiches, drinks etc... do so. I did and it was a great pro tip.

    We arrived at our 1st stop Arlington National Cemetery at exactly midday. Once again our guide provided good/accurate information fact checked via wifi when on the coach alongside witty insights and personal opinions at each of the following stops. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial / Washington Monument, Korean War Veterans Memorial, The White House, National Air and Space Museum and Capital Building.

    Whilst the coach drives through DC you get good views of multiple iconic places i.e The Pentagon, Old Post Office Pavilion, National Museum of African American History and Culture plus many others. We left just after 4.30pm and arrived back in NY around 9.15pm. It was certainly a long day but a fun one. A trip to remember.

    I would certainly recommend this day trip to anyone but know that it will be a long day. Be prepared to see a lot and not have 5 star eating outlets for that day. Bring a packed lunch or buy sandwiches at the comfort stop in Delaware should you not want fast food. But rest assured you will have enough time to see everything that is at the core of what makes Washington DC such a iconic spot.

    I rate this 4 stars as my only criticism was the in coach movie. Legally Blonde 2...come on!!! Please give us another film that includes DC....

  • Great trip and knowledgeable guide

  • A realy nice tour. We had an exelent guide o Kai . Easy to understand . Unfortunatly i rained all Day, but We saw all the places We were Promised.

  • Loved it! Whistle stop tour but definitely worth the long day. Great guide too.

  • Loved the tour!Amazing to be able to see the White House.

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