Washington DC Day Trip From New York - New York City

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Overview

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.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions for Washington DC Day Trip From New York

  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Admissionto Arlington Cemetery
  • Free Wifi on bus only

Exclusions for Washington DC Day Trip From New York

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

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

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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  • enjoyed every minute the guide was so professional efficient and personable all we could have wished for and more WASHINGTONAMAZING this was our first trip to NEW YORK and WASHINGTON we will certainly be back and head straight for our next tour dates

  • Good tour

  • Great introduction to Washington, Via NYC Would visit again.
    Claudia I think her name is...very pleasant and knowledgeable.
    Have recommended trip already to others.

  • This is an excellent tour. Originally I did this in June 2015 but never got round to posting a review. However, I did enjoy the tour enough to book it again which I did last month. The second tour was even better as the operator has improved the itinerary. The first time we went it included a stop at Madame Tussaud's which is fine except nobody goes DC to visit Madame Tussauds! This has now been replaced by a stop at Arlington cemetery and JFK's grave which is a massive improvement. The tour is well run and both guides were absolutely fantastic. On the most recent trip we were disappointed as the tour guide said there would be a cordon around the White House due to the there being a function there. However, this worked out better as the first time we visited the White House it was impossible to get nice pictures as it was too crowded but the small cordon they had around the perimeter actually allowed us to take much better photos of this iconic building.

  • Coming from Hawaii with only a sort time in New York we wanted a our that could cover the highlights of New York. We found that with Viator. We are planning another trip and plan to use Viator again for that city. I recommend Viator for their professionalism and organized tours.

  • A really great trip, we got to see all the sights and get much more done than we could of done if we went on our own. Only comment is that there wasn't time/good food options on the way. More information up front, so we could have brought a meal with us would have helped.

  • Fantastic trip. Ben tour guide very informed and easy to listen to. Day was well planned out and we saw more than we hoped for. Just be warned it was just gone 10 pm when we got back to New York. So it is a very long day but well worth doing. Will definitely do some more trips with this company.

  • On the tour website it says you’ll be back in New York for 8:00pm but we arrived back at 9:55 making it a 15 hour trip with only 5 hours in Washington.

    The trip should leave at 5am for you to get more time in Washington as there is a lot to see and do.
    The Martin Luther King Monument is not include

  • We did get to see most of the itinerary plus an extra, but our main bucket list reason for this trip was Arlington Cemetery, which could not be accessed due to a marathon being run in Washington that day... I would have liked to have been informed of this so we could have booked for another day during our stay. We enjoyed the trip, but we were very disappointed.

  • This was a truly marvellous experience. Americans have every good reason to be proud of their capital. The guide was fantastic, but then he had a lot to talk about and show us. For visitors I believe the impact of seeing Capital Hill and Arlington Cemetery, especially the Korean showpiece, overwhelm the observer, far more than any movie can dispel. This is a trip well worth sitting on your bottom for 8 hours.

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