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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair transportation must be requested in advance
- 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
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Due to security, there is no entry to the White House


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York, 777 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-7009

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, Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211

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: 45 minutes

Stop At: U.S. Capitol, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, DC 20560

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, 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002

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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037

"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: 30 minutes


Departure point:

Gray Line New York, 777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure time:

7:00 AM


11 to 13 hours



Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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it was an amazing trip with an amazing tour guide Eddie...he covered everything on this trip all the details you need to know. Job well done Eddie...your an excellent guide.

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Carole D

Long day but well worth it. Both drivers and tour guides were very good. The day was running behind so only had half hour at the Arlington Cemetary. All other sites were covered with plenty of time to spare

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Kim R

Fantastic trip, saw all the highlights of Washington and had plenty of time to see what we wanted to see

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Elizabeth W

The trip to WASHINGTON DC, was fantastic (the trip - yes) Washington is a fantastic tourist HOTSPOT. would definitely recommend it, BAD POINT came from the bus and boarding chaos at New York Visitor Centre on 8th avenue....walking distance from visitor centre to bus boarding is distant, Buses not properly Identified as to which actual Tour they are intended for, TOUR GUIDES,, especially our 1, was of German decent, and our tour party consisted of English,Spanish and German locals....whereapon he purposely put his COUNTRYMEN and WOMEN on the right hand seating of the bus....and the remainder of us on the left for our transit from New York to Washington DC...only 1 hour into a 7 hour journey to washington did I realise that everything of interest on the journey to washington was Quote ' IF YOU LOOK OUT THE RIGHT WINDOW......followed by ' ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AS WE TRAVEL you will see this that and the other....subsequently all the German nationals got the perfect camera photo as we drove past significant landmarks...and those of us on the LEFT side of the bus had to 'Duck and Swerve' in order to take a fleeting picture of the Back's of Heads of opposite tourists and Seating Headrests''''''' SO favourtism with particular Tour guides was abundantly if you are going to visit WASHINGTON DC, with a VIATOR voucher its the BEST IDEA, as you wont have to Q for ages to get a ticket....BUT WATCH AND LISTEN OUT FOR YOUR TOUR GUIDE....and ours was 'BRUNO' least favourite and untipped guide.......2 days after that we went to NIAGARA FALLS for the 2 day visit - using same visitor centre on 8th Avenue New York...with Eddy....and he was BRILLIANT. All in All we had a fantastic 2 week break in NEW YORK......USA ROCKS......10/10

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Krishnan C

It was very precise trip. Really enjoyed the travel. Very friendly and good guide. I would suggest a museum instead of Arlington memorial

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We stayed in NYC for a few days and took a day tour of the Washington monuments and sightseeing the city.

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Ruth S

Excellent day trip if you have a “to do list” while visiting New York and not a lot of spare days. Probably a bit long and boring for children, better suited to adults and perhaps teenagers with an interest in history. Could probably shorten or ditch the Air and Space Museum and allow more time at Arlington. Bruno was an excellent tour guide, the bus was comfortable with enough pit stops along the way.

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Mor R

This day trip to Washington DC fits those who just want a quick taste of the capital. I felt the visit to the Arlington cemetery was unnecessary and should be replaced with more time for a lunch break and museum visit. Also take into consideration that the drive from NYC to Washington takes around 4 hours, so you'll spent about 8-9 hours of that day on the bus..

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Christina K

There was an amazing amount of interesting attractions to see. Plenty of good facts given to us. Photo opportunities available.

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Carroll F

I did this tour on 6/15/19. The sights in DC were awesome. However, my complaint is that my tour guide would speak in German then say it again in English. I felt like I was on a tour where my tour guide was giving two totally separate tours at the same time. It was confusing, annoying, and I felt short changed. If she was not giving two separate tours, she could have offered even more information and attention to the English speaking group. Nowhere in the description of this tour does it say the tour guide would be doing a English and German tour at the same time. I purchased the English tour! There was a specific option for that at booking! I would not do this tour again because of this issue. Do visit DC, but use a vendor that does the tour only in your language! Also, please realize this tour is from 7 am- 10 pm.


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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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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