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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
- 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


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.


Departure point:

Gray Line Visitor's Center

Departure time:



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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Brian was a wonderful tour guide so much knowledge and charisma. The government shutdown was on so we didn't get to see everything. But still an enjoyable day.

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Gary B

A very long day but worth every dollar, good tour guide and 2 drivers who changed on the Delaware border.We saw all the sites in Washington and had plenty of time to visit the Smithsonian museums.Plenty of scheduled breaks at appropriate times.

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this trip This trip is great for people who have just one day to see Washington DC, it can be challenging and tiring

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Left NYC at 7am and returned at 9pm, and had a great experience seeing all of the major historical sights in DC. Our guide, Jonathan, was informative, interesting and did a great job keeping us on track. He shared many historical facts as we traveled. I would definitely recommend this trip if you only have 1 day to visit DC.

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I did this tour during a week long trip to NYC. This was a very long day as I was at the Gray Line Visitor Centre at about 6:15am. My hotel was only a few minutes walk so that helped.
A representative came and directed me where to wait. The tour leader seemed very knowledgeable and was quite engaging.
We did have some rest stops along the way. Overall got to see the main places, such as Arlington cemetery, the White House, Capitol Hill. Also passed through a number of states such as Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland on the way. One thing is that it did rain heavily in DC for a couple of hours.
On the way back I got a great view of the Manhattan skyline at night. I got back to NYC at approximately 10pm. Overall this trip is definitely worth doing.

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Amelia P

Excellent trip the guide Peter was brilliant and very knowledgeable long trip but definitely worth it

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Russell R

Excellent. Short but worth it.learned a lot. Our tour guide Eddie was knowledgable. Weather was a bit hot but did not mind it at all. The second driver was kind of rough. The first driver was better

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Annette F

Hit the main highlights in Washington. Our guide Z very good, and pace between venues good. Information what it should be, ie informative. Due to the length of trip, exchange of bus drivers occurred. The reason for the four rating is the second bus driver was dreadful. Jerked all the way to Washington and back to Delaware. Was glad for the second exchange. Given the length of the bus time I felt the bus could have been a bit more accomading and tempted to score 3. However Z’s commentry and no fuss attitude kept the four rating.

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Georsadd G

was just okay

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Eleanor J

I would stay far away from this tour if you have kiddos. It's an excruciatingly long day, 645am-10pm. Our guide was subpar and did not seem personable or try to get to know us at all. He just kept repeating the same thing over and over again. The stops are short and chaotic and extremely packed. About 10ish hours of driving so really tough on everyone by the end. We saw a lot but would not do this again.


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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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