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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 accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
- 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
- Due to security, there is no entry to the White House
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund


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, Independence Ave SW 600 Independence Ave SW, 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:

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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Thomas S

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 !

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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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Thoroughly enjoyed this trip and especially our tour guide, Bruno. He was very knowledgeable and shared helpful tips with us. Keeping a large group of diverse people together for 14 hours (encountered an accident which delayed our trip) was a challenge in itself. Saw everything we hoped to see.

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Evi L

This was our first trip to Washington and it was so much fun ! We really didnt feel the hours of journey thanks to our tour guide "Bruno" he was the best made the trip feel so light and enjoyable for all. Special thanks to Bruno who was so informative about American history and with jokes flowing in ;) Truly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see almost everything in a day and at ease :)

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Washington trip was amazing, absolutely great , lovely guide Brian Montgomery , tell us and show us everything about Washington.. great organisation
If u think about take a trip , just choose this one , you will love it
Thank you for our trip

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Scott Tyson R

This tour was a perfect snapshot of Washington, facilitated by the tour guide (Ben - Freelance Tour Guide) who was outstanding! His knowledge was impressive and he really made the day! The bus drivers were very safe with the journey both ways comfortable and uneventful. We were lucky with our tour guide and very happy with the day overall. We will use this company again based on the experience.

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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.

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Mats S

A long and exciting day with many new impressions to take home.Exciting, fun but difficult bus trip.

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Elizabeth G

This tour whilst advertised as all day 11-13 hours we departed on the dot of 7am and didn’t return until 9.30pm. It is a long trip to do in a day but 14.5 hours was a bit too long. Apart from this, the guide was great and we visited all the major places. The only other thing was we had no WiFi all the way home from DC.

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Kay F D

Enjoyed seeing the sites and everything that was advertised was covered but we were dissappointed with the tour guide. We could hear her on the coach but at the sites she was unable to be heard properly and made no effort to wait until we all gathered close aroung her. It was unfortunate that it rained heavily at Arlington. We noticed that other tour guides were organised with ponchos for their tourists but our guide was reluctant even to let us go into the tourist shop to buy our own ponchos until we all insisted. She was not very caring. It just goes to show how a poor guide can spoil a good tour. All of the other tours we booked through Viator were excellent.


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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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