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Stop At: Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York, 777 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-7009
Departing from New York and heading south, pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving at Washington DC's Capitol Hill. Here, your tour will start with a stop at Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK's gravesite.
Next, head further into Washington to see the Capitol, Senate, and White House, the heart of the US government. Your tour then continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials for exploration and pictures.
Late in the afternoon, you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington for an early-evening arrival back in New York City.
Please Note: This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, Capitol, and Senate for commentary and photo ops. However, please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues. In the event of this occurring, your 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 20002
This 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
777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
11 to 13 hours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
It was an an amazing tour to Washington DC. Everything ran like clockwork and was well planned. The tour guide was Jonathan was very knowledgeable and shared the rich history of American Independence, the founding fathers, the civil war, Arlington and Washington DC. It was an awesome tour and enjoyed by the whole family.
It is a big day, lots to see so an early start and late finish. For hubby and I this was the perfect 'whistle stop' tour of all the important and historic places that DC has to offer. Our guide had amazing knowledge as she conversed in both English and German. Just the right amount of information. Pick up and drop off was easy and there were stops for refreshments. Highly recommend.
The day trip was pleasant and cheerful.
We saw the highlights you need to see in Washington DC.
We had enough time to take our pictures.
The drivers/guides were friendly.
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 !
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.
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.
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 :)
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
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.
It's a very long and packed tour, but that's the reason I picked this, trying to see the most within a very limited time, expect every stop to be extremely rushed. I was a bit worried before going since I read some comments saying it's a combined tour with same tour guide catering several groups speaking different languages, my tour had English/German/Japanese, but I think the tour guide handled fine, I didn't feel left out. We're left at the Air Museum for 2hrs but the museum was under huge renovation at that time and most part was closed down, we should have warned about this and offered some other alternatives to spend our precious time. Whether the long drive to and from DC worth a day trip really depends how much time you can afford, I'd highly recommend spending more than a few hours here, but I'm happy with the tour anyway.
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.