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From New York: Philadelphia and Washington DC 2-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From New York: Philadelphia and Washington DC 2-Day Tour

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 330 per person

Visit Philadelphia and Washington DC on a 2-day 1-night guided tour from New York. Explore the famous sights in these cities before enjoying an authentic buggy ride in the Amish country.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfert Alley on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia
  • Visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square, and Constitution Hall in the historic center of Philadelphia
  • See the famous “Rocky Steps”
  • See Capitol Hill, the Senate, and the White House in Washington DC
  • Visit the Air and Space Museum(Natural History Museum during Air and Space Renovation) and the Lincoln, Washington, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials
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On this 2-day tour from New York, you will travel to Philadelphia, the Amish country, and Washington DC.

Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC

Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival, you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America), and more.

Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square, and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. 

Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county, home of the Amish people.

Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances.

After the ride, visit the marketplace where you can shop for handmade arts crafts, and products. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC. Stay overnight at Wyndham Garden, Washington DC

Day 2: Washington – Amish Country – New York

Start the day with a visit to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded by famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy family gravesite. 

The next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum or the Natural History Museum when the Air and Space Museum is closed for renovation.

Afterward, visit the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, depart north for an evening arrival in New York.

  • All entry fees
  • 1-nights hotel stay in Washington DC
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel taxes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Sightseeing tour of Philadelphia and Washington DC
  • Live guide
  • Amish buggy ride
  • Tips (optional)
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The Air and Space Museum is temporarily closed for renovation work. During this time, the tour will visit the Natural History Museum instead
  • Free Wi-Fi is provided on all buses (not vans)
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4.3 /5

based on 96 reviews

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The United States are not just around the corner (obviously I am referring to those who live in Italy). For this, I wanted to see as many places as possible once I arrived in New York. The two-day trip offers the opportunity to see the city of Philadelphia, Amish Village (both in one day) and Washington (in the second day). The American capital, much quieter, cleaner than the chaotic but fascinating New York, is a city full of history, monuments and museums that are definitely worth visiting. Our guide, James, a polyglot Brazilian guy, was very knowledgeable in telling us and guiding us. The visits to the various places were fairly short and quick (unfortunately also the breaks), but this was because they wanted to show us as many places as possible. In fact, in one day we were able to see the main things in Washington.

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September 7, 2019

Absolutely fantastic

We’ve done a few bus tours now but this was by far our favourite. Stefano the guide was knowledgeable, friendly and organised. Our bus driver Devon was great too, getting us everywhere on time and making it a really comfortable journey. Stefano speaks both Italian and English and the two other nationalities, Japanese and Iranian, had their own guides too. It made it feel like a nice, exclusive experience because we were small groups and he made sure we were all close so we could hear well. Each of the stops and points of interest were exactly what you would want to stop off and see in the time we had. Despite it being a whirlwind trip, nothing felt too rushed and equally it didn’t feel like we stopped for an unnecessarily long time either. Our only criticism if pushed is that the hotel stopover is quite far from anything. We thought it would be in DC so we could explore that evening but it’s technically in Maryland so eating options are extremely limited. Worth paying for cab to DC.

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July 17, 2018

A great trip with a lot of history of the USA. Mega interesting and super organized

April 29, 2022

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