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Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 169 per person

Explore the political center of the world on this day trip from New York to Washington, D.C. Visit the White House, the Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and see the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese


6 hours
  • New York City

  • 4 hours
  • Breakfast, break

  • Washington, DC

  • White House (photo stop)

  • United States Capitol (photo stop)

  • Lincoln Memorial

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • 4 hours
  • Washington, DC

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
  • Admire the Capitol Hill and the Capitol, the White House and the Senate
  • Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Pause at the the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials
  • Commemorate at the Arlington National Cemetery
  • Drive past the Washington Monument
Full description

Discover the political center of the world on a full-day trip to the Capital City of Washington DC. See the iconic buildings of Capitol Hill and visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Depart from central New York and head south to Washington in comfortable air-conditioned buses or minivans. Pass through New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation's capital.

Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and stand at the Kennedy family gravesite. Continue to Capitol Hill, and see the Capitol, Senate, and White House. Learn about the buildings and their functions in the US government.

Arrive at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, embark on a panoramic city tour before your departure back to New York.

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

In front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal building on 42nd Street (between 8th and 9th ave) at 6:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Free Wifi is provided on all buses. This service is not available on the vans
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1235 reviews

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We opted for the trip in German, but we received an email 1 day before that the German tour guide was ill. However, we were offered to take part in the English one or to postpone it to 3 days later. We chose English and it was great. Our tour guide Chris did a great job and we were enriched with lots of information. Since it was Memorial Day that day, we had to wait a little at the cemetery, for example, which was worth it because we were able to meet the President. Also, you couldn't see the white house as usual. Nevertheless, it was a successful day.

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May 31, 2022

Excellent tour, being able to know the main points of the American capital was very good. Highlight for our guide José Luis, who was doing the tour speaking in Spanish and Portuguese. José is very experienced and has a very good resourcefulness. To Brazilians who want to know Washington I highly recommend the tour with him. And get ready, because every cm gives. City has a history.

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May 23, 2022

The trip was great. For the short time in DC you saw a lot and took a lot with you, but it wasn't stressful. Our German travel companion Jutta did a great job, explained everything to us and we had a lot of fun together. We were able to see a lot and had enough time to take photos and eat something. The bus ride was great. The bus drivers drove great and the time went by super fast because you could rest and get information about the cities you passed.

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May 6, 2022

Product ID: 8915