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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

  • Travel to Washington DC from New York City without renting a car
  • See popular US attractions during this Washington DC tour 
  • Stay entertained on the ride with free onboard Wi-Fi
Washington DC Day Trip from New York
From US$169.00
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Getting from New York City to Washington DC, about a five hour’s drive, can be expensive and troublesome on your own. Skip the hassle with this Washington DC tour, perfect for those with only a day to spend in the US capital. The trip includes round-trip transport and entrance to Arlington Cemetery. It also takes you to the highlights, such as memorials, monuments, and Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

What to Expect

After you get picked up in NYC for this Washington DC tour, sit back and relax on the ride to the US capital city. Your vehicle has onboard Wi-Fi and air conditioning to keep you cool on hot days. You can also watch as Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland pass by.

Once you arrive in the District of Columbia, your guide takes you to Arlington Cemetery, where admission is included with your tour price. Roam the grounds, and catch sight of JFK’s grave.

Then, hop back in your vehicle for a ride around the city to see its main attractions, including Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Your tour ends with drop-off back in New York City.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience, nice tour

We travelled from NYC to Washington DC. It was a great experience. Our tourguide Eddy was very funny, and had great knowledge. We saw almost every highlight in Washington DC in just one day. We can really recommend this tour.

Thank evelien-holland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Decent Guide but Empire’s planning requires improvement

I hadn’t been to Washington before despite numerous trips to the US in the past so decided to tag this day trip on to a long stay in NY. The positive aspect was the guide Bruno, who provided a thoroughly comprehensive overview of the history...More

1  Thank 872fmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A day with a difference loved it.....

What a day is all I can say..... A long one but it goes with a flash, From the staff to the coach and places visited it was great... The coach we traveled on had Wi-Fi on board and the drivers were great as was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brendan K
Reviewed 11 December 2018
Good day just for a quick look around

Hop on Ho off bus service not good at all left at pick up points far too long but did manage to see Arlington Cemetary White house and Capital Hill. flight delayed by nearly 2.5 hours back into New York bit chaotic American Airlines and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sue D
Reviewed 11 November 2018
Taking tips forcefully

We had booked this tour by viator. Very dissapointing end of this tour as the guide grabbed me by the shoulder asking for a TIP ( a tip/ appreciation / gratitude shuold be given willingly and not forced ) We are students and has saved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
7  Thank Taj A
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Response from Marietta M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with naomii28 not enough time to wander around. Is like show and tell take your picture then go to the next scenery.