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Tour code: 2625WASHINGTON
Explore the US capital of Washington DC on this independent, full-day trip from New York City. See many of the famous monuments, memorials and popular sites in and around the city — like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the United States Capitol and many more — at any pace desired. Enjoy round-trip train transportation, lunch at Union Station and a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the area. Board at any of the 57 stops on four separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded commentary.


  • Full-day unescorted trip to Washington DC from New York by train
  • Avoid the hassle of driving with included round-trip train transportation between New York and Washington DC
  • Enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Washington DC, stopping to visit attractions along the way at your own pace
  • See famous Washington DC sights including the White House, US Capitol and Lincoln Memorial independently
  • Lunch at the food court inside Union Station included

What You Can Expect

Independent Day Trip to Washington DC from New York

Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery

At New York City's Penn Station, board your comfortable train and travel 230 miles (370 km) to Union Station in Washington DC. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour representative and receive a voucher for lunch at the food court. After enjoying lunch on your own, hop onto your double-decker bus sightseeing tour.

Stay on board the bus for the entire 2-hour tour to learn all about Washington DC's history and major landmarks, or hop on and off as you wish to capture amazing photos of iconic sights and tour them independently. Admire the White House and US Capitol, and see the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and US Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial. Check out the lively Georgetown University neighborhood, see Embassy Row, and visit the staggering collection at the Library of Congress. Take in the solemn spectacle of thousands of grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery reflecting the high cost of war.

After an attraction-packed afternoon in Washington DC, head back to Union Station to catch your return train to New York City. Your 12-hour unescorted day trip to New York City concludes at Penn Station.

Customer Reviews

Marie Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

If you want to see Washington its worth the train trip 3 hours each way from New York City. For us it was well worth it.

Ronald Ernest W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

A comprehensive and easy-to-do self-navigational tour. A long day, but would highly recommend.

Denise K Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

It was a very long day but worth the effort.

Joanne P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

A fantastic trip! What a beautiful city. The hop on hop off was a fantastic way to see all the sights. Pity there isn't an express train so there is more time to spend there.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2009

Great tour. We wanted to see DC for a day but not spend the night, so this was the ideal way to go. Thanks.

Mandy F

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Beautiful city one day isn't enough to see all there is to see. Felt like we had a rushed day take time to go and stay there for a couple of days it is well worth it.

Hayley P Australia

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

A great trip but the day we chose happened to be extremely cold. Other than that it was a lovely and comfortable train ride and the 'hop on hop off' bus was good too. Thank you :)

Terry P

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

Its worth going to Washington as there are many sights to see. the train left around 8:00 so we got their at lunchtime. The only problem we had was that the train going back to New York was at 19:30 and you can not go on a n earlier train, so this makes it a very long day.

Krishna k. R Qatar

4 star rating: Recommended January 2009

The tour was great, but we saw the White House only from a distance. I wish the guides had allowed us to at least walk a little to the White House and Capitol Hill. I wonder if it was worth spending so much time on Arlington Cemetery. No disrespect meant, but surely Washington has better things to offer than glorified graves.

Pamela N USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

No problems at all - well organised from start to finish. Enjoyed the whole experience.
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