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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Get a full day to explore America's capital city on this independent day trip from New York that includes round-trip train transportation, lunch at Union Station and a ticket to a hop-on hop-off bus tour. See top Washington DC attractions including the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery at your own pace, and learn about the city's history through the bus tour's informative narration. This is an ideal way to see what interests you most in Washington DC quickly and conveniently.


  • Full-day unescorted trip to Washington DC from New York by train
  • Avoid the hassle of driving with included round-trip train transport 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


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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

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

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