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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the free" as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.


  • Full-day trip to Washington DC from New York
  • Guided panoramic tour of Washington DC
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your tour guide
  • Air conditioned transportation in a deluxe van or bus
  • Free wifi on bus

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you aren't able to dedicate a full trip to Washington DC and can only spare a day, this compact, well-organized itinerary makes the most of your time in the nation's capital. With good narration and plenty stops for picture taking, this tour is a great addition to your New York trip.

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Washington DC from New York

Beginning in New York heading south, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Your tour will begin with a stop to Madame Tussauds for a photo with President Barack Obama and a visit to a replica of the Oval Office. Move further into Washington DC and you'll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials for exploring and pictures.

Late in the afternoon you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New York City.

Please Note: This tour does not stop at Arlington Cemetery and is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, the Capitol and the Senate for commentary and picture taking. However please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. In the event of this occurring, tour will be adjusted accordingly.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Albeit our tour starting early......Had to be at meeting point at 6.30 am for bus leaving at 7.00 am, would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Our guide Jutta, was a hive of knowledge of USA, in particular, dates, famous names and places.
She was superb, speaking English and German.
Our day, unfortunately had some rain, but that didn't dampen our tour.
Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, made even more poignant by being the day before Veterans Day. We saw some Veterans laying wreaths in memory of those lost.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, White House, Madame Tussauds, where my daughter enjoyed dressing up in different outfits and ending with the Smithsonian Institute, Space Travel.
Well worth visiting. Great guide. An asset to the company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Perfect! It was great that Arlington Cemetery was added to the program.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We really enjoyed the trip to Washington... Guide was great! We visited the Whitehouse and then got photos taken with ex presidents in Madam Tussauds which was great... the Monuments were beautiful and the trip to the Air Space museum was very good.... Washington is full of museums and would be worth spending several days there but we were glad to see what we did in one day.... worth doing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent trip with great tour leader and very good drivers and coach. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Best ever. We saw so much, guide went out of his way to make it an enjoyable and the drivers were fantastic. well worth every dollar we paid thank you for a great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. The tour guide was very friendly and the tour included all the major attractions of Washington DC. I would recommend this tour.

Cyp C
Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We joined this one-day Washington DC trip as we had only got six days in NYC but would still like to visit the US Capital, partly to add something educational for the kids in this summer trip and partly to achieve the goal in our travel book. Time control and tour plan of this trip is excellent. We started at 7am, boarding the bus near Times Square. As our hotel was nearby and there's a long coach trip to rest, an early start of the day is just fine. The staff were very helpful to lead us to the coach. The tour guide lady is a very professional and knowledgeable one, telling us the right amount of history and politics in the US whilst giving us a pleasant introduction of the places along the trip. There were reasonably enough photo time after a brief yet comprehensive introduction of the memorials and places at each of the stops. Casual meals were taken along the trip, but that's not a key part of this short day trip. We made seven stops at the Capital finally and departed DC at around 4:30pm. Arrived at NYC nearly 9pm, a little bit later than expected due to a car accident and traffic jam along the highway. This one-day trip is highly recommended if you can't afford much time to visit the DC. Certainly it would be better if there are 2 to 3 days to spend in the Capital, but well, somehow we've got the maximum fun within our constraints. My family enjoyed this trip very much. Special thanks to the professional tour guide lady too!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Guide made the long day tour manageable and ensured we had adequate time at each stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour .Mayan has done a great job!

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