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Tour code: 3857DC1
On this New York to Washington DC day trip, you can see the top sights of the nation’s capital in one day, with all transportation and entrance fees included. Travel by van or bus to DC, where you’ll take a panoramic sightseeing tour past major landmarks like the White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Plus, visit Arlington Cemetery and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.


  • 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

our day trip to Washington DC from New York begins with the drive south from the city, passing through the East Coast states of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland before arriving in the US capital.

When you arrive, start your DC sightseeing tour at Arlington Cemetery where you can visit JFK's gravesite. Then take a drive through the city center to admire landmarks like the domed Capitol building and the White House before visiting the National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institute. Finally, enjoy photo ops at some of DC’s most famous attractions, clustered around the National Mall—the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Then start the drive back to NYC, where your day trip ends.

Please note:
This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House and the Capitol building for commentary and photo ops, but please know that occasionally this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. If this occurs during your tour, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excursão excelente. Recomendo.

Naubrey_88 Bermuda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was my first time trying something like this and it ended up beinthe best day trip ever! Even though the bus ride was long it was expected. The rest stop helped out alot with grabbing a bite and stretching your legs. Saw all attractions which was amazing. Plenty of time at all locations. Tour guides let you have your space and explore different places also. Took tons of pictures! Very humorous tour guides, they did a good job speaking multi languages. The bus was Very comfortable. Would recommend this tour to anyone who is in NYC for a few days and wants to do something different. Already planning my next tour! Thanks Viator!

Janaina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I love it!Great experience!The tour guide Andres is very kind and have a great knowledge about the place.

angela m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I have to rate this tour 10 out of 10 and whilst it was a very long day, it was well planned with some nice comfortable breaks and a very informative guide. The transportation was excellent and very comfortable and we left right on time and arrived back to base pretty well on schedule. The tour was wonderful and the Nationals capital held so many points of interest and history. For a day trip we could not be more happy. The only comment I shall make is the start location, some people got confused with tour operator and Greyhound and those people were directed to the main bus station and only just arrived for the 7am start. Please thank all concerned. Angela and Stephanie

garymarsh6 United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We were on a mixed coach of German and English speaking tourists for our day trip to Washington. We had a great day although four hour drive there and four hours drive back may be a bit much for some people. We actually had a great time. Washington was superb we got to see all what we expected as described in the tour. The Capitol was partially covered in Scaffolding but it was a magnificent sight walking right up close, the White house was a bit underwhelming and small, Madame Tussaud's was interesting but the Lincoln memorial the reflection lake and Vietnam war memorial were magnificent. The Smithsonian air and space museum was brilliant. We had a fun day. The tour guides were wonderful and filled us in on historical and up to date facts. The two bus drivers were magnificent drivers and we felt quite safe in their hands. The bus stopped every two hours so it was quite manageable and the coach was comfortable. We thought it highly amusing as the film on the way back to New York was the Enigma code. I would definitely recommend this tour as it was a most enjoyable day trip. An added bonus was the wonderful cherry blossom Peak.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Muito bom. Adorei o Tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our tour guide was Joseph, he was very professional and extremely well organized, we were able to visit all these main places in Washington on time, weather was awesome we were very lucky, bus was comfy tour was awesome. Highly recommended if you and #39;re visiting New York

Juliana K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Since we're in New York, figured we should do a quick day trip to Washington. It was well organised and while there were three languages going on to cater to the different tourists, it didn't feel like there was any lag. The guide was clear and enthusiastic and we learnt lots about NY City, as well as the other cities en route to Washington. It was also very well managed in terms of time.

Brendon D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic.....loved it....

Bong P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Highly recommended. From NY, We went to DC after blizzard, lots of snow in the areas but still very exciting and unforgettable. the tour guide shares a lot of information during the tour and really helps a lot. Keep it up!

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