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This trip was fabulous from the off boarded the bus withiut any dificulty and set off. Joseph our guide was knowledgable and funny and we had a fantastic trip. I had read reviews saying that there wasn't enough time but I found it to be justright. It is a long day but well worth doing. Book it sit back and enjoy!
A great trip and well guided - I will be recommending Viator to others
0ur trip to Washington was fantastic,from the time we got on the coach,to the time we arrived back in Manhatton,the tour guide was brilliant.we saw everything,that was of interest ,nothing was to much trouble.Thank you Viator for a wonderful and memorable experience .Jeff,Gill,Marg and John
It was efficient and wonderful trip,I learned many information, I hope next time to cover more sites
Penny S of Adelaide
This trip is really worthwhile if you only have limited time to see Washington DC. It is an early start but well worth it. We stopped after a couple of hours of driving, for breakfast in Delaware. A huge centre where you can get good food. It would have been helpful to know in advance that the lunch stop only provided McDonalds, as I would have preferred to purchase some good food in Delaware in advance. All the major tourist sights are available to see on this great tour. The Lincoln, Washington, Vietnam and Korean memorials are stunning and there is plenty of time to wander. The White House is a significant stop with time to take photos on this occasion. Our stop at the Capitol was the only one where I felt a bit rushed. Just time to take a quick photo before getting back on the bus. There were preparations already underway for the Presidential Inauguration in January 2013 so I dont' know what else is usually available at the Capitol but for us it was a quick photo stop. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but his English was quite difficult to understand - the only negative for this great trip.
Wanted a day out from NYC and a taster of what Washington had to offer. This trip ticked all those boxes. Comfortable bus, stopover breaks, visits to all Washingtons main sightsees ( just pity Arlington maybe wasnt included - this could have replaced the unnecessary stop at a gift shop ) Good value for money. Highly recommended. Note at start of trip, not clear which queue to join. The meeting point is the departure point for up to 10 coaches, NONE posted with destinations, and on either side of the Park Street bridge ( so not easy to know where to join the right queue. Simple sign boards for each bus would solve this problem. Only by asking did we find the right bus eventually.
Enjoyed the day very much not long enough would have lived to stay, however the day trip was well worth it.
The trip was great an we had enough time to visit the sights. Matt the tour guide did a good job and also everyone in the group followed the schedule so we didn't have to spend time waiting for someone.
The starting point at Grand Central was a bit confusing because there were several tours departing at the same time. I suggest that the tour guides should hold some kind of a sign so that it would be easier to find the right bus.
The Washington trip was amazing. It was a little like a Contiki Tour (6 countries in 6 days) but that is was the distances we had to travel. I loved everything about the trip except the Madam Trussau. I would have loved to see the Jefferson Memorial instead. The tour guide was very informative and even though we didn't have a lot of time at each stop it was enough for a fabulous photo. The lunch stop was very "boyey" but interesting. I think it was a great touch that the movie we saw on the way back to Manhattan was about American politics - very appropiate. We had an amazing time and would do other tours next time we are in the States.
It is great to see where all the important decisions that affect us all are taken. The White house, the lincoln memorial etc.... are as I imagined them. The guide on the trip was excellent with a lot of humor and information.
I strongly recommend this 1-day trip..you get to see everything and more. The guides were very nice and very knowledgeable. They made the trip fun and interesting. This trip is worth every penny. I would do it again with this company.
Exactly as expected + better
The tour guide was very funny, nowledgable and interesting
I would happily use that company again