115 reviews of Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
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Reviewed by Sharon D, November 2012
Really enjoyed my trip to Gettysburg. Not enough time spent in Washington DC. Hope to get back again in a couple of years. Guide was very informative and really knew his stuff.
Reviewed by ORLA H, October 2012
We had a fantastic day on our trip to Gettysburg. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the Civil War. You are brought to the Diorama first which gives you an overview of the battle and sets out for you where and who everyone was. I loved the visit to Little Round Top. So evocative and quite moving. Our guide was very informative although he was quite dismissive of the efforts of Joshua Chamberlain which surprised me. No two historians agree on anything though so maybe not too surprising! All in all this is a great tour and a great day out.
Reviewed by Peter S, October 2012
A very enjoyable and informative day with everything going to plan
A day very well spent
Reviewed by GORDON S. C, August 2012
Great tour! Really enjoyed the experience, and the guide made all the difference. He really was enthusiastic about Civil War history, and it showed. Learned a lot about Gettysburg and its battle. Thanks.
Reviewed by charley, USA, July 2012
Reviewed by Edith F, May 2012
An outstanding overview of the battle with some very interesting details.
Reviewed by Michael B, April 2012
We had a good time on our trip. We just wished we would have stopped a couple more times to be able to take pictures while on the battlefield part. We only stopped twice.
Reviewed by Xiomara V, Costa Rica, April 2012
Great trip. We enjoyed it a lot. The bus guide gave us very complete information of the events going on at the time. Also the guide in Gettysburg, it was like being there at that time. You also get to tour a house where you learn about the civil part of the war. Very interesting. Don't miss it ! It completes perfectly the DC visit.
Reviewed by Rosie G, March 2012
viator did great with the bookings the trolley rides the moonlite tour and the wonderful day to gettysburg.
Reviewed by Belle E, October 2011
This was an excellant tour. The bus was very comfortable for the long drive to and from Gettysburg. We stopped to view a large diarama of the area which helped to put the large acreage into perspective. The guide was easy to understand and very knowlegeable. Our bus driver showed the movie, "Gettysburg" while we drove to the site. We saw 1/2 of the movie going and the other 1/2 coming back to D.C. This also helped with the history lesson. At lunch time we were able to buy a fantastic home cooking buffett in the town for a very nominal fee and then went on to tour a family home that still stands after the conflict.
Reviewed by DAVID P, September 2011
An excellent day trip to an historic part of the country. Helpful staff, comfortable bus and a superb tour guide. Great food at General Pickett's Buffett (not to be missed at the price and all you can eat too). Gettysburg is a charming town, crammed with history. If I was planning a return I would book through Viator.
Reviewed by Kathryn N, August 2011
Really informative tour for everyone whether they have a detailed knowledge of the American Civil War or not! Great overview using the diarama in Getysburg itself before embarking on a 2 hour tour with a great local guide through the batlefields which are now beautiful countryside. An insight into the women and children left in Gettysburg and their every day lives is also really interesting in one of the downtown museums afterwards with some time for souvenir shopping before heading back to DC. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Nick S, August 2011
We stayed in DC for a week and this was definitely one of my favorite trips. Great info, great bus trip. Can't really complain. The tour guide on the bus and the ranger in Gettysburg provided great information and were well spoken. I would have liked to have had more time in Gettysburg so we may need to go back there as a separate trip altogether.