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Washington D.C. Monuments and Memorials Day Trip from New York

New York, United States
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11 to 13 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 7 more


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 Travellers Choose This Tour

See nearly all top DC attractions and spend time at the Air and Space Museum—a rare combo.
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.

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Day tour Washington.
Ciaran D
, Jun 2019
We stayed in NYC for a few days and took a day tour of the Washington monuments and sightseeing the city.
Average at best
, Jun 2019
I did this tour on 6/15/19. The sights in DC were awesome. However, my complaint is that my tour guide would speak in German then say it again in English. I felt like I was on a tour where my tour guide was giving two totally separate tours at the same time. It was confusing, annoying, and I felt short changed. If she was not giving two separate tours, she could have offered even more information and attention to the English speaking group. Nowhere in the description of this tour does it say the tour guide would be doing a English and German tour at the same time. I purchased the English tour! There was a specific option for that at booking! I would not do this tour again because of this issue. Do visit DC, but use a vendor that does the tour only in your language! Also, please realize this tour is from 7 am- 10 pm.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
We are very sorry to that you had this issue on our trip. All of our tours are multilingual, which means that guide can speak maximum two languages. In many cases guide does only one language but that cannot be guranteed. When the tour director is doing two languages we make sure to go far and beyond with provided infortmation. Thank you for taking time to review our tour. Mike Amadeo Team
DC from NY
, May 2019
Excellent day trip if you have a “to do list” while visiting New York and not a lot of spare days. Probably a bit long and boring for children, better suited to adults and perhaps teenagers with an interest in history. Could probably shorten or ditch the Air &Space Museum and allow more time at Arlington. Bruno was an excellent tour guide, the bus was comfortable with enough pit stops along the way.
Washington in a day
, May 2019
Long day but well worth it. Both drivers and tour guides were very good. The day was running behind so only had half hour at the Arlington Cemetary. All other sites were covered with plenty of time to spare
A taste of Washington DC
, May 2019
This day trip to Washington DC fits those who just want a quick taste of the capital. I felt the visit to the Arlington cemetery was unnecessary and should be replaced with more time for a lunch break and museum visit. Also take into consideration that the drive from NYC to Washington takes around 4 hours, so you'll spent about 8-9 hours of that day on the bus..
Lots to see.
Christina K
, May 2019
There was an amazing amount of interesting attractions to see. Plenty of good facts given to us. Photo opportunities available.
Washington DC Day Trip
, May 2019
Fantastic trip, saw all the highlights of Washington and had plenty of time to see what we wanted to see
Good Points - Bad Points
, May 2019
The trip to WASHINGTON DC, was fantastic (the trip - yes) Washington is a fantastic tourist HOTSPOT. would definitely recommend it, BAD POINT came from the bus and boarding chaos at New York Visitor Centre on 8th avenue....walking distance from visitor centre to bus boarding is distant, Buses not properly Identified as to which actual Tour they are intended for, TOUR GUIDES,, especially our 1, was of German decent, and our tour party consisted of English,Spanish and German locals....whereapon he purposely put his COUNTRYMEN & WOMEN on the right hand seating of the bus....and the remainder of us on the left for our transit from New York to Washington DC...only 1 hour into a 7 hour journey to washington did I realise that everything of interest on the journey to washington was Quote ' IF YOU LOOK OUT THE RIGHT WINDOW......followed by ' ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AS WE TRAVEL you will see this that and the other....subsequently all the German nationals got the perfect camera photo as we drove past significant landmarks...and those of us on the LEFT side of the bus had to 'Duck and Swerve' in order to take a fleeting picture of the Back's of Heads of opposite tourists and Seating Headrests''''''' SO favourtism with particular Tour guides was abundantly if you are going to visit WASHINGTON DC, with a VIATOR voucher its the BEST IDEA, as you wont have to Q for ages to get a ticket....BUT WATCH AND LISTEN OUT FOR YOUR TOUR GUIDE....and ours was 'BRUNO' least favourite and untipped guide.......2 days after that we went to NIAGARA FALLS for the 2 day visit - using same visitor centre on 8th Avenue New York...with Eddy....and he was BRILLIANT. All in All we had a fantastic 2 week break in NEW YORK......USA ROCKS......10/10
Great tour but a long journey its 5 hours
, Apr 2019
It was an amazing experience having never been to DC before. It was a very long journey and all on freeway so the whole 5 state thing is a little miss leading I though I would have seen philly and Newark but just saw distant skyline. The tour guide was good but the staff outside greyline Marco was rude unless you were Spanish speaking.
Good but rushed and too fast paced
, Apr 2019
Very well organised trip with a knowledgeable guide and a brilliant coach driver but just too fast paced to what I had expected. We got to see all I had hoped to see but each stop was mere minutes with barely enough time to appreciate what you were looking at. Each place was a few photos and then come on come on next location. I found the whole experience quite stressful. The longest breaks were rest stops and the smithsonian museum which was okay but id of rather spent longer at the landmarks. The coach was comfy and clean with a toilet but the guide said we were not allowed to use it. The most upsetting part of the trip was at the end when the guide told us all it was expected that each person paid $10 tip.We thought this was very cheeky and gave no tip

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