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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

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At a Glance

10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you... More
Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you make your way through the countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania. See Cemetery Ridge, where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and learn about... More
Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you make your way through the countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania. See Cemetery Ridge, where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and learn about the largest battle ever fought on American soil during a narrated show and a detailed miniature military diorama. This tour includes a stop at the restored home of George Washington Shriver, too.

Highlights

  • Day trip to the Gettysburg battlefield from Washington DC
  • Learn all about the Battle of Gettysburg from your guide and informative exhibits
  • See Cemetery Ridge, where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address
  • Visit the home of George Washington Shriver to explore a civilian family's experience of the battle

What To Expect

Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you... More
Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you make your way through the countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania. See Cemetery Ridge, where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and learn about... More
Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you make your way through the countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania. See Cemetery Ridge, where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and learn about the largest battle ever fought on American soil during a narrated show and a detailed miniature military diorama. This tour includes a stop at the restored home of George Washington Shriver, too.

What's Included

Professional driver/guide
Local taxes
Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this coach tour without making any special arrangements
  • If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this coach tour without making any special arrangements
  • If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Any tour may be canceled if fewer than ten (10) full fares are not sold by scheduled departure time.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Daytrip to Gettysburg
peterhedberg70
, Aug 2019
I really enjoyed my daytrip from Washington DC to the battlefields of Gettysburg. The trip included comfortable busride , a stop at Gettysburg Visitor center , A vist at the Shriver House and of couse a two hours guided tour of the battlefield. I recommend the tour for all interested in American history. A perfect daytrip out of DC.
Great tour—lunch needs improvement
Huber224
, Jul 2019
Bus ride was comfortable and our driver was informative. It took 2 hours to get there.We were able to get on and off bus to walk around the different battleground sites and monuments. Another reviewer mentioned lunch choices were not appealing, so I packed a picnic thinking we could set up under a tree somewhere and enjoy the view. Unfortunately, we were driven about 2 miles away to a dismal shopping area with a food court. No choice was given. This needs to be re-evaluated. Gettysburg had a few small restaurants that could have worked (our group was about 16). I would prefer to give my lunch business to a local restaurant owner than a food court chain. Guides were all great. Loved what they did and it showed. Overall great experience, except for lunch.
Great if interest is in USA history and civil war
Navigate181166
, Jun 2019
Bus trip long especially as the airconditioner in the 15 seater van wasn't working (on a hot and humid day) and the driver arrived at 8.30 when the written information stated departure was 8am. The driver assured us that he always left at 8.30! He was helpful and gave us some information along the way. The guide at the battle site was excellent, not just in his knowledge but engaging and involving visitors of all ages. We were informed as we arrived at the visitor centre that security wouldn't permit any back packs, food or drink inside the centre. There was no real security check-in and small backpacks didn't seem to be a problem, but we had to eat our pre-purchased lunch outside under a shelter. Exhibits and audio-visual inside were excellent. Well worth the trip if you are interested tro know more about the American Civil War
Day Trip to Gettysburg Battlefield from Washington DC
Go58065290745
, May 2019
Very well organised trip, although the joining instructions 'Union Station' could have been more specific for people not from DC - it was actually the Bus Station at the rear of Union Station which I only discovered after 20 minutes. The trip itself was good with a visit to the Shriver house (recreated building in Gettysburg itself), the visitor centre plus a two hour tour of the battlefield with a very well informed guide. The bus driver was also very informative providing background and historical context during the 2.5 hour journey to and from Washington.
Good- a long day.
Passenger68610537340
, May 2019
This was a good trip- very informative! Again Viator does not say where to meet. Union Station is a big place and NOBODY could tell us where the bus was. Finally we were able to get through to The phone number on our reservation and we had to run through Union Station to get to the right place.
Gettysburg
Trip43216143774
, May 2019
An awesome experience - truly Hallowed Ground. Well conducted. The driver was considerate. The Forestry Guide was good.
gettysburg day trip from washington
Wanderer122828
, Oct 2018
driver mike not working had to tell him about six times that I couldnt hear him moved seats three times so I could hear the other two in my party could not hear anything he said
Gettysburg tour
boham2017
, Oct 2018
Great driver. Marvelous your guide. Well worth the trip. Also visit to Shriver house on tour. Rained but didn't dampen the day!
Gettysburg brought to life
Ianamckenzie
, Sep 2018
An excellent tour which brings to life the political and military history of this Civil War battle in an engaging way.
a Must for History Buffs
arc900
, Jul 2018
You can read all the books and watch all the films about Gettysburg but none of that compares to being on the ground, walking the fields, woods and hills that the armies traversed 150 years ago and following the arc of the battle as it moved from west to east through the town. The bus ride was extremely comfortable, the driver was friendly and knowledgeable, and our battlefield guide was so thoroughly versed in the event that the narrative just flowed out of him and he handled every question serenely and securely. We were especially impressed when an elderly gentleman (87) who was in Washington to attend a reunion of Korean War veterans mentioned that he had ancestors who had fought at Gettysburg with the small Florida contingent, and the guide had the driver stop at the Florida regiment monument for a photo opp. This tour is highly recommended.

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