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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 Travelers Choose This Tour

See nearly all top DC attractions and spend 1.5 hours 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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, Jan 2019

I would stay far away from this tour if you have kiddos. It's an excruciatingly long day, 645am-10pm. Our guide was subpar and did not seem personable or try to get to know us at all. He just kept repeating the same thing over and over again. The stops are short and chaotic and extremely packed. About 10ish hours of driving so really tough on everyone by the end. We saw a lot but would not do this again.

, Oct 2018

A very long day but worth every dollar, good tour guide and 2 drivers who changed on the Delaware border.We saw all the sites in Washington and had plenty of time to visit the Smithsonian museums.Plenty of scheduled breaks at appropriate times.

, Oct 2018

Hit the main highlights in Washington. Our guide Z very good, and pace between venues good. Information what it should be, ie informative. Due to the length of trip, exchange of bus drivers occurred. The reason for the four rating is the second bus driver was dreadful. Jerked all the way to Washington and back to Delaware. Was glad for the second exchange. Given the length of the bus time I felt the bus could have been a bit more accomading and tempted to score 3. However Z’s commentry and no fuss attitude kept the four rating.

, Oct 2018

this trip This trip is great for people who have just one day to see Washington DC, it can be challenging and tiring

, Sep 2018

Left NYC at 7am and returned at 9pm, and had a great experience seeing all of the major historical sights in DC. Our guide, Jonathan, was informative, interesting and did a great job keeping us on track. He shared many historical facts as we traveled. I would definitely recommend this trip if you only have 1 day to visit DC.

, Aug 2018

I did this tour during a week long trip to NYC. This was a very long day as I was at the Gray Line Visitor Centre at about 6:15am. My hotel was only a few minutes walk so that helped.
A representative came and directed me where to wait. The tour leader seemed very knowledgeable and was quite engaging.
We did have some rest stops along the way. Overall got to see the main places, such as Arlington cemetery, the White House, Capitol Hill. Also passed through a number of states such as Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland on the way. One thing is that it did rain heavily in DC for a couple of hours.
On the way back I got a great view of the Manhattan skyline at night. I got back to NYC at approximately 10pm. Overall this trip is definitely worth doing.

, Jul 2018

Excellent trip the guide Peter was brilliant and very knowledgeable long trip but definitely worth it

, Jul 2018

was just okay

, Jul 2018

Excellent. Short but worth it.learned a lot. Our tour guide Eddie was knowledgable. Weather was a bit hot but did not mind it at all. The second driver was kind of rough. The first driver was better

, Jul 2018

The trip itself was good. Lots of information and saw the important highlights of Washington DC. Only complaint the group was too big, a smaller number would have been better

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