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See the highlights of the nation’s capital in this day trip from New York City. With a knowledgeable guide, visit iconic landmarks such as the Vietnam War Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Iwo Jima Memorial. Stop by the White House and get glimpses of the Capitol Building and Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Full Day Washington DC Day Trip from New York City
  • Fully Guided Tour with Informative, Friendly and Professional Guide
  • Air Conditioned Transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter or Coach Bus
  • Free WiFi on Sprinter/Bus
Hop on the comfortable coach for the drive to Washington, DC, for this daylong trip to the nation’s capital. On the drive there, learn from your knowledgeable guide about the history of the city, about how it was designed to perfectly straddle the south and the north, thus being in neutral geographical territory. 

Once in the capital, stroll around the Mall, taking in the Vietnam War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and gawking at Capital Hill where the United States Congress meets. Stop by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, home to POTUS, better known as the President of the United States. 

See Arlington National Cemetery where over 200,000 soldiers have been buried since the Civil War. And spend some time at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum where history and technology blend together to make for a fascinating afternoon. 

And then enjoy the leisurely ride back to New York City having enjoyed the day in the capital.


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, Jan 2019

Our host showed us a lot in a short time and she was very informative. It was a history lesson on important things I’d forgotten. My teen loved it!

, Nov 2018

Great day tour and well looked after by our guide. A really good way to see the highlights of DC if you have limited time!

, Nov 2018

Group of 4 took the trip and we all agreed it was an impressive day out. Yes, whilst tiring because of the 4 hours travel each way, it was definitely worth it. Coach was very comfortable, clean and had WIFI. Our guide Jorge was really knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Driver was also excellent. Great way to see highlights of Washington whilst visiting New York. Bonus was it was a glorious sunny day. Thank you all for a wonderful tour!

, Oct 2018

An interesting day out from New York. Surprised how small the White House was. Overall a very full day and we saw all the major sights

, Aug 2018

Very informative tour, jampacked with lots of activities and sights, a good way to visit the attractions if you don't have the luxury of time. Our tour guide Jorge was very helpful, and he did a marvelous job introducing us to the main sights. This tour was bilingual. We brought sandwiches with us, and bought our drinks in takeaway cups from the shops at the stop, so we weren't pressed for time when it came to lunch breaks or snacks. We had plenty of time to enjoy the museums instead. Our bus ran into trouble at the end of the tour, that added to another 30 minutes of being on the road, but our driver took us back to New York safely. All the passengers in the bus arrived on time at the end of each stop, so we had a very awesome day.

, Aug 2018

It was quite good.

, Aug 2018

Great tour, the bus was on time and comfortable therefore we visited and took pictures of so many famous monuments

, Jul 2018

A terrible experience.
The day started off leaving approx 7am - 30mins later than tour says. Our guide introduces herself Isma, Imla, something like this - you will understand why I am unsure of this shortly, but then during her very brief introduction, she continuously answers calls. Advised the bus has power and wifi, but then we find out shortly later it does not not the end of the world. It turns out we actually must have booked a Spanish tour of Washington DC, with a little bit of English thrown in, as the guides 2nd language was English and you could barely distinguish when she was speaking English vs Spanish. Honestly, there were approx. 40 people on the bus, with maybe 5 that were Spanish speaking, and we probably received 70 Spanish and 30 English throughout the entire day - on and off the bus.
We stop at the first stop, get told to not be late to miss the bus. The entire group is then waiting outside at the pickup area and no bus or guide. After waiting 10mins, we find out the bus has gone to get gas. We get onto the bus when it returns to have the guide and the bus driver having an argument in front of us all as we start driving. We are also then held up at the next gas station for over 45 minutes whilst the bus then tries to refuel, as apparently the bus arrived at Times Square empty. The guide and driver still continue to argue as we drive off, and then she gets on the microphone to explain it is not her fault.
Before we hit Washington, I think we heard maybe 2 or 3 facts from our guide about our 4 hour drive.
We get rushed around all of the sites, and when people start asking about lunch and drinks, they are told, 'Soon', or 'You were eating on the bus so you dont need to eat anything', or 'Look how skinny you are, you wouldnt want to lose that shape by eating!'. The last time we ate was 9am - it was now 3pm and we were being told ' Soon!'. It was approx 3:35pm when we had access to food or drink facilities!! It was hot and there was no opportunity to stop for drinks unless we took the time from looking at the memorials.
Our last stop was the air and space museum, which I am not sure we got rushed through because of the morning issues or whether the time inside would have been the same, but because we had to squeeze lunch into this time 3:35-4:45pm, there was not enough time to see the whole museum which was disappointing.
Again, we stop in Delaware for food/drinks/pitstop and returning to the bus, the guide and driver were arguing.
After this stop we are then involved in a road rage incident on the highway where the bus driver said 'he should stop the bus and give that guy a New York whoopin'.'

Whilst we know that this tour is a snap shot of what Washington DC is all about, the experience should have been a lot better than this! The unprofessional-ism of both the tour guide and her attitude toward the driver was disgusting, as well as the Companies choice of guide for a predominantly English tour group was terrible. No one could understand the guide was speaking English.
To say we are disappointed is a severe understatement. Would avoid using this tour company again!!!!

, Jun 2018

We've had a fabulous day with our really knowlegable tourguide Estella.... we saw a lot, laughed a lot and learned even more...

, May 2018

Have never been to the east coast before so was really excited for this tour. Would have given higher rating because we loved seeing New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, and the stops in Washington, Dc., but did not enjoy the tour guide. She made the tour a bit rough. Our trip began in New York at 6:30 AM. Our tour guide was very blunt and very strict. She said minimal talking and no cell phone use because it was early and people need their quiet time and sleep. She made us feel like we were children at times because of her constant scolding. She even scolded the drivers. She said absolutely no food or beverages on the bus .It's 4 hours to Washington DC with a stop in Delaware for a small break. There was a driver change in Delaware, who she immediately scolded because she felt he didn't board the bus in a timely manner. When we began the walking part of the tour at Arlington Cemetery, she walked so fast that the older tourists had a hard time keeping up with her. Everything was so rushed that you really couldn't fully enjoy the stops. We barely had any time at Arlington, which was sad to me. While at the White House she didn't allow anyone to go into a gift shop to get a memento. She said it was imperative that we keep on a strict schedule. When leaving the White House site, one couple that was from Cuba where she was born were taking photos and she totally embarrassed them when they boarded because she mentioned they were two minutes late. When they got on the bus she said Welcome to Havana, he retorted I don't think so. She didn't allow us to stop at the Vietnam Memorial wall, we walked right past it. I told her a cousin was killed in Vietnam and I really wanted to see his name and get a picture of the wall, she said if I did that I wouldn't have enough time to see the Lincoln Memorial. She started walking away and we lost sight of her so we didn't know where to find the bus. So, I bypassed the memorial wall and went to the Lincoln Memorial. Luckily when we got to the Lincoln Memorial I recognized a couple from our bus and they told us where the bus was going to be parked. We barely had time to walk past the Korean memorial because she said we had to get to the Capital Mall. She was pretty boisterous about her feelings towards our government and our President. It was 100 uncalled for. We had two hours at the Capital Mall, which was nice. When we got back on the bus she was eating a hamburger!!! She then told us to be sure to get some food and beverages when we stop in Delaware on our way back to New York. So, I guess we're allowed to have food on the bus now!!!! She sat most of the time and really didn't tell us much about the states we were travelling through. When we stopped in Delaware she was angry because a passenger was late getting on the bus, she told his companion that he better start calling him and to get off the bus and look for him. The companion said he was taking pictures. When he got on the bus she immediately raised her voice at him and told him he was 3 minutes late and he needed to abide by the rules because now it was going to be his fault that we're late getting back to New York. She was pretty pushy when we arrived in New York when it came time to tip her. We enjoyed seeing the states we drove through and the stops. Just wish it hadn't been so rushed and the tour guide would've been someone who actually liked her job and wasn't so rude to the passengers.

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