• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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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

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Washington DC from New York

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.

Customer Reviews

Amelia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

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

Russell R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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

Hermes United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Short and Cool Trip.

Keith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Perfect when you have limited time in USA


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Loved this tour. It was very well organised and takes you to majority of the tourist stops in Washington DC.

Helena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Wonderful trip. Should have stayed longer in Washington DC.

janet r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent Trip, only change I would subject is add the Tomb of Unknown Soldier into the trip. I also would consider working the Arlington Cemetery riding tour into the trip. Again tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed the trip. One other issue needs to be addressed and not sure how to fix it. The stop at the Air Space Museum was to short because of the new security rules. We was there for one hour and stood in line for 40 minutes getting into building, leaving only 20 minutes for bathroom and viewing exhibits not near enough time. The bus company did an excellent job having 2 drivers to make sure the trip was safe.

Jess F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The trip was well worth it. To get to see the Main Sites of Washington all in one day was well worth a long day.

Scott G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had to be talked into this one by my travelling companions but am super happy I was. Great day and highly recommended.

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