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Washington DC Day Trip from New York City provided by Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York City

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC can be expensive and troublesome on your own. Skip the hassle with this Washington DC tour, perfect for those with only a day to spend in the US capital. The trip includes round-trip transport and entrance to Arlington Cemetery. It also takes you to the highlights, such as memorials, monuments, and Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
You'll start at
W 42nd St & Port Authority Terminal
W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA6:30 AM Departure Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gray Line Visitor Center 42nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue)
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    Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Arlington National Cemetery
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    White House
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    National Air and Space Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
W 42nd St & Port Authority Terminal
W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA6:30 AM Departure Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gray Line Visitor Center 42nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue)
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  • Travel to Washington DC from New York City without renting a car
  • See popular US attractions during this Washington DC tour 
  • Stay entertained on the ride with free onboard Wi-Fi
  • Includes visits to Arlington National Cemetery and the National Air and Space Museum
What to Expect
After you get picked up in NYC for this Washington DC tour, sit back and relax on the ride to the US capital city. Your vehicle has onboard Wi-Fi and air conditioning to keep you cool on hot days. You can also watch as Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland pass by. Once you arrive in the District of Columbia, your guide takes you to Arlington Cemetery, where admission is included with your tour price. Roam the grounds, and catch sight of JFK’s grave. Then, hop back in your vehicle for a ride around the city to see its main attractions, including Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Your tour ends with drop-off back in New York City.
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Departure Point
W 42nd St & Port Authority Terminal, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
11–13 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus only
  • Entry/Admission - National Air and Space Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Depending on the rules on the day, sometimes a stop can be made for photographs from outside the fence
  • Time at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is approximately 1.5-hours
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Due to security, there is no entry to the White House
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to security a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Adele M wrote a review Jan 2020
27 contributions2 helpful votes
Would really recommend this trip! The length of the trip is a little longer than stated as it is a 4 hour trip from New york to the first stop. However, once at the first destination, the time goes so quick! Total trip was about 13 hours as we set off at 7am and arrived back at
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Date of experience: January 2020
JimB wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
The trip was amazing with so many sights visited. 3 guides on board to accommodate the different nationalities, and 2 drivers for safety. Our tour guide ‘Eddie’ was a walking encyclopaedia of American history but put it a very interesting way that it wasn’t boring. It
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Date of experience: December 2019
Deborah F wrote a review Nov 2019
Hockley, United Kingdom44 contributions3 helpful votes
Took this day trip to Washington, so glad we did, it was a whistle stop tour to give you a taste of the place to entice you back and they succeeded, It was a long day leaving New York at 7am and we didn’t get back until nearly 10 due to heavy traffic but we saw all of the main
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Date of experience: November 2019
Keson112 wrote a review Oct 2019
Penang Island, Malaysia52 contributions6 helpful votes
The tour was very well organized. Our tour guide, Z, was very helpful and knowledgable. The journey to DC was splendid and comfortable. I managed to visit all the iconic places stated in the itinerary including Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, Arlington
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jeysii wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California24 contributions5 helpful votes
After spending a couple of days at New York, my family decided to go to DC. We didn't get a rental car at NY because the parking alone is $85.00/night! I was looking online and found a $15.00/person on Greyhound. I was on vacation and I'm not about to drive four hours going to
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Date of experience: June 2019
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  • Duration: 11–13 hours
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