Discover the highlights of the nation’s capital on a hassle-free guided tour from New York City. While visiting Washington DC from NYC can be a long day trip to make on your own, by booking this tour you can relax on a comfortable coach and learn historical details from your guide throughout the journey. This enables you to maximize your time and arrive well rested rather than tired from driving.
Visit Washington DC on a day trip from New York City
The efficient tour is packed with landmarks and includes time for the Air and Space Museum
Relax and enjoy Wi-Fi in the climate-controlled Sprinter van or coach bus
A guide enriches your trip with live narration throughout the journey
Hop on the comfortable coach and head 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, including how it was designed to perfectly straddle the south and the north, thus being in a neutral geographical territory.
Once in the capital, stroll around the National Mall and visit highlights such as the Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill, and the White House.
You also visit Arlington National Cemetery, where over 200,000 soldiers have been buried since the Civil War. Then, spend some time at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum where you can explore the history of flight.
After your day in the capital, relax on a leisurely ride back to New York City.
Enjoy a fascinating day at the Capital of the United States. Learn the history of the colonies, the American Revolution and the Civil War. See Capitol Hill home of the US Congress and learn about the structure of the U.S. government. Stop at the White House, home to the President of the United States and the West Wing. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Vietnam & Korean War Memorials to understand how these events changed the country. Visit Arlington National Cemetery where over 200,000 soldiers have been buried since the Civil War. Stop at the Kennedy grave site where two brothers are buried. Spend time at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, a monument to the technology of the twentieth century, whose exhibits include the Kitty Hawk, Spirit of St. Louis, command modules from space flights like Apollo 11, and more.
Enjoy the history, the politics, the beauty of the city and the amazing contrast to New York!
Tour Highlights Include:
• White House
• Capitol Building
• Arlington National Cemetery & JFK's grave
• Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
• The National Mall & Reflecting Pool
• Lincoln Memorial
• Washington Monument
• Vietnam Memorial
• Korean Memorial
• Iwo Jima Memorial
"Its a long day starting bright and early at 6.30am and not returning until after 9pm but worth every minute!" See review
"You can charge your phone on the coach but need an American adapter to plug in." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
Worth going for this 1 day tour instead of trying to plan the visit on your own
, Mar 2020
This tour on its own is rather complete. I had firstly considered going by train to DC and do the same visit by myself but it would have been quite challenging considering all the distant spots we have seen. If you get in addition Marcos as guide for this tour, then for sure this will be the best deal you will find - extremely friendly and knowledgeable person. You will also get some precious infos during the journey itself.
Marcos the tour guide and John the bus driver were amazing.
Marcos was super nice and helpful. He showed us and explained to us almost all the history of washington DC and the places we visited.
He also gave us so many advice on things to do in NYC on our way back!
I definitely recommend this trip!
It was a memorable day!
From pick up to drop off, our tour guide Marco was amazing, very informative and knowledgeable. He took time to answer questions and made everyone feel at ease. Stopped off at all the sites stated. Early start and long day but so so worth it.