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New York City: Full-Day Washington DC City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

New York City: Full-Day Washington DC City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 169 per person

Explore the political center of the world on this day trip from New York to Washington, D.C. Visit the White House, the Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and see the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese


6 hours
  • New York City

  • 4 hours
  • Break, breakfast

  • Washington, DC

  • White House, Washington (photo stop)

  • United States Capitol, Washington DC (photo stop)

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • 4 hours
  • Washington, DC

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
  • Admire the Capitol Hill and the Capitol, the White House and the Senate
  • Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Pause at the the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials
  • Commemorate at the Arlington National Cemetery
  • Drive past the Washington Monument
Full description

Discover the political center of the world on a full-day trip to the Capital City of Washington DC. See the iconic buildings of Capitol Hill and visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Depart from central New York and head south to Washington in comfortable air-conditioned buses or minivans. Pass through New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation's capital.

Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and stand at the Kennedy family gravesite. Continue to Capitol Hill, and see the Capitol, Senate, and White House. Learn about the buildings and their functions in the US government.

Arrive at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, embark on a panoramic city tour before your departure back to New York.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History visit

    • Korean War Veterans Memorial visit

    • Arlington National Cemetery visit

    • Lincoln Memorial, Washington visit

    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese

  • Transport
    • Transport by van, bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal building on 42nd Street (between 8th and 9th ave) at 6:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Free Wifi is provided on all buses. This service is not available on the vans
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1385 reviews

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The tour was very nice seeing the Arlington cemetery, the white house and the capitol hill Too bad for having had little time to visit the Smithsonian at a leisurely pace Good and engaging guide The only sour note is the driver, a continuous acceleration and braking (perhaps due to lack of experience ) but on a tour with 8/9 hours by van or bus, the driver factor matters

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January 15, 2023

It is a tour that I highly recommend, the people who organize when the buses leave are very attentive and willing to support and help, the guide in Spanish that we had: Cristian, very friendly and highlighting the most important thing about the history and the sites visited. In reality, the walk, even with the hours that it lasts, does not become heavy.

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January 7, 2023

Super great trip! In the morning it was just confusing to find the right bus as there were no signs or similar on the windscreen of the buses - you just had to ask around. The tour itself was very well done! Jutta explained everything very well, first in English and then in German (we Germans all sat together in the front). On the way there there was a 30min. Pause in Delaware, perfect for using the restroom, eating, or shopping for souvenirs. (We stopped there again on the way back). At the individual sights there was enough time for photos and always interesting information. There was free WiFi on the bus, it wasn't perfect, but it was enough to send a few photos home. We were really very satisfied with the tour and had a super great travel companion with Jutta!

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December 29, 2022

Product ID: 8915