Day trip

Washington DC Day Trip by Bus from New York City

Activity provider: TOUR AMERICA NYC

Washington DC Day Trip by Bus from New York City

Activity provider: TOUR AMERICA NYC

From US$ 145 per person

See the grand monuments of Washington DC on a day trip from New York City. Hear about the city and its history as you visit top sites like the White House and the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Take a tour of the capital of the United States
  • See memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Enjoy some free time at the Air and Space Museum (subject to closures)
  • Stop outside the White House
Full description

Discover the monuments of Washington DC on a day trip from New York City. Learn about the government and dive into key historic moments like the American Revolution and Civil War. See sights like Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington Cemetery. 

Depart New York City and travel in a spacious and airconditioned bus to Washington DC. Relax on the scenic drive and head to Capital Hill once your get to DC to find out where congress meets. 

Stop at the White House to see the official home of the President of the United States, including the West Wing where the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Situation Room and Roosevelt Room are located. 

Admire the memorials to Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and Lincoln who ended slavery in 1860. Visit the Iwo Jima and Vietnam Veterans Memorials to understand how these events changed the country.

Get a glimpse of Arlington Cemetery where over 200,000 soldiers have been buried since the Civil War. Spend some time at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum (closed for renovations until November 2022).

  • Round-trip transportation
  • English or Spanish-speaking escort tour guide
  • All admissions
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet outside McDonald's on the corner of Broadway and 51st St.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The Air and Space Museum is closed for renovations until October 2022
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 200 reviews

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Surely a long day trip, a lot of time on the coach and relatively short stops at the sights, but you know that when you book such a tour - still the best way to see the Washington monuments while spending a week in NYC. You don't need to organize anything yourself, you just get on the coach and anything else is arranged for you. Good drivers, good guides, all the important monuments of the capital to see.

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July 22, 2022

Marcos is a great guide. Declared great. Was a lot of fun with him. He explained everything very extensively in English and Spanish. The Spanish explanations were rather annoying. There were only a few Spanish speakers on board. The English explanation would have been enough for them. We had to be content with that too.

December 21, 2019

We had an eventful day in Washington, where we got to know the highlights of the city. Of course, the time at the individual stations is not enough to deal intensively with the story, but definitely to get a good overview. Especially thanks to our very good tour guide Marcos, who took care of everyone with a lot of background knowledge and in a very pleasant way. We would book the tour again at any time and had a good time in Washington despite the bad weather!

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December 2, 2019

Product ID: 69848