- 13 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the free" as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Professional tour guide
- Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
- Free Wifi on bus only
- Entry/Admission - National Air and Space Museum
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York, New York City, New York
Beginning in New York heading south, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Your tour will begin with a stop to Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK's gravesite. Move further into Washington DC and you'll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials for exploring and pictures.
Late in the afternoon you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New York City.
Please Note: This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, the Capitol and the Senate for commentary and picture taking. However please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. In the event of this occurring, tour will be adjusted accordingly.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: U.S. Capitol, Washington DC, District of Columbia
The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.
Pass By: White House, Washington DC, District of Columbia
One of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.
Stop At: National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, District of Columbia
The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia
This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia
"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Washington Monument, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Wheelchair accessible
- Due to security, there is no entry to the White House
- Depending on the rules on the day, sometimes a stop can be made for photographs from outside the fence
- Stop at Smithsonian's 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Fantastic trip, saw all the highlights of Washington and had plenty of time to see what we wanted to see
The trip to WASHINGTON DC, was fantastic (the trip - yes) Washington is a fantastic tourist HOTSPOT. would definitely recommend it, BAD POINT came from the bus and boarding chaos at New York Visitor Centre on 8th avenue....walking distance from visitor centre to bus boarding is distant, Buses not properly Identified as to which actual Tour they are intended for, TOUR GUIDES,, especially our 1, was of German decent, and our tour party consisted of English,Spanish and German locals....whereapon he purposely put his COUNTRYMEN and WOMEN on the right hand seating of the bus....and the remainder of us on the left for our transit from New York to Washington DC...only 1 hour into a 7 hour journey to washington did I realise that everything of interest on the journey to washington was Quote ' IF YOU LOOK OUT THE RIGHT WINDOW......followed by ' ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AS WE TRAVEL you will see this that and the other....subsequently all the German nationals got the perfect camera photo as we drove past significant landmarks...and those of us on the LEFT side of the bus had to 'Duck and Swerve' in order to take a fleeting picture of the Back's of Heads of opposite tourists and Seating Headrests''''''' SO favourtism with particular Tour guides was abundantly clear.....so if you are going to visit WASHINGTON DC, with a VIATOR voucher its the BEST IDEA, as you wont have to Q for ages to get a ticket....BUT WATCH AND LISTEN OUT FOR YOUR TOUR GUIDE....and ours was 'BRUNO' ....my least favourite and untipped guide.......2 days after that we went to NIAGARA FALLS for the 2 day visit - using same visitor centre on 8th Avenue New York...with Eddy....and he was BRILLIANT. All in All we had a fantastic 2 week break in NEW YORK......USA ROCKS......10/10
Brian, our operatic singing tour leader, very knowledgeable and entertaining! He brought history to life and the day was well paced. If you are short on time, this tour is a must.
Brian was a wonderful tour guide so much knowledge and charisma. The government shutdown was on so we didn't get to see everything. But still an enjoyable day.
A very long day but worth every dollar, good tour guide and 2 drivers who changed on the Delaware border.We saw all the sites in Washington and had plenty of time to visit the Smithsonian museums.Plenty of scheduled breaks at appropriate times.
this trip This trip is great for people who have just one day to see Washington DC, it can be challenging and tiring
Left NYC at 7am and returned at 9pm, and had a great experience seeing all of the major historical sights in DC. Our guide, Jonathan, was informative, interesting and did a great job keeping us on track. He shared many historical facts as we traveled. I would definitely recommend this trip if you only have 1 day to visit DC.
I did this tour during a week long trip to NYC. This was a very long day as I was at the Gray Line Visitor Centre at about 6:15am. My hotel was only a few minutes walk so that helped.
A representative came and directed me where to wait. The tour leader seemed very knowledgeable and was quite engaging.
We did have some rest stops along the way. Overall got to see the main places, such as Arlington cemetery, the White House, Capitol Hill. Also passed through a number of states such as Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland on the way. One thing is that it did rain heavily in DC for a couple of hours.
On the way back I got a great view of the Manhattan skyline at night. I got back to NYC at approximately 10pm. Overall this trip is definitely worth doing.
Excellent trip the guide Peter was brilliant and very knowledgeable long trip but definitely worth it
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
Loved this tour. It was very well organised and takes you to majority of the tourist stops in Washington DC.
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.
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.
Had to be talked into this one by my travelling companions but am super happy I was. Great day and highly recommended.
Highly recommended tour for you who have not more time to explore all USA.
Save your money, because no need reserve the hotel, transportation etc.
It is worth it. All of icon in Washington you will be visiting.