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Washington DC Tours from New York City

Washington DC Tours from New York City

Washington DC, the US’ monument-rich capital, makes for an easy excursion from New York City. Dive into US history and politics at the White House, Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, and more. Here’s how to make your NYC-to-DC trip happen. 

Guided Tours

Get a comprehensive overview of Washington’s many United States monuments and memorials with a guided tour. Options from New York City include group bus tours and private excursions that include a personal vehicle and tour guide who can tailor the itinerary to your interests. You can see even more with an overnight tour to DC that also visits key sites in the Northeast—such as the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and Amish country in rural Pennsylvania—along the way. 

Independent Tours by Train

See famous landmarks such as the Potomac River, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Arlington National Cemetery at your own pace on an independent tour that travels by train between New York City and the nation’s capital. The one-way trip takes about 3.5 hours, leaving you time to go sightseeing before your evening return. An easy, efficient way to get around DC is a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which gives you the flexibility to disembark at any stop to explore a sight in depth.

Things to Know

  • It takes about 3.5 hours by train to travel the 230 miles (370 kilometers) between New York’s Penn Station in Manhattan and Washington DC’s Union Square, and about four hours by car or bus.

  • Once in DC, you can walk or take a shuttle between major attractions on the National Mall. Use the well-maintained subway system to get around the city and its surroundings.

  • DC weather tends to be slightly warmer than New York City—expect heat and humidity in summer and milder but possibly snowy winters. Dressing in layers is recommended for adjusting to temperature changes both indoors and outside.

  • Spend time at one or more of the Smithsonian Institution museums, which have superb collections dedicated to history, art, and science. The National Zoo and National Air and Space Museum are popular choices among families, and there are plenty of large public parks and botanical gardens with room for kids to roam.

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York City

Washington DC Day Trip from New York City

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On this New York to Washington DC tour, check out the nation’s capital in a day with all logistics, transport, and entrance fees included so you’re totally free to focus on the sights. Traveling by comfortable minivan or bus with a guide for commentary—another advantage over an independent trip—view landmarks including the White House and Washington Monument. Plus, visit Arlington Cemetery and the National Air and Space Museum.
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  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.00
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$169.00
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2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York

2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York

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Get to know some of the region surrounding New York City with this guided, 2-day tour through Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Explore Philadelphia and Washington, visiting attractions from the Liberty Bell to Capitol Hill. Then spend time in the quiet town of Lancaster, PA. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and experience the simpler life of the Amish people. All transportation and overnight accommodations included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$350.00
Price varies by group size
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$350.00
Price varies by group size
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Washington DC and Philadelphia in One Day from NYC

Washington DC and Philadelphia in One Day from NYC

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Experience two of the US's capital cities—the current one in Washington DC and the former in Philidelphia—on a full-day trip from New York City. Perfect for busy travelers with just one day to spare, this tour covers all the logistics and transportation so all you have to do is show up and enjoy the sights.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Private Washington DC Day Trip from New York

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Visit Washington, D.C., on a private, full-day trip from New York City with a chauffeured minivan that accommodates up to six passengers. Enjoy the ride in comfort and style, then spend a day exploring the capital’s most important sites. See the United States Capitol and the moving tombs of the Arlington National Cemetery, then continue to the White House and Presidential memorials. Visit the museums and monuments that line the National Mall before returning to New York.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,199.00
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From
$1,199.00
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