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Philadelphia to Washington DC Self Guided Day Trip by Rail

Philadelphia to Washington DC Self Guided Day Trip by Rail

Philadelphia, United States
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Visit the American capital when you're in Philadelphia on this 14-hour tour to Washington D.C. You'll travel by train and then enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour of the city to see sights such as the museums of the Smithsonian or Arlington National Cemetery. Have free time to explore at your leisure, and visit the Hard Rock Cafe for an included lunch.
  • 14-hour day trip from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to see some of the United States' most important monuments and landmarks in one day
  • Travel by Amtrak
  • Receive transportation around the city on a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe
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Roundtrip Amtrak ticket from Philadelphia to Washington DC
24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket in Washington DC
2-Course Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC

Departure Point

2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip starts at the Amtrak station in Philadelphia, where you'll board your train to Washington D.C., arriving at Union Station in the late morning. If you're hungry, you might want to grab a snack at the station upon arrival, or just head straight to the Hard Rock Cafe for your included 2-course lunch with priority seating.

If you choose to do lunch later, start your hop-on hop-off tour by boarding the double-decker bus waiting outside the train station. This tour provides convenient transportation around the city, allowing you to hop off at the sites that interest you and then get back on the bus when you're ready to move on. Perhaps visit the National Archives, home to the Declaration of Independence, or check out one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institute, such as the National Museum of Natural History or the National Air and Space Museum.

Other attractions you might want to visit include the International Spy Museum, Madame Tussauds, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot.

In the late afternoon, return to Union Station to walk around a bit before boarding the Amtrak train for the return ride to Philadelphia, where your tour ends.
Stop At:  
Amtrak Union Station Washington D.C
Make your way to Amtrak Station in Philadelphia for a rail trip to Washington. Take a seat on Amtrak's rail cars with a hot beverage and relax. By late morning, you'll be in Union Station in Washington DC, ready for a wonderful day of shopping, sightseeing and dining.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hop On Hop Off DC Tours by Old Town Trolley
Hop aboard Old Town Trolley and enjoy a fun-filled day of Transportainment! You’ll enjoy a fully-narrated tour of the city while being able to hop on and off as much as you’d like. We’ve carefully crafted our tour route, selecting the right amount of stops at all the right places. Your trip includes a one day ticket to hop-on hop-off as many times as you wish.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hard Rock Cafe
From the heart of our nation’s capital, Hard Rock Cafe is doing our patriotic duty by offering fresh, delicious American cuisine against a backdrop of one of our country’s greatest collections of music memorabilia. For more than two decades, guests of Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC have savored world-class flavors and experienced impeccable service in a laid-back, music-infused atmosphere. Your trip includes a 2-course lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Attractions4us LLC

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What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia to Washington DC Self Guided Day Trip by Rail?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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