Day Trip to Washington DC and Philadelphia from New York

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Day Trip to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia from New York

With the day trip to Washington DC and Philadelphia from New York, you can discover two big cities near the Big Apple within one day. A guide will take you on the bus trip and tell you all the ins and outs about Philadelphia and Washington along the way. The fully organized bus tour takes all the work off your hands, so sit back and enjoy discovering these interesting cities in the New York area.

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Tour to Washington DC to Philadelphia

The bus leaves early in the morning at Times Square. From here, you will drive to Washington DC in about four hours, where you’ll first visit the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to the lost lives of the American Marines. The tour continues to the nearby Lincoln Memorial. After this visit, you will continue to the White House and Capitol Hill, both of which you can admire from the outside. The last stop in Washington is at the National Air and Space Museum. Here you can visit the museum or have lunch somewhere.

Then the bus sets sail for Philadelphia, with Independence National Historical Park as its first destination. Here, you will visit a number of historical sites during a short walk led by the guide. After about an hour, you will board the bus again for a visit to the famous Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Rocky Steps. At the end of this diverse day, the bus will go back to New York, where you will return to Times Square during the evening.

Eric’s Tip: “During this day trip you will see a lot and I think it is really worth it as a trip outside of New York City. This tour is an accessible way to get to know both Washington DC and Philadelphia. Therefore, it is also an intensive day so keep that in mind.”

Practical Information

After purchase, you will receive a voucher by email that you can print out and use as a ticket for the trip, or show it as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Departure point: R Lounge in Times Square
  • Departure time: 5:00
  • The details of the day can be adjusted due to (traffic) conditions
  • The tour is in English and Spanish.

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