Washington D.C. by Rail is a Great Day Trip
There are many day trips from NYC, and Washington D.C. by Rail is a good choice if you have never been to the nation’s capital. The tour allows you to have a flexible schedule and introduces you to many of the historical landmarks. The trip starts with a train ride from New York to D.C., with arrival at Union Station. The majority of your time in the city will be taking a sightseeing tour on a double decker bus. A ticket includes the round trip train ticket, the double decker bus tour, and lunch in the city.
Advantages of the Tour
While you could make your own day trip into Washington, D.C., this rail and bus tour has a number of advantages. You don’t have to worry about driving-just sit back and enjoy the leisurely train ride into the city. You also don’t have to worry about driving in the congestion of the city or try to find expensive parking.
Another great advantage of the tour is that the bus offers hop-on and hop-off features. You can stay on the bus the entire time and just enjoy seeing the historical sites, or you can hop off at different sites that you want to check out more closely. There are many different stop locations that you can take advantage of including all the major sites. Once you are ready to hop on the bus again, you can walk to the nearest scheduled stop to board. You don’t have to worry about sticking to a strict time schedule or touring a site that isn’t of interest to you.
The train ride from New York will stop at Union Station in Washington, D.C. and the bus tour will start from there. Whether you have been to D.C. previously or this is your first visit, the Washington D.C. by Rail tour will show you the major landmarks and some lesser known sites.
Along the tour you will be able to see the White House and U.S. Capitol as well as the Lincoln and Washington Monuments. If you have a military interest or have had relatives in the war, you may be more interested to see the Korea Memorial, the MLK Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. You will also see the Air and Space Museum and, for a little fun, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which showcases wax figures of all the presidents and many celebrities.
Book your seat for a fun day trip right now. The Washington D.C. by Rail tour is a great way to see the historical city.
This tour is not available on these dates:
22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th
Sorry, this tour cannot be booked on-line. Please call (212) 445-0848 or (1-800) 669-0051 Ext 3
Due to new security policies on AMTRAK, all passengers will be required to have a valid photo ID for boarding the train.
Cancellation policy: A $75 fee will be charged for cancellations more than 48 hours of scheduled departure. No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of scheduled departure.