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A great introductory sightseeing tour takes you to Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, the White House and the Air and Space Museum. You will also have a chance to pay your respects to America’s fallen heroes at the Vietnam and Korea Memorials.
You’ll also see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Supreme Court and much, much more on this great day in Washington DC.
Approx. 13 hoursStart time
Tour departs from Grayline Visitor’s Center 777 8th Avenue between 47th & 48th street
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.
Same as meeting point.
You will board a deluxe air conditioned motorcoach or van and depart New York, accompanied by a professional bilingual tour guide. Travel south passing through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Washington DC, the capital city of the United States of America.
Your Washington DC tour begins with a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery, the grave site of the Kennedy family.
Undertake a sightseeing tour around the city and visit the following attractions:
Capitol Hill: One of America’s most historic and famous neighbourhoods. The Capitol is located on top of a hill, now known as the Capitol Hill, on the east side of the National Mall.
Senate and White House.: The White House is possibly the most photographed building in the world and the greatest symbol of power. Every president but George Washington has lived in this Executive Mansion.
Air and Space Museum: The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. The collection includes more than 30,000 aviation-related and more than 9,000 space-related artifacts.
Lincoln Memorial: An enduring symbol of American freedom, the Lincoln memorial is a monument honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The pristine white building is modeled on a Greek temple. Inside is a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln seated in a chair.
Vietnam Memorial: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Its main monument, known as 'The Wall' is the most visited memorial in Washington.
Washington Monument: This obelisk is dedicated to the founder of America, George Washington and is the centrepiece of the National Mall. It is the tallest free standing masonry structure in the world. The 178 foot Doric column has a museum on the ground floor where you can find information about Washington as well as construction of the monument.
Korean Memorial: In the form of a triangle intersecting a circle, this memorial honors those Americans who fought in the Korean wars.
Late afternoon embark on a panoramic city tour that takes you past all the major government buildings such as the Supreme Court, Congress Library, Foggy Bottom, Watergate Hotel and much more.
Head back towards New York, arriving early in the evening.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Seat rotation occurs at least once during the day
We regret that if any site featured in the description cannot be covered due to a reason beyond control we are unable to offer a refund for those services.
Smoking is not permitted on the coach.
...D Patel, United Kingdom, 07/Sep/2016
We had a really wonderful trip to Washington DC from New York City. The trip was very well organised and was comfortable and accommodating. Our guide and the drivers were...Daniella Doherty, Australia, 03/Jun/2013
Wonderful trip. Thoroughly recommend....Ronald E Delaney, Australia, 06/Oct/2012