Get a full day to explore America's capital city on this independent day trip from New York that includes round-trip train transportation and a ticket to a hop-on hop-off bus tour. See top Washington DC attractions including the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery at your own pace, and learn about the city's history through the bus tour's informative narration. This is an ideal way to see what interests you most in Washington DC quickly and conveniently.
At New York City's Penn Station, board your comfortable train and travel 230 miles (370 km) to Union Station in Washington DC. When you arrive to DC board the hop-on hop-off double-decker bus sightseeing tour at your leisure. Stay on board the bus for the entire tour to learn all about Washington DC's history and major landmarks, or hop on and off as you wish to capture amazing photos of iconic sights and tour them independently. Admire the White House and US Capitol, and see the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and US Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial. Check out the lively Georgetown University neighborhood, see Embassy Row, and visit the staggering collection at the Library of Congress. Take in the solemn spectacle of thousands of grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery reflecting the high cost of war. After an attraction-packed afternoon in Washington DC, head back to Union Station to catch your return train to New York City. Your 12-hour unescorted day trip to New York City concludes at Penn Station.