Washington D.C. Monuments and Memorials Day Trip from New York

Day Trips & Excursions in New York City
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Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the free" as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York, New York City, New YorkBeginning in New York heading south, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Your tour will begin with a stop to Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK's gravesite. Move further into Washington DC and you'll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials for exploring and pictures.Late in the afternoon you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New York City.Please Note: This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, the Capitol and the Senate for commentary and picture taking. However please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. In the event of this occurring, tour will be adjusted accordingly.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VirginiaVeterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.Duration: 1 hourPass By: U.S. Capitol, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaThe Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.Pass By: White House, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaOne of America's most recognizable historical and political symbols is also the home and office of the President of the United States.Stop At: National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaThe most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaThis memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaEmotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdomDuration: 1 hourStop At: Washington Monument, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaBuilt to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.CDuration: 1 hour

What's included

  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Free Wifi on bus only
  • Entry/Admission - National Air and Space Museum

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point