Take a relaxing day trip by rail from Philadelphia to Washington DC and enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour, which will take you past DC's top monuments and museums. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore on your own. Train fare, the bus tour and a 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe are all included.
Make your way to Amtrak Station in Philadelphia for a rail trip to Washington. Take a seat on Amtrak's rail cars with a hot beverage and relax. By late morning, you'll be in Union Station in Washington DC, ready for a wonderful day of shopping, sightseeing and dining.If you're hungry, have a bite at the station or make your way over to Hard Rock Cafe for your included Priority Seating 2-course lunch. Otherwise, do lunch later or grab a muffin at the station. Your double-decker bus will be waiting right outside to take you on a wonderful tour of what makes Washington such an important city.Hop on and off at any of the stops to enjoy the multitude of museums and monuments in the US capital. Visit the National Archives, containing a signed Declaration of Independence, or any of the Smithsonian Museums including the National Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of Natural History. Check out Madame Tussauds, the National Holocaust Museum, the International Spy Museum and more. The list is endless!For history buffs, visit Arlington National cemetery, Vietnam Memorial or Ford's Theater, the theater where President Lincoln was assassinated. Save some time to return in the late afternoon to Union Station and walk around to view this magnificent 1908 station saved from demolition in the 1980s.After a day of Washington DC sightseeing, tour Amtrak train will whisk you back to Philadelphia in the evening.