New York City is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and full of contrasts between its different boroughs and 8.5 million residents.
Private Washington DC & Philadelphia Day Trip from NYC
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Experience a Fully Guided Tour of Two of the Nation’s Capitals
Your day begins with an early morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan, where you’re greeted by your professional, bilingual tour guide for the day.
Your first destination is the nation’s current capital, Washington, DC (travel time is approximately 4 – 5 hours). Your tour begins with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, which honors the U.S. Marines by depicting a famous photograph taken during World War II, the raising of the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan. You continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial, honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Washington D.C. is home to all three branches of the U.S. government. During this tour, you stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them: the White House, home and office of the U.S. President, and the Capitol Building, home of the U.S. Congress and where the laws of this country are made. Your visit to Washington concludes with free time for lunch on your own and a possible short visit to one of the Smithsonian museums, the world-famous National Air and Space Museum.
Your next destination is the first-ever U.S. capital, chosen during the Revolutionary War: Philadelphia, PA. You re-board your comfortable motorcoach for an approximately 3-hour journey. You arrive directly at Philadelphia’s historic Old City neighborhood. Your first stop is at the Independence National Historical Park, where your guide leads you on a brief walking tour.
You have the opportunity to see some of the main historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, the famous symbol of America’s independence, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United State. It was within its walls that America’s founding documents — the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) and Constitution — were debated and adopted.
Your visit to Philadelphia concludes with a stop at the Rocky Steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you have an opportunity to re-enact the famous scene from the 1976 movie by ascending to the top of the steps.
At the end of the day, relax on board your motorcoach for the return to Times Square in Manhattan, arriving between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The day’s itinerary is subject to traffic conditions and may be modified due to time constraints.
Visit and learn about the most iconic landmarks of these two historic cities:
- Lincoln Memorial
- Iwo Jima Memorial
- White House
- U.S. Capitol
- Liberty Bell
- Independence Hall
- Rocky Steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Round-trip transfer from New York City on a comfortable motor coach
- Professional guide (English or Spanish), Washington and Philadelphia licensed
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Food and drinks