Washington, D.C. Day Trip From NYC By Train


  • • Avoid the bus and hop on a quiet, relaxing train that gets you to Washington DC in just under 3.5 hours
  • • See the most famous monuments in Washington DC without having to stay overnight in the city.
  • • Take an official tour of the Capitol Building.
  • • Explore the National Mall, where most of America’s most famous monuments are located, including the Vietnam War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more.
  • • Group size: 15 people per guide
Tour Code
14 hours
Departure City
New York
End City
New York
Tour Type:

Experience: Historical

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking


Washington DC with National Mall and Capitol Tour

Many people don’t know that the spectacular monuments and governmental buildings of Washington DC are just a short train ride from New York City. This tour takes you into the beating heart of American Democracy with an expert guide and small tour group so you can immerse yourself in the nation’s story as you visit its most iconic sights.

We pack a lot of sightseeing into 7 hours, so after the White House, we hop right back onto the train and get you back to NYC. Forget crowded buses packed with large tour groups, this Washington DC day trip from New York takes you to and from the Capital by train, meaning you have more time on the ground to visit the most iconic monuments in the National Mall with an expert guide, stop for a history lesson (and a few pictures) in front of the White House, and join an official tour of the Capitol Building.

Your day starts early, in Penn Station, where you’ll meet your expert guide and small group of 15 people, then hop one of the first trains to Washington DC. Grab some breakfast or take a nap, After just under 3.5 hours in transit, you’ll step out of the train station, cross the jaw-dropping national mall, and arrive at the steps of the Capitol Building.

This is where the daily business of the world’s most powerful democracy takes place and you’ll get an inside look at it when you join the official tour of the building, which includes a short video on the historic struggle to develop a representative government in the states, as well as visits to the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall. The story of the Capitol Building is also the story of the American Democracy and it’s never more fascinating than when you are hearing it while surrounded by its most famous landmarks.

After the Capitol building, you’ll pause for a photo op in front of the building then break for lunch. It isn’t included in the tour but your guide will give you a range of options to suit any taste.

After lunch, you’ll embark on a tour of the National Mall to see some of America’s most famous monuments. While standing in front of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial, your guide will tell you the stories of the people and events behind these jaw-dropping works of art and give you an even deeper appreciation of what they stand for.

Of course, no tour of Washington D.C. is complete without a stop in front of the President’s House. As you stand out front, snapping the obligatory selfie, you’ll learn the tumultuous history of the building, from ghosts and fires, to which presidents have loved it and improved it, and which have spent as little time in it as possible. You’ll also learn a lot about the First Ladies, whose impact on the function and uses of the house has traditionally been immense. Along the way, you’ll get a peek into the human side of American history with anecdotes about skinny-dipping POTUSes and strange presidential pets.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
To get to the meeting point:

Arriving by taxi: ask your driver to bring you to the entrance of Penn Station on 8th avenue at the corner with 31st street.
Arriving by subway: BLUE line A,C,E - Penn Station
This tour ends back at Penn Station.
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
SATURDAY - 6:20AM New York Penn Station, entrance at 8th ave and 31st str New York, NY 10119
MONDAY - 6:40AM New York Penn Station, entrance at 8th ave and 31st str New York, NY 10119

Package Includes

  • Expert Guide
  • Official Capitol Tour Tickets
  • Round-trip Train Tickets
  • Headsets
  • Small groups of 15 people

Package Excludes

  • Hotel transfers
  • All personal expenses and meals
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • Tour offered in English Only.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. Please note that we are unable to accommodate a delayed departure time due to late arrivals as trains are departing on time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed on this tour.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate strollers on this tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Adult: 13+
Child: 4-12
Infant: Under 4, free

Reservation Info

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    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
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    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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