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2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia Tour from New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia

  • Tour code: 955-766
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Jersey City, NJ; Flushing, NY; East Brunswick, NJ; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
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Highlights:

Visit Washington (White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Potomac River Cruise, Vietnam Veterans Memorial), Philadelphia, Princeton.

Special Remarks:

  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

Pricing Details

Single: $126
Double (/Person): $76
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $60
Child (Age 0-12): $60

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $60 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 yrs. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York - Princeton - Philadelphia(204 miles)
  • Day 2 Washington DC - New York(203 miles)
  • Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.
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Day 1 New York - Princeton - Philadelphia(204 miles)

In the morning we will visit Princeton, NJ and the campus of the prestigious Ivy League school, Princeton University. Next, we will depart for historic Philadelphia, PA to visit National Independence Park, where we will see Congress Hall and the famous Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, One Liberty Observation Deck. In the afternoon, we will head to Washington D.C., and visit the Madame Tussands in Washington D.C. Next, we will visit the White House (Outside). We will also visit the U.S. Department of Treasury (Outside), Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial.

  • Always Visit
    This illustrious university in central New Jersey is one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in the entire United States of America. It has been associated with 35 Nobel Prize laureates.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes

One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) When Philadelphia was the capital of the newly-formed United States of America, this building was home to the young Congress and all of its proceedings. Congress Hall stands right next to Independence Hall in Independence National Park.
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
  • We'll visit the exterior of it due to the government shutdown.
    The famously cracked Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence and spirit. Located at Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia, PA, this symbol of the American Revolution was crafted in 1752-- more than 250 years ago.
    We'll visit the exterior of it due to the government shutdown.
    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.
  • Always Visit
    At the top of One Liberty Tower, visitors can get the best panoramic view of the city of Philadelphia from 57 floors above this beautiful city.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $14.50; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14.50|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Visit
    The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
  • Always Visit
    This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar

Day 2 Washington DC - New York(203 miles)

Depart from the hotel in early morning, we will first visit the US Capitol (outside). We will also visit the Library of Congress (outside) and Supreme Court of the United States (outside). After that, we will take the D.C. Cruise along Potomac River to see many of the areas' most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way. (*When the DC cruise closed during winter, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.). In addition, along the way, you will see the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and etc. If time permit, we will also visit Newseum,a top 10 ranked popular attraction in Washington D.C. After that, we will head back to New York. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Passing By
    (Passing By) The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. It's only available during the Cherry Blossom time.
  • Passing By
    (Passing By) This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
  • Always Visit
    This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) The Library of Congress is the oldest cultural institution established by federal mandate in the US, divided between three buildings in Capitol Hill and a Virginia campus. It is the largest library in the world.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) The Supreme Court is another magnificent addition to Washington's neoclassical buildings. It is home to the country's highest governing judicial body. Visitors may tour the building on their own and also attend court, provided that it is in session.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Always Visit
    The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
    If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • When the DC cruise closed during winter, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    Dedicated to all things espionage, the International Spy Museum houses exhibits and collections that detail the history of spying. It features many informative films and interactive activities, like Spy in the City, an GPS-based scavenger hunt.
    When the DC cruise closed during winter, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $21.95; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.95; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15.95|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.
  • Always Visit
    One of Washington, DC's many monuments and memorials, the WWII Memorial pays homage to those who served in the US military during that conflict. It was opened in 2002.
    Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Always Visit
    This interactive museum details the history of journalism, news, and media. Established in 1997, it is located in a sleek, modern building filled with multiple theaters and exhibits. It is also where Al Jazeera America has its studios.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (7-18 yrs, 3-12) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs, 62+) $21|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's Day
Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

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(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: CHIRAGKUMAR on 2017-12-27

We went to the 2 day trip.Our tour guide name is TANA. She is superbly talented and know very much about history of all places. Very good service, good time management,Good hotel service, everything is good,, I recommend this trip to everyone, Super Tour Guide - TANA

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Srikanth on 2017-11-20

I had planned this trip just before 3 days with my wife. We are recently married and we are pretty happy with the trip and accommodation provided by team. The tour guide Emily is very friendly and cool and explained everything about the places we have visited. Thanks team and hope eagerly waiting to plan another trip with you guys. I recommend this trip for sure for the newly couple in the Winter season.:) Thanks

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jenny on 2017-10-11

My uncle and aunt got Washing D.C. Tour . Tour guide Jeff , he was very organized guide during the trip and we did get communication by text message . . Guide Jeff speaks English very well , Even short time tour , but it was very excellent tour . Because of Jeff !! Next time my hus and I will go Washington DC tour with Jeff.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: TM on 2017-10-10

My tour guide was Ivy. She is great, always remind people about respect other people and be on time. The schedule of the tour on 1st day is to visit Princeton University, Philadelphia and Amish bus tour. The time in Philly was quite short. Only 1 hour including lunch time. We didn't even have time to look around Independent hall and Liberty Bell. We stayed one night at Metro point Hotel. The hotel is quite old but otherwise great. I didn't hear any noise from other rooms. 2nd day, we started early to visit the White House and Capitol/Congress hall which were great experience. The time at Museum of Space was 1 hour is quite short. The older schedule had us 2-3 hours free time. There is so much to do in National mall area. We didn't even have time to get close to the monument. It should be other things to accommodate ppl who don't want to join "optional" activities. So they can join up after those "options" are done. Esp in DC which we can uber to meet up easily. (if addresses are given) All in all, I still recommend this tour to other people who want short trip and haven't been to DC before.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Harry on 2017-09-25

I strongly recommend this two days trip to Washington D.C.. I was on this trip with my son on 23rd to 24th September. Our Guide, Ms Jenny was an excellent person, always smiling and very helpful. The driver was highly trained and helpful. Accomodation was great. No hurry hurry My overall experience was "Excellent". It is really worth.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Eli on 2017-09-19

I recommend this tour because I enjoyed it so much. I was travelling alone but had fun anyway and met new people. When I come back here with my family I will take this company again. My tour guide, Tony, was very kind and explained interesting facts in english and chinese. He was also very helpful for everyone's needs.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Lauren on 2017-09-06

My boyfriend and I live in Brooklyn but wanted to get away for Labor Day Weekend. We left from Brooklyn although there was a shuttle bus that took us to Chinatown - next time we will just meet in Chinatown and take the bus from there. Our tour guide was Jin Lu, he did a great job controlling the group and making his expectations very clear. He told us the 2 very most important things - be on time and do not leave anything behind. He reiterated it and for the most part everyone followed his requests. He gave the tour in both Chinese and English. Take Tours is very organized - they assigned everyone seats which I thought was a great idea so that people were not trampling others on and off the bus for seats, great job! My personal opinion was that we could've done without visiting Princeton University but I guess that's because we are done with school and we didn't really care to hear about the University. We loved going to the Liberty Bell, the Amish farm and house, Amish dinner, hotel, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, White House and Air and Space Museum. The reason why I'm giving the itinerary a 4 was because we felt like it was slightly rushed. We only spent a total of 30 minutes at the Air and Space Museum and it is huge!! We'll have to return another time. We did not go to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum either, again a personal preference since we have one in NYC but some other who went felt like it was a little rushed as well. I'm giving transportation a 4 because I felt like the bus was not the cleanest - my seat was sticky and my pants were sticking to the seat which was a cloth material. Overall, it was a great experience, we would recommend it to anyone and we plan on going to Niagara Falls through Take Tours. Thank you, Jin and thank you take tours for a wonderful trip!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jenny on 2017-08-27

Very friendly and provide great information about destinations. Tour guide: Jason siu good job the best!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: KHAMARJAN on 2017-08-27

Tour was a great experience. Tour guide, jaison siu was very friendly and helpful. Tour guide and driver made the trip really enjoyable.....thank you. Will consider next trip soon...

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Paras Patel on 2017-08-25

Best value for money, amish farm tour was really good!

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