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

  • Tour code: 255-2735
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Jersey City, NJ; Flushing, NY; East Brunswick, NJ
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
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Highlights:

Visit Washington (White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial), Philadelphia (Independence National Historical Park, Liberty Bell), Lancaster (The Amish Farm and House), Princeton (Princeton University). Inclusions: 1 night hotel, bus transportation, tour guide.

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 - Lancaster(141 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 - Lancaster(141 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 (outside view) and the famous Liberty Bell. After, we will go to Lancaster to visit the village, it called Amish. After dinner, we will go back the hotel. (The show is not available on Monday, we will go Arundel Mills shopping instead)

  • 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) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes

  • Always Visit
    This authentic Amish farm in Lancaster, PA is more than 300 years old, and an educational experience for the whole family. This 25-acre farm is dedicated to teaching people about the Amish lifestyle in a fun and constructive way.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.
  • Always Available
    Because they shun technology, Amish cuisine is known for using only the freshest ingredients, whether vegetable, meat, or dairy. They grow their own crops, raise their own animals, and produce their own dairy products, making for a delicious meal.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $18; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $18
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.). 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) 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 (2-12 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 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.

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours

(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: Sandy on 2017-10-07

Great tour and excellent value for money. I took the 2 day Washington DC and Philadelphia tour. Guides were waiting where stated, tour bus was large and accommodated our big cases. We didn't know what to expect in Princeton but were surprised it was so lovely - similar to Oxford Uni. We didn't take the tour but instead walked around the town and explored the grounds of the Uni ourselves. In Philadelphia we walked to see the Liberty Bell and had free time to get lunch and explore. We then headed to Lancaster to see the Amish Farm - we took the tour and this was really interesting. We also had time for shopping in the Amish store selling quilts etc.. We had dinner in the Amish Good and Plenty restaurant, then headed for our hotel in Maryland the Metropole Points. Very efficient to get our room which was a double king room and it included breakfast too! Next day was an early start 7:15 to Washington. We walked to the White House, Lincoln Memorial and took the Cruise. We had time for lunch but passed on the Wax Museum and instead walked around town. Great tour, well organised and a good price, would recommend.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Svetlana on 2017-04-24

Overall trip was great.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Svetlana on 2017-04-24

Well organized tour, very informative, Everything was on time, good accommodation.The tour guys Tony and Jeff did a great job.Thank you!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Tathagata on 2017-04-12

Very well conducted tour. The tour guide was excellent and the driver ensured a comfortable ride.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: VENKATA on 2017-04-10

Loved the tour. It has excellent value for money. The overnight stay at the recently renovated hotel was also great in Maryland. My only complaint is about the Chinese tour guide talking too loudly and for 15 minutes at a time. The English tour guide always kept it short and sweet.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jacqueline on 2016-03-24

This is the best tour ever. My friend and i enjoyed so much. We will do it again and invite more friends. Tour guide is perfect, hotel is excellent. I am recommending this tour for everybody.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Michelle on 2016-03-22

Trip was very safe. Max, the tour guide was very efficient, structured,knowledgeable and very sensitive to the needs of the tourists. His trainees Shawn, Rex, Leo Chu were very accommodating when asked for Info's.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Mayank on 2015-10-16

Tour was well organized and we enjoyed the tour. It would be nice if more time is provided for DC covering more museums etc. - skipping boat ride and wax museum. For Jersey residents it would be nice if the bus is stopped at White Castle for pick-up and drop-off while booking on web. Bus did stop at other stops to pick up one-two travelers.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Angela on 2015-09-17

The tour was very good. Blair was a very good tour guide. The only thing I disagree about the trip is you can't sit where you want on the bus. The seats are assigned. I think that should be changed.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Joseph on 2015-08-09

The tour was just great. All the attractions were very enjoyable to visit Philadelphia Amish country and Washington. Tour guide, Vivian Li, was excellent. The bus and hotel, Comfort Inn, was very comfortable and clean.

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