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

  • Tour code: 055-679
  • Available: Tue, Thu, Sun
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Jersey City, NJ; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
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Visit Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Princeton.

Special Remarks:

  • "Tour inside the US Capitol: Take a guided in-depth tour inside the Senate and the House of Representatives! "
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded

Pricing Details

Single: $142
Double (/Person): $92
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $68
Child (Age 0-12): $68

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 $68 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 - Washington DC(235 miles)
  • Day 2 Washington DC - New York(203 miles)
  • The tour will take a cruise in either Philadelphia or DC, but not both.
    Visiting Princeton University is not valid for customers who select Philadelphia Bourse as departure.
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Day 1 New York - Princeton - Philadelphia - Washington DC(235 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) 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. (Due to the effect of early sunset during winter time, we will visit Lincoln Memorial after dusk.)

Princeton is known for the Ivy League Princeton University. The campus includes the Collegiate Gothic–style University Chapel and the broad collection of the Princeton University Art Museum are popular spots to see.

  • 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 first capital of the U.S.The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

  • Inside Visit
    (Inside 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.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm, Closed on all major federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day.
  • Always Visit
    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.
    Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm|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; Adult (Since 01/01/2019) $15; Child (3-11 yrs) $9.50; Child (3-11 yrs, Since 01/01/2019) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs, Since 01/01/2019) $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 9:00pm

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
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside 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 (reverse side of $50 bill). Our professional tour guide will bring you inside the Capitol building, and have a look around the interior of the Capitol building (if the Capitol is closed, we will visit the exterior of the Capitol building instead.) We will also visit the Library of Congress (exterior) and Supreme Court of the United States (exterior). 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.

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.

  • Inside Visit
    (Inside 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: 30-40 Minutes
  • From 1/15/2017, if the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum 

    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.
    From 1/15/2017, 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
  • Always 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
    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.
    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
    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: Mon - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's Day, Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm
The tour will take a cruise in either Philadelphia or DC, but not both.
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.





Terms & Condition


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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: Angela on 2017-08-12

Highly Recommend This Tour! Great guide, great itinerary, great transportation, great accommodations, and great group of people. An overall great time!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Anja on 2017-04-30

Tour was fine, great to see the capitol and the white house.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: meir on 2017-01-08

why there are no reviews from 2016 year?


Posted by: Marisa on 2016-08-24

The tour was nice and the guide too. I only have a complaint about the information the guide gave us about the visits we were going to have. During the visit at the Capitol in Washington the guide didn't tell us we would have been submitted to a security check airport-style. So in my backpack I had a Victorinox multikit that, even though it's not a weapon, the police told me to throw it away. I put it outside the building, but when I came back one hour later, I couldn't find my swiss knife. Il I had known about the security check, I would have left my mulitkit on the bus.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Rajagopalan on 2015-09-28

Tour was good. But many locations were closed due to the Pope's visit in Washington DC. But generally it was good.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: joan on 2015-09-15

This trip was excellent. Our tour guide, Blair, and bus driver, Sal, were a great team. Blair was very informative. The hotel was very nice.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: SHEIK SYED IBRAH on 2015-05-28

Very nice tour. The Amish visit is very good. Also, the hotel was good. The second day itinerary is very rushed. Finally, we would like to give some special credits to our tour guide, Benny. He is very good and my kid had great time.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jan on 2015-05-11

Good value tour. Cora, our tour guide was great! The tour only had 12 English speakers, the rest were Chinese, and she worked hard to ensure we all got the same information. Itinerary is too much for 2 days as the whole thing felt very rushed. Not enough time to see things properly. Would have loved to tour Liberty Hall in Philadelphia, but we just did a drive by and a lunch stop. Drop the Princeton tour, it was not interesting. Amish tour was okay, but not worth $20. River cruise was okay as we got a free air show on Veterans Day, and it was the best place to see them. They need to open the toilets on the bus or sort out better breaks to accommodate 50 people needing the restroom. Also a hotel that does breakfast would be better than 15 minutes in a supermarket hunting for food for 1 that does not need refrigeration, and is easy to eat and not junk, however our accommodation for this tour was very good.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Gijs on 2014-09-17

Very nice tour. Capitol Hill and the Amish visit were the great highlights. Also, the hotel was good. Maybe more time had to be spent in the Air & Space Museum. Finally, we would like to give some special credits to our tour guide, Tana. She did a great job and shared her knowledge- very good with the crowd!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Amit on 2014-09-10

Value for the money tour, which includes accommodation and transportation. Accommodation was provided in Holiday Inn. The Amish tour is not worth taking. It could be exchanged with some other tours, maybe McHenry Port in Baltimore. The visit inside Capitol Hill is superb. Again, the cruise on the Potomac River in Washington DC is boring. In all, whatever you pay is worth.

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