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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC provided by Gray Line DC

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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Visit the Civil War’s most famous battle site on this Gettysburg tour that includes round-trip transportation from Washington DC’s Union Station. Relax and enjoy the scenic countryside as someone else handles the navigation. You’ll see everything the area has to offer, as the tour includes admission tickets to both Gettysburg National Military Park and the Shriver House Museum. Hear entertaining historical commentary from your guide about each spot.
  • You'll start at
    Union Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Shriver House Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Union Station
    Washington, DC 20002, USA
    Please present your voucher(s) at the Gray Line ticket window on the bus level of the parking garage at Union Station. Go to the rear of Union Station and go up an escalator, then out the doors to the parking garage. We are located at the top on the left, inside the Greyhound Building, on the left.
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  • Gettysburg guided tour from Washington DC
  • Learn facts from a guide that will impress any Civil War buff
  • Take in the beautiful countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania
  • Includes entry to Gettysburg National Military Park and Shriver House Museum
  • Round-trip transportation from Union Station for easy convenience
What to Expect
For this Gettysburg tour, head to Washington DC’s Union Station to board a comfortable coach bus. Settle into your seat for a scenic ride through Maryland and Pennsylvania to the Civil War battlefield. While you travel, listen to your guide’s engaging commentary about the background of the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Once you arrive at the site, stop first at Shriver House to view a experience a living museum. Take a break for lunch independently (at your own expense) before continuing your tour at the battlefield itself. At the Gettysburg National Military Park, spend time exploring on your own. Take in the film about the battle, and peruse the various exhibits before a tour of the Battlefield. After a full day of history, get dropped back off at Union Station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off
  • Entry/Admission - Shriver House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If the wheelchair is collapsible (i.e. can fold up) and the passenger is able to walk onto the bus, the passenger can take this coach tour without making any special arrangements
  • If the passenger is confined to the wheelchair, or it is not collapsible, the passenger or their agent will need to contact the tour operator two weeks prior to the departure of their tour to request a coach with a wheelchair lift. The contact details for the tour operator will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Any tour may be canceled if fewer than ten (10) full fares are not sold by scheduled departure time.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GEOFFREY L wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
after getting to the bus station at 08.10 am spent a worrying 40 minutes not knowing wether the tour was going to take place due to possible insufficient numbers! once we got on our way we enjoyed the trip and found it extremely interesting
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Date of experience: August 2019
Jayden A wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This trip is overpriced for what it is. If you're able-bodied, I'd recommend getting a rental car and driving for several reasons: - You spend way too long at the Shriver house. - You get 20 minutes at a museum where you could spend hours. If you insist on doing this waste of a
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MaxBer13 wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent tour. It takes all day because of the distance involved, but it is a great first tour of Gettysburg. It is a great overview of what happened at the battle of 3 days. Highly recommend it if you are not a history buff.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Chatty K wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This trip was the highlight of our vacation.... I almost didn’t do it because it was pricey....but worth every penny! Tour guides were great!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Nancy wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
We got up at 6:00 AM, paid $20 for a car to Union Station, found the Gray Line ticket counter- only to be told that there would be no tours that day. No explanation (e.g. bus broke down), no information about how to get money back. We were very disappointed and had been
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Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator

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Personal tour by guide - Michael Rupert
Interesting and informative. Michael made a complex, multi-faceted battle understandable in 2+ hours. Many on-sit
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DC is beautiful at night!
James was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot along the way. He was friendly and accommodated our wish to find
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Very Interesting and thought provoking
I like that they do not try to side step the complicated relations between slaves and owners, and how cruel slavery
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Kari M
Bought tickets through Viotar for a great price - $70 for three of us. It was really easy to find the bus at Union
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Dirty bus, heater barely worked on a cold December evening, very hard to understand the driver, each stop he just s
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Avoid this company, total scam.
I pre booked our 2 day tour, weeks in advace. I spent thousands to get us to DC. When we arrived at Union station
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Bonnie R
Great Day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Gray Line tour of Mt. Vernon and Arlington. In addition our guide and driver, Herbert, t
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Night tour
We were in DC for the evening and at the last minute we decided to do this tour. We called to find out where exactl
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See Washington DC Historical Memorials at night!
Awesome views of historical memorials during the evening twilight. Our tour guide Herbert provided commentary litt
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Such an historical and meaningful tour!
This is another guided tour that I recommend. What history, what scenery! Having a ticket for this tour will get yo
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dan p
mt vernon
the tour guide was very knowledgeable...very protective of the passengers and very tolerant of late people.
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A Look Back Into History
As part of Christian Tours we stopped at Monticello. I knew that Thomas Jefferson was an author the of the Declarat
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Mike is fantastic!
Our group of six and another group of five had the pleasure of gray line's cream of the crop driver for our tour on
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Suzie G
Mt Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Tour
Both were fantastic tours. I wish we had been at Mt. Vernon longer so that we could see everything as well as eat
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Mark S
Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC
Our driver was very good but we were disappointed we did not get near enough time to explore the grounds at Montice
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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