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2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York

2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York

By Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Professional tour guide
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Sightseeing in Philadelphia and Washington DC
  • 1-night hotel including tax and Continental Breakfast
  • Authentic Amish Buggy ride through the Amish farm
  • Wifi on bus only
  • Entry/Admission - Jefferson Memorial
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • 330 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    6:30 AM Departure In front of Port Authority Bus Terminal Building on 42nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3857DCPHIL

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair transportation must be requested in advance
    • Amish portion of the tour is subject to change due to seasons or inclement weather
    • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
    • Tours can be bilingual as they are offered in many different languages
    • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Due to security a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Is hotel pickup included for the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?
    Hotel pickup is not available for this tour. You will have to make your own way to the meeting location listed in the 'Departure & Return" section above.
    Answered Feb 2022
    Is parking available at the pickup point for the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?
    There is a parking lot available near the departure point (parking rates apply), however, it is highly recommended to utilize public transportation or a ride-share service.
    Answered Feb 2022
    What type of vehicle is used for the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?
    Depending on the group size, you will travel in either a comfortable air-conditioned bus or van.
    Answered Feb 2022
    Is Wifi available during the tour?
    Wifi services are available on full-size coaches only. Mobile wifi is not designed to support streaming services.
    Answered Feb 2022

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3857DCPHIL

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    • Empire Vacations Day Tours - New York
      New York City, New York
      Joined in May 2011
    • FellowTraveler672383
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Washington DC Trip
      We thoroughly enjoyed Washington DC. Time allocated to each of the areas we went to was sufficient. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passed on loads of information. Thanks for a great day.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Kalam_Lais
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      If you are at all interested in learning and experiencing the Amish way of life then book right now!
      Philadelphia should not be missed - if for nothing else then all the history at least. After all it is the US 'birth place' and also the capitol prior to DC. The tour after visiting the historic side - which included a visit to the first house of congress, takes you to the famous `Rocky ` steps - a must for all the fans! The absolute highlight for us was our visit to Amish Country and the family farm where you get a buggy ride around the farmland get to see the farm animals up close. We got a chance to speak to the residents of the farm and discuss the Amish way of life. It was informative, educational and above all adventurous. Surprisingly self sustaining community in the middle of no where. Amongst many produce they make fresh cheese in the farm which was delicious. If you are at all interested in learning and experiencing the Amish way of life then book right now!
      Written July 9, 2024
    • Lene222
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had an amazing trip from NYC to Washington. Juanita was The guide and she told us facts and stories allong The way. The driver drove safely, and it was perfeckt with The stop to eat. A very nice trip. I recommend it!!
      Written July 6, 2024
    • Cruiser692280
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Extraordinary sights and incredible value !
      Having just visited the world’s second largest canyon (Fish River Canyon, Namibia) in March, I was keen to visit the Grand Canyon, while my memories were still fresh. Usually a self drive tourist with a 4x4 and roof tent, this guided bus tour, allowed me to sit back and exclusively take in the grandeur of the sights. Selig, now who has not seen The Cars Movie three gazillion times and would not want to acquaint themselves with the source of inspiration for Radiator Springs ? The Grand Canyon, Antelope Canon Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park - Each so unique and incredibly beautiful! This is one of the most spectacular, trips I have the privilege of participating in. Our tour guide Mark, clearly passionate and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge was a walking encyclopedia covering geology, history and sharing his thoughts and opinions on a variety of interesting topics concerning the environment. When quizzed, he even answered some questions I had on culture and anthropology. Mark and his assistant Walter, were both attentive to our needs and comfort. The value add was extraordinary, I highly recommend this tour operator. Incidentally, they even came to the rescue by locating a sentimental baseball cap that I left on the bus 5 Star ⭐️ +
      Written June 19, 2024
    • Li_and_Vi
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great national park itinerary but mediocre tour implementation
      Conceptually Empire Vacations' 3-day tour is definitely great: covering the significant distances to visit Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion Canyon without needing to worry about driving and itinerary details is a significant benefit. The potential availability of guides covering multiple languages would seem to indicate good tour design. Actual implementation of the tour, however, was somewhat mediocre. Communication was not great. Achieving booking, deposit and final payment took multiple emails. Empire Vacations did not provide any means of contacting the tour guides or for participants to be contacted, despite a reasonable assumption that almost everyone would have a mobile phone. Throughout the tour, timing was abysmal. On all three days, toilet stops and lunch stops were much longer than necessary. A long time was also spent at a Route 66 junk gift shop and a native Indian craft shop. Consequently, the key stops at the National Parks were more rushed than needed to be the case. The start in Las Vegas was more than an hour late. Every stop would run at least 10 or 15 minutes longer than indicated, not helped by the tour guide Janet repeatedly indicating that she did not mind people being late - so they were. The net effect was that by the time that the overnight stops were reached, any food outlets were closed or closing. There were no issues with two overnight accommodation venues. As the main guide, Janet was friendly but the level of her trip commentary was poor. Little to no effort was made in preparation for each of the national park sites. For example, at Zion Canyon a number of the shuttle stops and tracks were closed. One would have expected the guides to consult the park website and let the tour participants know what was available and what was closed, but they failed to do this. It was also unfortunate that the tour was undertaken with a truck type bus that was particularly prone to unpleasant vibration and noise and at times seemed to be travelling more slowly than other traffic, although there were no issues with the driver. Despite the particularly poor running of this Empire Vacations tour, I am still giving it a "very good" rating. Each of the canyon stops were great to visit and the overall cost of the tour was worthwhile.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • 191chintamanik
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth for a quick 2 day tour of the East coast from New York .Washington plus Philladelphia
      Well organised tour of Philli,WashDC and the Amish County. The tour guide was very informative and made the journey interesting . It was a good insight into the early American History with the impressive personalities of the founding fathers of USA. The overnight stay at Virginia at the Confort Inn was very comfortable with spacious room after a hectic travel on the first day. The coach driver was also patient in handling the rush hour traffic at all the major cities along the route.
      Written May 25, 2024
    • Weezie100
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great one day trip to DC!
      We wanted a day out of NYC on this trip and have always fancied Washington DC so booked it. It didn’t disappoint, it’s an early start but worth it. Iris, our travel guide was great, filling us in with lots of information on the coach and also whilst visiting the scheduled stops. Really glad we did it - highly recommended!
      Written May 23, 2024
    • Alison T
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rushed and over expensive
      Too rushed in Philadelphia had looked forward to seeing the city no free time. Multi languages on bus confusing and distracting. As for the “buggy ride” in Amish county turned out to be a rickety farm cart carrying 20 folks around their farm, not as advertised…. I would not recommend this trip
      Written May 1, 2024
    • E6744RAscottc
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip, a slice of history
      Wasn’t sure whether to book this as length of coach trip put me off a bit, however I am so glad I did. It’s a long day but if you’re tired from exploring New York you can sleep on the coach. You will see all the sights and lots of explanation from our guide Andreas who was very knowledgeable and interacted well. Washington is small so you can see everything you wish to in a day unless you want to visit museums etc. Lincoln memorial and White House the highlight for me.
      Written February 25, 2024
    • F8281IOmichelleg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      My husband and I booked this trip to Washington DC because I'm in love with history. It was an informative and organized trip. To anyone considering whether they should book this trip or not, you should. Not only was this trip extremely fun and organized but we saw so much in such little time. We got to the bus around 6:10, then we went to the restroom that was in the bus terminal. When we returned we met our tour guides and then settled into our seats. We had a whole day exploring New York City the day before so we were extremely sleepy. We slept for most of the ride, then we woke up in Delaware. We stopped and ate a little bit here, we were there for roughly 30-45 minutes. We got back on the Bus and got to all of the scheduled tour spots. Yeah, you're gonna be on a bus often, but you will have a lot of time to walk around the sites, and take lots of pictures. Almost everything is free except for food, but make sure you eat at the National Air and Space Museum. We got back to New York around 9, there was no traffic on the way back which was nice. It all depends on the day. We went on a Friday, then we took the subway and got back to our hotel around 9:30. The meeting spot is basically in Times Square, so there are a lot of places where you could eat late at night. We ended up just ordering takeout at our hotel and rested.
      Written November 20, 2023
    • Daydream66769033149
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Escape from the city
      It was nice to get some space & see some history in Philadelphia. I also enjoyed the countryside of Lancaster county. The guide was knowledgeable & interesting.
      Written October 31, 2023
    • 316LeeP
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Long day…….but a great taste of Washington DC
      Meeting point 6.30am. Drop off 9 pm. Long day. Most spent on the bus. Having said that totally worth it. Being from Australia, we hadn’t originally intended to go to Washington as it was too far out of the way, but after seeing this excursion advertised we thought it was an opportunity to tick a lot of boxes. Guide Armin was excellent very informative and entertaining. Was great to experience the major stops, Arlington Cemetery inc JFK’s grave, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam & Korean memorials. Capital Building, The White House, Lunch at the Aerospace Museum. Awesome to see all these iconic places personally, which are so familiar to everyone. Downside no fault of the operators or guides……was t selfishness and entitlement of others not listening to instructions about returning on time at the stops……not only making the day longer but those who did return on time were left sitting on the bus waiting and unfortunately there were the same people doing it. Other than that a great experience.
      Written October 2, 2023
    • sharand372
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hampton tour
      We enjoyed our trip to the Hamptons despite the very overcast and windy weather. There were several language groups on the bus so it was a bit annoying trying to listen to the English while the other guide was also speaking. The guide was very pleasant but not very informative- she did have to translate into German as well. The winery wasn’t ready for us and kept us waiting and the gentleman was not very friendly. The outlet shopping was of no interest to us - we would have rather spent more time in the Hamptons. We would have liked to have had some photo stops along the way.
      Written September 27, 2023
    • katherinesV9808CW
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Washington day trip from NYC
      The actual trip was great saw most of what we wanted however our tour guide was terrible very knowledgeable but extremely rude and condescending the bus driver was miserable
      Written September 23, 2023
    • rodneym136
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great intro to the Hamptons
      "Take the bus and leave the driving to us"-an old advertising slogan, but very true here! Not something you want to rent a car and do yourself. Traffic in/out of NYC is nightmarish!! But our capable driver was up to the challenge and safely delivered us to our breakfast stop at a Panera location. Great food; extremely fast service. From there, on to the quaint local communities on the east end of Long Island. We had about 45 minutes off the bus to explore the Main streets of each of these towns, and then rode the bus past the beachfront estates of the rich but not necessarily so famous (think investment bankers, not media stars!) A stop at a scenic beach to feel the sand between your toes, then on to a whirlwind tasting at a local Winery. Lunch not included, but an hour was afforded in the final small town to choose an eatery that appealed to you. All the while, the very knowledgeable tour guide enlightened and entertained us with details of what we were seeing, delivered with a delightful German accent. The only downside for us...2 hours was alloted to patronize an outlet mall. We have those much closer to home, and would have preferred that time to have been used exploring more local color.
      Written September 21, 2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles6 reviews
    Very good

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    New York City, New York41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Couples
    After having the best time with Gray Line doing the 2 day Niagara tour we were pumped and ready for this tour. It didn't get off to the best start with a rude guide telling us where to sit on the bus then finding out that the same guide was looking after 1 person on the bus whilst the rest of us had to share Stephano. He was trying his best but looking after Italian & Spanish speak guests at the front of the bus. There rest of us that spoke english were shoved up the back and it made us fell like were were second class citizens. The hotel we stayed at was terrible with people yelling in the hallway slamming doors etc even after complaining we had to move rooms to get sleep! The tour was informative and was worth it but the fact we had one lady looking after one person who actually spoke very good english (as we were talking to him a lot) and 1 to look after 3 other languages and over 20 people was very disappointing. I suppose its the luck of the draw but when you compare our 2 trips this was not worth the money compared to the Niagara trip that was worth the same but we got value for money!
    Written April 24, 2018
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    Frans Garcia
    Bohol Province, Philippines42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2017 • Family
    My uncle booked this tour for me and my cousins. We all complained because of the short time but we loved it especially Amish country, it was surprisingly inspiring despite of the odd lifestyle. Going to Washington was tiring but the whole trip was worth it. Learned so many things and eat a lot as well.
    Written February 5, 2018
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    Cinthia Vieira
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    My husband and I were very pleased with hiring the Empire Vacations service.
    We took this 2-day excursion, which was a very incredible wealth of knowledge.
    We visited Washington, Philadelphia and Amish Country (the tourist attractions are in the description on the company website). But it was a completely different view from the ones we usually have when traveling. We know the history of the United States, but in a light and very pleasant way.
    Our guide, who I dare write the pronunciation of her name in Portuguese, 'Terrilla', was sensational. She welcomed us so well during the two days of the tour; very kind and cheerful. If I could choose, I would recommend her for the tours.
    Only my husband and I spoke Portuguese in our group; the rest spoke Spanish and only one member of the group spoke Hebrew. Then, our guide communicated with us in Spanish and Hebrew. It was easy to understand Spanish.
    We went by bus from New York to Philadelphia, which was the first stop. Then to Amish Country. We shared the bus with another group, who spoke another language and had a different guide. But it didn't hinder communication with our guide at all.
    At the end of the first day, we checked into Crowne Plaza, Dulles International Airport. We loved the hotel very much. The company even pays attention to hosting. The hotel is very comfortable, with a very good breakfast and food options around as well. But we chose to have dinner at the hotel; very good food.
    On the second day, we woke up early and headed to Washington, DC.
    It was an incredible experience; both days of the tour.
    I highly recommend the company. With the exception of our stay in New York, which we think could use a little more organization. I found it a little messy when boarding customers. We almost got on a bus that went just to Washington, DC, on the instructions of one of the guides who were there. Luckily, we paid attention to the bus that had a sign stating that it was Washington and Philadelphia (two days) and we left the line for the other bus.
    Furthermore, very good service.
    Written January 12, 2024
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    Olá Cinthia, Obrigado por deixar esta incrível avaliação de 5 estrelas. Nós realmente apreciamos as palavras gentis sobre nossos guias. Trabalhamos muito para satisfazer nossos clientes e é ótimo ver que isso não passa despercebido. Por favor, deixe-nos saber se você deseja fazer um tour conosco no futuro. Tenha um bom dia!
    Written January 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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