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Washington DC and Philadelphia in One Day from NYC

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icon15 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience two of the US's capital cities—the current one in Washington DC and the former in Philidelphia—on a full-day trip from New York City. Perfect for busy travelers with just one day to spare, this tour covers all the logistics and transportation so all you have to do is show up and enjoy the sights.
  • See Washington DC and Philadelphia's most impressive highlights in just one day
  • A guide shares details that you would likely miss if visiting on your own
  • Avoid the hassle of renting a car with round-trip transport from NYC
  • Joining a tour lets you avoid deciding which sites to prioritize on your short trip
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Bilingual, licensed guide (English and Spanish)
Round-trip coach transfer from New York City
Only with Private Tour: You can choose a hotel pickup location between Lower Manhattan and 125th st
Food and drinks
Souvenirs
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
R Lounge , 714 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

05:00 a.m. In front of the Lids store at Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Av. between 47th and 48th streets, New York, NY 10036

5:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs are not available on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Recommended: bring your own food to enjoy free time in Washington
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC and Philadelphia in One Day from NYC?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC and Philadelphia in One Day from NYC?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC and Philadelphia in One Day from NYC?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "It would be nice to schedule a tour to the White House." See review

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star-5
Nice value!
Andr_B
, Aug 2022
The DC Part of the Tour was sufficiently timed, for the Philly Part we were a little sad that it ended so quickly, preferred to have free time there instead of DC. Our guide was a very funny and sweet lady, very charismatic and immersive.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Amig@ Andr_B We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant experience. Thank you very much for letting us know. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Excellent, enjoyable experience. All the credit to Alicia and Jose'.
Claudine_M
, Jul 2022
Getting in touch with Alicia, who was professional, courteous and friendly at the same time. Jose', the driver was also very professional. Enjoyed the experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Amig@ Claudine_M Thank you very much for letting us know your comments. We greatly appreciate your recommendation, we love to know that you had a great time with us. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
DAY WELL SPENT
PHOTIS_N
, Jul 2022
Amazing day tour, very tiring but really worth it, having seen all those unique monuments in Washington as well as in Philadelphia. Very comfortable bus as well as the safe driving. Special thanks to our Leader guide Mrs Alicia Cerrillo translating and explaining all in both languages in English as well as in Spanish, she is very friendly and skilled. I thank you all for this trip.
star-5
Wonderful experience!
YUMI_O
, Jul 2022
Alice, Gustavo, and Elvis did a very good job for entertaining us both in English and Spanish since there were many Spanish-speakers. Alice gave us many of very interesting stories which made us really enjoyed!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
English tours should be in ENGLISH!!
Bibi_Z
, Jul 2022
The overall trip was great but I booked the English one for a reason. The guide Alice spoke mostly spanish and switched to English certain times. I would have liked her to speak more English because half the time I couldn’t understand a thing. It felt like she was more concerned with Spanish than English almost as though switching was an afterthought. Because of this I barely learned anything
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Bibi_Z, we are glad to hear you enjoyed this trip! Sorry for the inconveniences with the tour guide, we are working hard to improve that area, thanks a lot for your comments. Mariana, Amigo tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great tour but....
Buki_O
, Jun 2022
Wonderful tour and time management. Sadly attractions that one would have loved to get the best view of, were restricted, thus, leaving one with no choice but to walk around as much as possible to get the best view from afar (note that this was not the fault of the tour guide nor tour company but a little headsup would've sufficed). PA system needs a little more tweak as it was hard to hear the guide from the back of the bus sometimes. But tour in general was awesome.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Dear Amig@ Buki_O, We truly appreciate your suggestions, they help us to improve our services and to offer a better experience to our customers, We hope to see you soon again to live another adventure with Amigo tours. Kind regards Mariana, Amigo tours
star-4
Seeing the Lincoln...
Pete_B
, May 2022
Seeing the Lincoln memorial and White House, something that I have wanted to do all of my life. The driver and tour guide were both superb and a credit to your company. The only slight drawback was the amount of time between eating food. We had breakfast at 7am and didn’t have an opportunity to eat again until 330pm, perhaps an earlier stop between Washington and Philadelphia might be a good idea. All in all a great day, thank you
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comments, we love to know that you fulfilled one of your dreams. Thank you for your comments, they are taken into account. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Very Satisfied
Arlene_T
, May 2022
Very organized tour! Carlos our Tour guide us very accommodating. and the drivers are really nice 💜
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Amig@ For us, it is very pleasant to know that the service you took with us was to your total satisfaction. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-1
The Optical Monument was...
Nolita_L
, Apr 2022
The Optical Monument was the upmost point. I lost contact with the coach and the bus at the Lincoln Memorial. Had to return home on my own. Terrible experience. I don't recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Amig@ We appreciate your comments and we are very sorry this situation has overshadowed your experience, it is very important to have phone and internet coverage, this in case of loss, you can contact us or locate us through google maps. Out of respect for the time of the other tourists who have arrived on time to the meeting point, we must continue with the experience. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-4
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Gabriella_B
, Apr 2022
Was an experience Seen allot Nice, Friendly, Hospallity Gide and Drivers Super I recommend to do you also
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for being part of this experience, it would not have been the same without you. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-1
Frustrating Day.......
chris_b
, Apr 2022
Was really looking forward to doing this full day tour but knew straight away how it was gonna go when people started pushing in and arguing about wanting to get on the coach first as they were in an Italian party,meant to leave at 5am yet was still there at 5.15 due to an over booking meaning there wasn't enough seats.As the tour started it was pretty clear that the Italian group at the front of the coach spoke no English as they were shouting and moaning at the Tour guide woman who then had to do really long explanations in Italian that just seem to take over the whole tour leaving everyone else feeling left out.Add that to the fact the same group were coming back late all the time dispite being told we'd go without them if they weren't back on time,caused us to have less time at certain attractions which was frustrating.Then they started a loud sing a long which personally I had no problem with but after about the 6th song being played loudly on one of there phones one of the passengers further down on the bus snapped and came down having a go at them,made things feel a little bit awkward.Eating at the same services both times didn't help as there wasn't much choice there,I thought we were gonna eat in Wahington or Philly....obviously not...again the time allowed to eat both times was short ...It was a long hard day and the 3 of us and the people around us honestly couldn't wait for it to be over...
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fabulous trip to Washington and philadelphia in one day.
kim_B
, Mar 2022
Was a really interesting day the tour guide was excellent and we were made to feel a part of a lovely group .
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much let us know your comments, encouraging us to continue providing extraordinary experiences. Dulce, Amigo Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Minor_R
, Mar 2022
Amazing experience, totally recommended Totally encanted with the treatment of the crue …………………………..
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for recommending us, we love to know that we have fulfilled our mission of taking you to live the best experiences. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Tour was awesome
Mary_Y
, Feb 2022
Able to visit 2 states in less than a day is totally worth it. Enjoy the tour with my family. Carlos our tour guide & the driver are very nice & accommodating.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Amig@ Excellent comment, thank you very much for letting us know your point of view and your experience. It has been a pleasure to serve you. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
A must !! Brilliant day out
Anthony_W
, Jan 2022
Saw so much in one day. Two great cities, Washington and Philly. Antonio the guide was awesome, highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for your comments and for recommending us. We really appreciate it Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
An amazing trip
Claire_H
, Jan 2022
The trip was great the, the guide was very informative from the star we only thought we would get information when we got there but he gave us loads of information en route which was very interesting, we were given loads of time at the selected places overall the trip was amazing I would recommend this trip to everyone and was value for money
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for letting us know about your experience, we love to know that you enjoyed it to the fullest. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-5
Wonderful Time in DC
Sonny_J
, Jan 2022
Janet our tour guide was very helpful. Every step of the way she was there to help everyone. She also shared the interesting historical facts in each of the important sites we visited including the history of each states we pass by the bus.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Amig@ It has been a real pleasure to have been at your service, thank you for sharing your comments and experiences, we hope to be at your service again on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
star-1
Horrible. do not book with them
Jirair_A
, Jan 2022
horrible. i wish i could give them negative stars. these people took us in the storme and they were unprepared. they didnt even have shavels to clear the snow. no snow tires, no snow chains. we got trapped in the storm for 4 hours and they didnt even give us water. we were all hungry and thirsty for 15 hours. and our tour lady act like she didnt even care. then she fourced her plan on us to continue. and then she just disappears,keeping all of us in the cold for 45 minutes. oh not to mention that she lost one of the tourist and she was doing a stand up comedy about it and laughing. then it was dark and cold that she wanted to take us to Philly that we started arguying with her to take us back to NY. and she did take us to NY and we missed Philly due to her being unorgenized. they knew the storm was coming and washington is closed so they should have cancelled the trip or be more prepared. our tour lady was not communicating with us. we didnt know what the next step is. these people have no idea what customer service is. horrible people bad management. i hope they go out of business soon cuz they are playing with peoples lives. and now they wouldnt refund me for the service not provided. please keep your money or book with a different companies. they are not amigos they are malamigos. avoid this like the plague.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comments, the satisfaction of our customers is very important to us, we will follow up on what you tell us, to prevent it from happening again, we invite you to return soon to any of our destinations and show you that we have improved. Dulce, Amigo Tours
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Worst experience ever
Dina_Z
, Jan 2022
Worst trip ever! The tour guide told us about a snowstorm that was coming to Washington DC. Instead of canceling the trip we started driving off to Washington. At 07 we stopped for breakfast and then continued the trip. 1 hour away from Washington we were stuck in the storm for almost 4 hours. Then we quickly got to take pictures of the Congress building. Keep in mind that our guide spoke English in an accent that none of us understood. She barely told us anything about where we were going or the history of the buildings we were promised to visit. After we took our pictures she left behind one passenger cause "it was suspicious if the bus kept driving around the Congress and the police would come". So the poor guy was left in the snow all alone. We quickly rushed to the White house. The streets were closed and we got to take pictures from a long distance. Then when we got to the Lincon building she literally dropped us off and took off with her driver and left us in the cold for 45 minutes! No tour guide about the building or showing us where everything was. She drove off and we all were left in the cold freezing and confused. Then it was time for something to eat. We haven't had anything to eat for 9 hours now. They keep driving and driving and telling us that we'll stop and go to McDonald's before driving to Philadelphia. We pass a lot of drive thrus and restaurants but she refuse to let the passengers go eating because "everything is closed". She claimed that she called all the restaurants beforehand and that every store was closed. When I confronted her about it she told me that all the roads were closed but we could cleary see cars driving off to the sections she told us were closed. After 3 hours (now 12 hours without food) they stop at a "food court". Here they had a Dunkin Donuts shop and a store where you could buy potato chips and sandwiches with tuna. They probably have a deal here cause we saw the guide get free food. Now we're getting back to the bus and she show us a picture on her phone where it said that Philadelphia had 3 inch snow. She told us that we couldn't go there but that we could get a refund. Me and my sister sat behind her in the bus and we saw that she texted her manager that we weren't going to Philly because of the snow. The manager answered that the other busses already got to Philly and that the roads were open and then she answered that it was the passenger that didn't want to go there! Since she told us about the refund I didn't take time to argue with her. We started driving at 05 am and were back at 11 pm in New York. Now she has the nerve to demand gratitudes! I contacted Viator about a refund. I only want 50% of my money back since she did get us to Washington even though the experience was awful. But now Viator won't give me my money back claiming that we didn't go to Philly because of the snowstorm. The snowstorm ended at 5 pm! The roads were clean! The other busses got there but somehow we couldn't. And the manager try to blame it on the snow but we saw the guide text her manager claiming that the passengers didn't want to go. A scam! She even told us that we could get a refund and now they won't give me my money back! So please reconsider using this service! And don't go on this tour! You will be left behind in a city far away in the snow.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your opinion and we are sorry for this inconvenience. We are investigating the case, be sure to be attentive to the information provided by your agency, remember that they are the ones who made the charge, and only they can proceed to some kind of refund, prior to an investigation. Dulce, Amigo Tours
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Tour was mostly in Spanish with minimal English translation
Julie_H
, Dec 2021
Carlos the tour guide was very nice and had a great upbeat attitude trying to make sure everyone felt included but there was an incident with the bus driver Elvis where he yelled at me to get off the bus. I’m disabled & had an accident where I injured my leg 2 days before the trip. I tried to cancel the activity but no one answered the phone. My other issue is that there was only 3 of us that spoke English & everyone else was from a Spanish speaking country so the entire day everything was being explained in Spanish. It was very clear that we weren’t getting the same info when he would talk in Spanish for 5 minutes and English 30 seconds. This happened all day. They should’ve listed on the site this would be a bilingual tour! It says it’s in English but that is false advertising. I would never have booked this tour if I knew it would be primarily in Spanish all day.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Amig@ We appreciate your comments and regret that this experience did not meet your expectations. We will work on the observations you made. Dulce, Amigo Tours

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