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2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia Tour from New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Tour Code: 955-766

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New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Jersey City, NJ; Edison, NJ; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
English; Mandarin Chinese
2 1 Night
Visit Washington, DC (White House, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Potomac River Cruise, Vietnam Veterans Memorial), Philadelphia.
  • Visit inside of the Philadelphia Congress Hall, Liberty Bell and U.S. Capitol
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Pricing Policy

  • 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 years old. Child above 2 years 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 years. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Day 1: New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC(236 miles)

In the morning we will visit Philadelphia. We will take a Philadelphia Double Decker Tour. Then we will inside visit the National Independence Park, Congress Hall and Liberty Bell. Then we will view the famous Independence Hall from outside. Afterwards we will visit the One Liberty Observation Deck. In the afternoon, we will head to Washington D.C. We can choose to take a Washington Night Tour, including the visit of World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Air Force Monument, Jefferson Memorial and also outside visit the The Pentagon.
  • Philadelphia, PA

    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!

    Double Decker City Bus Tours

    Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of a modern double-decker bus. The open-top tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and provide entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $34|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Independence National Historical Park

    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.

    Congress Hall

    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.

    Liberty Bell

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    One Liberty Observation Deck

    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 $16; Child (3-11 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 9:00pm|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

  • Washington, DC

    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.

    DC Night Tour

    See all the major sights and monuments of Washington DC. We will visit the Air Force Memorial where you can overlook the Pentagon and the skyline of the capital, visit of World War II Memorial, Washington Monument,Jefferson Memorial and also outside visit the Pentagon.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes

    The Pentagon

    (Outside Visit) This building gets its name from the geometric shape that it resembles. It is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. Though it looks austere, it is nonetheless impressive given its immense size and design.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway or similar

Day 2: Washington DC - New York(226 miles)

Today we will visit Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the outside of White House. Then we will take a U.S. Capitol In-depth Tour including outside visit of the Library of Congress, Supreme Court of the United States. Then we will move to Madame Tussauds President Gallery. Then we will also take a DC Sightseeing Cruise. We will also pass by: US Treasury Building (the architecture on the back of $10 dollar note), Washington Monument, etc.

In winter (around Jan - March), we will replace the DC sightseeing cruise with National Museum of Natural History. At the end of tour, we will return to New York. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more detailed information.

  • Washington, DC

    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.

    Lincoln Memorial

    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

    Korean War Veterans Memorial

    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.

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    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.

    White House

    (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

    US Capitol In-depth Tour

    This US Capitol In-depth Tour is a panoramic tour of the US Capitol, that can give us a full experience of this famous building.

    During the closure of U.S. Capitol, we will see the exterior of the building from outside.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    US Supreme Court Building

    (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

    Library of Congress

    (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.

    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    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|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

    Potomac River Cruise

    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.

    Closed for Winter Itinerary during January to March

    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Washington Monument

    (Passing By) This iconic obelisk is a memorial to the commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary army and eventual the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The massive stone structure began construction in 1848.

    National Museum of Natural History

    It's part of the Smithsonian Institution and is the worlds finest museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to stimulating curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unmatched research, collections, exhibitions, and educational outreach programs.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Flushing, NY 13330 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant- Flushing, NY ) 6:45am 8:30pm
Brooklyn, NY 6102 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (HSBC Bank- Brooklyn, NY ) 7:00am 9:00pm
New York, NY 90 Bowery, New York, NY 10013 8:00am 8:00pm
Jersey City, NJ 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Acme Market- Jersey City, NJ ) 8:15am 7:30pm
Edison, NJ 118 Greenwood Ave, Edison, NJ 08817 (Coco Aisan Cuisine ) 9:00am 7:15pm
Philadelphia, PA 21 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Philadelphia Bourse- Philadelphia, PA ) 10:30am
Remark:Pickup Only; No drop-off

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

  • For Philadelphia departures, the closest drop off location will be in NJ Turnpike James Fenimore Cooper service area between exit 4 and 5. Customers can also be dropped off at the Manhattan location. If you are looking for transportation back to Philadelphia, you may use any of the bus services available departing from Chinatown.
  • Drop off location will be the same as pick up location (some locations may not have drop off service).
  • The timetable above is subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary without prior notice.
  • Please arrive at pick up locations 15 min earlier.

Price Includes

  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Philadelphia, PA
    Double Decker City Bus Tours (Optional) $36 $20 (3-12 yrs) $34 (Over 65 yrs)
    One Liberty Observation Deck (Optional) $16 $11 (3-11 yrs) $16 (Over 65 yrs)
    The Philadelphia Congress Hall+Liberty Bell+U.S. Capitol (Optional) $60 $45 (Under 12 yrs) $60 (Over 65 yrs)
    Washington, DC
    DC Night Tour (Optional) $35 $25 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs)
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (Optional) $23 $17 (3-12 yrs) $23 (Over 65 yrs)
    National Museum of Natural History (Optional) $25 $16 (Under 12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
    Potomac River Cruise (Optional) $26 $18 (2-12 yrs) $23 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
  • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $10 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $10 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $40.
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses

Confirmation

  • Your ticket(s) will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow up to 8 hours to receive the confirmation. Your booking will be processed as soon as possible.

Redemption

  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition

  • 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. The 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 webmail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    21 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the total purchase amount.
    8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 7 days prior to departure or no show- 100% of the total purchase amount.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every effort to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the 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.

Additional Note

  • Hotel & Tour Guide Information: This information will be provided by the tour guide the night before departure between 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST via phone call or text message. If for any reason the you do not receive the call or text, you should be at the pickup location at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.

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2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia Tour from New York/New Jersey/PhiladelphiaTour Code: 955-766 ; Hello , this tour is a oneway (ie from new york to washington ) or 2 way (new yor washington and return to new york)
by abraham thomas on 2019-07-15
This tour is a round trip. Pick up and drop off from the pick up point selected, unless it says no stop then we do not have drop off back at that point.
by Taketours on 2019-07-16
What is the policy if we are travelling alone? Will the hotel room need to shared ?
by farooq on 2018-12-15
Dear Customer, A single passenger will cost $114 and will not be sharing the room with any other passengers. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact our support team available 24/7. Best Regards.
by Taketours on 2018-12-15
Hello. I am interested in the 2-day in Washington city ( 955-766). I would like to know in which hotel we are going to stay. Thanks
by Asimina Kouloume on 2018-05-24
Dear Asim, the hotel would be basically the same like the ones listed on the itinerary. But the specific hotel information will be able to know 1-2 days before departure. You can contact the operator directly at that time. Their number will be shown on your ticket. Thank you!
by Taketours on 2018-05-25
Is this tour available with Spanish guide?
by Luis on 2017-11-11
Good afternoon, We are sorry this tour is not available in Spanish . Please see Tour # 537-280 , which has multiple language options.
by Taketours on 2017-11-11
Hello, I just want to make sure that Amish Village will be visited during this tour and also about the breakfast thing...Does the hotel you provide have breakfast buffet without having to pay an additional fee?
by Melisa Theressia on 2017-07-14
The Amish Village is optional, if you wish to take it, you would need to pay the bus guide in cash and for the breakfast the hotel does not offer any breakfast.
by Taketours on 2017-07-20
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  • Himanshu

    2020-03-02
  • We had a great experience with the tour. It was well organised. Although, the stay in each location was only a short duration, we were still able to see many places within a 2 days. The trip was safe and the hotel provided was a satisfactory. The only thing, it would be much better if we had breakfast included at the hotel and for dinner, However, thank you for the opportunity to join this tour. The tour guide IVY was attentive and prompt. She had provided adequate information about the places visited, with both translation in English and Chinese. See you again next time.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Nichole

    2019-12-29
  • Well organized tour.
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  • RODELLISSE

    2019-12-04
  • We had a great experience with the tour. It was well organised. Although, the stay in each location was only a short duration, we were still able to see many places within’ the 2 days. The trip was safe and the hotel provided was a satisfactory. The only thing, it would be much better if we had breakfast included at the hotel and for dinner, we were also bought to the seafood market but there weren’t any tables and chairs available to indulge our food comfortably. However, thank you for the opportunity to join this tour. The tour guide was attentive and prompt. She had provided adequate information about the places visited, with both translation in English and Chinese. See you again next time.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Bishweshwar

    2019-11-11
  • Our tour two days D.C. tour had started from China Town NY. Our tour guide Kaylie He was very knowledgeable, helpful, sincere. In one word “amazing”. Anyone with little to no info. about the place would learn a lot from her. Her personality, knowledge and the speaking skills were great. It was a pleasant, wonderful D.C. tour. We definitely would love to have Kaylie as tour guide for our future tour.
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  • Mi

    2019-11-08
  • It was an amazing trip with my sister visiting from S. korea.Bus driver and our guide MS. Shelly was pleasant and we had an amazing time.I would plan more trips in the future.
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