About Washington D.C. Bus Tour from NYC - Gray Line CitySightseeing NY
Exploring the United States doesn’t necessarily have to involve booking flights and hotels. The Washington D.C. Bus Tour from NYC - Gray Line CitySightseeing NY leaves the city at 7am, heads down the New Jersey Turnpike, and passes through Delaware and Maryland, reaching Washington D.C. around 10:30am. The guided tour includes treks around the Capitol building, the Senate and the White House, though due to security concerns, disembarking for photo ops isn’t always allowed.
No trip to D.C. would be complete without a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where visitors can gaze upon planes crafted by the Wright brothers, take a peek through the museum’s 16-inch telescope for a glimpse at the moon, or step inside one of the Smithsonian’s flight simulators and see what a barrel roll really feels like.
The tour also includes a stop at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. where guests can meet Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and all 44 presidents. (Well, their wax replicas anyway.)
The final leg of the trip includes visits to the Mall, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials and wraps up late afternoon with a panoramic tour of the city.
Approximately 12 hours, depending on traffic
Good for kids?
Mature teens and tweens will enjoy this historical look at our nation’s capital, but younger children will probably get restless sitting on a bus for six to eight hours.
Did you know?
You won’t find the Gap or Nordstrom’s at the National Mall. It’s actually a park in downtown D.C. that encompasses the areas between the Lincoln Memorial, Capital building and the Washington Monument.
The Lincoln Memorial wasn’t always going to be so imposing; some members of the commission objected and instead wanted a log-cabin replica they felt more accurately expressed the President’s humble persona.
Washington D.C. is not a state, and although the residents pay taxes, they don’t have congressional representation, which makes a lot of people very cranky.
George Washington never actually lived in the White House as it was under construction the entire time he was president.
GrayLine CitySightseeing Location Information:
777 8th Ave., between 47th and 48th Sts.
New York, NY 10168
Washington D.C. Bus Tour from New York City – City Sights NY
125 Park Ave. (between 41st & 42nd Sts.), New York, NY 10168
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central/42nd St. (between Park and Lexington Aves.)