New York City

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

New York, United States

From USD 375.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know some of the region surrounding New York City with this guided, 2-day tour through Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Explore Philadelphia and Washington, visiting attractions from the Liberty Bell to Capitol Hill. Then spend time in the quiet town of Lancaster, PA. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and experience the simpler life of the Amish people. All transportation and overnight accommodations included.
  • Explore Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Amish country on a luxury coach
  • Learn about the region from an informative local guide
  • Ride a horse-drawn buggy in Amish country as you experience their simple way of life
  • Overnight accommodation at a 3-star hotel included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

On this tour, See DC, Philadelphia, and Amish communities from NYC—a rare combo.

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 330 W 42nd St
    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)

Start time

06:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This multi-day tour from New York City features stops at two of America’s most popular and important cities—Philadelphia and Washington DC—plus time in the quiet Amish town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Transportation in a luxury coach or van from New York City.

It’s a short drive to Philadelphia, where the first day of the tour features a drive along Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfreth Alley, America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Spend some time exploring the city’s historical attractions, like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the Constitution Center, City Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed “Rocky Steps” and more.

Continue east and move away from the hustle of city life to the quiet surroundings of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. See how the Amish live and take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Browse handmade arts, crafts, and other products and experience the simpler life of the Amish people. In the late afternoon, depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC and an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel.

On the second day of the tour, visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial by the Tidal Basin and see the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington. Your visit continues to Capitol Hill. See the Capitol, Senate, and White House to understand the core of the US government before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials.

The tour concludes with a return trip to New York City.

Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.
Day 1


3 Stops

Liberty Bell Center

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rocky Statue

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Amish Country

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Wyndham Garden, Washington DC

Meals: Not included

Day 2


6 Stops

Jefferson Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arlington National Cemetery

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Air and Space Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Capitol Hill

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

White House

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to security a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is hotel pickup included for the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?

A: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.

Feb. 2022

Q:Is parking available at the pickup point for the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?

A: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.

Feb. 2022

Q:What type of vehicle is used for the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?

A:Depending on the group size, you will travel in either a comfortable air-conditioned bus or van.

Feb. 2022

Q:Is Wifi available during the tour?

A:Wifi services are available on full-size coaches only. Mobile wifi is not designed to support streaming services.

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Q:Can I bring an infant with me on the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?

A:Children under 2 years old travel free as lap children with a paid adult who will be responsible for the behavior and wellbeing of any passengers on their reservation

Feb. 2022

Q:Do I have to advise that I will be bringing an infant ahead of time?

A:Yes - Please specify that you will be bringing an infant (along with infant age) in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Feb. 2022

Q:Can I bring a stroller for my child?

A:Yes - Please notate that you will be bringing a stroller with approximate folded dimensions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout if you plan to bring one.

Feb. 2022

Q:Are car seats available for use during the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?

A:Yes - If you require a car seat, please notate the request in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. The local operator provides car seats but requires at least 24 hours notice.

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Q:Can I bring luggage with me on the 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour?

A:Yes - Luggage is limited to one piece and a small carry-on per person - there are no restrictions on size/weight.

Feb. 2022

Q:Are there vegetarian or other dietary options available during the tour?

A:Vegetarian options and other dietary needs can be accommodated. Continental breakfast is included and there will be several options to choose from for all other meals during the tour (at own expense.)

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96 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Washington DC/Philadelphia
farrah, June 2023
I like how we got to see everything on our tour Peter was phenomenal & very knowledgeable & friendly & I am happy he was English-speaking. We had another guy on the bus for Spanish speakers & they also did German as well! Peter tried his best to make things easy even if they were out of his control! The only comment I have is to change the Capital & the White House tour to the morning when people are not so tired. The 2nd comment is the compartments in the bus itself need repair! The 3rd comment is to change your hotel choice please! Wyndham Garden doesn’t even deserve a 1 ⭐️ Our driver was super nice & I otherwise, really enjoyed this tour!
Response from Host, June 2023
Hi Farrah Thank you for your review We are glad you enjoyed your tour to Washington DC and Philladelphia, and that Peter and the rest of the team made this experience memorble for you We look forward to hosting you again Stephanie Empire Vacations
Excellent tour
PRAVIN_J, May 2023
Very good organised tour, excellent tour guide and driver, very good hotel. Overall value for money .
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Thank you for your review We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience at Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country. Our whole team works very hard to make every experience memorable. We are glad to know that our team's performance exceeded your expectations. We look forward to hosting you soon again Stephanie Empire Vacations
Very worthwhile and great value for money. Highly recommend.
Sandra_M, Apr 2023
We got to see many attractions and would not have been able to do this on our own. Very knowledgeable tour guide who gave us lots of information about the areas and landmarks we visited. Worry free travel in a comfortable coach.
The best trip of my life
Jose_C, Aug 2022
To be able to share with all my family and after all it was worth it people very friendly and polite
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Jose! Thank you for an amazing review. We are glad that you let us be a part of such a memorable experience. We look forward to hosting all you guys in a near future. and make more memories. See you soon! Stephanie, Empire Vacations
A great trip
lujain_k, July 2022
It was great and unforgettable trip, the driver and tourists guide were really kind and helpful and I highly recommend everyone to go tours with Viator
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you so so much:) We really appreciate your excellent review We look forward to hosting you in the future. Mike Amadeo Team
Kathleen_D, May 2022
All of it, seeing all of these Landmarks in 2 days absolutely brilliant. Peter our guide was excellent in every way.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Kathleen! Thank you for your excellent review. We strive to give the best experience and we are glad that you enjoyed all the landmarks during this Tour. We hope to host you again soon. Thank you for choosing us! Stephanie Empire Vacations
You must Try this Tour
Agustinus_k, Dec 2021
The best tour we love it, best view, best place , best hotel and great tour guide Ben👍, I will join this tour next
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for traveling with us. It was a pleasure having you! Mike Amadeo Team
An experience that’s worth every penny
Marlon_M, Aug 2019
The tour guy Richard made this trip unforgettable, the timing was spot on for almost every sight we went, the hotel could be better but overall it was great
Very good to see, great tour guide: Claudia
Marie_O, Mar 2019
Excellent service from start to finish. Would recommend to ours and very entertaining and enjoyable experience.
Anita_T, Aug 2018
He was was very nice and knowledgeable. Very good person to be as a guide. Would love to tour with her again .
Trip was nice and interesting.
Celestino_L, Aug 2018
The trip was well organized and very interesting. The guides are having a good knowhow of history, geography, politics and much more. Philadelphia and Washington D.C. was great. Unfortunately there was not much time in Washington D.C. to be on your own. A couple hours more would be great. Amish County was very disappointing. Nothing to see. Just shops for tourists and a short trip to one farm without getting out of carriage and visit the farm or talk with an Amish Farmer. Very disappointing. The guides were giving also good advices to go out in NY and shopping places. Thank you. Beside that it was cheeky that the guides were asking a tip of appr. 10 USD per day per person. For our family of 3 persons would have been 60 USD tips? Disappointing. Over all I would reccomend this trip to everybody that is interested to learn (and see) about american history.
Highly Recommend
prncshiilani, July 2018
This tour was great. Jonathon was our tour guide and we were a group of 14 with English and German speaking people. We also had approx. 25 Spanish and Italian speaking people on our tour bus but their guide was Stefano, who was also amazing. We all traveled in one large bus and although it may seem like it would be confusing with all the different languages it wasn’t at all. It was actually quite enjoyable and proved that no matter where people are from or what language they speak and understand we all are able to find a way to communicate and enjoy eachother’s company. Jonathon and Stefano were a great team and they both seemed to genuinely care for all of us. Jonathon was amazing and his way of reliving historical moments made the tour so interesting. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat and would definitely say to make sure that you ask if Jonathon will be your guide. He was very communicative and kept us all informed of the activities and events. I would caution that there is a lot of walking involved so bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes. Our bus driver (I can’t remember his name) was also pleasant and great and made sure we got to our destinations safely.
Excellent, informative and fun! Our...
June Q, Mar 2018
Excellent, informative and fun! Our family of 5 my husband, myself, kids 18,15 and 12 years old really enjoyed this 2-day trip from New York to Philadelphia and Amish Country on Day 1 and Washington DC on Day 2. Everything was organized - covered all the stops in the itinerary, sufficient food and toilet breaks, comfortable bus with free wifi and our extremely knowledgeable tour guide Ben provided all the information that you wouldn't be able to get if you do it on your own. Loved the authentic Philly's Cheesesteak break! Like us, if you're checking out from NYC for 2 days, the convenience of being able to bring all your luggages on board the bus is a plus. Interestingly, our trip ended by watching the film National Treasure on our way back to New York good recap of the places we've visited : Thank you Ben! Highly recommended!
Tour was okay. Tour guide was ok...
Kushal S, Jan 2018
Tour was okay. Tour guide was ok, not very engaging. Rushed at times. Too cold weather to be out which is out of anyone’s control but could have been made more enjoyable. Overnight hotel in DC was very basic, smelly room. Philly and DC are lovely places to visit so enjoyed nevertheless.
We were a little concerned about...
Susan T, Dec 2017
We were a little concerned about dedicating 2 days to this tour and depleting the days we had in NY but it was well worth it. 4 of us loved the trip. Very interesting places to visit, Philadelphia, the Amish village called Intercourse - I kid you not !! and Washington DC including the Arlington cemetery . Our tour guide Stefanos was super, he was very informative, good with historical facts and good fun. He made it a very enjoyable tour. One of the best parts was starting the second day early so we were at certain sites before they got busy with tourists. The tour is packed with lots of places to visit. We stayed at the Wyndham hotel in Washington which has large rooms and an adequate breakfast included in price.
An extremely busy two days but the...
jjborneo, Oct 2017
An extremely busy two days but the content was phenomenal and I think would have been impossible to do by myself in the same time period. Our guide, Jutta, was knowledgeable, humourous and efficient. I learnt so much about the early history of the United States and its influences on current governance. It was inspiring to visit the 'so-often-seen-in-the-media' national monuments, and also disheartening in a way to wander Arlington Cemetery where so many, mostly young servicepeople's, lives are remembered. The trip to Lancaster County and the Amish farms was beautiful and our Amish guide informative and welcoming of our questions and interest. Again, I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
The tour gives you as many stops as...
donna_r, Oct 2017
The tour gives you as many stops as possible in the 2days. The guide was not very well informed. Besides wrong information, the guide continually gave personal political views.
This was a good trip but not a great...
Anne W, Sept 2017
This was a good trip but not a great trip. The trip allowed us to see all the sights as described and enjoyed these places and the tour guide was friendly and knowledgable about the cities and the sights. However the trip would be great if the stops allowed better access to quality food choices. Our food stop in Philadelphia was a poor quality buffet style cafe and then when dropped at our hotel in Maryland for the overnight stay we were told by the tour guide that the only available places to eat were fast food restaurants that he wouldn't recommend, his best suggestion was to get snacks from the 7-11 and didn't recommend walking around too far as it wasn't safe. We have done other bus tours and the choice of restaurants on the evening was much better. Please reconsider where this trip stops overnight and pick a better location which allows access for a choice of food options to suit all budgets.
Great tour with informative guide. A...
Martin G, Aug 2017
Great tour with informative guide. A tour that gave us a taste of Amish life, Washington and American history. A comfortable bus and overnight hotel stay. Free WiFi on board made staying in touch very easy. A recommended tour.
Too expensive for what it offers...
ale.ramalho.b, July 2017
Too expensive for what it offers. Everything that we did were FREE! So, this price is just for the bus, guide tour and hotel. The guide tour was great, but the tour itself wasn't that good. The lunch stop in Philadelphia is bad!!! Expensive, not really good food and dirty. The tour in Amish Country is interesting, but very quick and shallow. The place where we stopped to browse some amish goods did not have truly amish things. I saw a lot of decoration stuff that you can buy at Bed Bath and Beyond. The hotel in Washington DC is ok, but the location is bad!! We had to call an Uber to have dinner in a nice place close to the monuments. Gladly, we called a very nice uber driver that took us to the monuments and waited for us while we were taking some pictures. Therefore, I should say that this tour could add a night tour to the monuments, because they are beautiful when illuminated at night. Unfortunately, the next day in Washington DC was rainny, and we had to do two stops before we went somewhere that we could buy a poncho or umbrella. What I mean is...we got soaked! This tour could be prepared for a rainny day and offer some ponchos for the passengers. Try to find a cheaper price and then it will worth the money.

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