Washington DC

BEST Gettysburg Historic Day Tour from Washington DC

Washington, United States

From USD 261.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Dive deeper into US history when you embark on this day trip from Washington DC to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Head north from the nation’s capital to Gettysburg National Military Park to learn about the Civil War and the 1863 battle that took place on those grounds. Watch a short film and then explore downtown Gettysburg before heading back down to Washington DC.
  • See where Lincoln read the Gettysburg address
  • Learn about the history of the Civil War
  • Depart from Falls Church, VA or Washington DC
  • Travel in spacious, air-conditioned comfort

What's Included

  • Transportation(Type of vehicle used base on the number of guests;7-seat SUV;Minivan;Motorcoach);
  • Professional Driver and Guide (or Driver-Guide) .
  • Admission ticket: the 22-minute film"A New Birth of Freedom".
  • Admission ticket: Cyclorama,Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War and Battlefield Bus Tour.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Gratuities
  • Parking is not available at pick up point.The cost of transportation to/from the place of departure.
  • Personal expenses and other expenses not listed in the Cost Includes.
  • Booster seats are required for kids under 8 years old. Booster rental service for $10/seat/day.

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Gettysburg National Military Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 1. Customer under 18 years old MUST be accompanied by at least one adult.
  • 2. Please be sure to provide accurate and complete information upon booking. This includes name, gender, valid contact information (preferably a mobile phone), accurate tour location, etc., This helps to avoid any errors upon the reservation because errors affect travel. Any losses due to inaccurate or invalid information will be at your own cost and the company will not be held responsible.
  • 3. Any guests that have already purchased their own tickets or have a city PASS will not be able to use it on the tour. Please understand that you must purchase the admission tickets through our company in order to participate. For the optional admission tickets, you will reserve it from the tour guide directly. The tour guide will make this arrangement for you. As a tour group, it is highly suggested to make a reservation together rather than individually in order to get into an attraction. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you again for choosing to tour with us! 
  • 4. During the actual trip, the tour guide or driver has the right to appropriately adjust the tour sequence, stay time or assembly time of scenic spots according to the weather, traffic, and other conditions to ensure the smooth progress of the trip.
  • 5. If the scenic spots are temporarily closed or closed on a particular holiday, etc., the tour guide will adjust the appearance according to the actual situation or replace the location with another scenic spot to ensure the richness of the itinerary. The opening hours and capacity limits of certain attractions and national parks will be subject to change from time to time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the operating hours and capacity restrictions have an impact on the itinerary, it shall be regarded as force majeure. Thank you for your understanding.
  • 6. Children under the age of 8 require a booster seat in order to participate in the tour group. JUPITER LEGEND Corporation and Ctour Holiday provide the rental service for $10.00/person/day. Please make a request when booking the itinerary so that we may have the booster seat ready in advance. Please understand that the violations and fines are borne by the guests themselves. There is no need for a booster seat for bus travel on the day of travel, and the fee can be refunded to the guest.
  • 7. Normal health conditions are required to participate and enjoy our full itineraries. Contact us for specific policies or information regarding passengers with disabilities who do need to provide advance notification to make a reservation. JUPITER LEGEND Corporation and Ctour Holiday do not guarantee a wheelchair lift-equipped bus and/or seating availability to disabled passengers without prior notification and approval.
  • 8. We may alter these terms and conditions from time to time and post the new version on the website. It is your responsibility to check it on the website regularly and prior to making a reservation. Unless specifically stated otherwise herein or required by law, JUPITER LEGEND Corporation shall not be liable for any consequential, compensatory, indirect, incidental or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the performance of its obligations under these terms and conditions.
  • 9. This product is a group activity. If you choose to leave the group, please inform in advance, and obtain the consent of the tour guide. You need to sign the departure agreement form and the unfinished part will be regarded as your own abandonment. The group fee will not be refunded.
  • 10. Gift items in the itinerary that cannot be given away due to force majeure factors such as traffic and weather conditions or personal reasons may be subject to change. Please understand that the fees will not be refunded.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


11 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Exceptional Tour
Brenda_J, Mar 2023
Had a great time! Our guide was great and was very impressed with his knowledge about the battles. The overall trip was great.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service we've provided! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!
Great site but not with this operator!
Gaye_M, Sept 2022
Gettysbyrg Military Park & Museum gets all 3 stars - excellent visit there but I would go with another operator or guide yourself Our tour was provided by Jupiter Tours and the driver expected us to leave the Park at 2.30pm to be back in DC by 4.15pm when the tour booking confirmation said the end of tour was 6pm. You would need to stay at Park until around 4pm to see everything. Rude and bad tempered driver as a result of this.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about our service. According to our investigation, the guide made continuous explanation about one hour on the vehicle until customers felt tired. As our itinerary described the Gettysburg National Military Park will stay 4hours and Gettysburg Downtown will stay 1 hour, total 5 hours, with the addition of the journey to and back, the total time of the tour will be 8-10 hours. We arrived the parking lot about 9:30am, and bought the ticket at 9:38, so the tour will finish at about 2:30pm, but you want back at 3:30pm, that was already beyond our itinerary time, but our guide still waited you until 3:40pm. Also, we are supposed to send you back to your pick-up location, but our guide finally sent you back to your hotel and provided free bottled water to you, we do not think a rude and bad-tempered guide will provide these extra services for customers. Still, we are so sorry for any inconvenience to you. Our tour end time will depend on the traffic situation that day, we can not control the traffic situation, so there is no information states that the tour end time is 6pm, could you provide us picture that your tour booking confirmation said the end of tour was 6pm, we need to investigate what’s the problem is. You could send to qc@uvbookings.com. Thank you for your support.
Bill_A, May 2022
I was told it was a private tour and I ended up on a bus with at least 75 other people I could of paid $1,000.00 less for the tour I got. Very disappointed and was mislead by the people I spoke to on the phone
Response from Host, June 2022
Dear Customer, This tour's price is $261/person, we are confused about the $1000, could you please provide your booking information for us and send it to qc@uvbookings.com. We will investigate and reply to you.
Amazing tour!
Teresa_M, May 2022
The battlefield bus tour was very well done, very knowledgeable guide. The movie and museum were great as well. Outstanding transportation and very professional driver. There were few passengers and they did not cancel on us which we were extremely grateful for. Knowledgeable and courteous driver as well. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service we provided! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!
Einblick in den amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg
Gerhard_G, June 2023
Die zweistündige Fahrt von Washington nach Gettysburg ist landschaftlich schön. Sobald man den Stau im Umkreis von Washington hinter sich gelassen hat geht es flüssig nach Gettysburg, wo zuerst ein kurzer Film und das Cycolrama auf dem Plan steht. Für das Museum stand mit knapp 30 Minuten aber zu wenig Zeit zur Verfügung. Daher ein Stern Abzug. Das Highlight ist auf jeden Fall die zweistündige Tour über das Schlachtfeld des Bürgerkriegs.

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