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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 Travelers Choose This Tour

On this tour, See DC, Philadelphia, and Amish communities from NYC—a rare combo.
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Professional tour guide
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
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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)

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Liberty Bell Center
Depart New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall. Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Rocky Statue
Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia we see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county home of the Amish people.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Amish Country
We start our visit with a ride on an authentic Amish Buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride we visit the marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. In the late afternoon we depart east for an evening arrival in Washington DC.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
 Wyndham Garden, Washington DC
  Not Included
Jefferson Memorial
Start the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Arlington National Cemetery
Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy family gravesite. Due to security a passport or U.S. ID will be required to enter Arlington Cemetery
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Capitol Hill
Next stop is Capitol Hill.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
White House
See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon we depart north for an evening arrival in New York.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  Not Included
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In the event that parts of this itnerary remain inaccessable due to COVID 19 an alternate itinerary will be followed. Final details will be available prior to each departure. On our tours we use a wide variety of attractions which all have different policies regarding Covid 19. In order to enjoy the full experience of the tour it is recommended to bring a face covering as it may be required for entry at certain locations.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Empire Vacations
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia and Amish Country Tour from New York?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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You must Try this Tour
, 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
icon 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
, 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
, Mar 2019
Excellent service from start to finish. Would recommend to ours and very entertaining and enjoyable experience.
, 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.
, 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
, Jul 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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...
, 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.

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