Add dates

Union Station, Washington, DC Culture & history

Our most recommended Union Station, Washington, DC Culture & history

Washington DC Day Trip by Bus from New York City

1. Washington DC Day Trip by Bus from New York City

Discover the monuments of Washington DC on a day trip from New York City. Learn about the government and dive into key historic moments like the American Revolution and Civil War. See sights like Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.  Depart New York City and travel in a spacious and air-conditioned bus to Washington DC. Relax on the scenic drive and head to Capital Hill once your get to DC to find out where congress meets.  Stop at the White House to see the official home of the President of the United States, including the West Wing where the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Situation Room, and Roosevelt Room are located.  Admire the memorials to Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and Lincoln who ended slavery in 1860. Visit the Iwo Jima and Vietnam Veterans Memorials to understand how these events changed the country. Visit Arlington Cemetery where over 200,000 soldiers since the Civil War and the Kennedys were buried. Finally, spend some time at the magnificent Union Station.

Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

2. Washington DC: Multilingual Private Day or Evening SUV Tour

Enjoy a private tour in Luxury SUV for your group of up to seven passengers. Explore Washington DC at your own pace and customize your trip to the attractions that you would like to see. Your driver will be there to provide basic information about the monuments, memorials and sights around the city. You will be able to make stops at some of the most important monuments for pictures. The itinerary is the following: US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Union Station, Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonians Museums, Tidal Basin, Jeferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnan Memorial, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Watergate Complex, Rock Creek Parkway, National Cathedral, Embassy Row, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery, Iwojima Memorial and The Pentagon. Alternatively, choose the Night Tour option and take this wonderful opportunity to see Washington DC at night. Enjoy the monuments, memorials, and sights illuminated all night with your private specialized driver and guide in a luxury car. This 4-hour tour can be adapted as needed.

Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

3. Bike Tour: Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

Take a guided bike tour in Washington, D.C. to see all the city’s important sights and landmarks. The tour route includes Capitol Hill and the National Mall, Union Station, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Along the way you’ll see the Smithsonian museums, the Washington Monument, and the war memorials. You’ll learn about the city's history and current events from your guide as you cycle past the major monuments and memorials. You'll also get some practical touring tips for later use! Take in the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, the World War II Memorial, and many more important sights. This cycling tour is rated as easy and covers approximately 7 miles on level terrain.

Other Sightseeing Options in Union Station, Washington, DC

Want to discover all there is to do in Union Station, Washington, DC? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Union Station, Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 257 reviews

The tour started at around 06:30 am. There is a break after about 2 hours both on the way there and on the way back. It is stopped at all important sights and the tour guide gives interesting information. There is always free time to explore the sights on your own. On the way home, a stop will be made to see the New York skyline at night. It ended at around 8 p.m. Only the driving style of the driver was not very pleasant.

Best guide ever. He gave us so much marginal information. But he also gave us time to sleep, so a really good mix. There was also a pee break in the middle, which was completely sufficient. At the various stations he gave us another little tour and then time to walk around ourselves. So again a good mix. And at the end he showed us the New York skyline at night, such a cool experience.

It was wonderful to rely on the guide who introduced us to the monuments and history of this beautiful city where the history of the United States was made

This is nice one day trip from new York . visited most of the important places of us Capitol in a day trip .

Fantastic and competent guide who told us about American history in an inspiring way.