I would stay far away from this tour if you have kiddos. It's an excruciatingly long day, 645am-10pm. Our guide was subpar and did not seem personable or try to get to know us at all. He just kept repeating the same thing over and over again. The stops are short and chaotic and extremely packed. About 10ish hours of driving so really tough on everyone by the end. We saw a lot but would not do this again.
Hit the main highlights in Washington. Our guide Z very good, and pace between venues good. Information what it should be, ie informative. Due to the length of trip, exchange of bus drivers occurred. The reason for the four rating is the second bus driver was dreadful. Jerked all the way to Washington and back to Delaware. Was glad for the second exchange. Given the length of the bus time I felt the bus could have been a bit more accomading and tempted to score 3. However Z’s commentry and no fuss attitude kept the four rating.
Bonne journée mais beaucoup trop de temps passé dans le bus et pas assez dans la ville. Les mémoriaux n'étaient pas les plus intéressants et noua avons été un peu livrés à nous même pendant le temps réservé aux différents musées. Ce système de mettre des personnes qui parlent différentes langues avec un même guide, dans un même bus a des limites, il y forcément des voyageurs lésés.
Left NYC at 7am and returned at 9pm, and had a great experience seeing all of the major historical sights in DC. Our guide, Jonathan, was informative, interesting and did a great job keeping us on track. He shared many historical facts as we traveled. I would definitely recommend this trip if you only have 1 day to visit DC.
I did this tour during a week long trip to NYC. This was a very long day as I was at the Gray Line Visitor Centre at about 6:15am. My hotel was only a few minutes walk so that helped.
A representative came and directed me where to wait. The tour leader seemed very knowledgeable and was quite engaging.
We did have some rest stops along the way. Overall got to see the main places, such as Arlington cemetery, the White House, Capitol Hill. Also passed through a number of states such as Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland on the way. One thing is that it did rain heavily in DC for a couple of hours.
On the way back I got a great view of the Manhattan skyline at night. I got back to NYC at approximately 10pm. Overall this trip is definitely worth doing.