Are you going on vacation to NY? Lucky! It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, one of those places that you have to visit at least once in your life. Also, we must not forget that you can take advantage of the trip to visit other nearby cities such as the capital of the United States, Washington D.C.
If you want to visit the White House or be amazed by the National Air and Space Museum, I recommend hiring the excursion that I am talking about in this article, since you will see emblematic buildings and you will know things that will leave you speechless. I tell you from experience.
It all started at 6:00 am, when we were picked up from one of the meeting points near Times Square. At 08:30 am we arrived in the state of Delaware, where a 30-minute breakfast stop was scheduled, which was very useful to gather strength and share opinions before we started again.
With a full belly and much anticipation, we arrived in Washington, D.C. at about 10:00 am. The first thing we could see is the famous Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, one of the safest places on the planet.
The first stop, however, took place in the Arlington cemetery, which is where the remains of the Kennedy family and soldiers killed in combat rest. Then we passed the Iwo Jima Monument, a fantastic sculpture that was shaped taking as a reference the photograph 'Raising the Flag of Iwo Jima'. We loved it.
The tour continues leaving the state of Virginia behind to reach the National Mall, a spectacular outdoor area that accommodates the Lincoln Memorial, the reflecting pool, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial.
As it could not be otherwise, the tour also goes through the Federal Reserve and the Obelisk, which as you probably already know was built to honor George Washington, who was the first president of the United States.
The international Red Cross and the OAS (Organization of American States) are other points that we met before arriving at the pristine White House, where not only were we able to photograph ourselves as many times as we wanted, but they also provided us with very curious information that I still remember and share with my friends.
The next stop took us to downtown Washington D.C., where we could soak up the architecture of the place, while still seeing the Ford theater (simply beautiful), the FBI headquarters, the National Gallery of Art ... The last stop is the United States National Air and Space Museum, which is where the largest collection of planes and spacecraft in the world is located.
The day flew by. At 04:30 pm The itinerary ended and we returned to New York with a 20 minute break at 07:30 pm. It is estimated that the arrival time in Times Square is 09:30 pm, a perfect time to enjoy the advertising posters working at full speed.
Prices, departure days and other relevant information
The excursion only costs 99 dollars (children under 3 years old do not pay). It is in Spanish and it is released on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Meals and drinks are not included, but hotel pickup (Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, Sheraton, Pennsylvania, and Row) is included, round-trip transportation, a City Tour in Washington, tickets to all venues visited, guide in Spanish, WiFi and taxes and fees. It's great.
To make a reservation you must visit the City Travel NYC website and select the number of passengers. You have to choose the date and hit the book button. That easy.
You can cancel your reservation for free with up to 72 hours in advance. For payment there are two options: all in advance or a reservation of 15% to pay the rest in cash the same day of the tour.
New York City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (March 2020)
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