Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C.

6 days from $3,900 pp*
  • Discover New York City and its many iconic sites by subway.
  • Take in the glamour of a Broadway show.
  • Explore D.C’S highlights with a private guide.
  • Lean about America’s past at the famous Smithsonian Museum.
  • Stay in a curated selection of premium and luxury accommodations.
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Discover the contrast between new and old in two of America’s most resilient cities, New York City and Washington, D.C. From exploring famous landmarks in the bustling city that never sleeps, to re-imagining the heroic acts of historical figures in the Nation’s capital, this tour offers a unique combination of memorable experiences.

Your journey begins in New York City to explore the concrete jungle and its many layers that gives it its signature energy. Ride through the Big Apple on the New York City subway with your private guide, making stops at iconic sites along the way. The Statue of Liberty provides a warm welcome as you approach Ellis Island to learn about immigrant history in the United States. Follow the glittering lights to Times Square and enjoy a Broadway show at one of the historic theaters that have been home to many iconic performances. Spend a day at Rockefeller Center to partake in an entertaining NBC Studio Tour and produce your own show before heading to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for breathtaking views of the city. From New York, sit back and enjoy your train ride to Washington, D.C. This city acts as an outdoor interactive museum with countless monuments and memorials paying tribute to those who have shaped this incredible country. Upon arrival, join your private guide to take in some of the city’s highlights, including stops at presidential memorials, the White House, and the U.S. Capitol Building. Perhaps one of the most famous museum complexes in the country, the Smithsonian is your next stop in D.C. Learn about the country’s most significant moments in history and scientific discoveries as you explore the American History Museum and the Air and Space Museum. This tailor-made tour is sure to inspire a new appreciation for both the history and modernity of two of America’s most influential cities. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Transfer - JFK Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Manhattan by Subway (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Dining Suggestions
  • Day 2 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Tour - Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (with One-way Transfer, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Ferry
    • Broadway Tickets
  • Day 3 New York City
    New York City
    • Shared Tour - NBC Studios - Guide
    • Activity - Top of the Rock
  • Day 4 New York City to Washington, D.C. to Washington DC
    New York City to Washington, D.C. to Washington DC
    • Private Transfer - Intracity Transfer - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - New York City - Washington, D.C. [3 hrs] - Business Class
    • Private Tour - Highlights of D.C. (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 5 Washington, D.C. to Washington DC
    Washington, D.C. to Washington DC
    • Private Tour - Treasures of America at The Smithsonian (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Dining Suggestions
  • Day 6 Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    • Private Transfer - IAD Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: New York City

Meet your private driver for an airport transfer.

Get a taste of what living in the Big Apple is like as you take part in one of the city’s local customs, riding the New York City Subway. Join your private guide and start with a ride to Lower Manhattan stopping at Battery Park, offering vistas of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Wander through the Financial District and learn about America’s role in the world’s economy as you pass the New York Stock Exchange. This neighborhood is home to the famous Charging Bull and Fearless Girl Statue, representing the strength and resilience of the American people and the power of women in leadership. Traveling north, take a few moments to observe the National September 11 Memorial and remember those who were lost on that tragic day in history. Continue your subway experience and explore the progressive and prideful Greenwich Village including the campus of the country’s most expensive college, New York University. Your next subway ride will take you to Bryant Park, recently becoming a hot spot for dining and shopping. On the eastern side of the quaint park, see the main branch of the New York Public Library. Lastly, explore the iconic Central Park for a stroll on its idyllic paths.

From Michelin Starred restaurants to hidden gems, New York City is a culinary dream. Speak with your Destination Expert for restaurant recommendations, or if you're already in the know - propose your own. 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: Hotel Hendricks

Soaring 27 stories over Manhattan, Hotel Hendricks is a stylish newcomer located just steps away from Herald Square, Bryant Park, and Fifth Avenue shopping. The hotel pairs exceptional service with industrial-chic design features by noted designer Marchello Pozzi. Guests can enjoy a meal inspired by the cuisines of Central and South America at the hotel’s onsite restaurant.  Hotel Hendricks is for pushing past ordinary, finding something edgier. Embracing rock and roll glam in everything from rooftop cocktails to guestrooms with luxurious fittings. Fit for the king or queen of the concrete jungle, the 176 guestrooms are lavish, safari-chic retreats.

Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  New York City Subway
New York City Subway
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Hendricks
Hotel Hendricks

Day 2: New York City

Meet your private driver and guide today to take part in a truly American experience as you visit Ellis Island and witness the majesty of the Statue of Liberty with your private guide. A gift of international friendship from France, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. The views of the statue from the water are reminiscent of what immigrants first saw entering New York Harbor. After a short ride on the New York Ferry, arrive to the entry point of European immigrants, Ellis Island. Twelve million people have passed through the halls that are now the historical Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Walk through the Great Hall as the new Americans once did, ancestors of more than half of the US population. Search for your family surname on the American Immigrant wall of Honor. With over 600,000 entries, it is the longest wall of names in the world.

Theater has been an integral part of New York City's identity since the 19th century when the first show took place. With the development of Broadway, going to the theater has become an inspiring experience for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy an evening out today to take in a Broadway show of your choice. 

Please note: Tickets are based on balcony seating and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: Hotel Hendricks
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Day 3: New York City

Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the studios where your favorite shows are made, like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. An NBC Page will serve as your host and 30 Rock expert, guiding you and a small group of no more than 12 participants through the historic halls. Learn about the production process, from script writing and producing to the ways television content reaches your home. Experience production firsthand as you and fellow guests produce your own show.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is located in the heart of Rockefeller Center and offers breathtaking views of the city, surrounded by Midtown’s high end shopping, dining, and entertainment. Enjoy access to the rooftop observatory today. 

Accommodation: Hotel Hendricks
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  NBC Studios
NBC Studios
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

Day 4: New York City - Washington, D.C. - Washington DC

Meet your private driver for a city transfer.

Sit back and enjoy a business class train ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. 

Embark on a city-wide exploration of D.C.’s highlights with a private driver and guide today and get to this city's rich history and political environment. Start with a visit to the Arlington Cemetery, where an eternal flame burns at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy. Pay your respects to the veterans who fought for America at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and all veterans who have lost their lives fighting for their country. Admire the iconic Abraham Lincoln Memorial. Known for his progressive views and iconic speeches, marvel at the engraved walls of the memorial. Be reminded of the Emancipation Proclamation and for his leadership during the Civil War. The revolutionary President, George Washington, is also memorialized with the soaring Washington Monument, a staple in the city’s skyline and a highlight of D.C. Along with your guide, make your way down Pennsylvania Avenue to view the dignified White House. Conclude with a stop at the Capitol Building to imagine witnessing a Presidential Inauguration before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. With a sunlit urban courtyard that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel from which to explore the nation’s Capital. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Offering 413 distinctive guestrooms including 33 luxurious suites, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown provides a seamless blend of contemporary amenities and sophisticated style. This chic hotel was inspired by its surroundings and has infused the city’s sophisticated atmosphere into its design.  

Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  White House
White House
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Day 5: Washington, D.C. - Washington DC

Explore one of the world’s most famous museum complexes today, The Smithsonian. Made up of 19 world-class museums, join your private guide to visit the Air and Space Museum and the American History Museum. Learn about America’s contributions to the aviation industry by viewing the 1903 Wright Flyer and Spirit of St. Louis at the Air and Space Museum. Another awe-inspiring experience at this museum is getting to see the Apollo 11 command module, a true American treasure. While at the American History Museum, meander through the Star-Spangled Banner Exhibition to learn about the war, song, and legacy of the American flag. Step back in time to see a uniform worn by President George Washington from 1789 until his death in 1799. Both museums are sure to provide an elevated appreciation for the United States' history and scientific discoveries. 

Speak with your Destination Expert for restaurant recommendations, or if you're already in the know - propose your own. 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Spirit of St. Louis
Spirit of St. Louis

Day 6: Washington, D.C.

Meet your private driver for an airport transfer. 

Accommodation: Depart ( )

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Hendricks : New York City

Soaring 27 stories over Manhattan, Hotel Hendricks is a stylish newcomer located just steps away from Herald Square, Bryant Park, and Fifth Avenue shopping. The hotel pairs exceptional service with industrial-chic design features by noted designer Marchello Pozzi. Guests can enjoy a meal inspired by the cuisines of Central and South America at the hotel’s onsite restaurant.  Hotel Hendricks is for pushing past ordinary, finding something edgier. Embracing rock and roll glam in everything from rooftop cocktails to guestrooms with luxurious fittings. Fit for the king or queen of the concrete jungle, the 176 guestrooms are lavish, safari-chic retreats.

Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Hendricks
Hotel Hendricks

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown : Washington DC

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. With a sunlit urban courtyard that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel from which to explore the nation’s Capital. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Offering 413 distinctive guestrooms including 33 luxurious suites, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown provides a seamless blend of contemporary amenities and sophisticated style. This chic hotel was inspired by its surroundings and has infused the city’s sophisticated atmosphere into its design.  

Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
Highlights of New York City & Washington, D.C. Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lounge
Lounge

Depart ( ): Global Location

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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