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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

129 Reviews

  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5042BOSSPI
Seeking an activity in Washington DC that offers culture, history, sightseeing and a lot of fun, all in one package? This round-trip cruise from Washington DC to Mount Vernon is an exciting 6.5-hour cruise offering a narrated Potomac River tour and admission to Mount Vernon.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All entrance fees included
Your Mount Vernon tour boards at 8am in Washington DC. Sit back and relax onboard the cruise vessel's outdoor decks and enjoy the fresh breeze and spectacular views along the Potomac River. While sailing, you'll enjoy a narrated tour of the Potomac River and its famous landmarks.

Arriving at Mount Vernon you'll be fascinated by the sheer beauty of the grounds and come to understand why the beloved home of George and Martha Washington has been declared a National Historic Landmark. You'll get to retrace the footsteps of George Washington by visiting the main mansion, slave quarters, kitchen, stables and greenhouse.

Your Mount Vernon visit will be for three hours so don't forget to stroll the four gardens, hike the Forest Trail, and explore the George Washington Pioneer Farmer site. For your dining pleasure this spectacular estate also hosts a range of restaurants.

This day cruise to Mount Vernon is a sightseeing tour from Washington that should not be missed, so book now for a cultural, historical and fun activity!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pier 4, Washington DC
Departure Time:
8:30am

Boarding commences 30-minutes prior to departure
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Inclusions:
  • Admission ticket to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
  • Onboard narrative tour of Potomac River and surrounding landmarks
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mary Anne S, September 2014

This was a very scenic, interesting, and pleasant way to get to Mt. Vernon. The pier was very easy to find and a very short walk from the Waterfront Metro Station. The narration was quite interesting and there was a lot more to see along the river than I expected. There were several breaks in the narration so you could enjoy the scenery. Mt. Vernon itself is well worth a visit. You are given a ticket when you disembark that tells you the time of your tour and the system worked very well. We were able to see everything, did not feel rushed, and learned a lot from the docents. A wide variety of food options is available for lunch. There are several outbuildings and gardens to visits depending on one's interest. If I have any criticism - and it is very slight - it is that I wish we had had about half an hour more at Mt. Vernon. Ran out of time to really experience the gardens. As usual, very good value for the money.

Reviewed by: Herbert John M, September 2014

Wonderful day out - and an experience to remember

From $49.79

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Tour code: 5042BOSSPI