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

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  • 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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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: W. Michael M, USA, August 2014

The ride on the boat was interesting and relaxing. The time at Mt Vernon was just right with ample time to visit all the sites and enjoy the videos and informational displays. Very enjoyable day trip.

Reviewed by: Ann W, August 2014

We had a great time. The river cruise was wonderful. We would have liked a little more time at Mt Vernon (maybe 4 hours instead of 3) but we did see everything. Highly recommend.

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Tour code: 5042BOSSPI