Air New Zealand Activities

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

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

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.

Reviewed by: kldaniels, August 2014

The day cruise exceeded my expectations! The trip was a great experience. We especially enjoyed the cruise down the Potomac. The guide did a great job of pointing out and giving details of the sites along the way. We enjoyed snacks and drinks aboard the boat and they were very reasonably priced and good quality. It truly was a highlight of our Washington, DC trip.

Reviewed by: Shannon C, August 2014

Great way to travel the Potomac River and visit Mt. Vernon. Very informative tour.

Reviewed by: Robert E, July 2014

Excellent tour! Highly recommend!!

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Tour code: 5042BOSSPI