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

  • 4.5 star rating: Recommended based on 106 reviews
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Product code: 5042BOSSPI
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

This was the perfect tour for the 2nd day of our three day tour of Washington, DC. Walked six hours the first day of our visit, so sitting down for the river cruise was a joy. The visit at Mt. Vernon was a highlight of our trip. The dock where the boat leaves DC from is very easy to get to using the subway and walking a few blocks.

Reviewed by: wenjanna, June 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Beautiful boat cruise. Worth a trip.

Reviewed by: Deepika S, May 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

We really enjoyed our tour. The only exception was when we got to the Pier, we were told the boat was cancelled due to the boat receiving incorrect fuel and they had to drain and clean the tanks. We were taken by bus instead. To the company's credit, they put out coffee, fruit and muffins while we waiting for the bus to arrive and they told us we would be credited for the boat cost; the cost of the bus was free to make up for our disappointment. The tour of Mt. Vernon was fabulous and I would love to return again some time.

Reviewed by: Dorothea D, May 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Beautiful trip down the Potomac...very laid back. Lots of history my husband and I had never heard before and beautiful grounds to walk around leisurely.

Reviewed by: Bruce T, April 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Great history and a fun day on the water

Reviewed by: tom k, November 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by: Betty C, October 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Our tour In the Footsteps of George Washington was very enjoyable. The cruise was comfortable and relaxing. The estate is beautiful and our experience was quite moving. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Reviewed by: Linda P, October 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

well worth the early start, a lovely place to visit

Reviewed by: scruff, October 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

The boat ride from Pier 4 in DC to Mount Vernon provided memorable views of heavily wooded, beautiful Virginia. A host of docents enlightened our group of 22 about the history of and daily living realities at Washington's lovely home. Perhaps the highlight might well have been our visit to the Washington Education Center that houses what we believed the best "museum" that we experienced on our 6 day holiday in the nation's capital. It traces the life of Washington from his boyhood with photos, films, artifacts, quotes and tableaus. All in all, we highly recommend Mount Vernon via Viator.

Reviewed by: Robert W E, September 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

This was my favorite tour on our recent vacation to DC!! There's so much history here at Mt. Vernon. The property is in excellent condition, the tour of Washingtons house was great, many original pieces still in the home and on the property. You can even sit on a rocking chair on the front porch and enjoy the beautiful view of the Potomic River! There's a museum on site with more original pieces and history on the Washingtons. Don't miss this wonderful historic place...a "must" see!!!

Reviewed by: Deborah L, September 2013
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