Air New Zealand Activities

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

4.5 113 Reviews

  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5042BOSSPI

Reviewed by: Valerie W, July 2014

Fun and relaxing. Downside: Be prepared to heat your food n the microwave if you choose to purchase food on the boat.

Reviewed by: Valerie W, July 2014

Fun and relaxing. Downside: Be prepared to heat your food n the microwave if you choose to purchase food on the boat.

Reviewed by: Jennifer B, July 2014

Really enjoyed the trip up and down the Potomac as well as Mt. Vernon. The boat was leisurely and there was lots to see on the ride. Mt. Vernon is a huge place so be sure to wear good walking shoes! Don't stop to eat or rest as there is so much to see that before you know it its time to get back on the boat. No eating on the Mt. Vernon grounds, we packed a small lunch in a backpack and ate on the boat coming home. The boat also sells small meals (like hot dogs) and beverages (their breakfast sandwiches we're pretty good too). We'll go back again someday to see all we missed! We've used Viator across the globe, they've never disappointed us.

Reviewed by: Cindy Yee A, July 2014

Great tour! Not enough time!!! One of the most enjoyable parts was the actor who played the part of George Washington. He came out to the lawn, answered questions and stayed in character for all answers! The museum was VERY well done, informative and such. Just the running films of George Washington were not that great in the little theaters. Need to be refreshed. But only ONE boat runs out and back to New York each day so BE ON TIME. We almost missed it because we forgot a backpack at the cafeteria which was 1/4 of a mile up the hill!!

Reviewed by: wenjanna, July 2014

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: Dorothea D, May 2014

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: Deepika S, May 2014

Beautiful boat cruise. Worth a trip.

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