Air New Zealand Activities

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

198 Reviews

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

Reviewed by: Richard K, January 2016

This was a very nice trip well worth the ticket price. Mount Vernon is a beautiful place to visit. We went on Columbus Day so we were not able see everything of interest during the 3 1/2 hr stay. Staff said non holiday visits are less crowded. The museum is unbelieveable, right down to Washington's dentures. The river is calm with scenic views. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Philip S, December 2015

The day cruise down to Mount Vernon was very well done. Just enough info from the crew on what we were passing but still time to carry on a conversation with fellow passengers on the way down and way back to DC. The tour of Mt Vernon itself was good as well. You were given the right amount of time to tour the buildings as well as get a snack if you wanted as well. Got back to the dock in plenty of time for the relaxing sail back to DC. Weather was great for that time of year as well.

Reviewed by: Timothy W, November 2015

Absolutely wonderful excursion. Starting with a friendly staff on the river boat cruise to the fantastic home, museum, pioneer farming and exhibitions going on that day. My only negative comment would be that I wish it lasted longer.

Reviewed by: hunterfamily, November 2015

Very enjoyable day, and the cruise on the river is a great way of seeing something different.

Reviewed by: JoAnne F, October 2015

Very enjoyable trip and just the right amount of time at Mt. Vernon. Parking is an issue, and snacks on board are a little pricey. But really relaxing, and a great way to get to M. Vernon and back.

Reviewed by: Robbin S, October 2015

The cruise was great. I couldn't always hear the narration because people were talking so loud but the parts I could hear was great info. The actual Mt. Vernon experience is one I won't forget. Didn't realize how much walking was involved up and down hills and paths. It was beautiful experience and one I would highly recommend if anyone asked.

Reviewed by: Alice H, October 2015

This cruise was a great way to tour Mount Vernon, so relaxing going to and returning from Mount Vernon. Enjoyed having the points of interest pointed out to us on the way there. The 3 1/2 hours allowed at Mount Vernon was plenty and we had plenty of time to eat lunch while there. I would recommend this tour.

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Tour code: 5042BOSSPI