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Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC

56 Reviews

  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2890J

Reviewed by: Mary Anne S, September 2013

This was a fantastic tour. I didn't realize Monticello is close to three hours from DC so i was glad not to be driving. The bus driver gave us very nice commentary on our way out of the city then showed us an excellent documentary on Jefferson. this filled up the time and prepared us for tour. You get a ticket that tells you what time your tour of the house will be, then you can spend the rest of the time seeing what you want to see. I could have used a little more time there but I don't see how that could happen given how far Monticello is from DC. The visit to the tavern was unexpectedly interesting and the lunch was very good.

Reviewed by: Richard W, July 2013

Very informative tour. Long day, be prepared.

Reviewed by: Christine R, June 2013

we really enjoyed the whole day, our driver/guide was great and the time at Monticello
was just what we hoped for. Loved the lunch : )

Reviewed by: Wanda S, October 2011

This tour is awesome. Such beautiful country to see on the way to Monticello. David Cooper was our bus driver and he was very informative and funny. Nancy was our guide at Monticello and she was super smart and was full of great information. Everyone should visit!

Reviewed by: Terrence C, February 2011

This was a wonderful tour. Stopped at the University of Virginia. Then we went on to the base of the hill that leads to Monticello and had a delicious lunch at charming Michie Tavern and also got a tour of the house. After lunch we drove up the pretty winding wooded road to Monticello. The view from the house is lovely and the tour of the first floor was very interesting. Rather than take a shuttle back down to the bus, you can walk on an easy half-mile path back and pass the graves of Jefferson and his family. It was a long day and made 20 minutes longer because of people who didn't get back to the bus when they were supposed to be there. We definitely recommend this tour.

Reviewed by: Christine M, November 2010

Really enjoyed this trip seeing the University of Virginia. Had a lovely meal at the Inn. Monticello is really a lovely place we had a nice time there

Reviewed by: Dennis U, USA, September 2010

Very pleasant driver....uneventful getting there. Monticello was beautiful. Unfortunately the bus broke down before we left and it delayed getting back by about 45 minutes, but we were grateful that there was another bus to pick us up. It was a long day, but well worth it.
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Tour code: 2890J