Mount Vernon, Virginia

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  • From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    1. From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the estate of George and Martha Washington. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historical landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

    Had an enjoyable time on the cruise down the Potomac to Mount Vernon. The boat left on time, had plenty of seating. Nice to sit below deck on the way back because it was very hot out that day. The time spent at Mount Vernon was nice, we got tickets to tour the inside of the mansion, not just the grounds. There is a lot to see there, the gardens, the tomb and memorial to the slaves who worked there, the home itself. Good selection of food at cafeteria and museum shop for souvenirs.

  • Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    2. Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

    They need to be more efficient when docking the boat. Especially on an off the boat.

  • Washington DC: Sightseeing Pass with Attractions & Bus Tour

    3. Washington DC: Sightseeing Pass with Attractions & Bus Tour

    Tour through the landmarked capital and see The Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Pay homage to those who gave their service and lives at the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.   Try your hand at espionage at the International Spy Museum, ride the Spirit Cruise up the river to George Washington’s landmarked and historic Mount Vernon Farm. Stand in awe at the iconic landscape of Washington D.C. and witness the splendor of the revolutionaries who defined the United States.   Take advantage of D.C.’s immersive nature with an Urban Adventure walking tour or a Bike and Roll DC bicycle rental. Admire the visionary architecture of D.C. and take a selfie from the top of the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, as you pass by the United States Capitol Build...

  • From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

    4. From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

    The first adventure on this historic tour is winding through the streets of Old Town Alexandria - to explore and experience George Washington's hometown - past Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, the George Washington Masonic Temple, and the Historic Christ Church. Get ready to be wowed as you see this colonial-themed hot spot, consisting of more than 200 restaurants and boutiques! Next, you'll ride along the Potomac River and visit the Mount Vernon Estate - one of the Washington, DC, area’s premier sightseeing attractions. You will explore historic Mount Vernon – from the mansion’s interior where President Washington resided, to his beloved gardens, and final resting place.  After time for lunch at the Mt Vernon Food Court (lunch not included in the tour price), you will have time to learn more about George Washington’s life and legacy in both the Museum and Education Center – home to more ...

    Edgar was a wonderful tour guide! This tour is so well done and full of history. It’s a must see in our book. We will take it again with family when we return. Also, wonderful guide company. I left our bag of souvenirs in the bus after the tour was over. I got back to hotel and realized I left it in the bus. I contacted the company and they brought our bag to the hotel!! Above and beyond wonderful service!

  • Alexandria, VA: Bike Rental

    5. Alexandria, VA: Bike Rental

    Alexandria, Virginia is a city on the Potomac River, located just south of Washington, D.C. and known for its Old Town, consisting of brick sidewalks and well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Arrive at the office and get kitted out with all you need for your adventure, including a helmet, a color-coded map, a basket/bike bag, and a bike lock. There is no better way to get up close and personal with all the great sites of Alexandria than riding a bike. The local partner's huge inventory of high quality bikes in a wide range of sizes ensure your comfort and safety. All equipment is maintained in-house by professional mechanics. The customer service staff can answer your questions about which type and size of bike is best for your needs, as well as offer tips on good trails, scenic routes, places to eat, and any other cycling info.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 113 reviews

I was visiting DC with my husband and wanted to find something to break up the monotony of walking through museum after museum and found this little gem of a boat tour. These speedy little 2 person cats were the perfect option! My husband did the driving while we zipped across the water baby duck style. It was so fun! Seeing the deer grazing along the shore of Mount Vernon was so beautiful and we even saw a bald Eagle! Both the owner of the company and our tour guide seemed to really love what they do. Thanks guys for being a great part of our East Coast vacation!

By far one of the best thrilling experiences I've had in the DC area! Our guide was great (Suggs) and the staff just made the entire process and learning how to steer the boat incredibly easy! We will definitely be returning soon! Thank you for an amazing time!

It was amazing, I wish I had the time on my trip to do it a second time... Well worth the price an the team there was amazing....

Tons of fun on the catamaran and great instruction on how to drive it!

We had an awesome time! Definitely a unique and exciting excursion!