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Georgetown: DC Monuments River Cruise to Old Town Alexandria

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9 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

Georgetown: DC Monuments River Cruise to Old Town Alexandria

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry
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From US$ 23 per person

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See the famous monuments of Washington, D.C., from an entirely new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise to Old Town Alexandria. Depart from Georgetown and travel along the Potomac River while taking in views of the district's iconic monuments.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 45 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a scenic ride on the iconic Potomac River
  • Avoid the traffic into Old Town and take in picturesque views as you depart from historic Georgetown Waterfront
  • Design your own experience: choose from a one-way ticket or a convenient round-trip option with time to explore Old Town
  • See the famous D.C. monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Jefferson Memorial
Full description
Avoid the traffic and see Washington, D.C., from the Potomac River. Once you arrive at the Georgetown Waterfront, simply hop on to the boat, sit back, and relax on this 45-minute ride as you witness the district's historic landmarks and monuments. Before you know it, you'll arrive in Old Town Alexandria, a historic town full of quaint cafes, restaurants, and shops. As you relax on your cruise, listen to an informative narrated story about Washington, D.C.'s history and many iconic sights, all the while cruising past top attractions including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and many more. Marvel at the architectural details of the various landmarks on an afternoon cruise, or see them lit up at night. Make the most of your day: either choose a one-way water taxi cruise and return to Georgetown on your own, or choose a convenient round-trip water taxi cruise while still having time to explore Old Town Alexandria. In either case, you will be able to visit Old Town's historic streets and alleyways, quaint cafes, and high-end boutiques, making the most of your trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River
  • Narrated tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Georgetown departure dock is located in front of Fiola Mare restaurant at 3100 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Old Town Alexandria return departure dock is located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Bikes

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
  • Please present your GetYourGuide voucher at the local operator's ticket counter
  • If the round-trip option has been booked, remember that your return trip is scheduled for 3 hours after your departure cruise
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3.9 /5

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July 23, 2022

I thought this was a great way to explore parts of DC. I didn’t like that you have to figure out how to get back on your own, but overall I’d recommend.

July 10, 2022

July 3, 2022

Product ID: 299905