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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC provided by DC Trails

Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

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Overview
On this round-trip tour to Mount Vernon, gain a whole new perspective on U.S. history. On the way, a guide provides fascinating historical background and stories about points of interest in Old Town Alexandria that are often unmarked and easy to miss. While most guided tours stick to rigid schedules, you are free to explore George Washington’s former home at your own pace.
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of navigating on your own outside the city
  • Ticket to Mount Vernon included: Explore at your own pace
  • Guide points out landmarks you may have missed on your own
  • Take in the history of Old Town Alexandria from the comfort of a coach bus
What to Expect
Board the bus at L’Enfant Plaza in downtown DC. Rather than navigating out of the city on your own, sit back and listen to on-board commentary during the scenic 30-minute ride to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. During the drive, the guide points out landmarks you may have missed have you come on your own, including General Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home and a tavern once frequented by the Founding Fathers. Enjoy the sights of historic Alexandria from the comfort of the coach as you make your way to Mount Vernon. On arrival, explore at your own pace. Visit the gardens overlooking the Potomac River, the slave memorial and burial grounds, the outbuildings, and the Washingtons’ tombs. No need to purchase tickets in advance, as they are included in the tour. About 4.5 hours later, return with the guide to the tour’s original point of departure in Washington DC.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Storyteller767118 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The pick up is in front of the Spy Museum by the hop on hop off tours. We had originally scheduled the 10 am tour but the instructions on the pick are so bad that we were unable to find the location. Even after 5 phone calls to the number listed. The individuals that answer the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Thank you for detailing your tour experience. It was a pleasure having you on tour with us. We hope to see you again on a future tour. Best, DC Trails
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Lisaandmadi wrote a review Mar 2020
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The directions for pick up were very confusing. I was charged for 2 adults and it should have been 1 adult and 8 year old child. When I called Viator the customer service woman kept putting me on hold and each time she came back on the line she repeated exactly what she repeated
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 27 Mar 2020
We are sorry to hear about the experience you had booking a tour with our company. We hope that you will tour with us in the future. Best, DC Trails
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Danielle P wrote a review Mar 2020
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We enjoyed our trip to Mt Vernon and back. Charles was an enthusiastic and friendly guide, and we really liked the tour of Christ Church and Alexandria. Trying to find the pick up spot was incredibly frustrating. It currently is outside the spy museum's gift shop. If they
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Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Best, DC Trails
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Jubo1091 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
Very nice trip to Mt Vernon. The drive through the pretty countryside was relaxing. The driver/tour guide was friendly and energetic and knew the history of the area. Mt Vernon itself is beautifully restored; the education center (and gift shops) were spectacular
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded 27 Mar 2020
Thank you for the great review! Best, DC Trails
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Nina L wrote a review Mar 2020
Savannah, Georgia8 contributions
Our driver/guide was very informative and pleasant. The bus was clean and comfortable. The property was beautiful and the restaurant was very good.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Thank you for the review! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time touring with our company. Best, DC Trails
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Footprints168654
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Terrible customer service
We planned a trip with our exchange students family flying in from Spain. Unfortunately, our trip had to be cancell
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K7052QIstephena
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Tour not delivered - Failure of execution and customer service
I purchased this tour for my family, the purchase instructions said to arrive at a certain location at a certain ti
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sshilling2018
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Great tour
There were not a lot of people on the tour.i sat in the lower level both times the first time the narrator was on t
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Drewbio
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Worth it!!
This was one of my favorite things in DC! The guide & driver made it very interesting. We had great weather which d
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maxi522017
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Twilight tour.
It was dreadfully wet night, so instead of an open top bus we were in a luxury coach which was a Godsend. The trip
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H4311RWdaniellem
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interesting, but no Wow factor
We had 5 people on the tour. With a friendlier cancellation policy, I would have cancelled, due to weather. Place w
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charlescD3659SA
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Terrible Do Not waste your time
We where forced to wait for at least 2 hours for our bus. Guess what it did NOT come. My son's where so hot and 😠
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TerriA60
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Tour sites good, tour guide left something to be desired.
The tour guide was about 20 min late so we had a late start. Then the tour felt rushed because of that and it was p
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katierV3884HH
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Great Tour...... if you don't have mobility/ambulation limits
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McD8
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Buses far too infrequent
Only one bus an hour in January. We booked a 2 day ticket at $59 each and could not use them without wasting most o
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jane4546
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Great tour
We had a bit of a special tour in that we ended up being the only family on the tour - huge credit to DC trails for
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lisaaar0n
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Great way to see Washington
We spent our first day in Washington on this tour. So only got the single day pass. It was a great way to get our
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abatts328
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Ok for discounted price
Purchased hop on/hop off through Groupon. Glad we didn’t pay retail price - my review would be much worse if we had
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egarey
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Short visit JAN 2-4
Just did a quick trip to DC during grandkids Christmas break. Used the hop on and off to get around to all the sit
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PipL822
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No, just no ...
Purchased a 24 hour hop on / hop off pass for 4 adults. Like others have commented, the app wasn’t useful, so ended
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Key Details
  • Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and 5 more
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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