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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

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On this 4.5 hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home, and home town, of George Washington. Mount Vernon, across the Potomac River in Virginia, is a living museum of the life and times of the first President of the United States of America. Visit Mount Vernon and tour George Washington’s mansion, the outbuildings, and the gardens.Take in the sights of Old Town Alexandria, General Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home, Christ Church, and much more! Enjoy your narrated bus tour onboard a comfortable luxurious climate-controlled motor coach.
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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Reviewed today via mobile

Fun boat trip from Alexandria, VA to Mount Vernon. The boat trip was a bit disappointing as the sights viewed from the water weren't anything special until we got to Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon was very interesting.

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Reviewed yesterday

Let start off by saying that our driver Charles Smith made the bus ride so much more enjoyable. He was charismatic, knowledgeable, and a funny guy. He took us to a tour of old Alexandria which has a lot of rich history that I’m sure...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cynthia V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charles Smith was a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. We really appreciated his spirit and care.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Camper189584
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again on a future tour. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 1 week ago

The meet and pick up were chaotic. They actually loaded a bunch of us on the wrong bus. The guide/ driver was very outgoing and talked the whole trip. It was more than I needed but he worked hard and was very informative. The House...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank petdocMobile
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again on a future tour. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son loves American history and George Washington so we joined this tour. We could see how George Washington lived in Mount Vernon. The house was beautiful even though it was under construction. The tour was very nice. We got the tickets from our tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AndrewsM55
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Best, DC Trails

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Bettysac
3 June 2019|
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Response from jamesbutler4 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, they have several different types of buses and vans. I think if you contact them , they can provide handicap access.
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Tsweeny68
2 April 2019|
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Yes there is
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Response from J8685VImichaelk | Reviewed this property |
There s plenty of freedom to have a lunch and browse the gift shop.
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