Potomac River Cruise and Georgetown Walking Tour

13 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Experience DC from a unique vantage point on a one-way river cruise to Georgetown.
  • Learn the rich history of Georgetown, one of the most storied neighborhoods in the US, on a walking tour with a local expert.
  • Stop by a favorite local haunt—owned by the 2023 winner of DC’s Best Baker award—for the best cupcakes in town. We’ll pre-order our treats to avoid the long lines.
  • Uncover local secrets unknown to most visitors, such as the mistake that saved The Old Stone House, Julia Child’s profession before becoming America’s sweetheart for all things French cuisine, and the horrifying true deaths that happened while filming The Exorcist!
  • Discover iconic sites including Georgetown University and the "Exorcist steps" with a guide well versed in the area’s history.
  • Sites Visited
  • DC Wharf
  • Potomac River
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial (view)
  • Lincoln Memorial (view)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (view)
  • Watergate (view)
  • Georgetown Harbor
  • C&O Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Julia Child's street
  • Miss English's Seminary for Young Ladies
  • Spite Home
  • Robert Todd Lincoln's house
  • Martin's Tavern
  • John F Kennedy's house
  • Georgetown University
  • Exorcist Steps
  • Baked and Wired bakery
  • Tour Includes
  • Cupcake from Baked & Wired
  • Ferry ticket
  • Local English-speaking guide

Discover DC from both land and water as you explore its most picturesque historic neighborhood.

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Total Customer Reviews: 13

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3.8 /5
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Latest reviews
Water taxi was an highlight. Get the lemon cupcake and the Spite house was very interesting. You need to be a competent walker to navigate the uneven terrain and hills.
Viator customer · Mar 29, 2024
Our tour guide had grown up in the area and was very knowledgeable about the Georgetown area. I highly recommend this tour!
Viator customer · Jul 05, 2023
Very informative, we enjoyed the history and seeing the many historical buildings. The guide was awesome!
Tripadvisor customer · Jul 04, 2023
Ryan was a fabulous tour guide! The walking part in Georgetown was beautiful and informative. The only bad thing was that the details said the tour started at two, but the boat doesnt actually board until 2:30, so we waited a really long time at the dock. I would maybe say be early to check in by 2:15. But by saying the tour started at two, we arrived at 1:30. I also think the boat ride was closer to thirty minutes than the advertised forty five, but it was still nice. The tour does stop in Georgetown; it does not return you to DC. This was nice, though, because you can eat dinner and walk around Georgetown after the tour. Again, great guide and great highlights of Georgetown. Would recommend!
Viator customer · Jun 29, 2023
Great way to get a bit of history of Georgetown and at the same time get a trip down the river! Think about spending a bit of time at a the wharf area before you depart as its worth a look around or to get a bite (perhaps at the fresh seafood spot) before boarding and then when you are done with the tour come to the wharf in Georgetown for lunch, dinner, an apple or a drink before heading , such a beautiful spot with views down the river! Our guide LizaBanks was great giving us a great overview of Georgetown and answering questions after the tour was over!
Tripadvisor customer · Jun 28, 2023

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