Potomac River Cruise and Georgetown Walking Tour

17 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: 17

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3.8 /5
based on 4 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
Excellent guide, didnt catch her name. Was from Georgetown and very knowledgeable about the history, especially focusing on Jackie and John Kennedy.
Viator customer · Maxine · May 01, 2024
Alex was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the Potomac and Georgetown area. We enjoyed the history and architecture of the area. We did a lot of walking, and he did a lot of talking. It was a lovely afternoon.
Viator customer · Dianne · May 01, 2024
This was a great experience! The Potomac was beautiful and our tour guide, Alex was a fountain of information. He gave such great info on the Potomac cruise and during our walking tour of Georgetown. It was a lovely, educational experience and we had a great time!
Viator customer · Barbara · May 01, 2024
Learned very interesting facts about history of Georgetown and important residents of Georgetown. Visited the campus of Georgetown University. Beautiful architecture!
Viator customer · Rose · Apr 01, 2024
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

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