Mt Vernon Day Trip with VIP River Cruise

6 reviews

7 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Take a scenic guided cruise along the Potomac River and enjoy a light breakfast (outbound trip) and a picnic lunch (return trip) on the boat.
  • Enjoy VIP privileges including first access to the boat and reserved seating.
  • Dig deeper into the history of Washington D.C. and America’s first president at sites like the Washington Family Tomb and the Enslaved Cemetery & Memorial.
  • Explore Mount Vernon on a comprehensive tour of the estate and grounds, including tickets to the mansion to save you the hassle and extra fees of booking them yourself.
  • Sites Visited
  • The Wharf
  • Potomac River
  • City Cruises Ferry
  • Mt Vernon Estate
  • George Washington's 16-sided barn
  • Upper and Lower Gardens
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Greenhouse
  • Tomb of George and Martha Washington
  • Memorial to Enslaved People
  • Tour Includes
  • Potomac River cruise
  • Tickets to George Washington's mansion
  • Continental breakfast on boat (outbound trip)
  • Picnic lunch on boat (return trip)
  • Small group of 15 guests maximum
  • Local English-speaking guide

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington on a perfectly planned excursion from DC.

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Total Customer Reviews: 6

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5.0 /5
based on 4 Walks’ customer ratings
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We took our 10 yr old granddaughter and her best friend to Mt Vernon and had a great experience, largely due to Tyson, our tour guide. He did a terrific job of explaining and engaging everyone, including our 10 yo kidlets. They (and we) loved the experience. A highlight of our visit to DC.
Verified · Lynne · Apr 16, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Great tour. Relaxing with plenty of information given to make it fun and educational. Tour guide was great!
Verified · Patricia · Oct 04, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
This tour was well worth the cost. The experience was great and theres a value in having a tour guide. Alex was beyond our expectations! He answered questions, held doors open for us, spent time getting to know us, saved us seats when we took a little longer than expected. His level of hospitality is something thats missing in our world and he needs to be commended for his service. This was a little weekend surprise for my husband and I thank you Walks and Alex for making it memorable!!
Verified · Raquel · Sep 10, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
We enjoyed the boat ride and guided tour of Mt Vernon even though we had a bit of rain. Ayana (sp?) was quite knowledgeable and supplemented the narrative on the ship and at the estate. We would have appreciated a bit more explicit instructions on how the amenities worked for our group on the ship - coffee and muffins, etc were included but that wasnt clear to us. The ship while mostly clean needs maintenance.
Tripadvisor customer · Jul 17, 2023
There was a little confusion about the tour within the tour boat. The sign I read never mentioned TripAdvisor so I was in the wrong boarding line. Otherwise our tour guide A was great. The weather was descent which was a plus for this time of year.
Tripadvisor customer · Jun 28, 2023

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