Tour was great - one of the best we've experienced! Our tour guide, David Cooper, was also great!
the tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable of the area. Time spent at locations was efficient. Would recommend tours to anyone. A great experience.
Awesome tour and our tour guide was great!
The morning portion of the tour..that is, to Mt Vernon, was delightful experience. Our driver, David Cooper, gave excellent suggestions on how to navigate the mansion; he also provided an accurate time frame.
However, the afternoon portion was not as seemless. The tour was to be of Arlington Cemetery via tram; the date was Saturday, December 13th. It was the day of the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington...the trams do not run on this day. As a result, we were on our own to tour the cemetery as we wished.
It seems to me that the tour company should have been aware of this and made other arrangements or cancelled the tour for that day.
Our tour time at Arlington was cut short because we had to go back to the facility to pick up additional tourists. We did get to see the changing of the guard but then had less than 15 mins. To see everything else. Very disappointed as I really expected the full afternoon there as the tour package indicated. Bad business in not delivering what we paid for--
Great tour...I highly recommend. Our tour guide Paul was super. The three stops in Alexandria were very informative and the docent lead tour at the Mt. Vernon mansion was wonderful. I recommend you give yourself at least three hours to tour the mansion and grounds and to have a quick bite.
Mike and Lorraine; January 2015
The Mount Vernon and the Arlington National Cemetery Tour was a great way to spend a day in DC/Virginia.
Our driver was really engaging and gave us great tips on how to navigate Mount Vernon.
The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is because the instructions to Union Station were very vague and not very helpful. Unfortunately there were (not the driver) several staff members were very unprofessional and did not treat us well. It is not obvious that you need to have tickets for Mount Vernon or Arlington National Cemetery Tour (for the tram). This particular individual had a very nasty attitude when we asked questions. Specifically when he told my group that we needed to go inside the office, I only asked why did we need to do that, only to get a nasty look, followed by the rolling of the eyes and not a single reply to my question. Please be mindful that while you may know the area, we are just visitors and do not know how to navigate around. Answering our questions would be helpful. It really set a nasty tone right at the beginning, but soon the driver and the tour washed that nasty experience away.
We enjoyed our trip to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. The bus driver was knowledgeable and friendly. We had ample time to see all the sites at Mount Vernon and enjoyed lunch on the site. Because Viator also offers just a morning or just an afternoon tour, those of us who paid for the whole day, had to be taken back to Union Station to let off the morning tour goers and then pick up the afternoon people. We ended up waiting in the Union Station for quite some time while the bus driver visited with other bus drivers. It was a waste of our time and then we got to the Arlington National Cemetery late and barely made it to see the changing of the guard. It seemed unfair to the full day paying tour goers to have to waste 1 or more hours of the trip as a convenience for Viator. I would recommend them looking at a way to remedy this situation. Thank you!!
Very nice. The driver was very knowledgable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
excellent day trip! smooth boat ride down the Potomac, Washington's estate is amazing! dont miss it!
Mount Vernon is beautiful. So glad we took the time to go. We were allowed enough time to wander the plantation? The disappointing thing is the amount of time you get to spend at Arlington Cemetary. We were rushed in and out. We were allowed timed minutes to see the changing of the guards, and JFK. I would have liked to browse the museum and home.
Guide was great. He even offered to drop off at own hotel vs where he picked me up which was quite a walk. He explained things clearly and well. The small group of us all were from differnt parts of the world. It was great to experience it from other perspectives.
Great time visiting Mt Vernon! Bus was comfortable and driver very knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend this to anyone visiting DC!
This tour was amazing!
this was a very fun and RELAXING tour. After several days of walking around DC on our own, the day on the bus was alot of fun and our driver was most informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting a great experience and ALOT of insight you would not get on your own.
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