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Richard K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was a very nice trip well worth the ticket price. Mount Vernon is a beautiful place to visit. We went on Columbus Day so we were not able see everything of interest during the 3 1/2 hr stay. Staff said non holiday visits are less crowded. The museum is unbelieveable, right down to Washington's dentures. The river is calm with scenic views. Highly recommended.

Philip S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

The day cruise down to Mount Vernon was very well done. Just enough info from the crew on what we were passing but still time to carry on a conversation with fellow passengers on the way down and way back to DC. The tour of Mt Vernon itself was good as well. You were given the right amount of time to tour the buildings as well as get a snack if you wanted as well. Got back to the dock in plenty of time for the relaxing sail back to DC. Weather was great for that time of year as well.

Timothy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Absolutely wonderful excursion. Starting with a friendly staff on the river boat cruise to the fantastic home, museum, pioneer farming and exhibitions going on that day. My only negative comment would be that I wish it lasted longer.

hunterfamily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Very enjoyable day, and the cruise on the river is a great way of seeing something different.

JoAnne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Very enjoyable trip and just the right amount of time at Mt. Vernon. Parking is an issue, and snacks on board are a little pricey. But really relaxing, and a great way to get to M. Vernon and back.

Robbin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The cruise was great. I couldn't always hear the narration because people were talking so loud but the parts I could hear was great info. The actual Mt. Vernon experience is one I won't forget. Didn't realize how much walking was involved up and down hills and paths. It was beautiful experience and one I would highly recommend if anyone asked.

Alice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This cruise was a great way to tour Mount Vernon, so relaxing going to and returning from Mount Vernon. Enjoyed having the points of interest pointed out to us on the way there. The 3 1/2 hours allowed at Mount Vernon was plenty and we had plenty of time to eat lunch while there. I would recommend this tour.

kaypierce

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Four of us traveled to Mount Vernon and totally enjoyed the trip. I gave my voucher and was handed four sets of tickets that carried us through the day. The cruise was nice and peaceful we enjoyed the time and was able to talk and listen to the guide that pointed out places we were passing. Not nearly enough time to see all of Mt. Vernon but gives us a reason to go back.

Elizabeth Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Great time! Highly recommend.
Boat ride is enjoyable and educational the morning food choices could be expanded a bit. Mount Vernon is lovely to see, don't miss the educational center, we almost did thinking it was something for children It has a lot of historical pieces that are very interesting. Nice lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn as well.

Kathryn L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Loved this tour. It was the perfect ending to our DC trip.

bonnie d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

It was a wonderful cruise down the Potomac. We had a great time at Mt Vernon.

shodgson22

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Brilliant tour, so nice to see Washington by boat, calming journey and the tour around the house was very interesting.

Colleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Tired of walking - well this is the tour for you. 90 minute cruise on a great boat 3 levels, clean and super staff then ample time to visit Mt Vernon. We learned so much about the Father of our Country. You can't go wrong with this tour!

Debra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great way to get to Mt. Vernon. There was plenty of time to see the estate, eat lunch and shop in the gift store. Don't buy any of the jellies or jams they offer if you are flying home...TSA confiscated these items at the airport!

Gary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

A fab day out

Teresa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was a very nice way to see Mount Vernon. A nice peaceful cruise up the river on a beautiful morning. Could have used a little more time at Mount Vernon, but we managed to get it all in. What an amazing piece of property.

Cynthia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Informative and easy! Enjoyed the boat, river cruise, and guided tours!

Robert L S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

River trip was great Boat crew very helpful and friendly We loved the a/c on the way back. RS

Nicky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Fantastic day. Cruise boat was large and comfortable. Good toilet facilities and you could buy bagels and toast them for breakfast on boarding. Cruising the Potomac river was very interesting. Timed ticket for the house handed out on disembarking. Mount Vernon was a lovely place to spend a few hours All very well organized as expected from Viator tours. A must do.

Joan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This is a great way to visit Mt. Vernon. The cruise was lovely. Will definitely plan to do this again with out-of-town guests.

Sandra E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Five stars....loved everything...boat, food, personnel. Thanks.

Candyce C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was a wonderful tour. The cruise down the Potomac was relaxing as well as informational. There was ample time to tour Mount Vernon before returning to DC. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Regina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour was great! The boat ride on the Spirit of Mount Vernon was fantastic and informative although a tad chilly and it was a great way to approach the estate. The grounds at Mount Vernon were spectacular, as was the tour within the house. My only complaint is that I wish we had more time to spend there, not being able to see the Distillery and feeling a bit rushed in the GORGEOUS museum that they have in the visitor's center / food court. Another regret is my choice in footwear all of the paths are gravel/dirt, so sneakers are a must!! I recommend this trip to all, but bring a jacket for the boat ride and do not wear sandals!!

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Not a single complaint.....well, except the coffee on the boat was really undrinkable. Strangest off taste I have ever encountered--and I am not normally picky about my coffee. Other than that, everything was great. Everything about the trip was well organized and professional.

TRACY O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very nice I loved the boat ride and then the tour.

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