4.5 star rating: Recommended 132 Reviews

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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

excellent day trip! smooth boat ride down the Potomac, Washington's estate is amazing! dont miss it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

It was really nice, beautiful weather, nice and relaxing cruise. Everyone was so nice and full of information. Would highly recommend it. I learned so much. Definitely worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

The cruise was relaxing after days of walking around Wash. DC. Once you land at Mt Vernon, take the
free shuttle up to the attractions. There are many "out" building to see besides the estate house. The
day we went, there was a reenactment of rev. soldiers and a period market that was cool. The visitor
center had a lot to see and do as well. I really enjoyed the tour. I would have liked to go through the house
twice to catch what I missed the first time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The tour was great and the cruise was relaxing and enjoyable. I would recommend it to all who visit Washington D. C.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This was a very scenic, interesting, and pleasant way to get to Mt. Vernon. The pier was very easy to find and a very short walk from the Waterfront Metro Station. The narration was quite interesting and there was a lot more to see along the river than I expected. There were several breaks in the narration so you could enjoy the scenery. Mt. Vernon itself is well worth a visit. You are given a ticket when you disembark that tells you the time of your tour and the system worked very well. We were able to see everything, did not feel rushed, and learned a lot from the docents. A wide variety of food options is available for lunch. There are several outbuildings and gardens to visits depending on one's interest. If I have any criticism - and it is very slight - it is that I wish we had had about half an hour more at Mt. Vernon. Ran out of time to really experience the gardens. As usual, very good value for the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Wonderful day out - and an experience to remember

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The ride on the boat was interesting and relaxing. The time at Mt Vernon was just right with ample time to visit all the sites and enjoy the videos and informational displays. Very enjoyable day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We had a great time. The river cruise was wonderful. We would have liked a little more time at Mt Vernon (maybe 4 hours instead of 3) but we did see everything. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The day cruise exceeded my expectations! The trip was a great experience. We especially enjoyed the cruise down the Potomac. The guide did a great job of pointing out and giving details of the sites along the way. We enjoyed snacks and drinks aboard the boat and they were very reasonably priced and good quality. It truly was a highlight of our Washington, DC trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Great way to travel the Potomac River and visit Mt. Vernon. Very informative tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent tour! Highly recommend!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Wonderful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Wonderful tour. All the staff was very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The cruise on the Potomac was smooth and very nice, loved the comments by the crew on what we were passing. the only thing I think it needs is a later departure from Mount Vernon. maybe a 5pm departure, there is so much to see and do there, it is hard to fit it all in. but we hustled and saw almost everything, lucky it was a slow day there.

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