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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation home in Virginia, then visit Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard, the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Marine Corps War Memorial and more. Along the way, see many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes in Old Town Alexandria and hear colorful stories and learn little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Washington DC to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery
  • Great-value, full-day tour in the state of Virginia
  • Explore Mount Vernon — George Washington's plantation home
  • Pass by Alexandria’s famous Christ Church, attended by George Washington and Robert E. Lee
  • See many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes in Old Town Alexandria
  • Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Stop for a photo opportunity at the Iwo Jima Memorial

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Tour

On this full-day trip from Washington, DC, travel from Union Station to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation in Virginia. Tour the mansion and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, featuring 23 galleries and theaters where visitors learn about Washington through interactive displays, an action adventure movie, short films produced by the History Channel and more. Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington and walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes.

After lunch at Mount Vernon (not included), proceed to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard ritual by members of the U.S Third Infantry. Stop to see the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, then continue on to the US Coast Guard Memorial and the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the gravesite of John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing, one of America's most famous Army officers, Arlington House (the Robert E. Lee Memorial) and more.

The tour ends with a return trip to Union Station.

Customer Reviews

Mandie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our Driver was excellent! Definitely a great trip.

Sarah B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely fantastic tour with a very funny and knowledgeable driver /guide, Tony.
Mount Vernon was very surreal and beautiful place which had lovely grounds.
Arlington cemetery was also breathtaking and the changing of the guard brilliant. Well worth a visit to cemetery if visiting Washington.

Sean M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a great time on this tour. Our driver was excellent and we didn't feel rushed. Although our time at Arlington Cemetery didn't feel long enough so much to do. Our bus driver said we could stay longer, but would need to take the train back. Many of the passengers did just that, I would highly recommend that too. The best part was visiting Mount Vernon. Make sure to wait in line by the garden to get a tour of the inside of his home, we almost missed it. Also, as you head back to the food court, don't forget to stop by the small museum inside. Unfortunately, we missed it and didn't get to see some of Washington's belongings, including his dentures!

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Tour guide/driver was humorous and knowledgeable.

Rees M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a most informative tour. Enjoyed Mount Vernon and could have stayed longer to take in more of the museum.

joebono

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Mt. Vernon is beautiful and more extensive than I expected. Learned a lot about George Washington that I didn't know.

Jeffrey F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The driver was funny and informative. We enjoyed the trip

Britt B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Not to be missed! From Union Station we left D.C. with a very informative and pleasant guide. The fall colors and the fog rising from the Potomac river made for a beautiful trip to Alexandria and a brief stop at the Christ Church for photo-ops. At Mount Vernon we were turned loose on our own and could create our individual agenda. The Mansion tour was guided, however a map of the estate was easy to follow. The impressive estate designed by a brilliant man and president ,with a vision of the future and the needs of people, is evident all over. A shuttle service is provided between a few places, since a lot of walking is required. Docents, full of information, are all around to answer questions. If you have time, the Mount Vernon Inn serves an excellent lunch.
A short trip to Arlington also provided us with the option to choose our own agenda. A guided shuttle service was provided in between the various memorials. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guards in front of the Memorial Amphitheater are not to be missed as well as The Kennedy Memorial with the eternal flame. Arlington Cemetery is a beautiful Shrine to those who served our Nation with Honor. If you have to visit friends or family resting here, as I did, a private graveside shuttle is provided for you at the Administration Building.
Since I finished the tour at Arlington, I can't comment on any further stops. It was a great tour with a very pleasant and Informative guide.

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! Toni our driver and guide was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor.

steveandbeck

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was great but ran into some touring issues. The Marine marathon was the same day as our tour so we couldn't get into or around Arlington Cemetery. I think that is something the touring company should know ahead of time before allowing tours to get booked. Knowing this we could have had a little. more time to do some of the extras like the distillery tour. We were able to use our tickets and go to Arlington the next day but that cut into our day at Gettysburg. All in all we still had a good day and Tony our guide was great!

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