- 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
Spend your morning at Mount Vernon — George Washington’s plantation home. During your visit you can tour the Mansion, as well a dozen other original structures, see Washington’s Tomb, and walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes. While at Mount Vernon you will have time to eat lunch (not included).
Next, pass by Old Town Alexandria, the oldest section of Alexandria and its chief historical district. In Virginia you’ll see Christ Church, where famous figures from America’s past like George Washington and Robert E. Lee attended services. You’ll also admire the beautiful 17th- and 18th-century homes that line the quaint streets.
Your next stop is at Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll board the cemetery’s tram that will take you to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You’ll also see the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony and the eternal flame that lights up the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.
After visiting the cemetery you’ll stop for photo opportunities at Iwo Jima Memorial (Marine Corps War Memorial), President John F Kennedy Gravesite, US Coast Guard Memorial, General Pershing Gravesite and the Arlington House (Robert E Lee House).
Mt. Vernon Estates
Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima)
President John F Kennedy Gravesite
US Coast Guard Memorial
General Pershing Gravesite
Memorial Amphitheater and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington House (Robert Lee House)
View From Coach:
Old Town Alexandria
The White House/Ellipse
World War II Memorial
Cherry Trees Tidal Basin
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!
Great tour. Tour guide/driver was humorous and knowledgeable.
This was a most informative tour. Enjoyed Mount Vernon and could have stayed longer to take in more of the museum.
Mt. Vernon is beautiful and more extensive than I expected. Learned a lot about George Washington that I didn't know.
The driver was funny and informative. We enjoyed the trip
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.
Great tour! Toni our driver and guide was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor.
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!
Very good all around. Our driver was very friendly and gave us a lot of information.
Great tour. Guide was entertaining and helpful. This was a great opportunity to see both Mount Vernon and Arlington.