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Brought our 12, 11, 9, and 5 year old on this bike tour. Some of the hills were a bit hard to do when going uphill dragging a 60 lb kid on a bike attached to mine but going down was better then any roller coaster. Plenty of water fountain and benches along the trail made it very manageable and fun. You should be in relatively good shape though to do this. Old Town Alexandria is beautiful to just walk around in. Good deal for your money considering entrance to George Washingtons plantation is 20 a head. Overall we had an incredible experience.
Very enjoyable trip. Tour guide was very helpful and courteous. The ride to Mt Vernon was comfortable. I would recommend this trip to someone that is interested in seeing Mt. Vernon without the hassle of driving yourself. The tour also had tickets ready for us to enter the mansion and we were able to get right in without delay.
WONDERFUL,SCENIC AND INSTRUCTIVE.IT WAS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE THANKS
There are some hills the last mile. Loved the boat trip back.
Very well run, good your guide and very little wasted time
Lovely day out and views on the Potomac were superb. Really enjoyed this day and worth every dollar
The staff on the boat and around Mt Vernon were brilliant making it a really special day.
A great place to see. Loved walking through Washington's house and gardens
Much better than taking a bus tour.
This visit was extremely well organised. The house is fascinating, and we learnt a lot. The cruise was very comfortable and relaxing, and the whole experience made a lovely day out.
Had a brilliant day on this trip! The boat ride was smooth and with great commentary down the Potomac, a three hour round trip well worth the money alone. Also only a 1.50 for coffee and 1 for a bagel and cream cheese which was welcome after the early start! We were left to our own devices once at Mount Vernon and there was lots to see, the house is beautiful as are the grounds and the views of the Potomac. The tour guides at Mount Vernon were extremely knowledgable and open to questions. I'm not sure if this is there every day but there was a lovely marketplace selling homemade goods by sellers in traditional dress, with traditional games and music. Thoroughly recommended
Excellent tours on both days. Drivers were very informative and clearly had a lot of experience. One driver even varied the route to show us things that were not necessarily part of the tour which was greatly appreciated. Lots of walking on both days and it's rain or shine so bring rain gear if it's looking grey.
Doing what: 2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
Excellent tour guide. My third time to tour Washington DC and learned more out the history of the United States. Very interesting. However, the heavy rain did not allow us to see the home of George Washington because my traveling companion was unable to walk the distance to the home in the heavy rain. Otherwise, everything was ok.
Especially enjoyed the second day tour and had an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable of the sites, plus his presentation and personality really made this tour very enjoyable.
Doing what: 2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
The cruise was very nice. We enjoyed being on the water. The crew were friendly and courteous. We loved Mount Vernon.
We were extremely disappointed in this Tour. On the bus trip to Mount Vernon the George Washington Memorial Parkway was closed because of the George Washington Patriot Run and our bus driver didn't know how to get around the road closure. We ended up stuck in Fort Hunt Park, circled around the park and then ended up at another dead end. After helping the bus driver back up and get turned around we almost end up back at Fort Hunt Park but luckily another passenger helped direct him to an alternative route. Because the Patriot Race was a planned event Grayline Bus company should have at a minimum informed the driver about the road closure and had an alternative route for him. Also I wish Grayline would have informed us as paying customers about the potential delays and congestion created by the race. The bus driver was very nice when the trip started, pointing out landmarks in Alexandria but I know he became extremely frustrated by the delays created by the road closure, so much so we didn't get much instruction about what to expect or do once we got to Mount Vernon, he just told us since we were late to go to the house first. We didn't know that there was a walking tour of the house, we didn't have enough time to see everything at Mount Vernon and we really didn't have enough time to see everything at Arlington. If you book this tour know that it's more just transportation to Mount Vernon and Arlington and check yourself if there are any events in the area that could create delays.
It was an amazing experience! It was fun, well planned, and the day cruise was very enjoyable. The scenery is very beautiful.
it was great. the boat was great by tell what we past by
This trip is a must do if you are visiting DC. Big Al was an amazing tour guide! Plenty of time to explore the sites and Big Al gives you great suggestions as to how you can get the most of your experience.
Very well organised - well done
The entire family enjoyed this tour. The grounds are beautiful and we all learned new things about George Washington.
Our tour guide , Wayne , was phenomenal . He knew more about Washington DC, Alexandria , General Washington , and Mount Vernon than any book or website I have ever seen ! He also showed us the church where General Washington worshipped , and Fort Washington with a photo opportunity . Wayne also recommended the amount Vernon Inn for lunch , and it was a great restaurant with friendly service and delicious food . I can think of nothing negative to say about our day . My husband and I were with our two daughters , who are in their 20s . Something for everyone . Awesome day !
Good guide ,comfortable bus always ontime, alot of time to enjoy the sites
We loved our tour to Arlington and Mount Vernon...Even thought it was 100 degrees!! The sites were great and amazing to see but the tour was amazing because of our tour guide AL. I was traveling with myself and 3 teenagers Age 14-16 and Al was so great to include them and make them feel part of the tour. They have mentioned numerous times that Al was the best part of their trip to Washington DC. Book and ask for AL...you wont be disappointed!
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