Nesta excursão de 4,5 horas, você irá explorar a casa e a cidade natal fascinantes de George Washington. Mount Vernon, do outro lado do Rio Potomac, na Virginia, é um museu vivo da vida e do tempo do primeiro presidente dos Estados Unidos da América. Visite Mount Vernon e conheça a mansão de George Washington, os anexos e os jardins. Admire as vistas da Antiga Cidade de Alexandria, a casa de infância de Robert E. Lee, a Igreja de Cristo e muito mais! Desfrute de sua excursão de ônibus com narração a bordo de um ônibus luxuoso climatizado confortável.
We had a wonderful time touring the sites and visiting Mt Vernon. Our guide Charles made the tour bus portion very exciting. He is passionate about his job and loves to share his knowledge of the history with his interactive tour. Read up on presidents, Oprah and the Lakers prior to your visit so you can participate!
Kind, energetic, tour guide who had a dialect that was very difficult yo understand. Other customers expressed the same complaint. So the visuals on the tour were nice, but most of the verbal content (history, facts, trivia) shared was lost.
We took the DC tours bus trip, Charles Smith our guide and driver made the whole day, enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable, has fun, and keeps everyone engaged. My 8 yr old grandson said it was the best day so far and so happy to be out of museums for a day! The 4D movie is great and the education center has something for everyone.
We loved our driver Charles Smith. He was funny, insightful, safe driver, spicy (inside tour joke) and made us feel like we were the only ones on the tour! Had a great time at mount Vernon and loved the quick stop at Christ Church.
The driver-guide was thirty minutes late and announced that the tour would take six hours. As we planned for a 4.5 hour tour we were surprised. We said nothing as the others on the tour seemed OK with the timing. We were a little concerned as we had evening plans which left a little room for a longer tour.
The tour guide's dialogue was full of historical inaccuracies and hyperbole.
When we were dropped at Mt. Vernon we were told to meet at 5:15 for the return trip. The park closes at 5:00.
On the return trip as we were approaching the 6.5 trip duration I approached the driver to inform him that the excursion was supposed to be 4.5 hours long. He stated that no, it was 6 hours. and I was mistaken.
Excellent tour. Being there right after the snow and seeing that gave a special feeling. More stark, yet quite and peaceful, beautiful yet a feeling of isolation. Hearing the geese at twilight and little else made you feel it was 250 years ago. A must see any time of year. DC Tours and Bus Driver Charles Smith did an excellent job.
Washington’s home was awesome. The guide (Charles Smith?) was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable. It’s amazing how when someone loves their work, it is contagious. This guy’s enthusiasm was more contagious than a cold. He was also hoping that Oprah Winfrey would marry him. He should be acting in Hollywood. Great job!
Overall, my wife and I really enjoyed our trip to Mount Vernon and I'd like to rate it a 5; however, due to the lack of directions on how to get to the bus the rating is a 4. Prior to our trip, I read many reviews on the Viator and TripAdvisor websites and a common theme throughout was how difficult it was to find the place where you meet the bus. Here are some directions that may help you find your destination to begin your tour. We took the Metro and got off at the L'Enfant Plaza Station. We exited the station at Maryland and 7th St SW. and walked south on 7th St. to D St SW. We crossed D, turned right on D St., and walked east for a couple blocks. We continue walking past a 395 North sign and walked a half block to a building addressed 955 L'Enfant Plaza North. We turned left, walked up the stairs, entered the building and found the food court. Because the stairs going up were closed off the day of our tour, we took the elevator located near a Philly Cheese Steak up to the next level. We went outside walked east and located the DC Trails stand and they told us where the bus would pick us up. Essentially, it's on a road that's above a road. Instead of figuring out the directions myself, DC Trails should provide their customers with detailed directions describing how to get to where you meet the bus. Once we successfully navigated to our bus, we ended up being the only two people on the tour probably because of the heavy rain that fell throughout the day. Our driver, Mr. Robert, was very pleasant and did a good job describing the historical sights as we drove to Mount Vernon. My wife and I especially enjoyed stopping at Christ Church in Alexandria. Once we arrived at the estate, Mr. Robert bought tickets for the tour of the house and told us when and where to meet him for the ride back. We enjoyed everything Mount Vernon offered including the house, out buildings, museums, gift shops, the grounds, and the restaurant. As a bonus, Mr. Robert dropped us off at our hotel so we didn't have to take the Metro. Again, my wife and I really enjoyed our day trip to Mount Vernon but it would have been better to receive some directions prior to our tour date.
We are still talking about this tour. Charles clearly loves his job and history and takes pride in teaching others. I hope his boss realizes that truly, he makes the tour. We did this our first day in DC and it was amazing how we knew more about other monuments and museums throughout the week because of what Charles explained! Thank you CHARLES!