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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 Marine Corp 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. Ride the tram and 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, 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

Wayne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Another stellar tour with Viator. This tour was both educational, emotional and fun. The changing of the guard at Arlington was amazing to watch. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the entire tour a most pleasant experience.

Cheryl B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great day spent touring Mt. Vernon and Arlington national cemetery. Bus was very comfortable and driver was extremely knowledgeable. Had lunch in the restaurant at mt Vernon. It was very good and the service was great. There were period dressed actors on the grounds which added to the pleasant experience.

Sven V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Mount Vernon is a real must if you stay a week in DC. The view over the Potomac, and the quality in which the plantation and mansion have been preserved were incredibly beautiful. The audio-guide included in the ticket, the guides in the mansion and the actors playing the original plantation workers gave interesting insights in how life during George and Martha's time must have been.

The afternoon visit to Arlington Cemetery was a nice filler for the whole day. One point of note, not diminishing the tour's worth in itself: if a summer storm breaks out while visiting the cemetery, do not get off the trolley unless you want to risk getting soaked as there is hardly any shelter on the grounds.

Mt Vernon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very well run, good your guide and very little wasted time

dan_vic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We enjoyed our tour through the home of George Washington, but walking through the estate was the best part. The tour guides around the area were so informative and it was wonderful to stroll around the places that Washington loved. I was so surprised by how many presidents and dignitaries have visited his tomb and home.

Dennis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good guide ,comfortable bus always ontime, alot of time to enjoy the sites

Mary E S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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 !

Teresa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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!

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good tour. I would recommend this tour to all ages.

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