Our driver Wayne was excellent! He went above and beyond to be sure we enjoyed the tour and provided us with so much more than we expected! We highly recommend this tour!
Great way to see and get the history about Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. However, you are on your own for lunch at Mount Vernon, with no options of making reservations at the restaurant there thru Viator. I think that Viator should look into providing that as an option. Other bus groups seemed to have reservations ahead of time and got right in. But if you didn't have reservations, good luck getting in. You could still get lunch, but at a fast food cafeteria. Also, I would advise that the bus leave Mt Vernon about 15 minutes sooner than was scheduled for us, which was 1:30, so you would get to the Cemetery with more time to get to the Changing of the guard ceremony at 3pm. You are at the mercy of the trams to get you there on time, or you miss it, and we did.
This was a lovely trip. Plenty of time to visit sites and enjoy the memorials and Mount Vernon. Driver was wonderful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this excursion!
The trip was worth for what we paid for. the tour guide was very informative, polite and helpful.
This was a great tour and saw more historical sites on the tour than just the two mentioned. I would highly recommend this tour! Unforgettable!
Definitely recommend this tour - time at Arlington was limited so we were only able to see the changing of the guard and wreath laying ceremony. We had 90 minutes and that wasn't enough time to see more as you have to wait for the hop on and hop off trolleys they have and it all takes time.
Great tour! Mount Vernon was fascinating and Arlington Cemetery moving! The Arlington House has such history and was a special moment on the tour. Our tour guide was excellent.
Unfortunately it did rain all day but we still had a very interesting day. The driver was excellent with loads of interesting facts and information. Would definitely recommend.
The tour of Mount Vernon and the Arlington Cemetery were great.
The driver has been with the company for 25 years and he did an excellent job of
describing things on the way to both places besides telling us extra stories about
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good guide ,comfortable bus always ontime, alot of time to enjoy the sites
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 !
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!
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.
Things have changed since my last visit in 2004. I enjoy the update to Mount Vernon surroundings like the theater and food court.
This was a wonderful experience. Well paced, great driver/guide, comfortable. Mt. Vernon is beautiful, and the education center was fabulous. Arlington National Cemetery is mind-blowing. My only disappointment is that the Iwo Jima Memorial is listed as a destination, but it is actually at the Cemetery. I didn't understand that and missed the stop on the tram.
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