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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a guided bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.
  • Guided tour of Mount Vernon, one of the most famous historical estates in America
  • Explore the 23-room mansion with a guide and admire its views of the Potomac River
  • See how the mansion has been restored to look as it did in 1799 when George Washington died
  • Visit the tomb of George and Martha Washington
  • Watch colonial-era actors at work in a blacksmith shop and on a colonial farm
  • Take a guided bus tour through historical Old Town Alexandria
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400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
On this half-day trip, travel approximately 30 minutes from Washington, DC to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation home 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, walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes and much more.

After lunch at Mount Vernon (not included), enjoy a guided bus tour of Old Town Alexandria. See George Washington’s old “stomping grounds,” including Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant and Museum, which hosted Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and James Monroe, among many other dignitaries. Visit Historic Ramsey House, also the site of Alexandria’s Visitors Center and Lee-Fendall House, a veritable showcase of American history since 1785. Also, see some of the town’s major attractions, like the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, the 7-foot-wide Spite House, Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee
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Pass By:  
Lee-Fendall House
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Stop At:  
George Washington's Mount Vernon
FIRST WATCH A MOVIE OF ABOUT 25 MINS. TAKE A GUIDED TOUR OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MANSION FREE TO GO ANYWHERE ON THE ESTATE MUSEUM LEADS TO FOOD COURT AND GIFT SHOP
Duration: 3 hours 
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Pass By:  
Potomac River
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Pass By:  
Alexandria's Christ Church
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
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Old Town Waterfront
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Pass By:  
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Tours by LOBA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.

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Terrible. Watch out for this company
susan_s
, Apr 2021
This tour was not what I bought on line. The tour guide made a lot of political jokes that whwer not appreciated. He should have rung a couple of Biden/Harris flags from the roof of the van. Numerous complaints about this guy in the reviews. Don't know why he still has a job. Tour company would not give me a refund for having purchased on tour and then had to go on another. Hopefully my credit card co. will come through with a full refund.
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Excellent service and...
Veronica_S
, Apr 2021
Excellent service and beautiful place. The food and shops were also great. Everything was clean and organized.
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Very good
John_Z
, Apr 2021
The weather was beautiful and everyone was very nice. The tour guide was a lot of fun . Not much else to say
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Amazing
Dulce_P
, Apr 2021
Everything. The trip was relaxing. The driver was super funny and entertaining. The mansion and the views of the river were indescribable. Overall was amazing.
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Don’t waste your money
Gina
, Mar 2021
Please know the driver on return doesn’t wear mask and proceeds to tell jokes without giving any real historical information. There is really no stops in Alexandria and that’s very misleading from what is listed. Save your money, Uber out to mount Vernon and purchase your entrance tickets on line. It’s basically a ride there and back in a van without safety protocols.
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Excellent
Olivia_B
, Jan 2021
Excellent the guide was way awesome very educational get Bobbie He was the coolest tour guide, worth. The price and good service that comes with the tour.
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A great day out
Carol_S
, Dec 2020
This was a fantastic day out from Washington, thoroughly enjoyable. Mt Vernon is very interesting and our tour guide went the extra mile to point out other interesting sites and features along the way.
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Must see, lots of history
Jim_n_Tammy
, Nov 2020
The guide Joe made us feel very comfortable driving to Mt Vernon, I think saying the trip to Alexandria was part of it was quite the stretch, though we did drive through it. Joe pointed out a few places of interest. The Mt Vernon tour was great, lived the guide Don Francisco and the museum, the gift stores were wonderful too. I would recommend it wholeheartedly! Must see
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George tour
Randy_W
, Nov 2020
The transportation was excellent and the guides were great . Everything was good as can be due to the virus.
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Great except for the driver.
Ramona_R
, Oct 2020
The actual Mt Vernon tour was wonderful. Loved the docent who did the mansion tour. Great food in the restaurant. Our driver however was unprofessional. He kept cracking political jokes about the VP debate that was the previous night. He made disparaging remarks about our President. You might as well put a BIDEN/HARRIS number sticker on e company van. I paid for a historical tour, not a liberal biased commentary. I would have rated the tour a 5 except for the driver.
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