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Make your way to the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill for a late-morning departure time of 11am. No need to plan logistics or map routes yourself: After a pleasant 30-minute bus ride out of the city, arrive at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former estate that overlooks the Potomac River.

Tour the mansion and museum with your guide, who regales the group with little-known facts and stories about Washington’s life and legacy. After lunch in Mount Vernon (own expense), hop back on the bus for a guided tour of Old Town Alexandria.

The guide points out landmarks you may have missed on your own, including a tavern where the Founding Fathers used to meet and the infamous 7-foot-wide Spite House. As the driver navigates the streets for you, enjoy views of historic 17th- and 18th-century homes.

Around 4pm, return to the tour’s departure point, conveniently located near all major downtown landmarks and transportation options.

Locations visited
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Old Town Waterfront
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Overview
Take a break from the city on a half-day tour of Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria. Avoid the hassle of driving out of DC yourself and instead enjoy the views along the way. A guide ensures you see and hear about landmarks you may have missed had you come on your own. Tickets to Mount Vernon are included.
Highlights
  • Visit Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria with a guide: Hear stories you won’t find in guidebooks
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from downtown location
  • Mount Vernon entrance and museum admission included
  • Comfortable tour bus: No need to navigate on your own 
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Journey to the Past

My husband and I totally loved Mt Vernon! We picked the perfect day to drive through Alexandria where we were staying and going to Mt. Vernon. Once there we enjoyed so many celebrations, all well planned and executed. Visit with George Washington, explore the waterfront...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not the best way to see Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria

The driver, Bobby, was vulgar, predjuiced and anti-government. He particularly liked the word for a female dog. We made NO stops in Old Town Alexandria - which I was told was part of the tour. He made anti-white, anti President Trump jokes. I did not...More

2  Thank wmorvent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very Disappointing Tour

Took this trip to Mt Vernon on 7-19.18.We (10 travelers) were picked up by a van without any signage on the outside only way to id the tour was because the driver had a polo with the name of a tour company, however the printout...More

Thank mitica0722
Reviewed 10 May 2018
Wonderful Tour and Tour guide, Saul

Mount Vernon is one of the true jewels of the DC area to visit!! It gives people such a great view of our first President's home. There was a special bi-annual re-enactment day the day we toured and it added a additional level of feeling...More

3  Thank pamelaa491
Reviewed 15 April 2018
DC vacation

I have very mixed feelings about this tour. First of all the bus arrived about 40 minutes late because of traffic. The tour guide Charles was very good. He gave us a great deal of information. The trip to Old Alexandria seemed long with lots...More

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