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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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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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Departure Point

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 
Admission Ticket Included
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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  • "Just a short drive from Washington, so you don't have to spend much of the tour on the bus." See review
  • "This is a must do DC tour when you are there." See review

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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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Mt Vernon walking forest path
Ramona_R
, Oct 2020
Do not need to know the political views of the tour guide. Very unprofessional and tiresome. Might as well put a Biden bumper sticker on the bus
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Too rushed, shorter time than advertised
Barbara
, Oct 2020
Nice tour,very nice vehicle, friendly tour guide. I thought we were going to be able to shop and eat in Alexandria but it was a 10 min hop on hop off thing.Was disappointed we had such a short time at Mt Vernon. The bus driver wanted us back at 3:00, our tour started at 11 and was to be until 5:00. We were back to our hotel before 4:00. Had to place a to go order for food at Mt Vernon, which was disappointing.
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Mount Vernon
Melissa_K
, Sep 2020
The tour was good but the driver was very unprofessional as he continually made very bad and disrespectful remarks about the President of the US. He may not personally like him but he should not be talking about him the way he did. As I said - It was very disrespectful and he didn't know who the people were that he was driving around. He knew we all disagreed and he continued the remarks. We all felt it was very uncalled for.
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star-5
Great Experience
Julie_Howell
, Sep 2020
Our tour guide, Bobby, was excellent. He was funny and very knowledgable about all of the areas we visited as well as little tidbits as we were driving. The tour was great, even under the Covid restrictions. I've been to the DC area several times but had not visited Mount Vernon and was really glad I did. We had a group of 7 including children and everyone was very impressed with the tour and especially our tour guide, Bobby. He's a gem!
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DISASTER !
Scott_Z
, Mar 2020
Worst tour ever taken. Sold as tour of MtVernon grounds with ticket there included. Purchased tour night before. Was loaded on bus then told Mt Vernon was closed. The tour did not check ahead on any stop. Tour ended up being a ride to Alexandria for an 1.5 hour lunch out of a scheduled 5 hour tour. Much of information for tour leader was inaccurate. Total waste and will be asking for refund. Last note the tour bus/van had a broken inside handle. Door could only be opened from outside. AVOID THIS TOUR AND COMPANY !!! I will wait for the company to reach out to me for an explanation on this disaster.
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Melissa_B
, Mar 2020
Well, I wish someone would have called me to let me know Mount Vernon was closed so we could have made some adjustments to our day. I was totally pissed off to pay so much and no respect from the tour company to even call. Would love a discount or all my money back.
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Fun trip to my Vernon
Carolyn_M
, Mar 2020
I was the only person on the tour and was treated wonderful. My driver was very informative and easy to talk to and ask questions. He was on time coming and going
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