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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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  • 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
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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
From US$78.98
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.
What to Expect

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.

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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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

1  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

2  Thank Bak46123
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile
George’s crib

Our driver to and from DC was fantastic! The Mt. Vernon plantation is under historic restoration to 1799 the year of his passing. As such we were at a working archeological site. Nothing is sugar coated letting the visitors make their own minds up about...More

1  Thank Clifford H
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Beautiful walk thru history

Highly recommended. Beautiful, vast open spaces, gardens, trails, animals. Historic homes and out buildings. Well done museum. Would love to go back again. Kids really enjoyed as well.

Thank Roadtripgal5
Reviewed 23 January 2018
Great tour, expensive price.

The tour of Mt. Vernon was excellent. The transportation and additional information provided along the way was great too. Since we went on a holiday (MLK), the usual church tour in Alexandria was not available. I would recommend this tour if you are traveling either...More

Thank BSL05
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