Mount Vernon VIP Day Trip: Guided River Cruise and Lunch
53 Ratings
Experience a VIP day trip to Mount Vernon, the former home of George Washington. Enjoy a guided river cruise, a comprehensive tour of the estate, and a delicious lunch.
Duration: 7 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • The Wharf DC - Begin by meeting your expert guide at the Wharf, where you’ll be the first group to board the ferry—ensuring you get the best spots possible to enjoy this gorgeous cruise down the Potomac River. Some of the sights you’ll see include the Titanic Memorial—commissioned shortly after the tragic sinking in 1912 to honor the men who gave up their seats on the lifeboats—the historic city of Alexandria, and the famous military defense of Fort Washington. During this three-hour cruise, you’ll soak up the gorgeous surroundings and arrive at Mount Vernon Ferry Landing relaxed and ready to delve deeper into the past!
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Complimentary breakfast on the boat
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive VIP Potomac River Cruise
What's Not Included
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Indulge in a meticulously planned VIP day tour to the Mount Vernon estate, complete with a guided cruise along the Potomac River and a complimentary lunch. Your journey begins with an eye-catching ferry ride where you’ll get a glimpse of some of Washington’s renowned sites from a waterside perspective. Upon arrival at Mount Vernon, you’ll delve into the past and uncover the intriguing history of America’s first President. Ensuring a classy round trip, this top-tier excursion is the optimal way to ensure you see it all and keep entertained throughout!

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible/mobility friendly. Those with wheelchairs and mobility issues should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Sites on this tour are subject to occasional closures. If modifications are needed and time permits, we will reach out to you prior to your tour.
  • Walks / Devour complies with all local government regulations. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information.
  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour.
580 Water St SW
Water Street Southwest
Your guide will meet you at Pier 4 holding a "Meet Here" sign. We will be boarding the Spirit of Mt Vernon to begin the tour.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(53 Ratings)
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Jun 9, 2024
We toured Washington DC by moonlight, visiting many memorials and famous land marks - It was our first time in Washington DC. Amazing views at night. Our guide shared so much interesting history and knowledge with us and had a good sense of humor. He was able to negotiate traffic safely and talk at the same time. Very impressive.
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Jun 9, 2024
wonderful Mt. Vernon tour - Entire experience Ray was an amazing and very knowledgable guide. My 14 year old grandson was turned on to history by Ray’s rendition of the Washington story.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 6, 2024
George Washington Mount Vernon experience - Raymond was our guide and was extremely accommodating. Enjoy the tour and the boat ride very relaxing and informative day. Would recommend this experience to anyone.
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May 29, 2024
Great tour! - Great tour! Very well organized. Our tour guide took great care of us. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we felt like we had plenty of time to see everything. The boat ride was very enjoyable also - a bit cold up top, but plenty of room inside also. Even the bag lunch was good!
Review provided by Viator
May 21, 2024
Great trip - Despite several mishaps ( a broken boat and a missing coordinator and change of location and delays) my son,his fiancé and I all had a wonderful time. The team overcame all and really made it a great experience. Raymond although fairly new to tour guiding was 4 star one. He did a fantastic job for everyone in his care.
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May 20, 2024
Fabulous tour! - Jjana was a wonderful guide/host for our visit to Mt Vernon. She worked with all her guests to give them the visit that they had envisioned. No one was rushed or did they not feel as if they missed part of the tour that was key to them. We toured as 4 adults with different expectations for the day. Jjana pointed out sights on the boat ride to Mt Vernon. While onsite she had interesting facts, and pointed out what to look for as we toured the property. A wonderful experience to see how the Father of our country lived. The restoration projects really let you see how difficult it was to live and survive the early years of our nation. The explanation of slavery in our early years was delicately handled. Thank you Jjana!
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May 19, 2024
Fun and informative! - A terrific experience! Our tour guide Faith could not have been more gracious and knowledgeable. An historian by training, she made the past come alive with her storytelling ability and genuine interest in making the day both informative and fun! Walking in Washington’s footprints was an amazing experience. Highly recommended!
Review provided by Viator
May 19, 2024
Amazing Historical Adventure - Our tour guide Faith was awesome. We enjoyed every aspect of the visit even though it rained on and off. Lunch was a great sandwich chips apple and cookie. We also met the baker at Mt Vernon who sold us an amazing loaf of warm bread. Thank you and we highly recommend this trip. Sincerely Blas and Cassandra Garcia
Review provided by Viator
May 18, 2024
Fun and informative! - A terrific experience. Our tour guide Faith could not have been more gracious and knowledgeable! An historian by training, she made the past come alive with her storytelling ability and genuine interest in making the day both informative and fun. Walking in Washington’s footsteps was an amazing experience. Highly recommended!
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May 16, 2024
No Show, Poor communication - Not much good to say about this trip unfortunately! No one showed up after sending a 1 am text changing location pickup. I had called day before inquiring due to potential inclement weather. Couldn’t speak to anyone local. I will say Trip Advisor quickly refunded my money when I submitted a request.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024