Guided tour

From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS
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From US$ 89 per person

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Visit the colorful and historic Old Town Alexandria and the former home of George Washington on this unmissable private tour.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation within a 20-Mile radius from 701 Pennsyvania Ave, NW Washington, DC. Please be ready for pickup 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Washington, DC

  • 45 minutes
  • Alexandria, Virginia

  • Old Town, Alexandria (guided tour)

  • Mount Vernon, Virginia

  • George Washington's Mount Vernon (guided tour, lunch, free time)

  • 1 hour
  • Washington, DC

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy entrance tickets to Mount Vernon
  • Explore the characterful Old Town Alexandria with a guided walking tour
  • Feel at ease with transport in a luxurious, state-of-the-art vehicle
  • Take a fascinating look at the life of a founding father
Full description

Discover the historic Old Town Alexandria on a guided day trip from Washington. Ride along the Potomac River and visit the Mount Vernon Estate, the former residence of George Washington.

Enjoy pickup in a luxurious, climate-controlled vehicle while your guide explains the significance of some of the city’s most recognizable monuments.

A short drive brings you to the candy-colored architecture of Alexandria, where you can take a tour of some monuments notable to the former president – including the Masonic Temple and Christ Church.

Arguably the birthplace of the city itself, George Washington’s former estate is located just 13 miles from the capital’s center.

Then, go for an in-depth foray through the mansion, with entrance tickets to the grounds and gardens included. Interactive, historic reenactments bring the founding father’s story to life, while a guided tour of the building helps shine a light on his fascinating story.

Next, you'll ride along the Potomac River and visit the Mount Vernon Estate - one of the Washington, DC, area’s premier sightseeing attractions. Explore historic Mount Vernon – from the mansion’s interior where President Washington resided to his beloved gardens, and final resting place. 

Take some time for lunch at the Mt Vernon Food Court if you like, then learn more about George Washington’s life and legacy in both the Museum and Education Center – home to more than 700 original objects (including his false teeth) and 25 theaters and galleries.

There is even a multi-media theater where it actually snows. After shopping for unique gifts at the Mt Vernon Shops, you will be entertained by your guide as you return back to Washington DC.

Includes
  • Live narrative by your guide
  • Transportation by luxury tour bus or SUV
  • Inside tour of the Mount Vernon Mansion
  • Fully-guided stops in Old Town Alexandria and Mt Vernon Estate
  • Entry to Mt Vernon Museum and Education Center
  • Bottled water on buses
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Meet your guide who will be waiting beside the US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear sensible walking shoes to walk around the Mount Vernon Estate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 101 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Edger was so awesome! He is one of the best guides I have ever had on a tour. He was very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to make sure we (tourists) had plenty of water and gave extra information about Mount Vernon and Alexandria than I will ever remember.

August 11, 2022

Mount Vernon is a high place in American history. It's fascinating to learn how the first president of the United States lived. The visit does not ignore the fate of the slaves whose sad dormitories can be seen. The guide Edgar knows lots of anecdotes and makes the experience very lively. Small flat on the visit of Alexandria which is too fast. The whole thing deserves a whole day.

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August 5, 2022

Edgar was our guide and was absolutely the best! He knew more about the history of Mt Vernon and the surrounding area than expected! Honestly, better than the guides at Mt Vernon, he was passionate, relatable, and threw in nice personal touches and jokes. Made the experience more than worth it!

July 10, 2022

Product ID: 111253