Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour in Washington, DC

USA Guided Tours- DC701 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC 20004
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Explore the nearly 8,000-acre historic Mount Vernon grounds, where George Washington lived, worked, and helped forge our nation’s foundation. Stroll through the gardens, see his final resting place, and walk through the mansion! Next, discover George’s hometown of Old Town Alexandria. As you wind through the streets, your tour guide will provide an in-depth history lesson, insight, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • The tour meets at the US Navy Memorial.
  • Tour duration: approximately 5 hours long.
  • Tours operate from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • The guided walking tour of Mount Vernon includes a tour of the mansion.


from Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour
In this highly sought-after tour, guests explore nearly 8,000 acres of historic Mount Vernon grounds - from the Mansion's interior where President Washington resided, to his beloved Gardens, final resting place, and much more. The Mount Vernon estate is one of Washington, DC area's premier sightseeing attractions.

Following Mount Vernon, guests will explore and experience George Washington's hometown (Old Town, Alexandria). In route, your coach will wind through the narrow streets of Old Town, past Robert E. Lee's boyhood home, The George Washington Masonic Temple, and the Historic Christ Church. There will be an opportunity to stop and have lunch in this colonial-themed hot spot which consists of more than 200 restaurants and boutiques along its cobblestone streets.

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"Great Memorial Tour & Transportation Service."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
Josh is a very upbeat grounded dude. Even when there are other surly people in the group who are just trolling to bait someone, he forges a clear optimistic pathway ahead.
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Reading, United Kingdom
"Highlights of DC"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2020 NEW
Great tour guide, lots of local knowledge and insights to the places visited. Saw most of the monuments on the National Mall. Plenty of time for photographs and for asking questions. Only downside was the increased security at Arlington Cemetery needed a passport rather than just photo ID. Check to make sure on the current requirements.
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"Best 1/2 day tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2020 NEW
My wife and I recently took the 1/2 day tour. The driver (Tony) and the guide (Joey) were the best. My wife and I attempted to tour the area on our own. That turned out to be a disaster and very stressful. We opted for this tour, and I tell you that Joey was so knowledgeable about the monuments, places, buildings, and history, that we came home more greater informed than ever. Tony made us fell safe and both he and Joey made this the most enjoyable tour’s We have ever taken. We totally recommend this tour. “ The Washington DC Highlights 1/2 day “ is your best choice. And Joey is by far the best guide. You won’t go wrong choosing it.
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"Ny city tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2020 NEW
Excellent day. Jil and raymond great service.saw everything i wanted to see. Appreciated everything they offered.would recommend
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Corona, California
"Day trip in Boston was amazing thanks to Lynda"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2019 NEW
We did the 7 hour Boston tour with Lynda (tour guide) and Joe (driver). Lynda was probably the friendliest person we could have asked for. She was super knowledgeable about the Boston, Harvard and Concord areas. She made sure everyone felt involved and told personal stories as she has lived the majority of her life here in Boston. Definitely would suggest this tour if you have the day in Boston and want to see where the Revolutionary war started. Definitely would do again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

Where do I meet for the tour?
Tours meet and begin at the US Navy Memorial.

When should I arrive?
We highly recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure your reservation is honored. You have up to ten (10) minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on the tour. Ten (10) minutes before the departure time, we note outstanding reservations as "no shows." If we have walk-up passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time.

What vehicle is used for the tour?
We use 35-passenger shuttle vans for daily mixed tour groups. We reserve the right to substitute our larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

Can I bring a baby stroller or wheelchair on the bus?
Unfortunately, the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 5 hours long.

Is lunch served on the tour?
The tour includes an opportunity to have lunch in Old Town Alexandria.