Guided tour

From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS
Guided tour

From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

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

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
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


3.5 hours
  • Washington, DC

  • 45 minutes
  • Alexandria, Virginia

  • Old Town, Alexandria (guided tour)

  • Mount Vernon, Virginia

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

  • 1 hour
  • Washington, DC

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Main stop
Other stop
  • 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.

  • 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)

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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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 127 reviews

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Christopher our tour guide was exceptional. It was humbling to visit the home of our first President. I loved stepping back in time. Mount Vernon is a must see. The tour was informative and I know I got more out of the tour then I would have on my own.

March 29, 2023

This was a lovely tour. The guide, Terri, was extremely knowledgeable and gave us even more than we expected. The driver was excellent and we felt very safe. The Alexandria portion of the tour was delightful and much better than expected. All in all, a very good day!

March 29, 2023

Our guide and driver Dion was absolutely superb! He was so knowledgeable and explained everything so well, it was a true delight having him as our guide. Being so warm and gracious ,he made our day trip to Alexandria and Mount Vernon one of the highlights of our trip to Washington D.C.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 111253