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Old Town Alexandria: DC Monument River Cruise to Georgetown

4.3 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

Old Town Alexandria: DC Monument River Cruise to Georgetown

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

From US$ 28.60 per person

See famous monuments of Washington, DC, from a new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise to Georgetown. Depart from Old Town Alexandria and travel along the Potomac River.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 45 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Soak up the historic sites on a scenic cruise along the iconic Potomac River
  • Avoid the traffic into Georgetown and take in picturesque views
  • Design your own experience with plenty of tour options to suit your needs
  • See monuments from the water like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
Full description

Avoid the traffic and see Washington DC from the Potomac River on this cruise from Alexandria's Old Town to Georgetown. Choose from a tour with or without a return trip. View sights from the water like the Lincoln and Jefferson memorial and the Washington Monument.

Arrive at the Old Town Alexandria waterfront and simply hop onto the comfortable boat. Sit back and relax on a cruise to Georgetown, one of the district's most historic and fashionable neighborhoods.

Make the most of your day and choose either a one-way cruise and return to Old Town Alexandria on your own, or choose a convenient round-trip cruise with 2 hours to explore Georgetown. 

Visit Georgetown's historic streets and alleyways, quaint cafes, and high-end boutiques.

  • Sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Old Town Alexandria departure dock is located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Georgetown return departure dock is located in front of Fiola Mare restaurant at 3100 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Bikes

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Great cruise - short and sweet and thorough view of that section of the river. Only downside is commentary (recorded) does not always match with what you are looking at and it is very difficult to hear it unless you are at the front of the boat, outside the covered area. We were on a trip with very few passengers so anyone who wanted to could be up front but if it had been a full boat we’d have been sorely disappointed.

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September 26, 2022

This was a truly worthwhile experience for my slightly older, less mobile visitors who wanted to see all they possibly could of the city. Every step of the process was a turnkey operation and provided a relaxing and unique point-of-view to even the most seasoned D.C. explorers.

July 16, 2022

September 2, 2022

Product ID: 299895