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Potomac River Cruise to Mt. Vernon

Washington DC

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Pier 4, 6th & Water Streets - Washington DC

Embark on a patriotic journey down the Potomac River, immersing yourself in America's roots with a Cruise to Mt. Vernon!

  • Your excursion includes a round-trip cruise from Washington D.C. to Mt. Vernon, a narrated riverfront tour, and discounted admission to George Washington's famed estate
  • Admire celebrated DC attractions on the 1.5-hour cruises along the Potomac, as you journey to and from Mt. Vernon
  • Enjoy 3 fascinating hours of exploring the home of America's first president, George Washington
  • This day spent out on the water is the perfect way to share sightseeing in DC and beyond with family and friends!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

May - October:
Select dates - 10:00 AM, 11:00AM

Essential Information
  • Price includes round-trip cruise ticket, narrated Potomac River tour and Mt. Vernon Entrance Fee
  • Items from the snack bar available for purchase on board include pastries, muffins, bagels, hot dogs, pizza, chips, candy, ice cold beer, soda, juice, bottled water and more
  • You may also purchase lunch or snacks at the food court on the Mt. Vernon estate
  • Narrated riverfront tour
This experience lasts approximately 7 hours: 1.5 hours of cruising each way and approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes at Mt. Vernon estate
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience can accommodate groups of all sizes.
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent.
What To Wear
Comfortable and casual clothing is recommended. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.
Where does the ship go?
The ship sails past several historic and National sites on its way to and from Mount Vernon. Sites from the ship include Fort Lesley J. McNair and General's Row, Washington Monument, National Airport, Alexandria, Virginia, Torpedo Factory, Admiral's Row, Jones Point, Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the US Naval Research Lab.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for early boarding. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so you will be provided with appropriate assistance upon arrival. Please note that there are stairs you must go up from the dock to the main sightseeing area that are not wheelchair accessible.

What should I wear?
Casual attire is fine. A good pair of walking shoes is recommended for the Mount Vernon portion of the tour.
Does the ship sail in inclement weather?
Yes. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort and cruises rain or shine.
What kind of food is available for purchase?
You can purchase breakfast or lunch items from the fully-stocked snack bar on board. The menu includes pastries, muffins, bagels, hot dogs, pizza, chips, candy, juice, soda, cold beer and more.
Can I bring outside food on board?
Absolutely, you are more than welcome to bring snacks or a picnic lunch on board.
What type of seating is featured onboard?
The ship features open seating so you can come and go as you please.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on our and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 to ensure seating.
Is there parking available?
Yes, paid parking is available across the street from the dock. It is cash only.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that your tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.


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