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Potomac River Cruise to Mt. Vernon

Washington DC

Item #: CRU-WAS-0024
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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!
Pier 4, 6th & Water Street - Washington DC
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    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
    Approximately 7 hours: 1.5 hours of cruising each way and approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes at Mt. Vernon estate
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.
    Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience will not be affected by weather conditions and will run rain or shine.
    What To Wear
    Comfortable and casual clothing recommended.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. In those jurisdictions where it is required, all guests over the age of 18 are required to provide their full name and email address prior to boarding the vessels. Guests who self-report they are experiencing any symptoms indicative of COVID-19 will not be permitted to board our partner's vessel. All guests ages 3 and older are required to wear face coverings at all times while on board our vessels, except while dining, unless exempted by the local health authority. Our partners request that each guest face mask fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the guest to remain hands-free. They also require that the mask fit snugly against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, and be made of breathable material. Guests who do not have a face mask will not be permitted to board the vessel. If you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days, the CDC advises that you should stay at home and avoid contact with others. Additionally in those jurisdictions where it is required, guests will undergo temperature screening prior to boarding. Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    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.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed.

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