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  • Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

    1. Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

    Cruise on the Potomac River and see the sights of Washington DC from a luxury boat, The Odyssey. Board the boat and enjoy a personal greeting. Smile for the ship's photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Washington DC shoreline. After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet brunch or 3-course dinner consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily by the on-board executive chef. After your meal or relax on any of the 3 climate-controlled decks as you watch the monuments glide by. Sample Dinner Menu Starters (choice of one): Caesar Salad Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley Lobster Soup Brioche Croutons | Scallions Main Course (choice of one): Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula |...

    The boat ride was amazing!!! Me and my husband enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to returning.

  • Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

    2. Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

    Spend the day discovering Washington DC while visiting historical landmarks and monuments. Learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States and see architectural landmarks that commemorate important chapters in American history.

    On this tour visit historic and iconic places, like the breathtaking Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the unprecedented Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the inspiring Marine Corps War Memorial. Head over to Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break. Board the bus to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and enjoy its spectacular views of Arlington Cemetery and the Washington, D.C. cityscape.

    During your tour learn from your live tour guide who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Your guide will educate you on the important detai...

    Christopher and Ali were our guide and driver… they were awesome! They really knew their stuff! Christopher was so patient with those of us that were older & slower. Ali always had the bus right where it was supposed to be and very punctual. That was much appreciated. We also loved the boat ride. My only suggestion would be that as we sign up for this tour, from the description I was under the impression that lunch was included in the price of the tour. Maybe you could change the verbiage a bit. Thank you for a lovely day in our nations capital! Sucerey, Lori Strasburger

  • From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    3. From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the estate of George and Martha Washington. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historical landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

    Had an enjoyable time on the cruise down the Potomac to Mount Vernon. The boat left on time, had plenty of seating. Nice to sit below deck on the way back because it was very hot out that day. The time spent at Mount Vernon was nice, we got tickets to tour the inside of the mansion, not just the grounds. There is a lot to see there, the gardens, the tomb and memorial to the slaves who worked there, the home itself. Good selection of food at cafeteria and museum shop for souvenirs.

  • Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

    4. Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

    See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a 2-hour lunch or 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail, and delight in panoramic views. Board your vessel and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative entrees prepared fresh daily and listen to the onboard music. After your meal, visit any of the three climate-controlled decks as you glide by the sights.

  • Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    5. Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

    They need to be more efficient when docking the boat. Especially on an off the boat.

  • Washington DC: National Archives Building

    6. Washington DC: National Archives Building

    Discover some of the best highlights the city has to offer on this comprehensive guided tour of Washington, DC. Delight in reserved entrance into the National Archives Building and the U.S. Capitol Building (coming soon). Enjoy a guided tour of the White House (outside only), the National World War II Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, and more. For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: April 1th to October 15th).

    I would have been rated 5 stars if only we completed 8hrs as detailed when i booked it. We started on time but we ended 2 hrs early. I know its raining at that time but we took this tour for us to make memories like taking photos. Much appreciated Of course for the history provided. Worth the money we paid.

  • 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

    7. 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

    A full 5-day excursion to see Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands. Continue to the historic city of brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US capital and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community. Day 1: Sunday New York – Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls In the morning, you'll depart from the Big Apple and head north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. O...

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Christopher and Ali were our guide and driver… they were awesome! They really knew their stuff! Christopher was so patient with those of us that were older & slower. Ali always had the bus right where it was supposed to be and very punctual. That was much appreciated. We also loved the boat ride. My only suggestion would be that as we sign up for this tour, from the description I was under the impression that lunch was included in the price of the tour. Maybe you could change the verbiage a bit. Thank you for a lovely day in our nations capital! Sucerey, Lori Strasburger

I was visiting DC with my husband and wanted to find something to break up the monotony of walking through museum after museum and found this little gem of a boat tour. These speedy little 2 person cats were the perfect option! My husband did the driving while we zipped across the water baby duck style. It was so fun! Seeing the deer grazing along the shore of Mount Vernon was so beautiful and we even saw a bald Eagle! Both the owner of the company and our tour guide seemed to really love what they do. Thanks guys for being a great part of our East Coast vacation!

We enjoyed every minute of our day. Our driver Ali and our guide, please forgive me I can’t remember his name, treated us like royalty. Our guide was caring, funny and very informative. We learned a lot and was in awe of everything we saw. We got sooo much more than we ever imagined we would. Our tour was worth every dollar we spent for it.

The tour covers all the hot spots of history. The bus was clean, seats were comfortable and the temperature was perfect.

It was a terrific tour. Joey and Milton were wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.