Starting at Pier 4 in DC, sail to the majestic home of George Washington aboard the Spirit of Washington II and experience a great narrated tour of the Potomac River on the Spirit of Mount Vernon Sightseeing cruises. Enjoy round-trip cruises that allow you to take in the sights of the Potomac and the Mount Vernon estate that once was home to George Washington.
While cruising, enjoy a snack bar full of ice cold drinks and snacks, or enjoy an early morning continental breakfast or picnic style lunch aboard the ship. You can choose to dine in the stylish, climate controlled decks or on the ship's expansive outdoor deck. Take in the sights of the Potomac and other breathtaking buildings and landmarks following the course of your cruise on your way to the Mount Vernon estate, and enjoy 3 hours to tour the estate at your own leisure before setting sail once again on your round-trip cruise.
About the Mount Vernon Estate
Mount Vernon was formerly the home of America's first President, George Washington, and was a vibrant plantation in the 18th century. It is now one of the nation's most visited historic sites, combining lush gardens, museum galleries, immersive programs and an authentically interpreted 18th century home. It is the site of George and Martha Washington's tombs, and houses numerous outbuildings like a distillery, Pioneer Farm, and blacksmith shop, memorials to the slaves that lived and worked at Mount Vernon, and beautiful landscapes and gardens.
About the Spirit of Washington
The Spirit of Washington is a luxurious, 895 passenger capacity cruise ship that houses dance floors on all decks, offers an open snack bar, and offers four scenic decks. The ship sails in all types of weather, having multiple enclosed, climate-controlled decks with large panoramic windows.
Attire - Appropriate attire for dinner cruises includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt for men, and nice slacks, capri pants or sundresses for women. Collarless t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers are strongly discouraged, but are allowed.
Seating - Seating is open-seat cruise-style, and tables accommodate 4-8 guests.