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Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Full-Day Tour

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Duration 8 Hours




Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery in one, full-day, comprehensive tour!


  • Drive through Old Town Alexandria
  • Arlington National Cemetery (guided tram tour included - six stops on weekdays; nine on weekends *** (keep track of the time, however, as you are due back to our motor coach at a specific time that will be given by the sightseeing driver)
  • Numerous sites, including the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Air Force Memorial and Smithsonian Museums, from the comfort of our luxurious coaches


  • Admissions


  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • You must be present at our Union Station office by 7:45 am at the latest to guarantee ridership on the tour. We are located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002, on the Bus Terminal Level. Once the tour departs, guests cannot join along the route. You should arrive between 7:30-7:45 am to check in properly.
  • Our drivers are licensed DC sightseeing guides, but they do not get off and accompany you to each memorial, as they are responsible for the motor coach, itself.

75% of reviewers liked this tour
Apr 18 2017
Al our driver took us on this moving and knowledgeable trip. We so enjoyed our day at these two places.
Mar 29 2017
We enjoyed both tours. Our driver was very informative and interesting.
Mar 24 2017
Saw a lot with very good narration. Very structured. Enjoyed it very well.
Mar 11 2017
Gray line bus driver and mount Vernon tour absolutely awesome. However the trams at Arlington were scarce at best. Waited 35 minutes plus at the tomb of the unknown soldier--- only got to see JFK gravesite and the tomb of the unknown soldier because I had my 75 year old mother along and we were reliant on the trams. Very disappointed with the tram service at Arlington


Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Full-Day Tour

If you want to pack in two amazing tourist destinations in just one day, then come on the Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery tour. These two areas show so much about American history and the role that each one of us play in it. If you come on this tour, it’s bound to be a day to remember for you.

What can you see on this Tour?

This tour starts off at 8 am at Union Station, where you’ll board one of our motor coaches. We’ll take you on a guided tour to our first stop, Mount Vernon – which was the home of George and Martha Washington. Experience life in Washington’s time on this tour and find out how he came to be the first president. This retroactive look at his timeline will show you where he came from, how he won the respect of his peers and everything that he did for the country. His life was fascinating and he’s a truly interesting historical figure to learn all about.

The morning of this tour is dedicated to George Washington and the times in which he lived. After a view of this area, we’ll be going to Arlington National Cemetery for the afternoon portion of the tour. This is a more muted part of the tour, as we partner with the Arlington National Cemetery Tram and its guides to provide you with a look at the various memorials. Servicemen and women are still buried here daily, so the officials ask that tourists be respectful.

The cemetery is the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visitors are permitted to view the Changing of the Guard, which is a solemn ceremony. Your Tram will stop at several locations within the cemetery, and your time should permit you to get off once or twice.

Why should you go on this Tour?

If you’re interested in iconic locations in American history, then this tour will be ideal for you. Our talented driver guides will make every moment of the day great. It has a brilliant mixture of structure and freedom, as you can visit some sights alone and others with the group. We hope to see you on our next tour.

The motorcoach departs from Union Station at 8am and heads directly to Arlington National Cemetery:

1) Arlington National Cemetery (8:30am -10:30am)

2) Mount Vernon (11:30-3:00pm)

*The schedule is tentative. The tour order may be reversed when necessary.

Arlington National Cemetery's tram has six stops on weekdays and nine on weekends. We advise only getting off at the Kennedy Gravesite stop and Memorial Amphitheatre Stop (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guard) to allow you to return to the motor coach in time for the 10:30 am departure. List of stops at Arlington:

1) Welcome Center
2) Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) -- there is a 5-10 minute walk to the memorial from the tram stop.
3) President John F. Kennedy Gravesite
4) U.S. Coast Guard Memorial
5) General Pershing Gravesite
6) Memorial Amphitheatre and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
7) Arlington House (AKA Robert E. Lee House)

On the weekends, the following stops are added:

1) Sections 54 and 55
2) Columbarium and Niche Wall
3) Section 60 and 9/11 Memorial

Redemption Instructions

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002 • washingtondc@grayline.com • (202) 779-9894 • On the day of your tour, please present your voucher at the Gray Line ticket window on the bus level of the parking garage at Union Station. To get to the bus level, you will go to the center rear of Union Station and go up an escalator, then out the doors leading to the parking garage. Just outside those doors is a second escalator and we are located at the top on the left, inside the Greyhound Building. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your assigned departure time

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