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Alexandria, Virginia Sightseeing Tours

Alexandria Cruises, Carriage Rides, Ghost and Historic Tours

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Alexandria, Virginia is an interesting place to explore. There are a variety of fun tours of Alexandria available including cruises on the Potomac River, horse drawn carriage rides, ghost tours, and historic walking tours. You can also take your own walking tour of Alexandria, but a guided tour will give you some expert insight about the history of this fascinating historic town.

Old Town Alexandria Historic Tours

  • Alexandria Architectural & History Tour
    Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA (703) 838-4200.
    Daily walking tours of the Old Town Historic District. March.-Nov. Mon.-Sat. at 10:30am; Sun at 2 p.m.

  • Alexandria Tours
    (703) 329-1122
    Walking tours of historic Alexandria.

  • Alexandria Colonial Tours
    Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA (703) 519-1749.

    Old Town Scavenger Hunt -Family-friendly tour geared toward ages 8-11. Discover historic places and learn about George Washington and other patriots.

    On the Trail of the Pirates Treasure- A costumed guide leads a tour for ages 4 to 7 searching for hidden treasure.

    African-American History Tour - A walking tour that leads you from slavery to freedom, exploring the history of African Americans.

  • Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past
    Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA (703) 683-3451.
    A 90-minute or 45 minute historic walking tour are available daily. Civil War tours are by appointment only. Sightseeing van service is offered to Mount Vernon, Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey and Gunston Hall.

  • Old Town Experience
    (703) 836-0694. Provides step-on bus guides or a guide for a walking tour. Monday - Saturday 10:30 a.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. April through November.

  • Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
    (800) 979-3370. This walking tour combines local history with stops to sample foods at unique family owned restaurants.

Alexandria Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Alexandria Boat Cruises

  • Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships
    Zero Prince St., Alexandria, VA (703) 683-6076.
    Enjoy a gourmet meal and live entertainment while cruising past beautiful views of Washington, DC's monuments and back to historic Old Town Alexandria. Excursions available include Breakfast at Midnight®, Brunch, Lunch, Mid-Day, Dinner-Dance, and Midnight-Dance Cruises.

  • Potomac Belle Charters
    2412 Belle Haven Meadows Ct., Alexandria, VA (703) 868-5566.
    Custom yacht providing chartered tours for 10-35 people.

  • Potomac Riverboat Company
    Alexandria City Marina, Cameron and Union Streets, Alexandria, VA (703) 548-9000.

    Alexandria by Water - A 40-minute, narrated sightseeing cruise aboard the Admiral Tilp.

    Mount Vernon by Water - Cruise from Old Town Alexandria to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. (50 minutes each way) Admission to Mount Vernon included.

    Washington by Water - A 90-minute cruise along the Potomac River cruising past Washington's landmarks aboard the Matthew Hayes. You may get off in Georgetown and take a later cruise back to Alexandria.

Alexandria Ghost Tours

  • Alexandria Colonial Tours
    Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA (703) 519-1749.
    Alexandria's Original Ghost and Graveyard Tour. Tours offered mid March - mid November on Wed, Thur & Sun at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 and 9 p.m.

  • Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past
    Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, VA (703) 683-3451.
    Tours available March - November Sun.-Thur. at 7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tours available Dec. - Feb. by appointment for groups of 5 or more.

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