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Washington Monuments Cruise

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From Alexandria's waterfront, this tour goes north on the Potomac River to view the monuments from the water and stops at the Washington Harbour dock. Passengers can purchase one-way or roundtrip tickets. Stopovers are allowed with roundtrip tickets in either Alexandria or Georgetown. Sunset, evening and moonlight tours of the illuminated monuments are especially popular. Sites include Washington's majestic monuments, landmarks, buildings and bridges -- the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Each leg of the cruise is approximately 45 minutes long and the narration is divided evenly between the two departure locations. The tour operates daily, Monday through Sunday every two hours from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.

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Potomac Riverboat Company
206 The Strand
Alexandria VA 22314