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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. Get a keepsake photo taken by the ship's photographer, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Washington DC shoreline. After being seated at your private table, enjoy a brunch or 3-course dinner, with meals prepared fresh daily by your onboard executive chef. Menu items are subject to change. After your meal, relax on any of the 3 climate-controlled decks as you watch the monuments glide by. Sample Brunch MenuEarly Riser:Breakfast pastries Scottish smoked salmonScrambled eggsBreakfast meats Breakfast potatoes French toast Late Risers:Caesar salad Greek salad Sun-dried tomato pasta saladBaked orecchiette pastaBirria-style chicken Chesapeake Bay rockfish Hand-carved tri-tip steak Kid's station Dessert: Individual dessertsIn-season fruit Sample Dinner Menu Starters (choice of one): Caesar salad Lobster soup Main Course (choice of one): Jumbo forest mushroom ravioli Oven-roasted frenched chicken breast with rosemary and thyme Broiled salmon filet Braised beef short rib Pan-seared fresh Pacific cod Desserts (choice of one): New York-style cheesecake Triple chocolate mud pie Duo of sorbet Freshly cut fruit Odyssey signature warm butter cake

Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

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

See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a lunch or 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. LUNCH/DINNER BUFFET SAMPLE MENU SALADS FIELD GREEN SALAD (G*)(VG)Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots | Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Dressing KALE QUINOA SALAD (G*)(VG)(V)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette GREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD (V)Sweet Peas | White Beans | Scallions MAIN HONEY SESAME CHICKEN (G*)Scallions | Fresno Chillies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean Ragu BAKED ZITI PASTA (V)Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella Cheese | Spinach Cream Sauce ROOT VEGETABLE FRICASSEE (G*)(VG)(V)Idaho Potatoes | Broccoli | Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream Sauce COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(VG)(V)Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes GARLIC MASHED POTATOES (G*)(V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSIGNATURE DESSERT STATION (V)Cakes | Brownies | Seasonal Fruit | *May Contain Nuts *Menus subject to change

Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

3. Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Washington D.C. has so many monuments that sightseeing can be bewildering. But on this guided sightseeing bus tour, tour guides will take you up close and personal to treasured monuments while expert drivers navigate Washington traffic. Explore history and learn important facts with your guide throughout the tour, and have a chance to get off at each of the following stops to take pictures and get a closer look: • U.S. Capitol (exterior only) • White House (exterior only) • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • World War II Memorial • The Iwo Jima Memorial (The Marine Corp Memorial) • Potomac River Cruise (included from March 25–October 15. When boat does not operate, the Jefferson Memorial will be added as a stop.) • Lincoln Memorial

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

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

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day-tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Board your glamourous, climate-controlled, panoramic bus at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Head to all the major highlights of regular sightseeing tours and enjoy a lunch break and an opportunity to travel through the Tidal Basin. Learn about some of the most fascinating landmarks in the USA, including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, and National Archives, plus breathtaking memorials of Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt. After lunch, summer brings the opportunity for a boat ride through Georgetown and the DC Waterfront. In winter, this Washington bus tour culminates with a visit to the Pentagon and several more fascinating war memorials. 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 details of each monument. From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River. The full itinerary of this tour includes: • Jefferson Memorial • U.S. Capitol Building • FDR Memorial • World War II Memorial • Iwo Jima Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Martin Luther King Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • White House • Korean War Memorial

Mount Vernon: Full-Day Bike and Optional Boat Tour

5. Mount Vernon: Full-Day Bike and Optional Boat Tour

Enjoy a full-day bike ride to and from Mount Vernon on the banks of the Potomac River, or rest your legs on the return journey and travel by boat. Meet in the Old Town of Alexandria to pick-up your bike and helmet. Then, cycle along the wooded Mount Vernon Trail to George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Lock your bike outside the estate for tour staff to pick up. Then, spend the day self-exploring the grounds and mansion house. The mansion’s interior has mostly been restored to the appearance at the time of George and Martha Washington's occupancy. Enter Washington’s study and feel a part of history! Take time for lunch, and enjoy a leisurely stroll in the gardens and farm. Then, bike back to Alexandria, or opt to return by boat. Climb aboard the Miss Christin for the 2:00 PM departure from Mount Vernon’s dock. Relax on the narrated cruise as you glide back to Alexandria's Old Town.

DC: Tour with U.S. Capitol Ground Access

6. DC: Tour with U.S. Capitol Ground Access

See the most important sights in DC on the most comprehensive, top-of-the-line, and exciting tours of the historic city. Experience an 6-hour day in DC jam-packed with stops while making memories to last a lifetime.  Join your expert live guide, both on and off a climate-controlled touring bus, for an entertaining, fact-filled tour highlighting the history, culture, architecture, and sights of this beautiful city.   Your day includes the city's important monuments and memorials (listed below) including the exterior of the a visit to the outside of the Capitol Building, the White House, World War 2 Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Dr Martin Luther King Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Women in the Vietnam Memorial, The Iwo Jima Memorial (The Marine Corp Memorial).  Have a lunch break at either the Georgetown waterfront (April-October) or The Wharf (October-April) where you can purchase lunch from one of several delicious locations. From April to October, you’ll also take a 1-hour boat ride on the lovely and historic Potomac River to experience DC's monuments and views from the unique perspective of the water. At each stop, your guide will accompany you on foot giving an informative, insider's view and great photos of each special place, before conveniently boarding the bus again.   Tour includes the following stops: Capitol BuildingWhite House (exterior)World War II MemorialKorean War Veterans MemorialVietnam Veterans MemorialVietnam Women’s MemorialMartin Luther King, Jr. MemorialFranklin Delano Roosevelt MemorialWashington Monument Time permitting there will be additional surprise stops. Sights seen from the bus include the National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Castle, Treasury Building, and much more.

Washington DC: Thanksgiving Buffet Lunch River Cruise

7. Washington DC: Thanksgiving Buffet Lunch River Cruise

Make this holiday truly special with a special Thanksgiving lunch cruise in Washington DC. You and your guests will enjoy a celebratory lunch buffet with all the trimmings freshly prepared by the chef. While onboard, enjoy incredible views of many of the famous landmarks in and around Washington DC, full bar service, a live DJ and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to enjoy Thanksgiving on the Potomac River with your friends and family. Sample Lunch Menu SALADS (ALL SALADS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREADS AND BUTTER) MESCULIN SALAD Dried Cranberries | Feta Cheese | Sliced Almonds | Orange Champagne Vinaigrette | *Contains NutsKALE QUINOA SALAD (G*)(VG)(V)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette MAINTHREE CHEESE BAKED MACARONI American Cheddar Cheese | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Monterey Jack CheeseOVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguHAND CARVED OVEN ROASTED TURKEY Cranberry SauceHAND CARVED STRIP LOIN, USDA CHOICE Signature Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au JusFALL VEGETABLE RAGU (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST) Butternut Squash | Brussel Sprouts | Cauliflower | Carrots | White Bean Ragu COMPLEMENTSGARLIC MASHED POTATOES MASHED SWEET POTATO HARICOT VERTS TRADITIONAL STUFFING TURKEY GRAVY DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION Assorted Cakes | Brownies | Pastries and Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts

Washington DC: New Year's Day Gourmet Brunch River Cruise

8. Washington DC: New Year's Day Gourmet Brunch River Cruise

Celebrate the New Year on the water with a New Year’s Day gourmet brunch in Washington DC. You and your guests will enjoy a festive brunch buffet freshly prepared by the chef, and full bar service. While onboard, experience exceptional views of Washington DC’s iconic landmarks, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the holidays on the Potomac River with your friends and family. Sample Brunch Menu LATE RISERSKALE QUINOA SALAD Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano VinaigretteGREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD (V)Sweet Peas | White Beans | ScallionsCAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons | Traditional Caesar DressingOVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguKID'S STATIONChicken Tenders and French FriesHAND CARVED STRIP LOIN Signature Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au JusHAND CARVED OVEN-ROASTED TURKEY Cranberry Sauce DESSERTSIGNATURE DESSERT STATION Cakes | Brownies | Seasons Fruit **May contain Nuts EARLY RISERBREAKFAST PASTRIESAssorted Muffins and Danishes | *Contains NutsSCRAMBLED EGGS American Cheddar CheeseBREAKFAST MEATS Applewood Smoked Bacon | Pork Sausage LinksBREAKFAST POTATOES Carmelized Onions | Red & Green Bell PeppersFRENCH TOAST Whipped Cream | Maple Syrup Holiday menu subject to change without notice.

Washington DC: Christmas Eve Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise

9. Washington DC: Christmas Eve Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise

Celebrate the magic of the season on the water with a Christmas Eve gourmet brunch or dinner cruise in Washington DC. You and your guests will enjoy a brunch buffet, or a 3-course plated dinner prepared by the chef, and full bar service. While onboard, experience exceptional views of Washington DC’s iconic landmarks, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the holidays on the Potomac River with your friends and family. Sample Brunch Menu LATE RISERSKALE QUINOA SALAD GREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD CAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons | Traditional Caesar DressingOVEN ROASTED WHITEFISHSpicy Tomato | White Bean RaguKID'S STATIONChicken Tenders and French FriesHAND CARVED STRIP LOIN Signature Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au JusHAND CARVED OVEN-ROASTED TURKEY Cranberry Sauce DESSERTSIGNATURE DESSERT STATION EARLY RISERBREAKFAST PASTRIESAssorted Muffins and Danishes | *Contains NutsSCRAMBLED EGGS American Cheddar CheeseBREAKFAST MEATSApplewood Smoked Bacon | Pork Sausage LinksBREAKFAST POTATOES FRENCH TOAST Whipped Cream | Maple Syrup Sample Dinner Menu STARTER (CHOICE OF ONE - ALL STARTERS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREAD AND BUTTER)BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD SIGNATURE SEAFOOD CHOWDER MAIN (CHOICE OF ONE)TURKEY DINNERGarlic Mashed Potato | Traditional Stuffing | Haricot Verts | Turkey Gravy | Cranberry SaucePAN ROASTED CODRock Shrimp | Crispy Couscous | Lemon Beurre BlancBRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH FRESNO PEPPER DEMI GLACE Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Baby Carrots | BroccoliFALL VEGETABLE RAGU Butternut Squash | Brussel Sprouts | Cauliflower | Carrots | White Bean Ragu DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION

Washington DC: Thanksgiving Gourmet Dinner River Cruise

10. Washington DC: Thanksgiving Gourmet Dinner River Cruise

Celebrate Thanksgiving on the water with a Thanksgiving gourmet dinner cruise in Washington DC. You and your guests will enjoy 3-course plated dinner with all the trimmings freshly prepared by the chef, and full bar service. While onboard, experience exceptional views of Washington DC’s iconic landmarks, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the holidays on the Potomac River with your friends and family. Sample Dinner Menu STARTER (CHOICE OF ONE - ALL STARTERS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREAD AND BUTTER) BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic VinaigretteSIGNATURE SEAFOOD CHOWDERClams | Idaho Potatoes | Cream MAIN (CHOICE OF ONE)TURKEY DINNERGarlic Mashed Potato | Traditional Stuffing | Haricot Verts | Turkey Gravy | Cranberry SaucePAN ROASTED CODRock Shrimp | Crispy Couscous | Lemon Beurre BlancBRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH FRESNO PEPPER DEMI GLACEGarlic Mashed Potatoes | Baby Carrots | BroccoliFALL VEGETABLE RAGU Butternut Squash | Brussel Sprouts | Cauliflower | Carrots | White Bean Ragu DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Assorted Cakes | Brownies | Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | May Contain Nuts.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Tyrone and Zuma did an excellent job being our guides! They were both very personable and funny. Tyrone did an amazing job with his knowledge about the monuments and their history. I highly recommend this 6 hour tour. Very well worth the money!

It was a rainy, cold night but the service and food were exceptional. Would definitely do it again

I rather wanted to have real soul food than broccoli or green pasta you need to fix the menus

Great energy and service Food was really good. Would have loved more options

Nick was Great! He knows his History! Wonderful Job.. keep up the great work