Spirit of Washington Gospel Lunch Cruise
Washington DC, USA
- Spirit of Washington: Expect excellent service aboard this elegant sailing vessel with three climate-controlled interior decks and a fantastic rooftop lounge.
- Gospel music: A local contemporary choir will sing the best in today's music. Be inspired by the music – so inspired you’ll want to dance to the gospel songs.
- Grande Buffet: Enjoy a delicious, unlimited buffet lunch accompanied by free coffee, tea, iced tea, or water, or purchase a drink from the full bar onboard.
- Narrated tour: As you enjoy your meal, gaze out the boat's panoramic windows and listen as a guide offers compelling information about the sights you'll see.
About this Washington, DC tour
Gospel music is a (mostly) American music tradition, and one that this country is famous for – so it's fitting to hear it in our nation's capital. Its roots date back to the 1600s, when Africans brought here as slaves also brought their musical traditions of repetition and call and response.
Gospel music's highly emotional charge finds its way into a variety of genres, including country, blues, bluegrass, southern-rock, and rock. It was a strong influence in the development of soul music and is equally powerful when performed by soloists or choirs. The gospels in the Bible tell the story of Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection, and gospel music captures the essence of this powerful story of faith and redemption.
As you dine, and the Spirit of Washington sails down the Potomac, listen to a narrated tour explain what you're seeing through the boat's panoramic windows, including attractions like the Lincoln Monument and the U.S. Capitol.
After lunch, listen to a local gospel choir or solo singer put the spirit in the Spirit of Washington. Sit down and be inspired. Or get up and dance to the music. If you'd like, purchase a keepsake photo of you and your loved ones from your day. Praise be!
Make art, not war
The Torpedo Factory Art Center, one of the attractions you'll see from the water, is home to over 165 working artists, but its original use was a far cry from an art museum. On the very day that marked the end of World War I, construction began on the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station and it was in use until the end of WWII. Before the city of Alexandria purchased the property in 1969 and set about converting it into artist studios; the government used the place as a storage vault for everything from German war films to Smithsonian art objects to dinosaur bones.
Please make your way to the Spirit of Washington at Pier 4 - 6th and Water Street SW, Washington D.C.
Please board 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time. There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. Cruise rain or shine all year long. Offered on select days only.
The Spirit of Washington is handicap accessible. Please inform during the reservation process to ensure you are seated on the appropriate deck.
Boat Tour, Scenic, Food and Wine, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 2 years of age and younger participate free of charge. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to purchase alcohol.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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