A Gaylord Capital Christmas in D.C. December 4-8, 2018

Featuring the Gaylord National Resort, NEW Museum of the Bible & all the Capital's Holiday Events!

National Christmas Tree in Ellipse Park

Day 1:  Experience the holidays in our Nation’s Capital surrounded by the pillars of our Democracy.  You will be staying at the magnificent Gaylord National Resort located right on the Potomac River, DC’s only waterfront resort!  After a full day of travel, with comfort stops & lunch on your own along the way, check in to the resort and relax for the evening.  Enjoy a complimentary cocktail in Pose or the Belvedere Lounge.  Dinner will be on your own.  There are nightly shows at the resort including: Very Merry Atrium Show, Rock’n Around the Starlight Tree Atrium Show and a magical Snow Flurry with snow falling inside the 19-story atrium.

Day 2:  Have breakfast at the resort, then depart for Mount Vernon. George Washington’s estate will be in full holiday swing, including 12 Christmas Trees, a camel, and the Washington’s 18th Century decorations set up on the rarely open 3rd floor.  You will be able to tour the mansion, visit Washington’s final resting place and the Ford Orientation Center & Donald W. Reynolds Museum located on the grounds.

  

Next, you will head into DC for lunch on your own at the Capitol Visitors Center Cafeteria.  After lunch, you will tour The United States Capitol, The Supreme Court Building and the United States Library of Congress (housing more than 138 million items in 470 different languages on more than 650 miles of bookshelves throughout 3 buildings).  This evening enjoy a performance of Christmas Evensong at the Washington National Cathedral, before heading to dinner at Café Deluxe.  After dinner, sit back and enjoy the view as you embark on an Illuminated Monument Driving Tour with your local guide.  Included will be a stop at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to view the famous bronze bust of JFK. (B, D)

   

Day 3:  Breakfast is included at the resort.  Enjoy a free day to explore the resort.  Included in your resort package is Free Admission into ICE!® featuring Christmas Around the World (anytime, as many times as you like).  If you would like to get out on your own into the city, the Gaylord offers a complimentary shuttle service to the MGM Resort and Casino, Tanger Outlets, as well as various shops and restaurants in National Harbor.  There is also water taxi service available t within walking distance of the resort.  Lunch and Dinner will be on your own today.  This evening, meet back up with the group to depart for the Festival of Lights in Watkins Regional Park.  This spectacular holiday drive-thru event features more than 1 million twinkling lights, wonderful themed displays and one of the tallest tree displays in the state.  There is a Food Bank donation set up at the park if you would like to bring canned goods/non-perishable items for donation. (B)

  

Day 4:  After an included breakfast, you’ll head into D.C. for another full day of touring.  Your first stop is the brand new Museum of the Bible containing the World’s largest private collection of biblical objects and artifacts.  You will have plenty of time to explore the various exhibits and to grab some lunch on your own at the café.  Your next destination is The United States Botanical Garden, established by Congress in 1820, it is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America.  Be sure to check out the amazing Poinsettia Displays and Christmas Exhibits!  Then, tour the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America and one of the 10 largest churches in the world.  Next, visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.  The motor coach will stop at each for you to take photos, reflect and pay your respects for those that died in service to their country.  The riding tour will end in Ellipse Park at the Pageant of Peace where you will have some free time to enjoy the festivities.  This is the site of nightly choral performances, a Nativity scene, a burning Yule log, the national Christmas Tree and a spectacular display of lighted Christmas trees representing each state and territory of the United States.  There will be a farewell dinner tonight at the historic Gadsby’s Tavern. (B, D)

    

Day 5:  After breakfast, you will check out and depart for home filled with the Holiday Spirit having participated in a truly magical Capital Christmas! (B)

 

This Tour Includes:

• Motor Coach Transportation
• 4 Night's Accommodations
• 6 MEALS: 4 Breakfasts (B) & 2 Dinners (D)
• At the Resort: Very Merry Atrium Show, Rock’n Around the Starlight Tree Atrium Show, ICE!®featuring Christmas Around the World
• Tour the United States Capitol Building, United States Library of Congress, Supreme Court Building, Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, United States Botanical Garden, the NEW Museum of the Bible
• Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial
• Christmas Evening Song at the Washington National Cathedral
• Illuminated Monument Driving Tour
• Festival of Lights in Watkins Regional Park
• Christmas at Mount Vernon
• Pageant of Peace in Ellipse Park
• Taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions
• Baggage Handling
• JOY TOUR Director

 

 

 

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