CELEBRATE! July 4th in Washington D.C. featuring the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor

Featuring: The Gaylord Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor

Celebrate American Independence among the monuments and buildings on the National Mall. See a parade. Stop at the annual Folklife Festival featuring pavilions, crafts, and foods from various cultures around the world. Visit the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Listen to a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by General George Washington. View the original Declaration of Independence. Witness the awesome display of fireworks with the Washington Monument as a backdrop! Come to your Nation's Capital and celebrate the 4th of July and enjoy a Fireworks Dinner & Dance Cruise on the Potomac River!

4 Days /3 Nights

Group size

Tour Inclusions: 3 nights’ accommodation; 3 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 1 dinner; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. Based on 35 paying passengers and one (1) comp in double occupancy.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Marine Corps Sunset Parade or the US Air Force Band at the Air Force Memorial
  • Monuments and Memorials Tour with Licensed DC Guide
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Live performances and Reading of the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives
  • National Independence Day Parade with boxed lunch
  • Fireworks Dinner & Dance Cruise

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Military Performance
  • Enjoy free time at The Smithsonian Folklife Festival which celebrates the power of culture, creativity, and community on the National Mall by collaborating with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals to spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange, and create participatory experiences that nurture human connection through exhibits, demonstrations, live music, dancing, and the Festival Marketplace.
  • Be sure to visit one of the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall while exploring.
  • Check-in to the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor.
  • Dinner is on own this evening prior to enjoying the music and festivities of the Marine Corps Sunset Parade -OR- or enjoy a concert with the Air Force Band at the Air Force Memorial. (Meals: None)
Day 2 - Monuments & Memorials
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the resort this morning.
  • Depart City Guide for a Monuments and Memorials Tour. See the NEW Eisenhower Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, as well as the Lincoln, Korean War, and WWII Memorials.
  • Stop by the White House for a photo opportunity before continuing your journey and visiting the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at the Pentagon City Mall Food Court.
  • Stop to pay respects at Arlington National Cemetery, America’s shrine to valor and sacrifice.
  • Mid-afternoon return to the resort to enjoy all the Gaylord Resort and National Harbor have to offer including Pose Rooftop Lounge - With excellent views from the 18th floor!! -OR- in the Belvedere Lobby Bar – a swanky, upscale cocktail lounge with a bi-level view of the atrium and river; or stroll along the National Harbor with specialty shops, restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital. (Meals: B)
Day 3 - Independence Day!
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the resort this morning.
  • Meet your City Guide and enjoy a live musical performance on the steps of the National Archives.
  • Immediately following will be a Live Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony which will also include: Greetings by the Master of Ceremonies, the Presentation of Colors by the Continental Color Guard, as well as performances of the National Anthem & the Fife and Drum Corps provided by the United States 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard.
  • Box lunches will be delivered.
  • Enjoy the National Independence Day Parade!
  • Return to the Gaylord Resort to refresh.
  • CELEBRATE! 4th of July Fireworks Dinner & Dance Cruise! (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 4 - National Harbor Free Time
  • Sleep in this morning prior to breakfast included.
  • Your morning is free to enjoy the resort amenities and the National Harbor -OR- visit the NEW Museum of the Army, the first comprehensive and truly national museum to capture, display, and interpret over 240 years of Army history through the eyes of the Soldiers, -OR- visit the Marine Corps Museum, where world-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. (Meals: B)

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