A Gaylord Christmas – DC Christmas Markets and Enchant!

Lounge in luxury at the Gaylord Resort National Harbor and visit the Nation's Capital during the Holiday Season. Stroll the historic streets of our Nation's Capital during the Annual Downtown Holiday Market. Voted #3 in Travel Mag's 'Top 20 Christmas Markets in the United States', this festive shopping village magically appears right in the heart of downtown Washington, DC with more than 180 regional artisans featuring hundreds of diverse gift items, ethnically produced goods, seasonal entertainment, plus great regional snacks, and holiday treats. Guests are sure to find something special for everyone on their list! Enjoy holiday glitter at "Enchant", the world's largest Christmas Light Maze & Market; visit "Christmas On The Potomac" at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, and so merry much more!

Available December 6-9, 2023.

4 Days /3 Nights

Group size

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 3 nights’ accommodation; 3 breakfasts; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Gratuity for guide is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • Luxurious Gaylord National Resort
  • Complementary Welcome Cocktail
  • "Christmas On The Potomac" from the Gaylord National Resort
  • ICE!
  • Included Ride on The Capital Wheel
  • US Botanic Gardens Poinsettia Show
  • D.C. Downtown Holiday Market
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • National Christmas Tree & Pathway of Peace
  • Hillwood Estate's Christmas
  • A Mount Vernon Christmas
  • Enchant! The World's Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market

Sample Itinerary:
  • Arrive at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for Christmas on the Potomac.
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail voucher complete with a side of Holiday Cheer!
  • Take a ride on the iconic Capital Wheel!
  • Enjoy nightly Indoor Snowfall and a Sights and Sounds of the Season Show presented by the Gaylord.
  • Enjoy dinner on own and the National Harbor Christmas Tree and Holiday Decorations! (Meals: None)
  • Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
  • Discover Christmas at Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens. The mansion of former cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post, features one of the most comprehensive collections of 18th and 19th century Russian imperial art outside of Russia.
  • There's even more holiday glitter at Enchant, The Great Search; the world’s largest Christmas light Maze & Market, located at the elaborately decorated Nationals Park and featuring a luminescent land of larger-than-life sculptures as snow gently falls around you.
  • Enjoy dinner on own while exploring the winter wonderland of Enchant.
  • Return to the hotel for free time to enjoy the Gaylord National & the National Harbor. (Meals: B)
  • Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
  • Visit the United States Botanic Gardens and see the annual Poinsettias Display.
  • Shop to your heart's content at the Downtown Holiday Market, a festive shopping “village” in the heart of DC, featuring over 150 regional artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at the Marketplace.
  • Explore the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Visit the awe inspiring Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Stop at the Pathway to Peace to see the National Christmas Tree and depart on a driving tour to see the illuminated monuments of D.C.
  • Return to the Gaylord National for free time & dinner on own and to enjoy more of the Gaylord Resort and the National Harbor. (Meals: B)
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out.
  • Travel to George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a Mount Vernon Christmas! Tour the mansion decorated for the holidays to hear stories of Christmases past and other 18th-century demonstrations.
  • Enjoy lunch on own, and have some free time in Old Town Alexandria, and explore the unique shops and boutiques, beautifully decorated for the season.
  • Visit the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, a memorial and museum, an active Masonic temple, a research library, a cultural place, a community and performing arts center, and an important regional landmark!
  • See Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home.
  • Stop at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. A naval munitions factory that was converted into an art center, home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artists studios in the U.S.
  • Depart for home. (Meals: B)

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.

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