Holidays on the Harbors – A Capital Christmas From The Gaylord Resort at National Harbor


-PREMIUM LUXURY OFFER- Spend the Holidays on the Harbors! Visit Christmas Markets, take part in a Russian Christmas, visit the German Christmas Village, & much more!

4 Days /3 Nights

Group size

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 3 nights’ accommodation; 3 breakfasts; 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.
  • Gaylord Resort at National Harbor
  • D.C. Christmas Market
  • Hillwood Estate "A Russian Christmas"
  • The National Christmas Tree
  • Illuminated Monument Tour
  • Winter Festival of Lights
  • Mount Vernon Christmas
  • The German Christmas Village

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - A Christmas Market and Christmas on the Potomac
  • Arrive to D.C. for a Holiday Kick Off Tour! Visit the D.C. Downtown Holiday Market. Featuring more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethically-produced goods, the market brings a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of downtown DC, including lively seasonal entertainment, plus great snacks and festive treats. Hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day.
  • Enjoy lunch on own while in The Penn Quarter Neighborhood which is chock full of eateries, shops, and the Museum of American Portrait Gallery. Admission is free to stop in and see the Hall of Portraits filled with official portraits of our Presidents.
  • Later check into the Gaylord National for Christmas on the Potomac! Each guest will receive a wrist band good for unlimited access to ICE, a ride on the Capital Wheel, and a voucher for a complimentary cocktail.
  • Enjoy dinner on own & free time to explore the resorts festivities. (Meals: None)
Day 2 - A Russian Christmas & A Festival of Lights
  • A bountiful breakfast buffet is included at your leisure. Your morning is free to enjoy the resort and the shops & restaurants of the National Harbor & MGM Casino.
  • Later depart with GUIDE on a Holiday Tour of the Nation’s Capital. Tour the National Cathedral and visit a Hillwood Russian Christmas! The mansion is the former home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and features one of the most comprehensive collections of eighteenth and nineteenth- century Russian Imperial Art outside of Russia. The greenhouse and formal gardens are set among 25 acres of wooded hillsides. Enjoy the magical seasonal decorations!
  • Depart for The Pathway of Peace, to see The National Christmas Tree, a large evergreen tree located in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House. Each year since 1923, the tree has been decorated as a Christmas tree and every early December. Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has made formal remarks during the tree lighting ceremony. The event has marked the start of month-long festivities known as the Pageant of Peace. Smaller trees representing the U.S. states, District of Columbia, and the five territories around the National Christmas Tree are referred to as the Pathway to Peace.
  • Enjoy dinner included at a local favorite then depart for an Illuminated Monument Tour. Finish the night off with Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park. (Meals: B, D)
Day 3 - A Mount Vernon Christmas & ENCHANT
  • Enjoy a bountiful breakfast prior to departure.
  • Experience a Mount Vernon Christmas. Tour the beautifully decorated Mansion & grounds and discover what the Washington’s, enslaved people, and hired workers ate during the Christmas season and learn how it was grown, preserved, prepared, and served. Watch 18th-century demonstrations and hear stories of Christmases past from costumed characters roaming the grounds.
  • Lunch on own while visiting and prior to departing for ENCHANT! A Light Maze and Market at Nationals Stadium. Wind your way through a luminescent land of beautiful arches, larger-than-life sculptures and decadent delights. Whether naughty or nice, you’ll find something for everyone on your list with over 40 local artisans and international favorites in the Market.
  • Dinner is on own while visiting or wait until back at the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor.
  • Check into the luxurious Renaissance Harborplace Hotel! Enjoy a Managers Welcome Signature Cocktail prior to shopping at the Inner Harbor. The hotel is connected by Skywalk to the Inner Harbor. (Meals: B)
Day 4 - The German Christmas Village & Departure
  • Leisurely breakfast via coupon in the Renaissance Main Restaurant.
  • Visit the German Christmas Village at the Inner Harbor and shop for those hard to find options! Enjoy shopping & lunch on own in Baltimore before departure. (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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