New Year’s Eve Gala 2021 at the Gaylord National Harbor

Washington, DC | National Harbor
The exclusive partnership of MARS & Companies and the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor has created an VIP 2021 New Year's Gala featuring the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor and the Odyssey New Year's Celebration Cruise complete with champagne toast at midnight and a premium open bar.
Bid a fond farewell to 2021 and ring in the new year in luxury and style with the exclusive MARS New Year's Gala tour package. This is the ultimate way to celebrate and savor the first wonderful moments of a fresh new year. Raise your glass for 2022! Cheers!

4 Days /3 Nights

Group size
Min. 35


From $969.00
Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 3 nights’ accommodation; 3 breakfasts; 2 dinners; New Year's Eve Odyssey Cruise; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included unless otherwise requested.
New Year's Eve Gala featuring the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor and the Odyssey New Year's Celebration Cruise.  Bid a fond farewell to 2021 and ring in the new year in luxury and style with the exclusive MARS New Year’s Eve Gala featuring the inimitable Gaylord Resort at National Harbor and a New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard the Odyssey Cruise Ship complete with champagne toast and a premium open bar.
This is the ultimate way to celebrate and savor the first wonderful moments of a fresh new year. Raise your glass for 2022!
  • Accommodations at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor
  • New Year's Eve Celebration Cruise onboard the Odyssey
  • The Mansion on O Street (O Street Museum) with Happy Hour and specialty cocktail
  • Guided City Touring
  • The Anderson House
  • The new Planet Word Museum
  • The new Eisenhower Memorial
  • Enchant: The Great Search; the world's largest Christmas Light Maze & Market at Nationals Park
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • Ride on the Capital Wheel at National Harbor overlooking the Potomac River
  • The Smithsonian Institute Museums on the National Mall

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - December 29, 2021 ~ The Gaylord Resort at National Harbor
  • Arrive and check-in to the luxurious Gaylord Resort at National Harbor. Your accommodation includes a cocktail voucher for use at either Pose Rooftop Lounge featuring exceptional views from the 18th floor, or in the Belvedere Lobby Bar, a swanky, upscale cocktail lounge with a bi-level atrium view and overlooking the Potomac River. The resort will also provide baggage handling, two bottles of water daily, and shuttle transport to the MGM Resort and Casino as well as Tanger Outlets. Still decorated as a winter wonderland, guests at the Gaylord Resort will be able to take advantage of the continuing Holiday Happenings such as: a nightly Indoor Snowfall and their Sights and Sounds of the Season Laser Show.
  • Enjoy dinner on own and free time to shop and explore along the National Harbor waterfront.
  • Be sure to save time for an included ride on the iconic Capital Wheel with amazing views of the District and the Potomac River!
  • Retire to your hotel room at your leisure this evening. (Meals: None)

Day 2 - December 30, 2021 ~ Planet Word, Mansion on O Happy Hour, & Enchant!
  • Leisurely breakfast at your resort this morning.
  • Depart on a Guided DC Tour.
  • Stop by the new Eisenhower Memorial. Designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the memorial encapsulates Eisenhower’s legacy in a four-acre urban park at the base of Capitol Hill and features a one-of-a-kind stainless steel tapestry depicting beaches of D-Day, heroic-sized bronze sculptures, and stone bas reliefs.
  • Explore the new Planet Word Museum, dedicated to inspiring a love of words and language, an essential aspect of our lives. The strength of our democracy depends upon having a literate population capable of understanding today’s complex issues. Witness the power, fun, and beauty of words through unique, immersive, even magical experiences, and discover the richness of the world's languages and how words shape our lives, our decisions, and our relationships.
  • Enjoy lunch on own with a bounty of options to choose from at Pentagon City Mall.
  • Visit the Anderson House, a truly hidden gem in Washington, DC.  The Anderson House was the winter residence of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat to Japan, and his wife, Isabel Weld Perkins, an author and Red Cross volunteer. Architects Arthur Little and Herbert Browne of Boston designed Anderson House in the Beaux-Arts, or Academic Classical, style at a cost of over $750,000 in 1905 when construction was complete. The Andersons used the house to entertain the social and political elite of America and abroad, as well as to showcase their collection of fine and decorative art and historic artifacts the couple acquired in their extensive travels.
  • Celebrate with Happy Hour and a specialty cocktail at the Mansion on O Street, an architectural wonder featuring over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors.
  • Dinner is included at the massively popular Tony and Joe’s Seafood Restaurant on the waterfront in Georgetown.
  • Discover your inner child with over-the-top 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.
  • Return to the Gaylord Resort for the night. (Meals: B, D)

Day 3 - December 31, 2021 ~ New Year's Eve!
  • Leisurely breakfast at your resort this morning.
  • Travel to George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a Mount Vernon Christmas! Tour the mansion, decorated for the holidays and hear stories of Christmases past.
  • Depart for lunch on own and free time to explore along the cobblestone streets of historic Old Town Alexandria, still decorated in all its holiday splendor. Visit the boutique shops lining the streets, dine in the unique restaurants, and admire the beautiful Georgian architecture at Christ Church, dating back to 1773.
  • Stop by the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a historic naval munitions factory converted into an art center and home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artists studios in the U.S.
  • Return to the Gaylord Resort to rest and freshen up for this evening’s festivities.
  • Tonight is New Year’s Eve, and what better place to say your “goodbyes” to 2021 than on your Premium New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Cruise sailing down the Potomac River! You’ll have unobstructed views of the Nation’s Capital, onboard the Odyssey Cruise Ship, a one-level, climate-controlled, fully glass-enclosed vessel, elegantly sailing under the low bridges of DC for up close views of the monuments and memorials, brilliantly lit up in the evening. Enjoy fine dining, dancing to Live music, and a full, premium open bar for this exclusive event. Countdown to midnight and ring in the New Year with elegance and style!
  • Dock, disembark, and return to the Gaylord Resort for the night. (Meals: B, D)
  Day 4 - January 1, 2022 ~ New Year's Day!
  • Leisurely breakfast at your resort this morning before checking out.
  • Spend free time exploring and discovering along the National Mall at one of the Smithsonian Museums.
  • Lunch on own while visiting the museum.
  • Depart for home to begin a fabulous new year! (Meals: B)
May every day of this new year be filled with happiness, success, and prosperity for you - Happy New Year! Cheers to 2022! 
Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, 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.

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