GAYLORD NATIONAL'S CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC
3 Days – 2 Nights
Two Nights’ Accommodations, Baggage Service, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, all admissions and Guide Service as stated in the itinerary, including taxes and gratuity to step-on guide.
Package Price per Person: Single $823.00 | Double $665.00 | Triple $613.00 | Quad $587.00
Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:00 AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 7:30 AM
Day One, Thursday, December 19, 2019
Arrive into Washington, D.C. and visit the NEW Museum of the Bible. Tour this amazing new state-of-the-art facility and discover one of the World’s largest private collections of biblical objects and artifacts, which conveys the global impact and compelling history of the Bible in a unique and powerful way.
Next, enjoy a visit to the Washington National Cathedral, a national treasure
Check into the Gaylord National Resort for Christmas on the Potomac with sweeping views of the River. Enjoy the region’s most beautiful Christmas decorations with 1,000’s of twinkling lights and a 55-foot tall Starlight Christmas tree suspended over the indoor garden atrium, to Sights & Sounds of the Season Laser Show and Nightly Indoor Snowfall. Enjoy free time to shop Tanger Outlets or visit MGM Resort and Casino. Enjoy Unlimited visits to ICE! Marvel at Washington, D.C.’s iconic skyline from the Capital Wheel soaring 180 feet above the Potomac River in your climate-controlled gondola and marvel at truly breathtaking views.
Dinner on own at any of the many restaurants located at the National Harbor!
Day Two, Friday, December 20, 2019
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before we depart with GUIDE for Mount Vernon Christmas, the estate of George Washington, America’s most visited historic house, overlooking the Potomac River. Mount Vernon is both George Washington’s home and final resting-place. This Southern Plantation details the life of the “Father of Our Country” while providing fascinating insights into Colonial times.
Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping on own in Old Town Alexandria. A beautifully preserved historic district on the Potomac River, a place George Washington called home. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attracts everyone with some of the best restaurants and historic attractions.
Later this afternoon we regroup and visit Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria, a beautiful example of Georgian church architecture, dating from 1773. Silver plaques mark the pews of George Washington.
Arrive at the United States Botanic Garden, one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. See the Poinsettias displayed for the season.
Enjoy a relaxing Dinner after a day of touring! Then, a Holiday Tradition at the Ford’s Theatre, A Christmas Carol…. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. This music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic
Stop by Ellipse Park across from the White House. 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. Return to hotel for the evening. Meal: B, D.
Day Three, Saturday, December 21, 2019
Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning at your hotel, enjoying the festivities and holiday cheer! Last minute shopping for those back home on your Christmas List at the National Harbor or Tanger Outlets.
Welcome to the Arlington National Cemetery, just outside our nation’s Capital. One of the largest national cemeteries in the United States to view every veteran’s grave with a wreath. These wreaths symbolize a commitment to Remember and Honor our nation’s veterans through the laying of wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. This is made possible each Christmas from a small town in Columbia Falls, Maine – a place where “Wreaths Across America” is located.
Enjoy lunch on own before departing for home from this wonderful holiday journey! Meals: B.
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