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Christmas time is a wonderful time in our Nation’s Capital! Festive decorations are everywhere, holiday lighting adorning the streets & towering, brightly lit Christmas trees. 

 

 Tour Feature 

Five nights stay at the incredible, world reknowned Gaylord National Resort Hotel at National Harbor! This stunning 300-acre development is within steps of the historic Potomac River. The resort is adorned for the Christmas Season in spectacular fashion and features Gaylord’s National ICE! Visitors step inside a winter wonderland created exclusively for this resort. This attraction is fully interactive, allowing guests to roam inside, around and on top of holiday scenes. 

 

Day 1 – Home to Washington D.C. 

We begin our Christmas journey by flying to Reagan National Airport, arriving early afternoon. Enjoy leisure time to explore this amazing and festively decorated resort before we gather for a welcome dinner. Tonight we will don special coats and walk through Gaylord’s signature ICE! show, where a special holiday story comes to life in the form of two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures! 

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner 

Hotel: Gaylord National Resort Hotel (5 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Washington D.C. 

This morning our group enjoys breakfast at Gaylord before a local, step-on guide joins us for an informative tour of Washington D.C. We will visit the Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, WWII, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Iwo Jima Memorials. We will stop at the restored Union Station for lunch on your own. This afternoon we will head to the incredible Smithsonian Museums for a few hours of exploring. A special dinner is planned at the famous and historic Old Ebbitt Grill, which was established in 1856 & has been a popular meeting place throughout the years for presidents, celebrities, and others! Tonight we’ll enjoy an illuminated tour of Capitol Mall, Memorials, White House and the Capitol. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Washington D.C. 

After breakfast, we depart for the brand-new Museum of the Bible. This unique museum tells the story of the Bible and was actually founded in 2009 and opened to the public in November 2017. The museum is eight floors with amazing features: from the 40 ft. tall bronze doors at the entrance, to a roof-top garden, to one of the largest assemblies of Biblical artifacts. We explore the history and impact of the Bible through amazing technology. After grabbing a bite of lunch at the museum, we will tour the Ford Theatre Museum, followed by “A Christmas Story” production. We will also visit the Peterson House and hear all about that fateful night President Lincoln was at the Ford Theatre. Dinner and the evening are on your own at the resort. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 4 – Washington D.C. 

Following breakfast, our morning begins with a visit to George & Martha Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate on the Potomac River for “Christmas at Mt. Vernon.” Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. Christmas at Mt. Vernon has been named as one of the “12 Top Places to Catch the Holiday Spirit.” We will enjoy holiday themed decorations (including 12 Christmas trees), a gingerbread replica of the Mansion, chocolate making demos and a tour of the Mansion. Then lunch is included at the Mt. Vernon Inn. This afternoon we will take you to Old Town Alexandria where you can shop for Christmas presents! Then we will have time to relax and enjoy our resort, including having dinner on our own, before we depart for the US Botanical Gardens. Their Christmas decorations, lights, trees, poinsettias, fantastic model toy train displays, and live music entertainment will really get us into the Christmas spirit! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 5 – Washington D.C. 

Again enjoy breakfast at the resort before another memorable day begins! First we visit Arlington National Cemetery and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See where President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest with the Eternal Flame marking his gravesite. This cemetery will be one of the most impressive sites you will ever see. Then we set sail with elegance aboard the Odyssey for a luncheon cruise on the Potomac River, complete with stunning views of DC’s monuments! There will be time to relax and enjoy the Gaylord this afternoon and have dinner on your own. A special production at the Kennedy Center is planned for our final evening in Washington DC! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 6 – Washington D.C. 

Enjoy one last breakfast in this remarkable setting before we head to the airport to catch our flight home. What grand memories we have of Washington DC’s Christmas on the Potomac! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,999
Single: $3,449
Triple: $2,859
Quad: $2,789

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $200
Single: $235

Travel Bucks

$40 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate to Extensive Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 9 Meals, and activities & events as stated in brochure.



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 53°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
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Minneapolis, Mn
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Washington DC’s Christmas on the Potomac
Flyaway Departure Date:
12/02/2019
Flyaway Return Date:
12/07/2019

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Tour Highlights

Atrium View Rooms at the Gaylord National!!
Expert Guided Tour of Washington DC
Illuminated Night Tour
White House & Capitol Trees
Arlington National Cemetery
Smithsonian Visits
ICE! Show at Gaylord National
Union Station adorned for Christmas
Dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill
George & Martha Washington Christmas at Mt. Vernon
The Museum of the Bible
Ford Theatre
Potomac River Lunch Cruise
Old Town Alexandria
US Botanical Garden
Special Production at Kennedy Center



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
35°
Minneapolis, Mn
58°
Washington DC’s Christmas on the Potomac
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 53°
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