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Christmas in the Capital - 2024

Christmas in the Capital - 2024

Once the winter sets in, the nation's capital in Washington, DC is illuminated by a dazzling display of twinkling lights and holiday cheer. From the National Christmas Tree near The White House, to the holiday markets throughout the city, there's plenty to get you in the holiday spirit! You may take an optional trip to Ford's Theater for a matinee showing of A Christmas Carol.

  • Luncheon Cruise aboard the Odyssey

  • City Tour

  • One Night at Holiday Inn Capitol

  • Mt. Vernon Candlelight Holiday Tour

  • United States Botanical Gardens

  • Optional: A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre

  • 2 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking


Day 1

Today we arrive in Washington, DC to board the Jingle Bell luncheon cruise on the Odyssey. Enjoy live music, fabulous views, and a delicious brunch buffet with freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and dessert dishes. After the cruise, a step-on guide will board the bus and give us a narrated, abbreviated city tour. Upon checking-in to the Holiday Inn Capitol, you will have free time to freshen up before dinner on your own. This evening, we will visit Mt. Vernon to partake in the Candlelight Holiday Tour. It is a guided tour of George Washington's 18th century mansion, authentically decorated with natural greenery and set for a festive holiday. Also included in the tour will be caroling, free cookies, and free hot cider to enjoy around a roaring campfire.


Day 2

Following breakfast on our own, we will take a self-guided tour of the United States Botanical Gardens to see the holiday exhibit "Season's Greenings". Lunch will be included at a local restaurant, followed by an optional matinee performance of "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre. After the performance, we will depart for home.


Optional Activity

(not included in the cost of the tour - ask a reservationist for details)
Ford's Theatre Matinee Performance - A Christmas Carol ($90 per person)

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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