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Christmas in the Capital with 'A Christmas Carol'

Christmas in the Capital with 'A Christmas Carol'

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 United States Botanical Gardens, to our lodging at the Gaylord National Resort, there's plenty to get you in the holiday spirit! Enjoy ICE!, plenty of free time and "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theater on this holiday getaway!

  • Guided Tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception

  • United States Botanical Gardens

  • Lodging at Gaylord National Resort

  • ICE! Exhibit

  • Free Time at National Harbor

  • Free Time in Alexandria, VA

  • A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Requires Extended Walking


Day 1

Today we arrive in Washington, DC where we start with a guided tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception. Here we learn about the Shrine's history, architecture, and ecclesiastical art. Lunch will be on our own before our visit to the United States Botanical Gardens to see the holiday exhibit "Season's Greenings", featuring model trains, festive lights and thousands of poinsettias. We will then check-in to a destination itself, the Gaylord National Resort. Perched on the banks of the Potomac River, the resort welcomes guests to an upscale resort experience in the heart of National Harbor. As part of our overnight stay, you can ride the National Harbor Circulator bus which can take you to MGM Casino, Tanger Outlets, the National Harbor Waterfront, and more. The Capital Wheel is a local favorite. Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River for incomparable views of the harbor and the capital across the river. Discover shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, this evening is free to enjoy as you wish. Included in our overnight stay is admission into the Resort's ICE! Exhibit.

Day 2

This morning is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Free time for lunch and browsing will be in Old Town Alexandria, VA before a matinee performance of "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre. After the performance, we will depart for home.

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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