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National Capital Region: Land of The Free

National Capital Region: Land of The Free

Experience the grandeur of the National Capital Region with a stay at Gaylord Resort in 2024! Explore iconic landmarks, cultural attractions, and enjoy luxurious accommodations.

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National Capital Region: Land of The Free

National Harbor, MD

Trip Duration: 2 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 2 lunches

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes



Trip Highlights:


Mt. Vernon Estate

Mount Vernon is the historic home of America's first president, George Washington. Your grounds pass provides access to the historic area, outbuildings, gardens, farm and more.


Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Enjoy a sit down lunch included at The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant which is located on the grounds of George Washington's estate.

Choices for lunch include: 

  • Colonial Turkey Pye (white-meat turkey stew served with mixed vegetables)

  • BBQ Pork Sandwich (topped with tobacco onion straws on a brioche bun; served with homemade BBQ sauce)

  • GF option is BBQ Pork but without a bun

  • Veggie Lasagna (multiple layers of fresh garden vegetables, cheese, and herbs)


Museum of the Army

The museum celebrates over 245 years of Army history and honors our nation's soldiers - past, present and future - the regular Army, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.


Gadsby's Tavern

Gadsby's Tavern was originally built in 1792 as the City Hotel and has been preserved and restored to its late 18th century appearance. Today, the restaurant faithfully replicates the food, serving pieces, furnishings, costumes and entertainment of the period. Those who visit Gadsby's Tavern today enjoy an atmosphere that has been host to patriots, high society and presidents, including George Washington.


Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Take a moment to journey back to the 18th-century tavern and hotel where famous historical figures and everyday people dined and slept. Learn about the history, architecture, decorative arts, social customs, food, and clothing of a past era. George Washington enjoyed the hospitality provided by tavern keepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the Marquis de Lafayette.


Tanger Outlets

Brand-name stores include Pandora, Samsonite, Gap Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, UGG, Nike Factory Store, Columbia, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J. Crew Factory Store, and many more. National Harbor outlets provide the best deals, all with the benefit of the awesome waterfront nearby!


National Harbor

National Harbor is not so much a destination as it is an experience - with a never-ending variety of things to do. Immerse yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of this unique waterfront wonderland. From fresh artisan cheese to cinema al fresco to family-friendly fun, National Harbor is your place to play. It's right on the water... yet a world away. With all the things to do at National Harbor, you'll be coming back for more fun in no time.



Need to Know:


Room key distribution time varies at the Gaylord National Resort, and can be as late as 4:30pm. Make sure you have all medication or any other items you may need with you. Bags larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohbited at Mount Vernon Estate. All bags are subject to be searched. Ferris Wheel ride is not included in the tour. Breakfast is on own and is not included.




Gadsby's Tavern Museum - Tour involves 2 ascending/descending staircases. There is no elevator available.


Mount Vernon Estate- For accessibility information, please visit: The first floor of the Mansion is accessible, however the historic area has many areas with uneven terrain and steep inclines. Standard, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available free of charge inside the Ford Orientation Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Electric scooters are not available.


Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Day 1:

Travel to Mount Vernon, VA
Lunch included at Mt. Vernon Inn
Visit and Tour Mt Vernon Estate
Travel to National Harbor, MD
Check in for one overnight at Gaylord National Resort
Rest of afternoon/evening on own
Dinner on own
(shuttle service available from Gaylord National to MGM Casino and Tanger Outlets)

Day 2:

Breakfast on own
Check out
Travel to Fort Belvoir
Admission to Museum of the Army
Travel to Alexandria, VA
Lunch included at Gadsby's Tavern
Admission and guided tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Travel home

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change

Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD


This spectacular waterfront resort, with a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River, is steps from National Harbor's premier entertainment and shopping district. The hotel features an indoor pool and Fitness Room. There are several dining options within the Resort including Pienza Marketplace, Old Hickory Steakhouse, National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill, The Cocoa Bean, and Belvedere Lobby Bar. Guestrooms include hairdryer, coffee maker, iron/board, and mini-refrigerator. The hotel offers shuttle service between Gaylord, MGM and Tanger Outlets every 30 minutes (may vary).



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

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address Approximate Times
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Chester, PA (MAIN/HUB) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN/HUB)
777 Harrah's Blvd Chester, PA
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN)
800 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, NJ

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