Colonial Williamsburg 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Mulled wine, ginger biscuits, gorgeous colonial holiday decor, and did I mention fireworks? Colonial Williamsburg has a lot to offer throughout the holiday season, to get you in the mood for Christmas!

December 4 – December 8, 2024
5 days / 4 nights

Trip Status: OPEN

Single Occupancy – $3,822
Double Occupancy – $3,190 

Dates: December 4-8
5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Accommodations: The Williamsburg Lodge: Autograph Collection OR similar

Group Size: 10-14 Guests

Meet your Host 

Wynndy & Connie Hart

Wynndy & Connie Hart

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

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Day 1 – Arrival and Settling In – We greet you at the Newport Airport!

Afternoon: Arrive and check into A Williamsburg White House Inn. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatizing.
Evening: Enjoy a serene dinner at the inn or explore local dining options nearby.

 

Day 2 – A Grand Christmastide Kickoff 

The day ahead promises to be filled with discovery and intrigue as they begin to unravel the rich tapestry of America’s past. The first stop is the Governor’s Palace, the grand residence of British colonial governors. Next, they’ll head to the Capitol, where echoes of legislative debates and mock court cases linger.  The exploration continues at the George Wythe House. As twilight falls, the group will gather for dinner, a delightful end to a day immersed in history.

Highlights:

  • Christmas Decorations: Enjoy a look at Colonial Williamsburg’s picturesque building exteriors and streets decked out in holiday splendor.
  • Talk of the Town Christmastide: With an 18th-century resident as your guide, walk about Williamsburg and experience the Christmastide season through their eyes.
  • Morning exploration of the Governor’s Palace, the grand residence of British colonial governors.
  • The Art-full Tree
  • The Williamsburg Christmas Market is a village-like setting reminiscent of the traditional European Christmas market, with over 30 vendors and entertainment.
  • Scrumptious dinner together.

Day 3 – Journey to Jamestown

The day begins with a delicious breakfast before setting off for Historic Jamestowne. On arrival, the group will delve into the story of the first permanent English settlement in North America. At Jamestown Settlement’s Powhatan Indian Village, English Ships, and Colonial Fort, they will step back in time to the beginnings of colonial America.  As the day winds down, we’ll head back to Williamsburg. As twilight falls, we will embark on a chilling ghost tour, hearing tales of hauntings from the colonial era. The day concludes with a delectable dinner, ending another day rich with historical insights and a touch of the supernatural.

Highlights

  • Full day exploration of Historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement.
  • Visit to the Powhatan Indian Village, English Ships, and Colonial Fort at Jamestown Settlement.
  • Delectable dinner in Merchant’s Square.
  • Exciting ghost tour back in Williamsburg revealing tales of colonial-era hauntings.

Day 4 – Williamsburg Christmas Grand Illumination

Today we will spend in Colonial Williamsburg enjoying the many Christmas events the town offers. We will have a special Grand Illumination Dinner together before witnessing the grand fireworks display over the Capital and Governer’s Palace. 

Highlights

  • Performance: Of Christmas Past A British servant, newly arrived in the colony, reflects on his life and the holiday customs, traditions, and celebrations he has left behind in the mother country.
  • Special Event: Grand Illumination: Throughout the Historic Area, Colonial Williamsburg musicians, performers, and community ensembles entertain holiday merrymakers with the pomp and pageantry of the Fifes & Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, festive song, storytelling, puppetry, the lighting of cressets, and more, culminating in two simultaneous 18th-century-style fireworks displays at the Capitol and Governor’s Palace.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner

Day 5 – November 12th: Departure

After a leisurely breakfast at the inn, the group will prepare to bid farewell to the historical charm of Williamsburg. Packed with new knowledge, memorable experiences, and the shared camaraderie of the journey, they’ll check out and embark on their journey home.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a final breakfast 
  • Morning devoted to packing and reminiscing about the journey.

Pricing

Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – moderate

2 moderate
There will be walking tours on cobblestone streets.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Arrival Date: December 4, 2024
Pick Up Times: MUST Before 3:00 PM

Departure Airport:Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Departure Date:  December 8, 2024
Drop off Times: Last Drop off 11 AM

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • This trip will have have a maximum of 6 travelers 
  • This is an intimate BB trip will have 1 Beatrice Bradley Host 
  • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.