Now in its fifth season, Busch Gardens' Christmas Town™ is becoming a yuletide tradition for guests whose families are growing up along with the annual celebration. With six million lights, three heart-warming shows and a variety of holiday dining options, Busch Gardens® has crafted a recipe for Christmas fun as heart-warming as its peppermint fudge hot chocolate. The lights of Christmas Town turn on November 22 and twinkle select days through December 31. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk. For more information, including operating schedule, visit www.christmastown.com/va.
Step right into the 18th century and see how the people of that time grew their gardens, raised their animals, decorated their houses, printed their books and newspapers and punished their criminals. You can see authentic architecture, hear authentic music, and eat authentic food. And that's just Colonial Williamsburg, a 173-acre park containing more than 500 restored and reconstructed buildings. Located 3 miles from the lodge. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
"Ghosts of Williamsburg" Candlelight Tour
An entertaining blend of local folklore, ghost stories, historical information and trivia, this candlelit walking tour of Williamsburg's Historic Area will entertain and intrigue young and old. Approximately 1 1/2 hour walking tour. 24-Hour advance reservations needed. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
Go Karts Plus
Williamsburg Virginia's premier family entertainment center featuring go-kart tracks, miniature golf, bumper boats, kiddieland and more! Just 10 minutes from the Lodge. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, monuments and battlefields and learn more about the brave citizens and soldiers who took a stand here. Shop in specialty stores, play on the riverfront, and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants on the York River and up the hill in the village
Visitors are immersed in the world of America's First permanent English Colony Replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Located 5 miles from the lodge. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
Ultimate entertainment for the entire family - approximately 400 acres of non-stop family fun! Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Your year-round destination for the strange, unusual and bizarre! Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
This mile-long pedestrian walkway on the York River links Yorktown Battlefield and Yorktown Victory Center. Specialty shops offer jewelry, clothing, quilts, patriotic items, home decor, and more. Take time to play on the beach. Savor waterfront dining in unique restaurants. Listen and dance to a variety of music in a performance venue right on the river.
Sail into history aboard Yorktown's 105' tall ship. Three sails daily from Riverwalk Landing pier. (May-Oct) . Tickets available at the Concierge Desk.
Virginia Air and Space Center
Features dozens of hands-on air and space exhibits, a premier interactive aviation gallery that spans 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, unique space flight artifacts and more! Your imagination will soar as you launch a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, become an air traffic controller, fly an airplane, and climb aboard a WWII bomber! Come face to face with the Apollo 12 Command Module that went to the moon, a Mars meteorite, a DC-9 passenger jet, a replica 1903 Wright Flyer and more! Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
Williamsburg Area Golf Courses
Tee Times for these courses can be booked at the Concierge Desk. For Rate information please call 757-229-9700 ext 794.
Includes 55 acres of vineyards that have produced a variety of outstanding wines. Produces more than 70,000 cases annually of acclaimed vintage varieties, proprietary blends and specialty wines. Located about 10 miles from the Lodge. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
Yorktown Victory Center
The American Revolution era is chronicled in gallery exhibits and a living-history Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm. Gift Shop. Tickets can be purchased at Concierge Desk.
OLETA Tour and Travel
Everyone knows that the Christmas Holiday Season is the time for lights, lights and more lights. Join Oleta Tours for a trip to see Hampton Roads at its best as we see over a million lights displayed!
The coach will board passengers at various resorts and transport to Newport News’s Celebration in Lights which is a two-mile drive thru a park. Next we will visit Norfolk’s Botanical Gardens featuring Garden of Lights. From there we will stop at Dunkin Donuts for Donuts and Coffee or Hot Chocolate (time pending). We will then proceed to our final stop in Virginia Beach where McDonalds sponsors the Holiday Lights at the Boardwalk.
Holiday music and/or videos will be shown on the coach for the road trip to/from the lights. Passengers will return to their hotels or resorts with a new found look at what Christmas Lighting is supposed to be.
Ask your concierge to sign you up today.Tour nights available are Sunday, Tuesday & Saturday. Departure from Great Wolf Lodge 4:45pm and returning around 10:30pm (depending on traffic). Private tours are available in our SUV for parties of 4-6 people.
**We recommend dressing warmly**
$35/person Adult or Child
Oleta Tour & Travel, Inc.
Williamsburg, Virginia * 757-253-1008
OLETA’S Historic Triangle Tour
Our Most Popular Tour!
Includes an exclusive visit to the “Glebe” (site of the first land cleared by Jamestown settlers), admission to Jamestown Settlement, lunch at the Old Chickahominy House (inclusive), scenic tour down the Colonial Parkway and admission to the Yorktown Victory Center with cannon-firing demonstration. Price includes all admission tickets, transportation by deluxe motor coach and lunch at the Old Chickahominy House. Tour departs at 8:30am & ends at 5pm. (Tour runs Tuesdays)
OLETA’S Washington, D.C. Tour
An inspiring tour of the nation’s capital. Travel by custom coach to witness some of our land’s greatest sites.
Included are trips to the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, and FDR Memorials as well as a drive by the Jefferson Memorial. Free time is allotted for exploration of your choice of museums on the Smithsonian Mall area. Plus you’ll visit Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll view the Changing of the Guard, JFK’s eternal flame & gravesite, and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Tour departs at 6:45 am and ends at approx. 9:00 pm. (Tour runs Thursdays)
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