4-Day Williamsburg / Greenbrier
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the holiday season in Colonial Williamsburg as we depart Knoxville traveling through upper East Tennessee. We will stop for lunch at Salem, Virginia before continuing to Williamsburg, Virginia for a two night stay.
Today, we step back into the 18th-century as we tour the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg consisting of more than 500 restored and reconstructed homes, shops, taverns and government buildings, all dressed in the traditional holiday decorations of the period. Hundreds of costumed townspeople recreate the daily life of this gracious city. A Holiday Dinner is included this evening. Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination celebrates the winter holidays. Musical performanceson multiple stages and fireworks launched from three locations usherin the season with a bang. On Sunday the Grand Illumination begins with the roar of a cannon to signal the occupants to illuminate their windows by lighting hundreds of candles throughout the village. Many activities are scheduled during the Grand Illumination and we will be a part of the happy crowd sharing in the celebration. The “simple fresh greenery” has evolved into elaborate decorations that are hand-made from fresh fruits, vegetables, and evergreens adorning doors, windows, fences, lamp posts, and transoms. The month of December is full offine food, music, laughter, and a true sense of magic. It may not be theway the holiday was celebrated in colonial America, but the Christmas season in Williamsburg has evolved into a tradition recognized all across America.
We depart Williamsburg this morning traveling to the world famous Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Green- brier has a natural beauty no other resort can match. There are formalgardens, refreshing streams, rolling hills and the magnificent pricelesspaintings and art treasures you would expect to see in a museum. There is no better place to enjoy the Christmas season than at the Greenbrier. The lobbies sparkle with holiday magic—miles of garland, greenery, poinsettias and decorated trees, so grand that they almost touch theceiling. Relax in front of the lobby fireplace and revel in the sounds ofcarolers singing your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy afternoon tea and a concert. In the evening you will enjoy a delightful dinner. You may want to enjoy a carriage ride around the grounds to see the trees and lights. In the morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast with time to relax and enjoy the many facilities available at the Greenbrier.
This morning we will tour the Bunkers before departing the Greenbrier. We depart the Greenbrier by mid-morning for our return trip to Knoxville ending our delightful tour to Williamsburg for the Grand Illumination and to the Greenbrier Resort.