Four days of beautiful and exciting travel as you learn about the world of Marjorie Merriweather Post in her lavish home filled with Russian imperial treasures, visit the great estate of Jefferson’s Monticello and for two days enjoy the comfort and splendor of the Greenbrier Hotel dressed for Christmas. It’s all very beautiful and filled with interesting history.
THE GREENBRIER HOTEL & CASINO
December 13 - 16, 2022
4 days / 3 nights
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Travel to Washington, DC to enjoy the magnificent home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Postum Cereal fortune! Her estate, Hillwood, is dressed to the nines from Faberge eggs to French decorative arts! Her Russian collection, including some 90 Faberge works, is considered the most comprehensive assemblage of 18th and 19th century Russian imperial art outside of Russia. Your docent will acquaint you with tapestries from the famed Gobelins factory and a room devoted to pieces from France’s famed Sevres porcelain. Lunch included at Hillwood. After your lunch and tour, continue to Charlottesville, VA for overnight. Meals: L,D
HILTON GARDEN INN
Day 2 - MONTICELLO/GREENBRIER
Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson , 3rd president of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26. It is situated on the summit of an 850-foot high peak in the Southwest Mountains and it has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour, an independent lunch and some time in the lovely gift shop before we continue to the elegant Greenbrier Hotel lavishly decorated for Christmas, arriving in time for afternoon tea. Meals at the Greenbrier include two breakfasts and two dinners – gentlemen, jacket and tie are not required at dinner this year. Meals: B,D
Day 3 - GREENBRIER HOTEL
There is a corridor of upscale shops including The Greenbrier Candy Maker where you can indulge yourself as you watch candy being made! The hotel grounds are lovely for a walk and you can use the indoor swimming pool. Enjoy a guided tour of the underground bunker built beneath the hotel in top secret during the Cold War! You will be amazed at all it contains and secrets you will learn. If you have stayed at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, you will notice many similarities in the décor of the hotels. Why? Barbara will tell you why. Meals: B, D
Day 4 - GREENBRIER HOTEL/HOME
Another delicious breakfast before we depart for home stopping enroute at the Bavarian Inn for lunch. Arrival in Newark and Wilmington in the late afternoon followed by Independence. Meals: B,L
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington * accommodations for 3 nights based on double occupancy * guided tours of the homes of Marjorie Merriweather Post and Thomas Jefferson * use of the indoor, heated swimming pool at the Greenbrier Hotel * meals include breakfast daily at hotels, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners * afternoon tea at the Greenbrier Hotel * hotel taxes * taxes and gratuities for included meals * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours.
Not included: alcoholic beverages, hotel maid gratuity, Bunker tour and driver gratuity.
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due October 1, 2022. Deposits are refundable until September 30, 2022.
Cancellations: After final payment date there are no refunds.
Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended. Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc., d/b/a/ 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for motorcoach company and all suppliers in arranging this tour. 4 Seasons Tours is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.