Our morning departure takes us to Washington, D.C. to explore the Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion and for activities at their annual Russian Winter Festival followed by an overnight in Winchester, VA. In White Sulphur Springs, enjoy two nights at the Greenbrier Resort Hotel and Spa lavishly decorated for the Christmas season. Indulge yourself at one of the most famous resort hotels in America. Enjoy afternoon tea, evening cinema and the new upscale Casino Club. Meals include 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners in the Main Dining Room. There is a corridor of upscale shops including The Greenbrier Candy Maker where you can indulge yourself as you watch candy being made! The grounds of the hotel are lovely for a walk and you have use of the indoor swimming pool. An optional guided tour of the underground bunker built beneath the hotel in top secret during the Cold War. It was designed to accommodate both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives in the event of a national emergency. You will be amazed at all it contains and secrets you will learn.
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/WASH., D.C.
Morning departure takes you to Washington, D. C. to lovely HiIlwood, a Georgian Colonial estate, once the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, filled with her large decorative arts collection, including Faberge eggs, French and other Russian decorative arts. Enjoy the Winter Festival. Continue to Winchester, VA for dinner and overnight. Did you know that the beautiful actress, Dina Merrill, was the daughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post? Meals:L,D
GEORGE WASHINGTON HOTEL
Day 2 - GREENBRIER HOTEL
Following breakfast, Brian Daly, a local historian will join us for an informative talk about historic events, including the Civil War, in and around Winchester, VA located in the Shenandoah Valley before we depart for the Greenbrier Hotel with an independent lunch enroute. Arrive in the mid-afternoon in time for afternoon tea. Delicious cuisine awaits you at dinner in the main dining room this evening with choice of menu (gentlemen, a jacket and tie are required both evenings) and then perhaps a game of chance in the new and elegant Casino Club, open only to hotel residents. Meals:B,D
Day 3 - GREENBRIER ACTIVITIES
Awake knowing you are going to have a delicious breakfast. Join the hotel or grounds tour this morning. Wander through the lovely shops and enjoy talking with your friends. After an independent lunch, join the 90-minute optional bunker tour designed to accommodate both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives members in the event of a national emergency in WW II. You will be amazed at all it contains and the secrets you will learn. Bunker tour must be booked when you make your deposit.
Day 4 - GREENBRIER/HOME
Another delicious breakfast before we depart about 9:00 AM, stopping enroute for lunch at the Old Anvil Inn, Harpers Ferry. Arrival in the late afternoon. Meals:B,L
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington * accommodations for 3 nights at deluxe hotels based on double occupancy * independent touring and Festival activities at the Hillwood Estate * historical talk at the George Washington Hotel * use of indoor, heated swimming pool at the Greenbrier Hotel * meals include breakfast daily at hotels, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners * afternoon tea * hotel taxes * taxes and gratuities for included meals * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours.
Not included: alcoholic beverages, hotel maids and driver gratuity.
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due October 10, 2019. Deposits are refundable until October 10, 2019.
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 suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and all services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense caused by delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or for any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
THE GREENBRIER HOTEL & CASINO
December 15 - 18, 2019
4 days / 3 nights