America, The Beginning Tour

DC Guided Tour / America, The Beginning Tour

Departure: 8:00 am

Starting Point: Smithsonian Metro Stop on 12th Street & Independence Ave.


adults $399.99

children (3 to 11) $379.99

Free for Children under 3

This tour will return to the Smithsonian Metro Station after an overnight stay in Williamsburg

About This Tour

The Beginning tour is a two-day tour that takes you to a 3 hour ride through historic Virginia from Washington DC to Colonial Williamsburg in a brand new luxury motor coach. You depart from Washington DC at 8:00 AM and three hours later, you’re traveling back in time. Come and see America as a new nation, at the dawn of its birth. From 18th Century Colonial Williamsburg, the Governor’s Palace, the Capitol building, to world renowned Art Museums, you will witness re-creations of the the major events that punctuated that era. With over 40 sites, from the trades and taverns, museums and Busch Gardens, America The Beginning Tour is sure to boast something your whole family will enjoy, complete with an overnight stay at America’s Best Value Inn, which includes a free Continental breakfast.

Important Things To Know

Day One (1)

  • Bus leaves DC by 8:00 AM
  • 3 hour travel time to Williamsburg
  • Arrives by 11:00 AM
  • Hotel check-in
  • Leave Hotel for Bush Gardens by 12:00
  • Bush Gardens Day of Fun 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Return to hotel by 6:00 PM

Day two (2)

  • Breakfast 6 AM-8 AM
  • 8:00 AM-2:30 PM
  • Tour Governors Palace
  • Capitol
  • Willliamsburg and Yorktown
  • Battlefield and Museum
  • Leave Williamsburg at 2:30 PM
  • Arrive in DC¬† by 5:30 PM

What You Will See

  • Colonial Williamsburg – Entry Included
  • Costume Interpreters
  • Governors Palace – Guided Tour
  • Trade Shops & Homes
  • DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
  • Capitol Building – Guided Tour
  • Bush Gardens Amusement Park – Entry Included
  • Shopping Opportunities

Colonial Williamsburg

Go back in time to 18th Century Williamsburg and the dawn of America. Williamsburg boasts two renown art museums, well over 40 sites and trades, and multiple historic taverns.

Bush Gardens

A fun day of thrill rides, dining and shopping in one of the most beautiful theme parks. Bush Gardens boasts 9 villages based around 6 countries, all full of family fun and adventure.

Costume Interpreters

Watch trained professionals dressed in authentic time-period costumes re-enact historic events and the daily lives of those who lived and worked in this 18th century town.

Governor’s Palace

Informative and live narrated, interpreter-led tour of this historic, 18th century palace.

Williamsburg Capitol Building

Take an interpreter-led tour through the Capitol building and see exactly how the government functioned in this 18th-century historic site.