WHEN DOES THE TOUR BEGIN AND END EXACTLY?
The 4 night/5 day Christmastime in Colonial Williamsburg tour begins on Thursday, December 9 at the Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection at 310 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, (757) 220-7976. Hotel check-in begins at 4:00pm. If you arrive early, your luggage can be stored at the bell desk. The tour ends on departure day, Monday, December 13. We suggest you book an afternoon departure, so that you have additional free time to explore Colonial Williamsburg. Luggage can be stored at the bell desk. Please let us know if you require extra pre- or post-tour nights at the Williamsburg Lodge.
WILL TOUR MONKEY BOOK MY FLIGHTS?
No. You are responsible for purchasing roundtrip airfare. For the best selection of flights, Tour Monkey recommends that you fly into Richmond International Airport (RIC). Limited flights fly into Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF). Group tickets can be arranged upon request. Please DO NOT book your flights until you receive written notification from Tour Monkey that the trip is a go!
DO YOU PROVIDE AIRPORT TRANSFERS?
As an optional expense, Tour Monkey will provide shared roundtrip transfers from Richmond International Airport (RIC) on December 9 and December 13. The distance from the airport to the hotel is about an hour. Please choose a flight that considers travel time to the hotel. Check in is at 4pm. Our Welcome Reception at the hotel is at 5:30pm! If you fly into Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, transportation is on your own. Taxi (757-244-1602), Uber and Lyft are available to transfer you to our hotel, which is about 25 minutes away.
If you are arriving prior to December 9 and/or are departing after December 13, please contact us for airport transfer pricing.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THIS TRIP?
The deadline to register for this trip is October 1. Please click the Book Now button! You will need to fill out a registration page before securing your spot with a deposit (see below).
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY FOR MY TRIP?
A deposit of $250 per person is due at the time of reservation. The balance is due by October 1. Reservations made after October 1 (pending availability) must be paid for in full at the time of booking. The balance is due by September 30. Reservations made after September 30 (pending availability) must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Please know that a 2.9% credit card fee is included in the price of the tour. If you choose to pay via a free bank transfer from your checking account, we will donate the fee amount ($78 per person double occupancy and $102 single) to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Tour Monkey will match cumulative donations up to $500. Please see our website www.tour-monkey.com for more information about this worthwhile organization.
WILL I GET A REFUND IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY TRIP?
In the event that it is necessary for you to cancel, a refund is as follows:
- 71 days (September 30) or earlier: 100% refunded, less $250 administration fee
- 70 days (October 1) to 0 prior to arrival date: No refund!
All cancellations must be in writing and confirmed by email from Tour Monkey. Please see the Terms & Conditions clause Tour Monkey sent you for a more detailed explanation.
IS THERE A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FEE FOR SOLO TRAVELERS?
The hotel has not imposed a single supplement fee, however, solo travelers are paying for the full cost of the room. Whereas, two people sharing a room split the cost of the room per night.
CAN A SOLO TRAVELER BE MATCHED WITH A ROOMMATE?
If solo travelers wish to be matched, Tour Monkey will provide traveler contact information. Tour Monkey suggests you meet in person or video chat to determine if you are compatible.
I RESERVED MY SPOT, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
You will also be sent via email a MEDICAL FORM that must be completed and returned. We know this information is personal; however, please be assured that it is only for Tour Monkey and will not be shared with anyone else. In the unlikely event that you are injured during the trip, your medical information may be needed by medical professionals.
Tour Monkey highly recommends that you purchase TRAVEL INSURANCE. We recommend you consult with a travel insurance broker, such as Travel Insurance Center. Please purchase a CFAR (cancel for any reason) policy. Tour Monkey does not receive a commission for recommending this company. They can compare over 100 plans from more than 20 companies, finding a policy that best suits your needs.
WHAT KIND OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS REQUIRED?
The tour is designed for active travelers, who can easily walk a minimum of 3 miles per day.
WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE WILL WE BE TOURING IN?
Depending on the size of the group, Tour Monkey will secure a van or coach for our transfers to Shirley Plantation/Upper Shirley Vineyard and Jamestown. The other days we use Colonial Williamsburg’s free shuttle system and/or walk.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE IN DECEMBER IN WILLIAMSBURG?
The average temperature in December is a high of 53°F and a low of 33°F. Dress in layers and check the weather forecast before you depart! A warm jacket, hat, scarf and gloves may also be needed! If you live in warm climates and are not used to chilly weather, invest in long johns to keep you toasty!
WHAT TYPE OF GRATUITIES SHOULD I BE AWARE OF?
Thanks for asking! Arrival and departure luggage porterage is included in the price of your tour. All gratuities for drivers and guides has been included in the price of your tour.
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION!
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