Cost of Tours

John Sutton - Williamsburg Walking Tours

COST OF TOURS

Come join me for any of our memorable daylight tours or lantern walk through our wonderfully interesting historic areas while I tell you stories of the people and events of our past. Since these are custom private tours, start times are flexible, and can begin when you wish. Williamsburg Tours , Jamestown Tours or Yorktown Tours can be customized to accommodate special wishes. We make it a point to discuss the history of interest to you.

The cost of admission tickets are not included in my guide fee.

****I have the highest regard for our Wounded Warriors including those  soldiers diagnosed with PTSD***

I consider it my duty and an honor to offer free guided tours* to these combat veterans including their spouce and childeren on a space available, first come, first serve basis. *Admission fees to Jamestown, Yorktown or Williamsburg parks( which are administered by others) is not included.

Our tour  guests are required to purchase admission tickets to Jamestown or Yorktown parks. Most guests on my tours purchase  admission tickets at the time of their tour to Jamestown or Yorktown. Some tour guests do purchase a Historic Triangle Pass in advance which gives admission to many locations. This Historic Triangle Pass may only be a good deal if you are going to visit most all the locations (which most guests do not).

No admission tickets will be needed while on my Williamsburg tour. I leave the visitation to Colonial Williamsburg historic buildings up to my guests to do on their own time. My tour time is best spent introducing guests to the history and what is available to see on their own. Therefore, tickets or admissions to Colonial Williamsburg historic buildings and trades are not included in the tour price. If access to Williamsburg historic buildings are desired after my tour, passes can be purchased at the time of the visit.

HINT about activities available provided by others

If tavern meals are desired, I encourage you to call weeks ahead of time to make reservations to Colonial Williamsburg at 757-229-1000.

 

 Group Tour Prices

apply when  group is over 15 persons 

Please click on the “Group Tours ” button in  the left column 

For group tour prices (over 15 persons) or cost of our special Civil War Tour , please see my “Group Planning on  our Civil War Tours” page

 

 Costs for daytime tours for a family or small group

All our tours, are private tours for you, your family or group. The typical cost for a small group is is $90.00 per hour.(These prices are not costs per individual, but the total cost for any or  all – up to 8 persons).

The prices above do not included passes or admission prices (see specific tours below for information about these additional admission costs). Williamsburg Tours are either 2 hours or 3 hours duration. The minimum tour length for a Williamsburg tour is 2 hours. The 2 hr tour tour gives a good historical overview and orientation. The 3 hours is recommended for history lovers and parents who wish to introduce the Colonial History to their children.

 

pricing:

What is the price for two persons for a 2 hr. tour ? $180

What is the price for four persons for the 2 hr. tour ? $180

What is the price for eight persons for the 2 hr. tour ? $180

additional persons are welcome at $20/person

3 hr. tour pricing:

What is the price for two persons for a 3 hr. tour ? $270

What is the price for four persons for the 3 hr. tour ? $270

What is the price for eight persons for the 3 hr. tour ? $270

What is the price for ten persons for the 3 hr. tour ? $300

additional persons are welcome at $30/person

Where we meet

Persons taking a tour may rendezvous with their guide at a designated location. When we confirm the Williamsburg tour, we will send you a map and description of the meeting location in Williamsburg.

What guests see and do on a Williamsburg tour.

Both of my 2hr. or 3 hr Williamsburg tour take my guests into the oldest building in Williamsburg (no admission required for this building and is only available when building is open of course). Visitors will visit a classroom where three Presidents of the United States went to school. We then take my visitors through the historic area relating the history and interesting stories about persons and events that shaped our country’s history.

Visitors make the best use of their time by have the guide introduce the history, and events of Williamsburg’s past and give an overview of what is available to see and do . We suggest that visitors visit the buildings on their own after their tour with us if they have time. The visitation of building will require admission tickets. Ask your guide where to purchase the admission tickets if you are interested in seeing the historic buildings and trades of Colonial Williamsburg after the tour.

We want to get visitors excited about Williamsburg then turn them loose to see it on their own. We generally do not take visitors into the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation historic buildings because, in the interest of the visitor, it is not the best use of the guide’s knowledge and the visitors money. But we will accompany visitors into buildings if our guests wish us to do so and if they do purchase admission passes for themselves.

Admission passes for my tour are not required for our Williamsburg tour but are suggested if you have time to visit buildings on your own after my tour.

If you wish to visit the inside of historic buildings during or after my tour then Admission Passes are required.

If you wish me to take you into the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation historic buildings, you will need to purchase admission tickets . The can be purchased while here or in advance from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Jamestown Settlement description

During the tour, guests will hear the true story of the founding of this country. Guests visit the recreated ships, fort and Indian village. Guests will take part in a play recreating the Capture of Captain John Smith and his being saved by Pocahontas. Guests will hear of recent archeology finds at Jamestown and the story of Pocahontas’s marriage.

 

Getting to Jamestown tour start meeting location

Where we meet. Persons taking a tour may rendezvous with me at a designated location. When we confirm the tour we will send you a map and description of the meeting location. If you are taking several tours, then van transportation with pickup at your lodging will be provided for free for 5 or less persons.

We may be able to provide transportation to Jamestown at  no additional charge for family of 5 or less.

When we provide transportation, if the tour guests desire lunch at Yorktown, the guide will not charge his guide time during the lunch, but the guests are expected to buy the guides lunch.

 

 Yorktown Battlefield  tour description

Our Yorktown Tour is composed of a visit to the Yorktown National Park Visitor Center (museum an film), Yorktown village, the Nelson House (if open) , the battlefield, the Moore house (if open) and Surrender field. This tour is typically 3 hours. The driving time is about 20 min. from Williamsburg and 30 min. from Jamestown.

Our  guide fee begins from the time we leave Williamsburg and ends when we return. The guide typically discusses aspects of the Yorktown battle during the drive to and from Yorktown.

If the tour guests desire lunch at Yorktown, the guide will not charge his guide time during the lunch, but the guests are expected to buy the guides lunch.

 

The admission cost of the National Park at Yorktown is not included in the guide fee and is approximately $14/adult, (children free) and is to be paid to the National Park by the guests at the time of visiting the Visitor Center at Yorktown.

Getting to Yorktown tour meeting location

Where we meet. Persons taking a tour may rendezvous with me at a designated location. When we confirm the tour we will send you a map and description of the meeting location. If you are taking several tours, then van transportation with pickup at your lodging will may be provided for free for 5 or less persons.

We may be able to provide transportation to Yorktown at  no additional charge for family of 5 or less.[not during pandemic]

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 Plantations tour

Plantations my be visited on your own. Each plantation has its own guide and provides guided tours.

WE CAN ASSIST YOU ON YOURVISIT TO PLANTATIONS  by providing  transportation and discussing  history while traveling to and from plantation .  The tour length for Plantations, which are also some distance does vary from 4 to 5 hours depending on how many plantations are visited and if a lunch stop is desired (if you wish transportation, please inquire for pricing). The typical cost for a small group is is $90.00 per hour. (These prices are not costs per individual, but the total cost for all – up to 8 persons…*admission to each plantation is not included and can be paid at time of visit to plantation).

Where we meet. Transportation with pickup at your lodging will be provided for free for 5 or less persons.

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Ghost/Lantern tour with guide John or alternate guide

Evening Lantern Tours delivered by John or alternate guide are either your choice of the 1 hr or 1 1/2 hour duration. This tour, like all our other tours, are private tours for your family. You will not have other persons in your group that you do not know.

The cost with guide John or an alternate guide for the 1 hr tour is $120 total for any number of persons up to 8 total. (additional persons are $15 each).

The cost with guide John or an alternate guide for the 1.5 hr tour is is $148 total, which covers the fee for up to 8 persons (additional persons are $18 each).

1 hr. cost of Ghost tour

What is the price for two persons for a 1 hr. tour ? $120

What is the price for four persons for the 1.5 hr. tour ? $120

What is the price for eight persons for the 1.5 hr. tour ? $120

What is the price for ten persons with guide John ? $150

additional persons are welcome for the 1 hr. tour at $ 15/person

1.5 hr. Ghost tour cost

What is the price for two persons for a 1.5 hr. tour ? $148

What is the price for four persons for the 1.5 hr. tour ? $148

What is the price for eight persons for the 1.5 hr. tour ? $148

What is the price for ten persons for the 1.5 hr. tour ? $184

additional persons are welcome at $ 18/person

 

If the date you desire is previously booked by others, there are alternate guides available.

booking a tour

Tours may not be available unless you book them weeks or months in advance. It is recommended that you book you tour at the earliest opportunity so that you can get the date and time you wish.

Contact me now to arrange your tour.

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Reservations

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