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Educational Travel

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation donors have priority access to travel with us to locations near and far in the company of special hosts and expert guides as we explore the 18th century throughout the world.

On every tour you will enjoy regional cuisine, exceptional accommodations — often in historic landmark buildings — and the delightful company of fellow donors. Each tour is designed for a small group of 20 participants to allow for access to private collections.

To request a space on Colonial Williamsburg educational tours, please email: [email protected] or call 1 (800) 603-0948.

2023 Tours

Insider's Charleston: The Holy City and South Carolina Lowcountry

December 1-6, 2023

Holland In The Age of William and Mary: October 12 - 20, 2023

Our autumn tour takes us to Holland to experience “The Embarrassment of Riches” explored in Simon Schama’s interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age. We will visit William and Mary’s recently restored great palace of Het Loo as well as private collections and the treasure-filled museums of Amsterdam and The Hague. The well-preserved towns of Gouda and Delft are on the itinerary which features luxurious accommodation, wonderful food and great music in addition to our emphasis of art, architecture and the decorative arts. Our bases are Amsterdam and The Hague.

2024 Tours

Insider’s India: Ancient and Modern

March 3-14, 2024

Great English Country House Collections

May 20 – 28, 2024. Join Colonial Williamsburg hosts Ron Hurst, Chief Mission Officer and Senior Vice President, Education and Historic Resources and Tom Savage, Director of Educational Travel and Conferences, for an exploration of great English country house interiors and collections. The guest scholar for this tour is Dr. Adam Bowett, independent furniture historian and consultant on historic English furniture with public institutions and private clients in both Britain and North America. We will enjoy special out of hours visits and hospitality at great houses and collections including Burghley, Boughton and Cottesbrooke as well as houses rarely open to visitors including Radbourne Hall and Drayton House. Several very private houses must remain unadvertised. Our three hotel bases, Hartwell House, Rushton Hall, and Hambleton Hall span five centuries of architectural history and provide context for the exploration of nearby houses and collections.

The Mediterranean’s Jewel: Sicily

October 2-10, 2024: Registration launching early 2024!

Historic Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley

November 7-12, 2024: Registration launching summer 2024!

2025 Tours

Magical Morocco: Tangiers, Casablanca & Marrakesh

February 2025: Registration launching late 2024!