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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Keeper for a Day Tour

Learn what it's like to be an Animal Keeper for a Day during this 6 hour, in-depth program. Be escorted by a Busch Gardens® Animal Care Specialist as you learn how to clean, feed and train many of our animal ambassadors. You will visit the Animal Ambassador Team to learn how keepers care for and train animals such as reptiles, birds of prey and lemurs. Guests will visit Wolf Haven to learn in-depth training techniques used to work with this top predator. Finally, guests will experience the work it takes to be a part of the Highland Stables staff and learn how Busch Gardens is developing new training techniques with the majestic Clydesdale horses. Please come prepared to walk over multiple types of terrain and endure the outside elements during your tour. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. If animal allergies exist, please be sure to alert the Animal Care Specialist guiding the experience.


Guest (ages 12 and up) From $199.00 Qty

Monster Stomp on Ripper Row VIP Reserved Seating

So close - it’s scary! Get reserved VIP seating to Monster Stomp at the Globe Theater.


Guest From $5.00 Qty

Fan Favorites Tour

Are you looking for something fun to do for the whole family? Venture behind-the scenes on an exclusive 4 hour tour at the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” to discover our Fan Favorite Experiences. There’s something for everyone, and a new favorite waiting just around the corner!
Party size must be two or more.



Guest (Ages 3 & up) From $50.00 Qty
Infant (Ages 0-2) From $0.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg London Rocks Reserved Seating

Get up-close reserved seating at our new, rockin’ show in the Globe Theatre.


Guest From $5.00 Qty

Ultimate Busch Gardens Insider Tour

Think you’ve seen it all at Busch Gardens®? Think again. Go behind-the-scenes at the world's “Most Beautiful Park” on this remarkable tour.
Party size must be two or more.



Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $80.00 Qty
Children Under 3
are free but reservation required
From $0.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Landscape Life Summer Gardens Tour

The Summer Gardens Tour will take you on a brief tour inside the park, focusing on the many options that are available to enhance your home landscape through the use of containers. Explore possibilities that include nursery stock, topiary, sun and shade materials. Then visit our greenhouse area to create your own garden container to take home with you. Selected plant materials will be available (tropical, annuals, perennials) and you’ll have the guidance you need to enjoy a summer garden container.


Guest (Ages 18 & Up) From $60.00 Qty

Roller Coaster Insider (Participant)

Get some special ride time on five of our incredible roller coasters and go home with some behind-the-scenes perspective. Visit coaster maintenance areas and speak with our mechanics about everything they do to keep these amazing scream machines rolling.

Park admission and parking are required and not included.
Party size must be two or more.
Participants must be 14 years of age or older.



Guest (Ages 14 & Up) From $80.00 Qty

Roller Coaster Insider (Observer)

Are you ready to get in the loop? Our Roller Coaster Insider is the ultimate tour with a twist, taking you inside the world of Busch Gardens’® amazing roller coasters. Roller Coaster Insider is your chance to ride five of Busch Gardens’ roller coasters while learning about the history and mechanics of these thrilling rides.

Park admission and parking are not included and are required.
Participants must be 8 years of age or older.
Party size must be two or more.



Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $60.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Family Fun Tour

This KIDsiderate® tour is fun for the whole family. Enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with Sesame Street® characters and up-close encounters with some of our exotic animals. Experience the best of Busch Gardens’® kid-friendly offerings on this four hour guided tour. Recommended for children up to age 9.
Party size must be two or more



Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $40.00 Qty
Children Under 3 From $0.00 Qty

Ultimate Animal Insider

If you are a true animal lover and want to take part in three of our Animal Adventure Tours, this is your chance. Purchase the Busch Gardens® Ultimate Animal Insider and save even more.


Guest (Ages 6 & Up) From $55.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Elite VIP Tour

Sit back, relax and let the experts at Busch Gardens plan out an amazing day for your friends or family. The Busch Gardens Elite VIP Tour pairs you with your own personal park tour guide. Based on a brief pre-visit consultation, your guide will plan out a day at the park based on your interests. Animal lovers, coaster enthusiasts, show fanatics or any of dozens of other interests can be accommodated. The only limit is your imagination. During your visit, enjoy exclusives like front-of-the-line access to all of our rides, including our world-class roller coasters. You will also enjoy reserved seating at all of our shows and complimentary meals and snacks throughout the length of your tour.

Treat yourself to the luxury of a Busch Gardens Elite VIP Tour and leave the planning to us.

The Elite VIP Tour also includes:
  • Preferred parking for the duration of your stay
  • A Quick Queue Unlimited Pass to use for one additional day
  • Complimentary meals and snacks on the day of your tour
  • Memories that will last a lifetime with a Photo CD of your experiences
  • Three Behind-the-Scenes encounters
Park admission is not included and is required.



Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $230.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Animals Up-Close Tour

Go behind the scenes with Busch Gardens®’ zoological team as they introduce you to the park’s animal ambassadors. Mtoro the African Serval, Pindari the Wallaroo, KC the sloth and Akisa the Lemur are among the animals you may meet as you learn about conservation efforts underway to protect animal habitats.


Guest From $27.00 Qty

Clydesdales & Collies Up-Close

Our Clydesdales & Collies Up-Close tour is your chance to learn more about the history of our Highland Stable as well as the animals that call the stable home. Get up close with our Scottish Blackface Sheep, Border Collies and Clydesdales as you learn how these lovely animals are utilized on traditional Scotland farms. Space is limited so sign up early.


Guest From $22.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Birds of Prey Up-Close Tour

Learn about amazing birds of prey during an up-close look at these masterful hunters. Explore the important role birds of prey play in the wild, and how humans have trained them to hunt on our behalf. Get face-to-face with various raptors and even see flight demonstrations.


Guest From $22.00 Qty

Wolf Training Up-Close

Learn the same techniques and behavioral principles used to train Busch Gardens’® world-famous wolves. A wolf trainer will teach you the basics and then let you try your new skills by asking a wolf to perform a behavior.


Guest From $27.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Eerie Insider Tour

Experience the best of Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream® with no lines. Your tour includes priority access to every haunted house at the park and reserved seating at our most popular shows. Our Eerie Insider Tour showcases Howl-O-Scream at its finest (or scariest). Come join us for the fright of your life … if you dare.

This tour is recommended for ages 12 and older.



Guest (Ages 12 & Up) From $70.00 Qty

Monster Stomp on Ripper Row: A Backstage Experience

Get a frighteningly up-close look at Monster Stomp on Ripper Row in this behind-the-screams backstage tour. Get reserved seating for the spookiest show this side of the Thames before meeting the sinister citizens that call Ripper Row home. Then, prove that you lived to tell the tale with one (1) free photo with the cast of Monster Stomp on Ripper Row.

Party size must be two or more.



Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $25.00 Qty
Children Under 3
are free, but reservation required
From $0.00 Qty

Howl-O-Scream Elite VIP Tour

Have the ultimate Howl-O-Scream® experience with an Elite VIP Tour that includes your own personal tour guide.
The Howl-O-Scream Elite VIP Tour includes:
  • Preferred parking for the duration of your stay
  • Front of the line access to rides and haunted attractions
  • Reserved seating at all shows
  • A Quick Queue Unlimited Pass to use for one additional day
  • Complimentary meals and snacks on the day of your tour
  • Memories that will last a lifetime with a Photo CD of your experiences
  • Three of the following Behind-the-Scenes encounters
Behind-the-Scene encounters:
  • Verbolten® Insider Tour
  • Experience the Curse of DarKastle with a behind-the-scenes tour of the 3D visuals and special effects
  • Enjoy a customized version of the Busch Gardens' Roller Coaster Tour
  • Go behind-the-scenes on a specialized Animals Up-Close Tour
  • Go behind-the-scenes on a specialized Clydesdales and Collies Tour
  • Go behind-the-scenes of a haunted attraction
  • Meet the fabulous cast of one of our popular shows
  • Get an insider's look and experience how we apply the fantastic make-up to our scare squad performers



Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $230.00 Qty