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All reservations must be made at least one day in advance.
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

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Elite VIP Tour

Enjoy Christmas Town with your very own tour guide. The tour is the ultimate Christmas Town experience. Front of the line access and reserved seating at all our shows and meals are included on your customized Elite VIP Christmas Town Tour.

Guest From $200.00 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

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 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
  • 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 (does not include alcoholic beverages, Candy Shop merchandise, Igor's Fright Feast or Blood Banquet™)
  • Memories that will last a lifetime with a Photo CD of your experiences
  • Three of the following Behind-the-Scenes encounters
Behind-the-Scenes encounters:
  • Verbolten® Insider Tour
  • Enjoy a customized version of the 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 performer
This tour begins at 12:00pm each operating day.
Park admission is not included and is required.

Pass members receive a special rate by logging into the pass member website.

Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $230.00 Qty

Holiday Decoration Creation Tour

Welcome the holidays to your home with a decorative container filled with a seasonal design of fresh greens accompanied by colorful and textured dried elements. We’ll take you on a brief tour to share and examine some of our best container designs. With that, you’ll be ready to choose from an exciting array of plant materials harvested from the Busch Gardens landscape to create an arrangement suited to fit your unique needs. Your creation might be a low and elegant tablescape, or an upright design for your foyer or front entrance. Whatever you choose, our Landscape Team will be there to ensure you make a beautiful and unique addition to your home for the holidays.

Party size must be two or more.

Guest (Ages 18 & up) From $30.00 Qty

Christmas Town Insider Tour

Experience the best of Christmas Town all in one night! This guided tour allows you to enjoy priority access to Santa’s Workshop, a meet & greet with performers of Deck the Halls, dinner and reserved seating at the most sensational shows of the season.

Regular (Ages 3 & Up) From $60.00 Qty