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Please join me in Bermuda this year. My wife Jane and I enjoyed this beautiful island five times during our marriage! Only two hours from the east coast, there's something for everyone.
For the ladies, early Christmas shopping in Hamilton's historic stores is a must! WWII Military History abounds from The Royal Naval Dockyard, boasting Bermudas largest Historical Museum, to the former U.S. Army Air Corps field, then Naval Air Station Bermuda and now the L.F. Wade International Airport. The Marine Corps had a large presence during the "Big" War and the Bermudians are very welcoming to veterans and their families.
The King's Bermuda Regiment has invited us to lunch and to walk in the annual Remembrance Day Parade on 11 November. (Our Veterans Day.) Everyone is invited to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Dinner on 10 November.
I almost forgot Golf! There are courses "galore" and "Art" Sifuentes and "Ron" Campbell have organized a "fun" Golf Tournament. (Yes, you can rent clubs)!
Tour Leader: Col Warren Wiedhahn USMC (Ret) MHT’s Chairman/CEO
In 1609 , the Sea Venture set sail from Plymouth, England, carrying settlers and supplies to the new Virginia colony at Jamestown. A huge storm hit, and the Sea Venture was wrecked on the rocky shoals of Bermuda. Eventually, survivors made their way back to England, where their tales of a rich and plentiful island soon attracted colonists.
From these earliest beginnings, Bermuda has maintained close ties with the United States. With the sea surrounding them, and a plentiful supply of cedar for shipbuilding, Bermuda soon became a trading nation and an important strategic base for Britain’s Royal Navy. During the Revolution, Bermudians smuggled gunpowder to the Continental Army, and during the Civil War, St. George’s was an important port for blockade runners taking goods in and out of the South.
The history of the 18th and 19th centuries is still vividly presented in the abundant historic architecture on the island. Symmetrical and graceful Georgian houses, characterized by whitewashed coral limestone, steeply pitched roofs, and large chimneys, provide an interesting contrast to American colonial architecture. Bermuda-made cedar furniture and paneling echo English styles of the period. There will be a time to simply enjoy the relaxed and gracious atmosphere of this enchanted island where narrow lanes, winding roads, and neatly tended gardens blend easily with pink sand and turquoise sea.
The weather is just beautiful in early November. The average high is 74°F during the day, but cooler in the evening. Since the days are warm, light-weight clothing is appropriate. A light sweater or jacket for the cooler evenings is also in order. Pack your Bermuda shorts. The ocean is still warm and The Princess has a beautiful heated swimming pool regardless of the outside temperature.
The Bermuda dollar is pegged to the US dollar, so you will not have money exchange problems for your pre-holiday shopping.
At Willowbank, they believe that your holiday should be all about connecting with other people and experiencing what Bermuda can provide, while getting the value you deserve. They’re proud to provide you with an affordable stay and all the amenities you expect so that you can focus on what really matters: memorable experiences.
Why Willowbank? It is simple. They offer more than the typical affordable resort. From comfortable accommodations, steps away from ocean views and beautiful beaches and friendly service, it all adds up to real value for you.
Affordable, enjoyable and great for a vacation with the best resort rates and several value adds, so you can focus on making great vacation memories.
They like MHT make it our business to cater to our guests of all ages, from first-timers to Bermuda to those seasoned travelers returning again or those who were stationed here. From offering our “Get More” value adds of great fun to sitting with our concierge and planning additional unforgettable adventures & golf around the island.
Tour Price per person: $ TBD
(bodo-based on double occupancy)
Single Supplement: $ TBD
Tour Price Includes:
*Resort Class Hotel Accommodations
*Bus & Ferry Transportation
*Meals as indicated in itinerary
*All Resort Gratuities are included
*MHT Historical Trip Information Packet
*Optional Golf Excursions
*Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed
*Services of experienced Tour Leaders
*USMC Birthday Dinner at the Willowbank Resort
Day 1, Tuesday, 7 November
Depart for Bermuda through the air gateway of your choice, book your own flight or have MHT do it for you as we can do prearranged pick-up for your transfer to the beautiful and water front Willowbank Resort. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax poolside or on the pink sand beaches and get acquainted with the wonderful Bermuda hospitality! Welcome cocktail reception (no host) at the hotel’s Breeze Lounge to get acquainted this evening and gain an overview of Bermuda with an orientation on the plan of attack for our stay on Bermuda. Dinner is on your own in one of the hotel’s delightful restaurants. Hotel: Willowbank Resort
Day 2, Wednesday, 8 November
Bermuda is enticing from any angle, but from the water it is magnificent! We will board the high-speed ferry to take us across the Great Sound to the Royal Naval Dockyard. The view is especially attractive as the ferry moves through several small islands where you can view numerous lovely Bermuda homes that are only visible from the water. Our first stop is the Naval Dockyard, once known as the “Gibraltar of the West” as we take a spectacular tour of the National Museum of Bermuda which focuses on the island’s long seafaring history. We will not only see the museum but the Commissioner’s House the former Royal Naval Headquarters as well guns protecting the navy dockyards. Afterwards there is an opportunity for lunch at some of the great restaurant. Plus this is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done as the area contains numerous working artists’ studios (painting, weaving, sculpture) and a craft market where local Bermuda artisans produce and sell their products. The Clock Tower Shopping Mall features 12 shops in a famous monumental building. Return to the hotel by when you’re ready taking the high speed ferry. There is time to get in a round of golf before dinner on your own. Hotel: Willowbank Resort (B)
Day 3, Thursday, 9 November
Today we board our deluxe motor coach for a driving tour of Hamilton to see Fort Hamilton. As we will travel east our first stop is a visit to the magnificent Crystal Caves of Bermuda a true geological spectacle and a natural wonder. From there we’ll continue on to the town of St. George, Bermuda’s first capital, and enter the town via King’s Square, the town center and hub of activity. Our first stop, is to view the stocks and pillory, the old Town Hall and State House. We stop to tour Fort St. Catherine, a superbly preserved fortress with a white sand beach below that protected St. George below during Colonial times. The museum within the fort is an outstanding representation of life within its walls. As we leave town, we see the oldest Anglican Church in the Western Hemisphere built in the 17th century. Our last stop before lunch is the former U.S. Navy Air Station for a view of the Carter House, the oldest stone dwelling on the island. We reboarding the bus after lunch at the famous Swizzle Inn our final stop is at the magnificent all metal Gibbs’ Hill Lighthouse before we return to the hotel with time for 9 holes. Dinner on your own. Hotel: Willowbank Resort (B)
Day 4, Friday, 10 November
After breakfast, today is a free day for fun events such as Golf, Tennis, the pink sand Private Beach, optional Scuba Diving on Bermuda’s Wrecks, Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling or Fishing. Or travel into Hamilton and have lunch and shop along Front Street. Stop at the Bermuda Historical Society Museum with its international archives and pay particular attention to their antiques and collection of ship models. City Hall (Church and Washington Streets) houses the Bermuda Historical Society Museum...a must visit. Evening—Marine Corps Birthday Dinner at the hotel. Note: All attendees regardless of your Military affiliation are welcome to help us celebrate the 247th Birthday - the more, the merrier! It will be a special evening for all. Hotel: Willowbank Resort (B/D–Dinner)
Day 5, Saturday, 11 November
Today “Remembrance Day” Celebration and Parade is a very special day for veterans. Bermuda remembers her Allies and Friends of all wars with great affection. If you are a veteran of any war, wear your medals on a blue blazer (coat and tie), or uniform if you so desire, with pride. Bermuda’s surviving war veterans march in this parade along with the descendants of those who have passed. The Bermuda Regimental Band also participates in the parade. We all walk down Front Street and reach the Cenotaph, the War Memorial Monument, where the wreaths are laid by the Governor of Bermuda, the Premier, the Mayor of Hamilton and other dignitaries. We take the 9 A.M. bus to Hamilton and the ceremony takes about an hour. Spouses and friends will be seated near the reviewing stand for the memorial service at the War Memorial. At 11 A.M., guns are fired at Fort Hamilton and Ordnance Island, St. George's, to signal a two-minute silence, held every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate the end of the First World War. After the ceremony, we will have lunch with the Veterans and the Governor to enjoy the company of new friends. Get in another round of golf today. Dinner on your own Hotel: Willowbank Resort (B/L—Lunch)
Day 6, Sunday, 12 November
Plenty of time for that final morning of golf, the pool, and shopping before boarding your afternoon flights home. (B)
Bermuda Adventure Golf, Military & Cultural Escape (7 - 12 Nov 2023)
- Product Code: 2311-LANT-BER
- Availability: Seats are available