Receptive Services

Discover Coastal Virginia
by Motor Coach
Receptive Services

We’ve been welcoming guests by motor coach since our founding in 1978. Traveling by coach is a comfortable, convenient and community-centric way to explore Coastal Virginia. We work with tour operators and a variety of group leaders with pre-formed groups to plan the perfect program from arrival to departure. Our packages include a dedicated step-on guide, meals, attractions, event tickets, and hotel stay.

It’s our priority to deliver unique and memorable multi-day experiences to your guests. Through extensive local knowledge, industry expertise and long-standing vendor relationships, we provide you and your guests the best motor coach programs to discover Coastal Virginia.

Our region offers year-round festivals and hundreds of cultural events. Regardless of the season, there is always something to see and do in Coastal Virginia. Let us tailor a package around an event or theme, customized to your guests’ needs and to showcase the local sights, sounds and flavors of our unique destination.

While we specialize in full-service receptive, we can provide step-on guides to lead your group in Coastal Virginia. This is offered on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more details.

NATO Fest & Virginia International Tattoo

Recommended Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

(April 30-May 3, 2020) Performance Highlight Video

  • Welcome to Virginia Beach Riding Tour with visit to Cape Henry Lighthouse and First Landing Cross, explore Military Aviation Museum, dinner at Boardwalk restaurant
  • Visit Naval Station Norfolk, tram ride through the Botanical Gardens, MacArthur Memorial, Taste of Tattoo dinner, Virginia International Tattoo
  • Parade of Nations with reserved seating, NATO Fest, Battleship Wisconsin, Chrysler Museum, dinner at an historic abbey
  • Farewell champagne jazz brunch aboard the Spirit of Norfolk
Coastal Virginia Oyster Trail

Recommended Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

(recommended months: September, October, November)

  • Welcome to Virginia Beach Riding Tour, dinner at Norfolk Seafood Company
  • Scenic drive across Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, explore the town of Cape Charles, lunch at Island House, visit Cherrystone Aqua Farms, Barrier Islands Center Museum, Chatham Vineyards, dinner at Bubba’s Seafood Restaurant
  • Explore Virginia Aquarium, tasting at Smartmouth Brewery, shop the Artists Gallery, dinner at Chicks Oyster Bar
  • Farewell breakfast at hotel, visit Mariners Museum on way home (for those traveling west or north), other attractions offered depending on final destination
History & Hauntings

Recommended Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

(recommended month: October)

  • Welcome to Virginia Beach Riding Tour, Surf and Rescue Museum, dinner at Rockafellers, Boardwalk Ghost Tour
  • Explore Casemate Museum, living history in Colonial Williamsburg, lunch and shopping in Merchant’s Square, historic tavern dinner, walking ghost tour by lamp light
  • Visit Old St. Paul’s Church, walking Freemason tour, Elmwood Cemetery, lunch at Norfolk’s Waterside District, ghost stories at the Moses Myers House, dinner at Freemason Abbey, haunted cruise aboard the Victory Rover
  • Explore the Ferry House Plantation–a former “house of mourning,” enjoy a tram ride of autumnal colors at the Botanical Gardens


We’d love to hear more about your group’s travel plans. Our team of destination management professionals is here to help!


From the first phone call to begin the planning, this destination management team was terrific. We were fortunate to have worked with them for a previous reunion, and again under my leadership. We were all extremely satisfied. The tours were well-planned and it kept our shipmates interested and engaged throughout. I could not have asked for better.

John Titswoth, Reunion Chairman, USS Fred T. Berry Reunion Association

I have worked with this destination management company for the last 15 years and it’s always a pleasure to call on Norfolk by cruise ship and to enjoy their graceful hospitality. Anne and Brooke have a great team of professionals who give tremendous attention to detail. It’s very apparent they’re focused on ensuring every guest has a wonderful time in Virginia.

Katja Boss, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

This DMC was a delight to work with. The entire staff was just great. I knew that when we were coming to Norfolk that Phillips was the only choice for us. I cannot say enough good things about this company. I was totally thrilled with our three day event. From start to finish it was fantastic and enjoyed by everyone. Our guide was truly perfect! She was so informative and gave a few natives new history facts.

Jennifer Ramsdell, WEDA (Western Dredging Association)

We needed a DMC to plan and execute a beach-themed dinner party for approximately 90 of our best clients. This team was extremely professional throughout the planning process and during execution on the day of the event. Even months after the event, we still get compliments from guests about how they enjoyed it.

Superior Equipment Sales