A Trip to Die for: Drinks, Chocolate, Cheese & Murder Mysteries!

Multi-Day Trips
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Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022 12:00 AM - Sunday, 13 March 2022 12:00 AM

Venue: Virginia

 
Cost: $460 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, one nights lodging at the Holiday Inn Washington- Dulles, breakfast at Cracker Barrel, free time in Middleburg, VA, Admission to the National Sporting Musuem, wine & cheese pairing at Chrysalis Vineyards, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, breakfast on Sunday morning at the hotel, Sangria Making Experience at Bluemont Vineyards, free time in downtown Leesburg, VA, Chocolate-Making Class at The Conche, and Dinner at Marzoni's on Sunday evening.   Triple: $440 pp, Quad: $430 pp, Single: $525.00 
       
A $200 pp deposit is due within 3 weeks of booking. Final balance is due by 1/26/22. 
 
Saturday, March 12
5:30 am   Depart from Benedict's Terminal;  Rest break will be made en route
                Available Pickups: Mansfield, Blossburg, Liberty, Williamsport 
PLEASE NOTE: The above pickups are available, but you must call to confirm.  We do not stop at all pickup locations, unless people are designated to get on the pickup locations.
8:00          BREAKFAST is included at CRACKER BARREL in Harrisburg, PA.
12:00 pm   Arrive in MIDDLEBURG, VA and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping on your own. The historic downtown of Middleburg is lined with chic
                  boutiques, raffish men’s stores, and superb cafés and restaurants, while the surrounding countryside has roads lined with stone walls and
                  thoroughbred horses frolicking in the fields. Scores of wineries and breweries have recently sprung up, as well as a craft distillery.Sporting musuem
2:00           Admission is included to the NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSUEM and enjoy
                 THE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR of the RARE BOOK ROOM. This tour has a little bit of something for
                 everyone and includes all their spotlight pieces! Founded in 1954, the inviting, 6-acre campus,
                 world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of
                 country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeple chasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo,
                coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare
                book holdings, archives, and art collection.
3:30         Depart
3:45         Arrive at CHRYSALIS VINEYARDS/LOCKSLEY. Here you will take part in a PAIRED TASTING OF 8 WINES AND CHEESES.  Chrysalis
                Vineyards is about growing Norton, along with other tested European varieties, which thrive in our soils and climate. Our mission is to produce
                wines of such distinction that they stand solely on their own merits as world-class wines, without any further  explanation or excuse.
5:30         Departoatlands
6:00pm    MURDER MYSTERY DINNER is included at OATLANDS HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDENS. This
                beautiful historic estate is sure to set the scene perfectly for a night of food, fun, mystery, and murder!
8:45         Upon conclusion of the show, depart for HOLIDAY INN WASHINGTON-DULLES for your 1-night stay.
                Luggage service is included pending staff availability.

Sunday, March 13
At leisure  BREAKFAST is included at the hotel.
8:00 am    Check out and depart the hotel.
9:00           Arrive at BLUEMONT VINEYARDS for a SANGRIA MAKING EXPERIENCE. During the Sangria Making you will be split into teams
                  who will work together to craft their original sangria blend. The staff will give you pointers on some popular flavor profiles to get you inspired.
                  There will be a large set up of ingredients from wine, mixes, simple syrups, juices, fruit, and fresh herbs for guests to pick from to craft their
                  sangria. Once you have created your masterpiece, a glass in then presented to the judges who would rate the sangrias based on taste,
                  presentation, and the name each team comes up with for their sangria.
11:00 pm    Depart.
11:30          Experience downtown LEESBURG, VA for lunch on your own and free time. The county seat for Loudin County is a picturesque little burg
                   with a historic downtown bustling with restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, boutiques, and chic home décor stores. Dine on oysters, tacos,
                   and farm-to-table fare on King Street (restaurant row) and soak up the storied ambience of a town that’s been home to icons such as
                   General George C. Marshall and is now residence to artists, designers, tech entrepreneurs and more.
1:30            Next, enjoy a CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS at THE CONCHE. This hands-on class includes an introduction to the history and origin chocolate
                   of chocolates, how to differentiate between good and bad chocolate, chocolate tastings and a visit to
                    their chocolate lab to roll your own truffles and bon bons!
3:30             Depart
6:30             Arrive at MARZONI’S for a FAREWELL DINNER.
      Entrée Choices: Pot Roast, Margherita Penne (chicken or shrimp option), or Stingin’ Honey Glazed Salmon.
                    Upon conclusion, depart for home with your palate fully satisfied from a weekend of wine, cheese,
                    chocolate, and fun!

PLEASE NOTE: All trips and itineraries are subject to change, pending the effects of COVID-19.  

 

 

 

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  • From Saturday, 12 March 2022 12:00 AM to Sunday, 13 March 2022 12:00 AM