Carlisle Curiosities

Visit Carlisle for a tour full of wonderful surprises including a factory tour at Meadowbrooke Gourds where you’ll see specialty gourds turned into artisan treasures, culinary school luncheon demo plus amazing shopping in a huge kitchen shop, visit to a Rolls-Royce Museum featuring 10-15 specialty cars plus workshop area, and more deliciousness during a tasting at the Lindt Chocolate Outlet.  One-day and overnight options, year round.

  • Tour options include Meadowbrook Gourds, Rolls-Royce Museum, Lindt Chocolate Outlet, Kitchen Shoppe & Culinary School plus on overnights PA Capitol Building, PA Governor’s Residence, State Museum, Art Museum, Susquehanna Riverboat Cruise and Farm Markets.

Chocolate Lovers Tour

Chocolate-covered pretzels at an artisan candy company, wine samples with one in an edible chocolate wine shooter, gourmet lunch in a culinary school’s Le Jeune Chef teaching restaurant with a student demo of its signature chocolate soup served as dessert and recipe to take home and narrated Susquehanna River Cruise with chocolate martinis, all in Central PA!

  • Tour includes Purity Candy Company, Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, Four Friends Winery and Hiawatha Riverboat Susquehanna River Cruise.

“This was a wonderful trip!  Everyone had a great time. Thank you for all the hard work that went into this trip!” Kim Keener, Myerstown Senior Center

NEW! PA Chow-Chow Chow Down

From Kreider’s Dairy Farm tour to Shady Maple’s 200-foot long buffet featuring regional Penn Dutch specialties in South Central PA including chow-chow relish, enjoy a farm-to fork multi-day tour experience where you can chow down! Options include Kitchen Kettle’s Jam & Relish Kitchen where cooks create delicious jellies, jams, relishes, chow-chow, and pickles before your very eyes with free samples and Miesse Candies tour plus Hershey’s Chocolate World and Wilbur Chocolate from a base usually in northern Lancaster for easy hub-and-spoke options. Also consider a Taste Lab at the Turkey Hill Experience where you’ll have fun creating and of course tasting your own ice cream creation or perhaps a visit to the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, a living history site collecting and interpreting PA German culture and heritage with gardens, heirloom seed project, food tasting and historic buildings where a tavern keeper may be preparing a meal for the evening’s travelers or you may be sitting down for a tea. The opportunities for more food explorations also include a visit to Revonah Pretzels to see pretzels hand twisted and hearth baked plus Julius Sturgis’ historic pretzel factory site for a hands-on twisting lesson and tour, tours of Martin’s Chips or Utz Potato Chips factories, plus to whet your whistle, wineries, breweries and distilleries as well as theater at Sight & Sound Theater, American Music Theater for the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater – food for the soul!

Accommodations at a new property including salt water pool, super convenient location and great pricing. They can even indulge you with a breakfast donut specialty, Long Johns!


NEW! Choo! Choo! Chew!

PA Route 6 Railroad & Food Adventure! Travel across PA’s scenic northern tier on historic Route 6, called one of the most scenic roadways in American by National Geographic, on a multi-day custom trip that includes railroad heritage and food as well as panoramic vistas along the way. Theme sites and activities include the Stourbridge Line rail excursion along the scenic Lackawaxen River and Steamtown National Historic Site plus a visit to the Kinzua Glass-Bottomed Skywalk built on the supports of the Kinzua Viaduct, the highest and longest railroad bridge in the world when built in the 1880s. Visit the PA Lumber Museum’s authentically recreated lumber camp with railroad line, 1912 Shay locomotive, Civilian Conservation Corp buildings and visitors center, and enjoy covered wagon rides into the PA Grand Canyon on a rail trail beside Pine Creek. Delicious food along the way includes a chocolate factory tour plus dining options in a former Carnegie Library, former popcorn factory and two historic train stations that are now home to restaurants, and visit to Pattersons Maple Farm for a tour and deluxe tasting with ham, pancakes, and of course plenty of maple syrup!

This multi-day tour is customized to meet your needs with options from the Pocono Mountains in the east all the way along Route 6 to Erie in the west!

Also Consider:

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

15 NY craft breweries, live music, food & fun!

Tour includes Festival Admission Ticket. Overnights may include Brewery Site Visits. (Third Saturday in October.)

July Finger Lakes Wine Fest

Over 80 wineries plus food and craft vendors!

Tour includes Wine Festival Admission. (The second weekend in July.)