Culinary

NEW! Happy Valley Tea & Tradition

Visit Central PA’s State College, aka, Happy Valley region for a wonderful combination of tea luncheon in a landmark setting plus other options to fill in a one-day or multi-day adventure.  A highlight of the tour is a visit to the Nittany Lion Inn, an historic must-see, for a high tea which may include ginger & wild rice salad in phyllo cups smoked salmon and egg salad double decker tea sandwich, tomato and mozzarella caprese cups with basil pesto, artichoke and spinach tea sandwich, assorted mini scones, palmiers, clotted cream, lemon curd and strawberry jam, plus assorted petite desserts and tea of course. To compliment the tea choose a self-guided or guided tour of Penn State’s H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, a winery or distillery or two or three, a local farm shoppe for locally sourced goodies, home décor and more. One-day and multi-day tours, year round options.

  • Tour includes Nittany Lion Inn luncheon tea and may also include Penn State Botanic Gardens, Tait Farm’s Shop, Wineries & Distilleries, Penn’s Cave All-Water Cavern and Wildlife Safari, All-Sports Museum, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State Creamery.

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! Lovely Lititz Tea Tour

Enjoy a tea room with a garden feel created with bright colors, big windows, window seats, crisp white furniture, floral prints and freshly made food daily. Located in Lititz, once named America’s Coolest Small Town and less than 10 miles from Lancaster, this site is a true find! Dive into pastries, scones with lemon curd, salads and finger sandwiches, browse in the onsite tea shop, plus consider Elva’s Chalk Art Presentation where the talented artist uses chalk to draw a large picture illustrating a story that is presented with pre-recorded music and narration and also shares her own story of growing up in a conservative Mennonite family and beginning to draw as a child which was considered to many in her community to be a “frivolous” endeavor. Additional options listed below. One-day and multi-day tours, year round options.

  • Tour includes Lititz luncheon tea with additional options including Elva’s Chalk Art Presentation, Sturgis Pretzels, Moravian Church Tour, Wilbur Chocolates and downtown browsing on one day tours. Overnights can also include Penn Dutch wagontours, theater, river cruise, PA Capitol Building and Governor’s Residence, Hershey Gardens & Butterfly Atrium, Hershey Chocolates and more.

NEW! Discovery Tea

Discover a cozy tea room plus learn about tea from an expert in South-Central PA! Tour includes a visit to the Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room combining a modern country feel with a vibe of relaxed elegance and creative food. Plus a Tea Discovery at the Turkey Hill Experience where you’ll discover, taste and experience tea from around the world during a 30-minute presentation by a tea expert plus we can include include an Ice Cream Taste Lab where you’ll make your own personally flavored ice cream treat!For a fun overnight tour add in activities in nearby Lancaster, Gettysburg, Hershey, Harrisburg and York such theater, factory tours, wineries, distillery, Kitchen Kettle shopping, wagon rides, Amish farms, historic mansion museums, battlefield tours, ghost tours and more! Tour available year round.
  • Tour includes Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room Tea Luncheon, Tea Seminar at the Turkey Hill Experience.

NEW! Holiday Tea

A seasonal tea luncheon at the Red Lion Bakery and Tea Room where you’ll enjoy a relaxed country vibe, a bit of relaxed elegance and delicious food created by Chef Dani. Sit back and enjoy. Also visit a seasonal event, Grandma’s Holiday Craft Show, housed in a historic B&B where everything is moved out to make room for the show featuring 100+ crafters and thousands of unique items including Santas and sleigh bells, paintings and pottery, woodworking and wreaths, soaps and lotions, quilts, pillows, jewelry scarves, hats, photography,… Also visit the Turkey Hill Experience which is decorated in over-the-top themed holiday displays and which offers offers a hands-on ice cream making taste lab you’ll surely enjoy!  From Turkey Hill’s signature cow mascots decked out in Santa hats and scarves, to dozens of themed holiday trees and wreaths. You will be wowed! For a great multi-day tour add in a mansion with dozens of more traditionally decorated trees, holiday show at American Music Theater, Hershey’s Sweet Lights and more! Available mid-November through early December to include craft show and through the holidays without craft show.
  • Tour includes Red Lion Bakery and Tea Room Tea Luncheon, Holiday Craft Show and Turkey Hill Experience.

Also Consider:

Carlisle Curiosities

Culinary Demo Luncheon plus chocolate tasting, behind-the-scenes tour and more!

Tour includes The Kitchen Shoppe Chef Demo Luncheon, Meadowbrooke Gourds Factory Tour, Chocolate Presentation/Tasting/Browsing at Lindt Outlet, Rolls-Royce Museum Tour.

PA Chow-Chow Chow Down

Full of delicious treats!

Tour includes choice of Artisan Candy Company Tour, Dairy Farm, Farmers Markets, Shady Maple’s 200-Foot Smorgasbord, Pretzel Twisting, Kitchen Kettle, Hershey Chocolates, Potato Chip Factories and Ice Cream Making at the Turkey Hill Experience.

Choo! Choo! Chew!

PA Food Adventure along historic and very scenic Route 6, The Grand Army of the Republic Highway

Tour includes foodie finds including PA’s largest maple farm, artisan chocolate factory, historic Popcorn Factory Restaurant, Carnegie Library Restaurant, plus railroad history and rides including Stourbridge Line Railroad, Steamtown National Historic Site, Kinzua Glass-Bottomed Skywalk/Kinzua Gorge Viaduct, PA Lumber Museum.

NEW! Hospitali-TEA

A great Lodge B&B with Tea Room welcomes with open arms for a tour with rural scenery with elegant collections.

Tour includes Berry Patch B&B Lodge tea, Hershey Gardens and/or Butterfly Atrium.

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.)