Foodie Fun

NEW! Mount Hope Estate Tea with Miss Daisy Grubb

Miss Daisy Grubb, the former owner of the Mount Hope Estate’s mansion from many years ago, is our Victorian host for a delicious tea where you will enjoy a variety of savory finger sandwiches and sweet desserts in the mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Learn a bit of tea etiquette, be regaled with stories of the mansion by some of Miss Grubb’s best friends, and perhaps also enjoy browsing and wine tasting in the adjacent gift shop. Choices of sites to compliment your visit include time in downtown Lititz for great shopping including Wilber Chocolates plus perhaps a Moravian Church tour, the Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia and/or Turkey Hill Experience tea tour or hands-on ice cream experience, local Farmers Markets, and Harrisburg sites/activities including Capitol Building tour, PA Governor’s Mansion tour, Susquehanna Art Museum, Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat cruise, and the historic Harris-Cameron Mansion.  Tea available May to early October.
  • Tour includes tea at Mount Hope Estate tea and character entertainment with optional wine tasting plus choice of regional sites.

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

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.

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.

Tasty Holiday Happenings

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.

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! Finger Lakes Progressive Luncheons

Dessert may be the most important part of a meal so we’ve designed three progressive luncheon tours with fun desserts! How about a vineyard restaurant entree with multiple wine tastings in the tasting room next door in Romulus, NY? Or choose a narrated Seneca Lake cruise and entree lakeside in Watkins Glen, NY before visiting a goat farm and artisan cheese house in Interlaken for a tour and tasting with a personal-size cheesecake to eat on the way home! Or visit Cornell’s arboretum and botanic gardens in Ithaca, enjoy lunch entree, then retro ice cream parlor plus Taughannock Falls and a winery visit. All delicious options that can be expanded into multi-day tours upon request of course!

Sweet & Salty, Creamy & Crunchy

A delicious tour! Choose to visit Hershey’s Chocolate World to learn the story of this international favorite. Try your hand at making your own unique ice cream flavor in the Turkey Hill Experience’s Taste Lab. Tour a potato chip and snack factory and perhaps browse in the factory outlet! Have all these treats made you thirsty? Wash them down with a visit to a brewery for tour and samples! One-day and multi-day options, Mon. to Thurs. for factory tours.

  • Tour options include Hershey’s Chocolate World, Martin’s Potato Chips, Utz Snack Foods, Pretzel Factory, Stauffer’s Cookie Outlet, Turkey Hill Ice Cream Experience, Troegs Brewery.

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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.

NEW! Trains, Trolleys and Tasty Treats

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

Those who love riding the rails and those who love good food will thoroughly enjoy this new tour in the beautiful mountains in northeastern PA. Tours will be customized with options including:

  • Stourbridge Line Railroad one-hour or extended ride with option to visit the nearby Wayne County Historical Museum featuring a full-size replica of the Stourbridge Lion, America’s first steam engine, that made history in Honesdale
  • Steamtown National Historic Site featuring railroad yard, history museum, theatre, technology museum and roundhouse, and short trip on the Scranton Limited
  • Electric City Trolley Museum featuring interactive exhibits, extensive displays including vintage trolleys, a short film, and the chance to enjoy a narrated ride on an authentic 1926 or 1932 antique trolley for a 5 ½ mile trip over Roaring Brook through a mile-long tunnel and along the original “Laurel Line” up to PNC Field on Montage Mountain where you can peak into the site’s repair and restoration shop
  • No. 9 Coal Mine to ride by rail 1600 feet into the mountain, explore an underground muleway, see a miner’s hospital, and visit the wash shanty museum at the site which opened in 1855 and is now the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine
  • Calkins Creamery to learn about the 200 cows that happily roam the farm and see how cheese is made on this farm for a farm-to-fork experience
  • Moka Origins introduction and workshop tour where its bean-to-bar chocolate and craft coffee operation supports local farmers and communities in Cameroon and beyond
  • Callie’s Pretzel Factory to see how these crunchy goodies are made and shop among the many specialty pretzel products

Also available are wine and beer tastings, casino gaming, Dorflinger Glass Factory Museum, Sculpted Ice Works Factory & Museum with ice carving demo, Holley Ross Pottery demo, private car museum, Eckley Miners’ Village

NEW! Hospitali-TEA

A great Lodge B&B with Tea Room welcomes with open arms for a tour with rural scenery, casual and relaxing ambiance and great food.

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

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.