Susquehanna River Valley & Mountains

Pallet to Palate

Pick up a paint pallet during a paint class and treat your palate to delicious treats! Savor gourmet food in Le Jeune Chef, the teaching restaurant of Penn State’s local culinary school, including a dessert demonstration of the restaurant’s signature chocolate soup! Or you may choose to dine in The Peter Herdic House, a gourmet mansion restaurant along the city’s Historic Millionaires’ Row. The Herdic House was built in the mid-1800s in the Italian Villa style and inside features an three-level open staircase with a beautiful chandelier. Also explore the artistic side of the city and yourself with views of the world’s largest outdoor portraiture mural, Inspiration Williamsport, created by Michael Pilato and highlighting the region’s rich heritage. Plus try your own hand at painting with a relaxing painting class great for novices as well as experienced painters. Additional options include a visit to the local Arts Center theater boasting a wonderfully restored ceiling mural and the Taber Museum featuring paintings by Rosen (one of Jackie O’s favorite painters), a Tiffany church window, a HAUNTED painting and more art to enjoy along with historical displays and the 300-piece Shempp Toy Train collection. One-day and multi-day options, year round.

• Tour may include Step-on Guide dressed in Victorian inspired garb, Millionaires’ Row Tour, Le Jeune Chef with chef demo or Herdic House mansion dining, paint class, Arts Center tour, Inspiration Williamsport Mural, Taber Museum.

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! 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.

Best of the Valley & Mountains

Visit PA’s own natural wonder, the PA Grand Canyon, nearly 50 miles long and more than 800 feet deep embracing over 300,000 acres of state-owned forest land. Enjoy wonderful views of the canyon from above plus see the canyon upper gorge rise around you during covered wagon rides along Pine Creek. Cruise the Susquehanna River aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheeler, a replica of the boat that graces these waters in the mid-1800s. Enjoy gourmet dining in a Victorian mansion restaurant and more. Three or four-day tour, Memorial Day weekend through mid/late-October.

  • Tour includes Covered Wagon Rides, PA Grand Canyon, Guided Millionaires’ Row Tour, Riverboat Cruise, Victorian Mansion Museum, Historic Dining, Step-On Guides.

Mount Nittany Wine Trail

Wine around the beautiful countryside in Central PA tasting at multiple wineries and perhaps a distillery with tour options available. We have a cluster of three quality wineries and a distillery plus more in the surrounding area. Also included is a stop at Tait Farm offering local produce and artisan wares including shrubs which add a special touch to cocktails and perhaps dining at the four-star Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State Campus or a historic tavern from the 1800s. Make it all about the wine and food or add in a local site or two such as an art museum, sports museum, stamp-collecting headquarters, Penn’s Cavern and/or Boal Mansion & Christopher Columbus Mansion. One-day and multi-day options, year round.

  • Tour Options include Winery Visit Tastings and Optional Tours, Distillery Tasting, Historic Dining, Tait Farms Shoppe, Varied Additional Activities

“Gutes Essen”

“Gutes essen” is German for good eating which you’ll find on this tour with a German twist. Visit an authentic Amish restaurant for a family-style meal. Enjoy local beer (or root beer) during a Susquehanna River brews cruise. Feed the animals during wagon rides at a red deer farm where the stags steal the show and/or tour a tree farm where you’ll learn how the German custom of the Christmas tree has become big business, see how trees are grown and wreaths made plus browse through 1,000s of holiday ornaments. One-day and multi-day options, May to late-Oct.

  • Tour includes Amish Meal, Susquehanna River Brews Cruise, Christmas Tree Farm and/or Red Deer Farm.

Also Consider:

NEW! PA Surf and Turf

Susquehanna River Cruise and Covered Wagon Rides!

Tour includes Susquehanna River Cruise, Covered Wagon Rides, and optional PA Grand Canyon and/or Historic Williamsport or Wellsboro.

NEW! Tea & Thee Tour

Delicious tea luncheon & church tours!

Tour includes Susquehanna River Cruise, Hiawatha Riverboat Tea Luncheon, Thomas T. Taber Museum with Tiffany Window, Historic Church Tours, Organ Demonstration.

NEW! Williamsport Big Hitters

Bases are loaded! Tour Little League & more!

Tour options include Little League World Series Stadium Tour, World of Little League, Original Little League & Bowman Field, Historic Millionaires Row, River Cruise, Mansion Dining.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Tour

Get into the holiday spirit with delicious dining and festival option.

Tour options include Theme Holiday Meal with Christmas Story Reading, Christmas Tree Farm or Holiday Garden Center, Wine Tasting, Mifflinburg Christkindl Market or Williamsport Victorian Christmas Festivals on Specific Dates, and more.

Mifflinburg Christkindl Market

Dec. 8-10, 2016 & Dec. 7-9, 2017

Tour includes Festival, Artisan and Food Vendors plus Custom Sites.

Silver Spoon Sojourn

Follow in the footsteps of Williamsport's wealthy lumber barons!

Tour includes gourmet dining, Susquehanna River Cruise Silver Spoon Ice Cream Social, Millionaires’ Row Tour including Victorian Mansion, Step-On Guide.