January 24 - 26, 2020
Coastal Winefest At Virginia Beach
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All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full paying passengers. Rates and itinerary are subject to change without notice and/or compensation.
- Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Two night hotel accommodations
- Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
- Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
- Wine tastings as listed per itinerary
- Local guide service
- All taxes and gratuities
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Potomac Point Winery
- Mermaid Winery
- Virginia Beach tour
- Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
- The Coastal Virginia WineFest
- Whale Watching Cruise
Friday, January 24: Travel to Virginia, Potomac Point Winery and Mermaid Winery
7:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store located in Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/ Route 272 side of the store.
8:00AM: Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd; travel to Virginia. Arrive at Potomac Point Winery, and enter a beautiful Mediterranean-inspired building that feels like you have stumbled into Tuscany. Enjoy a tasting of some of its award-winning wines and a delightful luncheon before continuing onto Virginia Beach.
Check into the Best Western Oceanfront where you will have time to freshen up before departing for a wine tasting and dinner at the Mermaid Winery. Hotel: Best Western Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA (Lunch, Dinner)
Saturday, January 25: Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Coastal Virginia WineFest
After breakfast depart with the local guide for a motorcoach sightseeing tour of Virginia Beach. As you enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay you will also learn about the history of Virginia’s largest city and get the pulse on current day in this resort town. While on the tour you’ll see the First Landing Cross at Cape Henry where the English colonists first came ashore in 1607 prior to settling at nearby Jamestown. Walk out on the overlook to see where the bay and the ocean meet, and where the famous Battle of the Capes took place during the Revolutionary War. A stop will be made at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. Built in 1792, this lighthouse was active until the late 1800’s and is currently a Virginia Historic Landmark. You will have time to climb to the top of the Lighthouse and to browse in the gift shop. As we tour the resort strip, you’ll see the historic Cavalier Hotel as well as the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, a unique structure which pays homage to veterans everywhere.
Enjoy lunch this afternoon at Rockafeller’s Restaurant, a local favorite with a casual beach vibe and a picturesque setting. Following lunch arrive at The Coastal Virginia WineFest. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, live music, a grape stomp competition, vendors showcasing food, arts and crafts, a beer garden, and of course, wine! You will have the opportunity to sample wines from thirty Virginia wineries.
The remainder of the evening will be on your own to enjoy the Virginia Beach Oceanfront area and have dinner at one of the many fine restaurants. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Sunday, January 26: Whale Watching Cruise, Depart for Central Pennsylvania
After breakfast depart on a two hour whale watching cruise. The cruise offers a unique look at many species as they migrate into the coastal waters each winter. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds! This afternoon enjoy free time for lunch on your own at Town Center before departing for Central Pennsylvania with appropriate rest and meal stops en route. (Breakfast)
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Two forms of identification are required for this trip. A government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license), along with a secondary form of identification such as a passport, state or local government ID, copy of birth certificate, social security card or Medicare card. Must be 21 years old with a valid I.D. for wine tasting
$150 per person deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by December 1, 2019. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees. From December 1, 2019 to day of departure no refunds.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Temperatures for the Virginia region in January average in the 50s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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