One of the best ways to experience Virginia is through food. Virginia is, after all, the Birthplace of American Cuisine and the Oyster Capital of the East Coast. Experience Virginia with the flavors of thoughtfully selected, carefully sourced local ingredients. Taste the history of Virginia including sustainable farmed Chesapeake Bay oysters and crab. The food experience on this tour is rooted in more than just good taste: it provides the story of the land you're standing on.
Virginia Beach Tour
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
Cherrystone Aqua Farms
Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Company
Barrier Islands Center Museum
Dolphin Watch Boat Cruise
The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
6 Meals Included
Today we travel south to Virginia Beach, Virginia where we check-in to our hotel. Later we will meet our guide for a Welcome to Virginia Beach Riding Tour as you learn about the history of Virginia's largest city and get the pulse of current day in Virginia Beach. Dinner this evening will be a fun, casual meal at Rockafeller's which features fresh, local seafood and American favorites in a beautiful setting on Rudee Inlet.D
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a full day of celebrating Virginia's culinary traditions on the picturesque Eastern Shore. Enjoy a scenic drive across one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Our guide will provide interesting historical commentary along the 23-mile masterpiece of bridges and tunnels that links Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We arrive in the charming town of Cape Charles and stroll the shops of historic Mason Avenue. Next, we arrive at Cherrystone Aqua Farms to explore a piece of Chesapeake Bay heritage and take a hands-on tour. View oysters and clams in their natural water habitat as we learn how they are cultivated, harvested and the steps local farmers are taking to protect Virginia's shellfish population. Next, you'll head up the coast and relax over a seafood lunch at the waterfront Island House Restaurant and enjoy beautiful views of the marsh and barrier islands. We then continue to Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Company for 'Made in Virginia' items and specialty gifts. Next, we'll discover the Barrier Islands Center Museum, housed in a 19th century schoolhouse that chronicles life on the Shore. This will be followed by a wine tasting experience at Chatham Vineyards, a family-owned and operated winery. This evening, dinner will be on your own at your choice of restaurants along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Enjoy breakfast at our hotel before departing with our guide for a day exploring Virginia Beach. We start our adventure at the Virginia Aquarium, where you will experience a unique journey through Virginia's marine environment, featuring 800,000 gallons of water and more than 300 hands-on exhibits. We then embark on a Dolphin Watching
Boat cruise, where we will witness close-up observations of our marine environment and its inhabitants as they glide through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy lunch on your own in the VIBE district, offering a variety of eateries in this art-focused neighborhood. Then we venture to Smartmouth Brewery to quench our thirst with a craft beer tasting. This evening, you'll taste oysters at Bubba's Seafood Restaurant, a local laid-back hangout with a rustic vibe, on the water.
Following breakfast and check-out, we visit The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, a former life-saving station from 1903, which houses exhibits dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage. Later we depart for home with fond memories of our time spent exploring Coastal Virginia's oyster trail. Arrival home is scheduled for later this evening.B
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Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
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B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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