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After breakfast at your hotel, board the bus for a short drive to Historic Williamsburg Winery. Williamsburg Winery is Virginia's largest winery with an annual production of some 60,000 cases. The 50+ acres of vineyards which surround the winery offer a beautiful backdrop to the Old World-style village where the winery is located. Guests are brought on a guided tour of the winery. Afterward, a lunch is provided in the Gabriel Archer Tavern overlooking the vineyards. Guests keep an engraved tasting glass as a memento of the visit. Lunch includes a glass of wine, main course, dessert, and coffee or tea. After lunch the bus will take you to Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square. Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. Complete your evening back in Chesapeake with dinner at Passion - The Restaurant, where food and fine wine are not just sustenance; they are food for the soul.
We'll start your day with breakfast at a local family-owned favorite - Angie's, famous for omelets and homemade biscuits. We'll head south to the popular Outer Banks of North Carolina for a complimentary tasting of the delectable wines of Sanctuary Vineyards. Before leaving, we'll browse the Cotton Gin, an original working gin that has been transformed into a county marketplace with a southern flair. Collectibles, coastal and country home furnishings, house wares, lawn and garden ornaments, a complete line of natural beauty products and seasonal decorations ensure you won't leave empty-handed. Step aboard the Knotts Island ferry and enjoy a boxed lunch en route across the Currituck Sound. After docking, you will raise your glasses again at Moonrise Bay Winery. A tour of the facility, complimentary tasting and wonderful desserts complete the outing. You will return to Chesapeake and enjoy shopping and dining at Towne Place at Greenbrier, the city's new lifestyle destination center filled with specialty shops and restaurants.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will head to the banks of the Pegan River to Smithfield, Virginia. Smithfield, incorporated in 1752, soon became a town devoted to the art of curing the world famous Smithfield Ham. Today, it hosts one of the largest meat-processing industries - Smithfield Foods, Inc. Begin your visit in downtown Smithfield at the Visitor Center - also home to the Arts Center @ 319 - offering tourist information, a gallery/gift shop and the chance to chat with resident artists. Further down Main Street is the Isle of Wright County Museum, with it overview of the county's history and the world's oldest ham, and example of Smithfield's famous ham curing process. Spend some time in Historic Downtown Smithfield browsing the unique shops and art galleries, and be sure to stop at the Genuine Ham Shop for a culinary souvenir of your trip. Then treat yourself to lunch at the Historic Smithfield Inn where you can order a signature Smithfield ham dish before departing!
We invite you to bring your group and take it all in - outdoor sports galore, easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, a vibrant musical and cultural scene, historic sites ripe for exploring, shopping ranging from fine to funky, and picturesque strolls in a green and beautifully preserved environment.
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