Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular Fall scenery as you travel westward towards the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Nestled in Virginia’s north-central Piedmont region, Orange and Madison Counties are graced with beautiful rolling landscapes and panoramic views of the nearby mountain range. Don’t miss out on this wonderful tour, perfectly timed for the kaleidoscope of Autumn color!
Your first stop of the day is at Yoder’s Market, a Mennonite run family business located in Madison, Virginia. They will have plenty of delicious Virginia Apples! You’ll also find everything from fresh baked breads to arts and crafts to jams and jellies. We are sure you’ll find something to buy! Midday, enjoy a special luncheon treat at the Bavarian Chef, a renowned German restaurant bringing a little “Bavaria to the Blue Ridge.” From Mandel Schnitzel (pork tenderloins coated with almonds, served in a strawberry gin sauce) to Wiener Schnitzel (scallops of veal, hand breaded, sautéed and served in a burgundy sauce) you’ll find all of their foods are homemade with only the freshest ingredients.
Travel in the afternoon to Montpelier, home of James Madison, our fourth president, Father of the Constitution and author of the Bill of Rights. A National Historic Landmark, Montpelier is surrounded by 2,700 acres of rolling pasture lands. Since 2004, the Montpelier Foundation launched a complete restoration of the Montpelier mansion to return it to the same size, structure, form and furnishings that James and Dolley Madison knew in the 1820s. Restoration included removing the wings added onto the mansion by the duPont family in the early 1900s, which reduced the mansion from 55 rooms to the 22-room Madison home of the 1820s. On your fascinating guided tour, learn about the extensive restoration process and how this historic landmark has become “new” again.
Your Tour Cost Includes:
- Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation
- Admission to Montpelier
- Lunch at the Bavarian Chef
- Apple Stop at Yoder’s Market
- Professional SignaTours Tour Director
- Tax & Gratuity on Inclusions
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Price Per Person…$145.00