An antique 1952 Pullman Vista Dome. Fine dining. Delectable wines. Lush landscapes. This iconic train never fails to impress, but the Napa Valley Wine Train doesn’t just stop there. They’re elevating the journeys with Castle Wine Tours, Jolly Journeys with Santa and the dreamy Romance on the Rails. And now, for the ultimate pairing: your favorite Cabernet and a themed murder mystery ride, including one for Harry Potter fans.
Wine lovers will step aboard the vintage train, but please be aware that there’s a killer amongst you. You’ll need to stay vigilant, trust no one and enjoy everything on your murder mystery ride.
Each 2-hour sojourn is filled with twists and turns as the vintage wine train winds through the Napa Valley on a 36-mile railroad route built in 1864. Three-course gourmet meals will be served with an extra helping of intrigue. Dishes will be along the lines of pan-seared Pacific halibuts, roast beef tenderloin, and wine will flow throughout.
While red velvet armchairs and Mahogany interiors set the stage for the night, the experience will be more real than theatre, according to The Murder Mystery Company organizers. Actors are promised to be indistinguishable from your fellow passengers, adding to the thrill of the evening.
Can you uncover the secrets and decode the clues embedded in the string of carriages? Can you trust fellow passengers pouring your next glass of Pinot? Or will you charm them to conceal your secret identity before the extravagant voyage comes to an end?
The interactive events will happen a few times a month, but Potter fans will have to wait until next year as tickets for Wizards of Wine Country sold out almost instantly. However, if you’re feeling more muggle than mythical, there are plenty of Murder Mystery themes to choose from. Or, if you prefer a day trip with stopovers at various vineyards and wine cellars to explore along the way, you can check out the rest of their experiences here.
Prices start at around $405 per person with dinner, which is quite hefty, but wine and an unforgettable experience are all included.
Here are the dates currently available for themed murder mystery rides:
- September 8 – Death of a Gangster
- September 22 – Till Death Do Us Part
- October 6 – Till Death Do Us Part
- October 13 – Till Death Do Us Part
- October 20 – Till Death Do Us Part
- October 27 – Till Death Do Us Part
For more information, visit The Napa Valley Wine Train website here..
[Feature Image: The Napa Valley Wine Train]
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