We can arrange a fun and easy day excursion. Choose from any of the following itineraries based on your group's particular interests:

Antiques, Gardens & Estates
One of a kind treasures await you as you begin your day browsing some of the Northwest area's more eclectic antique shops. You'll also visit such treasured estates as the Glebe House and Museum, featuring the only Gertrude Jekyll designed garden in the U.S. Enjoy lunch at the Curtis House. Located in Woodbury, the heart of antique country, it's Connecticut's oldest inn. After lunch, visit the Bellamy Ferriday House and Garden, a country estate with antiques, formal gardens and an orchard. End your day with a cup of coffee and a stroll through the charming town of Litchfield.

Arts and Crafts
An eye-pleasing glimpse of Connecticut's rich artistic heritage begins with a thought provoking guided tour of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield. From there, head to the Brookfield Craft Center, housing fine exhibits as well as classes in various traditional trades such as blacksmithing, basket weaving and pottery. After a delightful lunch at the Hearth Restaurant, you can choose to visit the Woodbury Pewter Outlet where you'll find fine quality Pewter items at outlet prices. You may also want to visit the historic Hitchcock Chair Factory Store in Riverton. Or you may choose to wrap up your day with a trip to the Connecticut Store in Waterbury, where you can browse while learning fun facts about some very interesting "Made in Connecticut" items.

Connecticut Winery Tour
Visit one of Connecticut's premier vineyards, Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston. Hopkins produces over eleven different varieties of award winning wines. Along the route, you will see some of the best scenery Connecticut as to offer. While at Hopkins Vineyard, you can enjoy some wine and cheese and take in the magnificent view of Lake Waramaug. From there you will travel to the Glebe House and Museum, which features the only Gertrude Jekyll designed garden in the U.S. After strolling through the Glebe House gardens, you will head off to enjoy lunch at the award winning Carole Peck's Good News Cafe, which offers organic and unique cuisine. After enjoying a relaxing lunch you will head to DiGrazia Winery in Brookfield. DiGrazia Winery has an annual production of 7,000 cases. After enjoying a wine tasting, you will also have the opportunity to purchase some of your favorites.

Cooking and Fine Tea
Ruth and Skitch Henderson of the New York Pops invite you to the Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford for a cooking class pre-arranged for your group, with a choice of menu items. After your group enjoys the fare that they themselves prepared, you'll move on to the Harney & Sons Fine Tea Store and Tasting Room in Salisbury. You'll tour the factory, learn how tea is properly brewed and explore a rich collection of international teas. Round out the day with a delightful cup of perfectly brewed tea. *Option: If your group does not want to travel further north, you could stop at the White Silo Winery in Sherman, CT for a sample of wines made from homegrown fruits including rhubarb and blackberries.

Historic Waterbury
Get an in-depth look at one of New England's most historic cities on foot or by bus. Start out at the Naugatuck Railroad where you will take an historic train ride while enjoying tales of the region's history. After lunch head to the Mattatuck Museum where a guide will point out all there is to know about the Brass City and its roots. Then it's time for the Timexpo Museum where you'll learn about the history of Timex watches while enjoying an array of archaeological and hands-on RELAXATION exhibits. Finally, stop at the Connecticut Store for a unique collection of Connecticut made products. And if you can't get enough shopping, the Brass Mill Center Mall is just up the street.

History in the Housatonic Region
This historic day begins at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society where you can tour the Charles Ives House, the Dodd Hat Shoppe, the Rider House and the Marian Anderson Studio, a site on the Connecticut Freedom Trail. From there head down route 58 for some quintessentially New England scenery on the way to the Spinning Wheel Inn in Redding. Here you'll enjoy a theater luncheon at an inn dating back to the Revolution. After lunch you'll head to PT Barnum Square in Bethel where you can browse quaint shops, have an ice cream at the famous Dr. Mike's Ice Cream Shop or stop by the Hauser Chocolate House for another real treat.

Plane, Train and Terrain
Begin by taking a scenic plane ride from Oxford Airport. You will get to view various parts of Northwest Connecticut from a whole different perspective, giving you real insight into just how small a quintessential New England town is. From there you will travel to Carousel Gardens in Seymour, where you will have lunch. Carousel Gardens is the former home of Seymour's first citizen, William Henry Harrison Wooster, and legend has it that the Woosters may still lurk in the Mansion. After a "haunted" lunch, you will head to Thomaston, where you will take a train ride on the historic, restored Naugatuck Railroad. As you ride along the Naugatuck River and up and over the Thomaston Dam, the uniform clad conductors will recount the history of the restored trains and the region. After an evening's rest at your Northwest Connecticut hotel, you will embark on a trip through the Litchfield Hills. Your first stop will be to view Bulls Bridge, a classic covered bridge, in Kent. After spending some time at the Covered Bridge, take some time to meander through downtown Kent, where you will find plenty of small shops and places to grab to a bite to eat before heading off to Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston. Hopkins produces over eleven different varieties of award winning wines. While at Hopkins Vineyard, you can enjoy some wine and cheese and take in the magnificent view of Lake Waramaug. To round out the afternoon, head for a tour of White Silo Farm and Winery in Sherman. Here you will find a wide variety of wines made from some of your favorite farm grown fruits, such as Blackberries, Raspberries and Rhubarb.

Childhood Memories of Trains and Carousels
The Danbury Railway Museum is the first stop for an informative presentation and includes a tour of the rail yard and the collection of rail cars and engines. Then take a ride on the famous Danbury Fair Carousel at the Danbury Fair Mall where you can also enjoy lunch and some shopping. Then it's all aboard the historic "Naugy" in Thomaston for a scenic and informative ride along the Naugatuck River. From there, travel to Bristol to tour the New England Carousel Museum and its magnificent collection of beautifully crafted carousel ponies. Enjoy light refreshments before your day ends.

Trucks, Clocks and Culture
This varied and historic adventure starts at the Golden Age of Trucking Museum in Middlebury, containing a unique collection of trucks, antique boats and more. Then board your bus for the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol. Here you'll find a permanent exhibit on the history of clock making in Connecticut, housed in an 1801 mansion with period garden. After lunch, move on to the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, where you'll see artifacts from 10,000 years ago to the present. You are now free to select from these other options: Wine tasting at White Silo Farm in Sherman or DiGrazia Vineyards in Brookfield. A stop in the village of New Milford for an hour of browsing and refreshments.