“One of the best Christmas mystery tours of all time,” said Mark at this years annual Sports Leisure Preview Day in Sacramento. While I can’t vouch for that – this was my very first mystery tour with the company – I can say that it was without a doubt a memorable and worthy contender.
Our trip started with a light snow fall in the postcard-perfect town of Stockbridge, MA; the setting of one of Norman Rockwell’s most famous winter scenes. With the exception of a few name changes and new paint jobs, the town is identical to Rockwell’s original interpretation.
Luxurious house tours, summer “cottages” in Newport (which rival any palace I’ve ever stepped foot in), incredible meals in unique locations (Prime rib over an open fire with live entertainment anyone?), and a stunning holiday performance by the Boston Pops make this itinerary a real gem.
This isn’t to say it was perfect, look for next year’s itinerary to be a day shorter with a little bit less food and a smoother pace to each day. With a little refinement, we know this will prove to be a trip that is a part of the tour calendar year after year.
The Berkshires, Newport Beach and “Holiday Pops” performed by the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra; you really couldn’t ask for a better Christmas time excursion!
Below is a quick slideshow of our trip. Enjoy!