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Cobblestones, Scones and Valentino
Let the ride take you...

Our cultural tour of Historic Long Grove, High Tea With Gerri, and a wine appreciation seminar at Valentino Vineyards will have your group raising eyebrows, pinkies and toasts all in one day!

  • Long Grove Historic Hear how Historic Long Grove was established by German farmers in 1838, and learn about its rich history from a docent during a 45-minute walking tour or presentation, depending on the mobility of your group. Learn about local scandals, ties to Hollywood, a macabre story or two and the role Long Grove played during Prohibition
  • English High TeaLunch will bring you to a unique experience where your hostess, Gerri, dressed in Victorian attire, welcomes groups to an authentic English High Tea. Enjoy an opportunity to converse over several courses, including gourmet sandwiches, Gerri's scones, seasonal indulgences, an array of petite pastries, and of course, her freshly brewed signature tea served in antique china.
  • Valentino Vineyards & WinerySpend your afternoon with the vines & wines of Valentino Vineyards. Yes, a real Rudy Valentino lives in Lake County and produces award winning wines. Learn how 25 different varieties of grapes are grown, crushed, fermented and barrel aged on their twenty acre estate, and experience the passion Rudy has for his craft. Sample and shop for your favorites to bring home.

Long Grove Historic VillageThis suggested itinerary makes for a lovely day trip and should you wish to linger in the culture of Lake County, may we entice you to stay longer? Your group can check into the beautiful Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, where a welcome reception with their locally brewed honey beer and bee hive truffles can be arranged. Then become immersed in the nautical theme of their King's Wharf Restaurant and see a Broadway musical at the Marriott Theatre.

Before heading home the next day, continue with a tour of the Genesee Theatre, a restored 1920's movie palace or the Sanfilippo Estate, also known as Place de la Musique.

Jayne Nordstrom, Group Tour Manager, Visit Lake CountyHowever you choose to piece together your tour, your knowledgeable Lake County coordinator Jayne Nordstrom will be on hand to assist you.

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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