Yes, to offer you a treat for both your heart and brain, the Napa Valley Wine Train has teamed up with Murder Mystery Company.
Are you a sucker for murder mysteries? A wine connoisseur and lover of vineyards? Do you fancy train rides? If yes, something exciting has happened which will make you go pack your bags immediately! The famous Napa Valley Wine Train has joined hands with Murder Mystery Company in order to bring your Sherlock fantasies to life. The wine tasting train ride which offers special wine tasting tours in historic train cars has got a special-spooky makeover, allowing passengers to not only feast on exquisite gourmet but also play detective because there's a KILLER ON THE LOOSE!
The Napa Valley Wine Train has been around for decades but her popularity hasn't aged a day. If anything, the new addition to the wine train has made it even more fascinating. In collaboration with Murder Mystery Company, the train is now offering full-fledged murder mystery train tours. “We’re thrilled to partner with a nationally-renowned group like The Murder Mystery Company to continue this unique offering,” said Scott Goldie, co-CEO of Napa Valley Wine Train.
“Our vintage train is the ideal setting for this interactive journey and its early 1920s theme," he added. The first ever murder mystery-wine tasting tour train is all set to leave the station this 13th April, giving you enough time to convince your friends to take the tour with you. One of the 'passengers' on the train will be the killer and it's up to you how you track them down. (In Fred's voice) Looks like we have a mystery on our hands, gang! Time to set a trap.
You will be given three hours to solve the vintage murder mystery and you can work along with other passengers as well. A 1920s fictional mystery will be given to you, unleash your inner Sherlock! Passengers will come across undercover agents, mobsters, witnesses and various other characters on the train to add into the story and make it more lively and interactive. Be careful of who you trust!
In fact, the train is urging the passengers to be as dramatic as they wish to be. Wear faux fur, a dress with fringes and your pearls, put on your best 1900's game. The Murder Mystery Tour Train will run all through till November from April, starting at 5:30 pm and concluding at 9:30 pm regardless of whether the visitors were able to solve the mystery or not. If they do catch the culprit, they will be given special rewards but then again, good detectives don't work for money. Wine? Maybe.
"Mystery. Mayhem. Murder. With jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds on board, our vintage train is transformed into a stylish speakeasy…and a mysterious crime scene," the wine train described the newly added mystery event. "Of course, you’ll still enjoy three gourmet courses of fine California cuisine on your journey. You’ll just solve a murder on the side. We hear it pairs nicely with a smooth pinot noir."
"The event will be an experience of “Real Life Theater.” The suspects will appear as “real people” and not on-stage actors and the mystery will occur as “actual events” rather than a performance. You will be in a place where things will happen all around you and you may not be able to see all of the clues. Be aware of your surroundings and feel free to question characters to deduce what really happened. Enter the thrilling world of 1920s prohibition-era mobsters. Your surroundings are stylish and elegant, but things take a dramatic turn at Maha Don Lou Zar's juice joint when someone is put on ice. Onboard, potential suspects are everywhere, but no one's talking. Jealous, jilted lovers. A rival Mafioso, a pair of undercover feds. Who's on the level and who's on the lam? Trade clues with fellow passengers, gather information, and solve the crime before the murderer runs free," the website adds.
Sounds like your cup of tea...uh...glass of wine? Then go ahead and grab those tickets before they all run out! "Tickets often sell out - we recommend booking online far in advance. Please note that seating is traditional rail seating, where you may share a table with another party." The ticket for the Murder Mystery Train Tour is priced at $216 per person which includes three-course meals. Get yours here.