Taste Of Columbia

From Itineraries Midwest Fall WInter Issue 2009

This sample itinerary can be customized year-round!

Day One

9:45 – 10:00 am
Arrive at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

10 – 10:45 am
Begin a tour of MU’s Historic Francis Quadrangle. Explore the history of the first University in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, visit Thomas Jefferson’s original grave marker and learn about the landmark, MU Columns and more.

10:45 – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short walk to the MU Alumni Center.

11 – 1:00 pm
Enjoy “Lunch with the Chef.” The University Club Chef will do a demonstration on healthy cooking. (Demonstrations on Working with Chocolate and Making Canapés are also available.)  After the demonstration, the food will be served to the entire group. The Chef will be on hand to answer questions and share recipes.

1 – 2:00 pm
Time for restroom break then board coach for departure to Walk-About Acres.

2 – 4:45 pm
Enjoy the afternoon on an 11-acre farm, home to domestic and exotic animals, honeybees, gardens, a greenhouse, gift shop and full-service kitchen with outdoor picnic seating.

Additional options for your group include: Potting a plant in the greenhouse to take home with them. (Add a 1/2-hour) OR The group can make their own honeycomb candle to take home. (Add a 1/2-hour)

4:45 – 6:15 pm
Depart for hotel and get checked-in. Allow time to relax and refresh before dinner. Columbia has 32 lodging options to meet every budget and amenity request. The Columbia CVB is happy to assist groups with room reservations and special services.

6:15 pm
Choose a restaurant for dinner. Combine your dinner with a variety of entertainment options such as a hayride, a bonfire with s’mores and hot dogs, or attend a University Concert Series production.

Day Two

7 – 8:00 am
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, check out and board the motorcoach.

8:15 – 9:00 am
Arrive at the Shelter Insurance Gardens, an award-winning garden. Stroll the scenic garden, visit a replica one-room schoolhouse, photograph the rose garden, find solitude near the goldfish pond and waterfall, and cool off in the shady garden before you head for home.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact your tour operator or Columbia CVB, 877-596-4670.0

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