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Solve a murder mystery on a Wine Train through Napa Valley

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Nalynn Dolan Caine ▼ | August 2, 2019
A three-hour tour on the vintage train takes passengers in the 1920s remembered for prohibition, glitz and glamour, where they help solve to a 1920’s themed murder mystery.
Wine Train
California   Enter the thrilling world of 1920s prohibition-era mobsters
Railcars once used as first-class coaches for Northern Pacific Railway’s premiere trains—the North Coast Limited and the Northern Pacific Atlantic Express—and its Ski Train service from Denver to Winter Park now carry Wine Train passengers through the lush Napa Valley landscape.

Built entirely out of steel in 1915 by the Pullman Standard Company, they were the height of technological advancement of their time, with electric lights, steam heat, and arched windows.

After acquiring them in 1987, the Napa Valley Wine Train undertook an extensive restoration project to restore and reimagine the cars—Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions, and velveteen fabric armchairs.

Luxurious interiors evoking the spirit of opulent rail travel at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Once on board, passengers get clues to trade with other passengers. The plot includes "mobsters, jealous lovers, a rival mafioso, and a pair of undercover federal agents."

Onboard, potential suspects are everywhere, but no one is talking. The goal is to get enough information to solve the mystery before the murderer escapes.

In addition to multiple course gourmet meal of fine California cuisine there will be plenty of wine coming from the vineyards along the train's tracks.

Guests are, of course, encouraged to dress up in 1920s fashion. If you are not in costums dress as a plain clothes private detective to help solve the crime.

Available dates:
- Thursday, August 8th, 2019
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Thursday, September 26th, 2019
- Friday, October 18, 2019
- Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tickets start at $216 per person