- Shopping at a variety of stores selling chocolate "everything"
- Chocolate themed English High Tea at a historic B&B
- Visit a Soap Shoppe that makes Chocolate Soap
- Overnight in historic Oregon or in upscale cabins at nearby White Pines State Park
Your itinerary operates in Rochelle, Oregon & Grand Detour Illinois.
Suitable for small groups. Travel to scenic northwest Illinois for a weekend of decadent indulgence as you traverse the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail. Your tour will give you opportunities to experience eclectic shops and antique stores and overnight in a historic B&B, friendly hotels or upscale cabins. Oh, and did we mention CHOCOLATE is featured at each stop and in many different forms?!
Day 1 - Rochelle and Oregon
Begin your Chocolate Trail adventure with a stop at Colonial Flowers& Gifts located on the historic Lincoln Highway in downtown Rochelle. Browse this unique flower & gift shop but leave time for chocolate sampling & a demonstration. Your next destination is Oregon for a stop at Conover Square, a historic piano factory converted into a shopping mall, where you can check out their specialty shops & antique stores. At Conover Coffees & Chocolates, you'll find over 70 different kinds of chocolate indulgences plus gourmet coffees & teas. Following lunch you can travel across town to Pinehill Bed & Breakfast for their afternoon Chocolate English High Tea served on silver and fine china where you will enjoy the finest in chocolate themed pastries and gourmet tea. Following High Tea you will have your choice of evening dinner & overnight accommodations from the following:
- Pinehill B&B for their chocolate lovers overnight package
- White Pines Inn for dinner in their historic lodge and overnight in their high end cabins which have individual gas log fireplaces. Larger groups have their choice of The Chateau Lodge or Paddlewheel Inn
Day 2 - Oregon & Grand Detour
Following breakfast travel to Merlin's Flowers & The Other Side. Merlin's is a full service florist with much more such as eclectic home décor items, jewelry, specialty salsas, chocolate dipping sauces, boxed chocolates and chocolate flavored coffees.
Travel a short distance to Oregon Soap Shoppe; here the CHOCOLATE GOODIES have some very important features! They are; 100% guilt free, 100% calorie free, OH so very good for you and only mildly "habit forming"! Choose from their many soaps, the delicious chocolate varieties or any of the other 150 plus blends to really nurture the skin you are in! Besides the Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Amber & Milk Chocolate Almond soaps for your bathing adventures, keep your lips kissable with Chocolate Covered Cherry and Chocolate Mint lip balms. Relax and luxuriate with Chocolate Bath Salts or exfoliate with Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrubs.
Other itinerary options are available for Large Bus Groups. Please contact Blackhawk Waterways CVB at 800-678-2108 to talk about your bus tour options.