Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 12:30-4:30 PM
All tours include lunch
Afternoon with the Arts
Because Bloomington is a college town with world-class schools for the performing and visual arts, visitors can find a breadth of unique experiences just waiting to be discovered. On this walking and motorcoach tour, you will see some of the city's finest arts venues located on the campus of Indiana University. From a Gutenberg Bible to a 4,543-pipe organ, this tour is anything but ordinary.
Brews, Wines & Spirits
Being a foodie city nestled in the rich agricultural land of South Central Indiana, Bloomington is overflowing with delicious drinking options. The city boasts three breweries, two wineries, one distillery and many more restaurants serving craft beers on tap, artisan cocktails and hand-selected wines from around the world. Sample a few of the city's most popular destinations on this casual culinary tour with behind-the-scenes visits and plenty of tastings!
Find out why the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District is one of only five designated Indiana Cultural Districts. From lunch at one of downtown's oldest and best-loved establishments - Uptown Café - to shopping, an art gallery, and a view of the county's gorgeous limestone and stained glass courthouse, this tour will show you some of the most popular and unique spots in the city's bustling downtown district.
There's a reason Bloomington was named one of America's Top 50 Adventure Towns by National Geographic's Adventure Magazine. Explore the region's abundant natural beauty on this active tour as you enjoy breathtaking views of the state's largest lake and the Hoosier National Forest.
What trip to Bloomington would be complete without an authentic experience of IU athletics? Following a lunch at Nick's English Hut, the pub of choice for celebrities and sports fans passing through Bloomington, you'll see some of the most memorable highlights of the university that has won 24 NCAA National Championships and nearly 150 Big Ten Conference team and individual titles.
Bloomington is home to the nation's only Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, founded by the late Thubten Jigme Norbu, brother of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Enjoy an authentic Tibetan lunch right at the cultural center, and then explore this unique and moving site on 108 beautifully landscaped acres.