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Chocolate & Wine Cruise

Thursdays: June 27, August 22, & October 3, 2019

It’s a match made in heaven! Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat, where you’ll sample four pairings of fabulous wines and decadent chocolates. Enjoy light food and live music for a wonderful evening on the river.

Chocolate tastings provided by Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury.

Rate: $55.00 (Age 21+ only)

Ticket includes train and boat excursion, four pairings of wine/chocolate, light food, dessert and music.  Additional beverages are available for purchase aboard the boat.

Tickets to be picked up at Essex Station Ticket Window on day of your excursion. Tickets will not be mailed or emailed.


Board Train Essex Station: 6:00 pm
Train Departs Essex Station: 6:15 pm
Boat: 7:00-9:00 pm
Train Returns to Essex Station: 9:30 pm

Live music by Trevor Davis Jazz Affair

Trevor Davis’s wide-ranging experience has given him a broad familiarity with the local Connecticut music scene and its artists. He has become a master of creating bands custom-designed to suit an event and its audience. From Dixieland to jazz standards, rock, folk, and country, Trevor plays them all.



Finger Food

Fruit Platter · Charcuterie
Cheeses · Pickles
Crackers · Toast

Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber with Dill
Pimento Cheese


Petit Fours

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