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When traveling through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Roanoke Valley serves as the perfect destination for "hub and spoke" tours.
The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge offers exciting attractions and opportunities within a short drive in every direction.
Be sure to include these Hub & Spoke tours as part of your tour itinerary.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Peaks of Otter, Peaks of Otter Winery, The Natural Bridge
Travel north on the Blue Ridge Parkway as you make your way out of the Roanoke Valley.
Take in the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you wind along the parkway and eventually reach the Peaks of Otter. This incredible spot offers your group the opportunity to enjoy hiking on Sharp Top and Flat Top Mountains, and you can have a picnic around Abbott Lake.
Booker T. Washington National Monument, Bridgewater Plaza & Marina, Homestead Creamery
This "Hub & Spoke" itinerary is for groups in Virginia's Blue Ridge wanting to experience cultural history, delicious local food, and scenic beauty.
A visit to the Booker T. Washington National Monument provides a glimpse into the life of one of the nation's most influential African American figures. Following your time at the museum, the group can enjoy a cruise on Smith Mountain Lake aboard a pontoon boat rented from Bridgewater Marina.
Wrap up the tour with a visit to the Homestead Creamery, a popular local dairy and ice cream shop.
National D-Day Memorial, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Spend a day with your group traveling back in time at the incredible attractions in the eastern part of Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Located 30 minutes from Downtown Roanoke, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is a tribute to our fallen soldiers during the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.
After experiencing the memorial, your group can make its way to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, which served as a personal retreat home for our nation's third president.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Mabry Mill, Chateau Morrisette Winery, Town of Floyd
After visiting the mill, experience the incredible flavors of food and wine at Chateau Morrisette Winery. You can enjoy a tour and tasting of the winery and a meal at the winery's fabulous restaurant.
End the day by stopping in the charming Town of Floyd, home to a variety of art galleries, shops, restaurants, and the legendary Floyd Country Store.