Tri-Valley Vacation Package Offers Shakespeare in Wine Country —$229 Scores Play in Vineyard, Food, Wine & Overnight Stay

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The Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) http://www.trivalleycvb.com/, a marketing organization dedicated to promoting a five-city region in San Francisco’s East Bay, today announced that the ‘Shakespeare in the Vineyards Package’ is back this year — providing an affordable and romantic get-away for travelers this summer. New and notable to the stage this year is a play by critically acclaimed author of Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard, with his play The Real Thing.

The Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) http://www.trivalleycvb.com/, a marketing organization dedicated to promoting a five-city region in San Francisco’s East Bay, today announced that the ‘Shakespeare in the Vineyards Package’ is back this year — providing an affordable and romantic get-away for travelers this summer. New and notable to the stage this year is a play by critically acclaimed author of Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard, with his play The Real Thing.

For travelers seeking a romantic get-away, the ‘Shakespeare in the Vineyards Package’ is an exciting San Francisco Bay Area option that’s indulgent but affordable. It includes two tickets to the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in the gorgeous outdoor setting under the stars at Concannon Vineyard along with an overnight stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Livermore— for $229 (http://www.hotellivermore.com/html/ca-hotel-Shakespeare-Festival-pkg.asp).

As the sun sets in the vineyard and the play begins, ‘Shakespeare in the Vineyard Package’ customers will be treated to a picnic for two. Available July 8 – August 7, 2010, the special also includes: a gourmet picnic provided by Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, a bottle of Concannon wine with engraved Livermore Valley Wine Country glasses, a full hot buffet breakfast, complimentary wine tasting at select wineries, as well as a Livermore Downtown Guest Pass for discounts at participating businesses in the charming, historic downtown shopping district.

Available Thursday through Sunday, package customers can opt to see either Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, or The Real Thing — a play by Tom Stoppard, the author of the critically acclaimed Shakespeare in Love.

A Summer in Love in 2010
“This summer we look at love — a passionate all-consuming love sprung from the innocence of youth pitted against a bitter hatred, seasoned with age and ego,” said Lisa Tromovitch, producing artistic director, Livermore Shakespeare Festival. “Romeo and Juliet is a classic because it is all still true. When we are young, we love because it is right to love. But as we get older, in The Real Thing, one of the great minds of our time explores the phenomena of love and passion.”

For more information about the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, including how to purchase individual tickets, please visit http://www.livermoreshakes.org/.

About the Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization for the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and the surrounding region. It markets Tri-Valley, California as a preferred destination for visitors, meetings, and events by promoting CVB member businesses and bringing overnight visitors to the region, to increase awareness of and measurable spending to Tri-Valley, California. For more information, please visit http://www.trivalleycvb.com/.

Media Conact:
Rachel Christie
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rachel(at)trivalleycvb(dot)com

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