York County featured on national TV show 'The Travel Detective'

York County might not be the first destination that comes to mind for a vacation.

CBS News travel editor and Emmy-winning journalist Peter Greenberg seems to like it. A lot.

He listed it among his top eight destinations — which included getaways such as Portugal and Malta — in a segment on "CBS This Morning: Saturday" a couple of weeks ago.

“This is the one that I’d have to say surprised me," said "CBS This Morning" anchor Anthony Mason when he heard the recommendation.

More:CBS' top travel destinations: Portugal, Malta ... and York

And Greenberg continues to feature the county as a prominent place to visit, this time on his nationally broadcast public television show, "The Travel Detective," which will premiere Saturday, Jan. 20.

In an eight-minute segment called "Like a Local," Greenberg and his crew experience "everything from kayaking the majestic Susquehanna River, the art of hand-twisting pretzels and the brilliant green vineyards of southern York County," according to a news release from the York County Economic Alliance.

Greenberg's team spent three days filming in York County last June, thanks in part to a York County Tourism Grant.

A grant of $15,000 was awarded to the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which acted as host and guide for the film shoot, the release states.

“This invaluable national exposure will give ready-to-go travelers across the country a taste of what they can experience in York County,” Louise Heine, the bureau's destination marketing director, stated in the release. 

“Our factory tours, beautiful landscapes and rich history give York County a compelling story to tell, and having a gifted journalist like Peter Greenberg deliver that story to a national audience will give our destination a burst of momentum in the new year,” she added.

More:York County seeks new applicants for annual $1.2 million grant money

The show's segment will feature the following attractions and companies, according to the bureau:

Harley-Davidson Inc.; Sunrise Soap Co.; Martin’s Snacks; Bluett Bros. Violins; Revonah Pretzel; Naylor Wine Cellars; Central Market; the York County History Center; the York County Heritage Rail Trail; the Susquehanna Riverlands; Highpoint Scenic Vista; and the Steam into History train.

Steam into History Tannenbaum train sits waiting for passengers, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 in New Freedom. John A. Pavoncello photo

During Greenberg's visit in June, he also taped the “Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show,” which features locals such as Jeri Jones, former program coordinator for York County Parks.

The show, which aired July 22, is available on PeterGreenberg.com.

With an audience of more than 750,000, and each show expected to air at least three times, "The Travel Detective" could reach as many as 2.3 million people, according to the visitors bureau.

The television show will air at 5:30 p.m. CST Jan. 20 on WTTW in Chicago, followed by a planned release to public TV stations across the country. Air times will vary locally.