New York State
July 17 - 20, 2017
DAY 1 - Travel through PA into New York. Upon arrival in Corning, NY, enjoy a guided tour of the Corning Museum of Glass, plus have time to browse in the gift shop. Overnight lodging in Painted Post, NY, with dinner included tonight.
DAY 2 - Following breakfast at the hotel, travel to Bath, NY and see the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany who created the sanctuary's interior design in the 1890's. Next stop, the Glen Curtiss Museum and learn of the early 1900's aviation. This museum truly has something for everyone. Lunch on your own in Hammondsport. This afternoon, visit the Bully Hill Vineyards for tasting and browse the gift shp and the New York State Wine Museum of Greyton H. Taylor. The museum includes the Cooper Shop, featuring an outstanding collection of Cooper tools and memorabilia from the early days of the New York State wine industry. A film about the art of barrel making and visit the Walter S Taylor Art Gallery. We then visit the Pleasant Valley Winery, popularly known as the great Western Winery for a tour of the production area, tasting and browsing. This site is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes region, established in 1860. Return to the hotel for shopping and dinner on your own in the downtown area.
DAY 3 - Following breakfast, depart for a visit to Lively Run Dairy, where you will learn all about goat cheese, taste a variety of cheese made on site and visit the goat barn. Travel on to visit Taughhannock Falls Overlook and see the wonderful views of the falls and its 215 foot drop. This afternoon, time for lunch and shopping on your own in Ithaca. Next visit Cornell Botanical Gardens Arboretum for a guided driving tour. See the collections of maples, oaks, crabapples, dogwoods and more on this 100 acre-site. Time to explore the Botanical Gardens and gift shop. Visit the Six Mile Creek Vineyard for wine tasting. Dinner included tonight.
DAY 4 - Depart after breakfast for Watkins Glen and enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise on Seneca Lake. A visit to Watkins Glen International Raceway, where the bus will take a lap around the track. Lunch included today at the track. This afternoon, visit the Castel Grisch Estate Winery for an introduction into the estates wine and private wine tasting. We then depart for home with all your Finger Lakes Memories.
PRICE PER PERSON:
$715.00 Double, $645.00 Triple, $610.00 Quad, $915.00 Single
Transportation, lodging, 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners, and admission to all attractions listed above.