Welcome to Finger Lakes

At the south of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, home to Ivy League Cornell University, is the region's gateway. At the northern tip of Seneca Lake, Geneva is a pretty and lively town, thanks to the student population at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Here the restored 1894 Smith Opera House is a vibrant center for performing arts.

To the west, Y-shaped Keuka Lake is edged by two small state parks that keep it relatively pristine; it's a favorite for trout fishing. Base yourself at sweet little Hammondsport, on the southwestern end. Arts and crafts lovers should also schedule a stop in Corning to see the brilliant glass museum there.

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Niagara Falls Upstate New York 2-Day Bus Tour from NYC

Departing from the Big Apple, you'll head north and pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stroll through the impressive Watkins Glen Canyon and visit the beautiful waterfalls before continuing on past Seneca Lake to Niagara Falls. Arriving to the falls in the late afternoon, you'll tour the American Side and visit all the major highlights including the American Falls, Goat Island and Sisters Islands. At night, you'll tour Niagara Falls where you can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.Leaving the hotel the next day, you'll hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls and experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October only). In the winter time, you'll visit the Scenic Tunnels and Journey Behind the Falls, standing in the mist where the powerful Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above! At approximately noon, you'll depart south and head back to New York City by bus. On the way back, you'll enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the largest outlet malls, The Crossings Premium Outlets in Pennsylvania, and find a great bargain at the many brand name stores! The above advertised per person price is based on maximum occupancy Please note: The overnight stay is scheduled for hotels on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Customers without necessary documentation will be arranged with an overnight accommodation on the American side of Niagara Falls: please state 'US visa only' in the 'Special Requirements' box at time of booking. Montour Falls will replace Watkins Glenn Park during winter months when it is inaccessible

$442 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Finger Lake, Niagara Falls, Toronto 3-Day Tour from New York

This three-day, two-country experience from New York City takes you through the beautiful Niagara Falls and Lake Ontario regions on the Canada-New York border. In an air-conditioned coach with your narrator guide, travel first to Watkins Glen National Park in the picturesque Finger Lakes region, where you’ll pass Seneca Lake (one of the Finger Lakes). You’ll soon reach Niagara Falls, where you’ll spend one night. Explore the falls’ American side at night, and then hop on the iconic Maid of the Mist the next day for a boat ride. From Niagara Falls, head along Lake Ontario to the biggest city in Canada – Toronto! See the city’s top attractions, and then enjoy a boat cruise to the 1000 Islands on the St Lawrence River. Finally, you’ll make your way back to New York, stopping at The Crossings Premium Outlets, where you can shop the abundance of name-brand stores like Michael Kors, DKNY and Cole Haan.Please see the Itinerary section below for more details on each day of the tour.

$117.18 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Seneca Lake Wine Tasting & Tour

As you depart from the Finger Lakes Casino and Race Track you will be guided through the surrounding Seneca Lake area. Your tour includes four to five winery visits, depending on the option you pick. The full-day tour includes a delightful lunch at Ventosa Vineyards. There, you can enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the 23-acre property. With an expert wine country host as your guide, you'll have an inside look in this serene part of the Finger Lakes region

$673 Kid Friendly

Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Philadelphia 4-Day Tour from NYC

Day 1NEW YORK – FINGER LAKES – NIAGARA FALLSWe depart from the Big Apple heading north where we will pass the beautiful Delaware Water Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon (winter itinerary goes to Montour Falls instead of Watkins Glen State Park). Tour the US side of Niagara including the American Falls, Goat Island and Luna Island. At night enjoy Niagara Falls where we can appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters.Overnight: Niagara Falls – Wyndham Super 8 Day 2NIAGARA FALLS – NEW JERSEYLeaving the hotel, hear the thundering water of Niagara Falls. See the magnificent Horse Shoe Falls up close and experience the power aboard the Maid of the Mist (May-October). During winter until April when the Maid of the Mist is closed we tour the Scenic Tunnels.At noon, we depart south to New York State. On the way to New York, enjoy a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way, find your own bargain with brand name stores for less.Evening arrival to our hotel in New Jersey – La Quinta Inn & Suites, Clifton, NJ Day 3NEW JERSEY – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DCDepart from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and to the city of brotherly love Philadelphia. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia we visit the famous Liberty Bell, one of the symbols of freedom in America, Constitution square and Congress Hall. Stroll Elfreth’s alley the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Continue on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia that includes the financial district, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Historic Philadelphia and more. Departing Philadelphia we see the famous “Rocky Steps”, then continue north to Lancaster county home of the Amish people. Ride on an authentic Amish Buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, running water, telephone service, or appliances. After the ride we visit the Amish marketplace where we can shop for handmade arts crafts and products. We depart then for DC where will have our overnight at: Wyndham Garden, Washington DC. Day 4WASHINGTON DC – NEW YORKStart the day with a visit of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, by the Tidal Basin, surrounded with famous Japanese cherry blossom trees. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the guard and the Kennedy family gravesite.Next stop is Capitol Hill. See the US Capitol and the White House to understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.In the late afternoon, we depart north for an evening arrival in New York.

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Keuka Lake Winery Tour

The literal indigenous meaning of Keuka is "Lake with an elbow.” It is the most unusually shaped of all the Finger Lakes and one of the most shallow. Because of its shallow depths Keuka has one of the warmest water temperatures ideal for moderating the environment to grow premium grapes. Eventually, Keuka spills into Seneca by a tributary that runs through the village Dresden. As you depart from the Finger Lakes Casino and Race Track you will be guided through the surrounding lake Keuka area. Your tour includes four to five winery visits, depending on the option you pick. The full-day tour includes a fabulous lunch at Bully Hill with creative cuisine and stunning views. With an expert wine country host as your guide, you'll have an inside look in this serene part of the Finger Lakes region.

$510 Day Trips & Excursions

Niagara Falls, NYC, Philadelphia, D.C., Pittsburgh & Cleveland Tour From Chicago

ItineraryDay 1: Chicago – Detroit – Toledo – ClevelandStop At: GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MichiganOur tour will start with Detroit, the American automobile capital, where we will visit the Henry Ford Museum, which has an extensive collection including John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Thomas Edison's laboratory, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop and the bus that Rosa Parks sat in.General Motors Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services, with global headquarters in Detroit's Renaissance Center.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Cleveland. Comfort Inn, OR Similar.Day 2: Niagara Falls - RochesterStop At: Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, New YorkToday we are going to see the renowned Niagara Falls. At Niagara Falls, we will learn the legend of Niagara Falls by watching an IMAX movie, and later we will ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and view the falls up-close.Later you can choose either: A. to stay in the Falls Park for self-exploration till returning to the hotel; (or)B. take an optional Niagara Falls In-depth Tour (Include Whirlpool State Park & Old Fort Niagara)At the end we will head to Goat Island and visit Cave of the Winds.We will stay in hotel located in Rochester.* The first sail date of the Maid of the Mist (US side) is in Mid May (to be determined)Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Rochester. LA QUINTA INN, DAYS INN, OR Similar.Day 3: Rochester - Watkins Glen State Park - New YorkStop At: Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes, New YorkToday we will explore Watkins Glen State Park, which is located in the village of Watkins Glen, south of Seneca Lake in Schuyler County in New York's Finger Lakes region. There are 19 waterfalls along the canyon trail about two miles away. There are excellent mountain climbing trails, waterfalls that can be seen from close quarters (mandatory, $15/person).Then, we will reach New York City, where we can visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the biggest museums in the world.A deep New York night tour ($25/person) will also be arranged in the evening. We will visit Times Square, Rockefeller Center and more.After that, we will return to the hotel.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at New York. Days Inn, Red Roof Inn, Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport, OR Similar.Day 4: New York - PhiladelphiaStop At: Statue of Liberty, New York City, New YorkContinue our tour in New York City!On the second day. We will stroll through the New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church and the famous Wall Street, take picture of a bronze sculpture Charging Bull.Take elevator to the New York City landmark new World trade Center, bird view Manhattan and Central Park.Then visit 911 Memorial Park.Take cruise on Hudson River to see Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.We will also visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum to appreciate the super strength of the world's first military power as well.When we reach Philadelphia, we visit Independence National Historical Park to see Independent hall and Liberty Bell.Take open-top double-decker bus to learn about the birthplace of more than 30 East American historical cradles. The bus will start from stock exchange building, stop at the Plaza of Love (*mandatory, $32/person).Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Philadelphia. Comfort Inn, OR Similar.Day 5: Washington D.C. - PittsburghStop At: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaToday we will explore Washington D.C!At Washington D.C., we will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Memorial.We can take photos of the White House.In the Madame Tussauds Presidents Wax Museum, you can take pictures with Presidents Obama, Trump and other celebrities.We will also pass by the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and World War II Memorial etc.Next, we will have Washington D.C. in-depth tour (*mandatory, $25/person): Including the Capitol Hill, Library of congress (Inside visit.), and Supreme Court (Photo stop).After it, take Capital Cruise to enjoy the view of the US’s mother river, the Potomac River.Tour in D.C. ended here, we are heading to Pittsburgh and see State Point Park, where has the largest fountain in Pittsburgh.After dinner, we will go back to the hotel.Note:If Capitol Hill and Library of Congress are closed, we will visit Marine Corps War Memorial and U.S. Air Force Monument instead.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Pittsburgh. Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, OR Similar.Day 6: Cleveland - ChicagoStop At: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OhioToday, we will travel to Cleveland, the best residential city in the United States.Our tour of the city includes a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was established in 1986, located on the shores of the fourth-largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America - Lake Erie. Here we can see the recordings and costumes left by the music superstars we know.Later, we will return to Chicago. Drop-off infoDrop-off Location:1. Chicago: 2100 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 606162. Perrysburg: 3430 Libbey Rd, (McDonalds) Perrysburg, OH 43551 3. Airport: Please schedule your flight departing from ORD airport after 7:00 pm (complimentary shuttle services).Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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