The Finger Lakes region of New York is abundant with natural beauty. From its pristine lakes and gorgeous waterfalls to the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums and attractions, unique shopping opportunities and over 100 wineries, this is your destination for relaxation. This is a perfect trip for everyone...whether you are a seasoned Finger Lakes traveler or this is your first time to this beautiful area.
Sunset View Creamery
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Bully Hill Winery Tour & Tasting
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Womens Rights National Historic Park
Seneca White Deer Tour
Former Seneca Army Depot
Lively Run Dairy Farm
Taughannock Falls State Park
6 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
This morning we depart for our touring on the south and west side of Seneca Lake. Our first stop will be Sunset View Creamery for a tour of the farm, facility and four legged family members. Their artisan milk cheese is the result of five generations of dedicated family dairy farming on the same 348-acre farm that has been in the Hoffman family since 1905. We will then travel a short distance to Watkins Glen, where we will enjoy lunch at Seneca Harbor Station. Following lunch, we will visit Watkins Glen State Park, the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade while rim trails overlook the gorge. Our lodging for the next three evenings will be located in Geneva, on the northern side of Seneca Lake. Dinner will be at your leisure this evening.L
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a day of touring around Keuka Lake. Our first stop will be a visit to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, among the most notable aviation museums in the United States due to its focus on the accomplishments of Glenn H. Curtiss, aviation pioneer and early motorcycle manufacturer. The museum includes a sizeable collection of early aircraft and motorcycles, which illustrate the innovative genius of Glenn Curtiss. The centerpiece of the motorcycle collection is an exact reproduction of the famous 8-cylinder motorcycle which earned Curtiss the title of "Fastest Man on Earth" in 1907 with a land-speed record of 136.4 mph. We will enjoy free time for lunch on your own at Bully Hill Winery, followed by a tour and tasting. The tour and tasting experience at Bully Hill is definitely one of the most unique in the Finger Lakes. The experience begins with a 30 minute walking tour of the estate followed by a 20 minute tasting extravaganza. Leaving from the Visitor Center your guide will elaborate on the unique history of Bully Hill and Walter S. Taylor (Bully Hill's founder). He or she will then continue with a discussion of viticulture in the Finger Lakes, elaborate on the grape growing process, and wrap up the tour with a visit to their winemaking facility. Following the tour, you are welcome to join one of Bully Hill's wine tastings. Your BHV Tasting All Star will educate you in every step of properly sampling Bully Hill wine. We will then return to the hotel to freshen up for this evening's dinner. Tonight will be a special treat as we dine in Edgar's Steakhouse on the shores of Seneca Lake in the 1880s Belhurst Castle.CB, D
Dinner Choices Day 2
1. Chicken Parmesan - chicken breast topped with red sauce and mozzarella served over pasta with seasonal vegetables
2. Baked Swai - baked white fish with lobster cream sauce served with basmati rice and seasonal vegetables
3. Tower Vegetable Napoleon - tomato coulis base, basmati rice, roasted peppers, squash, zucchini & portobello mushrooms stacked and topped with balsamic glaze (Vegetarian)
4. Pork Loin - grilled pork loin with velouté served with herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables (Gluten Free)
All dishes are served with a house salad, apple crisp, coffee & hot tea.
Today, after breakfast, we will head east to the northern tip of Cayuga Lake where we will tour Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, a wildlife preserve operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, encompassing part of the Montezuma Swamp. Here, they protect, restore and enhance wildlife habitat. A short distance away is Seneca Falls, where we will tour the Women's Rights National Historic Park and enjoy lunch on your own. This afternoon we will enjoy an extraordinary visit to Seneca White Deer for a tour of the world's largest herd of white, white-tailed deer, other wildlife and relics of 60 years of secret weapons storage. We will visit one of the 519 earth-covered concrete igloos that stored everything from pistol ammunition to tactical missiles and from conventional bombs to nuclear warheads on this narrated trip behind the fences of the former Seneca Army Depot. After returning to the hotel to freshen up, dinner will be included at a local restaurant.CB, D
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and head south. We will visit Lively Run Dairy Farm, located between Seneca & Cayuga Lakes. One of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, the entire team at Lively Run Dairy works to continue the mission of crafting delectable artisan cheese inspired by the historic Finger Lakes food culture. After our tour we will head to Taughannock Falls State Park and its namesake waterfall, one of the outstanding natural attractions of the northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. A stop for lunch on your own and a view of Ithaca Falls will conclude our Finger Lakes Touring. Arrival home is scheduled for early this evening.CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
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To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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