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.
Watkins Glen State Park
Beautiful views of Seneca Lake
Deer Haven Park
Ventosa Vineyards Lunch & Tasting
Rose Hill Mansion
Lazy Acres Alpaca Farm
Canandaigua Lake Cruise on the Canandaigua Lady
New York Kitchen meal with chef demonstration
Lively Run Goat Dairy Farm & Creamery
Taughannock Falls State Park
6 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Our adventure into the Finger Lakes begins with lunch on your own in the village of Watkins Glen. Afterward, we will stop at Watkins Glen State Park, the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks. Our visit to Watkins Glen State Park is self-guided and sturdy walking shoes are suggested. As we head out of town, views of Seneca Lake dominate the drive. Our next stop is a cheese tasting at Shtayburne Farm. Tuesday is cheese making day, so there will be an opportunity to see the cheese master at work, as well as taste different cheeses. We arrive in Geneva at our hotel for the next 3 nights, 41 Lakefront. This hotel is directly on Seneca Lake with a paved walkway along the lake, adjacent to the Welcome Center. Dinner this evening will be included at the hotel.D
After breakfast we head to Deer Haven Park for a guided driving tour. It is home to the world's largest herd of white deer and was once the Seneca Army Depot. You will hear the history of the military in the area, as well as the story of the white deer. A buffet lunch will be included at Ventosa Vineyards, followed by a tasting of their Italian style wines. Be sure to check out the views of Seneca Lake from the balcony. Next, we will go to Rose Hill Mansion for a guided tour. This Greek Revival style building was once the foremost farm in New York State. After a short narration of historic Geneva on the bus, we will return to the hotel. From the hotel, you can walk along the lake, or just sit and enjoy the view with a drink. Dinner is on your own tonight.B, L
Following breakfast we'll drive along rolling farmlands to Lazy Acres Alpaca Farm. Here you will enjoy a gentle walking tour, where you will learn about the different kinds of alpacas and alpaca fleece. There will be time to visit with these adorable animals. After lunch on your own, enjoy a narrated cruise on Canandaigua Lake, aboard the Canandaigua Lady. Canandaigua means "the chosen place" in the Native American language. This lake is the most expensive lake property in the United States, with several famous people owning homes there. Ready for a sweet treat? Sweet Expressions is the local candy shop with an enthusiastic owner who loves telling the story of her life with chocolate. Delicious samples will entice you! Tonight, our dinner is at New York Kitchen. The chef will demonstrate making the salad dressing and the dessert that you will enjoy with dinner. Televisions give everyone a perfect view of the process.B, D
Day 3 Dinner Choices
1. Grilled Chicken Breast served with seasonal sauce, wild rice, and seasonal vegetables
2. Gilled Salmon served with seasonal sauce, wild rice, and seasonal vegetables
3. Vegetarian Pasta served with seasonal vegetables
All entrees include a mixed greens salad, non-alcoholic drinks, and dessert.
A Gluten-Free option is available if required. It would be Chef's Choice.
After breakfast we'll check-out of the hotel and head to Lively Run Goat Dairy Farm and Creamery for a visit with the goats and a sampling of goat cheese made right on the farm! Traveling along Cayuga Lake brings us to Taughannock Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Northeast. You will have an opportunity to get off the bus and take photos. Lunch is on your own at Ithaca Commons, a pedestrian area with shops and restaurants in a busy college town. We will stop at Ithaca Falls, the last of 7 waterfalls along the Cascadilla Gorge. This is somewhat of a rough walk and sturdy shoes are suggested. Arrival home is scheduled for later this evening.B
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 cannot 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. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.
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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.
B=Full 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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