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, unique shopping opportunities, and over 100 wineries this is your destination for relaxation. This is a perfect trip for everyone, whether you're a seasoned Finger Lakes traveler or this is your first time to this beautiful area.
Skaneateles Boat Cruise
2 Nights Lodging in Geneva, NY
Finger Lakes Welcome Center
Dinner at the New York Kitchen with chef demonstrations
Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm
Rose Hill Mansion
Free Time in Canandaigua's vibrant downtown
Bully Hill Vineyards
Historic Driving Tour of Geneva
Corning Museum of Glass
Views of four Finger Lakes: Keuka, Canandaigua, Seneca, Skaneateles
3 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
This morning we will make our way to the Finger Lakes region and stop in Hammondsport, NY for lunch on our own. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting at Bully Hill Vineyards and take in the beautiful views of Keuka Lake. Sit high atop a hill with an expansive vista, tour the museum, or peruse their shop. We will then head to Canandaigua, where a local guide will share about this lovely city before letting you off for free time to explore its vibrant downtown with charming architecture, boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and gift shops. Later we will visit New York Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization, with a passion to guide their guests on a journey to explore New York's dynamic agriculture, craft beverage, and culinary arts. This evening we will enjoy a 3-course dinner while watching chefs demonstrate how to make items that were incorporated in our meal. Our lodging for the next two evenings will be in Geneva, on the northwest shore of Seneca Lake. You will have the opportunity to stroll along the paved lit walkway to get a view of the beautiful sunset, sit outside to watch the gathering dusk, or enjoy a drink at the bar...the night is yours to enjoy at your leisure.D
After breakfast we will meet our guide for the day and visit the Finger Lakes Welcome Center, which features a Taste NY Market and sells New York made beer, wine, and cider. Outside you can take photos of Seneca Lake and the famed "I Love New York" sign. Next, we head to Rose Hill Mansion. Built in 1839, Rose Hill offers a glimpse into the lives of the well-to-do farming families in the 1800's. This impressive Greek Revival home with its giant pillars was once the foremost farm in New York State that used the most innovative farming techniques for the time. We will have a guided tour of the mansion and be able to take in the expansive view of Seneca Lake from its elevated vantage point. We'll then have free time for lunch on your own in the charming village of Skaneateles which offers a variety of dining options as well as many local shops. This village is along the shores of the pure waters of Skaneateles Lake, pronounced "skinny-atlas" by the locals. After lunch, we will cruise on the Judge Ben Wiles with narration by the captain. Glacier-carved hillsides and crystal-clear waters are here to delight you on this comfortable cruise on Skaneateles Lake. With seating both inside and outside, you can enjoy views of the gracious homes that line this beautiful lake and hear tales of the past & present. Our last stop for today will be at Strawberry Fields, a unique hydroponic strawberry picking experience - no bending required! The owner will teach us about the advantages of hydroponic farming. There will be time to browse their shop and enjoy refreshments afterward. Dinner will be on your own this evening. You can dine at the hotel or walk to one of the many downtown restaurants nearby.
Following breakfast, we'll enjoy a driving tour of historic Geneva. Take in the sights as our guide explains the many changes this 18th century settlement has experienced to become the charming travel destination it is today. Traveling along scenic Seneca Lake, we will arrive at the Corning Museum of Glass. Here we'll enjoy a self-guided tour and lunch on your own at this renowned marvel. The 35 Centuries of Glass Galleries show the most comprehensive and celebrated glass collection in the world. Explore the power of optical fiber to carry you into the future. You will be able to see live demonstrations of the ancient method of glass blowing as well as the strength of glass and explore the museum at your own pace. Arrival home is scheduled for later this evening.
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, 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.