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Springtime in the Gardens

Thursday, May 25, 2017

We’ll meet our GUIDE in AKRON OH to begin our touring. LUNCH is included at PAPA JOE’S RESTAURANT The Iacomini Family first opened their doors in 1932, The heart & soul has been "Papa Joe" Iacomini. They have always been considered the first family of fine & traditional dining in the Akron area. Joe's legacy lives on with the fourth generation of restaurateurs. This afternoon, we visit the STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, Gothic Revival Conservatory, and approximately 70 ACRES OF ARTISTICALLY LANDSCAPED GROUNDS AND FORMAL GARDENS. The Manor House is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival in architecture in America. Stan Hywet remains as one of the most important historic estates to endure from this bygone era. Each of the GARDENS AT STAN HYWET provides its own magic and ...

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Castle & Gardens

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Explore DUNDURN CASTLE, in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, built in the 1830’s by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada’s first Premiers. Tour this magnificent 40-room home WITH GUIDE which was romantically inspired by a grand Italianate Villa. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions, which influenced life during this time........

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$599 Dbl
$750 Sgl
$579 Tpl

Thousand Islands

July 17 - 19, 2017 - Monday - Wednesday - 3 Days

An early departure has you heading for Upstate New York and the THOUSAND ISLANDS region. Your first stop is SONNENBERG GARDENS, where you will have a tour of these exquisite gardens. Then, continue traveling to your hotel in the ALEXANDRIA BAY area near the Canadian border...

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Buffalo Outdoor Adventure

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Experience the natural beauty of the NEW OUTER HARBOR AREA within view of downtown Buffalo and most recent new additions to the Inner Harbor area. Begin the touring day with an overview of the exciting developments or changes that have taken place along the BUFFALO HARBOR WATERFRONT. Visit the BUFFALO HARBOR MUSEUM for a ....

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$775 Dbl
$995 Sgl
$755 Tpl

Long Island

August 27 - 30, 2017 - Sunday- Wednesday- 4 Days

A morning departure has you heading into LONG ISLAND, NY towards the famous GOLD COAST. This region of Long Island was given its name for the lavish country estates built here during the early 1900's and immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald's, THE GREAT GATSBY, based upon his experiences while residing here. Upon arrival in central Long Island, you will check into your lodging and freshen up before departing for...

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Buffalo's Happening

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Experience the NEW & OLD BUFFALO – with the emphasis on the new or resurrected aspects of an ever changing city. It features many of our prominent and newest architectural sites including exciting new developments which are .........

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A "Dam" Good Trip

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Begin with a PROMENADE TOUR of the MT. MORRIS DAM, the largest man-made dam of its kind east of the Mississippi. This tour is approx. 45 minutes & consists of a guided ranger talk at the overlook, a 12 minute movie and chance to visit the museum. This tour is especially designed for Seniors. Continue on to the BIG TREE INN for LUNCH, one of the most familiar historic landmarks in Geneseo. Then travel a short distance to the NATIONAL WARPLANE MUSEUM. The National Warplane Museum is a warbird and military history museum located on the grounds of the Geneseo Airport in Geneseo, New York. Founded in 1994, the museum restores, flies, and displays vintage military aircraft from the Second World War and Korean War eras. As of 2012, the museum had renovations to increase exhibit space and is adding a dedicated area for its America at Home exhibit to show examples of American home front life during World War II. One final last stop-- at DEER RUN WINERY...

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Buffalo-City of Presidents Tour

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

After an active Presidential election year, there is no place better to tour than Buffalo. While touring the city, you will learn about a few of the famous men who went on or became President of the United States. Some started their career in Buffalo or visited the city during their terms of office and made a lasting impression. Buffalo is proud to say the roster of men include MILLARD FILLMORE, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, GROVER CLEVELAND WILLIAM MCKINLEY AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT. In some ways, Buffalo was the road to the White House and into the pages of history. See the ORIGINAL BUFFALO CITY HALL where GROVER CLEVELAND began his career. See the CURRENT ART DECO CITY HALL to view the statues of MILLARD FILLMORE AND GROVER CLEVELAND as well as NIAGARA SQUARE to view the MCKINLEY MONUMENT which was erected in 1907 in his honor. Visit the THEODORE ROOSEVELT SITE with a visit from President Roosevelt himself! THE KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY boasts the permanent exhibit of THE PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAT SERIES. LUNCH IS INCLUDED AT CHEF’S RESTAURANT. Visit the BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM RESOURCE CENTER to see the PRESIDENT MCKINLEY ROOM featuring materials from the Pan American Exposition. Visit WENDT ARCHIVES & RESOURCE CENTER AT FOREST LAWN CEMETERY ...

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