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August
23


$105


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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August
24


$89


"Cruisin" in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, August 24 2017

We’re off to the FINGER LAKES. Our first stop is AMERICAN MADE, a unique shop located in DOWNTOWN CANANDAIGUA. A unique gift shop featuring American Made items only-Patriotic items, home decor, jewelry, purses, knitwear, wrought iron, puzzles, greeting cards, art prints, nostalgic and humorous signs, wine & lamp; liquor bottle candles, laser wood engravings and made in New York food products....

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August
27


$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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September
18


$89


Beauty By Way Of The Byway

Monday, September 18, 2017

Beauty by the way of the BYWAY – a scenic, cultural and historic fall spectacular destination. Situated in the southeast of metropolitan Buffalo, the Western New York Southtowns are graced with a series of highways known as the BYWAY. Come explore with our STEP ON GUIDE as we fall in love with the heart of Western New York in the Southtowns. Our first stop takes us to ORCHARD PARK, visit...

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September
18


$109


Boats, Planes & Fall Finger Lakes

Monday, September 18 2017

There is no better time than fall to visit the FINGER LAKES REGION OF NEW YORK STATE. Vibrant colors and cool breezes start off this magnificent tour. Our first stop of the day is the FINGER LAKES BOATING MUSEUM. Guests have traveled far & wide to visit this exciting attraction in the beautiful VILLAGE OF HAMMONDSPORT....

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September
18


$829 Dbl
$998 Sgl
$809 Tpl

Kentucky

September 18 - 21, 2017 - Monday- Thursday - 4 Days

Depart for KENTUCKY. Check into your hotel and freshen up before heading for a MOON SHINE HIDE-A-WAY and Tour. Enjoy a demonstration of how the old timers brewed that famous mountain "WHITE LIGHTNIN" Later, the group accents the hidden trail to an outdoor BAR-B-Q for evening music supplied by the MOON SHINE BAND...

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September
20


$99


Hidden Valley Safari Adventure

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FALL TIME is the best time to take a relaxing ride through LETCHWORTH STATE PARK. We will make a brief stop at the WILLIAM P. LETCHWORTH MUSEUM. Completed in 1913, the museum in Letchworth State Park houses the personal collection of William Pryor Letchworth. This historical collection reflects Mr. Letchworth’s interest in the Native American culture and pioneer life in the Genesee Valley, as well as the history of the development of the park. Next, LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD! Interact and feed animals from all over the world! We’re off to a trip to the HIDDEN VALLEY ANIMAL ADVENTURE located in VARYSBURG, NY. Fall is the best time of the year to visit – watch the animals roam this fantastic facility in a safe environment! Let your imagination run wild! It’s an adventure you’ll be talking about for months. Your adventure includes a GUIDED TROLLEY RIDE and INTERACT WITH OVER 30 SPECIES OF ANIMALS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. A BUFFET LUNCHEON at the LODGE DINING ROOM at the adventure. Complete the day with a unique stop at...

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September
23


$109


"Amish Harvest"

Saturday, September 23, 2017

We’re heading to Middlefield, OH for an AMISH HARVEST TOUR. We will make a coffee/rest stop en route. Meet the STEP ON GUIDE & begin touring. Meet Emma Miller. Enjoy PUMPKIN COOKIES AND COFFEE (or tea). Learn about how Emma preserves food for her family. Visit her bakery and gift shop and see her secret stash of beautiful homemade quilts, waved rugs, wall hangers and other homemade items. Next, visit SAGE’S APPLE FARM – where we will tour the orchard and learn how they grow and harvest over 42 varieties of apples. We’re off to MIDDLEFIELD SWISS CHEESE HOUSE to taste some samples. Visit the museum and see how the cheese industry has changed over the years. Each person receives a treat to bring home. En route to lunch, we will enjoy a BACKROADS TOUR of the Amish Country. Enjoy a home cooked MEAT LOAF INCLUDED LUNCH serviced with real mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, seven layer salad, and of course, Amish pies at Rachael or Ruth Home. This afternoon, visit...

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October
1


$775 D
$995 S
$725 T

Discover Maine

October 1-5, 2017 • Sunday-Thursday• 5 Days

Travel to Bath, the “Ship-Builders” town and follow Maine’s rich maritime history through the centuries. Visit the museum’s working waterfront. Time for shopping and lunch on your own at BOOTHBAY HARBOR. Meet your guide and see why the Boothbay Harbor Region is the “Soul of the Maine Coast“ with a BOOTHBAY HARBOR TOUR. Meet your guide and be amazed by the natural wonders of BAR HARBOR AND ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. ...

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October
11


$99


Travel Back In Time Aboard The Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Begin with a MUFFIN & JUICE and get ready to travel to the “valley that changed the world”. Hop aboard the OIL CREEK & TITUSVILLE RAILROAD. You will be where oil history began. Enjoy a relaxing TRAIN RIDE through OIL CREEK STATE PARK which takes you back in time as tour guides describe fortune seekers who brought the world’s first oil boom. See the sites of towns that grew overnight, then vanished as the oil flow ceased. Learn the history of railroading and its importance to the region then and now. A BOXED LUNCH is included for the train ride. We will detrain at the DRAKE WELL MUSEUM where admission is included this afternoon. Our last stop of the day is the DEBENCE ANTIQUE MUSIC WORLD & MUSEUM. SEE & HEAR OVER 100 OLD TIME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Calliopes, Carousel Band Organs, Music Boxes, Nickelodeons and more...

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October
15


$119


Corning Museum

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Begin the day as we travel the scenic route to Corning, NY. We will make a snack/coffee stop en route (at own expense) It’s a beautiful time of year to enjoy the fall colors at its best. Upon arrival, enjoy a SIT DOWN SERVED LUNCH WHICH IS INCLUDED for our group. Following LUNCH, a docent will lead us on a GUIDED TOUR of the CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS. Our group will be split in two groups today. You will have time to continue to explore the museum - see the Movie, Hot Glass Show & visit the Gift shop. You will have FUN WITH THE GLASS activity. Participate in the "Hands-On" workshop, and MAKE YOUR OWN GLASS PUMPKIN...

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October
18


$125


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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December
7


$99


Victorian Castle & Christmas Gardens

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Explore DUNDURN CASTLE, in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, built in the 1830’s by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada’s first Premiers. Decorated in spectacular HOLIDAY DÉCOR, 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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Reflections of Italy

10 DAYS

Two nights in Rome gives you time to explore its rich history, including a guided tour of the COLOSSEUM, PIAZZA VENEZIA and PIAZZA NAVONA. Discover Siena’s narrow GOTHIC STREETS, MAGNIFICENT PALACES and HISTORIC PIAZZA DEL CAMPO on a walking tour...

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London & Paris

8 Days • 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts / 4 Dinners

Enjoy one of London’s spectacular theatre performances. Cross the English Channel aboard the innovative high speed Eurostar Train. Dinner at the Eiffel Tower features wonderful French cuisine...

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Shades of Ireland

10 Days • 13 Meals 8 Breakfasts • 5 Dinners

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this 10-day tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle...

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Exploring Greece and Its Islands

14 Days •  22 Meals: 12 Breakfasts / 1 Lunch / 9 Dinners

Join a local expert exploring Athens’ famed Acropolis. Visit two Byzantine monasteries in Metéora and learn about the devout lifestyle of the monks who live there. Explore the grandeur of Olympia...

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British Landscapes

10 Days • 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts  5 Dinners

Visit the historic town of Cambridge, home of the elite university. Explore the picturesque Lake District villages. See the natural hot spring baths that were enjoyed by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago...

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Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe

14 Days  18 Meals: 12 Breakfasts  6 Dinners

Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland. Visit the Jasna Gora monastery with one of its clergy to witness the world-famous Black Madonna...

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Exploring Britain and Ireland

15 Days •

Ponder the mysteries of mankind at the famous monument of Stonehenge. Overnight in the capital cities of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh. Visit historic Blarney Castle where you can kiss the famous Blarney stone...

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Shades of Ireland

13 Days • 17 Meals 11 Breakfasts • 6 Dinners

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this 10-day tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle...

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