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Finger Lakes of New York: Lakes & Grapes

Finger Lakes of New York: Lakes & Grapes

From the pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and magnificent parks to the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, unique shopping opportunities and more than 100 wineries, the Finger Lakes has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Trip Duration: 3 Days

Meals Included: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Tour Director: Yes 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Highlights Include:

Corning Glass Museum

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, The Corning Museum of Glass is the world's largest glass museum, featuring 35 centuries of glass artistry, live glassblowing demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass experiences for all ages (*Additional Costs may occur) and an international Glass Market.

 

Springside Inn

Located on the North end of beautiful Owasco Lake, the Springside Inn is a family business that takes pride in offering a personal touch to all of its guests. From their newly renovated rooms to their award-winning restaurant, they strive for the highest levels of quality and service.

Classic cuisine and specialty drinks mark the dining experience that is uniquely "Springside," and their wine cellar holds something for every palate.

 

Rose Hill Mansion

Built in 1839, Rose Hill Mansion is a restoration of the Greek Revival period overlooking Seneca Lake. Rose Hill is acclaimed as one of America's most distinguished Greek Revival Houses and is furnished in the elegant Empire style.

 

Lunch at New York Kitchen (formerly New York Wine and Culinary Center)

The New York Kitchen (formerly New York Wine and Culinary Center) is designed to engage, excite and inspire the people of New York State and the world in a celebration of New York wine and food. The Center is an educational and experiential gateway to New York State's incredible wine, food and culinary industries.

Your meal is served in the Demonstration Theater, a comfortable amphitheater setting, enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and visual technology. Watch your guest chef create a dazzling dessert using superb New York State products. Summer meals may also be requested for groups under the tent on the grounds overlooking the lake.

 

The Culinary Boutique offers a wide selection of quality New York State foods, culinary tools, wine accessories, and gifts. Many of the professional culinary tools and food products used in the educational classes are available for sale in the Boutique.

 

Tour & Tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards

At Casa Larga Vineyards, see Old World Winemaking from Graft to Glass! As a visitor to Casa Larga, step into a nationally recognized facility, magnificently rich in architectural beauty. Their guided tours begin in the vineyard, where you will learn how their grapes are grown, harvested, and pressed. Continuing on to their classically inspired winery, follow the wine making process through fermentation, oak cask aging, bottling cellars and learn the process of "Methode Champenoise." Complete your tour with the basics of wine tasting as you savor their daily tasting selections.

 

Boat Excursion on Lake Skaneateles

Scenic cruise aboard Judge Ben Wiles. Cruise Skaneateles Lake, the "eastern gateway to the Finger Lakes." The lake is thought of as one of the most beautiful & cleanest bodies of water in the world.

 

Need to Know:

Rose Hill Mansion - 2nd Floor is not wheelchair accessible

 

Casa Larga Vineyards - There are 2 sets of stairs. If guests cannot navigate the steps, they can wait in the tasting shop on the main floor.

 

Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

 

Tentative Pick ups:

Tentative Departure Times:
5:45am Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
6:00am Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
6:45am Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
7:45am Towson @ Cromwell Bridge Park & Ride

Day 1:

Travel to Corning, NY
Lunch on own en route
Admission to Corning Museum of Glass
Travel to Auburn, NY
(2) Overnights at Holiday Inn Auburn NY
Dinner included at Springside Inn, Auburn NY

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Admission & Guided Tour of Rose Hill Mansion, Geneva NY
Travel to Canandaigua, NY
Lunch included at New York Wine & Culinary Center. Visit the Gift Shop after lunch.
Travel to Fairpoint, NY
Tour & Tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport NY
Return to hotel
Dinner on own in Skaneateles, NY

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check Out
Travel to Skaneateles, NY
Boat Excursion on Skaneateles Lake
Travel Home
Lunch on own en route

Tentative Drop off:

Tentative Return Times:
6:45pm Towson @ Cromwell Bridge Park & Ride
7:30pm Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
8:15pm Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
8:30pm Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II

Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY

The Holiday Inn Auburn located in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York features a spacious indoor courtyard, heated pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, and game room. Guest rooms feature hairdryer, iron/board and coffee maker.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
Towson, MD Cromwell Bridge Park & Ride
Cromwell Bridge Rd Towson, MD 21286
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