I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 – INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/WATKINS GLEN, NY
Morning departures take us north to Binghamton, NY, stopping en route for lunch. Check in at the Harbor Hotel to rest up before dinner at our hotel. Meals:L,D
EXPLORE THE SCENIC FINGER LAKES, INCLUDING A VISIT TO THE BEAUTIFUL CAYUGA LAKE, A LOVELY BOAT CRUISE, THE REMARKABLE MACKENZIE-CHILDS, A BROADWAY STYLE MUSICAL, A TOP-NOTCH WINERY AND MORE, ALONG WITH MEMORABLE DINING.
DAY 3 – LOCAL SIGHTSEEING/THEATER
After breakfast we are off to Mackenzie-Childs. View a video of the production studio where handmade, hand-decorated majolica pottery, tile, furniture and home furnishings are crafted by talented artisans. Included is a visit to the Farmhouse decorated in the whimsical style of Mackenzie-Childs. Our next stop is Strawberry Fields where the owner will show us how strawberries are grown hydroponically. Lunch at the Sherwood Inn with time to explore the village and to enjoy lake vistas. Later in the afternoon visit the Willard Chapel which was totally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. After returning to the hotel for a rest, it’s off to dinner at the Springside Inn and then to the Merry-Go-Round Theater for a performance of Beehive and Women Who Rocked our World. Meals:B,L,D
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DAY 4 – SEWARD MANSION/VARICK WINERY/HOME
Enjoy breakfast before our visit to the Seward Mansion. William Seward was Secretary of State under President Lincoln, and is perhaps best known for his instrumental role in the Alaska Purchase – known then as Seward’s Folly and now the proud State of Alaska. This unique mansion is completely furnished with the possessions of the Seward family. Driving along the west side of Cayuga Lake, we visit Varick Winery, where we can relax, sit, rock and enjoy. Visit their country store and sample some of the jams, oils, salsas and vinegars. Before heading to lunch, we make a stop at Taughannock State Park for a view of the tallest waterfall in the East. Next stop is a memorable lunch at the Taughannock Farm Inn. Founded in 1873, the Inn has been welcoming guests for generations. From the Inn, we begin our homeward journey for an evening arrival in Newark and Wilmington. Meals:B,L
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark, Wilmington* hotel accommodations for 3 nights based on double occupancy * admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary and the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse * meals include 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotel, included meals and local guide * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours.
Not included: Driver gratuity.
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due August 15, 2018.
Cancellations: Deposit is refundable until August 15, 2018. After this date, no refunds. Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended. Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours.
Responsibility: B & B Travel, Inc., d/b/a/ 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent in arranging transportation, accommodations and all other services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. 4 Seasons Tours reserves the right to alter, change or omit any tour component, when, in its opinion, it is in the best interest of the passengers. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
DAY 2 – WATKINS GLEN/AUBURN, NY
Breakfast at the Harbor Hotel before we travel to the Seneca Waterfalls and the historic 1948 track used for auto racing in the area. We return to the harbor for a scenic lake cruise followed by lunch at Seneca Harbor Station Restaurant in a renovated train station beside the lake. Then on to Glenora Wine Cellars for a sampling of Finger Lakes wines paired with cheese. We then travel to the Hilton Garden Inn for the next 2 nights, where you can enjoy an independent dinner. Meals:B,L
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LYRICS, LAKES AND GRAPES
October 1- 4, 2018
4 days / 3 nights
Single supplement $247