Finger Lakes Explorer

Finger Lakes Explorer

History & Wine in the Finger Lakes

Trip Includes: Transportation, 2 nights lodging, Luggage Service, 2 Breakfast, 2, Lunch, 2 Dinners, 2 Wine Tastings, MacKenzie Childs Tour, Harriet Tubman Historical Park Tour, Seward House, Museum, Willard Chapel, "State Fair" at the Merry Go Round, Ward O'Hara Museum and Taxes.

Day 1

6:30 AM Depart Radisson, Camp Hill 7:00 AM  Depart Weis Marketts, Linglestown Road

Quick Breakfast/ Rest stop en route

Treleaven by King Ferry Winery for lunch and a Tasting. The oldest winery on the east side of Cayuga Lake, Treleaven by King Ferry Winery has been crafting fine vinifera wines and fun propriety blends since 1988.  Chardonnay is the key variety at Treleaven, followed closely by Riesling.

MacKenzie-Childs- Set on a picturesque farm overlooking Cayuga Lake, visitors can tour the restored Victorian Farmhouse and see the beautiful hand-decorated ceramic tableware and home furnishings produced by MacKenzie-Childs. Watch a video of the production process at the Visitor Center, browse through the retail shop and enjoy the country gardens.

Check in to the Holiday Inn Auburn, enjoy a local dinner included tonight.

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Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park- A stop at the Harriet Tubman Home offers a glimpse into the Underground Railroad.  Harriet Tubman, known as “The Moses of Her People,” settled in Auburn after the Civil War and operated this home for aged and indigent blacks.  Tubman died in 1913 at her South Street home and is buried at Fort Hill Cemetery. 

Enjoy lunch “ on your own” in downtown Auburn

Seward House Museum- For over 50 years, The Seward House Museum was the home of William Henry Seward (1801-1872), Governor of New York, United States Senator, Secretary of State to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson, and a leading figure in the Republican Party and the purchase of Alaska. Enjoy a guided tour of 17 rooms at this registered National Historic Landmark.

Willard Chapel-  Experience the beauty of the only complete and unaltered Tiffany chapel known to exist.  Enjoy this extremely rare example of the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decoration Co. 

Springside Inn Dinner- Enjoy dinner at The Springside Inn, featuring fresh local fare.  The Springside Inn is a historic inn located at the north end of Owasco Lake.  They take pride in their beautiful surroundings, excellent service, and charming atmosphere.  

Merry-Go-Round Theatre—Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair—travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance & heartbreak on the midway.

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Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

Ward O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum - Travel back in time to the turn of the century and experience life on the farm at Ward O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum. The museum explores what farm life was like in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Enjoy a wine tasting and buffet lunch at Wagner Vineyard Estate Winery- Awarded 2019 Winery of the Year at the 2019 New York Wine Classic! Five generations of the Wagner family have grown grapes in the deep glacial soils on the eastern slope of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

1:30 PM Depart for home. Rest / Dinner stop en route “on own”

6:30 PM Approximate arrival home    

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, 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.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Camp Hill Radisson - Near McDonalds
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
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Harrisburg 4300 Linglestown Road Harrisburg PA 17112
Out from Weis Markets - Closest to Sheetz
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