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Chautauqua & Jamestown, NY: Comedy & Culture

Chautauqua & Jamestown, NY: Comedy & Culture

Experience the perfect blend of comedy and culture in Chautauqua and Jamestown, NY, Lucille Ball's hometown, with Starr Tours. Enjoy laughter-filled experiences, explore cultural attractions, and immerse yourself in the charm of these scenic destinations.

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Chautauqua & Jamestown, NY: Comedy & Culture

Trip Duration: 4 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes



Trip Highlights:


Picnic at the Pavilion - Chautauqua Harbor Hotel

After a day of travel, unwind and groove with music at the pavilion, located at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. Enjoy a classic cookout featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, chips, and dessert. Plus, your first drink is on the house!


Lucy Town Tour

On the Lucy Town tour, you'll see Jamestown how Lucy would have from the theater she caught the acting bug into the house where she was raised.


Lucy Desi Museum

Explore the lives, careers, and legacies of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Immerse yourself in the ultimate fan experience with original costumes, props, awards, and exact re-creations of the I Love Lucy sets.


Lunch in the Tropicana Room

Go back in time and experience this re-creation of Ricky Ricardo's famous Manhattan night club. In the Tropicana Room, enjoy a deliciously themed meal while watching your favorite episode of I Love Lucy. The meal will be a Farm to Table Chef's choice of beef and chicken, with salad, vegetable, and homemade bread. Dessert will be Carrot Cake. Vegetarian and Gluten free options are available upon request.


National Comedy Center

The National Comedy Center is a new and highly ineractive museum dedicated to the art of comedy through world-class exhibits and leading edge technology. Enjoy a laugh and learn about your favorite comedians from the past and disover new ones, too! This state-of-the-art cultural institution and museum includes more than 50 interactive exhibits that create a personalized experience based on each individual visitor’s unique sense of humor


Dinner Cruise on the Chautauqua Belle

The Chautauqua Belle is one of four still operating authentic steamers. The steamboat offers guests a way to get out on the wter for a boat ride, in style. Enjoy a summer BBQ dinner while on board, and sit back and relax as you are regaled with history of the lake and personal anecdotes.


Grape Discovery Center with Culinary Demonstration

Chautauqua County's northern border includes nearly 50 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, creating ideal conditions for grape growing and winemaking. At the Grape Discovery Center, groups can take a guided tour through interactive exhibits that explore the region's 150-year grape heritage and the important role of the Concord grape and the Welch family. Tour the small museum and browse the gift shop for the perfect gift to bring back home. See a Culinary Chef Presentation with Brick Village Gourmet and dissertation about their wide selection of salad dressings, salsas, and more! Enjoy samples and recipes to take back home and wow your friends and family with your new culinary skills.


Chautauqua Institution

Located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, this beautiful National Historic District features stunning gardens, American architecture dating back to the late 1800s, top-notch sailing facilities, and award-winning golf club with two 18-hole courses. See how this world famous cultural center started as a small Sunday school training camp to the world famous institution it is today that features arts, music, education, theater and much more.


Wine Tasting at Local Winery

Stop and visit one of the favorite local wineries. While you are tasting and learning about some of the local wine don't be afraid to get your feet wet and stomp some grapes!



Meal Information:


Dinner on day one is a classic cookout that includes:

  • Hamburgers

  • Hot dogs

  • Pasta salad

  • Chips

  • Dessert

Plus, your first drink is included.


Lunch on day two is at the Tropicana Room. Choices include:

  • Beef or Chicken

  • Salad, vegetables, homemade bread

  • Carrot Cake


Dinner on day two is a summer barbecue aboard the Chautauqua Belle. Meal includes:

  • Chicken

  • 2 seasonal summer sides

  • Dinner rolls

  • Dessert


Dinner on Day 3 will be served at the hotel. Choices include:

  • 8 oz Grilled Top Sirloin with Rosemary Demi Glaze

  • Baked Stuffed Chicken Boneless: breast of Chicken with herb stuffing & wrapped in prosciutto

  • Spinach-Stuffed Filet of Sole seasoned and baked with lemon butter

  • Vegetarian Option

Entrees include salad, rolls & butter, plus vegetable and potato. Dessert includes NY style cheesecake with raspberry sauce and will accompany coffee, hot tea, and soft drinks.


Menus subject to change.



Need to Know:




All stops on this tour are wheelchair accessible except for the restroom aboard the Chautauqua Belle.


Starr 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.

Day 1:

Travel to Celoron, NY
Lunch on own en route
Three overnights at The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel
Picnic dinner included at the Pavillion

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Lucy Town Tour
Tour Lucy Desi Museum
Lunch included at the Tropicana Room
Visit National Comedy Center
Dinner Cruise included on the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat Adventure
Return to hotel

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Visit Grape Discovery Center with Culinary Demonstration
Guided Tour of Chautauqua Institution
Lunch and free time on own at Bemus Point
Visit a local winery
Return to hotel
Dinner included at hotel

Day 4:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change

The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, Celoron, NY

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is a nine-acre resort on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Chautauqua Harbor Hotel was designed to evoke the spirit of the grand hotels of yesteryear while offering modern amenities for today's traveler.


The hotel's guestrooms are beautifully appointed with wood floors, luxurious bedding, plush bathrobes, green amenities, and in-room refrigerators. With its meticulously landscaped grounds, the hotel offers a lakeside playground with outdoor pool, al fresco dining, expansive patio with fire pits, putting green and lively outdoor Carousel Bar serving brick oven pizzas and microbrews.

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

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN/HUB) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN/HUB)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (SHUTTLE) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester PA (SHUTTLE)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
Iselin, NJ (SHUTTLE) APA Hotel Woodbridge (SHUTTLE)
120 S Wood Ave Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (SHUTTLE) Phila (NE) KleinLife (SHUTTLE)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila(South), PA (SHUTTLE Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (SHUTTLE
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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