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Ithaca, NY: Waterfalls, Women, and Wine

Ithaca, NY: Waterfalls, Women, and Wine

Embark on a captivating journey to Ithaca, NY, with Starr Tours, where you'll explore stunning waterfalls, celebrate influential women, and savor exquisite wines. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of this vibrant destination.

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Ithaca, NY: Waterfalls, Women, and Wine

Trip Duration: 4 Days

 

 

Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes

 

 

Highlights Include:

 

Cornell Botanic Gardens

Cornell Botanic Gardens is alive with plants, purpose, and a presence that truly distinguishes the university among its peers. The mature botanical garden, arboretum, and diverse network of nature preserves help make Cornell one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere.

 

Walking tours of the 25-acre botanical garden highlight the herbs, decorative flowers, tropical containers and winter garden, as well as their rhododendron collection and extensive ground cover collections. All floral is subject to change on season. Your guide will introduce the themes of each specialty garden and identify key plantings.

 

Deer Haven Park

Come see the magnificent wildlife that calls Deer Haven Park its home and have a chance to catch a glimpse of the resident American Bald Eagles and the Majestic Seneca white deer.

 

Experience the rich history and mysteries of the former Seneca Army Depot on a guided bus tour. You will learn the rich military history of the Seneca Army Depot through the former high security munition storage base that has been closed for over 20 years.

 

Knapp Vineyards

Finger Lakes wine country has been voted one of the top ten most beautiful wine countries in the world!

Knapp Winery is located on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes. It is nestled in a valley less than a mile from the shore.

Estate grown vinerfera such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Lemberger, comprise much of the farmland that slopes to the lake. A few acres of native and hybrid grape varieties complete the forty acres of the estate.

Enjoy a tasting of 6 Wines. You will also receive a voucher for $5 towards the purchase of a bottle of wine. Must be at least 21 years of age for tastings.

 

Cayuga Lake Boat Cruise

Come experience the beauty of Cayuga Lake on board the M/V Teal! During your relaxing 90 minute cruise, the friendly and knowledgeable crew will be highlighting the ecology, culture, and natural history of the Finger Lakes - there's something for everyone to learn and enjoy!

 

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge, 3 stories taller than Niagara Falls. The Overlook offers breathtaking views of the waterfall from above.

 

Lively Run Goat Dairy

Enjoy a visit to Lively Run Goat Dairy, one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country.

Learn all about goat cheese, taste a variety of goat cheeses made on site, and visit the goat barn. A delicious stop!

 

National Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame is an American institution created in 1969 by a group of people in Seneca Falls, NY, the location of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. The mission of the Hall is "to honor in perpetuity those women, citizens of the United States of America, whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country."

 

Women's Rights National Historical Park

The Women's Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20, 1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today. The efforts of women's rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.

A statue exhibit entitled "The First Wave" depicts the planners of the First Women's Rights Convention.

 

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. Walking is required at this attraction.

 

Susquehanna Brewing Company

Guided tour and sample Susquehanna's current beer lineup, tour the production facility (which showcases some of the world's most unique and modern brewing equipment), and learn about the company's six-generation history in the beer business.

 

 

Meal Information:

 

Dinner on Day One is included at The Bistro at La Tourelle. Choices are:

  • Peruvian Style Chicken - spiced airline chicken breast, green sauce, summer vegetables, saffron rice

  • Steak Filet Tips with Mushroom Cream - marinated beef tenderloin tips, mushroom cream sauce, summer vegetables, mashed red potatoes

  • Salmon Burger - Old Bay crusted salmon filet, field greens, tomato, herb mayo, potato bread, fries, pickle spear, lemon slices

  • Salmon with Beurre Blanc - seafood house spice, white wine lemon butter, summer vegetables, saffrom rice, lemon slice

  • Vegetarian "Crab" Cake - Maryland style zucchini cake, spicy remoulade, fries

Dinner is served with a Caesar salad, Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert, along with soda, iced tea, or lemonade.

 

Lunch on Day Two is included at Knapp Winery. Choices are:

  • Pulled pork sandwich

  • Chicken salad wrap

  • Cobb salad

 

Lunch on Day Three is included at Ciccino's Pizzeria & Resturant

Lunch will be served buffet style and features a house salad, assorted dinner rolls with butter, sauteed vegetable medley, grilled balsamic chicken breast, and baked stuffed shells. Also included are assorted cookies for dessert along with soft drinks, coffee, & tea.

 

Lunch on Day Four is included at Cooper's Seafood. Choices are:

  • Broiled Haddock: broiled to perfection served with a light herb butter

  • Cavatelli Primavera: homemade cavatelli & fresh vegetables tossed with a creamy Alfredo sauce

  • Chicken Franchise: chicken tenders dipped in egg and sauteed covered in a hollandaise sauce

 

 

Need to Know:

 

Cayuga Boat Cruise: Weather on the lake can be cooler than expexted and varible. We recommend dressing in layers and comfortable footwear.

 

Knapp Vineyard Winery Tasting: must be 21 years of age

 

Lively Run Goat Dairy - There are no restrooms available.

 

 

Accessibility:

 

Cornell Botanic Gardens: Although three of the specialty gardens are wheelchair accessible, the majority of the tour is over non-wheelchair accessible terrain.There are benches to sit during the tour if anyone needs to rest. The walking tour lasts approx 1 hour.

 

Taughannock Falls: There are several stairs leading to the Overlook; however, you do not need to traverse them in order to see the falls.

 

Buttermilk Falls: Walking is Required

 

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 Binghamton, NY
Lunch on own
Travel to Ithaca, NY
Walking Tour of Cornell Botanic Gardens
Three overnights at Canopy by Hilton, Ithaca, NY
Dinner included at The Bistro at La Tourelle

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Travel to Romulus, NY
Guided bus tour of Deer Haven Park
Lunch & Wine Tasting at Knapp Vineyards
Travel to Ithaca, NY
Narrated Boat Cruise on Cayuga Lake
Return to Hotel
Dinner on own

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Travel to Trumansburg, NY
Visit Taughannock Falls
Travel to Interlaken, NY
Cheese tasting at Lively Run Goat Dairy
Travel to Seneca Falls, NY
Lunch buffet included at Ciccino's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Admission and self guided tour of the National Women's Hall of Fame
Visit the Women's Rights National Historical Park
Return to hotel
Dinner on own

Day 4

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
View Buttermilk Falls at Buttermilk Falls State Park
Travel to Scranton, PA
Lunch included at Cooper's Seafood
Travel to Pittston, PA
Tour & Tasting at Susquehanna Brewing Company
Travel home

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change

Canopy by Hilton Downtown, Ithaca, NY

The hotel features a fitness center.

 

Guestrooms include mini-refrigerator, iron/board, coffee maker and hairdryer.

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.

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Bensalem, PA (MAIN/HUB) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN/HUB)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
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Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
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Chester, PA (SHUTTLE) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester PA (SHUTTLE)
777 Harrah's Blvd
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Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
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Phila (NE), PA (SHUTTLE) Phila (NE) KleinLife (SHUTTLE)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
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