Discover one of America’s great canal systems on a leisurely cruise of the historic Erie Canal before trying your luck with a $60 bonus @ a resort and casino. Experience a taste of Hollywood at the It’s A Wonderful Life Museum then go on a shopping spree at the Commons, where nothing is common! Take in the awe-inspiring beauty of Mother Nature at Taughannock Falls and enjoy a wine tasting at a Tuscan style winery. Experience the wine, stunning landscapes, and friendly folks of New York’s Finger Lakes.
Day 1 - Waterloo, NY
Our trip begins to Upstate New York and the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Along the way we stop in Herkimer, NY for a narrated cruise along the calm waters of the Erie Canal. Travel through a 100 year old lock, where you are raised and lowered twenty feet. After, we continue our journey into historic Waterloo, NY, cradled in the Seneca Falls Region and known as the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866. We will check into our hotel, the del Lago Resort and Casino, receiving the existing bonus package of $60 free slot play. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome reception of cookies and champagne. The remainder of the evening is on your own.
Day 2 - Taughannock Falls
After a full breakfast, served at The Sociale, it is off to explore. Our first stop this morning is at ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Museum, where you will find many personal items and collections from the movie on display. Locals always believed that Seneca Falls was the original inspiration for Bedford Falls. We will make our way into Ithaca, where we stop for lunch, on own, at Ithaca Commons. Located in the heart of downtown Ithaca , The Commons is a unique four block pedestrian area filled with boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries just to name a few. This afternoon we stop in Taughannock Falls, one of the outstanding natural attractions in the Northeast. We will stop for picture taking along the way, to see the water plunging 215 feet past rocky cliffs into the gorge below. As we start our return to Waterloo, we stop at Ventosa Vineyards, located on 23 acres overlooking Seneca Lake, and enjoy a tasting and tour of this beautiful Tuscany style winery. Our last stop this evening is for dinner. The remainder of the evening is on our own at the casino. (B,D)
Day 3 - Albany, NY
After breakfast, we leave Waterloo for Albany, NY. Lunch is included this afternoon at Buca di Beppo before heading to Nine Pin Cider Works. Producing quality craft ciders, with 100% local fruits, we will enjoy a tasting and tour. This afternoon, sit back and relax on the journey home. (B,L)