BUFFALO MUSIC, ARTS & ARCHITECTURE TOUR

September 13th-19th, 2022

Welcome to Buffalo, New York, a fantastic destination with many things to see and to explore. Throughout this itinerary you will dive into Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural treasures, enjoy the amazing food and drink scene, learn about the history of the city, explore the highlights, visit the world-famous Niagara Falls, explore the quaint town of East Aurora, renowned for the Roycroft Campus for arts and crafts and enjoy the music and arts of the restaurant and the

once a year Borderland festival.

Itinerary

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PICTURE BY DREW BROWN

September 13th

 

Today you will arrive in Buffalo NY. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel accommodation, where you will spend the next 6 nights. In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Buffalo Wing Trail Dinner. Buffalo, where one of America’s favorite foods was invented is also called the world capital of wings Along the trail you will try unique and distinct wings each made with special sauces and secret family recipes. Enjoy the most delicious wings you have ever tasted! Dinner and spirits included.

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PICTURES BY DREW BROWN

September 14th

 

After breakfast you will enjoy a guided Downtown Tour of Buffalo with juicy history and funny anecdotes. This 4- hour tour will feature the highlights of the city such as the Naval and Military Park, the Canal District and Canalside, Millionaire’s Row, the Triple Hanging at City Hall, Richardson Complex and the secrets of the Downtown Architecture. This itinerary can be customized depending on your preferences. In the evening you will enjoy a guided Cocktail Sunset Bus tour with games on board and a drink. Watch the sunset while driving along the Lake and the Erie Basin Marina. Then you will stop at a bar where you can choose a drink of your choice before returning back to the hotel. Lunch and dinner included.

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PICTURES BY DREW BROWN AND JOE CASCIO

September 15th

 

Today you will take part in a guided tour of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin and Graycliff homes and Transportation Museum Tour with the life history of the famous architect. The Martin House was built between 1903-1906 and is situated in the Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo. The 1.5-acre residential estate features six distinct but interconnected structures: the main Martin House, the Barton House, a conservatory, carriage house, gardener’s cottage, and a 100-foot-long pergola. The Graycliff House was built between 1926 and 1931, for the wife of Darwin Martin, Isabelle R. Martin. Martin was a Buffalo businessman and one of Wright’s greatest patrons. The house features a stunning property and overlooks Lake Erie. On the tour you will learn about the history and explore these fascinating houses. Lunch on own, Dinner included.

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PICTURES BY PATRICK MAHONEY

September 16th

Today you will explore the world-famous Niagara Falls USA, which is home to fantastic outdoor adventures, a variety of different arts and culture, beautiful nature, shopping and of course the majestic waterfalls. Enjoy a ride on the Maid of the Mist, which features two new environmental friendly, zero-emission vessels, that will take you as close as possible to the amazing Niagara Falls. In the park you will also walk in the Cave of the Winds and where you can let the rushing waters loom above you. You will tour the Whirlpool Park and also have the opportunity to stop at Niagara Outlets and shop your favorite brands choosing from more than 200 different outlet stores! Lunch on own, Dinner included.

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September 17th

 

After breakfast you will board the bus which will transfer you to East Aurora. You will tour
Roycroft Campus, which was founded by Elbert Hubbard in 1896 and is considered the birthplace of the Arts and crafts movement also recognized in HW. The campus features nine of the original 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, and the Copper Shop. You will enjoy your lunch at the Roycroft Inn, before exploring the town of East Aurora. The town is full of music and crafts and a totally walkable village with quaint restaurants with music in each, as well as the festival Borderland and an open carry policy with your drinks as you go from one place to another - Woodstock all over again! Enjoy a 2-Day admission to the festival that celebrates the rich history, music, arts and culture on the famous grounds of Knox Farm State Park. Enjoy the best food the area has to offer with local chefs and food trucks and of course the local craft, distilled spirits and wines from the Borderland region. * Lunch included, Dinner on own.

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September 18th

 

Today you board the bus that will transfer you to Day 2 of the Borderline festival. Here you will spend another day of arts and crafts, wonderful music and great food and spirits from morning until night. Then you will take the transfer back to the hotel. *Lunch and Dinner on own

September 19th

 

Today is your departure day. After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and make your way back home. Please let us know if we can assist with transportation.

Hotel accommodation

 

Hampton Inn South Buffalo I-90

The Hampton Inn South Buffalo is located just off I-90 and only minutes from downtown Buffalo as well as Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and a short drive from the area’s most unique sights. The hotel features a swimming pool, a fitness center, a business center and a 24-hour front desk. All 105 rooms provide free WiFi, LCD TVs, refrigerators and coffee makers.

 

 

What’s included:

 

  • 6 Nights hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn South Buffalo I90

  • Breakfast at the hotel each morning 

  • Transportation where needed throughout the itinerary 

  • 2 lunches and 4 dinners included

  • Buffalo Wing Trail dinner- with spirits - 9/13 

  • Guided Downtown tour of Buffalo with juicy history and funny anecdotes including lunch- 9/14 

  • Guided Cocktail Sunset bus ride with a drink and games- 9/14 

  • Guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin and Graycliff homes and Transportation Museum Tour with life history of the famous architect - 9/15 

  • A day in Niagara Falls with Maid of the Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds and Whirlpool Park - Niagara outlet shopping - 9/16 

  • Tour of the Roycroft Campus visit including lunch in the morning of 9/17 and visit of East Aurora

  • Admission to Borderland Music festival in East Aurora – 9/ 17 and 9/18 transfers to and from 

  • All related taxes and gratuities at the hotel and throughout (excluding optional but customary gratuities for tour guides and drivers) 

 

**  Transportation on arrival and departure on own unless part of a chartered group. 
**  RMP Travel can assist with transportation to and from 
**  Extension for the Buffalo Bills game on 9/19  on request 

 

 

Price:

 

$1,395 pp double

 

Single Supp: +$595

 

**based on a minimum of 10 rooms 20 paid- larger groups welcome