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Buffalo- Music City of the North

Guaranteed Departure Program

September 5th- September 10th, 2024

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Welcome to Buffalo, New York, a fantastic destination with so many things to see and to explore. Few people know the treasures of Buffalo- you will be blown away! The music. The architecture. The history.  The renewal and Resurgence!

Throughout this itinerary you will dive into the city’s special music scene, enjoy live performances, local arts and crafts at the “Music is Art Festival”, explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural treasures, enjoy amazing food and drinks, see the highlights of the city and learn about the fascinating history of the Colored Musicians Club. You will visit the world-famous Niagara Falls USA and experience the thrill of the majestic Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds. This experience will be exciting, enriching and one of your most memorable travel experiences!

Thursday September 5th

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Photo by Joe Cascio

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Photo by Onion Studio

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Photo by Drew Brown

Friday September 6th

  • Airport or train arrivals and transfers to the Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown (220 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202). Airport or train transfers can be booked on request- additional charge. Please plan to arrive in Buffalo by 3 pm.

  • Hotel Check-in and time to freshen up

  • 5 pm– 7 pm Enjoy a 2-hour Architecture & History Tour of Buffalo on a “London Style” Double Decker Bus with an entertaining, funny local guide. See the Industry, Silos, Canalside, Buffalo City Hall, architectural treasures and much more

  • Specially organized welcome dinner, with wine, beer and spirits in a renowned Buffalo music venue

  • Return transfer to the hotel

   * Optional ability to extend the hours in an incredible music venue after dinner

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  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 9 am Transfer to visit the “Best New Museum” in the Country: The National Comedy Center in Jamestown. Explore the story of comedy with exclusive collections, world-class exhibits, and cutting-edge technology

  • Lunch at the National Comedy Center

  • Visit and tour the Lucy Desi Museum. A photo on the set of I Love Lucy is also included

  • 3 pm Return transfer to the hotel and time to freshen up

  • 5:45 pm Transfer to the newly expanded AKG Museum, a must-see Art Destination. Find pieces by familiar artists such as Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol as well as emerging artists.

  • Bus transfer to Resurgence Brewery

  • 8:30 pm Dinner at Resurgence Brewery, featuring famous Buffalo chicken wings and more delicious food with great drinks in a very creative brewery setting

Saturday September 7th  

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Photo by Tracy Fletcher

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  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 11 am transfer to the “Music is Art Festival”

  • Music is Art Festival Downtown Buffalo VIP tickets- Enjoy a great variety of music, arts and crafts, dance performances and vendors. The VIP tickets include access to a special VIP lounge, private performances, lunch, dinner and various drinks throughout. This spectacular event goes on until 1 am.

  • 9:30 pm bus transfer back to the hotel 

 

     * You are welcome to stay longer if you wish- the festival ends at 1 am. Uber transfer on own back to the hotel.

Sunday September 8th

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Photo by Onion Studio

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Photo by Drew Brown

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Photo by Patrick Mahoney

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  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to the Colored Musicians Club

  • 1 pm Meet with George Scott, band leader & historian from the Colored Musicians Club and hear the history of this private club and the Jazz Greats- Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Marilyn Monroe and more. See a film, listen to

  • music and hear the fantastic sounds- a world in its own. Think of the “Green Book” movie.

  • 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Visit and tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff, the Summer Estate of the Martins, with beautiful views of Lake Eerie, followed by a reception and music on the lawn.

  • 7 pm -9 pm Champagne Toast and a 2-hour sunset cruise aboard the “Moondance” Catamaran with delectable food, drink and soothing music

  • Return transfer to the hotel

   *Option to explore some local music on own for willing participants on “Chippewa Street” near to the hotel- entertainment district       with various bars and live music locations

Monday September 9th

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Photo by Niagara Falls USA

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  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 10 am Transfer to and visit the majestic Niagara Falls USA

  • Enjoy a ride on the Maid of the Mist, which features two environmental friendly, zero- emission vessels, that will take you as close as possible to the amazing Niagara Falls.

  • Experience the Cave of the Winds and let the rushing waters loom above you

  • Time permitting stop at the Niagara Falls USA Fashion Outlets

  • Return transfer to the hotel in Buffalo and time to freshen up

  • Transfer to Restaurant Tappo

  • Dinner at Restaurant Tappo, followed by music on the rooftop

  • Return transfer to the hotel

 Tuesday September 10th

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Departure transportation available upon request

  • If you choose to extend your stay we would be happy to arrange additional activities for you.

What’s Included:

 

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation at the Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown (220 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202) including taxes and fees

  • Breakfast at the hotel each morning

  • Transportation to and from all activities excluding late night music visits-return on own

  • 5 Dinners

  • 2 Lunches

  • 1 Afternoon Reception

  • Visit to the AKG Art Museum

  • Tour of the National Comedy Center

  • Tour of the Lucy Desi Museum

  • VIP Tickets for “Music is Art” Festival

  • Experience with George Scott, band leader and historian at the Colored Musicians Club

  • Guided Architecture & Historical Tour of Buffalo

  • Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff

  • 2-hour sunset cruise aboard the “Moondance” Catamaran

  • Maid of the Mist boat ride Niagara Falls USA

  • Admission to Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls USA

  • All taxes and gratuities included

Please contact us for pricing and more information at suzi.steiger@rmptvl.com or give us a call at

+1 212-581-8051 

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