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Wine Water Wonders of New York State

"Wine, Water & Wonders" of New York State North
 

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Experience the many wonders of New York State with our "Wine, Water & Wonders" of New York State North Program. Explore the beautiful Lake George Area, a natural paradise located in the picturesque Adirondack Mountains. Drive along scenic back roads, learn about the history at Fort William Henry, enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake George and try delicious wine and a fantastic local cuisine. Visit Seneca Falls, the Birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement. Enjoy the Finger Lakes Wine Trail and visit Ithaca, known for Cornell University, Ithaca College, its many waterfalls, gorges, wineries, an incredible culinary scene and fantastic views overlooking Cayuga Lake. Visit Rochester, home to Kodak, the Strong National Museum of Play and a 96 feet waterfall right in the heart of downtown. In Niagara Falls USA, experience the thrill of the majestic Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds! Enjoy our unique “Wine, Water & Wonders" of New York State North Program.

Sample Itinerary

 

Lake George- 2 nights

Seneca Falls- 1 night

Ithaca- 1 night

Rochester- 2 nights

Niagara Falls USA- 2 nights

DAY 1

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  • Arrive at Albany Airport and transfer to Lake George.

  • Explore the beautiful Lake George Area, nestled in the heart of the Adirondack mountains. With more than 20 beautiful lakes, countless outdoor activities and dozens of exciting attractions, the Lake George Area offers the perfect opportunity for couples, families and group travelers to experience everything from outdoor adventure to peaceful solitude in the Southern Adirondack Mountains. Explore the historic sites, museums, arts and culture.  From river tubing, boating, kayaking, scenic cruises, to scenic driving, railbike adventures, amusement parks and treetop adventures, the area has so much to offer.

  • Enjoy a scenic evening cruise on Lake George with stunning views of the Lake George area

  • Dinner cruise or dinner at a local restaurant

  • Overnight in Lake George

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DAY 2

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  • Today enjoy a scenic drive through the winding back roads and experience the amazing views from Prospect Mountain.

  • From here, continue to the Sagamore Resort, which is a luxury escape on Lake George with more than 140 years of history offering award-winning waterfront dining and beautiful views of Lake George in a picturesque setting.

  • Enjoy lunch at Sagamore Resort

  • Then visit Fort William Henry and experience the history, and the sights and sounds of the Fort during the French and Indian War.

  • Afterwards make a stop at Adirondack Winery & Extreme Heights Cidery Lake George Tasting Room to try some fantastic local wine

  • In the afternoon explore the riverfront area and local shops

  • Dinner at a local farm to table restaurant

  • Overnight in Lake George

DAY 3

  • Today drive from Lake George to Seneca Falls.

  • Stop at Destiny USA for lunch and shopping. Destiny USA is New York State’s largest shopping mall, with dining and entertainment and over 250 shops.

  • Then Continue to Seneca Falls, the Birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement for overnight

  • Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Overnight in Seneca Falls

DAY 4

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  • Today visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park which tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19-20, 1848. Learn about the story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today. 

  • Then continue along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, which is America’s first wine trail and has been in existence for more than 40 years. Enjoy a visit to the fantastic award-wining wineries, beautiful vineyards and sample unique wines in the area.

  • Make your way towards Ithaca with a stop at Taughannock Falls Overlook and see Taughannock Falls plunging 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge and is taller than Niagara Falls.

  • From here continue to Ithaca. Ithaca is located at the Southern part of Cayuga Lake and home to beautiful waterfalls, nature, farm to table restaurants, Cornell University and Ithaca College. Explore the many waterfalls that make Ithaca unique! Stroll through the eclectic downtown for shopping and dining in The Commons, an outdoor pedestrian mall lined with shops and cafes. 

  • Dinner in Ithaca

  • Overnight in Ithaca

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DAY 5

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  • Drive from Seneca Falls to Geneva, a charming, historic and picturesque town located on the northern part of Seneca Lake. Along the way visit Bellhurst Castle and have lunch here on beautiful grounds, views and free flowing wine spigots on each floor- possible overnight option Day 4-5

  • Then continue to Rochester and along the way, stop at Casa Larga Vineyards for wine tasting. Casa Larga has been family run since 1974 and offers award-winning wines set in beautiful surroundings. The Vineyards occupy 35 acres of land and are located on top of one of the highest points in the Finger Lakes region.

  • Continue to Rochester

  • Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Overnight in Rochester- Hotels vary from walkable Downtown 3* to a beautiful Spa Hotel up the hill with an award-winning chef and gorgeous environment on Woodcliff lake

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DAY 6

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  • Today visit the George Eastman House (founder of KODAK), which holds unparalleled collections, encompassing several million objects-in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology. 


  • Then explore the Strong National Museum of Play, which is a highly interactive, collection-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play and offers the world’s largest collection of toys and games. 


  • In the afternoon, explore Rochester’s vibrant downtown area that features a nearly 30-meter-high water fall.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Overnight in Rochester

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DAY 7

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  • Today depart Rochester and continue to Niagara Falls.

  • Along the way stop at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal for a 2-hour cruise on the historic Erie Canal. The canal is a 363-mile waterway between the Hudson River, Niagara River and the Great Lakes and an important part of American history. Your fun and informative cruise will take you past five of the original 1800's locks, under multiple bridges while learning about the history of the Canal.  

  • After the cruise continue to the Freedom Run Winery for a wine tasting experience.

  • Then continue to Niagara Falls USA

  • Dinner at a local restaurant

  • Overnight in Niagara Falls USA

DAY 8

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  • Today visit Niagara Falls State Park and take in the sights and sounds of the majestic Niagara Falls USA. Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States and features a brand new state-of-the-art visitor center.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In the afternoon you can enjoy additional outdoor adventures, such as a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour or a helicopter ride over the Falls or go shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, explore lively downtown Niagara Falls as well as the history, art and culture.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant- experience the casino and restaurant collection inside

  • Overnight in Niagara Falls USA

DAY 9

  • Departure from Niagara Falls USA via car, train or air from Buffalo Niagara International Airport

*Program can be customized according to your preferred length of stay and budget

Delta Airlines

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  • The official airline of Wine, Water, and Wonders of New York State, Delta Air Lines offers nearly 5,000 daily flights connecting people across more than 265 destinations on six continents, with award-winning operational excellence, customer service, safety, and innovation. The leading global airline, Delta’s mission is to create opportunities, foster understanding and expand horizons by connecting people and communities to each other and their potential.

RMP Travel Inc. is the preferred partner for “Wine, Water & Wonders”.

 

Contact us now at suzi.steiger@rmptvl.com to create your customized program!

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