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Finger Lakes Wine Country Fall Getaway

Finger Lakes Wine Country Fall Getaway

We’ll visit upstate New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country, a world-class wine producing region, enjoy the fall foliage, explore the countryside, taste some artisanal cheeses, and sample award-winning wines on this four-day getawa

Finger Lakes Wine Country Fall Getaway

Sunday, September 29 –  Wednesday, October 2

 

We’ll visit upstate New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country, a world-class wine producing region that specializes in aromatic white varieties, and cool-climate reds like Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. We’ll enjoy the fall foliage, explore the countryside, taste some artisanal cheeses, and sample award-winning wines on this four-day getaway.

 

DAY 1 – We’ll begin our visit with a 1½-hour guided tour through the Taughannock Gorge at Taughannock Falls State Park, located on the south-west side of Cayuga Lake.  Our guide will take us along the gorge trail, a relatively easy walk (1½ mile walk in total) to Taughannock Falls, a spectacular waterfall that plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge.  Enjoy a welcome reception on our arrival at our hotel, the Ramada Plaza Geneva Lakefront Resort. Hotel Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, and on-site restaurant and lounge.  The hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation, which will be finished by summer.  (D)

 

DAY 2 – We’ll visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Park, which was the  Victorian summer home of the Thompson family during the Gilded Age.  It is distinctive for its ornate architecture, extraordinary collection of garden statuary, and themed gardens of the world including a Japanese Garden and Teahouse, and Greenhouse Complex.  We’ll take a guided tour of the mansion, gardens & greenhouse and then enjoy a wine tasting of five regional wines in Sonnenberg’s Finger Lakes Wine Center.  You’ll have time for lunch (on own) in Canandaigua’s quaint downtown before we board the Canandaigua Lady for a 1½ hour narrated cruise on Canandaigua Lake to enjoy the beauty of fall while learning about the history of the lake, the Steamboat Era, the Seneca Indians and more.  You’ll have the evening at leisure to explore the downtown Geneva shops and restaurants within walking distance of our hotel.  (B)

 

DAY 3Rose Hill Mansion, an elegant Greek Revival house, was once the center of a busy and productive farm.  Our guided tour will showcase twenty restored and furnished rooms in the house, along with the magnificent view of Seneca Lake from the front porch and the vista of nearby farmlands.  We’ll enjoy a taste of Tuscany at Ventosa Vineyards, a 23-acre estate vineyard that is known for dry, old world-style wines, estate grown fruit, Mediterranean cuisine and breathtaking views from their expansive terrace overlooking their vineyards and Seneca Lake.  Our wine tasting includes five of their wines and take home a souvenir Ventosa Vineyards wine glass. We’ll enjoy a buffet lunch at the vineyard that includes salad, their famous Toscana fresh-made pizza, Panini, wraps & Kettle chips.  We’ll then head down the Lakes Region wine

trail to Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, one of the oldest and most loved wineries in the Finger Lakes. We’ll taste their  award-winning wines under the glow of the gothic church lights in their rustic barn.  Then, we’ll stop at the Lively Run Dairy Farm & Creamery, one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, producing award-winning cheeses that have been garnering praise from culinary experts across the country.  You’ll  get to visit with the animals, learn how they produce their cheeses and sample some of their cheese. (B,L)

 

DAY 4 – Before returning to the Cape, we’ll stop at Muranda Cheese Company to sample   some of their cow’s milk cheeses.  The farm helps to produce over 17 types of cheeses that have been recognized for their superior artisanal quality.  You’ll taste 15 types of cheese, and have time to visit the cows and shop in their gourmet shop.  NOTE: You will want to bring a small cooler with you to bring home some of New York States culinary treats! (B)

 

 

$ 789 per person, double occupancy, $ 992 single occupancy, $738 triple occupancy

Departure Times:

Dennis- 6:25 AM
Barnstable- 6:40 AM
Sagamore- 7:00 AM

D

Return Times:

Sagamore- 6:30 PM
Barnstable- 6:50 PM
Dennis- 7:05 PM

B

B=Breakfast included, D=Dinner included

Package Includes: 

Three nights at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront Resort

three full breakfasts; one lunch; one buffet dinner

wine tastings at Finger Lakes Wine Center, Ventosa Vineyards, and Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery

Goats milk cheese tasting at Lively Run Dairy Farm

Cow’s milk cheese tasting at Muranda Cheese Company

Taughannock Falls State Park walking tour

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion tour

Rose Hill Mansion Tour

Canandaigua Lady cruise on Canandaigua Lake.

 

Payments and Cancellations

Cash, personal checks & money orders accepted

Visa & MasterCard payments accepted via phone.

 

$75 per person deposit due upon booking, balance due 45 days prior to tour.  Refundable up to 30 days prior to tour.

 

Trip Insurance is available for this trip through Travel Insured International for a per person cost of $44   (based on double occupancy rate)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
1 - Dennis Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis
On Stop & Shop side, park in lot closest to Rt 134
2 - Barnstable Barnstable Exit 6 Commuter Lot - behind
Burger King, wait at enclosures
3 - Sagamore Sagamore Commuter Lot at base of bridge
on NON Cape side, wait at enclosures
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