Ithaca is "Gorges" & Delicious: A Wine Weekend

Ithaca is "Gorges" & Delicious: A Wine Weekend

Join Yankee Trails on Ithaca is Gorges & Delicious, A Wine Weekened!

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Join Yankee Trails on Ithaca is Gorges & Delicious, A Wine Weekened!

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$399 per person/Double

$529pp/Single - $329pp/Triple - $319pp/Quad

 

Hidden waterfalls, unique views, unexpected beauty.  Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, these are things you’ll discover when visiting Ithaca.  Carved thousands of years ago by retreating glaciers, Ithaca is home to some of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls and gorges.  With abundant views and award winning wines, taste your way through the nation’s first organized wine trail.  Sample wine, beer, and spirits along the way.  From sun-up to sundown there is always something to explore and share.  Ithaca has something for everyone.  Experience the beauty, savor the food, and relish the wine!

 

Departure Info:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:45am
Walmart, Latham Farms - 8:15am
Pet Smart, Crossgates Commons - 8:30am

Sun, July 23rd

We'll board the coach this morning, looking forward to the time we will have in Ithaca's picturesque Cayuga Lake setting. We wil make a stop along the way for lunch. Our first experience in Ithaca is at (1 PM) Six Mile Creek Winery, Ithaca's very own winery and distillery. Here you will taste wines made right here in Ithaca! They also produce a unique line of spirits that are not to be missed. Be sure to spend some time in the gift shop! Following this experience, we will travel to our hotel at the Country Inn & Suites (607-256-1100) where we will be greeted with a Wine and Cheese Reception. We will have some time on your own to relax and unwind after check in. This evening, we will board the motor coach to head to dinner with a stop on the way for a photo opportunity at a 150ft waterfall, right in the heart of the city. At 175ft wide, Ithaca Falls is one of the region's most powerful and impressive. At ZaZa's Cucina, enjoy an evening of contemporary Italian dining in an elegantly designed space. The chef at ZaZas strives to utilize the best local and regional products, as well as exceptional imported ingredients to craft the most perfect dishes for each and every guest.

Mon, July 24th

After breakfast, depart the hotel for a scenic ride through the countryside with a stop at one of the most outstanding views in the region. At 215ft, the cascading Taughannock Falls is three stories taller than Niagara Falls. Take time for pictures at the Taughannock Falls Overlook and marvel at how the steep-walled gorge formation was carved by ice, thousands of years ago. Our next stop is at one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, Lively Run. Pioneers of goat cheese in the American Marketplace, you'll get to taste Chevre, Bleu, Feta, Gouda, and Cheddar in their cozy gift shop. Spend the afternoon enjoying lunch at the Vineyard Restaurant at Knapp Vineyard with sampling and shopping in the tasting room afterwards. The restaurant patio is shaded by a trellis of grape vines that overlooks the estate vineyard, a perfect setting for a Finger Lakes Wine Country experience! Your meal choices are 1) Herbed Top Round Sandwich, 2) Vineyard Chicken Salad Wrap, or 3) Falafel Garden Salad. Heading back towards Ithaca, we continue the tour along Cayuga Lake to stop at either the Finger Lakes Cider House. You will return to Ithaca for time on the Commons with dinner on your own at one of the many fabulous restaurants that the vibrant downtown has to offer.

Tue, July 25th

fter our breakfast, a trip to Ithaca would not be complete without a visit to one of the area's 150 magnificent waterfalls. Revel in the sound of roaring waters of magnificent Buttermilk Falls as it descends in a series of plunging cascades and rapids that converge into a beautiful, swimmable basin. Back to the Commons, the group splits between at F. Olivers and Life's So Sweet Chocolate for a tour and tasting. We will then depart for home, with a lunch stop along the way. The approximate arrival in the Capital District will be around 4:00PM

Tour Includes:

  • Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Ithaca Falls

  • Buttermilk Falls

  • Wine & Cheese Reception

  • Six Mile Creek Winery

  • ZaZa's Cucina

  • Lively Run

  • Finger Lakes Cider House

  • F. Olivers & Life's So Sweet

  • Knapp Vineyard

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 1 Dinners

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
Crossgates Commons Pet Smart Crossgates Commons
161 Washington Ave Extension, Albany, NY
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails World Travel
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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