The area forming a triangle between Syracuse, Rochester, and Elmira-Corning, the lakes—Canadice, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye, Keuka, Otisco, Owasco, Seneca, and Skaneateles—were created during the last ice age when the glaciers receded, carving deep lakes from stream valleys is what is commonly referred to as the Finger Lakes. Each year, millions of visitors flock to the area to explore the hiking trails and waterfalls as well as award-winning cuisine and rich culture. The Finger Lakes is also known for producing excellent wines and the Cayuga Wine Trail is one of the most popular attractions.
- Cayuga Wine Trail 3-4h with light lunch
Guests will be picked up by van to enjoy a private wine tour and tasting at some carefully selected Cayuga wineries. Guests will visit two different locations where they will enjoy sampling or wine as well as some chocolate or cheese pairing. At some of the wineries, they will tour the vineyards and get a firsthand overview of wine production and specialty products at each winery. Guests will also have a light lunch on site.
***Cayuga Wine Trail Tour included transportation for any centrally located property near Ithaca. For other places of pick up and drop off additional charges may apply***
- Hot Air Balloon ride – Nonprivate
Departure from just north of Ithaca, this tour will give guests a spectacular view of the 38 mile long and 2-mile-wide Cayuga Lake, Ithaca College as well as Cornell Campus in the Finger Lake area as you soar high above. Each flight takes about 45-70 minutes and the itinerary varies based on weather and wind. This tour can be done privately at an additional cost. Flights are available twice per day once at sunrise and once just before sunset.
- Admission to Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass is a museum in Corning, New York dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass. It was founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works and currently has a collection of more than 50,000 glass objects, some over 3,500 years old. The Glass Museum is one of the main attractions for the Finger Lakes region.
- Admission to Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
The heritage village of southern Finger Lakes is located in Corning and is a living history museum representing life in the 1800s. It is a guided tour of 3 outbuildings and the Patterson Inn.
- Seneca Sightseeing Cruise 1h
Enjoy a one-hour informative sightseeing tour on a mahogany vessel. This excursion provides a brief look into the history of the lake and the surrounding areas. Guests will take in amazing views of the region’s natural beauty as they as they are passing historic cottage communities and unique natural areas.
- 24/7 Support Line
- Transportation where mentioned
- Transportation not mentioned to and from attractions.
- Guide’s gratuities
The program is based on guests driving their own vehicle or getting to the attractions on their own aside from the Cayuga Wine Trail Tour where transportation to and from a centrally located hotel is included. Rates do not include any transfers or guides gratuities. Gratuities are customary and should be paid directly to the guide on site. Upon booking, guests will request what day/days they would like each activity. Availability is subject to change until the time of firm booking.
Level of Physical Activeness:
Depending on guests requests for each activity and availability.
Please contact us for pricing information.