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Day 1 – Home to Lansing, IL

Get to know your fellow travel companions as we travel through Wisconsin on our way to the Fingerlakes of New York. Lunch is included in Tomah. We will overnight in Lansing, IL.

Included Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn

Day 2 – Lansing to Cleveland, OH

Enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel before we make our way through Indiana countryside. Our hotel this evening is in downtown Cleveland where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located. We’ll spend time learning how the Museum is dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of the music and the cultural context from which it emerges. Like the music it celebrates, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is alive with the energy, passion, and spirit of music.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Radisson Downtown Cleveland

Day 3 – Cleveland to Rochester, NY

After breakfast we depart on a guided city tour of Cleveland, learning and taking in much of “The North Coast,” which is what locals often refer to Cleveland due to Lake Erie’s close proximity. Take in the passing scenery around you as we work our way to Rochester, NY for a 3 night stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Day 4 – Rochester

Today we will be treated to a guided city tour of Rochester, seeing the Corn Hill Historic neighborhood, Lamberton Conservatory, and the Vietnam Memorial. Next you will thoroughly enjoy a house & garden tour of the George Eastman House, the world’s oldest photography & film archives museum. After lunch we’ll tour the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, Susan B. Anthony, who inspired her followers with the now famous words, “Failure is Impossible.” Our afternoon could not be complete without stopping at Abbott’s for some of their frozen custard! At the Port of Rochester we will visit the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, the oldest American lighthouse on Lake Ontario. Built in 1822, the tower stands 40’ high plus another 12’ for the lantern room. A delightful dinner is planned.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Rochester

At our first stop this morning after a leisurely breakfast, you will learn about America’s most famous dessert, JELL-O! Do you know how much the inventor sold his rights to JELL-O for? What is the most popular flavor? Next a delightful, homemade lunch will be served at the D & R Depot Restaurant, housed in a former B & O train depot. Climb aboard the Colonial Belle for an interesting 3-hour cruise along the scenic Erie Canal, including lock passage at Canal Park in Pittsford. Spend a pleasant evening on your own recalling today’s journeys.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – Rochester to Ithaca

Happy Father’s Day – a special Sunday brunch at the Belhurst Castle is planned! The Bulhurst Castle combines the romance of the past with the comforts of the present in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, setting the stage for a truly unique dining experience. You will have the opportunity to browse the estate at your leisure. Our home for the next three nights will be the Country Inn & Suites in Ithaca.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Sunday Brunch at Belhurst Castle

Hotel: Country Inn & Suites

Day 7 – Ithaca

Today we will be treated to a full day with a local step-on guide who will show us the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Stewart Park & Wharton’s silent motion picture site. For lunch we’ll be aboard Captain Bill’s cruise boat taking in the beautiful scenery on Seneca Lake as we enjoy a delightful lunch. Then we board our motorcoach and drive along Cayuga Lake, the longest of central New York’s glacial Finger Lakes. Stopping at Taughannock Falls, with its breathtaking 215 feet drop. Evening is at your leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – Ithaca

A local step-on guide will accompany us again today as we explore Ithaca College, Cornell University, Ithaca Falls, Ithaca Commons (shopping & eating), Cornell Plantations, Buttermilk Falls, and more! The beauty and history of the area will leave you fascinated! Back at the hotel we’ll take time to freshen up before departing for a premier waterfront dining experience at The BoatYard Grill.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 9 – Ithaca to Erie, PA

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll begin to make our way westward. This morning you’ll enjoy a stop at The Corning Museum of Glass where you’ll see more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries, explore glass innovations in our hands-on science and technology area, and watch live glass demonstrations. After checking into our hotel in Erie, we’ll enjoy eating dinner together.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Day 10 – Erie to Naperville, IL

Breakfast is served at the hotel, then we’ll continue our trek west, taking in the passing scenery and reminiscing with our fellow travel friends. We’ll stop in Naperville, IL for a restful overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Country Inn & Suites

Day 11 – Naperville to Home

We’ll cover the last miles separating us from home today. Return home enriched, having discovered a memorable R&J Tours experience to the New York Fingerlakes!

Included Meals: Breakfast


Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,999
Single: $2,589
Triple: $1,899
Quad: $1,799

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $156

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

19 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 77°
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Tour Highlights

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Guided City Tours of Cleveland, Ohio; Rochester, NY;
and Ithaca, NY
The Jell-O Museum
Lunch Cruise on Seneca Lake
Dinner Cruise on the scenic Erie Canal
Belhurst Castle Sunday Brunch
Beautiful Waterfalls in Ithaca area
Corning Museum of Glass

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Fingerlakes of New York
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 77°
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