Day Trips

2021 Day Trips:

Thousand Islands-SOLD OUT

August 2, 2021

Price Per Person: $98

Today we’re exploring the Thousand Islands in Alexandra Bay.  Upon arrival in this unique town you’ll have some time on your own to sightsee and shop before heading to Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours to enjoy a 2 hour lunch cruise. A narrator will entertain you with stories and facts about the regions rich history. During the cruise you’ll be able to get up close to the spectacular scenery & magnificent island homes. When the cruise is over the boat will drop our group off at Heart Island to see Boldt Castle – you’ll have ample time to explore this beautiful six story – one hundred twenty room castle. Docents are located throughout to answer any questions and provide history. A video played on loop is available for those who would like to learn more. When you would like to depart for the mainland you can board any Uncle Sam’s boat headed for Clayton and enjoy more time on your own until it’s time to depart for home. (Includes boat cruise, lunch, admission to Boldt Castle & transportation)

Depart: Gates 6:30am ~ Irondequoit 7:00am ~ Exit 44 7:30am

Approx Return: Exit 44 8:45pm ~ Irondequoit 9:15pm ~ Gates 9:45pm


A Day in Canandaigua

August 9, 2021

Price Per Person: $148

Join us for a fun day exploring the finer things of Canandaigua – a guided tour of Sonnenberg Garden, a sit down lunch at Nolan’s, a boat cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady and a chocolate tasting at Sweet Expressions. To start we’ll learn the history of Sonnenberg Mansion & Gardens – a late nineteenth century Victorian Estate with a Queen Anne style mansion with nine formal gardens of the world. Did you know Sonnenberg is German for Sunny Hill? Next we will head to Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake for a delicious plated lunch in their private dining space. After lunch we’ll enjoy a 1.5 hour cruise aboard an authentic double-decker paddle wheeler known affectionately as the Canandaigua Lady. On our way back through downtown Canandaigua we’ll stop at Sweet Expressions for a chocolate tasting hosted by the owner. Star has also purchased a sweet treat for everyone to take home to remember such a great day. (Includes admission & guided tour of Sonnenberg Gardens/Mansion, lunch, boat cruise, chocolate treat & transportation)

Meal Options: Fish & Chips, Chicken French or Prime Rib

Depart: Gates 7:30am ~ Irondequoit 8:00am

Approx Return: Irondequoit 6:15pm ~ Gates 6:45pm


Summertime in Skaneateles    SOLD OUT

August 12, 2021

Price Per Person: $99

Sauders Store, our first stop, is a renowned Mennonite country store featuring authentic quality and selection. You’ll want to bring a little cooler for this stop – they have fresh produce, cheeses, meats, baked goods, spices, canned items, mixes and so many unique items from quilts to birdhouses. After Sauders we continue on to the village of Skaneateles. Described as a clear blue lake alongside a vibrant downtown filled with unique shops & restaurants which combine for a one-of-a-kind relaxing experience. Upon arrival we’ll head to Sherwood Inn for a delicious sit down lunch. Afterward we’ll go across the street to the boat launch & enjoy a boat cruise around the lake. Once back on land – you’ll have time to explore the town on your own. You won’t want to miss this trip. (Includes lunch, boat cruise & transportation)

Lunch Options: Chicken Francoise or Yankee Pot Roast

Depart: Gates 8:00am ~ Irondequoit 8:30am ~ Exit 44 9:00am

Approx Return: Exit 44 8:45pm ~ Irondequoit 9:15pm ~ Gates 9:45pm


New York State Fair TWO DATES

August 23 & 24, 2021

Price Per Person: $30

The New York State Fair is an 18 day showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology. And shopping ~ so much shopping! We’re excited to get back to the fair this year – we’re going two days in a row since you’ll need both days to see everything. There are free concerts at Chevy Court , a midway, and don’t forget the butter sculpture. Join us for a fun day exploring the Fair. (Includes transportation)

Depart: Gates 8:30am ~ Irondequoit 9:00am ~ Exit 44 9:30am

Approx Return: Exit 44 7:00pm ~ Irondequoit 7:30pm ~ Gates 8:00pm


Arcade RR & Vidler’s 5 & 10

August 25, 2021

Price Per Person: $95

Vidler’s 5 & 10 is our first stop – they have over 75,000 items spread throughout 4 buildings on 2 levels. This is a shopping experience you won’t find on-line ~ it’s historic, full of nostalgia and just plain fun! One of the owners will greet our bus and offer a bit of history. Pasquale’s Italian Restaurant is our lunch destination – enjoy a delicious sit down lunch complete with mini cannoli for dessert. Afterward we’re off to the train in Arcade NY. Step back in time aboard the last operating steam train excursion in New York ~ an authentic short line railroad. Enjoy the summer scenery of Upstate New York during a 2-2.5 hour train ride through the countryside. (Includes lunch, train ride & transportation)

Lunch Options: Spaghetti Parm, Ravioli, Salad w/ Grilled Chicken or Soup/Salad Combo

Depart: Irondequoit 7:00am ~ Gates 7:30am

Approx Return: Gates 6:00pm ~ Irondequoit 6:30pm


Songs You Know By Heart Lunch Cruise

September 1, 2021

Price Per Person $127

Begin your day with a cheese tasting at Muranda Cheese Company. They feature the finest in cows milk ~ raw & pasteurized cheeses. The attached farm helps to produce over 17 types of cheeses that have been recognized for their superior artisanal quality. Today they will have ready for our group samples of more than 10 cheeses. Afterwards we’ll head to Watkins Glen NY for a trip down memory lane with your favorite songs. Dining in the Finger Lakes would not be complete without experiencing a lunch cruise aboard the luxurious Seneca Legacy. The casual elegance of this finely appointed vessel is expertly complemented by her friendly crew. The Seneca Legacy allows you to take in views only seen from the water. While aboard we’ll enjoy a two hour lunch cruise with entertainment. Feel free to request your favorite songs from the likes of James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Harry Chapin, The Eagles and many more from this great musical era. Dance along as the musician plays your requests. On the way home we’ll stop at Oak Hill Market near Penn Yan known to have unique food items and an extensive bakery selection. Feel free to bring small coolers for your purchases. (Includes cheese tasting, boat cruise, lunch & transportation)

Lunch Options: Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast, Scallop & Crab Stuffed Sole, Hot Roast Beef w/ Gravy or Eggplant Rollatini

Depart: Gates 8:30am ~ Irondequoit 9:00am ~ Exit 44 9:30am

Approx Return: Exit 44 5:00pm ~ Irondequoit 5:30pm ~ Gates 6:00pm


Fall Foliage in Old Forge  SOLD OUT

September 9, 2021

Price Per Person: $145

Let the Adirondack Railroad help you discover the beauty of the Adirondacks by transporting you from Utica to Thendara. Travel through forests, over streams and rivers as you take in the beautiful foliage of the Adirondack Mountains. You’ll have free time in Old Forge to get lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will head up to Raquette Lake for a narrated boat cruise. This beautiful 90-minute cruise includes fascinating historic commentary and amazing views. As we pass back through Old Forge we will have some time to shop and sightsee on your own. Afterwards we will have dinner at Frankie’s Taste of Italy. Known for their delicious Italian food and homemade mousse. (Includes train ride, boat cruise, dinner & transportation)

Dinner Options: Chicken French, Chicken Parmesan or Taste of Italy

Depart: Gates 5:00am ~ Irondequoit 5:30am ~ Exit 44 6:00am

Approx Return: Exit 44 9:45pm ~ Irondequoit 10:15pm ~ Gates 10:45pm


Great Train Robbery of 2021 

September 19, 2021

Price Per Person $98

Oliver’s Candies in Batavia boasts that their special blend of chocolate is so rich, yet so subtle ~ it’s absolutely delectable. They say their chocolates are notably different from any other chocolate you have ever tasted. Let’s go try it! Pasquale’s Italian Restaurant is our lunch stop this afternoon ~ enjoy a delicious plated lunch in their dinning room complete with mini cannoli for dessert. After lunch we’ll head to Arcade Railroad for their entertaining show complete with robbers on horseback. Experience the thrill of the chase. Feel free to bring small coolers for your purchases. (Includes lunch, train ride & transportation)

Lunch Options: Spaghetti Parm, Ravioli, Salad w/ Grilled Chicken or Soup/Salad Combo

Depart: Irondequoit 8:00am ~ Gates 8:30am

Approx Return: Gates 5:45pm ~ Irondequoit 6:15pm


Corning Museum of Glass

September 20, 2021

Price Per Person $74

Today we’re heading to the Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy their ‘Art & Design’ collection: it is the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of contemporary art and design in glass. Then peruse through ‘History & Culture’ where you can explore 3500 years of glass and glassmaking from antiquity through present day. Corning also has ‘Science & Technology’ come see how glass changes the world in their award winning, interactive science and technology galleries. Throughout the day they also have live demos to see the creative process in action. Should you still have time prior to departing the shuttle into town will be available every 15 minutes. (Includes admission to Corning Museum of Glass & transportation)

Depart: Irondequoit 8:00am ~ Gates 8:30am

Approx Return: Gates 6:00pm ~ Irondequoit 6:30pm


Pancakes & Seneca Allegany    SOLD OUT

September 23, 2021

Price Per Person: $60

Start your day off right with a breakfast platter at Sprague’s Maple Farms in Portville NY. They will serve up pancakes with homemade syrups, eggs, and bacon or sausage. The homemade syrup is made on-site and they offer a variety of maple specialties in their retail store. Then we’re on our way to Seneca Allegany Casino to test our luck – the casino is providing our group with $25 free play*. This trip always sells out – so book early! (Includes breakfast & transportation).

Depart: Irondequoit 7:30am ~ Gates 8:00am

Approx Return: Gates 7:30pm ~ Irondequoit 8:00pm  


Fall Foliage of Letchworth   

September 30, 2021 

Price Per Person: $117   

Wadsworth Homestead is the only country manor estate in NYS that has been continually owned by the original family since 1804. Treasures that have been passed down over seven generations evoke the incredible story of over 200 years in this enchanting home overlooking the scenic Genesee River Valley. Described as legendary, timeless and storied ~ you won’t want to miss a guided tour with Will Wadsworth as he tells the tales of his ancestors. Lunch today will be at the Glen Iris Inn in Castile NY. Formerly the country estate of William Pryor Letchworth, the Glen Iris Inn has welcomed guests since 1944. The Inn overlooks magnificent Middle Falls on the Genesee River. Following lunch we’ll head to Letchworth State Park for a guided tour to take in the amazing fall foliage! The guided tour will have stops to view the Dam, Gorge and other scenic locations such as Inspiration Point. You won’t want to miss this chance for a fun filled fall day!

Lunch Options: Lemon Pepper Chicken or Roast Pork

Depart: Irondequoit 8:00am ~ Gates 8:30am 

Approx Return: Gates 4:30pm ~ Irondequoit 5:00pm


I Love Lucy & She Loves Me

October 7, 2021

Price Per Person $124

Did you find yourself humming along to the title of our trip? Then you know you love Lucy and need to join us on our trip to Jamestown. On our way we’ll enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and episodes of I Love Lucy. Begin with a “Lucy Town Tour” where a step on guide will take us to places of significance to Lucille Ball’s life in Jamestown and nearby Celoron. You will see the house that she was born in, the house where she grew up and much more. We will enjoy lunch in the Tropicana Room. Go back in time and experience this re-creation of Ricky Ricardo’s famous Manhattan nightclub. In the Tropicana Room we will enjoy a delicious lunch while watching our favorite episode of I Love Lucy. Then it’s on to the Lucy Desi Museum ~ get a behind-the-scenes look into the creation and production of the show, experience re-creations of iconic sets as well as an intimate look into the personal lives and careers of Lucy & Desi. Finally we will visit the National Comedy Center ~ based on Lucy’s vision for her hometown, the museum is dedicated to presenting the vital story of comedy. The museum offers an unprecedented visitor experience. (Includes guided tour, admission to both museums, lunch & transportation)

Depart: Irondequoit 6:45am ~ Gates 7:15am ~ Batavia 8:00am

Approx Return: Batavia 7:30pm ~ Gates 8:00pm ~ Irondequoit 8:30pm


Oktoberfest & Wine Tasting

October 11, 2021

Price Per Person $129

We start our day at Oak Hill Market near Penn Yan known to have unique food items and an extensive bakery selection. Afterwards we’ll head to Watkins Glen NY to celebrate Oktoberfest. Dining in the Finger Lakes would not be complete without experiencing a lunch cruise aboard the luxurious Seneca Legacy. The casual elegance of this finely appointed vessel is expertly complemented by her friendly crew. The Seneca Legacy allows you to take in views only seen from the water. While aboard we’ll enjoy a two hour lunch cruise with entertainment. Enjoy the Oktoberfest music, German fare and beer** as you bask in the fall foliage of Seneca Lake. Dance along to the music. On the way home we’ll stop at Glenora Wine Cellars for a delicious wine tasting; their wines have won numerous awards since opening in 1977. They were the first winery on Seneca Lake! Feel free to bring small coolers for your purchases. (Includes wine tasting, boat cruise, lunch & transportation)

Meal Options: Bratwurst & Knockwurst in Brown Beer Sauce, Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast, Hot Roast Beef w/ Gravy, Scallop & Crab Stuffed Sole or Eggplant Rollatini **Ale tasting is only served with the Bratwurst & Knockwurst option

Depart: Gates 8:30am ~ Irondequoit 9:00am ~ Exit 44 9:30am

Approx Return: Exit 44 5:00pm ~ Irondequoit 5:30pm ~ Gates 6:00pm


Pancakes & Seneca Allegany    

October 28, 2021

Price Per Person: $60

Start your day off right with a breakfast platter at Sprague’s Maple Farms in Portville NY. They will serve up pancakes with homemade syrups, eggs, and bacon or sausage. The homemade syrup is made on-site and they offer a variety of maple specialties in their retail store. Then we’re on our way to Seneca Allegany Casino to test our luck – the casino is providing our group with $25 free play*. This trip always sells out – so book early! (Includes breakfast & transportation).

Depart: Irondequoit 7:30am ~ Gates 8:00am

Approx Return: Gates 7:30pm ~ Irondequoit 8:00pm  


Cash & Cline @ Seneca Allegany

November 16, 2021

Price Per Person $85

Relive these legendary performers in a tribute to the 1962 U.S. tour of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline starring Monica Heuser and Scott Moreau. Scott has been traveling the US and Canada as Johnny Cash in the Broadway smash hit Million Dollar Quartet and Monica is currently starring in Menopause, The Musical at the Luxor in Las Vegas. Monica toured the US and Canada portraying Patsy Cline in the national tour of Closer Walk With Patsy Cline. This electrifying tribute to Cash and Cline’s greatest hits including “Ring of Fire,” “Jackson,” “Lovesick Blues,” “Walking After Midnight” and many more. (Includes $20 free play, show ticket & transportation)

Depart: Irondequoit 7:30am ~ Gates 8:30am

Approx Return: Gates 6:00pm ~ Irondequoit 6:30pm


Dickens Festival

November 28, 2021

Price Per Person $94 

This morning we’ll enjoy a stop at the Granger House in Canandaigua to see their Festival of Trees. They have so many beautifully decorated trees to view- it’s sure to get you in the spirit of the season! After the Granger House we’ll head to the Spring Side Inn Restaurant for a delicious sit down lunch. After lunch you will have time to enjoy Skaneateles with all the beautifully decorated shops and costumed characters. Then off to Waterloo Premium Outlets for some shopping fun. (Includes admission to the Granger House, lunch & transportation)

Meal Choice: Baked Virginia Ham with Peach Glaze, Roast Pork with Stuffing Or Chicken French

Depart: Gates 7:30am ~ Irondequoit 8:00am ~ Exit 44 8:30am

Approx Return: Exit 44 6:30pm ~ Irondequoit 7:00pm ~ Gates 7:30pm


Platters @ Seneca Niagara

December 7, 2021

Price Per Person $85

Join us for a day at del Lago Resort & Casino. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy “The Platters” in the event center. You know them by their hits like “Only You,” “Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” Harbor Lights.” The Platters were originally comprised of founder and naming member Herb Reed, Tony Williams, Zola Taylor, Paul Robi and David Lynch. While considered the most romantic group of all the early rock and roll groups; The Platters are also Grammy Hall of Fame Members & Multi-platinum. del Lago is also offering $25 in free play* & lunch buffet (subject to availability). (Includes show ticket & transportation)

Depart: Gates 9:00am ~ Greece 9:15am~ Irondequoit 9:30am ~ Eastview Mall 10:00am

Approx Return: Eastview Mall 5:15pm ~ Irondequoit 6:45pm ~ Greece 7:00pm Gates 7:15pm


Lights on the Lake

December 12, 2021

Price Per Person: $89

Whether you need to begin shopping, are nearly done or want some personal retail therapy time – Destiny USA has something for everyone! You’ll have plenty of time on your own to peruse. Dinner this evening will be at Francesca’s in Liverpool – they’re known for delicious Italian fare & desserts. After dinner get in the Holiday spirit with a bus ride through the Lights on the Lake display. Lights on the Lake in Onondaga Lake Park is Central New York #1 Holiday Tradition. Enjoy a two mile long drive-through show featuring towering holiday displays, larger than life Land of Oz, twinkling fantasy forest, colorful section arches, memorable animated scenes and a fairy tale, magical grand finale. While driving through we’ll listen to the wonderful sounds of the season. (Includes dinner, admission to Lights on the Lake & transportation)

Dinner Options: Cheese Calzone, Chicken Parm, Chicken Riggies or Stuffed Rigatonis

Depart: Gates 8:30am ~ Irondequoit 9:00am ~ Exit 44 9:30am

Approx Return: Exit 44 8:45pm ~ Irondequoit 9:15pm ~ Gates 9:45pm  


Upcoming Trips in 2022 

Oh What a Night @ Seneca Allegany 4/26/22 

Diva’s 3 @ Seneca Niagara 5/24/22 

Bette & Barry @ Seneca Niagara 6/28/22 

That’ll Be The Day @ Seneca Allegany 7/26/22

Sweet Caroline @ Seneca Allegany  10/11/22


More Trips To Come.. Stay Tuned

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