Group Travel & Bus Tours made easy in Central New York

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We have wrapped up our 20th year and it's been a great one.  We appreciate the group leaders who had us customize a tour for their groups/clubs/organizations.  We appreciate everyone who joined us on one of our public tours.  You made 2022 so much fun.

**NEW TOUR:  Myrtle Beach; Fun in the Sun, departing April 23, 2023

**NEW TOUR:  Grand Alaska Escorted Land Tour, departing August 24, 2023

More tours coming soon!

If you are not on our e-mail list please send us your e-mail address to receive occasional updates when new tours are announced. 

Also watch for our ads in Greater Utica Magazine, New Hartford Town Crier, and Daily Sentinel.


If you belong to a club or organization and would like to have a tour set up for your group, please contact us and we are happy to work with you.  You should plan as far in advance as possible in order to have the best chance of securing transportation and tour arrangements for the date of your choice.    Especially if you want to travel on a weekend.

Providing customized group tours and trips for the general public.  Now in our 21st year!

Thank you for your business, it is our pleasure to work with you and travel with you.  



We customize tours for pre-formed groups.  Do you belong to a club, business, organization or school

and would like to have a tour set up just for you?   Call us today!


If you don't have a group to travel with, be sure to check out our Publc Tours for Individuals page

and make a reservation for yourself and meet new friends.  We'd love to travel with you! 


Health and Safety - Coronavirus 

We will continue to take precautions for your health and safety during our tours and we ask you to do the same.  We will follow CDC guidelines and the policies at each destination we visit.  Travelers are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer, wash their hands often, and feel comfortable to wear a mask if they choose.  Most importantly, if you do not feel well the morning of departure, please do not travel.  There is always a risk of exposure to harmful viruses and other illnesses in any public place.  When traveling, you do so at your own risk.  Thank you for your cooperation.




With more than 26 years of experience, Carol Buczek of Tours By Design provides quality tour planning

for pre-formed groups and for the travelling public and individuals.  Trust your travel plans to a professional.


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Arranged Group Travel Services

Why choose Carol to plan your group's next trip?


Carol has over 26 years of experience in the bus tour industry and can plan trips with destinations spanning from near and far; one-day tours to multi-day tours.

Fully Insured

Although not a bus company itself, Tours By Design utilizes only professional, fully licensed, and fully insured motorcoach carriers to get you to your destination and back home safely.

Prepared for Disruptions

Don't get stuck without a hotel due to a hotel error. Carol is a member of the American Bus Association which gives her access to a broad network of support services for when something unexpected occurs.

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