Group Travel & Bus Tours made easy in Central New York

We are excited to be celebrating our 20th year in business!  Thank you for your support, friendship and business since 2002.


Upcoming tours:

Niagara Falls Shopping Weekend, Nov. 12 & 13   (Seats still available, call us today and we'll check hotel availability)

Christmas in the Country, December 6

Find the link to the full itineraries under the Public Tours tab.  

Our 2022 tour season is coming to an end but we are working on new trips for 2023 so stay tuned.  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.


Health and Safety - Coronavirus 

Covid-19 remains a threat.  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.  Masks are no longer required to be worn while on the motorcoach but if it makes you more comfortable, by all means the choice is yours and we respect your decision.  Hand sanitizer is available and travelers are encouraged to bring their own.  We will do our part and ask travelers to do theirs.  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.

Providing customized group tours and trips for the general public.  Now in our 20th 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! 




With more than 25 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 25 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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