Public Tours for Individuals

Tours By Design offers several bus tours that depart from Central New York.  Most leave from Rome and Utica (and Herkimer on east bound tours). We seek out new sites & sounds for you to visit - we love to learn about new places & things for you to enjoy across the USA!

Find full details about each trip including itinterary, costs, and reservation info by clicking on each trip.

Upcoming Trips

Holiday Traditions sign in lights at Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park, Syracuse NY

Holiday Traditions - WAIT LIST

Nov 30

Finger Lakes

Floral covered float during Tournament of Roses Parade

Tournament of Roses Parade

Dec 28 – Jan 2

Long Beach, California

Logo for Hamilton the Musical

Hamilton

Mar 20

Landmark Theatre, Syracuse NY

Picture of Rocky Mountaineer train traveling through mountain scenery

From the Rockies to the Red Rocks

Sep 26 – Oct 2

Colorado

We've been traveling with Tours by Design since 2006. We started doing day trips and weekend getaways but now we're addicted! We are so pleased with this company we never want to travel with another. Carol Hamlin-Buczek does an amazing job putting these tours together. Whether you're going to the next county or halfway around the world,Carol makes sure a good time is had by all. Two of our bucket list destinations, Ireland and Alaska,have been met and both were trips of a lifetime. Can't wait to see where she will take us next!!!!

– Lori and Buzz Hawkins

Don’t see the tour you’re looking for?

We have access to 250 Guaranteed Departure tours around the country and around the world, thanks to our partnership with TAP. See our Guaranteed Departures page for all upcoming trips!

Guaranteed Departures Around the World by T A P

Past Trips

2016

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2018

2019

2020

2021

2022