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

Picture of hobbit house from 2014 garden show

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

Mar 25

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

Promotional logo for Jesus at Sight and Sound Theatre

"Jesus" Live on Stage - *WAITING LIST

Apr 11 – Apr 13

Lancaster, PA

A view from the beach of Landshark Bar and Grill with Resorts Hotel

Atlantic City Ocean Getaway

Apr 30 – May 2

Atlantic City, New Jersey

bull moose

Maine; Moose & Mountains

Jun 4 – Jun 7


Dragon lantern

Chinese Lantern Festival

Jun 19

New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY

Photo of the sign board at Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees Baseball

Aug 18

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Ship cruising the Blue Danube River

Blue Danube River Cruise - *Limited cabins remain

Sep 6 – Sep 16


Picture of statue at Gettysburg Battlefield

A Glimpse into History

Sep 10 – Sep 13

Gettysburg, PA

Amish buggies

"Jesus" Live on Stage

Oct 2 – Oct 4

Lancaster, PA

Photo of autumn and mountain scenery

German the Catskills

Oct 10

Round Top, NY

Photo of Sedona's Red Rocks

Sedona's Red Rocks and The Grand Canyon - SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST

Oct 21 – Oct 26

Sedona, Arizona

Photo of tulips and windmill

Tulip Time on the Rhine & Mosel Rivers

Apr 19 – Apr 29


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

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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