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

Rock Island Lighthouse with American flag

Rock Island Lighthouse Tour

Jun 13

Clayton, NY

Structure covered in flowers at 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show

In Full Bloom

Jun 18 – Jun 19


Photo of the Seneca Legacy ship docked in Watkins Glen, NY, from Captain Bills Seneca Lake Cruises

Fingerlakes Water & Wine

Jul 12

Watkins Glen, NY

Picture of Rocky Mountaineer train traveling through mountain scenery

From the Rockies to the Red Rocks - Wait List

Sep 26 – Oct 2


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