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.
Nov 18 – Nov 20
Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York, NY
Apr 10 – Apr 20
the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland
May 5 – May 7
Aug 27 – Sep 6
the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary
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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- Life of the Vanderbilts
- Corning Museum of Glass
- Atlantic City
- A Taste of the Finger Lakes
- Hunting Buffalo (NY) ... with Teddy and Tim
- New York Yankees August 2016 - SOLD OUT
- Woodstock Revisited - HURRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT
- Lake George - SOLD OUT, WAIT LIST
- The Wild Center
- Niagara Falls NY Getaway
- National Parks - SOLD OUT
- Tropicana Casino - Atlantic City
- Autumn Wine & Dine - BRAND NEW
- Christmas at the Sands with Tony Orlando
- Wicked - Broadway Theater Series - WAITING LIST
- Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park - SOLD OUT
- Atlantic City - Resorts Casino - 3 day getaway
- St. Patrick's Celebration with Rattlin' Bog - NEW DATE
- Connecticut Shore Tour
- Pigeon Forge, TN
- Alex Bay "Rum Running"
- New York Yankees Game - LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
- The Adirondack Experience
- Erie Canal Cruise
- The Lion King - WAIT LIST
- Foxwoods Resort & Casino
- Indian Head Resort
- Lights on the Lake
- Christmas & Classics
- "Jesus" Live on Stage - *WAITING LIST
- Blue Danube River Cruise - *Limited cabins remain
- Sedona's Red Rocks and The Grand Canyon - WAIT LIST
- Atlantic City Ocean Getaway
- St. Patrick's Shenanigans
- Maine; Moose & Mountains
- Chinese Lantern Festival - LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
- Capital District Garden & Flower Show
- New York Yankees Baseball - *Only 1 Seat left
- German Fun...in the Catskills - *WAITING LIST
- "Jesus" Live on Stage - *LIMITED SEATS*
- Niagara Falls Shopping Weekend
- Wine & Cruise *WAITING LIST
- Radio City Christmas Spectacular *SOLD OUT*
- Sweet Creations Holiday - *New seats available!
- Holiday Legends Show - 2 Dates to choose from
- Tulip Time on the Rhine & Mosel Rivers - Limited Cabins remain
- Asheville featuring The Biltmore
- Boston Pops 4th of July - *DEADLINE MAY 30
- Atlantic City - with NEW, BIGGER bonus!
- Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
- New York Yankees Baseball - Limited Seats available
- Spring Awakening - *Sold out, wait list
- 1000 Islands Cruise & Castle - *FULL - WAITING LIST
- Adirondack Mountain Getaway
- Fabulous Fall Day!
- New England Shopping Getaway