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

Rolling chair on the boardwalk in front of Resorts Casino

Atlantic City - with NEW, BIGGER bonus!

Mar 31 – Apr 2

Atlantic City, NJ

Photo of tulips and windmill

Tulip Time on the Rhine & Mosel Rivers - Limited Cabins remain

Apr 19 – Apr 29


White deer at Seneca White Deer Tour

Spring Awakening

May 8

Romulus, New York

Biltmore Estate

Asheville featuring The Biltmore

May 13 – May 18

Asheville, North Carolina

Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the 1000 Islands

1000 Islands Cruise & Castle

Jun 5

Alexandria Bay, New York

Fireworks spectacle

Boston Pops 4th of July

Jul 3 – Jul 5

Boston, MA

Photo of a packed Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees Baseball

Aug 17

Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY

John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Adirondack Mountain Getaway

Sep 11 – Sep 12

Lake Placid, New York

Fenimore Art Museum

Fabulous Fall Day!

Sep 25

Cooperstown, New York

Photo of hot air balloons aglow with dark sky

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta **SAVE $50.00 per person now

Oct 10 – Oct 16

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Miracle of Christmas poster

Miracle of Christmas

Nov 18 – Nov 20

Lancaster, PA

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