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These groups are looking to fill a few empty seats and if you're looking to take a trip and meet some new people please contact the group leaders directly for more information including a detailed itinerary and price.  (We ask you to contact the group leader directly because sometimes our groups add a few dollars to our price in order to have money for driver and/or guide gratuities, or to purchase refreshments, or they add on a few dollars for non-members of their club.  There are a variety of reasons the price they charge is a bit different than what Tours By Design charges the club.  Thank you.)


March 29 & 30, Friday & Saturday

AQS Quilt Odyssey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild is traveling to Lancaster to attend this fabulous quilt show.  The AQS Quilt Odyssey features a huge Merchant Mall with the latest in quilt-making supplies, fabric, antique and new quilts, and quilt-related items.  There are workshops, lectures, a symposium, exhibits, and food concessions.  The group will depart from Herkimer, New York via deluxe motorcoach.  They'll stop at Kitchen Kettle Village where passengers can have lunch on their own or visit the many shops of the village or walk to nearby Zooks and The Old Country Store for quilt supplies and material.  Dinner is included that night in an Amish home!  This is a special treat and a unique experience with delicious Amish food and conversation.  Overnight accommodations are at the Hawthorne Suites in Lancaster.  A breakfast buffet is included at the hotel.  For information on prices and reservations please contact Kathy at 315-868-3269


May 28 - 31, 2019 Tuesday through Friday

Pioneers & Pilgrims - Plymouth, Massachusetts

This fun tour departs from Syracuse, Rome and Albany.  It's a fundraiser for the New York State Grange and is open to the public.  Head to Plymouth and explore a cranberry bog.  Meet with the cranberry farmers who discuss the harvesting methods, and see antique harvest implements and of course sample juice!  Take a guided tour of the historic area including Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill, Plimouth Grist Mill and National Monument to the Forefathers.  Dine with a pilgrim at Plimouth Plantation, visit Sandwich Glass Museum, Heritage Museum and Gardens, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and Battleship Cove.  Includes 3 nights at Best Western Plus Cold Spring Hotel, 3 hot breakfasts, turkey buffet luncheon (with a pilgrim) and two dinners.  Contact Kathleen for information and reservations.  (315) 865-8334


July 12 - 13, 2019  Friday & Saturday

"Jesus" Live on Stage at Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, PA

You are invited to join the Federated Church of West Winfield on this overnight excursion to Lancaster.  Motorcoach departs from Clinton and West Winfield.  Overnight at the Comfort Inn Hotel.  Tour includes family style dinner at Good n Plenty Restaurant, reserved tickets for evening performance of Jesus at Sight & Sound Theatre, breakfast at hotel, Kreider Farm Tour, and a stop at Hersheys Chocolate World.  This is a family-friendly trip designed for the church's Sunday School program.  For information, pricing and reservations contact Miriam at 315-822-6133


September 14 & 15, 2019 - Saturday & Sunday

Philadelphia National Quilt Extravaganza

Join the Pieceful Gals Quilt Guild for an overnight trip to Pennsylvania.  Deluxe motorcoach will depart from Rome, NY.  They'll stop at Kitchen Kettle Village where travelers have the option of where to shop; right there at the Village, or walk to nearby Zooks and The Old Country Store.  Dinner included at Shady Maple Smorgasbord before making the way to the Holiday Inn Express for the overnight.  Breakfast is included on Sunday morning before attending the Philadelphia National Quilt Extravaganza.  The merchant mall features machines, quilts, books, supplies, sewing related craft items and much more.  For more information, cost, and reservations, contact Pat at (315) 404-7871