Group Travel made easy in Central New York

FREE Travel Presentation on Tuesday May 7, offered twice; 2pm and again at 6pm.  Choose the time that works for you.

Join us at Burrstone Inn, 1777 Burrstone Road in New Hartford for a travel presentation from our colleagues at Mayflower Cruises and Tours to hear about our 2025 flight tours.  In May 2025 we will visit Splendid Scotland, and in August 2025 we will explore Montana and Glacier National Park.  Join us and learn more about the tours and receive special savings for those in attendance!  Please RSVP to hold your seat.  Call or e-mail with your name, the number of people attending, and which time slot.  315-831-3052 or    We'll see you there!


Seats still available on May 30 trip for SIX in Syracuse, and the June 10 tour to Rochester for Furry Friends & Playtime Trends!  Visit the fabulous Seneca Park Zoo where a boxed lunch is included.  Hey, we even included a one-way tram ticket to take you out of the zoo after you work your way in.  Then visit the amazing Strong Museum of Play including the Butterfly Garden.  Come be a kid again!  

More tours will be added, check back often and be sure to check the tab Tours That Need Your Help.

If you are not on our e-mail list please send us your e-mail address to receive occasional updates when new tours are announced. 

Also watch for our ads in Greater Utica Magazine, New Hartford Town Crier, Boonville Herald, and Daily Sentinel.


Providing customized group tours and trips for the general public.  Now in our 22nd year!

Thank you for your business, it is our pleasure to work with you and travel with you.  



We customize tours for pre-formed groups.  Do you belong to a club, business, organization or school

and would like to have a tour set up just for you?   Call us today!


If you don't have a group to travel with, be sure to check out our Publc Tours for Individuals page

and make a reservation for yourself and meet new friends.  We'd love to travel with you! 


Health and Safety 

There is always a risk of exposure to harmful viruses and other illnesses in any public place.  When traveling, you do so at your own risk.  If you do not feel well the morning of a tour departure, please do not travel.



With more than 27 years of experience, Carol Buczek of Tours By Design provides quality tour planning

for pre-formed groups and for the travelling public and individuals.  Trust your travel plans to a professional.


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Arranged Group Travel Services

Why choose Carol to plan your group's next trip?


Carol has over 27 years of experience in the bus tour industry and can plan trips with destinations spanning from near and far; one-day tours to multi-day tours.

Fully Insured

Although not a bus company itself, Tours By Design utilizes only professional, fully licensed, and fully insured motorcoach carriers to get you to your destination and back home safely.

Prepared for Disruptions

Don't get stuck without a hotel due to a hotel error. Carol is a member of the American Bus Association which gives her access to a broad network of support services for when something unexpected occurs.

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