Group Travel made easy in Central New York

Check out our Summer Fun tour to Niagara Falls featuring "Christmas in July" at Seneca Niagara Casino and free time to explore the fabulous sights of the area.  Overnight at Holiday Inn, and enjoy plenty of things to do and even FREE Bingo with your chance to win a share of $3000.00 in cash and prizes!

Mark your calendar now for The Grand Adirondacks tour, coming August 26 - 28, 2024!  Tour includes admission to The Wild Center with lunch, two nights at the fabulous and recently totally renovated Grand Adirondack Hotel located right on Main Street in the heart of Lake Placid village, one breakfast, local sights, admission to High Falls Gorge, access to the FREE Lake Placid Express Trolley, the Paul Smith's Visitor Interpretive Center, and plenty of time to explore Lake Placid on your own.  There's so much to choose from, we're leaving some choices up to you!  

Visit the PUBLIC TOURS for INDIVIDUALS page now and find all of the current tours available, click on each for basic information and click on View Full Itinerary for ALL details including cost, payment and reservation policy, and more.  And don't forget to tell your friends!

More tours to come, check back often!  And check the tab "Tours That Need Your Help" to join one of our pre-formed groups.

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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