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

Night time view of Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls New York

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Deadline approaching

Mar 18 – Mar 19

Niagara Falls, New York

Spring flowers at the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo taken in 2018

Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo - SOLD OUT, Waiting List

Mar 22

Troy, New York

Make your own glass, Sandblasting Experience at Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

Apr 16

Corning, New York

Artwork, promotional photo for the show Daniel at Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster PA

Lancaster Amish Country - Very limited availability

Apr 30 – May 2

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Photo taken in downtown Nashville

America's Music Cities - WAITING LIST

May 17 – May 24

Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans

Promotional photo for the musical Six

SIX - The Musical

May 30

Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY

Outside view of Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden.  Courtesy of The Strong, Rochester, NY

Furry Friends & Playtime Trends

Jun 10

Rochester, NY

Munich, Oktoberfest

Danube Delights River Cruise with Oktoberfest

Sep 21 – Oct 1


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