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

View of Lake Placid village and Mirror Lake

The Grand Adirondacks

August 26 – August 28

Lake Placid, New York

Munich, Oktoberfest

Danube Delights River Cruise with Oktoberfest

September 21 – October 1


Scenic view of fall foliage in the Catskill Mountains of New York State

Autumn in The Catskills

October 15

East Durham, New York

Castle in Scotland

Splendid Scotland

May 9, 2025 – May 17, 2025


photo of mountain at Glacier National Park

Montana and Glacier National Park - Sold Out

August 3, 2025 – August 10, 2025


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