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

The Lac du Saint Sacrement boat

Lake George; Sip & Sail

Jun 21

Lake George, New York

Logo for Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

Beautiful; The Carole King Musical - WAIT LIST

Aug 15

Auburn, NY

Glacier in Alaska.  Photo from Premier Alaska Tours

Grand Alaska Escorted Land Tour

Aug 24 – Sep 1


Graphic of Moses, Live on stage, at Sight & Sound Theatre

Lancaster, Moses at Sight & Sound Theatre

Oct 2 – Oct 4

Lancaster, PA

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden in Springfield, MA

Oh the Places You Will Go!

Nov 29 – Nov 30

Western Massachusetts

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