Experience! The Finger Lakes® Custom Tours and Experiences
Experience a Tour Your Way!
Want to see the Finger Lakes in a way that custom fits your interests? Let us plan and guide you on your own custom tour. We start by identifying your interests and needs, and proposing suggestions to design the perfect tour for you. Then we combine our intimate knowledge of the Finger Lakes with your personal preferences to create a memorable experience.
Perfect for bachelorette parties, pre- and post-wedding excursions, family reunions or special celebrations!
Examples of Some Custom Designed Tours:
The Ultimate Bachelorette Weekend - This
was a custom planned weekend for ten ladies looking for the ultimate bachelorette experience. First we set them up in their own suite at La Tourelle Resort and Spa for two nights to serve as party central. They also booked another luxurious double king room as their auxiliary location. They arrived on Friday evening to a private wine and cheese reception held in the suite to start of the weekend in style. Saturday morning was reserved for spa treatments of choice at August Moon Spa. After a decadent early lunch at Simply Red Bistro, the ladies did a private Cayuga Wine Trail West Taste and Learn tour with a scavenger hunt add-on, where the winner received a three-pack of Lucas Vineyards' Nautie wine. Dinner reservations were made for them that night at the popular Blue Stone Restaurant, with a special ice cream spree at Purity Ice Cream for dessert, and dancing into the night at the Haunt. We arranged lots of take-home surprises and give-aways throughout the tour, making it a ladies weekend they will be talking about for years to come. In fact, this weekend was so successful, we designed a bachelorette package based on it! (Click HERE to learn more)
Barrel & Wine Tasting Rehearsal Dinner - This custom tour began with a private vineyard tour and barrel tasting at Standing Stone Winery on Seneca Lake with the owner and wine- maker, followed by a wine-tasting reception in the tasting room featuring their outstanding wines paired with Viennese spreads and breads from the regionally-lauded Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca. After the winery experience, the party headed up the road to Dano’s restaurant to enjoy a meal arranged especially for the group. The variety of menu offerings were served family style so all could sample the wonderfully unique flavors of their cuisine.
Post-Wedding Ceremony Wine Tasting and Celebration Dinner - This tour was specifically designed as a small post-ceremony celebration along the east side of Cayuga Lake. After the ceremony the party headed to King Ferry winery for a tour of the winery followed by a private wine tasting paired with an assortment of foods chosen to highlight the flavors in the wine. After a second wine tasting at Long Point winery, the celebration continued at Pumpkin Hill Bistro in Aurora. This converted farm house, with its quaint dining nooks and incredible food, was the perfect destination for this intimate occasion.
3-Brothers Scavenger Hunt Birthday Adventure Tour - We developed this tour for a husband who wanted to celebrate his wife's 40th birthday with good friends in a fun and special way. Working with 3-Brothers Estate Wineries on Seneca Lake we designed an estate-wide scavenger hunt where guests had to find answers to questions pertaining to the three-brothers wineries. After, one of the "3 brothers" took the group on a private vineyard and winery tour where they got to sample freshly pressed juice, as well as tank samples of some very special wines from vintages past. The event ended with the revealing of the scavenger hunt answers, and the awarding of a free 6-pack of wine to the winners! After the 3- Brothers experience, we ended the day with a wine and cheese tasting at the beautiful Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars - taking in both the beautiful lakeside ambiance and the spectacular wines!
Wine tasting and Private Dinner Birthday Celebration at the New York State Wine and Culinary Center - We designed this tour for a 60th Birthday Celebration designed to show off the wine, food and history that is the pride of New York. The day began with a private barrel tasting and wine and cheese pairing at Standing Stone Vineyards. The group then made its way to Canandaigua and the New York State Wine and Culinary Center where they received a private tour of the stunning facility, a wine tasting in their gorgeous tasting room. The evening culminated with a custom-designed 3-course dinner in the gothic-inspired private dining room.
What our guests have said about our their custom experiences:
Laura was wonderful to work with in setting things up. None of us were from the area so it was really great to have someone else driving and navigating—all we had to do was show up and have fun! I think the tasting/tour at King Ferry was really the highlight of the tour. Chris and Tacie were fabulous and spent so much time with us—I think everyone had a great time. We also enjoyed hearing about the history of the region and about the wineries from Laura.
Laura went over and above in planning and executing the day. Her knowledge of the Finger Lakes was impressive as was her knowledge and enthusiasm for Finger Lakes wine. Her pairings were perfect!
What professional planners have said about our custom tours:
Thank you for what I’ve heard was an amazing tour. Both families and their guests raved about you and the whole tour. The mother of the bride, even called me from the tour to say what a great time they were having. I will be sure to recommend you whenever I have the chance!...Barb Behrmann, Ceremonies and Event Planning of the Finger Lakes
Have something special in mind for your next visit?
Click HERE to inquire about developing your own custom tour.