February 12-14, 2021
Winter Wonderland Getaway to the Finger Lakes
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All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full paying passengers. Rates are subject to change without notice or compensation.
- Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Two night hotel accommodations
- Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
- Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
- Wine and beer tastings as listed per itinerary
- All taxes and gratuities
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Historic Esperanza Mansion
- Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
- F. Oliver’s Culinary Boutique
- Casa Larga Ice Wine Festival
- Young Lion Brewing
- NY Kitchen
- Glenora Wine Cellars
- She-Qua-Ga Falls - Montour Falls
Tour Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Friday, February 12: Travel to the Finger Lakes, Historic Esperanza Mansion, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
7:00AM - Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store located in Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/Route 272 side of the store.
8:00AM - Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd.; travel to the Fingers Lake region with rest stop enroute.
Afternoon arrival at the Historic Esperanza Mansion located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Surrounded by lake views, wineries and rolling hills of vineyards we’ll have a delightful lunch overlooking the Keuka Lake.
Following lunch, visit Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery for wine tasting and a tour of the sparkling wine cellar. The winery is situated on the southwestern hills of Keuka Lake. In 1957 Dr. Konstantin Frank planted his first Vinifera vines and ignited the “Vinifera Revolution.” This movement would forever change the course of winemaking in the Eastern United States.
Check into the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner at Nolan’s on the Lake. Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Canandaigua, NY. (Lunch, Dinner)
Saturday, February 13: F. Oliver’s Olive Oil, Casa Larga Ice Wine Festival, Young Lion Brewing, NY Kitchen
After breakfast depart for the day in the beautiful Finger Lakes with the first stop at F. Oliver’s to explore this culinary boutique. Sample high-quality specialty extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars with custom spice blends.
Then it’s onto Casa Larga for their annual NY Ice Wine & Culinary Festival, a celebration of traditional ice wines made in New York State. Learn how NY ice wines are handpicked when frozen on the vine and then pressed. Taste ice wines from several wineries and sample foods infused with ice wine. There will be live entertainment, tours, tastings to include wine, spirits and hard cider, horse drawn wagon rides thru the vineyard, fire pit for roasting marshmallows, celebrity mixologists, vendors and more.
After the festival enjoy a tour and tasting at Young Lion Brewing Company. Tonight, a delightful dinner experience at the New York Kitchen where you will have wine paring and a chef demonstration. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunday, February 14: Wine & Chocolate at Glenora Wine Cellars, Depart for Central Pennsylvania
After breakfast visit Glenora Wine Cellars for a wine and chocolate tasting. Then we’ll make a photo stop at a She-Qua-Ga Falls - Montour Falls (Shequaga Falls) the Native American name for the falls meaning “tumbling waters” before departing for Central Pennsylvania with a lunch stop enroute. (Breakfast)
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
A state issued photo I.D. is required (such as a valid driver’s license). Must be 21 years old with a valid I.D. for wine and beer tasting.
$150 per person deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by December 11, 2020.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees. From December 11, 2020 to day of departure no refunds.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Temperatures for the Finger Lakes region in February average in the 30s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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