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Ithaca, NY: It's Gorges!

Taughannock Falls
Cornell Botanic Gardens Frederick Stegmaier Mansion Ithaca Commons; Photo Credit Ithaca Downtown Partnership/Ithaca CVB Taughannock Falls

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

As the saying goes, "Ithaca is GORGES!" Explore the beauty of Ithaca, NY home to 150 waterfalls and the largest lake in the Finger Lakes.

Duration:

3 Days/2 Nights

Meals Included:

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Rates:

$539.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Binghamton, NY
Lunch on own
Travel to Ithaca, NY
Walking Tour of Cornell Botanic Gardens
Two overnights at Country Inn & Suites, Ithaca, NY
Dinner at ZaZa's Cucina

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Trumansburg, NY
Visit Taughannock Falls
Travel to Interlaken, NY
Visit & Cheese Tasting at Lively Run Goat Dairy
Travel to Romulus, NY
Lunch & Wine Tasting at Knapp Vineyards
Travel to Ithaca, NY
View Buttermilk Falls at Buttermilk Falls State Park
Return to hotel
Dinner on own

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Guided Tour of Frederick Stegmaier Mansion
Lunch included at the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion
Travel home

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Lively Run Goat Dairy
Enjoy a visit to Lively Run Goat Dairy, one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country.
Learn all about goat cheese, taste a variety of goat cheeses made on site, and visit the goat barn. A delicious stop!

NOTE: There are NO restrooms available on site.
An introductory video is shown on the coach upon arrival.

Knapp Vineyard Winery Tasting
Finger Lakes wine country has been voted one of the top ten most beautiful wine countries in the world!

Knapp Winery is located on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes. It is nestled in a valley less than a mile from the shore.

Estate grown vinerfera such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Lemberger, comprise much of the farmland that slopes to the lake. A few acres of native and hybrid grape varieties complete the forty acres of the estate.

Enjoy a tasting of 6 Wines.
You will also receive a voucher for $5 towards the purchase of a bottle of wine. Must be at least 21 years of age for tastings.

Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake.


Walking required

Taughannock Falls Overlook
Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge, 3 stories taller than Niagara Falls.

The Overlook offers breathtaking views of the waterfall from above.

There are several stairs leading to the Overlook; however, you do not need to traverse them in order to see the falls.

The Visitor Center offers restrooms.

Ithaca Commons
The Ithaca Commons is a four-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca, New York that serves as the city's cultural and economic center; adjacent to Cornell University & Ithaca College.
Visit over 100 unique shops, restaurants, street vendors & street entertainers. In the heart of downtown Ithaca, it boasts of year round events and festivals. Also home to the legendary Moosewood Restaurant (famous for its vegetarian menu and its bestselling cookbooks).

Walking tours of the 25-acre botanical garden highlight the herbs, decorative flowers, tropical containers and winter garden, as well as our rhododendron collection and extensive ground cover collections. All floral is subject to change on season. Your guide will introduce the themes of each specialty garden and identify key plantings. Although three of the specialty gardens are wheelchair accessible, the majority of the tour is over non-wheelchair accessible terrain.

Frederick Stegmaier Mansion
As owners and operators of the Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the Stegmaier name was well known both in America and abroad.

This stunningly restored Victorian Mansion is every part accessible and "touchable" by visitors. Sit in the Ladies Parlor, enjoy a beer tasting in the Library and tour the B&B rooms that are available for accommodations when visiting the area. The Mansion was recently featured in Victorian Homes Magazine as one of the most beautiful Victorian mansions in Pennsylvania. The story of how this Mansion was restored from a dilapidated boarding house to its current glory by owner Joe Mateo is awe-inspiring.

NOTE: The mansion is not handicapped accessible. There are 6 steps to get into the mansion. There are several steps from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor bedroom tour. Those who cannot maneuver steps will remain on the first floor (Dining Room, Gentleman's Parlor, Center Hall, Library, Ladies Parlor & Conservatory).

Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens is alive with plants, purpose, and a presence that truly distinguishes the university among its peers. The mature botanical garden, arboretum, and diverse network of nature preserves help make Cornell one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere.

Walking tours of the 25-acre botanical garden highlight the herbs, decorative flowers, tropical containers and winter garden, as well as our rhododendron collection and extensive ground cover collections. All floral is subject to change on season. Your guide will introduce the themes of each specialty garden and identify key plantings. Although three of the specialty gardens are wheelchair accessible, the majority of the tour is over non-wheelchair accessible terrain.

Country Inn & Suites Ithaca, NY

A relaxing stay just minutes from the bustle of downtown and the Finger Lakes countryside.

The hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness room.

Breakfast is served daily and the hotel is conveniently located near local restaurants.

Guestrooms include microwave, refrigerator, iron/board, coffee maker, and hair dryer.

The hotel is 100% non-smoking

-Stegmaier Mansion - The mansion is not handicapped accessible. There are 6 steps to get into the mansion. There are several steps from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor bedroom tour. Those who cannot maneuver steps will remain on the first floor (dining room, gentleman's parlor, center hall, library, ladies parlor & conservatory)

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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