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Tall Ships Festival Erie, PA

Tall Ships Parade of Sail; Photo Credit Tim McLaughlin, Courtesy of Visit Erie
Tall Ships Parade of Sail; Photo Credit Tim McLaughlin, Courtesy of Visit Erie Presque Isle Lighthouse; Photo Credit Jeffrey M. Frank Watson Curtze Mansion; Photo Courtesy of Visit Erie Victorian Princess Paddleboat; Photo Courtesy of Visit Erie

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Join the U.S. Brig Niagara and many other Tall Ships for one of the largest Tall Ship Festivals in the Great Lakes.


4 Days/3 Nights

Meals Included:

3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner Cruise, 1 Dinner


$729.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Erie, PA
Lunch on own en route
Three overnights at Hampton Inn, Erie PA
Dinner on own
Free time on own

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Tour the Watson Curtze Mansion
Tour of Presque Isle State Park
View Presque Isle Lighthouse
Cookout lunch on Presque Isle
Enjoy the Tall Ships Erie-Tour the ships
Return to hotel to freshen up
Sunset Dinner Buffet Cruise on the Victorian Princess

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Tour Erie Land Lighthouse
Tour Pulako's Chocolate Factory
Lunch at Johnny B's Restaurant
Enjoy Wine Tasting at South Shore Winery
Enjoy a Hayride at Burch Farm Market
Return to hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Tall Ships Erie
Enjoy one of the largest Tall Ship Festivals in the Great Lakes! In the summer of 2019, Tall Ships America will once again bring a fleet of tall ships to the Great Lakes, the world's largest body of fresh surface water, as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE Great Lakes 2019 series.

The festival will showcase approximately 8-10 tall ships, on-board tours & sail-aways, live music and entertainment, children's activities, a festival marketplace, food vendors, a beer garden and much more.

We will have the pleasure of touring the tall ships that are on Lake Erie for the event.

This is a large festival. Expect crowds and walking.

Presque Isle Lighthouse
View the Presque Isle Lighthouse, one of Erie's most treasured historic sites,continues to serve as a working aid to navigation.

The lighthouse is located on the northern shore of Presque Isle State Park, near Erie. It was built in 1872 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Watson-Curtze Mansion
Built in 1891 the Watson-Curtze mansion stands as a symbol of elegance and style of the Victorian era when Erie's wealthy industrialists used their wealth to create exquisitely crafted homes for themselves and their families. No detail was too small to be overlooked. This attention to detail is seen in the mansion's elaborate woodwork, marble fireplaces, friezes, mosaics, and stained glass windows.

Presque Isle State Park
Enjoy a guided tour of Presque Isle State Park, a designated National Natural Landmark known for its 7 miles of sandy beaches and unique ecological composition.

Victorian Princess Paddlewheel Boat Sunset Cruise with Dinner
The Victorian Princess is an authentic paddle wheel boat cruising beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

Spend the evening enjoying all the beauty the Presque Isle Bay has to offer with a dinner and cruise around the bay as you watch the sun set over Lake Erie.

Sample Buffet Menu
Mixed Green Salad
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Pot Roast with a Demi Glaze
Normandy Vegetable Blend: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Zucchini
Parsley Baby Red Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Coffee & Tea


Pulako's Chocolate Factory
Envelop your senses in the luscious aroma of rich homemade chocolate as you tour the facility and discover where their succulent chocolates and tasty candies are created!

The tour guide will explain the sweet details of their production line and the four generations of history behind their specially blended chocolate recipe. After approximately 25 minutes of informative indulgence, you can browse their store and taste their complimentary samples of chocolates awaiting your taste buds.

Note: Closed toe shoes required & guests will be asked to wear a provided hair net.
The facility is not nut free, dairy free or gluten free.

Erie Land Lighthouse
The Erie Land Light, also known as the Old Presque Isle Light, is a lighthouse on the shore of Lake Erie in Erie, PA. It is one of the three lighthouses in Erie, along with the Presque Isle Light and the North Pier Light. The lighthouse is situated on the bluffs overlooking the lake in Lighthouse Park.

South Shore Winery-Wine Tasting
The South Shore Wine Company was originally established by grape growing pioneers William Griffith and Smith S. Hammond over 150 years ago.

The breathtaking stone wine cellar, now home to the newly re-established sister winery of Mazza Vineyards, stands testimony to the beginnings of the now flourishing grape and wine industry in Erie County.

Burch Farms Farm Market Hay Ride
Visit Burch Farms Farm Market and take a hayride through the fruit fields.

This local bakery and winery is out of this world! Founded by Elliot Burch way back in 1779, Burch Farms continues to offer the finest produce throughout the entire Erie, PA region!

The Hampton Inn Erie-South is conveniently located to many fantastic attractions.

The hotel features an Indoor Pool and Fitness Room.

Hot Breakfast is served daily. The hotel is located near area restaurants.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, microwave, and mini-fridge.

The hotel is Non-Smoking.

-Tall Ships Festival - This is a large festival. Expect crowds and walking.

Pulako's Chocolate Factory - Closed toe shoes required and guests will be asked to wear a provided hair net. The facility is not nut free, dairy free or gluten free.

-Tall Ships Festival - This is a large festival. Expect crowds and walking.

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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