INCLUDING THE SHAW FESTIVAL,
1000 Islands and Cooperstown, NY
July 19 - 26, 2016
8 days / 7 nights
Day 3 - NIAGARA–ON-THE-LAKE/SHAW FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
A local guide will join us for an area tour including Table Rock, the Floral Clock and Whirlpool before we arrive in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lunch at the enchanting Pillar and Post Inn followed by an afternoon performance at the Shaw Festival. Meals:B,L
MARRIOTT GATEWAY HOTEL
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/CORNING, NY
Morning departure takes us north to the colorful Corning Museum of Glass where you can watch skilled craftspeople as they use the intense heat of the furnace to turn gobs of molten glass into exquisite pieces of Steuben. The museum houses the world’s most comprehensive glass collection and features live presentations and “please touch” displays. Glass art from around the world is beautifully displayed and glitters in the skillful lighting. The large gift center includes a tempting selection of decorative glass products such as art glass and elegant crystal and glass jewelry. Overnight in Elmira. Meals:L,D
HILTON GARDEN INN
Day 6 - TORONTO/ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY
Travel along the north shore of Lake Erie to lovely Alexandria Bay, NY. in the 1000 Islands. Time for an independent lunch before our boat ride through the islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Check-in at our hotel before dinner this evening at Bonnie Castle Resort. Meals:B,D
Day 5 - TORONTO
Tour Toronto today with our local guide including the Old and New City Halls, the Financial District, Chinatown and the Distillery area. At Casa Loma, an audio self-guided tour lets you enjoy this Toronto mansion, former estate of Sir Henry Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man. Today it hosts events and with its 5 acres of gardens, is a beautiful setting for weddings. This afternoon relax as you cruise the Toronto harbor. Return to our hotel to freshen-up before dinner at Quinns Restaurant in the trendy theatre district. Meals:B,D
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation by motor coach from Independence/ Newark/Wilmington * accommodations for 7 nights based on double occupancy * admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary plus one performance at the Shaw Festival, orchestra seats * guided tours at the Eastman Kodak Estate, in Niagara Falls and Toronto* meals include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals and local guides * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours.
Not included: Passport fee, items of a personal nature such as phone calls, faxes and motor coach driver gratuity.
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due May 15, 2016. Cancellations: After final payment date no refunds.
Trip cancellation /interruption insurance is highly recommended and applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours and Newark Senior Center. Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc. d/b/a/ as 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
A PASSPORT VALID FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR RETURN IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR.
Day 4 - NIAGARA FALLS/TORONTO
Board the boat Hornblower for an exciting close-up look at the falls. Then a stroll on the White Water Walk by the lower rapids! We’ll do some wine tasting before leaving Niagara’s wine country for a pleasant ride into ride into Toronto, Ontario’s capital city. Check into our hotel before dinner at a popular local restaurant. Meals:B,D
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
Day 2 - ROCHESTER, NY/NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
Travel north to Rochester for a mid-morning visit to the George Eastman Estate, a jewel set on 12 beautifully landscaped acres. George Eastman, inventor and founder of Eastman Kodak Company, used his creative genius to revolutionize photography. His goal, to make complicated, awkward and expensive photography “an everyday affair.” can be seen in his colorful and intriguing museum. His love of art, architecture and flowers is reflected in his Colonial Revival-style mansion and in the dialogue of the docents who will proudly show us his home. Lunch in Rochester before arriving in Niagara Falls, Canada in the late afternoon. Dinner at Elements on the Falls, with spectacular views of the falls. Meals:B,L,D
MARRIOTT GATEWAY HOTEL
The falls at Niagara are beautiful and your hotel overlooks them. Enjoy a performance at the Shaw Festival, an annual event in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Toronto is vibrant with many diverse cultures. Sightsee the city, visit the beautiful Casa Loma and more! Visit the 1000 Islands for more delightful sightseeing and Cooperstown, New York, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Day 8 - ALBANY VISITOR CENTER/HOME
A stop at the Albany Visitor Center before we depart for home, stopping enroute for an independent lunch. Arrival in Wilmington mid to late afternoon, followed by Newark and Independence. Meals:B
Day 7 - ALEXANDRIA BAY/COOPERSTOWN, NY
After breakfast we’ll travel to the lovely town of Cooperstown for lunch and a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a tribute to the game and players. In the Plaque Gallery discover all 310 Hall of Fame Members plus countless treasures of baseball’s glorious past. For those who prefer, visit the Fenimore Art Museum whose collections include some of the nation’s finest American landscape and history paintings, American folk art and Indian art. The museum is considered a Gem! Continue into Albany for overnight. Meals:B,L