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Bus Tour – Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, National Comedy Center and so much more in New York’s Chautauqua Lake Erie Region.
June 9-11, 2024
Bus Departs Willow Street, Lancaster, Harrisburg & State College, PA
Join Bucket List Tours in this one-of-a-kind Chautauqua Lake Erie Region bus tour. Featuring the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and so much more. Lodging is at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. This resort hotel is located on 9 acres on the shores of Lake Chautauqua.
Our first stop is breakfast at The Gardens in State College. Moving onto Mayville, NY where we will board the Chautauqua Bell, 1 of 4 still remaining authentic steamboats still left in the country. Sit back and relax on this narrated historical tour as we regale you with the history of the area and a few personal antidotes. Enjoy a Summer BBQ including chicken, two summer sides, dinner roll, and dessert. https://269belle.com
A short drive and we will arrive at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel our luxurious lake front rooms are home for the next two nights. After checking in you will have free time for swimming, reading a book along the lake, taking a walk, or relaxing in the warm sun. https://www.thechautauquaharborhotel.com
This evening have fun and enjoy a summer-style picnic by the shore of Chautauqua Lake. Walking distance to the Harbor Hotel, so you can come and go as you please. Enjoy burgers, hotdogs, pasta salad, chips, and cookies, the bar is located right by the pavilion so you can get your favorite cocktail or wine for dinner. Enjoy live music from our favorite local band, they will have you up and dancing!
Your day starts with a breakfast buffet. We will have a step-on-guide for a guided tour of Jamestown. See Jamestown the way Lucy would have. From the home, she was born in to her burial site. Along with many other culturally significant spots. As we tour the Lucy-Desi Museum dive more into Lucy’s personal and professional life. With original props, scripts, customs, and much more. Lunch is included in Ricky's Tropicana Room. https://lucy-desi.com
The National Comedy Center is our next stop on the tour this Top-rated museum is voted #1 by USA Today. This new and interactive museum is dedicated to the art of comedy. https://comedycenter.org
The remainder of the day you will have time to enjoy the beauty of the Lake Chautauqua Hotel. A plated dinner will be served as your entrée you will have the option to choose one of the following Baked Stuffed Chicken Poulette, Baked Orange Roughy, or Grilled Top Sirloin with Rosemary Demi Glaze. Spend the evening relaxing by a firepit along the lake talking with fellow travelers, take in a nightly swim, this is your time.
Your day starts with a breakfast buffet. Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye to the Harbor Hotel. Our local guide will be with us again today. Before we leave the Chautauqua area, we will visit the Dunkirk Light House one of Lake Eries’s oldest lighthouses. If you wish you may climb the lighthouse and tour the lightkeeper's house. http://www.dunkirklighthouse.com
If you’re visiting Wine Country a local winery is a must. Included Is a wine tasting, a Lasagna lunch served at the winery, and a glass of wine to go with lunch.
Next on the itinerary is the Grape Discovery Center. Learn why western NY is the ideal place for growing grapes, tour the small museum, and browse the gift shop for the perfect gift to bring back home. Culinary Chef Presentation with Chef Tim’s Team. Enjoy as they teach you about ‘Brick Village, Gourmets' wide selection of salad dressings, salsas, and more! With samples and recipes to take back home and wow your friends and family with your new culinary skills. https://www.grapediscoverycenter.com
Round Trip Deluxe Motorcoach, 2-nights lodging at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel with a lake front room, 3 buffet breakfasts, Chautauqua Bell boat ride with Summer BBQ, 1 Picnic dinner with live music, admission to the National Comedy Center, admission to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum with lunch in the Tropicana Room, Step-on-Guide for a tour of Jamestown, 1 plated dinner at the hotel, Guided tour of the Dunkirk Lighthouse, 1 wine tasting with lasagna lunch including 1 glass of wine, Grape Discovery Center with Culinary demonstration, water and snacks on the Motorcoach, Experienced and Knowledgeable Tour Representative, and all Taxes.
Cost Per Person:
$1,153.00 - 1 Per room
$900.00 - 2 Per room
$818.00 - 3 Per room
$786.00 - 4 Per room
$200.00 Per person due, to reserve your seat. A 2nd deposit of $300.00 per person is due February 5, 2024. Balance due April 5, 2024.
Your reservation is guaranteed when the deposit is made.
Accepting – Checks, Credit Card, Money Order, Venmo, PayPal, or ACH Transfer.
If departing from Lancaster, you may add 1 night pre-tour or post-tour lodging at the Heritage Hotel 500 Centerville Rd. Lancaster, PA 17601. http://www.heritagelancaster.com
Add: 1 per room $159.00 - 2 Per room $80.00 - 3 Per room $53.00 - 4 Per room $40.00 PER PERSON. Based on availability.
Deposits are refundable prior to 60 days before the tour, minus any monies already paid by BLT. Cancellations 45-60 days are subject to a $75.00 per person per day fee, plus any fees already paid by BLT. No refunds within 45 days of the tour.
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Full terms and conditions may be found at https://bucketlisttoursbybarb.com/terms-and-conditions.
Bucket List Tours by Barb is not responsible for schedule changes due to weather or any other reason out of our control.
Additional Tour Information:
We have lakefront rooms with a balcony or double windows to open that
give you that "waterfront feeling". Rooms will be assigned balcony first in order how you sign up.
The walking level is medium for this tour.
You may bring a small cooler for the motorcoach to fit at your feet.
Bucket List Tours by Barb would love to have you on one of our motorcoach tours. Tours originate from Lancaster, PA. with additional pick-up locations in route. Feel free to contact us about additional departure locations.