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2022143 Locks Lakes and the Power of Niagara

2022143  Locks Lakes and the Power of Niagara

Uncover the impressive history of the Erie Canal, Spend time in the picturesque village of Skaneateles, Cruise on Skaneateles Lake, see a performance of State Fair and experience a natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls! plus more!!


Uncover the impressive history of the Erie Canal, Spend time in the picturesque village of Skaneateles, Cruise on Skaneateles Lake, see a performance of State Fair and experience a natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls! plus more!!

08/22/2022-08/25/2022  Mon-Thurs  Trip# 2022143


Locks, Lakes & Legends With The Power Of Niagara Falls New York Side  (No Passport needed)


Wear a splash of ORANGE as we are traveling to Syracuse, New York – Home of the SYRACUSE ORANGE! Your tour of Syracuse will feature some of the eclectic mix of buildings on Syracuse University’s large campus, ranging from nineteenth-century  Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. Some of the notable alumni of the University include: Dick Clark, Vanessa Williams, Eileen Collins, Bob Costas and Carmello Anthony. View the upside down traffic light in the Tippery Hill neighborhood; believed to be the only green-on-top traffic light in the world. Uncover the impressive history of the Erie Canal at the beginning and end of this four day tour. Spend time in the picturesque village of Skaneateles; featured in O magazine as number one on Oprah’s list of “60 Charming American Towns You Haven’t Heard of But Should Visit ASAP.” Cruise on Skaneateles Lake; one of the cleanest bodies of water in the world. Enjoy the views of multi-million-dollar estates; some that can only be viewed from the water. David Muir who hosts World News Tonight and 20/20 likes to retreat to his Skaneateles lakeside estate when he isn’t on our TV screens. The evening brings you to a performance of State Fair at the Merry Go Round Playhouse (subject to change), a historic carousel building and Upstate New York’s most popular theatre. We continue our journey on day three to experience a natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls USA. Hear the roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling right before your eyes on the iconic Maid of the Mist. You will visit the oldest park in America, Niagara Falls state park aboard the trolley; the best way to see and hear the history of Niagara Falls. Summer is the best time to visit with plenty of room to explore. Your hotel is in the center of it all with so much to do on your own. One thing you do not want to miss is the “Illumination of the Falls.” Beginning at dusk, witness the Falls illuminated in an array of rainbow colors.


*Itinerary is subject to change or be modified where reasonably required at any time. Itinerary changes may be necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment or comfort.



***Pricing & Itinerary subject to change as are entrance requirements due to the changing circumstances***

Day 1

The deluxe motor coach will depart from Audubon, New Jersey for Syracuse, NY. We will make a coffee stop en route. Arrive in Syracuse, NY. Upon arrival visit Salt City Market for lunch on your own. Rated one of the Ten Best New Food Halls Across the Country by Fodor’s Travel. Choose from ten unique food vendors serving cuisine from around the globe. Enjoy a step-on-guided tour of downtown Syracuse including the Erie Canal Museum. The Erie Canal Museum showcases the incredible story of the Erie Canal and the Nationally Registered Weighlock Building built in 1850, the last remaining structure of its kind. Experience a part of history that played an imperative role in the growth and development of commerce in the United States. Next we will check into our hotel Hampton Inn and Suites Syracuse North - featuring their comfy Hampton Bed, a mini-fridge, microwave, flat panel HDTV and easy to operate alarm clock/radio. desk with free Wi-Fi. You'll also enjoy the convenience of having tea & coffee making facilities, an iron/ironing board and a laptop size safe. Indoor pool. Dinner included this evening at The Inn Betweeen Resteraunt- Entree Choices are: A.) Chicken Piccata-Boneless Chicken breast sauteed with lemon, white wine, asparagus and dijon sauce . B.) Tender Sliced Pot Roast w/ Pan Gravy. All entrees include a cup of hot soup, gourmet salad, homemade rolls and date nut bread, potato and vegtable, Chef's dessert selection and coffee/tea. Call in to SCUCS and give your dinner meal choice !


Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning. Start your walk-through American History at the Willard Memorial Chapel. Experience the beauty of the only complete and unaltered Tiffany chapel known to exist. Enjoy this extremely rare example of the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decoration Co. and enjoy a private organ concert. Lunch and shopping on your own in Skaneateles. A picturesque village situated on the north shore of Skaneateles Lake. O Magazine named this Finger Lakes village number one on Oprah’s list of 60 Charming American Towns You Haven’t Heard of But Should Visit ASAP. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on Skaneateles Lake with Mid-Lakes Navigation aboard the Judge Ben Wiles. Skaneateles is known as one of the cleanest bodies of water in the world. The Judge Ben Wiles was built by the Wiles family, descendants of Gustav Stickley, Stickley Furniture founder. Sample wines at Anyela’s Vineyards while taking in a more fabulous view of Skaneateles Lake an excellent photo opportunity with family and friends . Dinner included this evening, entree options are: A.) Baked Haddock w/lemon butter served with a side of tartar sauce and lemon. B.) Chicken Parmesan w/ Pasta Marinara boneless breast of chicken seasoned, breaded & toped with marinara sauce and mozzarella, served with pasta vegtables. C.) Roast Sirloin of Beef with Mushroom Gravy- Thinly sliced sirloin of beef with a mushroom gravy served with mash potatoes and seasonal vegetables.Please call in to give your meal choice. Arrive at the Merry Go Round Playhouse. Enjoy the show State Fair - Rodgers & Hammerstein’s only musical written directly for the screen is now a Broadway musical! Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Featuring your favorite R+H songs and an Academy Award-winning score, plus spectacular choreography and a dollop of Americana, State Fair is a nostalgic kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver! After enjoying the State Fair you will depart back to the hotel for the night.

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Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning. After breakfast depart for North Tonawanda, NY. Visit Platter’s Chocolates for shopping on your own - In 1938, Carl Platter decided to what friends and family said he did best, make chocolate. Not just any chocolate however, but the chocolate North Tonawanda has come to know and love Orange Chocolate. Carl then started Platter’s Chocolate part time in his basement. Hence the story begins. After your Platter's Choclate visit lunch will be enjoyed at the Wurlitzer Building- the Wurlitzer Building serves as the gateway to Niagra County. The building's grand tower is a beacon of the past, present, and future, it marks the building as a familiar and beloved landmark. The sprawling warehouse began as the North Tonawanda Barrel Oregan Factory. The Wurlitzer Company purchased it in 1908 and put it on the map as a producer of world-class theater organs and employing over 3,000 people. Your entree lunch choices are; A.) Chicken Francaise- batter-dipped boneless chicken breast with a lemon butter sauce. B.) Garlic Herbed Tenderloin Tips with Tzatziki drizzle. C.) Eggplant Roulade- breaded, ricotta, mozzarella aand marinara. All entres are served with house salad with balsamic dressing, rolls, and butter or enhanced olive oil, garlic red skin mash potatoe and vegetable, Chef's choice dessert, and coffee/tea. Please call in to make your entree lunch selection. After Lunch depart for Niagara Falls, NY. Board the Trolley Tour of Niagara Falls State Park - gives passengers an overview of the park and offers historical anecdotes, fun facts, and tips for checking out the park’s most popular attractions. Take the elevator to the top of the U.S. Observation Tower. Extending out dramatically over Niagara Gorge, this architectural wonder affords unobstructed views of the wild cascades of Niagara Falls. Next, we take the elevator to the base of the gorge to experience the raging whitewater as we board the world-famous Maid of the Mist for an up-close view of the American and Canadian Falls. Raincoats provide! Check into your hotel for the evening, the Doubletree hotel located right on the Niagara River where you can explore the bustling area or walk to the Seneca Casino for a little gambling. Dinner is on your own tonight.

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Day 4

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning. After breakfast Depart for Lockport. Embark on the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises - This is a unique 2-hour cruise past many of the historic sites and five original locks. The cruise includes being raised and lowered 50 feet in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. For lunch this afternoon you will enjoy a lunch buffet at Canalside. Depart for home approximate arrival back to audubon is 9:30PM

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Package includes:

• 3-night accommodations

• Three breakfasts

• Two lunches

• Two dinners

• Step on guided tour of Syracuse

• Admission to Erie Canal Museum

• Guided tour of Willard Chapel with a private organ concert

• Sightseeing cruise on Skaneateles Lake

• Wine tasting at Anyela’s Vineyard

• Center ticket to the performance of State Fair – Tickets are non-refundable

• Trolley tour of Niagara Falls State Park

• Admission to Observation Tower and Maid of the Mist

• Lockport Locks Cruise

• All taxes and gratuities EXCEPT customary tips to motor coach driver and tour guides.


Springside Inn Menu


Baked Haddock with Lemon Butter served with a side of tartar and lemon


Chicken Parmesan with Pasta Marinara (not mashed potatoes) boneless breast of chicken seasoned, breaded & topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella. served with pasta marinara & vegetables


Sirloin of Beef with Mushroom Gravy Thinly sliced Sirloin of Beef with a mushroom gravy sauce Slow Roasted Tender Pot Roast Slow Roasted Tender Pot Roast served with mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetable

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Audubon - SCUCS 537 W. Nicholson Rd, Audubon, NJ 08106
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