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Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours

PO Box 3787, Ithaca, NY 14852
607-233-4818
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Ranked #1 of 12 activities in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Specializing in high-quality, personalized, and guided tours in the Finger Lakes. Our experiences include winery tours, gorge and waterfall tours,... more » Owner description: Specializing in high-quality, personalized, and guided tours in the Finger Lakes. Our experiences include winery tours, gorge and waterfall tours, boat cruising, and history tours of the area.Our goal is to have you experience the region as the locals do, appreciating its regional bounty, natural beauty, cultural opportunities and historical significance. « less
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New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

For a full experience, this is an excellent package. We got to tour an actual farm and see where our food comes from. We actually didn't get to pick our vegetables which worked out well for some of the guests who didn't have the right shoes. We then got to watch our chef prepare our lunch and there was some... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had a great afternoon touring vineyards up and down Cayuga Lake. Rachael was filled with fun facts and was very personable and entertaining.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were visiting from the UK helping provide an international course at Cornell University with WHO and Cochrane. The whole course went on this wine tour, from China, India, Nepal, US, UK, Uganda, Bangladesh, South Africa and other places, as a break in an intensive two weeks. It was fabulous fun, lots to see and do and great way to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went on a 5 hour tour of 3 wineries. Our guide Chris knew a ton about wine, about the region, and was really enthusiastic about making sure all of our questions were answered and that we were taken care of. At all the wineries we had private tasting rooms (there were a lot of us), so there was no lines,... More

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tried the three hour wine and beer tasting tour. The van picked us up at our hotel La Tourelle. The group of Cornel alums in town for a reunion were fun (and smart!) Our tour guide Rachel is a gem. She has high energy and is charming, and informative. We visited two wineries and a beer brewer. We had... More

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West Orange, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We scheduled this tour based on not wanting to drive to the wineries and using reviews from Trip Advisor. The bus was extremely prompt, Chris, our guide was very knowledgeable, and the group of 11 people was very fun. We waited on no lines, got to taste a wide range, and did not feel at all rushed or delayed at... More

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Hoboken
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5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Very well run company. Our guide, Rachel, was perfect - friendly, knowledgable, added that special touch to the day. We did the Cayuga West Trail with lunch. The pizza was delicious. The owners of several of the estates did the tour/wine tasting - they were wonderful. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to do wine tasting in the... More

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a truly amazing afternoon. This went far beyond an ordinary wine tour, because we got an insider and personal view of some of the extraordinary people who grow the grapes, run the vineyards, and make the wines. There were just 4 of us, and we received truly VIP treatment. Our tour guide Rachel was friendly, sweet, incredibly knowledgeable,... More

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Mechanicville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We went on then waterfalls tour on 5/22/2014. Our tour guide was very good. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best. She showed us around Cornell University grounds and the waterfalls around the area. When we got out of the van to check out the waterfalls, it was raining. She provided us with umbrellas and took pictures for us with my... More

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ExperienceFL, Owner at Experience! The Finger Lakes Tours, responded to this review

Hi Glenda, Glad you enjoyed the tour, and sorry your weather wasn't optimal. Looking at the bright side, the more rain, the bigger the waterfalls! Hope you come back to experience another tour with us in the future, and we'll do our best anti-rain dance to keep the skies blue for you! More

Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our weekend in the Finger Lakes was wonderful thanks to Chris and the Experience! tours. Everything was great and so accommodating. Chris was very helpful with pictures and made our day really top notch. I'll definitely be coming back for the Murder Mystery tour. Kudos to Chris and the Experience tours!

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