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Northeast Circle Sampler & the Wonderful Waters of the U.S. - July 15 - 19, 2014
Star New for 2014! Star
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
This unique circle tour combines some of the most scenic areas on our side of the country all wrapped up into one fabulous vacation. In addition, the water views will be simply beautiful throughout as we visit Lake Erie, Niagara Falls (NY side), Geneva, Lake George, and the magnificent PA Grand Canyon. (No passport is needed for Niagara Falls as we will stay on the NY side).

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 5 Days/4 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA

Double Room - $985.00
Single Room - $1,119.00
Triple Room - $985.00

Tour itinerary:

July 15 – We will start our Northeast Circle tour heading north for a delightful lunch cruise on Lake Erie aboard the Victorian Princess Cruise Line. Enjoy the shoreline scenery as you dine on a delicious meal prepared for us. By late afternoon we will arrive in Niagara Falls, NY with a stop to visit the elaborate Niagara Falls Aquarium filled with sea life of all kinds including seals, sea lions, shark exhibit, and lots more. We will then check in to our nearby hotel in Niagara Falls for one night. There will be some free time after check-in to enjoy dinner on your own. We will then meet our evening tour guide who will come on our bus for a short evening tour of the Falls area including the falls all lit up at night – simply beautiful ! (L)

July 16 – This morning we will partake in one of North America’s oldest and most popular tourist attractions aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat ride. It’s a half hour thrill of a lifetime enjoyed by millions of people from all over the world. You will get an “up close and personal” view and feel of Niagara Falls as you “soak” in the excitement and explore the roar of the Falls. (A recyclable souvenir raincoat is provided free with admission to help keep you dry from the mist and spray.) We then say goodbye to Niagara Falls and continue on to Canandaigua, known as the Gateway to the Finger Lakes region. Upon arrival, we will visit the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion perched atop a sun-bathed hill and surrounded by nine formal gardens – simply beautiful. We will then check in to our hotel in Geneva on Seneca Lake. Get ready for a fabulous evening at the unbelievable Belhurst Castle overlooking Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Wine Country. The Belhurst winemakers create award-winning wines as unique as the Castle itself. You will be treated like kings and queens as we start off with a wonderful wine-tasting experience. One of their friendly staff will guide us through the tasting… even if you know nothing about wine, you will learn something new about wine, grapes and winemaking in the Finger Lakes. Then sit back and enjoy an incomparable and upscale dinner experience prepared for our group….this will be a beautiful evening you will long remember. (D)

July 17 – Breakfast included. We will then say goodbye to the beautiful Finger Lakes region and travel to the lakeside town of Lake George, New York. Arrival this afternoon for check in at our local hotel and we have allowed free time to enjoy the village, the lakeside views and have dinner on your own. Later this evening at dusk, we will board an evening Fireworks Cruise to top of a beautiful day. Enjoy your stay in Lake George!(B)

July 18 – Breakfast included. We then bid farewell to Lake George village and continue towards home with our last overnight at the home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon at Wellsboro, PA. We will check in and enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant along with some free time to stroll the unique downtown area. Relax and enjoy your evening. (B, D)

July 19 - Breakfast included. We will meet our guide who will take us to the PA Grand Canyon overlook and Visitor Center – it is a magnificent Pennsylvania sight with great views of this natural wonder. Then it’s all aboard the Tioga Central Railroad, noted as Pennsylvania’s most scenic railroad excursion which departs from Wellsboro Jct. As a special added treat, lunch will be included on board in the train’s dining car, with gorgeous scenery as the backdrop while you ride and dine – enjoy! We will then depart for home after a beautiful trip. (B, L)

Departure Details:

Departure City
Departure Time
Location Address
Pittsburgh, PA 6:15 AM Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side
Natrona Heights, PA 7:15 AM Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where the white lines are
Kittanning, PA 8:00AM Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
Butler, PA 8:30 AM Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations for 4 wonderful nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, all touring, water cruises, train ride, and admissions as described throughout.

For additional information contact Butler Motor Tours at 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750!

Terms and Conditions:


Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).

Butler Motor Tours offers a refund protection plan on all overnight tours with varying restrictions due to the nature of the tour. We highly encourage you to take advantage of it, although it is certainly your own individual decision. This plan is available at an additional cost and will protect your monies due to sickness or death, but it does not cover you if you simply "change your mind". An official written letter from the doctor is required for proof of illness or a statement as to the death in your family. This plan expires 30 days after cancellation, if the documentation is not received within 30 days of cancellation, the refund is forfeited. There is only a small window period of time in which you are allowed to purchase the plan so be sure to ask upon booking.

To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.

Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.

The cost of your tour includes one piece of luggage per person to be checked under the coach and one small carry-on piece. Any additional suitcase is allowed at a cost of $5.00 per day and this must be paid with the final tour payment. You will be responsible for the handling of your own carry-on luggage at all times.

Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.

Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.