Tours

DestinationFLX isn’t just a web platform that shines a spotlight on all the things to see and do in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Our team also curates special real-world experiences for customers, and we spent the better part of 2017 talking with various stakeholders to determine the best offerings to bring to market. That’s why we purchased a new tour van with capacity for up to 10 people, that caters to high-touch, high-end experiences for individuals and small groups.

DestinationFLX offers charter tours (you plan), exclusive group tours (we plan), standing “come aboard” tours, and special events. Continue reading to learn about our offerings or contact us directly (585) 267-7635 to enlist DestinationFLX in creating an exclusive trip for you. We love the Finger Lakes and have many top spots to show off – but we also love finding new gems that seem to pop-up every day. Let us help you find a new favorite destination or plan a memorable experience (proposals, wedding events, corporate outings, birthdays, hiking and tasting, etc.).

Contact us to learn more or to schedule your visit now

TOUR VAN

Meet Billie Jean (so named for her color, Blue Jean and one of our favorite 80’s songs), our 10 passenger Ford Transport 350 Wagon XL, complete with: leather seats; A/C; picture windows for open views; CD/Aux stereo; extended head room; and storage for all your purchases on the tour. Guests receive a complementary route map, water and snacks. And of course we sell DestinationFLX merchandise to memorialize your visit with us. We value atmosphere and the quality of your experience, which is why our founder Michael Mills (former record label owner!) curated several playlists to accompany various tours and any customer mood.

We value environmental sustainability too, and ensured that our big Billie Jean uses Ford EcoBoost technology

CHARTER TOURS

We are at your service. Rent Billie Jean for your special occasion (wedding tour event, proposal, concert limousine, etc.) and we will take care of the rest. Our drivers will get you where you need to be in comfort and on time. Rates start at $125 per hour, so contact us to work out a formal proposal to meet your plans.

EXCLUSIVE GROUP TOURS

We do the planning and driving, and your group comes along for the ride in comfort. DestinationFLX can comfortably accommodate groups up to 10 people on exclusive tours of Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Whether you want to taste beer, wine, distilled spirits, take a creamery tour or other (non-alcohol) experiences (museum trail, hiking excursion, etc.), DestinationFLX will plan exclusive events at some of the top locations in the region. You can enjoy one of our existing tours or let us plan a new one for you.

Rent Billie Jean and our driver for five to eight hour tours of the Finger Lakes. Sample prices below include our time planning your tour (making all necessary arrangements), water and snacks, and tailored route map:

RATES

  • Five Hours $550 for 8 people/$50 for each additional passenger (up to 10)
  • Six Hours $625 for 8 people/$55 for each additional passenger (up to 10)
  • Seven Hours $750 for 8 people/$60 for each additional passenger (up to 10)
  • Eight Hours $900 for 8 people/$65 for each additional passenger (up to 10)

SCHEDULED COME ABOARD TOURS

DestinationFLX offers several Come Aboard tours, which are predetermined trips with all the details mapped out, and costs covered in the price of admission. The tour leaves on predetermined dates and times, and will follow a set itinerary. DestinationFLX trips value quality over quantity, and stay away from drink til you drop tours. Beer tours start as low as $55 per person, and wine tours as low as $65. Up to 10 seats are available for each of the tours and they are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Come alone and meet new friends, or bring a few of your pals to explore the Finger Lakes together. Find a tour and reserve your seat. Here are some of our current come-aboard tour offerings:

CAYUGA EXPERIENCE

  • STOP ONE Guests tour the Toro Run Winery vineyard and learn about grapes grown on premise; visit the winemaking facilities to learn about the process; and conclude with a tasting
  • STOP TWO Finger Lakes Cider House is a special place in the region, this working farm features tastings of their own creations and several other local cideries; and guests will enjoy a tasting with scenic views
  • STOP THREE The tour concludes with a wine tasting and pairing at Sheldrake Point Winery along the shores of Cayuga Lake. Guests are shepherded to a private tasting room where experts will pair their wines with Finger Lakes cheeses, meats and chocolates

*These tours last approximately five hours and depart from Rochester and Geneva (see schedule for pick-up location)

SENECA LAKE WINE WEST SIDE EXPERIENCE

Seneca Lake is home to some of the best wineries in the region – it certainly hosts the most wineries. This tour visits some of the top wine producers with pairings and other special treats. Wineries on this tour vary, but will include some of the following:

  • Ravines Wine Cellars (sparkling flight, or wine and chocolate pairing)
  • Billsboro Winery
  • Anthony Road Wine Company (winery tours, wine and chocolate or cheese pairing)
  • Shaw Vineyard
  • Hermann J. Wiemer (winery tour, wine and food pairings)

*These tours last approximately six hours and leave from Rochester and Geneva (see schedule for departure location)