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“I Love Quilting & Lucy” Spring Tour exploring Western New York State including Jamestown

May 8, 2023 – May 12, 2023 all day

For the past 16 years we have been offering a Quilting tour open to all ladies who love to quilt, enjoy handiwork and enjoy the comradery of women who enjoy life and like to have fun.  It is a few days of retail therapy, great food and interesting local attractions.  

Tentative itinerary:

Day 1: Mon., May 8 – The tour will depart from Orillia at 7:00a.m.(with a minimum of 6 customers), Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 7:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 8:00a.m..  Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office.  A Canadian Passport will be required for the border crossing into the USA. We will allow time for duty free shopping. We will kick off our tour with a visit to Jackie Lynn’s Fabric Centre in Rochester.  This afternoon we will travel to Syracuse for our 2-night stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel. The hotel offers breakfast daily, free wifi, indoor pool and fitness centre.  All rooms are equipped with a fridge, microwave & coffee maker. The hotel is located just across the street from Destiny USA Shopping Complex.  Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment.  A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year-round. Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 29 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Day 2: Tues., May 9 – Following our group breakfast we will depart for a day of quilt fabric & wool shopping.  Stores will include: Calico Gals and Seams Possible Quilt Shoppe. A complete list of stores will be available by March 1st.   An evening group dinner will conclude our day. (B)

Day 3: Wed., May 10 – This morning following breakfast we will start our journey across the state including stops at possibly 3 Fabric Shops.  Our destination is Celoron located in the southwest part of the state.  This afternoon we will check into the beautiful Harbor Hotel located on Lake Chautauqua.  The hotel offers a restaurant on site, free wifi, indoor & outdoor saltwater pools and fitness centre.  (B & D)

Day 4: Thurs., May 11 – This morning following our hot buffet breakfast we will visit Jamestown, N.Y.  The legacy of Lucille Ball has been proudly honored right here in Lucy’s hometown of Jamestown by the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum since 1996. For decades, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz played a vital role in television and on the big screen, and we’re fortunate to have the privilege of preserving their memory and the impact they’ve both had on the world through all of the fun costumes and screen-used memorabilia on display, awards they were both given, photographs of both their personal and TV lives, and much more!As pioneering artists and industry leaders, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz shaped our cultural heritage and charted a course for American entertainment history. Known as the “First Couple of Comedy,” Lucille and Desi were innovators behind the scenes, risk-takers in business, and masters of the comedic craft. Together, they revolutionized the broadcasting industry with the creation of the beloved and ground-breaking sitcom I Love Lucy, and the founding of Desilu Studios – one of the most innovative production centers in Hollywood history. We will visit the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, followed by lunch in the Tropicana Room while watching an old episode of the show.  Our afternoon includes a visit to the National Comedy Centre for some laughs and fun. In the late afternoon we will visit a local fabric shop and conclude our day with dinner at the Olive Garden restaurant.  (B, L & D)

Day 5: Fri., May 12 – A group breakfast will be served at the hotel before departing for home.  We will visit one additional fabric shop in the area before heading north. We will include stops at JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts and Hobby Lobby in Niagara Falls before crossing the border.  We will stop for duty free shopping & meal breaks enroute home.  Return to Bradford at approximately 5:00p.m, Barrie at 5:30p.m. & Orillia at 6:00p.m. (B)

Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 4 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling, 4 hot breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, visits to 10 Quilt & Fabric Stores, attractions as listed in the itinerary, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT.

A finalized list of Quilt & Fabric Stores will be provided one month prior to the tour.

Cost per person: Twin $1590.00 & Single $2120.00

A deposit of $600.00 is required at the time of booking, with the balance due in full by April 11, 2023.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.