Erie Canal & Catskill Train Ride

Erie Canal & Catskill Train Ride

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach to the beautiful Mohawk Valley of New York.

Erie Canal Cruise & Catskill Train Ride

Including National Baseball Hall of Fame

Upstate New York




  • Fully escorted Gunther Motor Coach transportation

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations

  • 2 deluxe continental breakfasts

  • 2 lunches

  • 1 luncheon train ride

  • 2 dinners

  • Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

          - Gems Along the Mohawk

          - Erie Canal Boat Cruise

          - Herkimer Diamond Mines

          - National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

          - The Rip Van Winkle Flyer Train Ride

  • Baggage handling (1) per person

  • Driver and Tour Manager Gratuities

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach to the beautiful Mohawk Valley of New York. Upon our arrival, you will have some leisure time on your own for browsing and shopping at Gems Along the Mohawk. Gems Along the Mohawk is the official Mohawk Valley Visitor's Center featuring 70 specialty shops showcasing the manufacturing legacy and products of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. Next, we are treated to a delicious buffet dinner at the Waterfront Grille, a casual waterfront dining restaurant. Following dinner, we will board the Lil' Diamond III for a relaxing cruise on the historic Erie Canal, traveling through a lock. Travel back in time as your Captain recounts the history and legends of the canal. As we gently glide through the waterway enjoy the sights and sounds of the area, and indulge your spirit of adventure as we are raised and lowered 20-feet inside a lock. Bring your camera and field glasses to capture the many photo opportunities and to view the native wildlife and birds along the canal. You might just see an eagle! After our cruise we depart for New Hartford, New York and the Hampton Inn & Suites, our accommodations for the night.


Day 2

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for a day of sightseeing. We begin at the Herkimer Diamond Mines in Herkimer, New York. Herkimer Diamonds are beautiful double terminated quartz crystals. Found in the mine, these crystals are magnificent works of nature that appear to have been precision cut by man. Explore the museum's extensive collection of mineral specimens, rare rock crystals and more before heading into the surface mine to prospect. Keep all crystals you find! A delicious lunch is included at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner. An excellent example of a 1952 Mountain View Diner which has many of its original features, Crazy Otto's Empire Diner serves-up large portions, fantastic service and an atmosphere that will make you long for days gone by. The next stop of the day will be a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a fitting monument to America's national pastime. The Hall of Fame is every fan's "Field of Dreams" with its stories, legends, and magic to be passed on from generation to generation. Before checking into the Hampton Inn in Oneonta, New York for the night, we are treated to a delicious BBQ dinner at "Brooks Roost", a log cabin type banquet facility which overlooks one of the most scenic valleys in the area.

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Day 3

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for a scenic ride thru the Catskill Mountains to Arkville, New York. Upon our arrival, we will ride and dine on a luxurious train through New York's Catskill Mountains. The Rip Van Winkle Flyer on the Delaware and Ulster Railroad is a scenic train ride through New York's legendary Catskill Mountains. Our day-time luncheon train offers a leisurely rail cruise through one of America's most picturesque mountain ranges. Desirable amenities abound on this climate-controlled, post-war, Streamliner train. Lovingly refurbished, it represents the finest group of historic train cars on the East Coast of the United States. Enjoy a delicious first-class luncheon (china, linen and big band sounds) while traveling the rails through the legendary Catskill Mountains. Later we depart for home with many fond memories of New York's Catskill Mountains spectacular lake and mountain scenery, and of our delightful Erie Canal cruise and Catskill railway adventure!

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

September 9-11, 2020 (Wednesday-Friday)




$699.00 Double/PP


$649.00 Triple/PP


$629.00 Quad/PP


$869.00 Single


Deposit:  $125.00/PP


Balance Due:  July 27, 2020 



                                 Depart                 Return

Gunther                6:00 AM               8:45 PM

Carney                 6:45 AM               8:00 PM

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

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

Name Address Contact Details Times
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
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