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CHS - Garden Walk Buffalo

Jul 24, 2020 - Jul 27, 2020

Garden Walk Buffalo is America’s largest garden tour and one of the most anticipated summer events. More than 400 residential gardens as well as many community and public gardens open for viewing!

4 Day(s) | 9 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo
  • 3 Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Boxed Lunches
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners
  • Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary
  • Escorted by Brett Isaacson
  • Driver Gratuity
  • $50 Donation to CHS


Day 1

We depart on our summer adventure to the Garden Walk Buffalo! Our first stop will be at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park for a visit to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Continue on to the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, NY our home for the next 3 nights. Welcome dinner awaits at the Pearl Street Grill & Tavern.

Day 2

After our buffet breakfast, start with a tour of the Forest Lawn Cemetery. This is one of the first deliberately designed and landscaped cemeteries in the US. Sculpture by Saint Guadens, Torrey and of course the Frank Lloyd Wright Blue Sky Mausoleum. Continue for the highlight of our day...Garden Walk Buffalo! You will be able to explore as many gardens as you wish during this afternoon. Take a break and enjoy your boxed lunch. Return to the hotel to freshen up before our dinner cruise aboard the Grand Lady. Sail along the beautiful Buffalo River, Lake Erie and the Black Rock Canal as you enjoy a delicious meal with live music.

Day 3

Today will begin with a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House Complex. The tour will include the historic landscape, first floor of the house, Pergola, Conservatory & Carriage House. Our day continues with more fabulous gardens at the Garden Walk. All new gardens to explore and enjoy with your boxed lunch. Return to the hotel to freshen up before heading to the Top of the Falls Restaurant on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State Park, NY. Explore the grounds before dinner with views of Horseshoe Falls!

Day 4

Before we depart Buffalo, we will visit one of the treats of this city...the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. These gardens are the product of landscaping architect Frederick Law Olmsted, glass-house architects Lord & Burnham, and botanist and plant-explorer John F. Cowell. After our docent led tour, we depart for a lunch buffet at Ilio DiPaolo’s before heading home - with ideas for our own gardens for the many that we have just seen! Appropriate rest, stretch breaks enroute.

Departure Locations

West Hartford - Emanuel Synagogue

Depart: Depart 7:00 AM

Return: Return 8:30 PM

Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr, West Hartford











Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $100 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: May 15, 2020

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels after deposit and before May 15, 2020 fee of $75 pp; May 15 - June 15, 2020 fee of $300pp; no refunds if cancelled after June 15, 2020 unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

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