2019 Convention Tour Preview

Below is a listing of our 2019 tours in Rochester, N.Y. during the Conference and Convention of the American Council of the Blind. Prices listed are per person for pre-registration. On-site pricing will be slightly higher.

 

Friday, July 5

Genesee Country Village, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM, $100

Gift shops, lunch included. Tour is not wheelchair accessible; minimal walking.

 

City Bus Tour I, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, $21

Enjoy a narrated tour of Rochester, no stops, no walking.

 

Colonial Belle, 5:15 PM -10:30 PM, $67

Includes plated dinner, cash bar available.

 

Saturday, July 6

Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame, 5:15 AM - 6:30 PM, $100

This tour will involve a lot of walking in a very crowded museum. A boxed breakfast and late afternoon meal are included.

 

City Bus Tour II, 10:00 AM -12:30 PM, $21

Enjoy a narrated tour of Rochester, no stops, no walking.

 

City Bus Tour III, 1:15 PM -3:45 PM, $21

Enjoy a narrated tour of Rochester, no stops, no walking.

 

Sunday, July 7

Leroy, NY: Jell-O Gallery, Leroy House, Museum of Transportation, 12:15 PM - 8:15 PM, $60

Portions of this tour are not wheelchair accessible. There is walking from the museum to the Leroy House, plus throughout the venues. Gift shop at the Jell-O Museum. Dinner included. (Tour does not include lunch.)

 

Monday, July 8

Corning Museum of Glass and Cugini Café, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, $112

This tour will require a lot of walking. The gallery is quite large and open, with lots of echoing. You must be able to keep up with the group; there is no seating. Gift shops. Tour includes dinner, but not lunch.

 

Strong Museum of Play, 12:15 PM - 6:15 PM, $100

This tour involves a lot of walking with minimal places to sit. Lunch included. Gift shop.

 

Sweet Tooth Tour, Laughing Gull Chocolates, 1:15 PM -4:45 PM, $47

This is more than a candy tour. You’ll get to make your own truffles, enjoy a cheese and cracker plate, learn about chocolate making including samples. Gift shop.

 

Batavia Downs Casino, 6:45 PM -Midnight, price TBA

Join RSVA for an evening of fun at the casino. All are welcome.

 

Tuesday, July 9

Adult Beverage Tour, 10:45 AM-6:00 PM, $135

Visit breweries, a winery and a distillery for tastings and information about the manufacturing processes. Must have your ID with you - you can’t get on the bus without it. Lunch included.

 

Susan B. Anthony, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM, $33

This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Gift shop included. Lunch is not; eat at the ACB Café before boarding the bus.

 

Memorial Art Gallery, 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM, $22

Lots of exhibits we can touch, others with audio description. Short theater organ concert included. Tour does not include lunch; eat at the ACB Café.

 

Wednesday, July 10

New York School for the Blind, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, $44

Visit the building, meet staff and students and enjoy lunch.

 

George Eastman House, 12:30 PM - 5:15 PM , $35

Beautiful historic house with lots of lovely items. Concert on George's pipe organ included. Tour does not include lunch; eat at the ACB Café beforehand.

 

Sweet Tooth Tour, Laughing Gull Chocolates,1:15 PM - 4:45 PM, $47

This is more than a candy tour! You’ll make your own truffles, enjoy a cheese and cracker plate, learn about chocolate making including samples. Gift shop.

 

Friday, July 12

Niagara Falls, 6:00 AM- 9:30 PM, $215

This tour will involve a lot of walking, steps and slippery surfaces. It includes a boxed breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is no seating on the Maid of the Mist boat; you will need to stand with your feet apart, so you must have good balance. During this tour you will be walking approximately two miles. We will need to move quickly in order to remain on schedule. There is a lot to see and this is a busy time at the falls. Ponchos and rubber shoes will be provided.