Tour Packages for Tour Operators


2017 Tour Packages

Early Bird Special, May 1 – May 31
See beautiful wildflowers, spring bulb displays, and flowering trees. Special reduced rate of $9/person.

Garden Season Tour, June 1 – September 14
See the beauty and ever changing tapestry of thousands of colorful blooms of our gardens during the summer season. $10/person

Land and Lake Package, May 1 – October 31
Experience the best and most unique the Finger Lakes has to offer by touring both Sonnenberg Gardens and Canandaigua Lake! The lake cruise is via an authentic paddle wheel boat with lunch cruise or excursion only options available.  Additional information about this package is available here$45/person lunch cruise and $30/person excursion only.

Fall into Autumn in the Finger Lakes, September 15 – October 31
See the brilliant fall colors of 140 varieties of deciduous trees throughout the Thompsons’ estate and gardens. Special reduced rate of $9/person.

Masterpieces in Garden-Making, Labor Day – October 31 (Tuesday – Thursday Only)
Led by Sonnenberg’s Executive Director and lead Horticulturalist, David Hutchings, this tour is based on Dr. William T. Hornaday’s book published in 1917 about Sonnenberg’s formal gardens. Dr. Hornaday was the first Director of the New York Zoological Park (a.k.a. “The Bronx Zoo”) and a leading conservationist of his time. $12/person.

Autumn Arboretum, Labor Day – October 31 (Tuesday – Thursday Only)
Sonnenberg’s trees are one of its greatest treasures. The estate has over 100 different species of trees with many mature and majestic specimens. Join Sonnenberg’s Executive Director and lead Horticulturist, David Hutchings, for this special tour of Sonnenberg’s arboretum and delight in the brilliant autumn colors of the Finger Lakes region. $12/person.

Wine Tasting, May 1 – October 31
A tasting of five regional wines is available in Sonnenberg’s Finger Lakes Wine Center
for all group tours. Additional $6/person.

Minimum of 10 people for all group packages. Prices are in US Dollars with “At-Par” rates available for Canadian groups. All prices good through October 31, 2017. Please inquire about 2018 rates.

Please contact our Group Tours Coordinator Barbara Carson at 585-394-4922 or email for additional details, pricing, and making reservations. You may also use our Tour Request form to submit a request for tour reservation.

Download/print 2017 Tour Operator Info Sheet
Download/print 2017 Tour Operator Reservation Contract
Download/print 2017 Tour Group Reservation Request Form