USA, Canada & International Tours

Joy Tour & Travel provides high quality group tours around town, or around the world! Please peruse our US, Canadian & International tours below and find the perfect trip for you! Some destinations are reached by luxury motor coach and some destinations are reached by plane. Motor coach tours depart from the Cincinnati and/or Dayton, Ohio area. Please click on the tour name for more information or do not hesitate to give us a call at (513)777-8221 or 1-800-875-4569 for more information.


Ultimate Canadian Rockies     Multiple Dates 2017 & 2018  Guaranteed Departure             $CALL FOR PRICING
Discover the best of the Great Canadian Rockies on this 9 day escorted tour which takes you from elegant coastal cities to the heart of the New West.
Tour includes: Deluxe Motorcoach transportation throughout, 8 Night Accommodations, 9 meals, Sightseeing including Vancouver, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary, Luggage handling for one suitcase per person, Taxes on accommodations, gratuities on meals, and a Professional Tour Director.Options available: Take The Rocky Mountaineer Train to experience "The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World." The tour features breathtaking scenery and spectacular onboard service during the day with an overnight stay in Kamloops, BC. Please inquire for pricing on option.

Grand Tour of Italy    Call for 2018 Dates  Guaranteed Departure                                 land only from $2699
                                                                                                                      with Airfare from Boston $3799
Begin your tour in Florence and visit Montecatini, Venice, Siena, San Gimignano, Assisi, Rome, Vatican City, Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri. You will delight at the included sightseeing in each location and relax with free time when not engaged. 
Tour includes: 10 night’s accommodations, deluxe, temperature-controlled motor coach, 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners, all room and meal taxes, and gratuities to bellmen and a professional tour manager.


Colorado Train Adventure     Call for 2018 dates                                                                 land only from $2270
Fly into Denver will you will be met and transferred to Colorado Springs.  Tour the US Air force Academy.  Take a ride on the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway and tour the Garden of the Gods.  Board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad for a vintage train ride along the Arkansas River to the Royal Gorge Park & Bridge.  See one of the world’s highest suspension bridges. Explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park.  Board the 1880 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad for Osier.  Then travel to the old west mining town of Durango via motorcoach.  Step back in time 1,000 years ago and visit the cliff ruins of Anasazi.  Take a ride through the Colorado Rockies to Silverton.  Next travel north to Grand Junction to see the fantastic monoliths of Colorado National Monument.  Cross the Continental Divide and stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Hawaiian Adventure: Three Islands         February 18-27, 2018                       w/ Airfare from Cincinnati $5599
Let the spirit of “Aloha” be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring three-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Enjoy your luxurious beachfront hotel in Waikiki. “Remember Pearl Harbor” and visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. Relax and take in the natural beauty during a cruise along Wailua River. Admire the hula dance, an ancient Polynesian art form. Visit the largest Hawaiian coffee estate in Kauai and learn about the coffee bean’s journey from tree to cup. See Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” In Maui visit the old royal capital of Lahaina, once home of the world’s largest whaling fleets, where you can stroll through historic streets. Experience a traditional Polynesian luau, capping off your adventure through paradise.
Tour Includes:Round-trip airfare from Cincinnati, air taxes and fees/surcharges (baggage fees not included), Hotel/Airport Transfers in Hawaii, Inter-Island Airfare, Motor Coach transportation, 9 night’s accommodations, 13 meals (9 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling at hotels and a Professional Tour Director


Planes, Trains & Corvettes                   March 15-16, 2018                                                              from $319
Travel to Bowling Green, KY for a trifecta of motion.  You will stop for lunch and time to shop in Historic Glendale, KY.  Once in Bowling Green, you will get to explore Aviation Heritage Park (weather permitting), currently displaying 5 aircraft.  Its mission is to recognize and celebrate the many South Central Kentucky men and women who have contributed to American Aviation.  Also, tour the Historic Railpark and Train Museum located in the L&N Train Depot built in 1925.  Included in the tour are the 6 Historic Railcars located on the tracks behind the museum. And finally, celebrate America’s Sports Car at the National Corvette Museum including a BBQ luncheon and self-guided tour of the exhibits.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 1 night accommodation, 3 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.


Sun, Sand & Shows in Myrtle Beach                        April 8-13, 2018                                                         from $1099
Escape with JOY to the sun and sand in Myrtle Beach, SC!  You will spend one night enroute in Flat Rock, NC both directions.  While in Myrtle Beach, enjoy a beautiful Oceanfront Suite at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach.  Attend 2 Shows: Legends in Concert and The Carolina Opry.  Tour Brookgreen Gardens by foot and on a Creek Excursion with a picnic luncheon on the grounds.  There will be plenty of free time to simply relax and soak up the sun on the beach.  Optional shopping & sightseeing excursions to Barefoot Landing, Pawleys Island and Broadway on the Beach will be available.
Tour Includes:Motor Coach transportation, 5 night’s accommodations (3 Oceanfront), 10 Meals (5 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners), 2 Shows, all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.


The Best of Eastern Canada           April 29 – May 6, 2018                            w/ Airfare Included from $2899
$100 Off Per Person if booked prior to Oct. 30, 2017
From the elegance of Quebec City to thundering Niagara Falls, an unforgettable journey awaits in the heart of Eastern Canada.  Your journey begins in the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal, where you will see Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University, Notre Dame Cathedral and Mount Royal.  Next is Quebec City, home of the stately Chateau Fontelac and known for maple syrup!  In Ottawa, shop in the Byward Market and visit the Rideau Canal (in winter, the world’s largest skating rink).  Journey to Rockport, gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful areas.  Take in the spectacular view on a memorable cruise through the unspoiled region of 1000 Islands. From Toronto, venture into Niagara-on-the-Lake for a relaxing stroll through this quaint and charming town.  Then travel to Niagara Falls to view the awe-inspiring and thundering waterfall.  Of course, a visit would not be complete without experiencing the incredible cruise at the base of the falls.  Don’t forget a (waterproof) camera!
Tour Includes: Round-trip airfare from Cincinnati, air taxes and fees/surcharges (baggage fees not included), Hotel/Airport Transfers in Montreal & Toronto, Motor Coach transportation, 7 night’s accommodations, 11 meals (7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling at hotels and a Professional Tour Director.


Tulip Time in Holland, MI                        May 10-12, 2018                                                              from$649
Travel north with JOY to Holland, MI where the largest display of tulips in the U.S. is in full bloom!  Tour the Windmill Island Gardens, 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, and canals.  Tour the Veldheer Tulip Farm and Garden, where over 5.5 million tulips are planted for you to walk through and enjoy.  In addition to tulips, you will see 50,000 daffodils, 10,000 hyacinths and 20,000 crocus all providing a continuous parade of color for the garden enthusiast.  Have fun, fun, fun at the Beach Boys concert!  Dance and sing along to iconic songs like iconic songs like “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and more.  In Grand Rapids, MI, you will be able to tour the Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park.  This magnificent Park contains various themed gardens and is an “open-air” museum that’s home to more than 50 sculptures by renowned artists.
Tour Includes:Motor Coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions, and accommodations, luggage handling, and a JOY Tour Director


Chicago’s Art & Architecture                        May 14-16, 2018                                                          from $849
Head to Chicago, “the Windy City”, to experience the beauty of its Art and Architecture.  You will be staying at the famous, Palmer House, a member of the Historic Hotels of America®.  It is also the site where the brownie was created!  Explore over 5,000 years of creativity at the Art Institute of Chicago, where you can view masterpieces from Dali, Grant Wood, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Degas, van Gogh and many more!  Learn the history and inspiration for over 50 buildings in the city on an architecture river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady.  Walk in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright as you tour his home and studio in Oak Park, IL.  Discover the development of Wright’s style between 1889 and 1909, and trace the evolution of American residential architecture on a walking tour through the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Neighborhood.  You will also have free time in the city and at Navy Pier to explore at your leisure.
Tour Includes:  Motor Coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 3 Meals (2 breakfasts & 1 dinner), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director


Discover Indiana’s Amish Country                     May 30-31, 2018                                                    from $279
Journey north to Amish Acres in Nappanee, IN for a 2-day immersion in Indiana’s Amish culture.  Tour the Amish Acres 1874 Homestead house and farm, take a wagon ride, bake a Shoofly Pie, attend a performance at the Round Barn Theatre built in 1811, tour the Amish countryside with a local guide and fill up on traditional Amish fare at the Restaurant barn and Thresher’s.  There will also be time for shopping in Downtown Nappanee and Coppes Commons.
Tour Includes:  Motor Coach transportation, 1 night accommodation, 3 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.


Circle Newfoundland & Labrador                June 8-20, 2018                                         land only from $3499
Discover a land rich with culture, filled with Viking history, and overflowing with natural beauty. Newfoundland & Labrador, the "Far East of the Western World", will take your breath away and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.  Stay in Halifax, Port au Choix, St. Anthony, Gander, Clarenville and St. John’s.  Explore 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Red Bay, L’Anse aux Meadows and Gros Morne, enjoy 3 Cruises: Whale/Iceberg Watching, the Fjords of Gros Morne and the Puffins of Witless Bay, and visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Long Point Lighthouse, Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Centre, Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, and Cape Spear National Historic Site.
Tour Includes: Airport transfers in Canada, Motor Coach transportation, Roundtrip ferry from Newfoundland to Labrador, 12 night’s accommodations, 24 meals (11 breakfast, 4 lunches & 9 dinners), all attractions, cruises and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling at hotels and a Professional Tour Director


Lilacs & Leisure on Mackinac Island                 June 10-14, 2018                                                  from $999
Step back in time with JOY on picturesque Mackinac Island.  Head north through Michigan with an overnight at the luxurious Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino, with $30 in Premium Play credit and a $20 Dining Card per person to spend.  Then take Shepler’s Ferry to Mackinac Island for a 2 night stay at the Mission Point Resort.  Your resort package includes a Carriage Tour of the island, a guided Horticulture Tour of the resort grounds and carriage taxi tickets to get around the island.  Admittance to the Grand Hotel and grounds is included, so you can explore the famous resort.  While on the island, the Annual Lilac Festival will be in ‘full bloom’, so there will be plenty to see and do!  On your journey home, you will overnight in Allen Park, MI and tour the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 4 night’s accommodations, 8 Meals (5 breakfast, 2 dinners & a $20 Dining Credit at Soaring Eagle), $30 Premium Play credit at Soaring Eagle Casino, round trip Shepler’s Ferry ticket, all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.
The Great Passion Play & the Ozarks                  June 18-23, 2018                                                     from$959
Journey to Eureka Springs, AR by way of St. Louis, MO.  Visit the Gateway Arch and take in the breathtaking view from the top at 630 feet high.  In Eureka Springs, tour Thorncrown Chapel and the Historic District via open air Tram with stops at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Grotto Spring.  Experience “America’s #1 Outdoor Drama”, The Great Passion Play.  Staged on a multi-level set with special lighting and sound effects, live animals and a cast of 150 Biblically costumed actors, it follows the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth.  Prior to the play, visit the Bible Museum, Sacred Arts Museum, Christ of the Ozarks statue and the all-you-can-eat buffet.  Take a day trip to nearby Bentonville to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House and the Walmart Museum/Walton 5 & 10.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 5 night’s accommodations, 9 Meals (5 breakfasts & 4 dinners), all attractions and touring listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling, and a JOY Tour Director.  

Yellowstone Experience & Wildlife Safari       June 18-24, 2018                                       land only from $1995
See the majesty and wonder of the world’s first National Park!   It is a mysterious land of steaming geysers, fumaroles, and bubbling mud pots.  Witness an Old Faithful eruption and see the Upper and Lower falls at the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone”.  Take a professionally guided Wildlife Safari through Lamar Valley, Norris Geyser Basin, and Mammoth Hot Springs.  Visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to learn about Yellowstone’s top two predators.  Tour the neighboring Grand Teton National Park with a stop at historic Jackson Lake Lodge and the picturesque Jenny Lake.  And that’s not all!  You will also experience a guided Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River and visit Jackson, an old cowboy town with hundreds of art galleries, shops, attractions, and restaurants.  Make sure to bring extra batteries for your cameras, as you will not want to miss a single second of this wonder filled trip!
Tour includes: Motor coach transportation, 6 nights’ accommodations, 11 meals (6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 4 Dinners), all entrance fees to attractions, National Parks, and Monuments mentioned, tours mentioned, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a Professional TOUR Director.


Shakespeare in the Park                       July 14-15, 2018                                                               from $329
Travel to Louisville, KY for the 58th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.  The festival is the oldest running Shakespeare Festival in the U.S., beginning in 1960.  Spend the day taking in many performances of William Shakespeare’s works, played out on several stages throughout the festival grounds.  There will be something for everyone, whether you prefer his Comedies or Tragedies (specific play line-up TBA).  You will spend the night and enjoy dinner at the luxurious Galt House Hotel.  On day two, explore the 100 acre limestone Mega Caverns via the Tram Tour before returning home.
Tour Includes:  Motor Coach transportation, 1 night accommodation, 2 meals (1 breakfast and 1 dinner), all admissions & tours listed, taxes & gratuities on meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director. 


Bardstown, Bourbon & Wine                 July 25-27, 2018                                                               from $559
Savor the history and flavor of Southern Kentucky on this tour into the heart of Bourbon Country!  You will visit 3 Bourbon Distilleries for a tour and tasting: Jim Beam, Heaven Hill and Maker’s Mark.  Enjoy a performance of The Stephen Foster Story at the Outdoor Amphitheater in My Old Kentucky Home State Park.  Tour the historic My Old Kentucky Home mansion.  Savor the food and ambiance at Kurtz Restaurant and the famous Olde Talbott Tavern, circa 1779.  You will end your journey with a tour and tasting, as well as a picnic box lunch on the grounds of the Springhill Winery & Plantation, est. 1887.
Tour Includes:Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all admissions & fees for admissions & tours listed, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.


California Rail Tour            July 28-Aug. 4, 2018  Guaranteed Departure                         land only from $2650
Experience Sacramento, San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite and more on this 7 night California tour! You'll ride the Skunk Trail, Sacramento Southern Valley RR, Napa Valley Wine Train and the Roaring Camp and Big Trees RR.  Sample wines at 2 fine wineries, and see the Jewel of the Sierra, Yosemite!
Tour Includes:7 Night’s Accommodations, 13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, 4 Train Rides, 2 Winery Tours and Tastings, City Tour of Sacramento, California State Railroad Museum, Behind the Scenes Tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium, Tour of Yosemite National Park, Railtown 1897 Historic Park, Marshall Gold Discovery Park, Airport Transfers, Baggage Handling at hotels, Taxes & Gratuities on meals & hotels, and a Professional Tour Director.


Best of Branson!                               August 1-4, 2018                                                                  from $769
Join us as we travel to Branson, MO to experience the best of attractions and shows!   Take in the scenery on a 40 mile ride with lunch in a restored railcar from the 1940’s or 50’s through the Ozark Foothills aboard the Branson Scenic Railway’s Ozark Zephyr.   Enjoy the variety show on the Showboat Branson Belle as you cruise around Table Rock Lake, including a 3 Course Dinner.  See 3 Shows: Shoji Tabuchi, The Duttons, and 1 matinee (TBD).
Tour Includes:Motor coach transportation, 3 night’s accommodations, 6 meals (3 Breakfasts, 1 Box Lunch & 2 Dinners), all admissions, shows, attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director. 


Mystery Tour: A Step Through Time                       August 21-23, 2018                                                       from $559
Always an annual favorite for JOY travelers, this year will be as exciting and fun as previous years.  Titled “A Step Through Time,” you will be scratching your head at the clues until you reach your destination……
Tour includes:  Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners), all admissions & fees for sightseeing, taxes & gratuities on meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.


Rock -n- Soul of Memphis                            Sept. 5-8, 2018                                                         from $889
Head south to the “Land of the Delta Blues” in Memphis, TN.  You will be staying at a hotel right on the world-famous Beale St. Enjoy the Elvis Experience tour at Graceland including the Mansion, Auto Museum and Elvis’ Airplanes.  Tour Sun Studios, the Gibson Guitar Factory and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.  See the Peabody Duck March at the Peabody Hotel as well as the many points of interest on a Memphis Mojo Riding Tour.   Indulge in Memphis cuisine and tap your feet to the live entertainment provided while you dine at Jerry Lee Lewis’ Café & Honky Tonk and B.B. King’s Blues Club.  You will have plenty of free time to explore Beale St. and any other museums or area attractions you’ve always dreamed about.
Tour includes:  Motor Coach transportation, 3 night’s accommodations, 5 meals (3 breakfasts & 2 dinners), all admissions & fees for sightseeing, taxes & gratuities on meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.


Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket                      Sept. 9-14, 2018                        land only from $1744
Fly into Boston, MA where you will be met and transferred to Hyannis. Stop at Plymouth Rock and see the Mayflower II. Your tour includes a high speed ferry to and a tour of the stunning island of Nantucket, a ferry ride and tour of the storybook island of Martha’s Vineyard and a tour of Cape Cod out to Provincetown. Touring in Hyannis includes Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial, St. Francis Xavier Church and visit the JFK Museum. You will travel the scenic Route 6A, driving through colonial villages filled with wonderful examples of New England architecture and a drive through the Cape Cod National Seashore area with time in Provincetown. Whale watching is included. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum and the JFK Library on a panoramic tour of Boston.
Tour Includes:Airport transfers, motor coach transportation, 5 night’s accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners, welcome reception, high speed ferry to and tour of Nantucket Island, ferry to and tour of Martha’s Vineyard, tour of Cape Cod to Provincetown, taxes and gratuities on included meals, taxes on accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a Professional Tour Director.


Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail    Sept. 22-29, 2018  Guaranteed Departure                    land only from $2299
Ride the rails to experience the beauty of Moab, Utah at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge! Take a daylight ride on Amtrak from Denver to Grand Junction Colorado viewing awesome scenery.  Motor coach to beautiful Moab for a 4 night stay at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge. You will tour Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park by jet boat. If you are feeling adventurous, you can add a 2 hour Hummer tour of the famous slick rock or go horseback riding. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Capitol Reef before you travel scenic Highway 12 through Escalante National Monument. The day ends up at Bryce Canyon for a rim walk. Enjoy a day trip to Zion National Park with a local guide. Travel to Salt Lake City for a city tour before your flight home.
Tour Includes:1 night accommodations in Denver, Amtrak transportation from Denver to Grand Junction Colorado in coach seating, 4 night’s accommodations at Red Cliffs Lodge, 2 night’s accommodations at Bryce Canyon, 13 meals (6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners), all included attractions, taxes and gratuities on included meals, step-on guide in Utah, transfers in Colorado and Utah to Salt Lake City and a JOY Tour Director.


New England Rails and Sails - Fall Foliage          October 2-9, 2018                              land only from $2279
The coastal essence of the Eastern seaboard comes alive on this rail and sail adventure through some of the most scenic and historic areas of New England.
Enjoy multiple train and boat experiences and you move through Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire during fall foliage.
Tour Includes:Motor Coach transportation in New England, 7 night’s accommodations, 10 meals, Amtrak from Boston to Maine, Conway Scenic Railroad, Café Lafayette Dinner Train, Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, Boston Harbor cruise, scenic lobster cruise, Portland Harbor Lighthouse cruise, Hyannis Harbor cruise, taxes and gratuities on meals and accommodations, baggage handling and a Professional Tour Director.


Cowboys, Indians, Oil Barons and the Mother Road, Route 66     October 8-15, 2018        land only from $2449
$75 off per person for a Limited Time
Explore Oklahoma's Frontier, Travel on Historic Route 66, Visit Will Rogers Home and Explore American Indian CultureA TAP Guaranteed Departure:  Experience Oklahoma on our Western Adventure on this 8 Days / 7 Nights tour.  An epic getaway filled with diverse experiences, historic sites, and vibrant American Indian and Cowboy Cultures!  Explore the life of Oil Barons and see iconic sites along Route 66.  Visit Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, where we will visit the reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial which recalls the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.  Enjoy a fun evening "Date with the Duke" at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Visit the Woody Guthrie Museum and Will Rogers Museum and Ranch.   Submerse yourself in the art and gardens at the beautiful Philbrook Museum.  Explore the rich cultures of American Indian tribes of the Chickasaw, Osage, Pawnee, and others.  This  American journey is one everyone should experience!
Lake Powell SpecTAPular             October 13-21, 2018  Guaranteed Departure           land only from $3999
Join us for a houseboating adventure on beautiful Lake Powell Arizona! Call for details.  Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Recreational area has enchanted early and modern explorers and adventure seekers with its stunning sandstone cliffs, hidden canyons, pristine waters, and barren landscape. It continues to be a place of enchantment and rugged beauty untouched by modern society and industry. Now it is your turn to explore its majestic beauty and hidden gems on a 9-day SpecTAPular adventure through the lake. From kayaking, water skiing, stargazing, and fishing, to just relaxing on your houseboat as the scenery moves on by, this is an experience not to miss!
Autumn Along the Ohio River                 October 15-16, 2018                                                      from $339
Board the Belle of Louisville and cruise up river 6 hours to picturesque Madison, IN. Lunch and snacks will be served on-board. Relax and enjoy on-board entertainment or simply sit on deck and take in the beautiful fall foliage along the river bank.  You will be staying at Belterra Casino Resort and be provided a $10 Free Play credit to use in the Casino.  Day 2 starts with a guided tour around Madison, IN complete with a tour of the Lanier Mansion. Then enjoy lunch overlooking the Ohio River at The Falls Restaurant in Clifty Falls State Park, before returning to Madison for some free-time to enjoy this charming town.  
Tour Includes:Motor coach transportation, Belle of Louisville river cruise, 1 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner), taxes on meals, taxes and gratuities on attractions, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.
Fall in Love with Gettysburg                      October 22-26, 2018                                                  from $899
Travel with JOY to historic Gettysburg to take in a little history and Pennsylvania’s beautiful Fall Foliage.  Stay right in the heart of Gettysburg about 3 blocks from the city center.  Tour the Lincoln Train Museum, the Heritage Center with a hands-on experience, the Eisenhower Farm and take a guided Sunset Battlefield Tour.  Dine at the historic Dobbin House with General & Mrs. Lee, meet Mamie Eisenhower during lunch at Hickory Bridge Farm, take in the history of the Emmitsburg Carriage House while enjoying dinner. Explore the country-side as you head to Hollabaugh Bros. Farms for an orchard tour and apple dumpling presentation.  Shop at the Historic Round Barn and sip some wine at the Adams County Winery.  There will be plenty of free time as well for you to take in any number of the many attractions depending on your individual interests (there is something for everyone: Ghost Tours, Civil War museums and attractions, local historical house tours, food tours, etc.)
Tour Includes:Motor coach transportation, 4 night’s accommodations, 7 meals (4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners), all attractions, tours and guest speakers mentioned, taxes and gratuities on included meals and attractions, luggage handling, local guides and a JOY Tour Director.
A Christmas Story in Cleveland                 November 16-18, 2018                                                from $589
Start your Holiday Season with JOY as we make our way north to Cleveland, OH for some shopping and nostalgia.  First stop in Medina, OH at Mark Klaus’ Castle Noel, housing the largest collection of Holiday Movie memorabilia direct from Hollywood.  Also at Castle Noel millions of dollars of animated NEW YORK CITY Christmas windows from Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and Macy’s. Feel like a kid again in the “I Had That” toy-land experience, filled with thousands of toys from 50’s through the 80’s. In Cleveland, spend a few hours at the IX Christmas Connection, the premier Christmas show in its 23rd year, with over 650 booths of unique holiday gifts and crafts.  Tour the Christmas Story House, from the 1983 classic film.  Stop by the Stan Hewitt Hall & Garden to tour this 65 room mansion decorated in spectacular holiday décor & 500,000 lights.
Tour Includes:Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners), all attractions and tours mentioned, taxes and gratuities on included meals and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.
A Gaylord Capital Christmas in D.C         December 4-8, 2018                                                    from $1289
Come along with JOY to Washington D.C to enjoy the Capital’s Holiday Season!  You will be staying at the magnificent Gaylord National Resort with access to all of their Holiday Attractions and Atrium Shows, including ICE!® featuring Christmas Around the World.  Spend time at and tour Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home and final resting place.  Take a guided tour of the Capitol building, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court Building, the brand new Museum of the Bible, the United States Botanical Garden and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception (the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America and one of the ten largest churches in the world).  Enjoy an Illuminated Monument Driving Tour, a performance of Christmas Evensong at the Washington national Cathedral, the Pageant of Peace in Ellipse Park (right across from the White House and home to the National Christmas Tree), and ride through the Festival of Lights in Watkins Regional Park.  You will also visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Kennedy Center.
Tour Includes: Motor coach transportation, 4 night’s accommodations, 6 meals (4 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners), all attractions, touring and sightseeing mentioned, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions and accommodations, luggage handling, a local guide and a JOY Tour Director.