Day Trips from Cincinnati and Dayton

Are you looking to get away for one day? We offer day trips departing from Cincinnati and Dayton by motor coach to fun destinations around the area. You will even return home at a reasonable hour!

If you would like to join us for a day trip, just print off the
registration form below and mail it in with a check to:
Joy Tour & Travel 
9674 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241

We accept cash or checks only for day trips. Ten days before your day trip, we will send you an itinerary and pick up information. Please consult the registration forms below for more information. As all of our tours, spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in a tour, please make your reservation as soon as possible even if the Day Trip is months away. Our Day Trips do sell out quickly! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (513) 777-8221 or 1-800-875-4569 or email kirby.copelin@joytours.com.

                  

 

A Day in Ripley, Ohio - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - $79
A river town filled with history.  Your day will start with a tour of the Rankin House. The Rev. John Rankin’s House was at the end of the “100 Steps to Freedom” and part of the Underground Railroad. You will also visit the John Parker House which is listed as a National Historic Landmark in Ripley. John Parker was a slave and an inventor. The First Presbyterian Church where the Rev. John Rankin preached is also one of our stops. Lunch will be at Moyer’s Winery. Before departing Ohio’s river town, there will be a surprise stop before returning to Cincinnati. 
Cincinnati Pick-Up         

Snooty Fox                                              Friday, September 5, 2014                     $45
Come along with JOY on a Snooty Fox shopping experience! We will be visiting your favorite Snooty Fox locations, including stores with the Furniture Den, so get all your friends together for a day of serious shopping. There will be time for lunch on your own and you will receive refreshments at each stop. Don’t miss out on this fabulous day of retail therapy! Please note: The Snooty Fox only accepts major credit cards and cash. They do not accept personal checks. Dayton Pick-up                

What do you know about Marion, Ohio? - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - $81
Did you know that the Wyandot Popcorn Museum has the largest collections of popcorn wagons? You will feel that you are going to the circus when you enter the Circus Tent which houses all of these priceless wagons. You will smell the popcorn popping when you enter the tent. Lunch will be at The Warehouse. We will have a private room for this wonderful buffet. Next stop will be the Palace Theatre. Here you will learn the history of the theatre and enjoy an organ concert. Did you know that the 29th President of the United States lived here? Who was the 29th President? His home was where he launched his quest for the presidency in 1920. Of course, you knew it was Warren G. Harding. We will tour his home and museum before departing for home. Cincinnati Pick-Up
 

Belterra Park                                   Thursday, October 2, 2014                             $69
Come travel with us a short distance up the Ohio River to the new Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center (formerly River Downs).  It is located on Kellogg Road, next to Riverbend and Coney Island, on the banks of the Ohio River.  You will enjoy watching live horse racing and cheering your favorites to the finish line.  Also, for your dining pleasure, you will have a wonderful luncheon at the Market Buffet where you can enjoy dishes like handcrafted, artisan brick-oven-baked pizzas and the finest Brazilian rotisserie meats.  The Buffet has seven live-action cooking stations featuring a variety of international and American cuisines and uses locally sourced food from vendors and farms.  There will also be time for gaming and $10 free to use at the casino before returning home.      Dayton Pick-up                                                                                                        

Little Nashville Fall Foliage - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - $69
Board your motorcoach and travel to Nashville, Indiana.  Upon arrival you will enjoy a buffet luncheon at the Brown County Inn. After lunch the choice is yours, you can take a tour of the For Bare Feet Factory located in their new facility in Martinsville, or you can browse through the unique shops that make up this wonderful little town. You may want to take a train ride or just sit and people watch. There will be time for shopping also if you decide to go on the tour upon returning. This tour is geared as a time when the trees are the beautiful with colors abundant. 
Cincinnati & Dayton Pick-Up                      

DerbyDinner Playhouse - Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - $79
It’s Mystery time again At Derby Dinner Playhouse, in Clarksville, Indiana. This year the play will be “The Games Afoot”.  Upon arrival you will enjoy a buffet luncheon.  Then sit back and see if you can solve the mystery.  The food and the plays are always very enjoyable.  Join us for this delightful afternoon. Cincinnati Pick-Up  

Music in the Mountains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - $98
Your day starts with a drive through the rolling hills of Kentucky.  Upon arriving at Renfro Valley you will enjoy a Boarding House lunch at the Lodge Restaurant.  This lunch will be served family style and there will be plenty of food for everyone.  After lunch you will go to the Red Barn Theater for an afternoon of entertainment, Kentucky style.  Be ready for some down home fun with hands-a-clapping and feet-a-stomping.  After your fun afternoon, board your coach for a short ride to Berea, Kentucky.  Here you will delight in browsing and shopping at the wonderful craft shop the Artisan Center.  Later this afternoon you will depart for home.  Dayton Pick-Up

A Beef & Boards Christmas - Thursday, December 4, 2014
Cincinnati Departure - $86
Dayton Departure - $99

What a perfect way to begin the Holiday Season with a trip to Indianapolis, and Beef & Boards. After your lovely buffet and time to browse the gift shop, you will be entertained by the Beef & Boards performers. This is their annual Christmas Show full of singing and dancing which is sure to put you in the Holiday spirit. Who knows, that jolly old elf himself, better known as Santa Claus, might have time to stop working and visit us. You will not want to miss this opportunity of traveling with your friends for this wonderful Holiday Show. This will be the last day trip of the year. Join us!