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
Sadly, we are unable to accept credit cards for day trips at this time. Two weeks before your trip, we will send you an itinerary and pickup 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 Tour is months away. Our Day Trips do sell out quickly! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-875-4569 or email Rebecca@JoyTours.com .
2013 Day Trips
QUEEN CITY SITES Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $79 - DAYTON DEPARTURE IS SOLD OUT, CINCINNATI DEPARTURE IS ALMOST SOLD OUT
Join us for a day of fun on the Ohio River. Board our BB Riverboat and enjoy a sumptuous luncheon buffet and entertainment on your two hour scenic cruise. After your time on the river, you will disembark the boat and board your coach for a two hour informative tour of Northern Kentucky.
COME TO THE CABARET Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $86
Depart and travel west to Boggstown, Indiana where you will enjoy Ragtime music, great stories & funny jokes from the turn of the century through the year 1929. The show is staged in an historic venue and features dual piano & banjo music, creating a unique experience that you won’t soon forget. Following lunch and the performance you will return home with great musical memories.
A Summer Day in Licking County Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Cincinnati Departure $79
A real treat is in store for you today as you travel north to Licking County. Your first stop will be the beautiful Davis-Shai House for a tour. Lunch will be there along with entertainment. If you would like you might enjoy taking a walking tour of Legacy Gardens located on the grounds. Your guide will be waiting for you to take a tour of Historic Granville. Tours of the Granville Inn, Buxton Inn and Bryn Du Mansion along with a riding tour of Granville. Next stop is Whit’s Frozen Custard. How nice will that be? Homemade custard with a choice of chocolate or vanilla for you to enjoy during your trip to Dawes Aroboretum. A naturalist will be your guide for a riding tour as you view the many gardens, plant collections of this natural area. There is also a Japanese Garden for you to enjoy. At the end of the trip you might like to take a look in their Gift Shop. After this enjoyable day, board your coach for your return trip home.
ANTIQUES & AMBIANCE Friday, August 9, 2013 Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $84
Nestled in the rolling Kentucky countryside, you will visit Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques. Here you will view beautiful American & European furniture, glassware, china, crystal, silver, linens, dolls, jewelry and rugs, as well as decorative accessories and international giftware in a fantasyland setting of elegance and splendor. Your luncheon will be served in The Glitz Restaurant which exudes design elegance and has earned a national award for its “glitzy” black and mauve interior. The three-course lunch is sure to please any palate. Try the signature “Nonesuch Kiss” for dessert. After antique shopping and browsing, you will board your motor coach for a short ride to Lexington where you will pick up your step-on guide for a one hour riding tour of Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World.” After a full day of enjoyment, you will depart for home.
A Day in the Country Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Cincinnati Departure $71
Come and spend a lovely day with us in Starlight, Indiana. Lunch will be at Huber Family Farm and Restaurant. Enjoy “Down Home Cooking”, with country fried chicken, Huber honey ham, fried biscuits with apple butter, slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh vegetables, chicken and dumplings. Top this all off with fruit cobbler, are you full yet? Next stop will be Huber Orchard and Winery. This farm has been family owned and farmed since 1843. Brose through the winery and the outdoor market you might just want to purchase some apples or wine. Next stop will be something for your sweet tooth. You will enjoy a stop at Schimlpff’s Confectionery. This shop has been making candy since 1871. This business has seen wars, floods, depressions and recessions and has survived through four generations. Besides candy they also sell ice cream. Enjoy a scoop of ice cream before heading home.
HOW DO THEY DO THAT? Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $78
Travel north to Marion, Ohio where you’ll join your step-on guide to visit three museums in one city! Beginning with Heritage Hall, you will stop at the Wyandot Popcorn Museum, the world’s largest and only museum with a collection of popcorn antiques. Some of the relics housed here date back as far as the early 1900’s and all have been restored to their original beauty. You’ll see the great history of the progression of the telephone industry with memorabilia dating back to the 1800’s at the Buckeye Telephone Museum. Ever wonder how steam shovels, road machinery, and farm equipment were made in the 1800’s? You’ll find out at the Huber Museum. Following lunch at The Warehouse, you will be entertained at Marion’s Historic Palace Theater where you will experience the feeling of being outdoors in a Spanish courtyard under trwinkling stars and lofty clouds as the “Mighty” Wurlitzer organ fills the room with beautiful music.
SNOOTY FOX – Fall Monday, October 14, 2013 Dayton Departure $63
If you weren’t on the SNOOTY FOX tour in April, this is your chance to get in on all the great shopping and FUN. We will be visiting your favorite Snooty Fox locations, including stores with the Furniture Dens. Get all your girlfriends together for a day of serious shopping, a delicious box lunch, and refreshments at each stop. Don’t miss out on this fabulous day of retail therapy!
KENTUCKY CAPERS October – Date to be Announced Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $84
This morning you will travel across the river to English, Kentucky, located south of Florence off of I-71 in Carroll County. Housed in an old schoolhouse, the Kentucky Jamboree offers a real Kentucky music experience with the Robinson Family. When you come to the Kentucky Jamboree, come hungry. They will be serving up a great homecooked meal, featuring down home favorites for you to enjoy. After lunch and entertainment, you will board your motor coach for a short ride to the popular Kentucky Speedway. You will visit a luxury suite as you hear facts and figures about this state-of-the-art facility. Go into the infield on the apron for a spin around the oval track and discover what a 14 degree banking really feels like! Your tour includes an up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends. At the end of the day, it’s back across the river with pleasant memories of your Kentucky Capers.
HEAVENLY FLIGHT Thursday, November 7, 2013 Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $57
This tour provides a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes operation of the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Airport, also known as CVG. The airport maintains its own police station where you will learn of the safety procedures that are implemented at the airport. A stop at the fire station will provide an overview of the safety precautions that are taken when there is an emergency. You will also see the different runways and learn about their specific uses. Next you will travel to the Creation Museum, the impressive state-of-the-art facility featuring majestic murals and great masterpieces brimming with pulsating color. Visit the Stargazers Room for a planetarium experience. The Botanical Gardens offer nearly a mile of trails with beautiful themed gardens, waterfalls and pavillions. Here you will dine for lunch (on your own) in Noah’s Café. You won’t want to miss this unique experience
HOLIDAY DAY CELEBRATION Monday, December 2, 2013 Cincinnati & Dayton Departure $64
Put a little JOY in your holidays as you travel to Cedarville, Ohio to enjoy a delightful meal where you choose the menu – cafeteria style – at Cedarville University. Afterward, it’s on to Clifton Mills where you will see over a million lights in a truly breathtaking display, as well as the charming Santa Claus Museum, where you be able to view over 3,000 items. The 100-foot waterfall of lights, the legendary covered bridge, and the quaint gift shop will all add to a fun-filled, memorable evening that is sure to make your season bright!