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.

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Ultimate Canadian Rockies Multiple Dates 2017  Guaranteed Departure land only from $CALL
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    2017 DATES AVAILABLE  Guaranteed Departure land only from $2699
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.

May 9, 2017                   $2799
September 26, 2017      $2799
 October 3, 2017            $2799

 

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort               April 3-5, 2017     Guaranteed Departure       from $385
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is a player’s paradise where you can experience Certified Hot™ gaming action and Four Diamond luxury.Casino features a wide variety of games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and many more.  There are thousands of slot machines. The smoke-free Poker Room is open around the clock and offers Texas Hold’Em, Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Razz and multiple game formats.   Enjoy the fitness center, spa center, or the free form swimming pool, as well as the 24/7 casino.

Tour includes:Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, $40 dining card ($20 dinner per person per night), $60 in gaming credit, taxes on hotel, luggage handling and JOY TOUR Director.

 

International Tattoo and A Parade of Gardens                  April 24-29, 2017    Guaranteed Departure      from $1199
Come along with JOY for a week of beautiful gardens, history and Patriotism in Virginia.  Tour the House & Gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and have lunch in Michie Tavern, ca. 1784 in Charlottesville, VA.  Then head to Norfolk, the home of the world’s largest naval base.  Tour the city including Private homes and gardens in the historic Ghent district (opened exclusively for one day during the Historic Garden Week), visit the Chrysler Art Museum, MacArthur Memorial, and Doumar’s (home and birthplace of the first ice cream cone) and more.  Enjoy a narrated Hampton Roads Harbor cruise on the military themed, Victory Rover.  Experience the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Virginia International Tattoo, where over 900 performers from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces will put on a show that will leave you with a newfound sense of Patriotism.  See the iconic sights of the Capitol on a guided riding tour of Washington D.C.

Tour Includes:Motor Coach transportation, 5 night’s accommodations, 10 meals (5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions, and accommodations, luggage handling, a JOY Tour Director and a licensed local Tour Director in Norfolk and Washington D.C.

 

Tulip Time in Holland, MI                       May 8-10, 2017  Guaranteed Departure        from $619
Travel north with JOY to Holland, MI where the largest display of tulips in the U.S. is in full bloom!  You will visit and tour the Windmill Island Gardens, 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, and canals. Visit the Holland Museum and the Settler’s House to learn the history of the area.  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.   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, 5 meals (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners), all attractions and tours listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions, and accommodations, luggage handling, and a JOY Tour Director

 

12 Countries Without a Passort                 May 15-20, 2017    Guaranteed Departure         from $1049
Come along with JOY as we experience the cultures and customs from around the world without a passport!  How is that possible?  Omaha, NE has become one of the most diverse communities in the U.S., celebrating its residents and their various customs.  We will stop in St. Louis along the way for an authentic Italian experience.  Then it is on to Omaha, where you will “visit” Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, France, Lithuania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Greece, India, and Mexico.  You will taste the food, listen to the music, view dance performances and much more!  It will be a unique experience not to be missed.

Tour includes:  Motor coach transportation, 5 night’s accommodations, 9 meals (5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners), all shows and tours listed, taxes & gratuities on meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

 
Mystery Tour – The Plain and the Prestigious                   June 6-8, 2017          from $519
Always an annual favorite for JOY travelers, this year will be as exciting and fun as previous years.  Titled “The Plain and the Prestigious,” you will be scratching your head at the clues until you reach your destination……

Tour includes:  Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all admissions & fees for sightseeing, taxes & gratuities on meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

Playwright at Niagara-on-the-Lake                     June 20-23, 2017          from $1159
Are you a Theater buff? Do you enjoy a great view and a great performance?  If you answered yes to either question, this is the trip for you.  You will stay on the Canada side of Niagara Falls at the Marriott that is located right next to the Falls.  You can choose a room with a City view or a Falls view.  You will make 2 day trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town reminiscent of a mini Colonial Williamsburg, said to be the most beautiful town in Ontario.  Here you will be treated to a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the famous Shaw Festival Theatre, where the works of George Bernard Shaw (most famous for writing Pygmalion, the inspiration for My Fair Lady) and his contemporaries are celebrated.  You will have Gold Orchestra tickets to 2 performances (plays TBA) and free time if you want to catch another show and/or to explore this picturesque town.

Tour includes:  Motor coach transportation, 3 night’s accommodations, 6 meals (3 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners), all performances and tours mentioned, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

Coast Through Maine              July 10-16, 2017  Guaranteed Departure   land only from $1899
Your tour begins in Portland, ME – Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea.  You will stop at Portland Head Lighthouse, the most photographed in the U.S.  Visit picturesque Boothbay – the sailing capitol of Maine – to take a Puffin Nature Cruise to Eastern Egg Island.  Explore the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, travel to Bar Harbor and take a guided carriage tour of Acadia National Park including the stunning Loop Road, the summit of Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole.  You will tour the Bar Harbor Oceanarium with a visit to the Maine Lobster Museum and Hatchery, before enjoying a Maine lobster bake overlooking Hulls Cove.  Tour Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, see the George Bush estate Walker’s Point and learn the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House.

Tour includes:  Motor coach transportation, 6 night’s accommodations, 11 meals (6 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners), all attractions and tours mentioned, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

Luxury, Leisure & Lady Luck                   July 19-20, 2017        from $289
Spend 2 days living the “high-life” with JOY!  Day 1 you will board the Destiny yacht for a 4 ½ hr. cruise and luncheon.  Sit back and relax as the onboard staff see to your every need.  You will dock in Rising Sun, IN for a night of gaming and sleep at the Rising Star Casino & Resort.  Dinner will be provided at the resort and you will receive $10 in Play Money.  The next day check-out and depart to try your luck at Belterra Park, where you will also receive $10 in Play Money.

Tour Includes:  Destiny Yacht Cruise, Motor Coach transportation, 1 night’s accommodation, 4 meals (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner) + snacks and soda on the cruise, $20 in Play Money ($10 at Rising Star and $10 at Belterra), taxes and gratuities on included meals and accommodations, luggage handling, and a JOY Tour Director.

 

Yellowstone Experience & Wildlife Safari      July 31-August 6, 2017  Waitlist Available    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, 12 meals (6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 5 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.

 

A Great Lake Journey                             August 7-12, 2017         from $1699
Travel with JOY along the scenic coastline of Great Lake Huron.  You will travel to Houghton Lake, MI to Thunder Bay, MI to Little Current in Ontario, Canada to Sault Ste. Marie, MI with many interesting stops along the way.  Explore the Shipwreck Century exhibit at the Thunder Bay Maritime Heritage Center, where you can walk the deck of a life-size replica of a Great Lake schooner.  Take a horse-drawn carriage ride over a river and through the woods.  Drive across the Mighty Mac Bridge and stop at the Soo Locks Visitor Center to learn how the locks work and the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Great Lakes.  Spend a day and night on the magnificent Manitoulin Island (its name means “God’s Island”), believed to be the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake.  While on the island you will learn about the rich history and culture of the First Nation of Ojibway.  Board a ferry to travel from South Baymouth to Tobermory and continue by motor coach to Sarnia in Ontario, Canada where you will overnight before heading home with many wonderful memories of your journey around a Great Lake.

Tour includes: Motor coach transportation, Ferry to Tobermory, 5 night’s accommodations, 12 meals (5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners), all touring and admissions noted above plus more, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

Saints, Sinners & Wine                           Aug. 28-30, 2017                from$569
Depart with JOY for Jackson, MI.  You will tour the Sandhill Crane Vineyard Winery, complete with an elegant sit down dinner and wine tasting.  You will tour St. Demetrius, the Historic Jackson Prison, visit nearby Albion where the notorious Purple Gang spent some time, and have dinner at Historic Cascades Manor House located in Cascades Park.  You will also, stop by the Jackson Candy and Fudge Factory for some sweets, and tour the Jiffy Mix Plant in Chelsea.

Tour includes:  Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all admissions & fees for sightseeing, taxes & gratuities on meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

Colorado Train Adventure
September 9 and September 16, 2017  Guaranteed Departure    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 the world’s highest suspension bridge and ride the incline railway 1,500 feet up to the canyon rim.  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.
 

1920s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous       September 12-15, 2017           from $899
Leave the 21st Century behind and step into the glamourous lifestyle of Chicago’s rich and famous of the 1920s.  Join us as we head up to beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, the weekend getaway destination of Chicago’s elite.  We will be staying at the 250 acre Lake Lawn Resort on Delavan Lake.  Take a cruise around Lake Geneva onboard a US Mailboat.  You will see first-hand one of the most unique mail delivery methods.  We will visit and tour Ten Chimneys, the estate loving created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.  See how they built and maintained an oasis which served as a retreat for them and their famous friends, including Katherine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier.  We will also tour Black Point, the estate built in 1888 by Chicago beer baron, Conrad Seipp.  This weekend getaway housed 4 generations of this wealthy family, as evidenced by the eclectic and stylish décor found throughout the home.

Tour includes: Motor coach transportation, 3 night’s accommodations, 6 meals (3 breakfasts and 3 dinners), all touring noted above, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail     September 16-24, 2017 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 glimpse of the city 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   Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2017     land only from $2289
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, airport transfers, 7 night’s accommodations, 12 meals, Amtrak from Boston to Maine, Cape Cod Central Railway, Conway Scenic Railroad, Hobo Railroad, Boston Harbor cruise, scenic lobster cruise, lighthouse cruise, Hyannis Harbor cruise, JFK Hyannis Museum, taxes and gratuities on meals and accommodations, baggage handling and a Professional Tour Director.

 

Great Gatsby Getaway – A SpecTAPular Event           Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 2017              from $1349
Enjoy gangster tales along with the modern life in beautiful Traverse City.  Stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and relive those famous summer evenings of 1922, of which so much has been written in Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby.  Parties on the island will be reminiscent of the Roaring 20’s with costume competitions, Charleston Dancing, interviews with personalities of the day, and living the good life as they did in the 1920’s.

Tour Includes:  Airport Transfers, Motor Coach Transportation, 5 night’s accomodations, 9 Meals (5 Breafasts & 4 Dinners), Afternoon Tea & Cookies, Tour of Traverse City, 1920’s Welcome reception, 2 Evening Receptions at the Grand Hotel, 3 Evening Gatsby Parties, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a Professional Tour Director.

 

6296271095_bb992cd705_zNew Mexico Balloon Fiesta                October 7-14, 2017   Guaranteed Departure       land only from $2149
See first-hand the world famous the International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM.  Hundreds of hot air balloons taking flight together…what a marvelous sight to behold!  Begin the trip exploring beautiful Santa Fe.  You will visit the Museum of International Folk Art, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Old Santa Fe Trail and more.  Head in to Taos and visit the Taos Pueblo, an authentic 600 year old village.  Travel through “Billy the Kid” country and stay in Ruidoso, NM.  You will visit the White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.  Then it is on to Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival.  You will be staying at a hotel right near the entrance to the Festival.  You will also take a trip to the Acoma “Sky City” Pueblo and Old Town for shopping.

Tour includes: Airport transfers, Motor coach transportation, 7 night’s accommodations, 13 meals (7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 5 Dinners), all touring and admissions to attractions noted above, taxes & gratuities on included meals & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

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Autumn Along the Ohio River              October 16-17, 2017           from $335
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.  Then you will visit the Lanier Mansion and the Shrewsbury-Windle home, before having free-time to enjoy this charming town on your own.

Tour Includes: Motor coach transportation, Belle of Louisville river cruise, 1 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner), taxes and gratuities on included meals and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY TOUR Director.

 

Greenbrier Fall Getaway by Train                 October 21-24, 2017              from $1199
Get away from the hustle and bustle of life with JOY as we head to the luxurious Greenbrier Resort.  Travel by motor coach to Huntington, WV and visit the Blenko Glass Factory. Board Amtrak for a scenic train ride through the Appalachian Mountains and New River Gorge with fall foliage on your way to White Sulfur Springs, WV.  Spend 2 nights at Greenbrier to unwind and recharge, surrounded by the picturesque WV fall foliage.  Play a round of golf, visit the spa, go bowling, try your luck at the casino, stroll the gardens, and more! A tour of the Cold War era secret bunker is included!
 
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, One-way Amtrak ticket, 3 night’s accommodations, 3 Breakfasts and a $100 food certificate at Greenbrier, $20 Greenbrier Casino credit, taxes and gratuities on accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

Amish Country Christmas            November 15-17, 2017          from $499
Come along with JOY and celebrate the holidays in Ohio Amish Country!  Have a homemade dinner in an Amish home before checking in to the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek.  Spend the day touring the back roads of Amish country, shopping at 2 Amish Flea Markets, ‘Tis the Season Christmas shop and Lehman’s Hardware.  Tour an Amish schoolhouse, the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Behalt.  Enjoy a performance of “Our Christmas Dinner” at the Ohio Star Theater.  Stop by the David Warther Carvings studio before returning home full of the holiday spirit!

Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners), all tours and attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions, and accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

A Broadway Holiday            November 28-30, 2017          land only from $1349
Visit New York City with JOY to experience 2 Broadway shows and some holiday shopping!  Stay at the Millennium Hotel located in Times Square. You will have Orchestra seating for 2 Broadway shows (TBD) in the heart of the Theatre District.  Tour the “Big Apple” and see all the holiday decorations throughout the city.  You will see Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Wall Street, the World Trade Center and much more!  You will also visit the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Tour Includes:Motor Coach transportation and airport transfers in New York, 2 night’s accommodations, 3 meals (2 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner), all tours and attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions, and accommodations, luggage handling, driver and guide gratuities, and a Proffesional NYC Tour Guide

 

Christmas Time in the Smokies            December 13-15, 2017         from $449
There is no better time to visit the Smokies and feel the Christmas Spirit than when it is decorated for the holidays, featuring a Christmas lights riding tour of the area, with over 9 million lights. You’ll catch 3 great shows: “Soul of Motown” at the Grand Majestic Theater, Country Tonite Theater’s Christmas Show and the Smoky Mountain Opry’s Christmas Spectacular. There will be free time for shopping, the Christmas Place is the perfect stop for Christmas decorations and gifts, from the traditional to the unique.

Tour includes: Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners, Winterfest lights driving tour, admission to 3 shows, baggage handling, taxes and gratuities on meals and accommodations and a JOY Tour Director.