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.

Grand Tour of Italy    Call for 2018 & 2019 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     September 8 - 15, 2018                                                      land only from $2270
Fly into Denver where 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 and see the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.  Next travel to the historic rail town of Salida for a delicious home style lunch. This afternoon visit 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 at Mesa Verde.  Take a ride through the Colorado Rockies to Silverton on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  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 in Golden. Tour Includes: Motor coach transportation, airport transfers, 7 night's accommodations, 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners, inclusions as listed and a professional tour director.
 
 
 
Chicago’s Art & Architecture   Call for Availability     May 14-16, 2018   Guaranteed Dept.              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

 

RCCL “Empress of the Seas” to Havana, Cuba   SELLING FAST!        May 17-21, 2018       Cruise Only from $650
Fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale, FL and transfer to your Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, “Empress of the Seas” at the Port of Miami.  Then embark on a once in a lifetime cruise to spend 2 days in Havana, Cuba.  Step into a time warp where classic cars, stately squares and crumbling estates hint at a history begging to be discovered.  Havana may be a look into the past, but its iconic music, distinctive culture and nostalgic allure never get old.
Cruise Includes:4 night’s Stateroom accommodations, port charges & taxes, all meals onboard the ship (except for specialty restaurants)
NOTE: A Valid Passport and Visa (available for purchase through RCCL) Required for this Cruise.

 

Discover Indiana’s Amish Country   ONLY 4 LEFT!     May 30-31, 2018   Guaranteed Dept.         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   Call for Availability  June 10-14, 2018  Guaranteed Dept.    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.
 

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.
 
 
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.

 

Best of Branson!                               August 1-4, 2018  Guaranteed Dept.                                  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 19-21, 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 SOLD OUT!  Sept. 22-29, 2018 Guaranteed Dept.            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   SELLING FAST!                 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.
 
 
Autumn Along the Ohio River 2   SELLING FAST!                    October 16-17, 2018                             from $359
Board the Belle of Louisville and depart for a 6 hour cruise from Madison, IN to Louisville, KY.  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 Horseshoe Casino Resort and be provided a $10 Free Play credit to use in the Casino.  In Louisville, tour the Mega Caverns and visit Stoneware & Co., one of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States.
Tour Includes: Motor coach transportation, Belle of Louisville river cruise, 1 night’s accommodations, 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner), taxes and gratuities on attractions and accommodations, 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.
 
 
Holiday at the Biltmore                            November 5-7, 2018                                                    from $899
The Holidays are a special time in Asheville, North Carolina when the Biltmore Mansion is decked in her holiday finery.  You will stay in 4-Star luxury at the Inn on Biltmore Estate.  Enjoy dinner at Pack’s Tavern in Asheville.  Spend the next day exploring the Biltmore Estate.  An Audio Tour of the Mansion is included.  Take advantage of the courtesy Estate Shuttle to see the Antler Village, tour the Winery and explore the Gardens.  You will have a magical Candlelight dinner on property this evening.
Tour Includes: Motor coach transportation, 2 night’s accommodations, 4 meals (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners), admission and Audio Tour to the Biltmore,taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling 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.
 
 
NYC: Christmas, Couture & the Rockettes!     November 27 - December 3, 2018                      by Coach from $2499
                                                                      November 28 - December 2, 2018                           by Air from $2299
There’s no place like New York City at Christmastime!  Stay right in the heart of Manhattan at Times Square.  Take in holiday decorations throughout the city as you go on a guided tour of Lower Manhattan, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, where you will meet a Rockette!  Visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, as well as the Tenement Museum.  Take in the magnificent views of the city, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a 1-Hr. Harbor Cruise.  Enjoy orchestra seating for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes and a Broadway Show of your choice!  Go “behind-the-scenes” on a private showroom shopping tour in the Garment District and meet a designer or 2.  See what treasures you can uncover while shopping at 3 of the most popular Holiday Markets in Bryant Park, Grand Central terminal & Central Park.  While in Central Park, enjoy a 20-minute Horse & Carriage ride.
By Coach Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 6 night’s accommodations (2 enroute), 9 Meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners), all tours, sightseeing & attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions, luggage handling, local guide service and a JOY Tour Director.
By Air Tour Includes: Airport transfers in NYC, Motor Coach transportation, 4 night’s accommodations, 7 Meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners), all tours, sightseeing & attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions, luggage handling, local guide service and a JOY Tour Director.  NOTE: Airfare is not included.
 
 
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.
 
 
Sights & Sounds of Christmas                           December 14-15, 2018                                        from $379
Enjoy holiday traditions in Indianapolis with JOY.  Stay right on Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indy, overlooking the Soldiers and Sailors Monument decorated for the 56th year as the Circle of Lights.  You will have time for some last minute Christmas shopping at the holiday pop-up market, Homemade Promenade.  Attend the 33rd Annual Yuletide Celebration put on by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with special guests performing classic Christmas carols and holiday pop favorites.  Explore local creativity at the Festival of Trees, with over 100 Christmas trees each decorated by a local group or business based on a specific theme that they have chosen.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 1 night accommodation, 2 Meals (1 breakfast & 1 dinner), all attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.
 
 
 
Hawaiian Adventure - Three Islands                February 28-March 9, 2019              w/ Airfare from $5749
Take $100 off per person if you book by Aug. 28, 2018
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
 
 
 
The Best of the “Big Easy”                         March 30-April 6, 2019                                         from $1939
Stay right in the French Quarter at a 4-Star Hotel.  Explore the city on a Carriage Tour through the French Quarter and a guided city tour to include the Garden District, a walk through one of the famous above-ground Cemeteries, and more!  Make your own mask and learn the history of this celebration and parade at Mardi Gras World.  Step into the past at the National WWII Museum and BB’s Stage Door Canteen for a USO Show.  Head out of the city to tour Oak Alley Plantation and take a Swamp Tour.  Savor the flavors and music of New Orleans as you dine at local favorites, Mulate’s, Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch, Café Du Monde and the New Orleans School of Cooking (complete with a Cajun cooking demonstration).  Enjoy the view along the Mississippi River onboard a dinner cruise.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 7 nights accommodations (2 enroute), 13 meals (7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners), all attractions and sightseeing listed above, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

Enchanting Rhine Wine River Cruise                                  April 10-18, 2019                                       cruise only from $3480
Visit 4 countries, Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands on this wine-themed cruise as you toast your way down the Rhine River!Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making of Cologne’s Kölsch beer to the making of Rüdesheimer Coffee. Take a front-row seat on this enchanting journey along the Rhine to magnificent cities and charming villages alike.
Cruise Includes: 7 night river cruise in a river view cabin, all your meals plus snacks, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, daily entertainment, immersive tours in every destination, bike tours and hikes, knowledgeable guides, personal headsets and port charges. Additional categories are available.
 
 
Coach & Cruise to Bermuda                       April 27-May 6, 2019                                        from $1799
Travel by Motor Coach to/from Manhattan Cruise Port in New York City, stopping for one night’s rest each way.  In New York, check in and relax aboard the Norwegian Escape as you set sail for the pink sand beaches of Bermuda.  Choose to stay in an Interior, Oceanview or Balcony cabin.  The ship will dock for 3 days at the Royal Navy Dockyard, giving you plenty of time to explore this beautiful island paradise.
Cruise/Tour Includes: 2 nights hotel in route, 7 night cruise, 2 breakfasts in route + all cruise meals (excluding specialty restaurants), $75 onboard credit per cabin, Cruise gratuities for 2 per cabin, Government/Port Fees & Taxes, luggage handling, and a JOY Tour Director.

 

Fixer Upper: Wine, Design & Antiques                            April 2019 TBA                                 from $TBD
Explore Waco, TX, home of Chip & Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper!  Visit Magnolia Market at the Silos and Harp Design Co, see houses featured on the show, shop for antiques at some of Joanna's favorite spots.  Sample Texas wines and dine on a bridge at the Rootstock Wine Festival.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Savannah in the Spring                                   May 12-18, 2019                                      from $1559
Enjoy the blooms and sunshine exploring the Historic District of Savannah, Low Country and the Golden Isles.  Tour the Savannah History Museum and Old Fort Jackson.  Explore on your own with Hop On/Hop Off passes for the Old Savannah Trolley.  Enjoy the scenery on a sightseeing tour through Low Country and Tybee Island.  Learn about the local dolphins and other marsh wildlife on a Dolphin Discovery Cruise on Tybee Island.  Take in the history and grandeur on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, part of the Golden Isles.  Tour Fort Frederica National Monument and Christ Church.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 6 nights hotel accommodations (2 enroute), 11 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners), all sightseeing and touring as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.
 
 
 
Rome & the Greek Isles                        June 19-30, 2019                     Rome tour & cruise only from $TBD
                                                                June 23-30, 2019                                           cruise only from $TBD

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Newport Mansions & Cape Cod Islands                  Sep. 7-13, 2019                  land price from $1829
Fly into Providence RI to start this fabulous tour. You will be touring The Breakers and Elms Mansions as well as the Newport Vineyards. After a tour of Providence and behind the scenes at Scialo Bakery, stop at New Bedford for a visit to the Whaling Museum. Head to Hyannis where you will spend 4 nights at your hotel with a harbor view. 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, and the St. Francis Xavier Church. 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, where you will you’re your choice of a Whale watching cruise or a Dune tour.
Tour Includes: Airport transfers and motor coach transportation, 6 night’s accommodations, 10 meals, tours of Newport, The Breakers and Elms Mansions, Newport Vineyards, Providence, Scialo Brothers Bakery, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Hyannis, Cape Cod, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, ferries to both islands, whale watching or dune tour, luggage handling and a professional tour director.

 

Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail                       Sept 21-28, 2019                           land onlyfrom $TBD
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.  NOTE: Airfare NOT Included.

 

Malta – Jewel of the Mediterranean                      Oct. 1-12, 2019                     sample price from $3599
Join 16 or fewer lucky travelers to discover the ultimate Mediterranean experience while visiting both main islands and immersing yourself in a culture that is over 5500 years in the making.
Tour Includes: airport transfers, 10 nights’ accommodations at top tier hotels, mini-coach transportation, walking tours, cooking classes and unbelievable history!

 

 

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights                   Oct. 9-15, 2019                    w/ Airfare from $3999
Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice.  Steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.  In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis – one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the Northern Lights.  Explore Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss, Vik, Seljalandsfoss, Skogar Folk Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull Glacier, Lava Exhibition Center and Blue Lagoon.
Tour Includes: Roundtrip airfare from Cincinnati (CVG), airport transfers in Reykjavik, 5 nights’ accommodations, 10 meals (5 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners), all sightseeing and touring as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling at hotels and a Professional Tour Director.

 

Hawaii 4 Island Cruise                         February 6-15, 2020                            cruise only from $TBA
Get away from the cold to beautiful Hawaii and cruise all 4 main islands on NCL’s newly refurbished Pride of America! Enjoy stops in Honolulu Oahu, Kahului Maui, Hilo and Kona Hawaii and Nawiliwili Kauai. There are overnight visits on both Maui and Kauai. You’ll be on island time as you discover Cascading waterfalls, active volcanoes, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sights and unspoiled nature.
Cruise includes: 2 nights hotel on Waikiki, Pearl Harbor tour, Oahu circle island tour,  7 nights in a cabin of your choice (choose from interior, ocean view or balcony), Port fees and government taxes. NOTE: Airfare NOT Included.

 

Oberammergau Passion Play                 Multiple 2020 Dates Available                      Prices Vary
This Highly Anticipated, Once-in-a-Decade experience is available for booking now!  Beginning in the 17th Century as a vow to survive the Plague, this play is performed every 10 years and only those people who have lived in Oberammergau for 20 years or those born there can participate in the production.  Call today to see which itinerary is the best fit for you!