Motor Coach Tours

We can put you anywhere in the world you want to visit. We specialize in Motor Coach Tours, School Groups, Senior Groups, big Family Groups. We can also easily accommodate all of the Family Vacation Planning for you, to ease the stress of planning, coordinating, scheduling and hassle of finding attractions, hotels, restaurants out of state and/or out of country.

Find out more about these trips that can be customized to meet any budget

Myrtle Beach SC, Beaufort SC, Charleston SC,

Charlotte NC, Asheville NC, Norfolk VA,

Williamsburg VA, Balitmore MD, Savannah GA,

Orlando FL, New England Norfold VA, Canada

Any any other destination you may want to go to.

Emerald Coach

Above is a picture of our 57 passenger Van Hool. It has all of the amenities to have you riding in style and comfort to your destination of choice. DirecTV is now included.

$47.00 per person
careter's orchids

Carter’s Orchids December 2, 2017

Come join Emerald Tours on our journey to Carter’s Orchids. We will attend their open house, learn pottery and learn how they grow the Orchids among other plants (house plants also). We will have lunch while we tour the greenhouses. Bill Carter and Owen Holmes began selling orchids as cut flowers in the years following World War II when corsage flowers were in great demand for Valentine's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. As lifestyles became less formal in the 1960's and the demand for cut flowers decreased, we began producing orchids for home growing. We started hybridizing orchids in the 1950's and developed our own modern laboratory for seed and tissue culture in the 1970's. Our hybridizing program has resulted in worldwide recognition for Carter & Holmes as a source for outstanding orchids - in particular, art-shade Cattleyas. Today, we ship orchid plants of many genera to hobbyists and commercial growers throughout the United States and to many countries around the world. After our fun-filled day learning about orchid’s and many other plants, we will head for home.

First Class Motorcoach Transportation
Carter’s Orchids with lunch included
Services of Emerald Tours Manager
    $679.00 per person dbl occupancy
    Gaylord's Country Christmas

    Christmas at Gaylord Opry Land, Nashville, Tennessee November 27-29, 2017

    Nov. 27, 2017: Today we will travel to Nashville, TN. to A Christmas Winter Wonderland. We will check into the hotel with time to freshen up before our show. A Country Christmas Dinner and show at Gaylord Opryland. Diamond Rio Christmas Dinner Show, Diamond Rio is an American country and Christian country music band. The band was founded in 1982 as an attraction for the Opryland USA Theme Park in Nashville, Tennessee and was originally known as the Grizzly River Boys, then the Tennessee River Boys. After undergoing several membership changes in its initial years, the band has consisted of the same six members since 1989: Marty Roe (lead vocals) , Gene Johnson (tenor vocals) , Jimmy Olander (lead guitar) , Brian Prout (drums) ,Dan Truman (keyboards, organ, synthesizer) , and Dana Williams (baritone vocals). Diamond Rio has recorded nine studio albums, four Greatest Hits compilations, and an album of Christmas music. Three of the band members have achieved RIAA platinum certification in the United States. In addition, Diamond Rio has received Four Group of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, Two Top Vocal Group awards from the Academy of Country Music, and one Grammy Award out of thirteen nominations. The band is known for its vocal harmonies, varied instrumentation, and near- exclusive use of only its own membership on recordings instead of session musicians. We will then have free time at Opryland to include: Treasures for the Holidays: This festive craft and gift show features more than 40 unique merchants from across the country. Find a huge selection of seasonal gift items including jewelry, accessories, clothing, art, home décor, housewares, gourmet food, collectibles and more. Two attractions at your leisure are Delta River Flatboat & ICE. Climb aboard Delta River Flatboat: One of the Gaylord Opryland’s Mississippi-style, Delta Flatboats and a leisurely ride down the Delta River. ICE: Experience the magic of ICE! A magical adventure in more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and maybe even thrilling slides! Where you can see amazing carved ice sculptures!

    Nov. 28, 2017: General Jackson Showboat Cruise: We will have a breakfast at hotel before we depart for the Riverboat tour. Enjoy great entertainment and lunch on a paddlewheel riverboat as you cruise down the Cumberland River! Then we will return to the hotel for a quick rest and change before dinner at Café Lula (included), the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium: Built in 1892, the Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and a must-see for anyone visiting Nashville. Current exhibits feature artifacts from the Ryman's Opry years including the dress Dolly Parton wore the night she became an official cast member, Hank Williams' suit and the first Nudie suit ever worn on the Opry by Little Jimmy Dickens. The Johnny & June at the Ryman display includes, rare photos and footage from the Johnny Cash Show along with June Carter's autoharp and Johnny's knee-high black boots. Enjoy the Minnie Pearl exhibit. See exclusive footage of the legendary Opry comedienne and see that famous hat with the price tag still intact!
    Nov.29, 2017: We will have a full breakfast at Gaylord Opryland load our luggage and travel home.

    First Class Motorcoach Transportation
    2 Nights Lodging
    2 Full Breakfast at hotel
    2 Dinners with 1 being A Country Christmas Dinner & Show with Diamond Rio
    Treasures for the Holiday
    General Jackson Riverboat Cruise
    Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium
    Services of Emerald Tours Manager
      $579.00 per person dbl occupancy
      indiana amish pic 5

      Indiana Amish October 2-7, 2017

      1 Bus will arrive at Fairview Baptist Church at 5:00 AM for boarding. We will be stopping for rest breaks as we travel through Upstate of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, before arriving at our hotel in Kokomo, Indiana. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are not Included.
      2 We will enjoy a hearty breakfast before loading luggage and departing for Elkhart, Indiana. We will have the day of shopping and sightseeing this quaint little Amish town. We will pick up our step-on guide for a 4 hour tour that includes, Amish Bakery, Chime Making Shop, Amish Quilt Shop, Barn Quilt Murals, and Local Woodworker. After our tour, we will have lunch (not included) and then arrive at NYC Railroad Museum. After our tour of the museum, we will continue our travel to Middlebury, Indiana. We will have free time for shopping with dinner (included). We will travel a short distance to Elkhart, Indiana and our hotel for the next 3 nights.
      3 We will enjoy breakfast (included) before departing for Shipshewana, Indiana to tour Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum. We will have lunch (not included) before we explore this quaint town. We will enjoy our dinner (included) before we return to the hotel.
      4 We will enjoy a leisure breakfast before exploring Elkhart, Indiana. This day will be a day of browsing and exploring this town as you wish. After lunch (not included) we will travel to Middlebury and Shipshewana before dinner (included).
      5 We will enjoy our breakfast before loading luggage and checking out of our hotel and traveling to Hodgenville, Kentucky. We will make a lunch stop (not included). Then we will continue travel to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Born in a single room log cabin on his father's Sinking Spring Farm on Sunday, February 12, 1809. Abraham Lincoln's early years on the Kentucky frontier helped to shape his character and prepare the boy who would grow up to become the sixteenth President of the United States to lead the nation through the tragic and turbulent times of the Civil War. His legacy of liberty and equality remains relevant today and has impacted people around the world. After our visit, we will board the bus and begin travel with a dinner stop (included) as we travel on to our last night in Cookeville, Tennessee.

      6 We will have our final breakfast at hotel (included), before loading luggage and departing with stops on our way home.

      First Class Motorcoach Transportation
      5 Nights Lodging
      5 Breakfast
      4 Dinners
      NYC Railroad Museum
      Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum
      Guided Tour of Indiana Amish
      Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace
      Services of Emerald Tours Manager.
        $52.00 per person
        Montreat Chapel of Prodigal

        Montreat Chapel and Morganton Municipal Auditorium September 13, 2017

        Come travel with Emerald Tours on our journey to Montreat Chapel of Prodigal to have service and see a magnificent Fresco painting. Then we will eat lunch on the campus (included). The Chapel of the Prodigal and the McGowan Center for Christian Studies is the embodiment of Montreat College’s mission. In mountain Gothic style the building houses both a chapel and educational facilities. The architect, Richard A. Henley of Charlotte, NC, has nestled the building into the gently sloping terrain and into the valley itself. Heavy timbers, over two hundred years old, are used for the roof trusses. The chapel is completed by an Allen Renaissance Organ and a splendid carillon which produces the sounds of sixty-one bells. The Ruth Bell Graham Prayer Room on the chapel balcony level features the beautiful calligraphy “Come Unto Me,” a verse chosen by Mrs. Graham. The McGowan Center of Christian Studies on the ground floor provides a home for the college’s Christian Ministries Division and a place for teaching, study and reflection on God’s Word. The interior of the Chapel of the Prodigal was designed as a complementary setting and focus for the large fresco, the Return of the Prodigal, creating an intimate, yet uplifting worship space. Montreat’s fresco is sixteen feet wide by seventeen and one-half feet tall and portrays the parable found in Luke Chapter 15. After squandering the inheritance he demanded from his father, the prodigal son returns home from a far country seeking forgiveness and acceptance. The father receives him with love and joy, reestablishing his place in the family. This parable of the unconditional love of God is considered by many to be the greatest story Jesus told. Montreat’s artistic interpretation is the only known true fresco by a master artist on the theme of the parable of the Prodigal Son. The Return of the Prodigal is Long’s first fresco on a wall built to his specifications. True fresco is a complicated and tedious technique. Powdered pigments suspended in pure water are applied to wet lime plaster. The pigments are absorbed into the plaster that cures to a rock hard crystalline surface becoming more luminous over time. The art of fresco was known in many ancient cultures, yet it was during the Italian Renaissance that true fresco achieved its greatest glory. Although never fully abandoned, this great art form is recovering in our time with renewed vigor. Ben Long is one of only a few master fresco artists working today. His excellence in the field of fresco painting has resulted in numerous commissions worldwide including Italy, France and seven sites in North Carolina. Our final destination will be Morganton before our travel home.

        First Class Motorcoach Transportation
        Montreat Chapel of Prodigal
        Montreat College
        Lunch on Campus
        Morganton Municipal Auditorium
        Services of Emerald Tours Manager
          $241.00 double occupancy
          Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise

          Ruby Falls & Southern Bell Riverboat August 7-8, 2017

          Day 1
          Come travel with Emerald Tours to Chattanooga, TN. for a fabulous Luncheon Riverboat Cruise on the famous Southern Bell. This 450 passenger excursion vessel was built In 1985 At Serodino Shipyard in Hales Bar, Tennessee to operate on the Tennessee River in-and-around the Chattanooga area. She is an interesting meld of two kinds of American Steamboats. Her design is based upon the Eastern River & Bay Boats but is adapted for the Tennessee River with some details that were common on the rivers but were not used in the East. An example is The Landing Stage (Or the Gangplank) which is a necessity on rivers where boats often land places where no Dock Facilities Exist, So she will be able to serve many places & can safely deliver her passengers at any point for special events. The Southern Belle is at Pier 2 and you have a choice of live entertainment, on one deck. On another deck is Bingo. We will have slow cooked Prime Rib & Chicken Wisconsin for lunch. This is an Experience you won’t want to miss! After our relaxing cruise down the river we will then travel to Ruby falls where we will see spectacular waterfalls and Incline at Lookout Mountain. A 145-foot underground waterfall is the main draw of this self-guided cave tour with gift shops & cafes. In 1928, Leo Lambert and a team of excavators found a breathtaking waterfall located over 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. Lambert named the falls after his wife, Ruby, and opened the area as a public attraction in 1930. Today, Ruby Falls welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Come tour the falls for yourself and see why it has been one of the best Chattanooga attractions for over 85 years. After our fun-filled day, we will have dinner (on own) before departing for our hotel for check-in for the evening.
          Day 2
          We will load luggage and have breakfast at Cracker Barrel (included) before out travel to Scottsboro Alabama to visit Unclaimed Baggage where you may browse and find some unique things. After our unique finds at Unclaimed Baggage, we will then head for home. We hope you have enjoyed this adventure as much as Emerald Tours love taking you on them with us!

          First Class Motorcoach Transportation
          Unclaimed Baggage
          Ruby Falls
          Lookout Mountain Incline
          Southern Bell Riverboat
          Luncheon Cruise
          Live Entertainment
          Services of Emerald Tours Manager
            Cost Per Person: $374.00 Double Occupancy
            creation museum

            Emerald Tours Presents: The Ark and Creation Museum August 10-12, 2017

            Day 1: The bus will arrive at Emerald Tours for an early morning departure for Kentucky. Our first attraction will be The Creation Museum. The state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings. The area within the museum has been divided into unusually configured spaces that allow for personal interaction with each of the 160 exhibits. Several parts of the museum, including the stunning forty-foot high portico with its cliff wall and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, flaunt open spaces and remarkable designs. Walk through the Garden of Eden. The themes of the exhibits resound in the theater presentations: Men in White, Six Days of Creation, and The Last Adam. Our Special Effects Theater, complete with rumbling seats and rising mists, takes visitors on a fantastic quest to find the real purpose and meaning of life. Each seat is a rocket launching pad in our Stargazers Planetarium. Prepare for lift-off. The digital projector showcases a spectacular gravity-defying spaceflight, a thrilling ride billions of light years away to the vast outer regions of our universe. Creatures great and small inhabit the three gardens that accentuate the landscape at the Creation Museum. Turtles rest on the logs in the lake, sunning themselves while a 12 foot topiary dinosaur strikes a fearsome pose in the rainforest garden. Bright flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the hillside garden, and the bog garden is home to carnivorous plants like the amazing Venus flytrap and pitcher plant. Over 6,000 plants have been placed within the lake, and 500 varieties of plants fill the gardens, displaying a rich palette of designs. Walk down Cherry-tree Lane. The arching bridges, tiled courtyards, and large gazebo are joined with a five-foot-wide paved walkway, just under a mile long, suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy the wonders of God’s creation in our Petting Zoo—something that’s sure to please children of all ages or just the child in you.
            After our visit, we will travel the short distance to our hotel. (D)
            Day 2: We will begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before departing for “Kentucky’s Newest Attraction,
            “ NOAH’S ARK”. We will travel the short distance before arriving at the Ark. The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you’ll experience the pages of the Bible like never before. Have you ever wondered how big was Noah’s Ark? How did Noah fit all of the animals on board? How did Noah feed and care for all of the animals? How did Noah build the Ark? Noah’s Ark was built in Full size to answer these questions and more! As you enter Noah’s world aboard the massive Ark, you’ll tour three decks filled with scores of world class exhibit bays. These stunning exhibits allow you to experience what Noah’s life may have been like. After our visit, we will stop for dinner and travel back to our hotel for the evening. (B,D)
            Day 3: We will begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before checking out and traveling back to the Creations Museum for another short visit before traveling home. Our arrival should be early evening. (B)

            First Class Motorcoach Transportation
            2 Nights Hotel Accommodations
            Admission To The Ark Encounter
            The Creative Museum
            2 Breakfast
            2 Dinners
            Round Trip Baggage Handling
            Services of Emerald Tours Manager

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