About Us

Group Tours, Inc. is a family owned and operated tour business located in Rochester, NY that specializes in customized group travel programs serving student, adult and senior citizen groups through our two distinct operating divisions.  With origins dating from the classrooms of the 1980’s that blossomed into the global classroom of the 21st century, we have evolved into a specialized ‘boutique’ tour operator and are proud to offer groups an alternative to large inflexible travel companies that offer mass produced, pre-packaged tours.

Cultural Connections Group Tours provides students and educational groups of all ages, with high quality, customized travel programs (to both domestic and international destinations) that are uniquely tailored and operated to meet the needs of student and educational groups.  Typical groups we work with include students studying a foreign language, a senior class, a focused University discipline or class, a middle school history group, or, a large family group or group of adults interested in continuing education and exploring the world beyond our US borders.

Bus America Group Tours specializes in leisure tours for adult and senior citizen groups and clubs.  Many tours are planned in conjunction with community leaders or club organizers for members of their group, however, a good number of our tours are designed for and/or opened up to the public, so individual travelers can travel with us without being part of a pre-formed club or specific community.  On our Current Tours listing, each trip is marked as ‘public’ or ‘private’ to indicate which tours are available for individual travelers to register.

Although these divisions operate distinctly different tours for distinctly different travelers, they share the same goal of delivering ‘big company’ high-quality tours with ‘small company’ customer service.  We truly enjoy collaborating with our groups to plan each and every travel program. Whether it be a one day trip, a week long adventure, or an even longer getaway; whether it be with a high school art class, a University communications program, or a local church group, our staff invests in the experience and works diligently to provide travelers with an experience that they will remember long after they return.

We welcome you to further explore our website to learn more about each division, our tours, and our unique approach to group travel.  Thank you for your interest and we hope to have the opportunity to share a travel experience with you!

Group Tours Inc Staff: frontrow – Heather, Rachel, Teya, backrow – Ken, Norine, Lisajo, Tamra, Mary Lou, Pam, Vince