20th Century Tours is a family-owned business located in Austintown, Ohio. The business began in 1980 when two educators worked together to form a business specializing in student travel.
Our Co-Founder and owner, Dave Baker, taught school in Farmington and Howland, Ohio for 20 years. During the last 7 years of that tenure, he also worked in the student tour industry after being recruited by Crawford Tours from Pennsylvania. In 1980, he left Crawford Tours and founded 20th Century Tours. Although the company began with student travel, it quickly expanded to include adult tours as well.
Dave, his wife Hollie, son Michael, and daughter Tracie hope you will allow them the privilege to serve you.
We carefully plan every aspect of your tour. We utilize modern motor coaches with climate control, reclining seats, DVD players, public address systems, lavatory facilities, and more. We arrange accommodations in comfortable hotels such as Ramada Inn, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Comfort Inn, Wyndham and Best Western. Regardless of the groups size, each itinerary is tailored to best fit the group’s desires. We have been using some of our hotels and bus companies for as long as we have been in business.
We employ carefully trained escorts to ensure a successful trip. Our personable and knowledgeable escorts manage every aspect of your trip allowing you to relax and enjoy your destination. As an added advantage with student tours, many of our escorts are former teachers who are accustomed to working with young people. Our escorts accompany your tour from day one to finish, working around the clock to make sure your tour proceeds smoothly and with a minimum level of stress.
We were one of the very first tour companies to provide nighttime supervision for student tours. Our security personnel are local men and women whom we have trained to supervise the hallways at night to ensure the students are safe and secure during their tour. This allows everyone, parents back home and chaperones on the tour alike, to rest easily knowing their kids are supervised at night as well as during the day.
ALL 20th CENTURY TOURS escorts and nighttime security personnel have had BCI background checks.
20th Century Tours has been a member of the NTA for over 30 years and follows the professional guidelines set forth by this national organization. We are fully insured and bonded tour company as well as a Better Business Bureau accredited company.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly answer any questions you may have about student or adult travel. We are committed to offering you the highest quality tour for your traveling dollar.
Again, it is our hope that those of you who have not traveled with us in the past will consider us for travel in the near future. And, as always, we are grateful to all of you who have traveled with us so many times in the past.
Dave and Hollie Baker, Tracie Baker Smith, and Michael Baker