September 14, 2019

About Us

At Prime Tours, we specialize in designing custom tours for private groups of 25 guests or more anywhere in the world. We take the time to understand your travel needs and deliver a unique travel adventure.

Our Story

How Prime Tours became the recognized Tour Leader in Central Ohio and beyond

Owner Dave Matthews launched Prime Tours in November of 1996 with our first tour, a bus trip to the 1997 Rose Bowl game for Ohio State fans. Dave had been an airborne office in Italy in the 1980s and was told to do a week-long ski trip in the Italian Alps for 150 paratroopers, so that was his first group tour planning, but once that was done, he didn’t give tour operating a second thought until after grad school and then a number of years working in public relations and marketing.

Now in our 20th year, Prime Tours is a recognized leader in sports travel, as well as group tours for schools, bands, senior centers, corporations and other groups. 

Building on that success and his travel experience abroad, Prime Tours added European Tours, specializing in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Italy and most recently, a sold out tour to the Czech Republic. 

As student travel costs continued to rise at other companies, without higher quality, Dave recognized the need for student trips with high quality and affordable pricing for families. Prime Tours has done student tours for schools in Ohio and many other states to Washington DC, Chicago, New York City and Disney World Marching Band Trips (and other performance groups anywhere they want to go), all affordably priced. Call us for a quote and see why our schools return year after year.

Dublin, Ohio is our home, and as a leader in the Dublin community, Dave’s work with the Dublin Irish Festival led to an exciting opportunity for fans of Celtic and regional bands from the US, Ireland and Scotland with band fan tours. Fans get to travel to Ireland or Scotland or other places with their favorite band, seeing the country and doing a couple of concerts along the way for our fans and for the locals in that country. Want to travel with your favorite local band?  Tell us about them.

Working with Central Ohio Senior Centers, seniors who like to travel have also enjoyed Prime Tour’s specially designed tours with seniors in mind, taking adventures to exciting locations including New York City, Buckeye games, New England, and Washington DC, to name a few.

Image result for cruise shipPrime Tours has done cruises and European River Cruises, and they can even be for performance groups, complete with private events and concerts on board.

How to Book a Tour

Let us customize the tour of your dreams! Tell us where you want to go with your group, and we take it from there: hotel, air, transportation, dining, event admissions. We pay attention to every detail to ensure you can just relax and enjoy the trip!

“I can’t begin to thank you enough for doing all of this for me. This is one of the craziest things I’ve done in a long time, but we are thrilled for the opportunity. I am more thrilled that we acquired your services and expertise.” – Florida High School Choir Director for the 2017 Inauguration

Call us today at 614-766-5553 or e-mail us at for a customized tour or cruise for your:

  • Corporation
  • School
  • Band
  • Sports fan group
  • Senior Center
  • Family
  • Social organization or club

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Prime Tours
7177 Dublin Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017