In 1957, Yankee Trails opened its doors with the goal of providing safe, affordable motor coach transportation to patrons in and around Upstate New York. Shuttle service between Albany and Vermont put the company on the map and continues to operate today [ see our Bennington, VT Line Run schedule ]. Motor coach charter services made up a large part of the company’s business, and still do today.
During the late 1980’s, Yankee Trails introduced individual tour packages to destinations up and down the east coast as well as the Midwest and occasionally parts of Western United States. Over the years, the company has seen considerable growth, and is currently one of the largest tour and charter motor carriers in the Northeast.
In 1999, Yankee Trails expanded their services and changed their name to Yankee Trails World Travel. With the addition of a full service travel agency, the company now provides an endless array of travel opportunities, including air fare and cruise vacations.
In August 2014, Yankee Trails World Travel announced its arrival to residents of The Villages, Florida. Beginning November of this year, our Cruise Express shuttle service was offered FREE OF CHARGE to this vibrant community in Central Florida (when cruise reservations were made with our agency). Roundtrip, direct transportation was provided from The Villages, Florida to the cruise ports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Cape Canaveral, Florida. In 2015 the company announced that it would be servicing the port in Tampa Bay, Florida as well!
In 2017, the 60th anniversary of Yankee Trails, the company launched their re-branding campaign, dropping "World Travel" from their name and introducing their new logo and "Let's Go" slogan:
The Yankee TrailsTM brand is more than just an idea on paper; it is the embodiment of our company, encompassing all of the experiences and expectations that people associate with us. By pairing transportation services with vacation planning, Yankee Trails' unique business model will continue to provide an unmatched value to our current and future customers.