The YMT Experience
We’re proud that our trips are the easiest, most engaging, affordable, social and fun way for mature travelers to see the world. We’ve designed escorted tours that give guests more of what they want in an ideal vacation. When you travel with YMT, you’ll be accompanied by other YMT guests, which enriches your travel experience even more. Wherever your vacation dreams take you, and however you decide to travel, all of your arrangements on our escorted group tours—accommodations, transportation on tour via luxury motor coach, baggage handling at hotels and on cruise ships*, sightseeing and attraction entrance fees, professional Tour Directors, select meals, even independent air travel with transfers to and from your hotel at no extra cost— will be taken care of with one simple phone call.
And while you’re on your trip, you can do as much or as little as you like. We arrange our group tours with a great variety of optional side trips you might enjoy. Perhaps even more importantly, we’ve built in plenty of free time you can use any way you like—bond with the group, relax with your partner, or explore your new surroundings by yourself! After all, it is your vacation, where the hardest thing you have to do is choose where to go!
We offer three great types of tours—cruise tours (ocean cruises with an additional land tour portion), river cruise tours, and land tours.
Treat Yourself to a YMT Cruise Tour
Sail on luxurious ocean liners with leading cruise lines to the world’s most popular destinations and let YMT do all the planning. Our cruise tours also include an escorted land portion with sightseeing and events, and are the best way to see the world in style. All meals during your cruise are included, as are a number of terrific Set Sail Offers!
Indulge in an Intimate European River Cruise
Storybook scenes come alive as you glide along Europe’s picturesque rivers on a relaxing river cruise. Enjoy an intimate view of Europe, without packing and unpacking, aboard A-ROSA’s beautiful ships. In true A-ROSA fashion, the wonderful crew will welcome you aboard with a rose. In addition, your river cruise tour includes land sightseeing and events, and all meals during your cruise are included. You will also enjoy the added value of FIVE great Set Sail Offers on all of our river cruise packages!
Relax on a YMT Land Tour
You won’t find a more flexible, easy-going vacation than our land tours. Roomy, modern motor coaches make traveling a breeze as you enjoy the perfect balance of planned sightseeing and leisure time to explore on your own. To allow our guests more freedom and the ability to pay only for the food you want, we give you the option to choose when and where to eat most of your meals.
Thoughtfully Curated Itineraries
Our trips are designed with you in mind. The destination, stops, pacing, accommodations, and optional tours are all planned to enable mature travelers to get the most out of their time away. You can expect frequent rest stops on land tours, clean and comfortable lodging, climate-controlled luxury motor coaches, included entrance fees to attractions and sightseeing, plus plenty of time built in for rest and relaxation.
Expert Tour Directors and Driver Guides
We’re proud to have some of the most experienced, dedicated Tour Directors and driver guides in the industry. The men and women that lead YMT’s tours are true experts, with passion and experience leading mature travelers all over the world. Several of our tours are handled exclusively by local Tour Directors and driver guides, whose pride and enthusiasm for their home is infectious. These leaders will show you what makes the area you’re visiting special to the people who live there. You’ll enjoy a deeper connection, appreciation, and understanding of the local culture and your experiences. We believe this insider’s perspective, that only a member of the community can provide, makes travel just that much richer. Since the beginning in 1967, YMT has been proud to employ local Polynesian Tour Directors on all of our Hawaii vacations, and our guests can’t say enough wonderful things about them. And the local driver guides on our Ireland tours are one of the many reasons guests rate our Ireland tours more than 4 out of 5 stars.
*Baggage handling is not permitted by law in certain areas, which will be communicated on tour literature