Tour & Cruise Vacations
You want the excitement of travel without the hassle of arranging transportation, hotels, or activities. As you’ve matured, you’ve also come to appreciate the chance to forge friendships with travelers from your own generation.
Our packaged vacations exceed all your needs, whether you’re eager to explore Europe, Asia, or the Americas. Choose from the relaxed comfort of a Hawaiian cruise, take a land tour of Ireland, or explore the beauty of the United States’ majestic national parks with a professionally trained guide.
From baggage handling to hotel accommodations, a YMT Vacation package takes care of the stressful side of travel, leaving you free to explore new sights and make new memories
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Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies
Travel to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies on this majestic journey that combines luxury with rugged and beautiful frontier landscapes. Start your land tour through the majestic Canadian Rockies with a stop at Bow Falls and Lake Louise. Enjoy a trip onto the Athabasca Glacier with special ice explorer vehicles. Next, relax in town or begin to explore the amazing Jasper National Park. Transfer to Vancouver for an unforgettable Alaska Cruise aboard the ms Westerdam. Cruise the Inside Passage and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of wildlife and verdant forests. Stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway and take in some history of the famous gold rush days. Enjoy an evening in Victoria, British Columbia's beautiful capital city. End this magical experience in Seattle, famous for its “salmon throwers” at Pike Place Market.
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Alaska Cruise & Pacific Northwest Tour
Experience the best of the Pacific Northwest before embarking on a cruise of Alaska’s spectacular coast. Enjoy bustling cities, darling villages, massive glaciers, dormant volcanoes, unforgettable National Parks, and spectacular waterfalls on this tour of one of America’s prettiest regions.
Alaskan Discovery Tour
IntroductionFrom panning for gold in Fairbanks to spotting wildlife in Denali and sailing past glaciers in Kenai Fjords, this is the real Alaska that locals share with visitors to leave them in awe and wanting more. From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see the 49th state's most iconic sights on this 10-day tour.
Discover Alaska and learn why they call it "The Last Frontier!" Begin your journey in beautiful Fairbanks, and visit the machinery and town that were built during the gold rush. From there travel into the Alaskan Interior to Denali National Park. Embark on a Denali Natural History Tour and learn about the history, culture, and natural environment of this 6 million acre park. Continue your journey on to Seward, stopping to visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters on the way. In Seward board a catamaran for our Glacier and Wildlife tour. Guided by a Park Ranger you will see glacier calving, whales, sea otters, sea lions, puffins, eagles, and other wildlife, all from the comfort of your ship. Drive around the brilliantly blue Kenai lake on your way to Homer, the "Halibut Capital of the World." From Homer turn North to the city half of Alaskan's call home, Anchorage! You can bid farewell to the 49th State from Anchorage. But your adventure doesn't have to end there!
You can choose to add a 7 night Inside Passage cruise to your itinerary. Boarding Norwegian Sun in Seward, the next stage of your vacation begins! The Inside Passage cruise includes stops in Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and cruising in the Hubbard Glacier and Inside Passage. Upon disembarking in Vancouver, your transfer to the airport is included. Click here to view this extended itinerary option.
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & Southwestern Tour
This fall tour has it all: historic Western towns, out-of-this-world intrigue in Roswell, Native American culture, the incredible beauty of the desert, stunning sunsets and of course, the spectacle of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Enjoy hundreds of colorful balloons soaring at once, floating over the picturesque Sandia Mountains in the quiet morning. The colors are luminous and rich while the technique, skill, and timing is precise. In the evening, you walk among the balloons as the propane burner’s twinkle and illuminate the aircrafts against the black sky backdrop. It happens every autumn in gorgeous New Mexico at the world’s biggest Balloon Festival, The International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Before or after the festival, we will then take you on a journey to discover the Southwest. Enjoy the great food, and experience the rich and complex history of this hidden corner of America. From the expansive sparkling desert of the White Sands National Monument to the quirky attractions of Roswell and Tombstone, New Mexico and Arizona are waiting to be explored! With such amazing sights, history, and culture this tour is ideal for all!
Autumn Leaves Tour
Imagine traveling through the heart of America’s history while witnessing the kaleidoscopic spectacle of fall colors in the Northeastern United States. Our 14-day Autumn Leaves Tour takes you from Philadelphia to Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, along the shores of Lake Ontario, through the Adirondacks, the Green & White Mountains, Boston, Cape Cod, Bridgeport, New York City and back into Philadelphia against a backdrop of the rich colors of fall.
Our tour begins where our nation began, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - the cradle of American liberty, where you will see Independence National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Franklin Court. Next you will travel through the colorful fall scenery of picturesque Pennsylvania Dutch Country stopping at an Amish outpost to learn about this traditional way of life before visiting historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - the most important battlefield of the Civil War. You then continue north through Pennsylvania and New York State, stopping at the Corning Museum of Glass which showcases spectacular pieces of glass art and conducts demonstrations of glass blowing.
You will need to bring your passport on this tour as you will cross the Canadian border to the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls where millions of gallons of water spew over the horseshoe-shaped falls creating a powerful sight and sound. The tour continues along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston, home to Ft. Henry and the Royal Military College of Canada. Then we take to the water on an included 2.5 hour boat cruise through the 1000 Islands enjoying a fascinating narrative of the area’s history and views of the fabulous summer homes of the rich and famous including Boldt Castle.
Our tour then crosses back into the U.S. and travels through the colorful fall foliage of the beautiful Adirondacks with a stop at Lake Placid, site of the famous “Miracle on Ice” when the US men’s hockey team defeated the Russians in the 1990 Olympic Winter Games. We then journey through the breathtaking Green and White Mountains stopping to visit Franconia Notch State Park and the magnificent Flume Gorge. Turning south, the tour heads into Boston, Massachusetts and where you will enjoy a city tour including following the Freedom Trail, seeing the Boston Common and the Paul Revere House. Next you follow the New England coastline to Cape Cod and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore with its pristine beaches, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs. There you will have the chance to join fellow travelers for an optional tour to Martha’s Vineyard before heading into Rhode Island for a visit to one of the famous Newport Mansions. Finally, you will discover the “Big Apple” - New York City, with sightseeing including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and Central Park before continuing to Philadelphia to depart for home full of memories of a lifetime.
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Bella Italia Tour
Imagine being in the most romantic country in the world, surrounded by historic sites, incredible architecture, art that will amaze you and food that will delight you. Each of the images that come to mind when you think of Italy are included in this 10-day, fully-escorted tour.
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Best of Ireland Tour
See the real Ireland—where myths, history, and the sea collide. Visit Dublin, kiss the Blarney Stone, and travel the Ring of Kerry on this unforgettable loop around the Emerald Isle. Experience legendary Irish hospitality in warm pubs and with our charming local driver guides—with any luck, you might even pick up some Gaelic!
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Canadian Rockies Tour
Straddling the Continental Divide is a swath of the Canadian Rockies that is home to three of the world’s most picturesque mountain landscapes. On our 14-day Canadian Rockies Tour, you will create everlasting memories as you enjoy a scenic drive past snow-capped mountains in a landscape so pristine it will take your breath away.
Our tour begins in Seattle, Washington with the evening at leisure to simply relax at your hotel or perhaps take the Light Rail downtown to visit Pike Place Market or the Space Needle. The next morning, start with a scenic drive through the lush forestlands of the Pacific Northwest to the Columbia River Plateau with included sightseeing of the impressive Grand Coulee Dam and nearby Dry Falls. We continue to travel east into the “Big Sky Country” of Montana passing by the beautiful lakeside communities of Couer d’Alene and Flat Head Lakes. You will discover pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes as we drive through Glacier National Park in the US and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.
Your mountain journey then takes you along Highway 93 through stunning Kootenay National Park, crossing the Continental Divide by Radium Hot Springs and continuing north visiting Bow Falls and Lake Louise in Banff National Park. You will travel along the Icefields Parkway, stopping along the way to experience an included ride aboard a specially designed “snow cat” vehicle onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Then, visit the small resort town of Jasper in fabulous Jasper National Park which is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks. Within its boundaries there are an abundance of elk, big horn sheep, grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves making it one of the great protected ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains.
Our tour of Canada’s great national parks continues with a visit to Yoho National Park witnessing its rock walls, waterfalls, snow-topped mountain peaks and silent forests. We then travel through Salmon Arm and into the Lake Okanagan Region called the “Napa of the North” because of its many wineries and delicious wines. The trip nears its end as you enjoy traveling scenic Highway 99 into the Coast Mountain range reaching Whistler, the Olympic mountain resort with European flair. You can visit Olympic Plaza where the medals ceremonies for skiing, bobsled and luge events of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games took place learn about the local Aboriginal culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center or simply stroll the village. Your two-week Canadian adventure wraps up in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia with plenty of leisure time to explore the city or take an optional excursion via ferry to Victoria’s Butchart Gardens, before traveling back to Seattle to depart for home.
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Caribbean & Mediterranean Cruise and Italy Tour
IntroductionGet the best of Italy and the Caribbean plus the incredible cruising experience of Costa's Deliziosa. If you have time for an epic, luxurious voyage, then this 29-day cruise tour is the one for you.
Elegant Danube & Bohemian Highlights
Experience many of the best European destinations on an unforgettable river cruise, letting the elegant Danube river be your guide! Five countries in 14-days plus fairy tale castles - this river cruise & tour takes you deep into the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, from Austria and Germany, to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. You will experience the heart of Europe in an up-close and personal way.
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IntroductionJoin us on a spectacular land tour through Britain to experience the culture, scenery, and history of England, Wales, and Scotland. Whether you want to relax in the countryside, explore ancient sites and castles, or marvel at towering mountains, you’re sure to enjoy this brand-new tour!
Europe & Caribbean Cruise and Tour
IntroductionExperience the glamour and luxury of the French Riviera before boarding MSC Cruise Line’s equally stylish MSC Divina for a transatlantic journey across the seas that you’ll never forget. From Europe’s most scenic destinations to exotic Caribbean capitals, you’ll see the world in style!
Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour
It's time to travel to Alaska and experience all that our 49th state has to offer! The Grand Alaska cruise and tour is an adventurer's dream vacation that explores Anchorage and the scenic Matanuska-Susitna Valley en route to Talkeetna. You'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters and learn about “The Last Great Race,” considered to be the most challenging of its kind anywhere in the world. Discover Denali National Park by coach, or by optional train ride which allows you to experience the magnificent Alaskan wilderness from a new perspective.
You'll also enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard Holland America Cruise Line's ms Westerdam. While at sea you will pass through Glacier Bay National Park, where glaciers routinely calve off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings. Dock for a day in Juneau, Alaska’s state capital, also known as “Little San Francisco,” for its multicolored houses that hug the hillside. Then spend a day in Ketchikan, home of the world's largest totem pole collection. Back out at sea, cruise along the Alaska Inside Passage – one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - and the west coast of Vancouver Island. Stop in Vancouver, Canada for a highlights tour of the city, and Seattle where you can soak up the incredible view from the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle, by joining an optional excursion – a perfect memory to add to your unforgettable Alaska tour!
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Grand European Cruise & Tour
IntroductionSee the best of Europe - 7 popular countries and a dozen of the most unique cities - in style and comfort on this truly grand tour! Sightsee in Berlin, explore Copenhagen's charming boutiques, savor local Spanish food, and more, all on one unforgettable trip.
Greece & Her Islands
If Greece is on your "must see list" then now is the time to visit the cradle of Western Civilization. You'll see Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, enjoy delicious food, marvel at ancient buildings and be astounded by incredible art.
Greece & Her Islands and Bella Italia Tour
Spend an unforgettable 19 days exploring Greece and Italy, at the heart of the Mediterranean, two countries who’s history have shaped the world we live in today. In Greece visit Athens, host city for the 2004 Olympics, and see the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the original Olympic stadium before travelling across the Aegean Sea to the iconic and stunning islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Famous for their white box houses, blue domed roofs, churches and windmills, you’ll spend 2 nights on each island, which is plenty of time to soak up the ‘island life’ atmosphere. Separated from Greece by the Adriatic Sea, discover the romance of Italy. See the Eternal City, Rome, and the Vatican, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Explore the picturesque beauty of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside along with Florence, Pisa and Venice, where highlights include the Ponte Vecchio, the Leaning Tower, the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square. There’s also Verona, best known as Shakespeare’s setting for Romeo and Juliet, and the city of Milan. Over all an amazing opportunity to see and experience two unique countries where you will find over 2,500 years of history and culture.
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Take a week off to unwind, relax, explore, and enjoy the incredible beauty of 2 of Hawaii’s most popular islands! Your local Tour Director will take you through the best parts of paradise on Oahu and Maui, where you can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and bask in the Aloha spirit!
Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour
The islands of Hawaii encompass the ultimate vacation. Each offers an amazing mix of beautiful beaches, magnificent views and exquisite cuisine. Visit the four major islands of Maui, Hawaii (also known as “The Big Island”), Kauai and Oahu from Norwegian Cruise Line’s incredible Pride of America. This vibrant ship provides guests a collection of amenities with more than 15 restaurants and exciting nightly entertainment - a perfect combination to discover paradise and sail in luxurious style.
Cruise from Honolulu, Oahu and learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board the ship. Enjoy port stops in Kahului, Maui, where you may wish to explore Iao Valley or the old whaling town of Lahaina. Next is Hilo and Kona, Hawaii, with the opportunity to snorkel along the “Gold Coast.” Then Nawiliwili, Kauai, that embraces the spectacular canyons, cliffs and waterfalls the “Garden Island” is well-known for. A special afternoon trip along the breathtaking Na Pali Coast is a final highlight and not to be missed. Sit back with a refreshing beverage and have your cameras ready for the amazing colors and incredible views that lie ahead.
A YMT Tour Director will greet you upon your return to Honolulu, Oahu. They will escort you to Pearl Harbor, where you will see the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor visitor center. Then enjoy sightseeing through Honolulu and a visit to Punchbowl Crater. The last two days of your vacation are free to spend at leisure. Waikiki Beach is the ideal spot to relax in the tropical climate and plenty of optional tours are available to satisfy everyone from a snorkel adventure to a Chief’s Luau.
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour!
Highlights of American History Tour
IntroductionHistory comes alive in this wonderful adventure! This tour takes you from the nation's capital Washington, DC through America's past and present, including Colonial Williamsburg, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia all the way to the Big Apple - New York!
Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Cruise
IntroductionEnjoy highlights of both Australia and New Zealand's North Island, with the option to extend your experience in both countries at the start and end of your tour! Commencing in Australia, this cruise tour even makes a stop at the Island of Tasmania before cruising the Tasman Sea to visit many of New Zealand’s most interesting and important cities and regions.
Passports and Visas: You must have a valid U.S. passport and a visa to enter Australia. Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. Please visit www.eta.immi.gov.au to obtain this visa and for further information on Australia’s entry requirements. The current cost of the ETA is $20 AUD, however this is determined by the Australian government and is subject to change. PLEASE BE ADVISED: This must be obtained at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Journey through Spain and Portugal Tour
Journey through Spain and Portugal on this 11-day tour. Taste the cuisine of the Catalan region. Explore the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, and Lisbon. Visit the 8th century Córdoba Mosque and enjoy a traditional Flamenco performance. Indulge all your senses on this exquisite two-country tour!
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Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise
Experience the mystique and culture of the Far East with YMT’s new China Tour which includes a Yangtze River cruise! You’ll spend 3 nights and see all the main sights in Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Visit the Great Wall of China where you’ll walk along an ancient path and discover one of the world’s most intriguing architectural marvels. Then it’s on to Xi’an to see the more than 8,000 figures that make up the Terracotta Warriors. Then, fly to Chongqing to see Giant Pandas before embarking on a remarkable 3-night Yangtze River Cruise with panoramic views of the world’s third longest river, complete with three included shore excursions. The final stop is Shanghai for 2 nights and more included sightseeing featuring the French Concession and Shanghai Museum. Three internal flights in China.
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IntroductionTake a dip in luxury as you escape to the Mediterranean. You’ll explore Barcelona before cruising the coastal waters in style aboard NCL’s Epic. See the lasting influence of the Roman empire, immerse yourself in the glamour of the south of France, and stroll through Moorish Spain.
Mexican Riviera Cruise, Las Vegas & California Sights
From the glittering lights of Las Vegas, to the peaceful waters of the Mexican Riviera, this tour features just the right balance of excitement and serenity. After touring Las Vegas, Death Valley, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, you'll board the Norwegian Star for 7 nights of pure delight.
National Parks of the Golden West Tour
America’s National Park System is the envy of the world, and on our 14-day National Parks of the Golden West Tour, experience its magnificence when you visit 9 different US National Parks. Most people only get to see one or two of these parks in their lifetime; seeing so many of them on one tour makes it an exceptional opportunity.
Our tour begins with your arrival in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada with leisure time to enjoy the endless entertainment opportunities. Take a chance at a card game or one-armed bandit, visit a show or simply relax at your hotel. Then the tour is off to see Natural Wonders and it is only befitting to start with a bang: one of the seven Natural Wonders of the world- the majestic Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy an overnight stay inside the park giving you the opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring landscape both at sunset and sunrise. Next, discover the sacred Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park the Navajo Nation’s equivalent to a national park. Travel west to visit Zion National Park with its massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red en route to the astonishingly red glowing Bryce Canyon National Park showing off it’s intricate limestone rock formations created by erosion called “hoodoos." The journey then heads northeast through picturesque Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks enjoying the stunning vistas of naturally formed sandstone cliffs, arches, canyons, domes and bridges throughout.
Headed west, we travel into Utah’s capitol, Salt Lake City and see the lake that gives this city its name, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, the unique Great Salt Lake. with it’s nearby The Bonneville Salt Flats, famous as a site for land speed records. Majestic Lake Tahoe awaits with 72 miles of pristine shorelines making it the largest alpine lake in North America. From here it is on to California and another jewel in the National Park system: Yosemite National Park. Witness its extraordinary landscapes of granite cliffs, plunging waterfalls, towering trees, pristine streams and abundant wildlife. Continue through the jointly managed Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks and view the famed ancient giant redwoods, some of which tower over 300 feet. Weather permitting, we travel through Death Valley National Park, the lowest point of elevation in North America on the way back into Las Vegas to depart for home full of memories to share for a lifetime.
New England and Canadian Maritimes Cruise & Tour
Take an amazing 15 days to witness exciting and historic Canadian and New England sites during what is considered the best time to visit, with color-changing fall foliage! Enjoy a 7-night cruise aboard Norwegian Gem and visit port stops such as Bar Harbor and Halifax, all from the comfort of your floating hotel. On this vacation, you'll also visit iconic Cape Cod for 2 nights, tour one of Newport’s grand mansions, and explore Quebec City, one of North America’s first settlements. Discover Montreal, travel through the Green Mountains amidst colorful fall landscapes and explore intriguing Shaker Village before a city tour of Boston!
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Oberammergau & The Sound of Music
Combine the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Oberammergau Passion Play with a fairytale tour of Bavaria and Austria. This journey takes you to fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein, the beautiful Alps, a “Sound of Music” experience in Salzburg and finally through the Imperial history of Europe in Vienna. Stories of princesses, queens, princes and kings included!
Please note that this tour has Terms & Conditions that are different from our other tours. Click here for details.
Rendezvous on the Rhone
IntroductionSpringtime in Paris followed by a river cruise through the heart of Provence and French wine country. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? This quick trip is designed to give travelers and complete experience of France in just 9 nights: Paris, Versailles, Dijon, Lyon, Avignon and more!
Rhone River Cruise in Lavender Bloom
IntroductionFields of purple lavender as far as the eye can see! The sound of honeybees collecting nectar from the flowers. The sweet scent that surrounds you and permeates your clothes. The taste of a genuine estate-aged and bottled burgundy wine. If you seek the perfect river cruise and tour of France to delight all your senses, this is it.
Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers
Immerse yourself in America's beautiful western landscapes. Discover quaint towns, historic sights, and majestic landscapes as you journey to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, and Rocky Mountain National Park. This tour is sure to leave you captivated.
Romance on the Rhine & Moselle
IntroductionGive us 13 days and we will give you the historic Germany of your dreams. Roman, Medieval, and 20th century history are all highlighted on this extensive river cruise & tour. From the oldest town in Germany, Trier, to the once divided but now united Berlin, you will experience this amazing country completely.
Romantic France & Transatlantic Cruise
IntroductionAn exciting itinerary awaits - visit New York, the islands of Bermuda and the Azores before cruising to Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy including four overnight stops aboard the spectacular MSC Divina. Then explore the glamorous French Riviera on land with sightseeing in Nice & Monaco!
Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour
Enjoy the highlights of California's two most famous cities, along with the stunning coastline that lies between them. This option adds a four-day extension to our Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour, so that you can enjoy a leisurely coastal California exploration and end your tour in San Francisco.
Fly to Los Angeles, home to movie glitz and glamour and hub for the great American New Year’s tradition the Rose Parade. Start your trip by attending an included exclusive evening viewing of the stunning, hand-decorated Rose Parade floats. Discover the highlights of LA on a city tour, where you'll have a chance to see the famous Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre where each year the Academy Awards take place (outside viewing). Then, it's time for the big day! You'll watch the unforgettable spectacle of the 130th Tournament of Rose Parade from your reserved grandstand seats. Afterward, take a stunning tour north along California’s coastline to San Francisco, stopping in Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Big Sur and Monterey. Along the way visit the famed Hearst Castle. End your exciting vacation in the heart of San Francisco for a city tour, including Alcatraz Island – a must see and often inaccessible since admission is limited. This trip is sure to be a highlight of your year!
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Rose Parade & Highlights of Southern California
IntroductionCombine the iconic Rose Parade with some sunny time in Southern California. From the "American Riviera", Santa Barbara, to Palm Springs, an oasis in the desert including a visit to Joshua Tree National Park, and back to the coast and beachy San Diego - this tour will brighten your winter time!
Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour
Join YMT for one of our most popular tours! Experience the spectacular 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade along with an insider perspective on the famous parade by attending an exclusive evening viewing of the magnificent, hand-decorated floats. Next, enjoy a tour of sunny Los Angeles. Tour the “City of Angels” and see the handprints of famous stars at the Chinese Theatre, along with the Dolby Theatre where each year the Academy Awards take place (outside viewing), Beverly Hills. Then travel to Pasadena to view the unforgettable spectacle of the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade from your reserved grandstand seats. Includes 4 nights hotel accommodations, official Rose Parade Program, YMT seat cushion, sightseeing, knowledgeable guides and porterage at hotels.
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Rose Parade, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas
IntroductionThis tour highlights both man-made and natural icons of the western United States. We've taken our tour of the iconic New Years Parade and included icons of Los Angeles, then we added Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Zion National Park to create this unforgettable Rose Parade package!
Russia & Baltic Sea Cruise and Tour
IntroductionTake a trip through the Baltics on this amazing itinerary that visits 6 fascinating countries. Enjoy a relaxing 9-night cruise including 2 days in St. Petersburg, Russia, plus a land tour of Copenhagen as you travel through one of Europe's most beautiful regions!
Sights of Scotland and Best of Ireland Tour
By combining our Scotland & Ireland tours you create a wonderful 20 day program where you’ll see and experience the best of both countries, full of history, culture, stunning scenery and some of the most friendly people in the world. Scotland is a country with a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife, combined with a colorful history and epic battles. You will see Edinburgh, the capital with its Royal connections, the Highlands including the Cairngorm Mountains, Loch Ness and Inverness, the Isle of Skye, Fort William and the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, and finally Glasgow. Once in Ireland, the "Emerald Isle", witness truly indescribable natural beauty visiting the awe-inspiring vistas and along the Ring of Kerry, famous 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher and unique Giant’s Causeway. See Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, and explore some of Ireland’s most intriguing cities, including Dublin, and Belfast in Northern Ireland. Along the way we’ve included visits to palaces and castles, museums and historic sites where you’ll get a real insight into these lands’ Celtic roots.
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Sights of Scotland Tour
Experience a wild, otherworldly country filled with history, mystery, and magic—where craggy mountains stand sentry over misty moors, and grand castles overlook murky lochs. Visit ancient cities and see why Scotland’s culture, history, scenery and food are unlike anywhere else!
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South America & Panama Canal Cruise
IntroductionStart this 20-day epic cruise tour in Santiago, Chile aboard the Norwegian Sun. As you travel north from South America through the Panama Canal, you will witness the seasons change from fall to spring! You'll also enjoy 50 included meals, 7 ports of call, 5 countries and see 2 continents.
Southern Music and Dixieland Tour
Travel down to the historic heart of the south in this music-filled trip through the birthplace of country music, jazz, the blues, and rock and roll. See the towns and streets that shaped America’s greatest artforms—music and history buffs alike will love this tour, where the south comes alive!
Spectacular South America Cruise
IntroductionGood things come to those who explore! Set-off on this 19-day cruise tour south of the Equator in Argentina, Buenos Aires to witness the beauty at the bottom of the world aboard the recently upgraded Norwegian Sun.
Treasures of the Far East Cruise & Tour
IntroductionChina and Japan are icons of the Far East, and on this tour you will see how very different each port is in people, culture, and cuisine. During this unique vacation, witness wonders from the ancient eastern world that leave you in an awe, to buzzling and exciting high-tech cities, all from the comfort of the ms Westerdam.
Passports and Visas: A passport valid for at least 6 months after your return and a valid Chinese tourist visa (extra charge) is required to participate in this tour. Getting a Chinese visa is straightforward. Unless you live near a Chinese consular office, YMT recommends you use one of the many visa agencies that offer a convenient and hassle free service. Contact a local visa agency for full application requirements and fees or alternatively visit www.china-embassy.org.
A visa is not required for the Japan portion of this tour.
The above is valid for US and Canadian citizens as of 6/1/18. All guests are advised that passport regulations are subject to change, and guests who are not US or Canadian citizens must check their visa requirements with the consular offices of China and Japan.
Ultimate Alaskan Cruise & Tour
IntroductionLeave no sight unseen on this Alaskan vacation! Start off with gold mining in Fairbanks, wildlife in majestic Denali, colorful coastal villages, and a cruise through Kenai Fjords. Then, sail aboard the ms Westerdam — passing stunning glaciers and pristine coastline, with the spectacularly scenic Inside Passage for a grand finale.
Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience
Our 13-day, four-island Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience is packed with value and amazing sights and experiences. You’ll visit all four main islands, Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii (also known as “The Big Island”) to discover their unique features and enjoy included sightseeing and events on each of them, while carefully guided by one of our experienced local Tour Directors.
With an extensive Pearl Harbor experience, our tour includes a full day to learn about the events that brought the USA into WWII and ultimately the events that brought the war to a close. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the exhibit galleries at the Pearl Harbor visitor center, where you will also watch a short film. Continue to the battleship Missouri, where the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender to General Macarthur at the end of the War. And to close this day of historic insight and reflection, there will be a drive through the military Cemetery of the Pacific, situated in the Punchbowl Crater.
Also included on Oahu is our full day island tour where we’ll take you away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and show you more of this diverse landscape where some highlights will include the famous surfing beaches of the North Shore, the village of Haleiwa and the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
All your inter-island flights on Hawaiian Airlines are included and next stop after Oahu is the island of Kauai where you’ll witness stunning landscapes with every turn. Have your camera ready to capture Opaekaa Falls; the Wailua River, during a leisurely boat cruise and the romantic Fern Grotto. The hanging ferns and tropical foliage will leave you speechless and you may even catch a glimpse of a wedding taking place.
The “Valley Isle,” known as Maui, is your next island to explore. We’ll take you to the quaint town old whaling town of Lahaina that will spoil you with art galleries and unique shops, a true delight to stroll around. You’ll stay in the resort of Kaanapali, which during the months of December to April is one of the best places in the world to spot migrating humpback whales, right from the beachfront.
Your last island-hop will take you to the “big island” of Hawaii, where you'll see the King Kamehameha Statue, visit Akatsuka Orchid Gardens and the Volcano Arts Center. On the final evening in Kona we invite you to join your fellow travelers and new found friends at the King Kamehameha’s Farewell Feast, a Hawaiian themed evening with dinner, entertainment and an open bar, a fitting way to end this vacation of a lifetime.
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Four-Island Tour!
Wonders of Iceland with Prague & Transatlantic Cruise
IntroductionTake the trip of a lifetime through 5 of Europe’s most charming cities, and to wild Iceland—a fairytale come to life with roaring waterfalls, rushing rivers, untouched forests, towering mountains and explosive geysers. You won’t forget the natural and cultural beauty of this unforgettable cruise tour.
Wonders of Southeast Asia Cruise & Tour
IntroductionIn just 23 days you’ll discover the rich, diverse character of “the other Orient.” Visit nine ports in five countries and along the way. You'll see, hear, and feel how 'East meets West' in this fast changing environment that is rich in culture along with ancient and modern history. This one-off, exotic, special tour really does provide the opportunity to 'Experience the World.'
- Singapore: No visa is required
- Thailand: No visa is required
- Cambodia: Visa is available onboard for approximately $63 USD for guests participating in HAL-run shore excursions*. Guests who wish to go ashore independently or with another operator’s shore excursions will need to apply for an individual visa with the Cambodian consular offices.
- Vietnam: Visa is available onboard for approximately $56-$76 USD for guests participating in HAL-run shore excursions*. Guests who wish to go ashore independently or with another operator’s shore excursions will need to apply for an individual visa with the Vietnamese consular offices.
- Sanya, China: Visa is available onboard for guests participating in HAL-run shore excursions*. Guests who wish to go ashore independently or with another operator’s shore excursions will need to apply for an individual visa with the Chinese consular offices. Getting a Chinese visa is straightforward. Unless you live near a Chinese consular office, YMT recommends you use one of the many visa agencies that offer a convenient and hassle free service. Contact a local visa agency for full application requirements and fees or alternatively visit www.china-embassy.org.
- Hong Kong, China: No visa is required
The above is valid for US and Canadian citizens as of 6/1/18. All guests are advised that passport regulations are subject to change, and guests who are not US or Canadian citizens must check their visa requirements with the consular offices of Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China.