Continental USA Land Tours

The United States boasts one of the most varied landscapes in the world-and our guided vacations across the lower 48 prove it. With several amazing Continental USA land tours to choose from, you're certain to find one (and likely more!) that matches your interests, schedule and budget.

YMT is proud to offer great travel deals throughout the country! Enjoy an Autumn Leaves Tour in the Northeast or tour the Historic South. Looking to visit the West Coast? Explore one of our great US National Parks throughout the west, travel the Pacific Northwest from Seattle to San Francisco or experience our Rose Parade tour in California. No matter what your travel interests are, we have something for you!

Take a memorable tour of America when you join us on any of our incredible US tours.

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Alaska Northern Lights

Alaska Northern Lights Tour Details

One of nature’s most spectacular displays, the aurora borealis are an ethereal display of lights across the night sky—and this tour will take you deep into Alaska to catch sight of them. Experience the best of Alaska’s wildlife and scenery, and spend time hunting for the Northern Lights.

7 Days from $1299 (was $1549)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Alaskan Discovery Tour

Alaska Land Tour Details

This is the real Alaska. Take an Alaska tour of the stunning sites that locals love, and that leaves visitors with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Your journey begins in beautiful Fairbanks. Discover the story of one of Alaska's biggest gold rushes on a visit to the restored Gold Dredge #8. Then, fall in love with Denali National Park on a tour that uncovers the history, culture, and natural environment of this breathtaking 6-million-acre wilderness. Continue to Anchorage, the coastal city that half of Alaskans call home.

Cross the Kenai Peninsula to Homer, the "Halibut Capital of the World." Then take a full day catamaran cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. See marine wildlife, coastal fjords and islands, lush forests, and magnificent tidewater glaciers. Enjoy the views while eating like royalty on an included Alaskan salmon and prime rib lunch buffet.

EXTEND THIS VACATION WITH A 7-NIGHT INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE!

Your Alaskan journey doesn't have to end! Add a 7-night Inside Passage cruise to your itinerary. From Whittier, board the ms Noordam and cruise through Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Ketchikan, the Inside Passage, and Vancouver. Click here to view this extended itinerary option.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Alaskan Discovery Tour!

8 Days from $1799 (was $2049)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & Southwestern Tour

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Details

This fall tour built around the breathtaking spectacle of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta has it all. Enjoy Native American culture, historical Western towns, and Roswell's out-of-this-world intrigue. You will never forget this winding journey through the wide vistas and endless skies of the Southwest's magnificent deserts. 2022 marks the Balloon Fiesta's 50th anniversary, and you can look forward to a variety of celebratory special events and exhibits. 

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is the world's biggest balloon festival, and the definition of a bucket list experience. Enjoy hundreds of colorful balloons soaring at once, floating over the picturesque Sandia Mountains in the quiet morning. The luminous, rich colors of the desert sunrise light up the sky while highly skilled pilots navigate up toward the heavens. In the evening After Glow event, walk among the balloons as propane burners twinkle and illuminate the aircrafts against the deep blue sky.

The tour runs in two directions, so you can discover the Southwest before or after the festival. Enjoy the great food and rich, complex history of this hidden corner of America. See the expansive sparkling desert of White Sands National Monument, and the quirky attractions of Roswell and Tombstone. Tour the otherworldly Carlsbad Caverns, and learn about Catholic Missions at San Xavier del Bac Mission. New Mexico and Arizona are waiting to be explored!

10 Days from $1599 (was $1849)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Autumn Leaves Tour

New England Vacation Package Details

Travel through the historic northeast during the peak of the fall foliage season. The vibrant oranges, yellows, and deep reds of the changing leaves are the stars of the show during this unforgettable fall foliage tour.

From New York City, travel through the extravagantly colorful Catskill Mountains to Cooperstown. Established in 1786, Cooperstown is baseball's birthplace and home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Your next stop is Niagara Falls. The thundering waterfalls that straddle the U.S.-Canadian border are spectacularly beautiful during the fall foliage season.

After crossing back into the U.S., weave through the beautiful Adirondacks. This glorious wilderness area is dotted with quaint towns and charming lakeside villages. Visit the White Mountains and Green Mountains on the way to the coastal views and rich foliage of Maine.

Continue south along the New England coast to visit historic Boston. Tour the sites frequented by America's founding fathers during the thrilling independence movement. See a famous Newport Mansion in Rhode Island, then head back to New York City. You will have time to see the major sights of the Big Apple on a panoramic city tour. The rainbow of Autumn colors you see on this tour will stay with you forever!

13 Days from $1799 (was $2049)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Best of Eastern Canada

Vacation Package Details

Eastern Canada offers much of the charm and sophistication of Europe in a delightful setting much closer to home. Experience the natural beauty, history, and culture of Canada's vast provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Your trip begins with a city tour of Toronto, a cultural melting pot on the shores of Lake Ontario, See towering skyscrapers, 19th century warehouses, a bustling harbor, and more. One of the city's most unusual sights is Casa Loma, a Gothic castle built in the early 1900s in the center of midtown Toronto.

From the city, travel to Niagara Falls for a leisurely day at one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. On the picturesque Thousand Islands, take a guided boat cruise through narrow channels, over historic sunken wrecks, and past magnificent summer mansions.

Canada's sophisticated riverside capital city of Ottawa is renowned for its Gothic monuments, world-class museums, and bountiful green spaces. Next, enjoy the European flair of Quebec City. It was one of North America's earliest French settlements, and has maintained its mother country's je ne sais quoi since the 1690s. Discover even more of the country's past at the Canadian Museum of History.

Your journey ends in Montreal. The charming UNESCO City of Design dates back to the 17th century, and is the largest French speaking city outside of Europe.

10 Days from $1499 (was $1749)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Best of Hawaii Four-Island Tour

Hawaii Vacation Package Details

Enjoy our always popular 4 island Hawaii vacation package. It’s packed with fun, and you’ll enjoy the friendly, knowledgeable guidance of local Tour Director whose years of experience make them the best guides in all of Hawaii!

Start in Oahu with three days of fun and relaxation. There is plenty of time to unwind on your own in between memorable activities like the Pearl Harbor Tour, where you will learn about the day that would live in infamy. Poignant and powerful, take the site in and pay your respects before visiting the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Continue to the Big Island where you will come to appreciate all the gifts the rich soil and tropical environment provide. Explore Volcanoes National Park and stroll along a black sand beach.

Next, take a quick flight to Kauai, nicknamed the "Garden Isle" for its daily rainbows and vibrantly green rainforests. Visit the spectacular Opaekaa Falls, and take a blissful riverboat cruise on the Wailua River down to the tropical Fern Grotto.

Your tour concludes on Maui, Hawaii’s second largest island. Take a sightseeing tour with stops in Iao Valley and Lahaina, the enjoy this golfer’s paradise at your leisure, ending with a scrumptious Hawaiian Farewell Breakfast.

12 Days from $2299 (was $2549)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains

Blue Ridge Parkway & Smoky Mountains Tour Details

Experience the spectacular natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this unforgettable journey from the Appalachian Highlands through the Smoky Mountains, Kentucky Bluegrass Country, and all the way down to Music City, Tennessee.

8 Days from $1399 (was $1649)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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California and National Parks

California Tour Details

Get to know the real California on this scenic guided tour. Soak in magnificent vistas, sunny beaches, the culture of San Francisco, the glamour of Los Angeles, and the awe-inspiring majesty of the most popular national parks in California. You can also add an extension to continue your journey to San Diego.

You can’t help falling in love with San Francisco. You’ll understand why people consider it one of California’s most scenic and culturally vibrant cities when you see the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Coit Tower.

To experience the majesty of nature, you can’t do better than Yosemite. Granite rock formations like Half Dome, and the pristine Yosemite Valley, are so beautiful they’ll take your breath away. Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are next door neighbors with matching sets of towering redwood groves. The world’s tallest trees are surrounded by over 1,000 miles of stunning wilderness.

If you’re a beach person, Santa Barbara is a dream come true. Southern California’s easygoing charm is at its brightest in this sunny retreat. Los Angeles, the hometown of the entertainment industry and a capital of glitz and glamour, truly needs no introduction. From the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, the City of Angels is more than ready for its closeup. Experience it all on this tour of California and its most popular national parks.

10 Days from $1799 (was $2049)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Canadian Rockies Tour

Canadian Rockies Vacation Package Details

A beautiful landscape awaits you in the Canadian Rockies. Pack your bags and join YMT Vacations on a Canadian Rockies tour. See forests, lakes, Native American history, and the snowcapped peaks of this towering mountain range.

Visit tiny Elk Island National Park, an idyllic park that helped save Canada’s once critically endangered population of bison. After enjoying one of the smallest parks in the Canadian Rockies, continue to its largest. Jasper National Park is a place where mountains and meadows spread out for miles. Next, travel via the Icefields Parkway to the magnificent Athabasca Glacier. After walking on the frozen face of a glacier, gaze out at the dazzling blue glacial-fed waters of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Banff is widely considered the prettiest park in Canada. It’s a serenely beautiful ecosystem full of waterfalls and lush forests.

See a rainbow of wildflowers at Waterton Lakes National Park, and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Flathead Lake. Take the Going to the Sun Road through Glacier National Park, and learn about the native Blackfoot people at the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. More Native American and frontier history await you at Fort Macleod, your final stop before your Canadian vacation ends in Calgary.

10 Days from $1499 (was $1749)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Coastal Maine & Acadia

Maine Vacation Details

Spend a week falling in love with the beautiful state of Maine. Maine is affectionately called Vacationland thanks to its exceptional natural beauty, easy-going charm, exquisite cuisine, and the warm welcome it extends to all. Maine really is "The Way Life Should Be!"

7 Days from $1399 (was $1649)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Colorado & New Mexico Frontiers

Colorado Vacation Details

Travel through the mesmerizing landscape and rich history of Colorado and New Mexico, and visit two National Parks and two National Monuments, on this spectacular journey through snow-capped mountains, endless sand dunes, lush forests, and ancient dwellings.

8 Days from $1399 (was $1649)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Crimson Canyons & Mesas National Parks Tour

National Parks Tour Details

Enjoy natural wonder after natural wonder on this unforgettable journey through the rugged beauty of six of America’s most spectacular national parks. From Las Vegas, your national parks tour begins with a stop at the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the sheer glory of the sunset over the South Rim, where you can watch the light slowly change across miles of red, orange, and purple rock. The countless layers formed over millions of years, and the dazzling sight of the canyon, with the slow-moving Colorado River that carved it flowing slowly far below, is some of the most iconic scenery in the world.

You’ll have the chance to visit Horseshoe Bend and stand 1,000 feet above the most dramatic curve of the entire Colorado River. At Zion National Park, enjoy the lush greenery and deep red sandstone canyon walls, then gaze up at the sandstone monoliths known as hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. Marvel at the ancient petroglyphs created by Native Americans thousands of years ago at Capital Reef National Park, then stroll under the natural sandstone bridges of Arches National Park. Finally, stand in awe of the breathtaking vistas of Canyonlands National Park, whose dramatic landscape is a fitting final park visit across four states and countless views that will take your breath away.

10 Days from $1599 (was $1849)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Discover Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Vacation Details

Travel to Washington, D.C. and see the sites, museums, and monuments of our nation's breathtaking capital city. Take a tour of the Capitol Building, home of America's Executive Branch since 1800. During your stop at the National Museum of American History, be sure to view the original Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the National Anthem.

You can't help but feel moved during a walking tour of the National Mall. You will also visit the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during your stay. The names of those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War are immortalized in black granite.

Arlington National Cemetery is America's most hallowed ground. Spend time in this military cemetery containing the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, and the graves of over 400,000 fallen men and women.

Enjoy a tour of Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved country estate outside of the city. Take flight by exploring the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's massive collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. Finally, take a solemn visit to Ford's Theater, where President Lincoln was assassinated just five days after the Confederate Army's surrender. You will also enjoy leisure time in the city to explore on your own.

7 Days from $1299 (was $1549)

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Historic Route 66

Route 66 Vacation Details

Get your kicks on a tour of the Mother Road, historic Route 66. America’s most famous road connected the country using miles of concrete, unique attractions, and an identity built on the ideals of freedom and individuality.

14 Days from $1999 (was $2249)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Mackinac Island & Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island Vacation Details

Travel back to a time of bygone splendor at the Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, the “Jewel of the Great Lakes.” The elegant and refined Grand Hotel has been the peak of luxury since 1887, and is just one of the many beautiful places you’ll see on this tour across Michigan and Illinois.

8 Days from $1999 (was $2249)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Rocky Mountains & Black Hills National Parks Tour

Rocky Mountains Vacation Details

Be captivated by America’s most beautiful western landscapes as you discover historic sites, visit uniquely charming towns, and take in endless vistas on a Rocky Mountains tour. Don’t miss this journey through the (formerly) Wild, Wild West and three breathtaking national parks.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is both quaint and upscale. This ultimate cowboy town is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains and dense wilderness; but it also happens to house fine art galleries and excellent dining and shopping. Next door to Jackson Hole, yet a world away, is Grand Teton National Park, whose tallest peak, Grand Teton, rises more than 7,000 feet into the clean air.

Yellowstone National Park, our nation’s first national park, is one of its most majestic. See pristine nature in Yellowstone, including the legendary Old Faithful. The geyser’s 20 daily eruptions earned it the nickname “Eternity’s Timepiece.”

The Black Hills of South Dakota are home to the frontier town of Deadwood, where countless infamous characters made and lost their fortunes. The massive stone carvings of the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Monument must be seen to be believed.

Stop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, America’s “Rodeo and Railroad Capital.” Look at scenic mountains, impossibly clear lakes, and an abundance of wildlife at Rocky Mountains National Park. Natural beauty and frontier history make this tour a can’t-miss!

10 Days from $1599 (was $1849)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour

Rose Parade Vacation Package Details

Fully immerse yourself in the pomp and circumstance of the 134th Rose Parade, then take the scenic route up the California coast to San Francisco.

Los Angeles is abuzz in the days leading up to the Rose Parade, and you'll be in the middle of the excitement. You'll enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the float barn where the flower-covered stars of the parade are getting their finishing touches by a huge team of volunteers. Add to that a private presentation and dinner with the Tournament of Roses Committee, and you'll be an expert by the time the parade begins. The day of the Rose Parade, your grandstand seats are perfectly placed for optimum parade viewing.

The excitement of the Rose Parade will fade into the background as you travel up the coast to scenic beachside towns and landmarks, including Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, and Monterey. One of the grandest homes in the world, Hearst Castle, overlooks the waves in San Simeon. Is it any wonder that presidents and Golden Age movie stars looked forward to an invite?

Your journey ends in San Francisco with a tour of Alcatraz, the world's most notorious prison, followed by a tour of city's top landmarks. This is a New Year adventure you'll never forget!

10 Days from $1999 (was $2249)

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Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour

Rose Parade Vacation Package Details

Experience the spectacular stagecraft and creativity of the 134th Rose Parade, the perfect way to ring in the new year. There is plenty to do in the City of Angels in the days leading up to the Rose Parade, from watching the sun set over the Pacific to taking a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Join in the excitement of the Rose Parade by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the floats. It’s a flurry of activity in the Rose Parade Event Tent, where dedicated teams are putting the final touches on the massive flower-covered floats. YMT guests are also invited to a private event with the Tournament of Roses Committee. Learn the history and traditions of the parade from the legendary White Suiters, the exclusive team of volunteers who make the parade possible.

When it’s finally time for the parade, you’ll be front and center for all the fun. YMT’s grandstand seats line the central stretch of the parade route. Watch jubilant marching bands, equestrian units, the celebrity Grand Marshal, and the world’s most elaborate floats pass by from some of the best seats in the house. What a way to welcome 2023!

5 Days from $999 (was $1,249)

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Sights Of The Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Vacation

The Pacific Northwest is as famous for its natural beauty as its sophisticated yet quirky cities-experience the best of both worlds on this journey from Seattle to San Francisco. From the Cascade Mountains to Pike's Place and the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the ultimate coastal road trip through the Pacific Northwest.

11 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Spirit Of The Yukon

Alaska Tour Details

Experience the ruggedness of Alaska and the Yukon on this journey deep into the wildest country in North America. Stunning natural beauty including brilliant blue glaciers, icy lakes, forests, and towering peaks, combines with the gold rush history and friendly culture of this untamable territory.

8 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Ultimate Alaska Discovery & Yukon

Tour Details

Venture deep into the independent, rugged, and unforgettably beautiful wilderness of Alaska and the Yukon on this untamed ultimate journey.

14 Days from $3498 (was $3748)

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Ultimate Canyons & Rocky Mountains National Parks Tour

Vacation Package Details

Discover the American West on this tour through 9 spectacular National Parks. The fascinating history, diverse landscapes, and stunning views on this itinerary will captivate you!

19 Days from $3198 (was $3448)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Ultimate Pacific Northwest & California Tour

Pacific Northwest Vacation

On this tour, the West Coast is your playground. Travel from Seattle to Los Angeles as you combine our Sights of the Pacific Northwest tour with the California & National Parks tour.

If nature’s raw power intrigues you, Mt. Saint Helens belongs at the top of your bucket lust. Its destructive power is matched by the peaceful sights of the 600-foot-tall Multnomah Falls and the impossibly deep Crater Lake. At Redwood National Park, the tallest trees in the world have stood for hundreds of years.

As far pure majesty goes, you can’t do better than Yosemite. Granite rock formations like Half Dome, and the pristine Yosemite Valley, are so beautiful they’ll take your breath away. Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are next door neighbors with matching sets of towering redwood groves. The world’s tallest trees are surrounded by over 1,000 miles of stunning wilderness.

You can’t beat San Francisco when it comes to art, architecture, and culture. Fall in love with the City by the Bay, arguably California’s prettiest. The Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Coit Tower are just a few of the standout sights.

Los Angeles is the perfect destination to end your tour. Soaked in sunshine and glamour, this exciting city rolls its red carpet out for visitors at places like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, and the Santa Monica Pier.

20 Days from $3698 (was $4198)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Ultimate Southern Coast & Blue Ridge

Introduction

From Spanish forts to Revolutionary War strongholds, experience Southern history and hospitality as you travel across the Historic South! The next half of your tour is a journey from the Appalachian Highlands through the Smoky Mountains, Kentucky Bluegrass Country, and Music City.

15 Days from $2798 (was $3048)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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