European Vacations & Tour Packages
Make your dreams a reality by booking an affordable, guided European tour. YMT offers plenty of options! Cruise down the Rhine, or through the heart of French wine country. Explore historic castles in Britain, witness the lush Irish landscape, visit the valuable treasures of the Vatican, savor the wine culture of Spain and Portugal, and travel the same paths as ancient gods and kings in Greece. YMT gives you a unique European experience with guides to answer all your questions and manage logistics. You can focus on what matters most – enjoying your vacation. Whether you book a land tour, a combined cruise and land package, or one of our Transatlantic cruises, there is no better time to enjoy guided tours of Europe.
Amalfi Coast & Mediterranean Cruise
Amalfi Coast & Mediterranean Cruise Details
Experience la dolce vita in Southern Italy and on a cruise of the Mediterranean. Visit 4 stunning nations whose food, scenery, and history are some of the finest in Europe.
The city of Rome is full of wonderful, world-famous list sites that came to symbolize the Ancient Roman Empire’s unparalleled strength and influence. The city of Naples is beautiful in an entirely different way. Enjoy food, historical sites, and dazzling ocean views before embarking on your Mediterranean cruise.
Your port stops include some of the most unique destinations in the Mediterranean. The island of Valletta is tiny but full of history, while Barcelona is as exciting as it is beautiful. Discover the Renaissance in Genoa, then travel back even further to Marseilles. France’s oldest city is more than 2,500 years old.
After returning to Naples for disembarkation, you’ll explore more of the beauty of the Amalfi coast, where colorful villages overlook the shining Mediterranean. The fascinating Pompeii is a bucket list destination for history lovers, who can travel back to this city frozen in time over 2,000 years ago. When it’s time for the tour to end, return to Rome and say arrivederci to Italy and the Mediterranean. Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas!
Bella Italia Tour
Italy Vacation Package Details
Take a journey you won’t forget! Enjoy an Italy vacation where you will visit site after legendary site all the way from Rome to Milan. Explore the most romantic country in the world whose historic ruins, incredible architecture, stunning natural beauty, and exceptional cuisine make it irresistible to travelers from across the globe.
Tour Vatican City, home to the pope and some of the world’s finest artwork including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. In Rome, explore the Forum and other buildings and massive ruins that came to symbolize the Ancient Roman Empire’s unparalleled strength and influence. Admire Orvieto’s abundance of history, and then relax in the ancient spa town of Montecatini Terme.
Strike a pose for a classic picture in front of the leaning tower of Pisa, before falling in love with Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Foodies will be thrilled to visit the culinary hotspot of Bologna, where pasta is a must. The next day starts and ends in Venice, and includes a fascinating guided tour of the canals. Shakespeare fans will be enamored of the House of Juliet in fair Verona, while our most fashionable travelers will enjoy a final city tour of Milan, the stylish capital of the Lombardy Region.
“Bella,” which means beautiful, is the only way to describe this incredible country whose best traits and most famous sites are the focus of this great Italy vacation package.
Best of Ireland Tour
Ireland Vacation Package Details
Experience the real Ireland—where myths, history, and the sea collide. The Best of Ireland tour takes you around the entire “Emerald Isle,” providing local travel experiences and the best sights in Ireland. If you’re looking for things to do in Dublin, we start by exploring the capital city with visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. Stroll through historic ruins at the Rock of Cashel before journeying to the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Heading south, visit Blarney Castle where legend says if you kiss the Blarney Stone, it will give you the “gift of gab.”
Dramatic mountain passes, rugged coastline, and white-sand beaches will mesmerize you on the Ring of Kerry scenic drive. Learn about the history of a medieval fortress at Bunratty Castle, before stopping at the Cliffs of Moher for views of the North Atlantic. Wrap up your trip with a visit to Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our charming local driver guides will show you the true spirit of legendary Irish hospitality on this guided tour. Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Best of Ireland Tour!
Best of Portugal
Portugal Vacation Package Details
Portugal, the starting point of countless expeditions of discovery, is itself full of treasures and wonderful sights. Cathedrals neighbor cork forests, and blue Azulejo tiles are the perfect place to put down your glass of local wine. Prepare to love this stunning Mediterranean nation!
Best of Southern Spain
Spain Vacation Package Details
Uncover centuries of history, staggering natural beauty, and a culture as warm as the beaming Mediterranean sun on this unforgettable exploration of southern Spain. From bustling cities to peaceful medieval churches, this tour promises to be full of fond memories.
British Isles Cruise
Experience Great Britain at its best. From swingin' London to the rugged Irish coast, wild Scotland, and ancient Stonehenge. Travel in style by land and by sea on this unforgettable journey through the British Isles.
Elegant Danube River Cruise & Tour
Danube River Cruise DetailsDelight in the scenery, spirit, and robust culture of 5 Central European countries as you enjoy a leisurely cruise down the dazzling Danube River. See countless miles of spectacular scenery—vibrant villages, colossal castles, ornate churches, and sophisticated capital cities await!
Enchanting Danube River Cruise & Tour
Danube River Vacation Package Details
Travel down the brilliant blue Danube, experiencing the nature, history, and culture of riverside settlements in Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. Fall in love with intimate villages, sophisticated cities, and the sprawling countryside found on the banks of Europe's second-longest river.
Enchanting Iceland Tour
Iceland Vacation Package Details
Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice because of its dramatic natural beauty. Here you can witness nature’s might in a country carved by glaciers, volcanoes, and slowly shifting tectonic plates.
The Golden Circle tour promises to be a highlight of your trip to Iceland. This day trip will take you to the legendary sites of Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser, and Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall that shines on sunny days. End your day with tours of Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse and horse farm, including a horse show.
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark famous for its birds and unusual geological formations including volcanoes. The following day, visit the deep black sand beaches of the tiny village of Vik on The South Coast of Iceland. This day also includes a trip to the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, two of the best-known waterfalls in the country.
You will also visit Europe’s largest hot spring, Deildartunguhve. This natural power source provides the hot water for homes and businesses within a 40-mile radius. Learn about Iceland’s more ancient history at the Settlements Center. There you can discover the story of Egil, Iceland’s most famous “tall tale.” Finally, before your Iceland tour comes to an end, take an optional visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, then hunt for the Aurora Borealis on a late-night Northern Lights pursuit!
Essential Britain Tour
United Kingdom Tour Details
Join us on a spectacular England vacation that highlights culture, scenery, and history of England and Wales. Whether you want to relax in the countryside, explore ancient sites and castles, travel through forested mountains, or enjoy the bustle of London, you're be sure to relish this exciting tour.
Explore London, whose centuries-old landmarks live in harmony with their modern surroundings. There is much to see in this famous city on the Thames. Don't miss the infamous Tower of London, Big Ben, and elegant Buckingham Palace.
Spend time delving into riveting architecture, history, and civilizations past on tours of Stonehenge’s mysterious stone rings and the ancient city of Bath. Cross rolling hills and picturesque countryside to the fairytale cottages of The Cotswolds and wander the medieval must-see town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. Delight in the natural beauty of Wales on a train ride through the lush mountains of Snowdonia National Park, home to wild landscapes, rugged mountains and lush forests.
Spend time in cities that have influenced pop culture around the world, beginning with Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. In Manchester, learn about one of Britain’s most passionate football cities. Next, discover how York influenced the magical look of the Harry Potter movies, particularly Diagon Alley. At Nottingham Castle, enjoy the real-life setting for the most famous outlaw in fiction: Robin Hood.
On your final day, tour Oxford, home of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious university. See the school and 1,100-year-old village before returning to London. You can't help but fall in love with the charm and beauty of Great Britain on this tour.
Gems of the Adriatic Cruise
Enjoy a cruise and land tour through Greece, Italy, and other stunning Mediterranean countries on a celebration of this remarkable region's ancient history and modern charm.
German Christmas Markets
Europe Vacation Package Details
Immerse yourself in the festive traditions of Germany at Christmastime with this tour of 7 German Christmas Markets! The air is perfumed with the tempting aromas of mulled wine, roasted nuts, and spicy sweet gingerbread, and the streets are colorfully aglow in glistening lights. Enjoy Germany stunningly bedecked in its full Christmas regalia as you visit its legendary Christmas Markets.
Munich is never prettier than during the holidays when the city is lit up and decorated. The Marienplatz is the epicenter of Christmas cheer, where a massive tree sparkles with lights and ornaments. Not to be outdone, Nuremberg’s Christmas market is the largest in the country. You can snack on roasted almonds while you walk through the cobblestoned streets of Old Town, past traditional garland-lined stalls, and old-fashioned carousels.
You'll feel like you traveled back to 1434 at Dresden’s marvelous Christmas Market. The oldest in Germany, this market is centered around a 45-foot-tall Christmas pyramid and the world’s largest nutcracker.
Your tour ends in Germany’s capital. Luminously alight, Berlin comes alive during Christmas. Its market is full of handicrafts, pottery, and handmade toys and ornaments. It also offers an outdoor winters sports center to enjoy after you’ve had your fill of shopping and seasonal treats.
Grand European Cruise & Tour
Make the most of your European vacation on this dream tour of unique, culturally vibrant European destinations. Explore leading global capitals, cities that changed the course of history, foodie destinations, and more as you travel from highlight to highlight around Europe.
Greece & Her Islands Tour
Greece Vacation Package Details
Ancient, breathtakingly beautiful, and culturally rich, Greece travel is full of endless opportunities. You will enjoy sightseeing, island hopping, and fabulous meals. The trip starts and ends in Athens, an ancient city you will discover on a fascinating guided tour. Visit historic sites and charming neighborhoods, with plenty of time left to relax on your own at a local taverna.
From Athens, embark on your adventure to the spectacular Greek Islands. Take a ferry to Mykonos, which is small in size but rich with charm and beautiful views. Visit one of the island’s legendary windmills, stroll through the villages past whitewashed buildings looking out to the sea, or relax at the beach. The deep blue waters of the Aegean are warm and welcoming.
Next you explore Santorini, which many consider the finest island in the world. Look out at the caldera at sunset or stroll on a black sand beach. Experience the island at its best when you book a waterfront table to enjoy tzatziki, fresh fish, and delicious roasted meats with a magnificent view. When your tour ends in Athens, you’ll take home memories from this Greece vacation you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.
Historic WWII Sites of France & Germany
Historic WWII Sites of France & Germany Tour Details
Heartbreak and triumph sit side by side at the WWII sites of Western Europe. This tour will take you through the places where history was made. The war devastated capitals including Luxembourg City and Paris, which was occupied from 1940-1944. The City of Light still bears scars and holds secrets from those dark days, and the story of its resistance is told at the Paris Liberation Museum.
Far outside the city, Normandy became a sprawling battleground when Allied forces flooded its beaches on D-Day in 1944. It’s impossible to not be moved by the landing beaches and American cemeteries where so many heroes lie. It is also striking to see the tiny red schoolhouse in Reims where the German forces surrendered—a shockingly humble setting for the Nazi party to formally dissolve.
City tours of Frankfurt and Munich include Frankfurt Cathedral, Nymphenburg Palace and Marienplatz, in addition to WWII sites. At the stop in Dachau, you will see the human toll of Nazi policies and beliefs on a guided tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
This powerful tour takes you on a journey through a painful period that must never be forgotten. You have the option to spend 4 additional days on a tour extension to East Germany.
Majestic London & Paris
London & Paris Vacation Package Details
Tour the world-class capitals of London and Paris. These cities are barely 200 miles apart, but they dazzle visitors with their totally unique cultures and histories.
Start off with a sightseeing journey through London. The ancient City on the Thames has been one of the world's most important cities for over 2,000 years. You will tour Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, and see famous sites including the tower of London, Big Ben, and Piccadilly Square. The next day, visit Windsor Castle, home to the British monarchy for over 1,000 years.
Bid adieu to London and travel via high-speed train to Paris. On a guided tour, you will see the must-see sites of the French capital famed for being romantic, elegant, and a culinary center of Europe. Marvel at landmarks including the Arc de Triomph, the Champs Élysées, and of course, the famous Eiffel tower.
Your next full day in France will celebrate the country life. You will see the Château de Fountainbleu, one of the country's largest royal châteaus, and the stylistically influential Château de Vaux- le-Vicomte. Your tour of London and Paris ends with a farewell feast in the City of Light.
Norwegian Fjords Explorer
Norwegian Vacation DetailsTake in the charms of the North Sea, from Amsterdam and the German coast to Sweden and Norway. Embark on a Norway fjords vacation cruise surrounded by mighty glaciers and stunning scenery. Relax and enjoy views of sheer cliffs, lush forests, snow-covered peaks, and charming villages on a trip you’ll never forget.
Your vacation begins with several days in Amsterdam, where you will see the city’s legendary canals by boat and explore central Amsterdam on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful German town of Bremen, then continue to Hamburg, the country’s largest port city. Explore this “gateway to the world” before transferring to Kiel for embarkation on your cruise.
Your first stop is Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city. Here, streets are filled with history, culture, design, and shops. Then continue to Norway where you’ll cruise through what is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, taking in awe-inspiring views of nature’s grandeur.
Stop in picturesque villages including Hellesylt, Flåm, and even Geiranger, whose UNESCO-listed landscape inspired Arendelle, the fairytale setting of Disney’s Frozen.
After days savoring Norway’s exceptional beauty by cruise, disembark in coastal Germany and transfer to Berlin where you will take a fascinating tour that delves into the capital city’s culture, history, gardens, and museums.
Portugal & The Douro River Valley
Portugal River Cruise Details
The Douro River Valley has been home to a thriving wine industry for over 2,000 years—sail through this stunning region whose history, natural beauty, and sophisticated culinary culture make it one of Europe’s most appealing vacation destinations.
Rendezvous on the Rhône
Rhône River Cruise DetailsSightseeing in Paris followed by a river cruise through the heart of Provence and French wine country, as made famous in the works of Vincent Van Gogh. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? This picture-perfect vacation is designed to give travelers a complete experience of France in just 8 nights: Paris, Versailles, Dijon, Lyon, Avignon, and more!
Rhône River Cruise & Flavors of Champagne
Rhône River Cruise Details
The most romantic city in the world. The most exclusive drink. The most beautiful river. This tour and river cruise down the Rhone is a celebration of France, highlighting the nation’s culture, history, scenery, and almost palpable joie de vivre.
Sights of Scotland Tour
Scotland Vacation Details
Experience a Scottish vacation tour of this 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!
Begin with a sightseeing trip through Edinburgh, Scotland's UNESCO-recognized capital. You'll have the chance to take a peek at Scotland's Crown Jewels as you explore the ancient Edinburgh Castle, which has watched over the city for nearly a thousand years. See Scone Palace, the red stone fortress where Scotland's parliament met, and ancient kings were crowned. Pass Britain's tallest mountain range as you continue to the Highlands.
Cruise across Loch Ness, whose depths are said to contain Nessie, the world's most famous cryptid. Look out at the site of the brutal Battle of Culloden Moor, then explore the medieval Cawdor Castle. Sample a wee dram of Scotch Whiskey at a local distillery, and travel by ferry to the windswept Isle of Skye where Clan Donald Centre is a can't-miss for anyone with Scottish blood!
Continue down the coast to the rugged shoreline of Argyll. See the weaponry of Inverary castle, then relax on the banks of sprawling Loch Lomond. Finally, enjoy Glasgow on a panoramic tour followed by a Farewell Feast. Your trip to Scotland is sure to leave you with fond memories to last a lifetime!
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Sights of Scotland Tour!
Sights of Spain & Mediterranean Cruise
Mediterranean Vacation Details
This guided land tour of Spain, followed by a stunning Mediterranean cruise, promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Start your tour in Madrid, one of Europe’s most spectacular and culturally vibrant capital cities. Do you love history? Then Toledo is for you. Its cathedral is arguably the greatest example of Gothic architecture in the world.
In Barcelona, you’ll see ancient influences throughout the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the Old City. Of course, Barcelona is also home to impressive works of the famous Antoni Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia.
Your cruise embarks from Barcelona, stopping first in Marseille. France’s oldest city is recognized as a Distinguished European Capital of Culture. Then it’s off to Naples, which was first settled by the Greeks over 3,000 years ago. Messina, on the island of Sicily, is the ideal place to enjoy cannoli or explore famous sites like the Piazza del Duomo and the magnificent Messina Cathedral.
Your final port stop is Valletta, one of the world’s smallest capitals. Valletta is so rich with history that the entire city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue back to Barcelona where you disembark and say adios to this amazing vacation package.
Transatlantic and Northern Europe Cruise
Transatlantic Cruise Details
Follow your passion for travel on a transatlantic cruise tour from the U.S. to 7 European countries that each offer their own distinctive culture, language, history, and cuisine. Your journey includes a tour across Germany where you will see fairytale forests, historical cities, charming villages, and much more.
Ultimate Great Britain
United Kingdom Vacation Details
Discover England and Wales and take an extended journey through Scotland on this one magical tour through these magnificent countries. Visit castles, countrysides, culturally-rich cities, and more!
Ultimate Greece & Italy
Greece & Italy Vacation Details
Take the ultimate Greece and Italy vacation by combining two of YMT's most popular tours. You'll see more and save more by combining our unforgettable Italy and Greece tours, earning a free flight from Athens to Rome.
Your tour begins in Athens. See thousands of years of history in monuments including Hadrian's Arch and the legendary Acropolis. Next, travel by ferry to Mykonos. Be charmed by this island famous for its domed churches painted the colors of the Greek flag, and its hilltop windmills.
You'll continue to Santorini, which many consider the prettiest island in the world. With its black sand beaches and incredible sunsets overlooking the caldera, you might soon agree! Spend a final day in Athens, then say buongiorno! to Rome.
History buffs will not be disappointed on their Roman holiday. Enjoy guided tours of Vatican City and Rome, with highlights including the pristine Sistine Chapel and the Roman Forum.
Head next to peaceful villages and towns including Orvieto, Bologna, Pisa, and Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Next, explore the canals of Venice on foot and by boat-automobiles are forbidden in this captivating city. Your final full day starts with a visit to Medieval Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. That evening, your Italy and Greece trip ends with a farewell feast in sophisticated Milan.
Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Tour
Scotland and Ireland Vacation Details
Experience the best of 2 stunning countries on this journey through Scotland and Ireland, which promises to be an adventure you’ll never forget. First, see the great cities of Scotland on guided panoramic tours. Edinburgh is Scotland’s UNESCO-recognized capital, while Glasgow is its largest city.
You will also explore the legendary Highlands, passing Britain’s tallest mountain range and a working sheep dog farm along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for monsters on a cruise across Loch Ness, and learn about Scottish clans on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy battlefields, castles, and distilleries before leaving Scotland on your included flight to Ireland.
Visit all of Ireland’s must-see sights, starting in Dublin. Then travel to ancient Waterford to tour the Waterford Crystal Factory. Sample a wee bit of Irish whiskey on a distillery to help muster the courage to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
You’ll experience Ireland’s most breathtaking natural beauty at three of its most famous sites. Be amazed by the spectacular Ring of Kerry, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, and the rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway. Your final stop will be Belfast before returning to Dublin, the perfect way to end this remarkable Ireland and Scotland tour.
Ultimate Spain & Portugal
Uncover the warm culture of Southern Spain & Portugal as you marvel at stunning sights, explore bustling cities, and experience unforgettable delights. Explore two of the most historic countries in this ultimate journey including visits to Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Porto, and more!