International & US Guided Land Tours
Whether you're an experienced traveler or just beginning to venture out and see more of the world, YMT Vacations offers a vast array of guided tours to suit your travel needs and interests. From the old-world architecture of Europe to America's scenic landscapes and mountains on a National Park tour, there is always a fascinating new destination to explore.
We offer international tours in most corners of the world including Europe where you can experience the charm of a real Irish pub, the stunning castles of Scotland, or relax in the British countryside.
To see some of America's beauty, visit Old Faithful as she erupts like clockwork on a National Park tour or discover the untamed landscapes of rugged Alaska on a guided US tour.
YMT's guided land tours take you from world-famous sights to hidden gems off the beaten path. Our tours are flawlessly planned and offer the ideal mix of guidance and relaxation time. And the best part is you don't have to worry about spending hours planning your trip. We take care of the leg work so you can relax and enjoy every minute of your getaway.
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.
Alaskan Discovery Tour
Alaska Land Tour Details
From 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 8-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. From Denali, visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters to learn about the “The Last Great Race”. Afterwards, continue to the city half of Alaskan’s call home, Anchorage!
From Anchorage head further South to see the quaint city of Homer, the “Halibut Capital of the World”. Continue your journey to Seward, and 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. Next up, visit Kenai Fjords National Park to see wildlife, witness tidewater glacier calving, and feast on an included Alaskan Salmon and prime rib lunch buffet. But your adventure doesn't have to end there!
EXTEND THIS VACATION WITH A 7-NIGHT INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE!
You can choose to add a 7 night Inside Passage cruise to your itinerary. Boarding ms Noordam in Whittier, the next stage of your vacation begins! The Inside Passage cruise includes stops in Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Ketchikan, Alaska Inside Passage, and Vancouver. Click here to view this extended itinerary option.
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & Southwestern Tour
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Details
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!
Australia Discovery Tour
Australia Vacation Package Details
You’ll appreciate the scope of Australia on this expansive tour of one of the most world’s most unique countries. This rugged land is full of wonders, and its unusual creatures, striking landscape, and fascinating cultural guarantee that every morning you wake up Down Under will be a very g’day.
Autumn Leaves Tour
New England Vacation Package Details
Imagine taking a tour through the heart of America's history while enjoying the spectacle of fall colors in the Northeast. This 13-day itinerary takes you from New York City to Niagara Falls, Boston and then back to New York, against a backdrop of the rich colors of fall.
Check out our Travel Blog for articles on tips and ideas for your Autumn Leaves Tour!
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 Germany
Germany Vacation Package DetailsExperience Germany’s fascinating history and culture as you travel through its most important major cities and darling fairytale villages. From the refinement of the capital to the unfaded beauty of its castles and ruins, Germany is one of Europe’s most vibrant nations.
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. Enjoy samples at a macadamia nut farm, be dazzled by the ornate flowers of a dedicated orchid garden, explore Volcanoes National Park, stroll along a black sand beach, and sip to your heart’s content at a coffee plantation.
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.
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 Peru
Peru Vacation Package Details
Travel across the misty, mysterious land of the Incas—Peru is a mountainous vacation destination with limitless magic to uncover, history to learn, and beauty to fall in love with on this sweeping 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.
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.
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.
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!"
Colorado & New Mexico Frontiers
Colorado Vacation Details
Travel through the mesmerizing landscape and rich history of Colorado and New Mexico on this spectacular journey through snow-capped mountains, endless sand dunes, lush forests, and ancient dwellings.
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.
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.
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.” The following day, visit the deep black sand beaches of the tiny village of Vik on The South Coast of Iceland.
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark famous for its birds and unusual geological formations including volcanoes. Then continue on to enjoy lunch and a view at the famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal spa’s rich minerals turn the hot water a vivid aqua blue. Finally, before your Iceland tour comes to an end, hunt for the Aurora Borealis on a late-night Northern Lights pursuit!
Essential Britain Tour
United Kingdom Tour DetailsJoin us on a spectacular tour through the United Kingdom 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 tour!
Golden California National Parks Tour
National Parks Vacation Package Details
Get to know California on this celebration of all things golden. Soak in magnificent vistas, the glamour of Los Angeles, and of course the awe-inspiring majesty of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks. Your tour includes a full day in the sparkling city of Las Vegas!
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.
Hawaii Tour Details
Take a week off to unwind, relax, explore, and enjoy the incredible beauty of Hawaii’s most popular islands! Your first stop is Waikiki on Oahu. It’s the ultimate place to relax and take a stroll as you enjoy the wonderful restaurants, fabulous shopping, and pristine white sand beach - all found close to the hotel. Your time on Oahu also includes a tour of Pearl Harbor where you will see the USS Arizona Memorial. This unique national cemetery was created in 1948 as a memorial to the brave men and women who served in the American Armed Forces, and it serves as the final resting place of over 53,000 veterans and their families.
The next part of your tour is in Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Known as the “Valley Isle,” this majestic island has two-mile-high mountains, thousands of breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and pools, 120 miles of shoreline, and more than 80 golden beaches. Kaanapali Beach could be the most relaxing in the world—and its white sands, clear water, and calm waves have repeatedly earned it the title of most beautiful beach! Get settled into the resort life, where anything you want is within walking distance.
Your time on Maui is mostly yours to enjoy at leisure. Activities include a tour of Iao Valley and Lahaina, and a festive Hawaiian Farewell Breakfast on the last day of your trip.
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.
Journey through Vietnam
Vietnam Vacation Package Details
Head to Southeast Asia for a fascinating 11-day tour of Vietnam! Experience its ancient history, savory cuisine, breathtaking natural beauty, and lively culture on this unforgettable trip.
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.
Majestic Europe Tour
Europe Vacation Details
Experience Europe in all its glory on this wide-ranging land tour through 7 of the world’s most beautiful, culturally unique, and historically important countries. Via train, coach, and Venetian watercraft, fall in love with Europe city by city and mile by mile
Majestic London & Paris
London & Paris Vacation Package DetailsThe perfect marriage of historic and modern, London and Paris are two stunning capital cities embedded with history. This 8-day tour filled with exciting landmarks, charming villages, and magnificent castles will take you through the heart of these two wonderful cities!
Oberammergau & Best of Italy
Passion Play Tour Details
Imagine the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Oberammergau Passion Play, followed by a tour of the most romantic country in the world – Italy. Marvel at historic sites, architecture and art and indulge in Italian food. The grand finale of this tour is Vatican City, the center of the Roman Catholic Church.
Please note that this tour has Terms & Conditions that are different from our other tours. Click here for details
Oberammergau & The Sound of Music
Oberammergau Tour Details
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 Castle of Neuschwanstein, the beautiful Alps, a “Sound of Music” experience in Salzburg and finally through the Imperial history of Europe in Vienna.
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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!
Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour
Rose Parade Vacation Package Details
Be fully immersed in the pomp and circumstance of the 133rd Rose Parade on this unforgettable tour of the City of Angels. As the Rose Parade's largest tour operator, YMT provides an experience like no one else, and includes numerous special events.
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour!
Sights of Scotland Tour
Scotland Vacation Details
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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The Blues Highway
The Blues Highway Tour Details
The mournful, joyful, soulful notes of the blues are the true heartbeat of America—and this tour celebrates every chord that created America’s signature sound. Immerse yourself in music as you visit the cities that defined the blues, from Chicago down to the Big Easy!
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!
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
Discover the best of Greece and Italy on this combined itinerary! Visit Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Rome, Florence and more! You're sure to enjoy plenty of delicious food, marvel at the incredible architecture and ancient buildings, and see astounding artwork.
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 Southern Coast & Blue Ridge
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 Smokey Mountains, Kentucky Bluegrass Country, and Music City.
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!