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
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!
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.
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!
Ancient Egypt and the Nile River Cruise
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Take an Egypt tour and Nile River cruise to discover the beauty and wonders of the ancient world. See the most recognizable monuments in the world, from pyramids to towering temples and opulent tombs. All of the must-see sites of Egypt are included on this tour.
Marvel at untold cultural and historical treasures in Cairo, the epicenter of Ancient Egyptian architecture and monuments. Nothing can prepare you for the sight of the Pyramids of Giza, the ultimate display of Ancient Egyptian power, wealth, and brilliance. The Sphinx lounges nearby, its gaze still inscrutable 4,000 years after it was carved into the bedrock of the Giza Plateau. The Egypt Museum’s collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts includes the treasure of King Tut’s tomb, most famously his dazzling golden burial mask.
From Luxor, your Nile River Cruise winds past desert vistas, bustling communities, and breathtaking ancient works. Colossal statues guard lavish temples, each one uniquely grand. Stops include the terraced Temple of Hatshepsut and the twin Colossi of Memnon in the legendary Valley of the Kings. Tombs of Egyptian royalty and aristocracy are buried deep under the desert sands of the Theban Necropolis. They are chiseled into limestone and filled with treasure to sustain the Egyptian elite through a long afterlife. After the river cruise, fly directly back to Cairo with additional time explore the city, or take an optional daytrip to Abu Simbel to see spectacular twin temples built to honor Pharaoh Ramesses II and his wife Nefertari.
Autumn Leaves Tour
Autumn Leaves Vacation Details
Traverse 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.
Start your trip with a city tour of the Big Apple’s major sights. Your scenic autumnal circuit begins when you head northward to see the colors in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Your trip includes stops at key highlights along the way including one of the famous Newport Mansions, the sandy beaches of Cape Cod and the historic landmarks of Boston.
Travel along the New England coast to Maine, full of natural splendor and charm. Enjoy a drive along Kancamagus Highway, a national scenic byway of covered bridges and waterfalls. Witness the vibrant colors within Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, and Lake Placid. Conclude your day in Vermont’s Green Mountains.
After crossing into Canada, true vacation highlights are a cruise through the heart of 1,000 Islands, and experiencing the power of the breathtaking Niagara Falls. The trip ends in Toronto where you will see towering skyscrapers, a bustling harbor and more on a scenic city tour. The rainbow of Autumn colors you see on this tour will stay with you forever.
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 Eastern Canada
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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.
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.
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 Nashville, the Music City, through the Kentucky Bluegrass Country, Smoky Mountains, to the Appalachian Highlands ending in the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greece & Her Islands Tour
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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.
Heart of Texas & New Orleans
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Experience the charm of New Orleans and the Lone Star State on this incredible southern state tour up the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the heart of Texas. Enjoy the must-see history, culture, sights, and experiences of this colorful region.
Let the good times roll in New Orleans, whose delicious cuisine is best enjoyed in the gorgeous garden setting of the Court of the Two Sisters. Mardi Gras, jazz, and creole food are quintessential parts of the “Big Easy” experience.
Is everything bigger in Texas? The Lone Star State certainly gives you reason to think so. Houston is known as the Space City, and its expansive Johnson Space Center will show you why. If you remember the Alamo, you know all about San Antonio. Discover both, and maybe try in some of San Antonio’s renowned Tex-Mex food.
Austin is known for its quirky culture and live music scene. While there you’ll also have the chance to explore the LBJ Presidential Library. Then your Dallas city tour includes a visit to the Dealey Plaza Museum, overlooking the place where President Kennedy was shot, it provides fascinating insight into the tragedy.
You can’t leave Texas without seeing a ranch, and Southfork Ranch in Dallas is the most famous in the world! The real-life location of the Ewing Mansion and ranch from the TV show Dallas is as fabulous and elaborate as you could dream of. On this guided tour you’ll enjoy the must-see history, culture, sights, and experiences of this colorful region.
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.
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.
Jewels of Thailand
Thailand Vacation Package DetailsTake a Thailand tour to enjoy an unforgettable guided journey through its most incredible temples and monuments. Enjoy cultural and culinary experiences, from the jungles to the misty mountains, and through the busy streets of some of Southeast Asia’s most interesting cities.
The colorful Thai capital of Bangkok is known for its exceptional food, gorgeous beaches, historic sites, and boundless energy. You’ll be amazed to see tranquil temples and colossal statues surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city that blossomed around them. Discover Thailand’s WWII history at sites from the Bridge over the River Kwai to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and the Allied War Cemetery.
The lush, hilly, alpine Chiang Rai region of Northern Thailand is known as both Little Switzerland and the onetime capital of the global opium trade. You will be struck by the extreme contrast between the area’s beauty and its tumultuous past.
Nearly every day of this tour includes stops at Buddhist temples, whose impressive size and beautiful design attract visitors from every religion and region in the world. The ruins of Sukhothai are dotted with the columns and spires of 700-year-old shrines guarded by massive Buddha statues. The Blue Temple and White Temple are dazzling monochromatic monuments. And the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, perched on a mountain and almost unbelievably detailed, is one of the holiest sites in the country.
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 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.
Rocky Mountains & Black Hills National Parks Tour
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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 & Coastal California Tour
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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!
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!
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 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.
South Africa Safari Tour
South Africa Vacation Details
If you've spent your whole life dreaming of Africa, this South Africa Safari tour belongs at the top of your bucket list. Animal lovers will enjoy many opportunities to view Africa's most iconic wildlife in their natural habitat.
At the flat top of Table Mountain, you'll enjoy the best vistas in all of Cape Town. Enjoy more stunning views at Cape Point Nature Reserve's lighthouse, from which you can take in the rocky landscape, pounding waves, and wildlife including zebras and baboons. In the Western Cape, you will travel hundreds of feet down into the Cango Caves to marvel at prehistoric cave paintings and artifacts. Back above ground, stop by an ostrich farm.
Go under the dome of Birds of Eden Free Flight Aviary to see 5 acres of pristine indigenous forest occupied by thousands of bright, loud, and fascinating birds. Learn about apartheid and the man who dismantled it at the Apartheid Museum and Mandela House in Johannesburg.
From there, take an expert-guided safari in Kruger National Park, the natural habitat of the famous wildlife that makes South Africa the ultimate a dream destination for animal lovers. Look out for the Big 5-elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalo-along with hundreds of other species including crocodiles, zebras, and giraffes.
Ultimate Autumn Leaves & Eastern Canada
Experience the vibrant autumnal colors of New England and Eastern Canada during the peak fall foliage season. From New York to Ontario, visit historic sites and cultural landmarks while surrounded by renowned natural beauty.
Ultimate Canyons & Rocky Mountains National Parks Tour
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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 Canyons & Southwest Tour
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Enjoy natural wonder after natural wonder on this unforgettable ultimate journey through the rugged beauty of the southwest, including 8 of America’s most spectacular national parks. This combination of our Crimson Canyons & Mesa and Colorado & New Mexico Frontiers tours promises to be an adventure you’ll never forget.
Marvel at the sheer glory of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. At Zion National Park, enjoy the lush greenery and deep red sandstone canyon walls, then gaze up at the sandstone hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. You can’t help but be in awe of the breathtaking vistas of Canyonlands National Park.
The tour continues at the towering red rocks of the iconic Garden of the Gods. Prepare to be impressed by Great Sand Dunes National Park, a strikingly beautiful 30-square-mile sandbox with sand dunes rising over 750 feet tall.
You will be amazed by America’s oldest culture at the cliffside home of the Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. Then enjoy a trip on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the best way to travel through the dazzling Colorado wilderness.
Don’t miss the tour stop at the Four Corners Monument where you can stand in four states at once. You’ll continue to the artist’s havens of Taos and Santa Fe before the final stop of the trip at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.
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 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.
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
Experience a journey from the Appalachian Highlands through the Smoky Mountains, Kentucky Bluegrass Country, and Music City. The next half of your tour is a journey across the Historic South.
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!
Ultimate Vietnam & Thailand
Thailand & Vietnam Vacation Package Details
Combine our Vietnam vacation package and Thailand vacation package into the ultimate tour of two of Southeast Asia’s most incredible destinations.
Your time in Vietnam will consist of the perfect mix of urban sightseeing, cultural experiences and natural beauty—as well as visits to important sites and monuments from the Vietnam War. The bustling cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hue are as high paced and vibrant as any place on the planet.
For sheer natural glory, you can’t do better than Halong Bay. An overnight cruise through the emerald waters and past tiny rainforest islands is an experience you’ll never forget. You’ll also enjoy boat rides down the Perfume River and Mekong Delta.
After an included flight, your time in Thailand begins. Bangkok is known for its exceptional food, gorgeous beaches, historic sites, and boundless energy.
The lush, hilly, alpine Chiang Rai region of Northern Thailand is known as both Little Switzerland and the onetime capital of the global opium trade. You will be struck by the extreme contrast between the area’s beauty and its tumultuous past.
Nearly every day of the Thailand portion of this tour includes stops at Buddhist temples, whose impressive size and beautiful design attract visitors from every religion and region in the world. Your trip ends in Chiang Mai with an included farewell dinner.