Guided Land Tours
YMT’s guided land tours take you to a vast array of destinations within the US and internationally at the most reasonable prices. With dozens of trips to choose from, book your ideal vacation today. Enjoy the scenery on one of our National Park tours, feast on the culinary delights with a tour of Italy, sample wine on a tour of France, and relax in the company of new friends no matter the destination! Guided land tours offer convenient and stress-free travel so that you can take in the spectacular scenery and experiences of world famous sites without hours of planning. Look no further for a great deal and take the trip you’ve always dreamed of with a guided land tour from YMT.
Alaskan Discovery Tour
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 Westerdam in Seward, the next stage of your vacation begins! The Inside Passage cruise includes stops in Glacier Bay National Park, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, Alaska 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
This fall tour has it all: historic Western towns, out-of-this-world intrigue in Roswell, Native American culture, the incredible beauty of the desert, stunning sunsets and of course, the spectacle of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Enjoy hundreds of colorful balloons soaring at once, floating over the picturesque Sandia Mountains in the quiet morning. The colors are luminous and rich while the technique, skill, and timing is precise. In the evening, you walk among the balloons as the propane burner’s twinkle and illuminate the aircrafts against the black sky backdrop. It happens every autumn in gorgeous New Mexico at the world’s biggest Balloon Festival, The International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Before or after the festival, we will then take you on a journey to discover the Southwest. Enjoy the great food, and experience the rich and complex history of this hidden corner of America. From the expansive sparkling desert of the White Sands National Monument to the quirky attractions of Roswell and Tombstone, New Mexico and Arizona are waiting to be explored! With such amazing sights, history, and culture this tour is ideal for all!
Autumn Leaves Tour
Imagine traveling through the heart of America’s history while witnessing the kaleidoscopic spectacle of fall colors in the Northeastern United States. Our 14-day Autumn Leaves Tour takes you from Philadelphia to Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, along the shores of Lake Ontario, through the Adirondacks, the Green & White Mountains, Boston, Cape Cod, Bridgeport, New York City and back into Philadelphia against a backdrop of the rich colors of fall.
Our tour begins where our nation began, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - the cradle of American liberty, where you will see Independence National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Franklin Court. Next you will travel through the colorful fall scenery of picturesque Pennsylvania Dutch Country stopping at an Amish outpost to learn about this traditional way of life before visiting historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - the most important battlefield of the Civil War. You then continue north through Pennsylvania and New York State, stopping at the Corning Museum of Glass which showcases spectacular pieces of glass art and conducts demonstrations of glass blowing.
You will need to bring your passport on this tour as you will cross the Canadian border to the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls where millions of gallons of water spew over the horseshoe-shaped falls creating a powerful sight and sound. The tour continues along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston, home to Ft. Henry and the Royal Military College of Canada. Then we take to the water on an included 2.5 hour boat cruise through the 1000 Islands enjoying a fascinating narrative of the area’s history and views of the fabulous summer homes of the rich and famous including Boldt Castle.
Our tour then crosses back into the U.S. and travels through the colorful fall foliage of the beautiful Adirondacks with a stop at Lake Placid, site of the famous “Miracle on Ice” when the US men’s hockey team defeated the Russians in the 1990 Olympic Winter Games. We then journey through the breathtaking Green and White Mountains stopping to visit Franconia Notch State Park and the magnificent Flume Gorge. Turning south, the tour heads into Boston, Massachusetts and where you will enjoy a city tour including following the Freedom Trail, seeing the Boston Common and the Paul Revere House. Next you follow the New England coastline to Cape Cod and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore with its pristine beaches, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs. There you will have the chance to join fellow travelers for an optional tour to Martha’s Vineyard before heading into Rhode Island for a visit to one of the famous Newport Mansions. Finally, you will discover the “Big Apple” - New York City, with sightseeing including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and Central Park before continuing to Philadelphia to depart for home full of memories of a lifetime.
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Autumn Leaves Tour!
Best of Germany
IntroductionExperience 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
This value-packed Hawaii vacation features many fantastic inclusions at prices you won’t find anywhere! Enjoy a fascinating Pearl Harbor experience, 4 different island tours, a river cruise, and a Farewell Feast. One of our friendly local Tour Directors will accompany you the entire way, and show you the best of Hawaii in an intimate experience!
Best of Ireland Tour
See the real Ireland—where myths, history, and the sea collide. Visit Dublin, kiss the Blarney Stone, and travel the Ring of Kerry on this unforgettable loop around the Emerald Isle. Experience legendary Irish hospitality with our charming local driver guides and in warm pubs!
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Canadian Rockies Tour
Straddling the Continental Divide is a swath of the Canadian Rockies that is home to three of the world’s most picturesque mountain landscapes. On our 14-day Canadian Rockies Tour, you will create everlasting memories as you enjoy a scenic drive past snow-capped mountains in a landscape so pristine it will take your breath away.
Our tour begins in Seattle, Washington with the evening at leisure to simply relax at your hotel or perhaps take the Light Rail downtown to visit Pike Place Market or the Space Needle. The next morning, start with a scenic drive through the lush forestlands of the Pacific Northwest to the Columbia River Plateau with included sightseeing of the impressive Grand Coulee Dam and nearby Dry Falls. We continue to travel east into the “Big Sky Country” of Montana passing by the beautiful lakeside communities of Couer d’Alene and Flat Head Lakes. You will discover pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes as we drive through Glacier National Park in the US and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.
Your mountain journey then takes you along Highway 93 through stunning Kootenay National Park, crossing the Continental Divide by Radium Hot Springs and continuing north visiting Bow Falls and Lake Louise in Banff National Park. You will travel along the Icefields Parkway, stopping along the way to experience an included ride aboard a specially designed “snow cat” vehicle onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Then, visit the small resort town of Jasper in fabulous Jasper National Park which is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks. Within its boundaries there are an abundance of elk, big horn sheep, grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves making it one of the great protected ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains.
Our tour of Canada’s great national parks continues with a visit to Yoho National Park witnessing its rock walls, waterfalls, snow-topped mountain peaks and silent forests. We then travel through Salmon Arm and into the Lake Okanagan Region called the “Napa of the North” because of its many wineries and delicious wines. The trip nears its end as you enjoy traveling scenic Highway 99 into the Coast Mountain range reaching Whistler, the Olympic mountain resort with European flair. You can visit Olympic Plaza where the medals ceremonies for skiing, bobsled and luge events of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games took place learn about the local Aboriginal culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center or simply stroll the village. Your two-week Canadian adventure wraps up in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia with plenty of leisure time to explore the city or take an optional excursion via ferry to Victoria’s Butchart Gardens, before traveling back to Seattle to depart for home.
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Canadian Rockies Tour!
Crimson Canyons & Mesas National Parks Tour
America’s National Parks system is the envy of the world, and on this exciting value-packed itinerary, you will visit 6 spectacular national parks. Most Americans only see one or two of these parks in their lifetime, so seeing so many of them in just one trip is truly amazing!
Elegant Central Europe
Travel through 4 countries in storybook Central Europe, from Austria’s towering Alps to the sparkling blue Danube in Budapest. Discover forested riverbanks, snow-tipped peaks, and spectacularly preserved Baroque and Gothic architecture that inspired some of history’s most celebrated minds.
IntroductionIceland, “The Land of Ice and Fire,” is as dramatic as it is beautiful. You will never forget the impressive displays of Mother Nature’s might that still dominate the landscape of this remote country, the home of ancient Vikings, friendly locals, and stunning nature.
IntroductionJoin 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
Get to know the Golden State on this brand-new itinerary through California's famous cities, gold rush history, and magnificent national parks. And as the perfect addition to this fabulous tour, you'll also get to spend a full day in the sparkling city of Las Vegas!
Greece & Her Islands
If Greece is on your "must see list" then now is the time to visit the cradle of Western Civilization. You'll see Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, enjoy delicious food, marvel at ancient buildings and be astounded by incredible art.
Take a week off to unwind, relax, explore, and enjoy the incredible beauty of 2 of Hawaii’s most popular islands! Your local Tour Guide will take you through the best parts of paradise on Oahu and Maui, where you can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and bask in the Aloha spirit!
Heart of Texas & New Orleans
Experience the charm of New Orleans and the Lone Star State’s 4 largest cities on this incredible tour up the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the heart of Texas. Experience a more gracious way of life as you learn about the region’s history and culture over 11 wonderful days!
Highlights of American History Tour
IntroductionHistory comes alive in this wonderful adventure! This tour takes you from the nation's capital Washington, DC through America's past and present, including Colonial Williamsburg, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia all the way to the Big Apple - New York!
Journey through Spain & Portugal Tour
Immerse yourself in a feast for the senses as you travel through Spain and Portugal. Experience the vibrant culture and history of exquisite cities, and spend the day exploring coastal jewels. With 4 included dinners of great food and a wine tasting, how could this tour be any better?
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Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise
Walk along the Great Wall of China, see the world-famous Terracotta Army, and stand in the middle of Tiananmen Square! Our groups to China are small, and departures are limited, so if this is a place that has been on your bucket list, don't wait to finally check it off!
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Majestic London & Paris
IntroductionThe 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!
National Parks of the Golden West Tour
America’s National Park System is the envy of the world, and on our 14-day National Parks of the Golden West Tour, experience its magnificence when you visit 9 different US National Parks. Most people only get to see one or two of these parks in their lifetime; seeing so many of them on one tour makes it an exceptional opportunity.
Our tour begins with your arrival in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada with leisure time to enjoy the endless entertainment opportunities. Take a chance at a card game or one-armed bandit, visit a show or simply relax at your hotel. Then the tour is off to see Natural Wonders and it is only befitting to start with a bang: one of the seven Natural Wonders of the world- the majestic Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy an overnight stay inside the park giving you the opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring landscape both at sunset and sunrise. Next, discover the sacred Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park the Navajo Nation’s equivalent to a national park. Travel west to visit Zion National Park with its massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red en route to the astonishingly red glowing Bryce Canyon National Park showing off it’s intricate limestone rock formations created by erosion called “hoodoos." The journey then heads northeast through picturesque Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks enjoying the stunning vistas of naturally formed sandstone cliffs, arches, canyons, domes and bridges throughout.
Headed west, we travel into Utah’s capitol, Salt Lake City and see the lake that gives this city its name, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, the unique Great Salt Lake. with it’s nearby The Bonneville Salt Flats, famous as a site for land speed records. Majestic Lake Tahoe awaits with 72 miles of pristine shorelines making it the largest alpine lake in North America. From here it is on to California and another jewel in the National Park system: Yosemite National Park. Witness its extraordinary landscapes of granite cliffs, plunging waterfalls, towering trees, pristine streams and abundant wildlife. Continue through Kings Canyon National Parks and view the famed ancient giant redwoods, some of which tower over 300 feet. Weather permitting, we travel through Death Valley National Park, the lowest point of elevation in North America on the way back into Las Vegas to depart for home full of memories to share for a lifetime.
Oberammergau & Best of Italy
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, incredible architecture and art and indulge in Italian food. The grand finale of this tour is Vatican City, the center of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope.
Please note that this tour has Terms & Conditions that are different from our other tours. Click here for details
Oberammergau & The Sound of Music
Combine the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Oberammergau Passion Play with a fairytale tour of Bavaria and Austria. This journey takes you to fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein, the beautiful Alps, a “Sound of Music” experience in Salzburg and finally through the Imperial history of Europe in Vienna. Stories of princesses, queens, princes and kings included!
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Rocky Mountains & Black Hills National Parks Tour
Immerse yourself in America's beautiful western landscapes. Discover quaint towns, historic sights, and majestic landscapes as you journey to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and Salt Lake City. This tour is sure to leave you captivated!
Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers
Immerse yourself in America's beautiful western landscapes. Discover quaint towns, historic sights, and majestic landscapes as you journey to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, and Rocky Mountain National Park. This tour is sure to leave you captivated.
Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour
Be fully immersed in the pomp and circumstance of the 131st 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—including plenty of enjoyable extras!
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Sights of Scotland Tour
Experience a wild, otherworldly country filled with history, mystery, and magic—where craggy mountains stand sentry over misty moors, and grand castles overlook murky lochs. Visit ancient cities and see why Scotland’s culture, history, scenery and food are unlike anywhere else!
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Southern Music and Dixieland Tour
Travel down to the historic heart of the south in this music-filled trip through the birthplace of country music, jazz, the blues, and rock and roll. See the towns and streets that shaped America’s greatest art forms—music and history buffs alike will love this tour, where the south comes alive!
Ultimate California & Canyons National Parks Tour
IntroductionExperience the Golden State and visit 9 truly wondrous National Parks all in one ultimate package! Yosemite, Sequoia, the Grand Canyon, and Zion are just some of the many amazing places you’ll visit.
Ultimate Canyons & Rocky Mountains National Parks Tour
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 Central Europe
IntroductionCharming villages and scenic landscapes abound in this tour through the heart of Central Europe. Take in the fascinating culture and travel along the banks of the Blue Danube for a vacation you'll never forget!
Ultimate Great Britain
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
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 National Parks Tour
Look no further for the truly ultimate experience! Combine all three of our new National Parks tours for the trip-of-a-lifetime and explore an amazing 12 National Parks on this one incredible journey.