North America is home to some of the greatest parks, wilderness preserves, and cities in the world. From the majesty of the Alaskan wilderness and the soaring Rocky Mountains to the charm of New England villages or the pageantry of the Rose Parade, North America is full of surprises.
Our guided land tours of North America roam across Alaska, Canada, and the contiguous United States. Bus travel is ideal for the mature traveler—you travel in comfort with a tour guide who knows the local sights and history. Your fellow travelers are your peers, with vacation goals that match you own. Leave the baggage handling and hotel booking to us, settle into a comfortable seat, and discover the beauty of the North American continent!
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.
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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!
Best of Peru
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.
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.
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Costa Rica Discovery
Welcome to Costa Rica, a Central American paradise where locals and tourists alike enjoy good food, pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and a friendly, relaxed culture. Some of the world’s most beautiful sights await you on this unforgettable 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!
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!
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!
Historic Route 66
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.
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!
Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour
Experience the spectacular stagecraft and creativity of the 132nd Rose Parade before traveling up the California coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco, exploring landmarks like Santa Barbara, Hearst Castle, Cannery Row, and Pebble Beach. You’ll never have another New Year quite like this!
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Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour
Be fully immersed in the pomp and circumstance of the 132nd 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 extra events.
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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 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.