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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.