Americas Land Tours
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
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.
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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!
Autumn Leaves Tour
New England Vacation Package Details
Travel through 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.
From New York City, travel through the extravagantly colorful Catskill Mountains to Cooperstown. Established in 1786, Cooperstown is baseball's birthplace and home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Your next stop is Niagara Falls. The thundering waterfalls that straddle the U.S.-Canadian border are spectacularly beautiful during the fall foliage season.
After crossing back into the U.S., weave through the beautiful Adirondacks. This glorious wilderness area is dotted with quaint towns and charming lakeside villages. Visit the White Mountains and Green Mountains on the way to the coastal views and rich foliage of Maine.
Continue south along the New England coast to visit historic Boston. Tour the sites frequented by America's founding fathers during the thrilling independence movement. See a famous Newport Mansion in Rhode Island, then head back to New York City. You will have time to see the major sights of the Big Apple on a panoramic city tour. The rainbow of Autumn colors you see on this tour will stay with you forever!
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. 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.
Discover Washington D.C.
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Travel to Washington, D.C. and see the sites, museums, and monuments of our nation's breathtaking capital city. Take a tour of the Capitol Building, home of America's Executive Branch since 1800. During your stop at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, be sure to view the original Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the National Anthem.
You can't help but feel moved during a walking tour of the National Mall. You will also visit the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during your stay. The names of those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War are immortalized in black granite.
Arlington National Cemetery is America's most hallowed ground. Spend time in this military cemetery containing the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, and the graves of over 400,000 fallen men and women.
Enjoy a tour of Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved country estate outside of the city. Take flight by exploring the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's massive collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. Finally, take a solemn visit to Ford's Theater, where President Lincoln was assassinated just five days after the Confederate Army's surrender. You will also enjoy leisure time in the city to explore on your own.
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!
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.
Spirit Of The Yukon
Alaska Tour Details
Experience the ruggedness of Alaska and the Yukon on this journey deep into the wildest country in North America. Stunning natural beauty including brilliant blue glaciers, icy lakes, forests, and towering peaks, combines with the gold rush history and friendly culture of this untamable territory.
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 Alaska Discovery & Yukon
Venture deep into the independent, rugged, and unforgettably beautiful wilderness of Alaska and the Yukon on this untamed ultimate journey.
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 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.