US and Canada Tour Packages
The ultimate getaway awaits with one of our USA & Canada land tours. Whether you prefer cruising down historic Route 66, viewing the sunset over the Grand Canyon, or seeing grizzly bears and elk in Canada's Jasper National Park there is no better way to explore the US or Canada.
Visit Los Angeles where you can watch and enjoy the pageantry of the Rose Parade. If you're looking to experience the natural beauty of America, explore some of the national parks, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Rocky Mountains. For east coast travelers, head out east to experience the charming towns and natural beauty of Maine or venture through the heart of New England during autumn and be enchanted by the vivid colors of the fall foliage. Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway for an unforgettable mountain experience. Here you can visit the spectacular Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies and Lake Louise in Alberta.
In Colorado, it's "all aboard" the historic Durango & Silverton railroad as you wind through the region's rugged wilderness. See towering red rocks at the Garden of the Gods and try your hand at panning for gold in an authentic gold trough.
Discover charming towns, scenic parks, and fascinating history on one of our USA & Canada tours below.
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!
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.
Best of Eastern Canada
Vacation Package Details
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.
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.
Heart of Texas & New Orleans
Vacation Package Details
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.
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 & Coastal California Tour
Rose Parade Vacation Package Details
Fully immerse yourself in the pomp and circumstance of the 135th 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 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 135th 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 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.
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
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
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.