Vacations departing June 2018


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Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour

Introduction

The islands of Hawaii encompass the ultimate vacation. Each offers an amazing mix of beautiful beaches, magnificent views and exquisite cuisine. Visit the four major islands of Maui, Hawaii (also known as “The Big Island”), Kauai and Oahu from Norwegian Cruise Line’s incredible Pride of America. This vibrant ship provides guests a collection of amenities with more than 15 restaurants and exciting nightly entertainment - a perfect combination to discover paradise and sail in luxurious style.

Cruise from Honolulu, Oahu and learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board the ship. Enjoy port stops in Kahului, Maui, where you may wish to explore Iao Valley or the old whaling town of Lahaina. Next is Hilo and Kona, Hawaii, with the opportunity to snorkel along the “Gold Coast.” Then Nawiliwili, Kauai, that embraces the spectacular canyons, cliffs and waterfalls the “Garden Island” is well-known for. A special afternoon trip along the breathtaking Na Pali Coast is a final highlight and not to be missed. Sit back with a refreshing beverage and have your cameras ready for the amazing colors and incredible views that lie ahead.

A YMT Tour Director will greet you upon your return to Honolulu, Oahu. They will escort you to Pearl Harbor, where you will see the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor visitor center. Then enjoy sightseeing through Honolulu and a visit to Punchbowl Crater. The last two days of your vacation are free to spend at leisure. Waikiki Beach is the ideal spot to relax in the tropical climate and plenty of optional tours are available to satisfy everyone from a snorkel adventure to a Chief’s Luau.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour!
 

This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.


Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise

Introduction

Experience the mystique and culture of the Far East with YMT’s new China Tour which includes a Yangtze River cruise!  You’ll spend 3 nights and see all the main sights in Beijing including Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Visit the Great Wall of China where you’ll walk along an ancient path and discover one of the world’s most intriguing architectural marvels. Then it’s on to Xi’an to see the more than 8,000 figures that make up the Terracotta Warriors. Then, fly to Chongqing to see Giant Pandas before embarking on a remarkable 3-night Yangtze River Cruise with panoramic views of the world’s third longest river, complete with three included shore excursions. The final stop is Shanghai for 2 nights and more included sightseeing featuring the French Concession and Shanghai Museum. Three internal flights in China.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise!

Important notes:
 
Passports and Visas: A passport and a valid Chinese tourist visa (extra charge) is required to participate in this tour. Getting a Chinese visa is straightforward. Unless you live near a Chinese consular office, YMT recommends you use one of the many visa agencies that offer a convenient and hassle free service. Contact a local visa agency for full application requirements and fees or alternatively visit www.china-embassy.org.
 
Yangtze River cruise ships: Victoria Cruises' Victoria Jenna. All on board accommodation is superior cabin (Victoria Jenna) with private facilities. All of our tours feature cruises aboard the Victoria Jenna. Victoria Cruises have an excellent reputation and specialize in serving North American guests and, like YMT, are members of the United States Tour Operators Association. The Victoria Jenna takes up to 266 guests and ship facilities include 2 restaurants, 4 elevators, 2 lounges, 3 bars, a gym, library, and a beauty salon. Ask your travel consultant for the ship fact sheet for more information. Please note that the river cruises have a recommended additional crew gratuity of $25 p/p USD which is additional and will be added to your on board account.
 
Arranging your air travel: We recommend that you book your air to China with YMT. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 
Activity level: Some of the sightseeing on this tour requires extended periods of walking and standing, walking over rough or uneven ground, climbing steps, several airplane flights, getting on and off boats and buses and generally navigating busy tourist sites. While this shouldn’t pose a challenge to most guests, please consider before booking that this is an active tour.
 
Included meals: Hotel breakfasts will generally be a mix of Chinese and international dishes. All lunches and dinners stated in the itinerary will be in local restaurants (eg. outside the hotel) and will be Chinese dishes. In Beijing and Shanghai, western style food is generally available (at your own cost); however in other areas, availability of western style food may be very limited. The Yangtze River cruise restaurants can be buffet or waiter service with Chinese and some international food.

This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.


Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

Introduction

Our 13-day, four-island Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience is packed with value and amazing sights and experiences. You’ll visit all four main islands, Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii (also known as “The Big Island”) to discover their unique features and enjoy included sightseeing and events on each of them, while carefully guided by one of our experienced local Tour Directors.  

With an extensive Pearl Harbor experience, our tour includes a full day to learn about the events that brought the USA into WWII and ultimately the events that brought the war to a close. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the exhibit galleries at the Pearl Harbor visitor center, where you will also watch a short film. Continue to the battleship Missouri, where the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender to General Macarthur at the end of the War. And to close this day of historic insight and reflection, there will be a drive through the military Cemetery of the Pacific, situated in the Punchbowl Crater.

Also included on Oahu is our full day island tour where we’ll take you away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and show you more of this diverse landscape where some highlights will include the famous surfing beaches of the North Shore, the village of Haleiwa and the Dole Pineapple Plantation.

All your inter-island flights on Hawaiian Airlines are included and next stop after Oahu is the island of Kauai where you’ll witness stunning landscapes with every turn.  Have your camera ready to capture Opaekaa Falls; the Wailua River, during a leisurely boat cruise and the romantic Fern Grotto. The hanging ferns and tropical foliage will leave you speechless and you may even catch a glimpse of a wedding taking place.

The “Valley Isle,” known as Maui, is your next island to explore. We’ll take you to the quaint town old whaling town of Lahaina that will spoil you with art galleries and unique shops, a true delight to stroll around. You’ll stay in the resort of Kaanapali, which during the months of December to April is one of the best places in the world to spot migrating humpback whales, right from the beachfront.

Your last island-hop will take you to the “big island” of Hawaii, where you'll see the King Kamehameha Statue, visit Akatsuka Orchid Gardens and the Volcano Arts Center. On the final evening in Kona we invite you to join your fellow travelers and new found friends at the King Kamehameha’s Farewell Feast, a Hawaiian themed evening with dinner, entertainment and an open bar,  a fitting way to end this vacation of a lifetime.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Four-Island Tour!

This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.