Vacations departing August 2018


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Alaskan Discovery Tour

Introduction

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 10-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. Continue your journey on to Seward, stopping to visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters on the way. In Seward 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. Drive around the brilliantly blue Kenai lake on your way to Homer, the "Halibut Capital of the World." From Homer turn North to the city half of Alaskan's call home, Anchorage! You can bid farewell to the 49th State from Anchorage. 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 Norwegian Sun in Seward, the next stage of your vacation begins! The Inside Passage cruise includes stops in Icy Straight Point, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and cruising in the Hubbard Glacier and Inside Passage. Upon disembarking in Vancouver, your transfer to the airport is included. Click here to view this extended itinerary option.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Alaskan Discovery Tour!

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


Bella Italia Tour

Introduction

Imagine being in the most romantic country in the world, surrounded by historic sites, incredible architecture, art that will amaze you and food that will delight you. Each of the images that come to mind when you think of Italy are included in this 10-day, fully-escorted tour.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Bella Italia Tour!

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Canadian Rockies Tour

Introduction

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.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Canadian Rockies Tour!

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Greece & Her Islands

Introduction

If Greece is on your "must see list" then now is the time to visit the cradle of Western Civilization. You'll see Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, enjoy delicious food, marvel at ancient buildings and be astounded by incredible art.
 

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Greece & Her Islands and Bella Italia Tour

Introduction

Spend an unforgettable 19 days exploring Greece and Italy, at the heart of the Mediterranean, two countries who’s history have shaped the world we live in today. In Greece visit Athens, host city for the 2004 Olympics, and see the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the original Olympic stadium before travelling across the Aegean Sea to the iconic and stunning islands of Mykonos and Santorini.  Famous for their white box houses, blue domed roofs, churches and windmills, you’ll spend 2 nights on each island, which is plenty of time to soak up the ‘island life’ atmosphere. Separated from Greece by the Adriatic Sea, discover the romance of Italy.  See the Eternal City, Rome, and the Vatican, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Explore the picturesque beauty of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside along with Florence, Pisa and Venice, where highlights include the Ponte Vecchio, the Leaning Tower, the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square. There’s also Verona, best known as Shakespeare’s setting for Romeo and Juliet, and the city of Milan. Over all an amazing opportunity to see and experience two unique countries where you will find over 2,500 years of history and culture.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your tour of Greece & Italy!

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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 visit Volcanoes National Park or snorkeling 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!
 

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National Parks of the Golden West Tour

Introduction

America’s National Park System is the envy of the world, and on our 14-day National Parks of the Golden West Tour, experience its magnificence when you visit 9 different US National Parks.  Most people only get to see one or two of these parks in their lifetime; seeing so many of them on one tour makes it an exceptional opportunity.

Our tour begins with your arrival in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada with leisure time to enjoy the endless entertainment opportunities. Take a chance at a card game or one-armed bandit, visit a show or simply relax at your hotel. Then the tour is off to see Natural Wonders and it is only befitting to start with a bang: one of the seven Natural Wonders of the world- the majestic Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy an overnight stay inside the park giving you the opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring landscape both at sunset and sunrise.  Next, discover the sacred Monument Valley  Navajo Tribal Park the Navajo Nation’s equivalent to a national park.  Travel west to visit Zion National Park with its massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red en route to the astonishingly red glowing Bryce Canyon National Park showing off it’s intricate limestone rock formations created by erosion called “hoodoos."  The journey then heads northeast through picturesque Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks enjoying the stunning vistas of naturally formed sandstone cliffs, arches, canyons, domes and bridges throughout.  

Headed west, we travel into Utah’s capitol, Salt Lake City  and see the lake that gives this city its name, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, the unique Great Salt Lake. with it’s nearby The Bonneville Salt Flats, famous as a site for land speed records. Majestic Lake Tahoe awaits with 72 miles of pristine shorelines making it the largest alpine lake in North America. From here it is on to California and another jewel in the National Park system: Yosemite National Park. Witness its extraordinary landscapes of granite cliffs, plunging waterfalls, towering trees, pristine streams and abundant wildlife.  Continue through the jointly managed Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks and view the famed ancient giant redwoods, some of which tower over 300 feet. Weather permitting, we travel through Death Valley National Park, the lowest point of elevation in North America on the way back into Las Vegas to depart for home full of memories to share for a lifetime.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your National Parks of the Golden West Tour!

 

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Sights of Scotland and Best of Ireland Tour

Introduction

By combining our Scotland & Ireland tours you create a wonderful 20 day program where you’ll see and experience the best of both countries, full of history, culture, stunning scenery and some of the most friendly people in the world.  Scotland is a country with a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, wildlife, combined with a colorful history and epic battles.  You will see Edinburgh, the capital with its Royal connections, the Highlands including the Cairngorm Mountains, Loch Ness and Inverness, the Isle of Skye, Fort William and the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, and finally Glasgow.  Once in Ireland, the "Emerald Isle", witness truly indescribable natural beauty visiting the awe-inspiring vistas and along the Ring of Kerry, famous 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher and unique Giant’s Causeway.  See Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, and explore some of Ireland’s most intriguing cities, including Dublin, and Belfast in Northern Ireland.  Along the way we’ve included visits to palaces and castles, museums and historic sites where you’ll get a real insight into these lands’ Celtic roots.

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Sights of Scotland and Best of Ireland Tour! 

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


Sights of Scotland Tour

Introduction

Experience a wild, otherworldly country filled with history, mystery, and magic—where craggy mountains stand sentry over misty moors, and grand castles overlook murky lochs. Visit ancient cities and see why Scotland’s culture, history, scenery and food are unlike anywhere else!

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Sights of Scotland Tour! 

10 Days from $1299 (was $1549)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

Introduction

Brand New in 2018, 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 Polynesian 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. This is home to Volcanoes National Park where you’ll see a smoking and steaming volcano that exists today and even get the chance to walk through a giant extinct lave tube. 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!

13 Days from $1699 (was $2249)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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