Vacations departing May 2019


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Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies

Introduction

Travel to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies on this majestic journey that combines luxury with rugged and beautiful frontier landscapes. Start your land tour through the majestic Canadian Rockies with a stop at Bow Falls and Lake Louise. Enjoy a trip onto the Athabasca Glacier with special ice explorer vehicles. Next, relax in town or begin to explore the amazing Jasper National Park. Transfer to Vancouver for an unforgettable Alaska Cruise aboard the ms Westerdam. Cruise the Inside Passage and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of wildlife and verdant forests. Stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway and take in some history of the famous gold rush days. Enjoy an evening in Victoria, British Columbia's beautiful capital city.  End this magical experience in Seattle, famous for its “salmon throwers” at Pike Place Market.

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

13 Days from $1499 (was $1749)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Alaska Cruise & Pacific Northwest Tour

Introduction

Experience the best of the Pacific Northwest before embarking on a cruise of Alaska’s spectacular coast. Enjoy bustling cities, darling villages, massive glaciers, dormant volcanoes, unforgettable National Parks, and spectacular waterfalls on this tour of one of America’s prettiest regions.

13 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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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 ms Westerdam in Seward, the next stage of your vacation begins! The Inside Passage cruise includes stops in Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Homer, Anchorage, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan. 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!

10 Days from $1849 (was $2099)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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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!

10 Days from $1199 (was $1449)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Best of Ireland Tour

Introduction

Experience Irish culture firsthand with a 12 day escorted tour around the entire country! Ireland vacations are unlike any other because myths, history, and the sea collide on this “Emerald Isle” to give you an unforgettable experience. Your travels will start in Dublin, where your guide will take you to popular landmarks, including the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral. And Ireland tours would not be complete without a stop at the famous Blarney Stone, followed by a drive through the Ring of Kerry where you will see lakes, rivers, and charming villages.

You’ll have ample time to explore remarkable rock formations that tower up to forty feet in the air at Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience legendary Irish hospitality with our charming local driver guides or in a warm pub on peaceful evenings while you make friends with a few locals. You may even pick up some Gaelic words!

Rest assured that a guided tour through Ireland with YMT will give you the full Irish experience without the hassle of planning yourself. Simply pack your suitcase, and leave the rest to us.

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

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


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!

14 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Essential Britain

Introduction

Join us on a spectacular land tour through Britain to experience the culture, scenery, and history of England, Wales, and Scotland. Whether you want to relax in the countryside, explore ancient sites and castles, or marvel at towering mountains, you’re sure to enjoy this brand-new tour!
10 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

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Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour

Introduction

It's time to travel to Alaska and experience all that our 49th state has to offer! The Grand Alaska cruise and tour is an adventurer's dream vacation that explores Anchorage and the scenic Matanuska-Susitna Valley en route to Talkeetna. You'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters and learn about “The Last Great Race,” considered to be the most challenging of its kind anywhere in the world. Discover Denali National Park by coach, or by optional train ride which allows you to experience the magnificent Alaskan wilderness from a new perspective.

You'll also enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard Holland America Cruise Line's ms Westerdam. While at sea you will pass through Glacier Bay National Park, where glaciers routinely calve off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings. Dock for a day in Juneau, Alaska’s state capital, also known as “Little San Francisco,” for its multicolored houses that hug the hillside. Then spend a day in Ketchikan, home of the world's largest totem pole collection. Back out at sea, cruise along the Alaska Inside Passage – one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - and the west coast of Vancouver Island. Stop in Vancouver, Canada for a highlights tour of the city, and Seattle where you can soak up the incredible view from the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle, by joining an optional excursion – a perfect memory to add to your unforgettable Alaska tour! 

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour!

12 Days from $1299 (was $1549)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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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.
 

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


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!

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


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 local 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 Downtown 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 helicopter ride over popular Oahu sights to a luau right on the beach.

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

12 Days from $1999 (was $2249)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Highlights of American History Tour

Introduction

History comes alive in this wonderful adventure! This tour takes you from the nation's capital Washington, DC through America's past and present, including Colonial Williamsburg, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia all the way to the Big Apple - New York!
 
10 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Journey through Spain and Portugal Tour

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Journey through Spain and Portugal on this 11-day tour. Taste the cuisine of the Catalan region. Explore the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, and Lisbon. Visit the 8th century Córdoba Mosque and enjoy a traditional Flamenco performance. Indulge all your senses on this exquisite two-country tour!

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Tour of Spain and Portugal!

11 Days from $1799 (was $2049)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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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.
12 Days from $1499 (was $1749)

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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 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!

 

14 Days from $1599 (was $1849)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Rocky Mountains & Western Frontiers

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Immerse yourself in America's beautiful western landscapes. Discover quaint towns, historic sights, and majestic landscapes as you journey to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, and Rocky Mountain National Park. This tour is sure to leave you captivated.

14 Days from $1699 (was $1949)

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Romance on the Rhine & Moselle

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Give us 13 days and we will give you the historic Germany of your dreams. Roman, Medieval, and 20th century history are all highlighted on this extensive river cruise & tour. From the oldest town in Germany, Trier, to the once divided but now united Berlin, you will experience this amazing country completely.
13 Days from $2499 (was $2749)

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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)

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Southern Music and Dixieland Tour

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Travel down to the historic heart of the south in this music-filled trip through the birthplace of country music, jazz, the blues, and rock and roll. See the towns and streets that shaped America’s greatest artforms—music and history buffs alike will love this tour, where the south comes alive!

9 Days from $1399 (was $1649)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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Ultimate Alaskan Cruise & Tour

Introduction

Leave no sight unseen on this Alaskan vacation! Start off with gold mining in Fairbanks, wildlife in majestic Denali, colorful coastal villages, and a cruise through Kenai Fjords. Then, sail aboard the ms Westerdam — passing stunning glaciers and pristine coastline, with the spectacularly scenic Inside Passage for a grand finale.
17 Days from $2899 (was $3149)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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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 Memorial, 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 National Cemetery of the Pacific, situated in 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 town of Haleiwa and the Dole  Plantation.

All your inter-island flights on Hawaiian Airlines are included and the 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 March 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 visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We'll also make a stop at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. 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 $1799 (was $2349)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

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