Vacations departing November 2019
IntroductionIceland, “The Land of Ice and Fire,” is as dramatic as it is beautiful. You will never forget the impressive displays of Mother Nature’s might that still dominate the landscape of this remote country, the home of ancient Vikings, friendly locals, and stunning nature.
Take a week off to unwind, relax, explore, and enjoy the incredible beauty of 2 of Hawaii’s most popular islands! Your local Tour Guide will take you through the best parts of paradise on Oahu and Maui, where you can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and bask in the Aloha spirit!
Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour
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.
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Legendary China & Yangtze River Cruise
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.
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Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience
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!