Vacations departing August 2023
Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies
Alaska Cruise Vacation Package Details
Experience the best of both worlds on this journey through the Canadian Rockies and along the dramatically beautiful Alaskan coast.
Surrounded by towering mountains, lushly forested Banff National Park is home to Canada’s “diamond in the wilderness,” Lake Louise. The turquoise, glacier fed waters are so vibrantly blue and clear that Lake Louise seems to be lit from within. Take an excursion on to the Athabasca Glacier at the bottom of the Columbia Icefield, an experience visitors cherish and won’t soon forget. Enjoy a tour and free time in charming Vancouver, Canada’s foodie paradise.
Cruise past spectacular glaciers in the Gulf of Alaska and Glacier Bay, and look out for whales and sea lions swimming in the labyrinth of bays and fjords of the Inside Passage. Walk amongst the world’s largest collection of totem poles in Ketchikan, nicknamed the “salmon capital of the world.” Travel back to the gold rush in Skagway, where bootlegging, brothels, and vices of all sorts once boomed. Journey through pristine, raw, unforgettably beautiful scenery on this spectacular Canadian Rockies and Alaska cruise tour.
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!
Bella Italia Tour
Italy Vacation Package Details
Take a journey you won’t forget! Enjoy an Italy vacation where you will visit site after legendary site all the way from Rome to Milan. Explore the most romantic country in the world whose historic ruins, incredible architecture, stunning natural beauty, and exceptional cuisine make it irresistible to travelers from across the globe.
Tour Vatican City, home to the pope and some of the world’s finest artwork including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. In Rome, explore the Forum and other buildings and massive ruins that came to symbolize the Ancient Roman Empire’s unparalleled strength and influence. Admire Orvieto’s abundance of history, and then relax in the ancient spa town of Montecatini Terme.
Strike a pose for a classic picture in front of the leaning tower of Pisa, before falling in love with Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Foodies will be thrilled to visit the culinary hotspot of Bologna, where pasta is a must. The next day starts and ends in Venice, and includes a fascinating guided tour of the canals. Shakespeare fans will be enamored of the House of Juliet in fair Verona, while our most fashionable travelers will enjoy a final city tour of Milan, the stylish capital of the Lombardy Region.
“Bella,” which means beautiful, is the only way to describe this incredible country whose best traits and most famous sites are the focus of this great Italy vacation package.
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.
Best of Ireland Tour
Ireland Vacation Package Details
Experience the real Ireland—where myths, history, and the sea collide. The Best of Ireland tour takes you around the entire “Emerald Isle,” providing local travel experiences and the best sights in Ireland. If you’re looking for things to do in Dublin, we start by exploring the capital city with visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. Stroll through historic ruins at the Rock of Cashel before journeying to the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Heading south, visit Blarney Castle where legend says if you kiss the Blarney Stone, it will give you the “gift of gab.”
Dramatic mountain passes, rugged coastline, and white-sand beaches will mesmerize you on the Ring of Kerry scenic drive. Learn about the history of a medieval fortress at Bunratty Castle, before stopping at the Cliffs of Moher for views of the North Atlantic. Wrap up your trip with a visit to Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our charming local driver guides will show you the true spirit of legendary Irish hospitality on this guided tour. Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Best of Ireland Tour!
Best of Peru
Peru Vacation Package Details
Travel across the misty, mysterious land of the Incas—Peru is a mountainous vacation destination with limitless magic to uncover, history to learn, and beauty to fall in love with on this sweeping tour.
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.
Essential Britain Tour
United Kingdom Tour Details
Join us on a spectacular England vacation that highlights culture, scenery, and history of England and Wales. Whether you want to relax in the countryside, explore ancient sites and castles, travel through forested mountains, or enjoy the bustle of London, you're be sure to relish this exciting tour.
Explore London, whose centuries-old landmarks live in harmony with their modern surroundings. There is much to see in this famous city on the Thames. Don't miss the infamous Tower of London, Big Ben, and elegant Buckingham Palace.
Spend time delving into riveting architecture, history, and civilizations past on tours of Stonehenge’s mysterious stone rings and the ancient city of Bath. Cross rolling hills and picturesque countryside to the fairytale cottages of The Cotswolds and wander the medieval must-see town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. Delight in the natural beauty of Wales on a train ride through the lush mountains of Snowdonia National Park, home to wild landscapes, rugged mountains and lush forests.
Spend time in cities that have influenced pop culture around the world, beginning with Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. In Manchester, learn about one of Britain’s most passionate football cities. Next, discover how York influenced the magical look of the Harry Potter movies, particularly Diagon Alley. At Nottingham Castle, enjoy the real-life setting for the most famous outlaw in fiction: Robin Hood.
On your final day, tour Oxford, home of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious university. See the school and 1,100-year-old village before returning to London. You can't help but fall in love with the charm and beauty of Great Britain on this tour.
Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour
Alaska Vacation Package Details
Rugged, remote, and so beautiful it takes your breath away, the wilds of the Frontier State come alive on this guided Alaskan cruise tour. Experience the best that Alaska has to offer, from a 2-night stay in Denali National Park to dramatic calving glaciers along the Inside Passage.
Your Alaska cruise begins aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship. There you will explore Alaska’s most famous sea lane including one of the most glorious sights in the world: the Inside Passage. Spend days in quintessential Alaskan towns like the classic gold rush town of Skagway, the state capital of Juneau, and stilt-bound Ketchikan. Pass through the pristine beauty of Glacier Bay National Park, and the majesty of Hubbard Glacier.
Your land tour includes a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Anchorage. After a picturesque journey from Talkeetna, spend time exploring Denali, one of the world’s greatest wilderness frontiers.
Your dedicated naturalist guide will tell you about its landscape, geology, and past. Be on the lookout for Alaska’s Big Five: grizzly bears, caribou, moose, Dall Sheep, and wolves. Next take a scenic drive down the George Parks Highway to Fairbanks, the largest city in Alaska’s interior. Learn the rich history of the “Golden Heart City” as a gold rush boomtown.
Greece & Her Islands Tour
Greece Vacation Package Details
Ancient, breathtakingly beautiful, and culturally rich, Greece travel is full of endless opportunities. You will enjoy sightseeing, island hopping, and fabulous meals. The trip starts and ends in Athens, an ancient city you will discover on a fascinating guided tour. Visit historic sites and charming neighborhoods, with plenty of time left to relax on your own at a local taverna.
From Athens, embark on your adventure to the spectacular Greek Islands. Take a ferry to Mykonos, which is small in size but rich with charm and beautiful views. Visit one of the island’s legendary windmills, stroll through the villages past whitewashed buildings looking out to the sea, or relax at the beach. The deep blue waters of the Aegean are warm and welcoming.
Next you explore Santorini, which many consider the finest island in the world. Look out at the caldera at sunset or stroll on a black sand beach. Experience the island at its best when you book a waterfront table to enjoy tzatziki, fresh fish, and delicious roasted meats with a magnificent view. When your tour ends in Athens, you’ll take home memories from this Greece vacation you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.
Hawaiian Islands Cruise & Tour
Hawaii Cruise Details
Our Hawaii cruise offers you the ultimate affordable way to fall in love with the Islands’ beautiful beaches, magnificent views, and exquisite cuisine. Experience the four major islands of Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu, from the comfort of Norwegian Cruise Line’s incredible Pride of America. This ship has fantastic amenities, including live nightly entertainment and more than 15 restaurants.
Your tour starts on Oahu, known as the “Meeting Place” because of its abundance of unique opportunities for fun. Unwind on your own on Waikiki Beach in between memorable activities including the Pearl Harbor Experience, where you will learn about the day that would live in infamy and pay your respects at the heart-wrenching the National Cemetery of the Pacific.
As you cruise through the warm sea from island to island, learn about Hawaiian culture onboard through the eyes of local ambassadors. Stop by the old whaling town of Lahaina on Maui. Stroll through Hilo and Kona on the Big Island’s “Gold Coast.”
Nawiliwili, Kauai is home of the Garden Isle’s most spectacular canyons, cliffs and waterfalls. Finally, a special afternoon trip along the breathtaking Na Pali Coast is a final highlight and not to be missed.
Historic WWII Sites of France & Germany
Historic WWII Sites of France & Germany Tour Details
Heartbreak and triumph sit side by side at the WWII sites of Western Europe. This tour will take you through the places where history was made. The war devastated capitals including Luxembourg City and Paris, which was occupied from 1940-1944. The City of Light still bears scars and holds secrets from those dark days, and the story of its resistance is told at the Paris Liberation Museum.
Far outside the city, Normandy became a sprawling battleground when Allied forces flooded its beaches on D-Day in 1944. It’s impossible to not be moved by the landing beaches and American cemeteries where so many heroes lie. It is also striking to see the tiny red schoolhouse in Reims where the German forces surrendered—a shockingly humble setting for the Nazi party to formally dissolve.
City tours of Frankfurt and Munich include Frankfurt Cathedral, Nymphenburg Palace and Marienplatz, in addition to WWII sites. At the stop in Dachau, you will see the human toll of Nazi policies and beliefs on a guided tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
This powerful tour takes you on a journey through a painful period that must never be forgotten. You have the option to spend 4 additional days on a tour extension to East Germany.
Majestic Alaska Cruise & Tour
Alaska Vacation Details
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 Noordam—passing stunning glaciers and pristine coastline, with the spectacularly scenic Inside Passage for a grand finale.
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Majestic Alaska Cruise & Tour!
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!
Sights of Scotland Tour
Scotland Vacation Details
Experience a Scottish vacation tour of this 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!
Begin with a sightseeing trip through Edinburgh, Scotland's UNESCO-recognized capital. You'll have the chance to take a peek at Scotland's Crown Jewels as you explore the ancient Edinburgh Castle, which has watched over the city for nearly a thousand years. See Scone Palace, the red stone fortress where Scotland's parliament met, and ancient kings were crowned. Pass Britain's tallest mountain range as you continue to the Highlands.
Cruise across Loch Ness, whose depths are said to contain Nessie, the world's most famous cryptid. Look out at the site of the brutal Battle of Culloden Moor, then explore the medieval Cawdor Castle. Sample a wee dram of Scotch Whiskey at a local distillery, and travel by ferry to the windswept Isle of Skye where Clan Donald Centre is a can't-miss for anyone with Scottish blood!
Continue down the coast to the rugged shoreline of Argyll. See the weaponry of Inverary castle, then relax on the banks of sprawling Loch Lomond. Finally, enjoy Glasgow on a panoramic tour followed by a Farewell Feast. Your trip to Scotland is sure to leave you with fond memories to last a lifetime!
Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Sights of Scotland Tour!
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 Canyons & Southwest Tour
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Enjoy natural wonder after natural wonder on this unforgettable ultimate journey through the rugged beauty of the southwest, including 8 of America’s most spectacular national parks. This combination of our Crimson Canyons & Mesa and Colorado & New Mexico Frontiers tours promises to be an adventure you’ll never forget.
Marvel at the sheer glory of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. At Zion National Park, enjoy the lush greenery and deep red sandstone canyon walls, then gaze up at the sandstone hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. You can’t help but be in awe of the breathtaking vistas of Canyonlands National Park.
The tour continues at the towering red rocks of the iconic Garden of the Gods. Prepare to be impressed by Great Sand Dunes National Park, a strikingly beautiful 30-square-mile sandbox with sand dunes rising over 750 feet tall.
You will be amazed by America’s oldest culture at the cliffside home of the Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. Then enjoy a trip on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the best way to travel through the dazzling Colorado wilderness.
Don’t miss the tour stop at the Four Corners Monument where you can stand in four states at once. You’ll continue to the artist’s havens of Taos and Santa Fe before the final stop of the trip at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.
Ultimate Great Britain
United Kingdom Vacation Details
Discover England and Wales and take an extended journey through Scotland on this one magical tour through these magnificent countries. Visit castles, countrysides, culturally-rich cities, and more!
Ultimate Greece & Italy
Greece & Italy Vacation Details
Take the ultimate Greece and Italy vacation by combining two of YMT's most popular tours. You'll see more and save more by combining our unforgettable Italy and Greece tours, earning a free flight from Athens to Rome.
Your tour begins in Athens. See thousands of years of history in monuments including Hadrian's Arch and the legendary Acropolis. Next, travel by ferry to Mykonos. Be charmed by this island famous for its domed churches painted the colors of the Greek flag, and its hilltop windmills.
You'll continue to Santorini, which many consider the prettiest island in the world. With its black sand beaches and incredible sunsets overlooking the caldera, you might soon agree! Spend a final day in Athens, then say buongiorno! to Rome.
History buffs will not be disappointed on their Roman holiday. Enjoy guided tours of Vatican City and Rome, with highlights including the pristine Sistine Chapel and the Roman Forum.
Head next to peaceful villages and towns including Orvieto, Bologna, Pisa, and Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Next, explore the canals of Venice on foot and by boat-automobiles are forbidden in this captivating city. Your final full day starts with a visit to Medieval Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. That evening, your Italy and Greece trip ends with a farewell feast in sophisticated Milan.
Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Tour
Scotland and Ireland Vacation Details
Experience the best of 2 stunning countries on this journey through Scotland and Ireland, which promises to be an adventure you’ll never forget. First, see the great cities of Scotland on guided panoramic tours. Edinburgh is Scotland’s UNESCO-recognized capital, while Glasgow is its largest city.
You will also explore the legendary Highlands, passing Britain’s tallest mountain range and a working sheep dog farm along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for monsters on a cruise across Loch Ness, and learn about Scottish clans on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy battlefields, castles, and distilleries before leaving Scotland on your included flight to Ireland.
Visit all of Ireland’s must-see sights, starting in Dublin. Then travel to ancient Waterford to tour the Waterford Crystal Factory. Sample a wee bit of Irish whiskey on a distillery to help muster the courage to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
You’ll experience Ireland’s most breathtaking natural beauty at three of its most famous sites. Be amazed by the spectacular Ring of Kerry, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, and the rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway. Your final stop will be Belfast before returning to Dublin, the perfect way to end this remarkable Ireland and Scotland tour.