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National Parks of the Golden West Tour

From $1499 (was $1699)

14 Days

Passport Not Required

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"We have now added helpful star ratings to our tours! These ratings come directly from the follow-up surveys that are submitted to us by our guests, with 5 stars = a rating of Excellent and 4 stars = a rating of Very Good."


Tour Rating: stars5
"We have been to Hawaii and now out west with YMT and we feel we can relax because we are well taken care of. All things planned makes it very easy for us. We take other kinds of vacations were we plan and carry out all the details ourselves but it is nice to let someone else do it..."

Patricia C., CT
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"[Our tour manager] had a great personality and very knowledgable about her job. Al [our driver] was a thorough gentleman and did all he could to be of service to us all. Tour delivered all advertised events and experiences with help of excellent staff."

RoseAnne D., ON, Canada

Tour Rating: stars5
"[We had a] very excellent and knowledgeable tour manager…We have enjoyed all of our trips with YMT over the years."

Linda S., TX
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"[Tour Manager] made the trip-very easy going and was great with our age group. This was our 2nd trip with YMT, both were excellent and a great value for the dollar."

Gilbert M., NJ
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Marcia our tour manager was excellent! Knowledgeable, patient, good at getting the group to bond & identify, patient, added movies, music, ice breakers, patient, and provided group birthday cards for the 3 of us who had birthdays during the trip. She also recognized that some quiet time was needed. She obviously enjoyed the Parks, the geographical area and the historical and geological aspects of what we were experiencing...When I have a positive experience, I like to let others know about it. And the destinations were excellent in & of themselves on this trip. "

Anne A., IA
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Pauline was excellent in every way-- we could not have had a better guide…and John, our driver was also excellent…[this was ] a great vacation!!!!!! [with] great destinations, tour guide,driver, and overall value!"

Paul G.,

Tour Rating: stars5
"Justine [our tour manager] did a great job. She also had games to play and exercises when it was a long ride. She added much to the area we were going to by playing CDs at the appropriate time. She was very dedicated to make sure luggage was put on the bus every morning...We really enjoyed our trip. The National Parks tour was exactly what we wanted. It would had been too much for us to have handled it ourselves so it was comforting to know that YMT would take care of everything for us!"

Melissa P, GA

Tour Rating: stars5
"The trip was inspirational, and the tour director was exceptional."

Ann G., IA

Tour Rating: stars4
"This was an excellent tour of some spectacular National Parks scenery, wonderful accommodations, great luggage service and nice people. A lot was packed into two weeks."

Darlene R., ON, Canada

Tour Rating: stars4
"[Tour Manager] was excellent and very knowledgeable about the areas we went to. She was very friendly and tried to meet any need we had…this was our first bus tour with anyone…[and] we saw some of the most beautiful parts of the country."

Ethel D., NC

Tour Rating: stars5
"Very satisfied with all aspects of this tour."

Robert A., ON, Canada
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Would like to have Monica [our tour manager] on all my tours, and my husband and friends agree…Superb, driver. Al was the best driver I've had on any tour that I have been on, with YMT or other travel groups…We've always had good experiences on YMT tours. This has been our fourth and we are planning more, tours and cruises."

Mary D., NY
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"We felt that what was offered was a good variety and value…Steve was an excellent tour manager. He was personable and had a good sense of humor and was well informed on the sights we enjoyed, and Bogdan was a caring and careful driver and helped make the trip as pleasant as it was. We enjoyed a wonderful trip and are so glad we signed up for it."

Marjorie B., PA

Tour Rating: stars5
"Excellent guide and driver. [Our tour guide] has no equal, she could not be any better. [Driver] was a fine and knowledgable person. Worked beautifully with the tour director. A great combination that would be hard to equal. I cannot praise them enough. [This trip] was as good as they come. "

Neil F., MI

Tour Rating: stars5
"Everything about this trip was wonderful. We liked the guide, the driver, and each stop!!! {Our tour manager's] knowledge was amazing [and] when we were getting off the bus, [the driver] always had a helping hand to help me. I couldn't have driven this many miles for YMT's price."

Alice P., AZ
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"The Temple Square [optional] tour and dinner was lovely. Hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in rehearsal was an added thrill. Our tour manager kept us moving and interested everyday…Both the manager and driver had great senses of humor. I was thrilled by the enormous heights and magnificence of the mountains and unusual formations of rock and desert along the way. This tour was better than my expectations. "

Ann G., NY

Tour Rating: stars5
"This was our 50th anniversary trip and it was excellent...Monica was an excellent tour guide. Very organized, knowledgable of areas history and geography, able to keep the tour on time and knew where the restrooms were. Very enjoyable to be around. This was our first organized tour and we were well pleased. Certainly will consider YMT again. Al was an exceptional driver. Very professional and took excellent care of passengers and the bus. The bus was very clean every morning. the bus was incredible. I hope that all concerned knows what a gem they have in Al and Monica."

Samuel N., GA

Tour Rating: stars5
"Steve did a great job as tour guide. He was attentive to special needs; friendly; knowledgeable of the area, history, and where to take a rest stop and get a picnic lunch, and our driver was competent, careful, and pleasant, what more could you want in a bus driver? YMT has improved considerably since our first tour with you. Well planned, good price [and] most enjoyable trip!"

Myra C., AL
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Your people do an excellent job and the variety [of the tours] are great...Linda, our tour manager went above and beyond in her help to all guests, checked out and answered every question people asked. Can't say enough good about her. This was our third tour with YMT and I'm totally satisfied with your service in every way. I tell others about you whenever opportune. Your variety of tours, your staff, your service are excellent."

Connie C., BC
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our tour manager did a wonderful job and was always ready to answer any questions. She has a great personality. She and the driver communicated very well together...Overall I had a great vacation."

Jacqueline S., IN
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our tour manager was very accommodating and outgoing, and managed all aspects of tour extremely well. This was our fourth tour with YMT which packed a lot of sightseeing, presentations and activities into every day which suited us perfectly. All of our YMT tours were fabulous, enjoyable and winners in every sense of the way!"

Ulrich T., BC
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"It was a very enjoyable trip. We learned a lot and were shown a lot of God's beauty."

Eldon G., IN

Tour Rating: stars5
"Camille was very personable, knowledgeable and a great tour manager and Brian was a wonderful driver. I am really afraid of high places, but I was amazingly confident in his driving skills. He was also very helpful and understanding of our group. Our trip was everything we expected and more. We really enjoyed ourselves...[a great] value for the dollar and excellent staff."

Judith M., FL

Tour Rating: stars5
"Overall experience was perfect. We were able to have an enjoyable, relaxing trip without having to drive or worry about lodging. We saw spectacular National Parks on our carefree trip! We would not hesitate to take another YMT tour. "

John S., CA

Tour Rating: stars5
"We were able to see so much of America's beauty in a great bus with great people in just the right amount of time... Looking forward to hopefully getting to the East coast for the fall colors tour with YMT next year!"

Anne P., MN
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Can't say enough good things things about our tour manager, Linda. She had the knowledge and if she didn't know something she would find out for you. She would go out of her way to be of help. This was one of my favorite trips because of Linda. Loved the picnic lunches we had in the parks, what a treat to be able to sit and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Excellent value for your money...Every thing is taken care of for you from plane to hotel reservations. Bus is clean and comfortable, with plenty of rest stops."

Shirley S., PA
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Monica made us feel important, and cared for our welfare. She treated ALL of us the same. It was a joy to have her as our tour director!! We visited areas that we never expected to see, and they were amazing! I think anyone who has the resources and good health would enjoy this trip!!"

Marolyn C., AL
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars4
"Excellent tour, perfect weather, beautiful scenery, very good driver and the guide was very knowledgeable! Nice hotels, lots of fun!! Great tour highly recommend!"

Daniel S., AR

Tour Rating: stars5
"We were able to see a lot of national parks that we would not have seen if we would do it ourselves in the same amount of time."

Clifford C. Jr., MD
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Tour manager was consistently pleasant, helpful, knowledgable, and fun! This was my second YMT trip and I will probably take a couple more. YMT offers a good opportunity to see parts of the world that I've never been to, affordably. YMT offers a good value as well as a chance to see new places."

Kathleen C., MD
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"The tour guide (Steve) and the bus driver (John) were great. I met a lot of nice people...the whole trip was amazing and I am very glad I chose YMT for this trip. I look forward to doing other trips in the future. The National Parks of the Golden West Tour was wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone."

Judith M., IL

Tour Rating: stars5
"Steve was very knowledgeable and was a wonderful guide. I would give anything to be able to take an additional tour with him as a guide. He made each day exciting, and very interesting; there are not enough words to explain how great he made our trip. John was a very good driver, and each stop he was always there to help each person off the bus and paid special attention to those who might need extra help. Can't say enough good things about John. We are really sold on the great experiences we have had with YMT and will probably look into another trip. There is not a negative thing I can say about YMT!"

Gary E., IN
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars4
"It was our first bus tour. I enjoyed not having to worry about driving or what we were going to see. We found this tour to be very professionally operated. We could not have asked for better driver or guide!"

Joy E., IL

Tour Rating: stars5
"Steve was the perfect tour manager. He was knowledgeable, pleasant, accommodating, energetic, positive attitude and handled some sensitive topics in a very diplomatic fashion. His former career as a middle school teacher, his vast travel experience and his life experience living in California made him the perfect tour manager for us. I have told several of my friends about my experiences on this tour and all have asked for links to your website. Great itinerary at an affordable cost!"

Susanne S., ME

Tour Rating: stars5
"All of the Parks are impressive destinations and your manager and driver added to the positive experience."

Robert S., MI

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our tour manager (Steve) shared a great deal of information about the areas we passed through. He worked very hard to make sure our tour went smoothly and our driver (John) was wonderful...The tour was as advertised. The fact that no meals (except for a few bonus meals!) were included was not a problem. The price was very reasonable, the accommodations just fine, the driver and tour guide were top shelf."

Marjorie O., MA

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our rating should speak for itself. If the price is right and is a destination of interest to us, we would travel with YMT again! It was well organized, we had a very knowledgeable tour guide and an excellent driver. "

Manfred Stock

Tour Rating: stars5
"Everything went as well as our trips with you before!...Our bus driver Al was great and helped make the trip enjoyable! Our tour guide Monica was also great; she made the trip with all of her special touches. Everything went well. We took two other couples with us and they all enjoyed it also. This was our fourth tour with your company."

Barbara L., OH
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"Tour manager was superb and enthusiastic. It was evident that he enjoyed what he was doing and was so knowledgeable. We all felt like family and he went over and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable and had a great experience. This is my second vacation with YMT and will most likely travel with them again. Their prices are reasonable and the choice of accommodations good to excellent...This trip ranged from good to great; every site got better than the one before. Nicely paced and covered a lot. These sites one has to see for themselves; pictures alone cannot give one a true picture of the magnificence of these parks."

Hazel K., NY
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"My tour was a great experience and I am so glad that I signed up… Monica [our guide] and our driver, Al, are the greatest assets YMT has. They represented your company very well... Thanks to your whole team. I know there are other tour companies making the same tour, but I enjoyed the trip ten times more than I thought I would and would do it again and recommend it to everyone...The trip was so well organized and took most of the stress out of navigating the number of miles and Parks that we visited. I loved our Chaplain, Father Frank Wittouck, the Tour Guide Monica, and the driver, Al. The hotel accommodations weren't 5 star but they were clean and comfortable and more than adequate for the price of the tour. I came for the sights and overall experience and that is a 5 star experience. Thanks again! "

Jeanne M., TX

Tour Rating: stars5
"We were vey pleased with our driver Al, and our tour guide Monica. They made the trip a real pleasure. We have not traveled in the past but would love to do more traveling in the future...We were very pleased with our YMT vacation. We are very inexperienced travelers but would definitely like to travel more with YMT. We have wonderful memories that will last our life time. We were very pleased with our entire vacation and would recommend YMT to anyone traveling."

Sally S., TX

Tour Rating: stars5
"YMT is an excellent Travel Agency that delivers. This was my fourth tour with the company and I have already booked my trip for next year! I can only highly recommend YMT!...YMT's planning of the trips is excellent. It stops and goes exactly to places that everybody dreams to see and has on their bucket list. So far I have enjoyed everyone of my tours."

Christl H., VA
Repeat Guest

Tour Rating: stars5
"It was great traveling with you again . I will book from you again. You guys take very good care of us!.... Everything is planned for us and we have no worries!...I brag about your company... "

Karen D., NS
Repeat Guest