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Yellowstone Winter Wonderland tour
Idaho Montana Yellowstone Winter Wonderland Trip

Yellowstone Winter Wonderland

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
7 days
From: $ 3,769 $ 538 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Jackson : Sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge; Grand Teton National Park; farewell dinner
  • Yellowstone national park: Snowcoach sightseeing; Upper Geyser Basin walking tour; Lamar Valley sightseeing
  • The only thing more impressive than Yellowstone National Park in the summertime is Yellowstone in winter—a time when the place seems magical! On this Yellowstone National Park winter tour, see Old Faithful without the crowds, marvel at the snowy landscapes, admire the bison as they shake off the snow, and be amazed by steaming geysers
  • Winter offers some of the best wildlife viewing because of the color contrasts between the animals and the snow, so have your cameras ready for animals such as bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, deer, and coyote

Short Description

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the peaceful quiet of winter, it’s also easier to hear the howl of the coyote, the scream of the bald eagle, and the distinct crunch of elk hooves trudging through the fallen snow. It’s a little known secret that one of the coolest times of year to see the wonders of Yellowstone is when its golden hues turn to glistening white. Fewer crowds of people are replaced with bigger herds of bison while the favorite modes of transportation become snowcoaches, skis, and snowshoes. Get ready to gush as you see the steaming spurts of Old Faithful, the thundering Lower Falls, and the wildlife-filled Lamar Valley in a totally different light. This Yellowstone vacation takes you to the winter wonderlands of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho where additional highlights include traveling through the peaks of the Grand Tetons and a sleigh ride through Jackson’s National Elk Refuge. Jingle all the way.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN JACKSON
End City JACKSON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Destinations

United States

Attractions & Cities Visited

Idaho Montana Yellowstone National Park

Activities & Interests

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN JACKSON, WYOMING Welcome to the “Wild West” town of Jackson At 6 pm, meet with your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2

JACKSON–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Sleigh Bells Ring! Your day begins in the nearby National Elk Refuge with a fun and exhilarating included [LF] sleigh ride excursion. You’ll depart Jackson and travel through Grand Teton National Park, where some of the majestic peaks soar beyond 13,000 feet. At Flagg Ranch, board a snowcoach and begin your journey through Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park. Along the way, marvel at the West Thumb Geyser Basin on the shores of Lake Yellowstone, the Continental Divide, and Shoshone Point Overlook before arriving at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge for a relaxing 2-night stay. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE As many as 10,000 elk congregate here each winter, the largest concentration of wintering elk in the world. Your sleigh will travel among these magnificent creatures for a truly up-close experience. Be sure to keep your camera ready as we watch for a wealth of other wildlife in residence this time of year, including wolves, coyotes, moose, bison, trumpeter swans, hawks, and even bald eagles.

Day 3

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK America’s First National Park Wake up this morning to the fresh, crisp air of Yellowstone in the winter. After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Upper Geyser Basin. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not try a typical winter activity like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing? Later, relax with a warm drink by the crackling fire. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Experience the otherworldly beauty of Yellowstone in winter with a guided walking tour of the Upper Geyser Basin. The greatest geothermal basin on Earth, this region also features the extraordinary sights of world-famous Old Faithful, which erupts with regularity throughout the day, as well as other less predictable geysers, including Castle, Daisy, Riverside, and Grand Geysers. An incredible and invigorating experience.

Day 4

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Geysers, Pots, and Falls Travel north through the park today by snowcoach, with stops to see the Lower Geyser Basin’s famous Fountain Paint Pots—named for the reds, yellows, and browns of the mud. At the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, see the thundering Lower Falls which are nearly twice the height of Niagara (weather permitting). Have your cameras ready as winter is ideal for wildlife spotting in the bright reflective snow. Later, enjoy a box lunch while continuing to the northern part of the park for mesmerizing Mammoth Hot Springs, where heat, water, limestone, and rock fractures have created a unique terrace feature. Overnight at historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel where relaxing in the Map Room with a glass of wine are among the activities you can enjoy. (B,L,D)

Day 5

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA Wild by Nature This morning, join our excursion to [LF] Lamar Valley, the magical “Serengeti of North America.” Next, we travel to Bozeman, Montana, before heading south to the town of West Yellowstone. With your free time this afternoon, consider visiting the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to learn more about these intriguing predators as you encounter them up close. (B)

LOCAL FAVORITE
WILD & WONDERFUL Situated in the northeast section of the park, Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley carves a vast U-shaped valley from millions of years of glaciers during the last ice age. Here, you’ll have the perfect vantage point from which to spot thrilling wildlife in their natural habitat. Watch for elk, bison, and wolves in this high-country paradise!

Day 6

WEST YELLOWSTONE–JACKSON, WYOMING The Peak of Perfection After breakfast, board your motorcoach for a journey through Idaho. Get a different perspective of the Tetons as we travel along Idaho’s western side edge of Yellowstone and the western slope of the Tetons for breathtaking views of the highest peak on the range: Grand Teton itself, which rises to an elevation of 13,777 feet above sea level. Tonight, celebrate your adventure with a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)


TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SPECTACULAR SIGHTS The Grand Teton Range is the youngest mountain range in the Rockies and some of the youngest peaks in the world. Mere youngsters, these jagged masterpieces born of earthquakes and glaciers just 2 million years ago. With eight peaks towering over 12,000 feet, the grandest of all is Grand Teton itself at over 13,700 feet. So treasured is this magnificent national park that three presidents (Coolidge, FDR, and Truman) all fiercely fought for more land to be protected and preserved in the 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park enjoyed today.

Day 7

JACKSON Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Snow King Hotel Jackson Hole

Conveniently located blocks from the town of Jackson's famous antler arches and just steps away from Snow King Mountain, Snow King Hotel offers breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain range. The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, year-round outdoor hot tub, seasonal outdoor heated pool, onsite restaurant, and wireless internet access in guestrooms and public areas.


Jackson
United States
400 East Snow King Avenue PO Box 3520

Old Faithful Snow Lodge - Yellowstone National Park

Completed in 1999, the Snow Lodge is the newest of the park's full service hotels. The Snow Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. We will endeavor to secure your lodge of choice, however in the even space is not available an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.


Yellowstone National Park
United States
Old Faithful

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - Yellowstone National Park

On the historic site of Fort Yellowstone, this traditional hotel is nestled in the trees alongside the mountains. The features of this hotel include high ceilings, pine wood accents, and 211 cozy guestrooms. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.


Yellowstone National Park
United States
Mammoth Hot Springs Village

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

The Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Conference Hotel is just three blocks from Yellowstone National Park, perfectly located for your enjoyment of the area. You'll be close to Old Faithful Geyser, wildlife, waterfalls and the breathtaking scenic wonders of this national icon. Don't forget the fishing in blue-ribbon rivers and lakes! This hotel is the ideal choice to combine fun and the wonder of Yellowstone. Comfortable and updated accommodations will greet you after a day spent amid natural wonders, you can relax in the heated, indoor pool and whirlpool. Relax and take in the beauty of Yellowstone.


West Yellowstone
United States
315 Yellowstone Avenue

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