Duration: 7 Days
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 favourite modes of transportation become snow coaches, 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 holiday takes you to the winter wonderlands of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho where additional highlights include travelling through the peaks of the Grand Tetons and a sleigh ride through Jackson’s National Elk Refuge. Jingle all the way.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in June 2022.
JACKSON Welcome to Wyoming! At 6 pm, meet with your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
JACKSON [LF] Sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge where as many as 10,000 elk congregate each winter, the largest elk gathering on the planet.
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park to Flagg Ranch for the snowcoach disembarkation.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Snowcoach ride through Yellowstone National Park. See West Thumb Geyser Basin on the shores of Lake Yellowstone, the Continental Divide, and Shoshone Point Overlook before arriving at Old Faithful Snow Lodge for a 2-night stay. (B,D)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Guided walking tour of Upper Geyser Basin including Old Faithful, Castle, Daisy, and Gran Geysers. Free time this afternoon and evening for onsite activities like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. (B,D)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Yellowstone with snowshoeing or crosscountry skiing. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Snowcoach ride through Lower Geyser Basin with Fountain Paint Pot and Gibbon Falls. Visit to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone includes Upper Falls and Lower Falls. After a box lunch in a warming hut, continue to Mammoth Hot Springs. Free time this evening. (B,L,D)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Excursion to the [LF] Lamar Valley. Known as the "Serengeti of North America," the valley is a large U-shaped carved by glaciers during the last ice age, and is the perfect place for spotting elk, bison, bighorn sheep, wolves, and cougars. Continue to Bozeman, Montana en route to West Yellowstone.
WEST YELLOWSTONE Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
WEST YELLOWSTONE Scenic drive through Idaho includes views of the western slope of the Tetons en route to Jackson. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)