Yellowstone Winter Wonderland (AW)

7 Day Tour from Jackson to Jackson

2020 Tour Details

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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.

Enjoy a walking tour of the Upper Geyser Basin, the greatest geothermal basin on Earth, where you’ll witness Old Faithful. Travel via snow coach to some of the famous places in the park, and take an excursion to Lamar Valley, known to locals as the Serengeti of Yellowstone. This unique experience arranged by Globus gives you an opportunity to spot wildlife such as elk, bison, moose, wolves, coyotes, and more.

On this magical Yellowstone winter vacation, you will also tour Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a sleigh ride in Jackson’s National Elk Refuge, where as many as 10,000 elk congregate each winter—another special experience offered by Globus! You’ll have leisure time to participate in some of the outdoor activities, such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, or you may choose to relax with a warm drink by a crackling fire. Regardless, you’re sure to come away from this Yellowstone National Park winter tour with some amazing stories, fond memories, and unique photos.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

JACKSON
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge; Grand Teton National Park; farewell dinner
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Snowcoach sightseeing; Upper Geyser Basin walking tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Lamar Valley sightseeing

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.

Notes:

  • This vacation visits national parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have televisions and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.
  • Maximum elevation on tour: 8,400 ft.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Yellowstone National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 box lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Jackson

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN JACKSON

Welcome to the “Wild West” town of Jackson, Wyoming. At 6 pm, meet with your traveling 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

Your day begins in the nearby National Elk Refuge with a fun and exhilarating included Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SLEIGH 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 other wildlife in residence this time of year, including wolves, coyotes, moose, bison, trumpeter swans, hawks, and even bald eagles. Departing Jackson, we 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.

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Day 3 YELLOWSTONE 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 greatest geothermal basin on Earth. Here, you will view the most famous geyser in the park, Old Faithful, as well as other less predictable geysers, including Castle, Daisy, Riverside, and Grand Geysers. 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.

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Day 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS

Travel north through the park today by SNOWCOACH, with stops to see the Lower Geyser Basin’s famous Fountain Paint Pot—named for the reds, yellows, and browns of the mud—as well as pretty Gibbon Falls. At the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, enjoy a box lunch in a warming hut before proceeding to Upper Falls and thundering Lower Falls, which are nearly twice the height of Niagara. Have your cameras ready, as winter is ideal for wildlife spotting in the bright reflective snow. Later, continue to the notrhern 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 backcountry skiing or relaxing in the Map Room with a glass of wine are among the activities you can enjoy.

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Day 5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–WEST YELLOWSTONE

This morning, join our excursion to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LAMAR VALLEY, the magical “Serengeti of North America.” Situated in the northeast section of the park, this large U-shaped valley was carved by glaciers during the last ice age, and is the perfect place for spotting elk, bison, and wolves. It is also home to the park’s largest concentration of grizzly bears! 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.

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Day 6 WEST YELLOWSTONE–JACKSON

After breakfast, board your motorcoach for a journey through Idaho. Get a different perspective of the Tetons as we travel along the western side of the range and enjoy 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.

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Day 7 JACKSON

After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to newfound friends.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

STEVE OSTEN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Escorting tours for more than 20

My interest in the national parks began as a child on summer vacations in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In college, I studied Botany, Ichthyology, Mammology, and Ornithology, and I began working in Yellowstone as a summer seasonal guide 25 years ago. I have also worked in Sequoia, the Everglades, and Alaska as a naturalist guide. Whether it's beachcombing in Florida, birding in the Everglades, or hiking in the Tetons, as long as I'm in nature, I'm where I want to be.

Tour Director - STEVE OSTEN

 Accommodations

Jackson
Yellowstone National Park
West Yellowstone

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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