Yellowstone & Grand Tetons in Winter
Featuring Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, Salt Lake City, Park City

Departing: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Limited Space

6 Day Package
9 Meals Included

Price:
$1479 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$1819 Per Person / Single Occupancy

Additional Departure Dates:
The world’s first National Park inspires awe any time of the year, but as you’ll discover on this very special adventure, visiting Yellowstone during the winter – when bison, elk and wolves wander across snow-covered valleys, and Yellowstone’s amazing geologic features are even more spectacular – truly allows you to see the real Yellowstone. Exploring by snowcoach, you’ll feel like you pretty much have this incredible place to yourself as you see geysers, waterfalls and steaming hot springs surrounded by frozen landscapes. Combined with Jackson and Grand Teton National Park as well as sightseeing in Park City and Salt Lake City, this is a whole other type of tour – and perhaps other-worldly experience.


Tour Highlights:


Fine Hotels / Great Locations:
  • Explore Yellowstone via private snowcoaches allowing you to see the various wildlife, Firehole Falls with icicles dangling from the trees, Fountain Paint Pots and the famous Old Faithful geyser spouting in all of its glory

  • Stay in the charming wild west resort area of Jackson with a sleigh ride through an elk refuge to see these beautiful creatures and take in the spectacular scenery of Grand Teton National Park
     
  • Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art housing the finest collection of wildlife art and photos in the Western United States
  • Visit the museum at Utah Olympic Park in Park City and take a guided tour to see the ski jumps, bobsled and luge track 
     
  • Salt Lake City guided tour showcasing Temple Square, the Utah Capitol building and sites of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games
  • A Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsal performance at Salt Lake City’s Temple Square
  • Nights 1 & 5: Doubletree Airport, Salt Lake City, UT
     
  • Night 2-3: Grey Wolf Inn, West Yellowstone, WY
     
  • Nights 4: The Lexington Hotel, Jackson Hole, WY
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Saturday, 1/20/2018 - Arrive Salt Lake City
Your winter adventure gets under way as you make your way to Salt Lake City today.  Optional transfers from home or our departure points this morning will have you at the Los Angeles or Long Beach Airport for a short non-stop flight arriving in Salt Lake City this afternoon Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should arrive in Salt Lake City by 1:00 p.m. Salt Lake City, Utah’s political and cultural center is silhouetted by the lovely Wasatch Mountains. In 1847 Brigham Young chose Salt Lake Valley as the area to become the major settlement of the Mormon Pioneers. Laid out more than 150 years ago, the “City of the Saints” still manages to keep its rustic charm. Today, you’ll see where ceremonies and events for the 2002 Winter Olympics were held. After checking into your hotel with time to freshen up, get acquainted with your fellow passengers at an included welcome dinner. 

Dinner
Day 2
Sunday, 1/21/2018 - Salt Lake to Yellowstone
Following an included breakfast, a once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you! Special seating has been arranged for our group at the Mormon Tabernacle in Temple Square, where you will have a chance to hear the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly broadcast performance (choir schedule permitting). Following the perfor- mance, leave the Wasatch Mountains behind and drive north past the Great Salt Lake, Hill Air Force Base, and Utah’s first settlement, Ogden. This afternoon, you’ll enter Idaho and travel through the potato-producing fields of the Gem State. Continuing north, you’ll pass the town of Rexburg. In 1976, the Teton Dam burst, sending a wall of water through the main street, destroying the town. Continue on to the Island Park Region along the Madison and Henry Rivers, an area that is famous throughout the world for its outstanding trout fishing. After going over Targhee Pass you’ll enter Montana and the town of West Yellowstone, at the western gate of Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy the next two nights in West Yellowstone. 
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 3
Monday, 1/22/2018 - Yellowstone National Park
After an included breakfast this morning, spend the entire day exploring our nation’s oldest and most spectacular National Park via private chartered snow coaches! Yellowstone National Park is a mysterious land of steaming geysers and bubbling mudpots – a land so amazing that the first explorers to bring back tales of Yellowstone were called liars. Visit some of Yellowstone’s most famous highlights, including Firehole Falls and the geyser known world-wide as Old Faithful – a fountain of steam that faithfully rises more than 60 feet in the air. Return to West Yellowstone this afternoon with the evening at leisure. 
Breakfast
Day 4
Tuesday, 1/23/2018 - Jackson, Elk Refuge
After our included breakfast, you’ll head south to Grand Teton National Park, where you’ll see America’s youngest and most rugged mountains, the Teton Range. After some time at leisure for lunch on own in the old west town of Jackson, you’ll head just a couple miles north to the National Elk Refuge – winter home for thousands of majestic elk. Get a close-up view of these beautiful creatures on a sleigh ride through the refuge. You’ll then visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art featuring some of the world’s most beautiful wildlife paintings, sculptures and photographs. Late this afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Jackson to stroll along the boardwalk and explore the many shops and restaurants of this fascinating Wild West town. Jackson offers western charm at its finest. Enjoy an included dinner at a locals’ favorite.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 5
Wednesday, 1/24/2018 - Park City & Salt Lake City
Following an included breakfast, you’ll depart Jackson and travel through scenic western Wyoming into Idaho, all the while surrounded by silver streams, soaring peaks, and lush meadows. Drive through the rugged Snake River Canyon, stopping in the pastoral Starr Valley. This afternoon near Park City you’ll visit Utah Olympic Park with time at leisure to browse the Utah Ski & Olympic Museum. Then, enjoy a docent-guided tour of this facility that hosted events during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host World Cup events. See the ski jumps and the bobsled and luge track – the fastest on Earth! Return to Salt Lake City in the late afternoon and join the group for a Farewell Dinner at a locals’ favorite.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 6
Thursday, 1/25/2018 - Final Farewell
After an included breakfast this morning, take a short transfer to the Salt Lake International Airport. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, may depart the Salt Lake City Airport at any time. Those on the group flight will return to the Los Angeles or Long Beach Airport this afternoon and those with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective destinations. You’ll always remember the fantastic scenery, gracious hospitality and magnificent wildlife on this western winter wonderland.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THIS TOUR
Note: The maximum elevation on this itinerary is up to 8,000 feet. This tour may be different from other tours offered by Good Times Travel, as the walking can be strenuous due to the high elevations. Travelers should be in good health and must be able to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over slippery surfaces. Some of the sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot. It is important that you have comfortable waterproof walking shoes as well as winter clothing for this tour.
Breakfast
Tour Inclusions:
  • 5 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 9 Meals: 4 dinners, 5 breakfasts
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and services of a professional tour director/local Guide
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of packaged air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour
     
Additional Information:
  • Partner Tour (operated by Western Leisure Tours)
  • Maximum elevation: 8,000 feet
  • Alternate departure date available
  • Join this tour from home or one of the following departure points: CON, FV, SBL, LHS or meet the group at Long Beach or in Salt Lake City
  • A deposit of $250 p.p. + airfare (if purchasing packaged air) is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 60-90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare available from $295 p.p.
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $69 roundtrip (home pickup available – call for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Medium (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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