Magic of Winter in Yellowstone

Explore the Sparkle of our Nation’s First National Park

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Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2025
7 days | 6 nights • 12 meals
Starting at $2,597

The wonders of Yellowstone have never felt so close! Under feet of snow, the roads remain off-limits to private vehicles, allowing for a uniquely intimate experience with nature from the warmth of your heated snow coach. In the 152 years that visitors have been coming to Yellowstone National Park, only an intrepid handful have ever seen it in its winter glory.

DAY 1—WELCOME TO BOZEMAN!
Start our winter wonderland tour in Bozeman, MT featuring a welcome dinner and overnight stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. D

DAY 2—ALPACAS OF MONTANO/WEST YELLOWSTONE
Delight in a unique farm tour by getting up close and personal with friendly, fluffy alpacas and llamas at Alpacas of Montana. Learn about alpaca care and fiber production while walking amidst and feeding these charming animals. What a photo op! Continue to West Yellowstone for a three-night stay at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel just steps from the world’s first National Park. B, D

DAY 3—OLD FAITHFUL
Journey into Yellowstone National Park aboard a private, heated snowcoach guided by our local expert. Closed to normal vehicles, this is the only way to see Yellowstone cloaked in its winter beauty. Watch as herds of bison trudge through snowy valleys and see Old Faithful cast steamy water high into the winter sky. After a day exploring the snowy wilderness in comfort, return to West Yellowstone for dinner. B, L, D

DAY 4—YELLOWSTONE FREE DAY
Spend a free day exploring the area, choosing from many exciting options below. Feeling adventurous? Try a guided snowmobile tour in the park! B

Optional Activities:

Option—Snowcoach Tour to Lower Falls
Enjoy a guided snowcoach tour in the park to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where you’ll see Lower Falls and Hayden Valley, along with thermal features and wildlife.

Option—Snowmobile Tour

Join a guided full day tour driving your own snowmobile to either Old Faithful or Canyon. Experience not recommended for people with mobility concerns.

Option—Explore West Yellowstone
Visit attractions such as the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, the Yellowstone IMAX theatre, and the downtown strip of shops and restaurants (no advanced registration required).

Option—Rent Snow Equipment
Rent snowshoes, snowmobiles, or cross-country skis to explore the areas around West Yellowstone. (no advanced registration needed; reserve on site)

DAY 5—WINTER SLEIGH RIDE/MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES
Feel Montana’s pioneer spirit while traversing a winter wonderland aboard 320 Guest Ranch’s horse-drawn sleigh in the heart of the Gallatin Valley before indulging in a hearty western meal. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of the Rockies to learn how the Yellowstone area became a hotbed for geologic activity and wildlife. Later, upon arrival in Gardiner, check-in for two nights at the Absaroka Lodge and enjoy the views of the park from your private balcony overlooking the mighty Yellowstone River. B, L

DAY 6—LAMAR VALLEY
The grand adventure begins as a naturalist guides us into the magical Lamar Valley, where bison, elk, and pronghorn graze in the territories of the Park’s favorite predator - gray wolves. Since being reintroduced in 1995, wolves have been at the top of the bucket list for wildlife sightings in Yellowstone. After a morning on safari, enjoy lunch at the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and a stroll along the area’s colorful thermal features before returning to Gardiner. B, L

DAY 7—RETURN HOME
Return home with wonderful memories of a remarkable adventure. B

Quality Accommodations:
Night 1: Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, MT (Jan departure)
Nights 2-4: Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone, MT
Nights 5-6: Absaroka Lodge Gardiner, MT

Dates:
Feb 3-9, 2025

Price Per Person:
Double $2,597
Single $2,895

Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
$172/night
*Does not include breakfast

Depart/Return:
Bozeman, MT

Inclusions:
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling at most hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service

Arrival Time
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman starting at 6:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 p.m.

Departure Time
Schedule your flight home to depart from Bozeman, MT any time after 3:00 p.m.

Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the Bozeman Airport. If you are driving to the starting location, they also offer complimentary parking for the duration of the tour.

Walking Distance
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. While the amount of walking may not be extensive, there is the likelihood of wintery conditions including snow and ice. Previous travelers have found assistance with trekking poles and/or cleat like straps called YakTrax. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.

Average Temps
February – high of 38°, low of 17°

Time Zone
Mountain Daylight

Hotel Amenities
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, a coffee maker, a refrigerator, Wi-Fi, exercise room and swimming pool.

Additional Information
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.

Dress on tour is casual. Plan for winter outerwear, heavy winter coat, hat, mittens or gloves, and winter boots.

Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.

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