Tour Overview

Experience the alpine wilderness on this 7 day, 6-night all-inclusive winter adventure with National Park Travel Club. We’ll explore the region alongside our wildlife photography experts and capture the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks against a frozen alpine landscape. Take in the contrasting colors inside the caldera of the Super Volcano and photograph an abundance of wildlife such as North American bison, Roosevelt elk, grizzly bears, and wolves in a valley of snow. We’ll cover the territory aboard snowmobiles, safari vehicles, snow coaches, and of course the Expedition Cruiser. Come with your camera in hand as we embark on this winter adventure into the alpine wonders of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

Winter Yellowstone Tour

Includes

Dinners: 6

Lunches: 6

Breakfasts: 6

6 Nights Luxury Lodging

Teton Lodge Lobby2 Nights stay at Teton Mountain Lodge Teton Village, WY

2 Night stay at  Spring Creek Ranch Jackson, WY

1 Night stay at the 320 Guest Ranch Gallatin Gateway, MT

1 Night stay at Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman, MT

  • In-transit beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea.

  • In-transit appetizers and desserts.

  • Fresh fruit and sweet and salty snacks.

  • Driver Guide, and Hospitality Guide.

  • Walking sticks and binoculars are available for guests.

  • Transportation on the luxury Expedition Cruiser.

  • Trip Insurance

  • Transfers to and from the airport.

Some meals will be prepared in the field. These are custom made to order meals. You value spending time in the landscapes viewing the wildlife and wonders. No need to rush off for reservations or worry about waiting in long lines.

All attractions included in the itinerary.

  • Yellowstone National Park Entrance Fees
  • Grand Teton National Park Entrance Fees
  • Grand Teton Wildlife Photography Eco Tour
  • Gros Ventre Snowmobiling Photography Adventure
  • Grand Tetons Sunrise Photography Tour
  • Snowcoach Day 1 and 2
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Optional Activities.

  • Snow King Mountain Chairlift
  • Guided XC Skiing in the heart of the Grand Tetons
  • Grand Tetons Sunrise Photography Tour
  • Sunset Sleigh Ride

Itinerary

Day 1: Jackson Hole, Snow King Mountain      

Lodging: Rustic Inn, Jackson Hole, WY

We will begin our tour with a full immersion into the Western heritage of Wyoming’s favorite resort town. Nestled between the Grand Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, the valley of Jackson Hole is home to an authentic cowboy town with options for all ages – featuring art galleries, unique dining, a robust shopping district, and iconic cowboy bars. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, known for its leather saddle barstools and the Silver Dollar Saloon, where we’ll be stopping for lunch, are both unique and historic spots to grab a memorable beer or cocktail. Take the time to explore the shops in Jackson Square before we board a chair lift for a scenic ride up Snow King Mountain. Capture golden panoramic views of the Grand Teton Mountains and the frozen white landscapes below that are teeming with Roosevelt Elk. Next, the Expedition Cruiser will take us to the hotel where we will retire at the beautiful Rustic Inn. Take in the crisp mountain air from your balcony as the sun sets across a winter alpine landscape.

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Day 2: Grand Teton Winter Eco Tour & Snowmobiling in The Gros Ventre Wilderness

Lodging: Rustic Inn, Jackson Hole, WY

Our day begins before sunrise. We’ll board the Expedition to drive into Jackson Hole where half of the group will depart on a 4-hour sunrise eco photography tour with EcoTour Adventures. You will board their 4×4 style safari vehicle, along with a knowledgeable and experienced guide and make your way into the wildlife hotspots of the Grand Teton National Park. Your guide will be equipped with high-quality binoculars and spotting scopes for each guest and are available for your use throughout the morning, allowing ample time to view wildlife and the contrasting landscape through the lens. The other half of the group will embark on an 8-hour guided snowmobile tour through the Gros Ventre wilderness – this is suitable for all activity levels. Your guide will share their knowledge of the ecosystem as you weave through groomed trails, stopping frequently to view and photograph wildlife up close and in action. The Expedition Cruiser will pick you up from your adventures and return you for the hotel. You may stay and relax or explore the Jackson Hole shopping district.

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Day 3: Grand Teton Winter Eco Tour & Snowmobiling in the Gros Ventre Wilderness     

Lodging: Rustic Inn, Jackson Hole, WY

Today begins just like the last, but you will stay with your group as you embark on the next adventure, whether that’s the Eco Photography Tour or the Gros Ventre Snowmobile Adventure. After an active morning of photographing frozen landscapes, guests will have the afternoon to spend in Jackson Hole for lunch on their own time with their Flex Pass. The Rustic Inn offers great views of the Elk Reserve just across the street.  Great night for a fire!

Day 4: Photograph Grand Tetons, Scenic Drive, 320 Guest Ranch     

Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

While the main scenic road traveling along the Grand Tetons is closed to motorized vehicles in the winter season, you will have the opportunity for a morning of exploration in the heart of the Grand Teton National Forest on an EcoTours XC Ski Adventure. If XC skiing isn’t your cup of tea, take part in a guided Sunrise Photography Adventure with a Backcountry Safari wildlife guide and professional photographer. Capture golden panoramic views of the Grand Teton Mountains and the surrounding frozen white landscapes where Roosevelt elk, moose, pronghorn, and other wildlife thrive. Later we’ll board the Expedition Cruiser for a scenic drive into the Gallatin National Forest where we’ll check at the rustic 320 Guest Ranch, with private cabins set directly on the Gallatin River. Enjoy photographing the landscape, or bundle up for a Winter sunset sleigh ride on the ranch where appetizers and dessert will be served. Later, head to the 320 Saloon for an authentic gourmet cowboy dinner.

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Day 6: Private Guided Photography Snowcoach Tour: Upper Grand Loop      

Premium Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn: Bozeman, MT

Today is a day for discovering the majestic scenery and vibrant wildlife of this treasured American region. Our exploration of the northern end of the Grand Loop of Yellowstone uncovers frozen waterfalls, Mount Washburn, Roosevelt Junction, the Lamar Valley, the amazing travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, and the north end of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Boarding the snowcoach, our morning brings us to Artist’s Point where a perfectly timed rainbow appears across the cascading Upper Falls. We will carefully dissect the winter wonders of Lamar Valley behind the lens. Bison, grizzly bears, wolves, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and Roosevelt elk highlight this trek through Yellowstone’s showcase of wildlife. As the sun falls we emerge into Mammoth Hot Springs to photograph the vibrant terraces against the white snow. Expedition Cruiser will meet us in Mammoth where our chef will serve a variety of appetizers and beverages as we leave the park and head into Bozeman, Montana. We’ll stop at Montana Ale Works for a farm-to-table farewell dinner before we retire at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Day 7: Y’all Come Back Now    

Breakfast is included at your hotel as well as a shuttle service to the airport. Thank you for choosing National Park Travel Club.

Day 5: Private Guided Photography Snowcoach Tour: Lower Grand Loop   

Premium Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

The early morning hours offer the best natural light for photos, and the greatest opportunity for viewing animals. We begin our day in West Yellowstone to board a luxurious heated snowcoach, where you’ll have protected space for your camera gear and other belongings. A Yellowstone wildlife and backcountry photography expert will join us on our day as we explore the Lower Yellowstone Loop, stopping to photograph the geological wonders inside the caldera of the Super Volcano. Driving along the Fire Hole River, we’ll visit key areas such as the Fountain Flats, Norris Geyser Basin, Old Faithful,  and Midway and Lower Geyser Basins, where outstanding colors of steamy blue, bright green and rusty orange contrast against a crisp, white winter canvas. We’ll break for lunch at the   Old Faithful Lodge before continuing around Biscuit Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin, reaching the frozen alpine waters of Lake Yellowstone for panoramic views of the Gros Ventre Mountains. Continuing along the Yellowstone River, the golden hours of the day bring us to Hayden Valley, where herds of North American bison huddle together away from cold. Capture the sunset as elk, moose, bears, and wolves emerge into the valley. We’ll board the snow coach to begin the drive to West Yellowstone where the Expedition Cruiser will meet us. We’ll dine in West Yellowstone before returning to the warmth of our riverside cabins at 320 Guest Ranch.

Winter Yellowstone Tour

Available Dates

March 15-21, 2020

March 22-28, 2020

Pricing

Double Occupancy: $3,999
Single Occupancy: $5,223
Triple Occupancy: $3,912
Quad Occupancy: $3,748

Deposit at time of booking: $1,500 Per Person

Your all-inclusive adventure will include the following:

Small Groups

National Park Travel Club provides seating for 20 travelers aboard the Expedition Cruiser. Small groups give guests the ability to fully relax and not be rushed. The Expedition Cruiser gives travelers ample room to see the region with full views, space to relax, and the full attention from their guides. Fewer people equal more focus and less hassle.

Lodging

The criteria for lodging is based on several factors that will impact your adventure. We do our best to choose lodging that is 4 and 5 start lodging, but experience has taught us that everyone has a different interpretation of 4- and 5-star lodging. When choosing to lodge the primary factors we consider are:

  • Reputable —The hotel has a reputation for providing a safe, clean service that would meet the expectation of discerning travelers. National Park and National Scenic Areas do not always offer lodging options that are 4- and 5-star quality. Strategic locations on lakes, rivers, ocean beaches or inside the National Park are often 3-star quality. They are, however, clean, safe and provide good sleeping quarters. When 4- or 5-star lodging is routed with our unique itineraries, we will always choose these properties when available.
  • Location—We choose hotels that minimize the commute on the Expedition Cruiser. Our goal is to make time in your destination as efficient and comfortable as possible. Spending an extra hour of commute each day to get back or to a hotel is not consistent with our tour culture.
  • Convenient to multiple food options—Although some of the hotel choices we choose offer a limited offering of restaurant options because of how remote they are, we focus on properties that give guests an opportunity to explore dining options that meet their cravings and interest.
  • Activity-Focused—We make best effort to choose lodging that gives guests an opportunity to explore on their own such as walking trails, hiking options, beach access, fishing, shopping districts, water activities, and historical or educational opportunities.

Meals

chefFood is a big part of most everyone’s vacation experience. When we travel to remote destinations our goal is to have food enhance the experience and not take from it. Our trips are routed with multiple dining out options that include the cost of breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day on the tour. Most of our meals are served in restaurants with multiple options to choose from. While on the Excursion Cruiser, meals are strategically prepared to offer dining experiences that are fresh, made-to-order and maximize your time at your destination. Crafting meals that are sensitive to food allergies and nutrition choices is as equally important to our guests as the creative and tasty options that are provided while in these remote destinations. While the sun is up, and the light is available we focus on more time in the park and less time in lines and waiting for food. Enjoying a hand-crafted meal on the banks of a majestic river makes the experience complete and satisfying. In addition to crafted meals, the guest is also offered daily appetizers, treats and a full-service drink menu that includes wine, beer and any type of beverage requested in advance of the tour for each guest’s pleasure. Fresh seasonal fruit is always in stock on the Expedition Cruiser throughout the day and of course, all snacks, appetizers desserts, and beverages are included in the all-inclusive price.

Attractions

National Park Travel Club provides travel solution with multi-generational options. Activities are classified in our itineraries as Leisure, Adventure and Scenic.

Tour itineraries are built strategically to have a complete offering for all ages and activity levels. Some activities may not be of interest to some travelers, so they are not always included in the price of the tour. Below is a description of the types of activities that would be a part of a National Park Travel Club itinerary.

Leisure

Scenic walking trails, vistas, waterfalls, and other park attractions that are accessible regardless of your activity level. These attractions are available to most travelers and enjoyed by those seeking a relaxing vacation that is easy on the eyes and easy on the knees.

Adventure

Rafting, paddle boarding, canoeing, horseback riding, zip lining, gondola rides, fishing, windsurfing, aggressive hiking trails, golf, and bike riding are examples of options that are available on most tours. While some of these attractions may be included in the all-inclusive price, most of these options are add-on features that guests can choose from at an additional cost.

Educational

Museums, interpretive centers, visitors’ centers, and historical markers, all enhance the guide’s interpretation of the region’s human history, geology, flora and fauna, and lifestyle of the people of the region. This is always included in the tour as well as one-on-one opportunities with the guides to better understand the full value of our treasured National Parks.

Cultural and Human History

Every region and National Park offers a unique history and present that makes the destination so special. Native Americans, Frontiersman, Trappers, Settlers, Miners and iconic people in our nation’s brief history have contributed to the fascinating stories that make our National Parks and surrounding attractions so appealing. Our guides interpret the region but also include the stories of the people who developed the region into the treasures they are today. Connecting each National Park Travel Club guest with the local art, music, and creativity of the region is a key objective on each tour.

Culinary and Farm to Table

Farm to TableOur goal at National Park Travel Club is to help involve our guests in an immersion into the local culinary and beverage options and gain a new perspective through the eyes of the artisans, farmers, and chefs that bring life to this fascinating area of tourism. Because not all guests are interested in wine tasting, breweries, distilleries, and farm-to-table options, these attractions are not always included depending on the type of tour it is but is made available when the route and schedule allow.

Luggage Handling

Included your all-inclusive tour is the porterage of luggage to and from your hotel room when arriving or departing.

Transfers to and from airport

Transfers to and from the airport are included in your all-inclusive tour. Arrangements are made by National Park Travel Club which will include either the Expedition Cruiser, shuttle bus, cab, or other scheduled transportation.

The Expedition Cruiser

Remote destinations offer all kinds of challenges to even the most well-planned traveler. The sole purpose of the Expedition Cruiser is to provide a relaxing environment for each guest while offering the comforts that are not available on alternative modes of transportation. While the Expedition Cruiser may have many bells and whistles that are rarely used, it has the essential tools that enhance the wonders of the National Parks. Designed with the purpose of giving guests a complete small group experience while also catering to individuals needs, the Expedition Cruiser boasts leather couches, two private lounges with seating up to eight, seating at tables, multiple central heating and air zones, full kitchen, hot and cold towel service, multiple charging stations for electronic devices, in-transit satellite television, wireless internet, closets for coats and bags, and a lavatory that has a flushing commode and hot water for washing your hands. 2020 motor coaches will also offer multiple six-way captain chairs that rotate degrees.

Our Staff, Drivers, Guides, Hospitality

Our drivers have pristine driving records and extensive technical knowledge of the motor coach, ensuring your safety and well-being during your trip.

Our Guides and Hospitality Crew are passionate about educating and sharing their experiences with our guests while prioritizing your comfort and individual needs above all else.

Can I make special room requests?

Of course! National Park Travel Club is happy to advise hotels of any special room requests or requirements, provided we receive them at the time your reservation is made. Please be aware that all requests cannot be guaranteed and additional fees may be applied.

Can the National Park Travel Club book rooms before and after my adventure?

Your lodging is secured for your first through last night of your tour. National Park Travel Club is happy to assist you in booking a pre or post tour night stay at the hotel we are staying at based on availability.  If you would like to choose an alternative hotel, we can make suggestions, but it will be the traveler’s responsibility to handle the booking. Give us a call, and we would be happy to recommend lodging and activities in your departure and arrival cities.

Does National Park Travel Club work with Travel Agents?

National Park Travel Club highly values working with travel professionals. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have an Agent you are working with.

How far in advance should I make my reservation?

It is highly recommended that you book as soon as dates are made available – our tours often times are filled up to a year in advance. We have limited departure dates for each individual region that we visit. If you are in search of a private section on the Limo Liner or a private vacation with your closest travel companions, the timing of your booking is even more critical.

What is due at the time of booking with National Park Travel Club?

A deposit is required in order to hold a reservation for a National Park Travel Club adventure. A $1,500.00 per person deposit must be made for our 7 days, 6-night tours and must be received at the time of your booking, or received at our office within 10 days of your booking date. $500.00 of this deposit is non-refundable without travel insurance.

All Day Trips must be paid in full at time of booking.

What hours can I contact a Tour Specialist at National Park Travel Club to discuss my tour?

You can give us a call any time you would like! If you prefer talking to a human, our operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST (excluding celebratory holidays). If you happen to call after hours, be sure to leave us a voicemail and we will reach out to you within the next business day.

Alternatively, you can reach our lead Tour Specialist directly at tours@nationalparktravelclub.com

What forms of payment does the National Park Travel Club accept?

National Park Travel Club accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and check payments. To book your All-Inclusive Vacation or Day Trip with National Park Travel Club, you may use our online booking platform or call our offices on our secure line, 7-day vacation final payments are due 100 days prior to departure.

Will I have to make payment at the time I make a reservation?

A deposit is required in order to hold a reservation for a National Park Travel Club adventure. A $1,500.00 per person deposit must be made for our 7 days, 6-night tours and must be received at the time of your booking, or received at our office within 10 days of your booking date.

$500.00 of this deposit is non-refundable without travel insurance.

Will I receive documentation when I book a National Park Travel Club adventure?

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a booking summary and a trip receipt. This communication will come in the form of an email and will be sent immediately after the booking is confirmed. But it doesn’t stop there – we want to get to know each guest and their travel preferences before their departure. Following your booking summary, you will receive your Welcome Packet with your next steps as a traveler with National Park Travel Club as well as your travel waivers. These consist of Acknowledgement of Risks and Release of Liability Waiver, Emergency Contact Information, Photo & Publicity Release Form, and Guest Profile Form.

How many meals will the Tour Chef prepare while on our adventure?

What is hungry? We strategically plan our meals with our Tour Chef to conform to the demands of the itinerary schedule – ensuring that our guests are always full and content. The Tour Chef prepares locally-sourced meals that reflect the flavors of the region. Utilizing hand-selected destinations to prepare in the field, our Tour Chef enables each traveler to maximize their time exploring the parks rather than racing to make a reservation across town.

In addition to planned meals with our Tour Chef, you will also have the opportunity to taste the local fare by utilizing your Flex Pass when the Chef is not providing your culinary inclusions. Complimentary in-transit appetizers, desserts and hand-crafted beverages will be available all day throughout your tour.

Is alcohol included and served on the Limo Liner?

Yes, local and domestic beer and wine are made available to those who want to drink responsibly. This is included as are all refreshments that are made available while on tour. Please know that this is not a booze cruise. All-inclusive alcohol is a privilege and guests are expected to use their best judgment when consuming it. The National Park Travel Club Hospitality Guide and Tour Chef reserve the right to refuse serving alcohol to any individual where safety is at risk or behavior affects other travelers.

Will I have individual time with the Senior Tour Specialist to ask questions?

Absolutely. Our small group atmosphere allows a lot of opportunities to get to know your guide. We have at least one expert guide on each tour.  The Senior Tour Specialist is completely free of distraction to focus specifically on your needs. The flora, fauna and human history are all important to communicate as well as hearing the stories of the region that only local insight can offer.

What is the activity level of the tour?

Anything you would like it to be. We have strategically crafted each of our adventures to be compatible with various activity levels and multi-generational travelers – ensuring that each guest receives the vacation that fulfills their unique interests. Your Guest Profile Form will help us understand how to best meet your needs while on the tour.

Winter Yellowstone Tour

Company Name:  National Park Travel Club

Office Phone: 1-844-566-7745

Address:  PO Box 210, Grant, LA 70644

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time Zone

If you have questions about this tour please send inquiries to complete this form or email us at travel-experts@nationalparktravelclub.com