Land Journey

Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter

Ken Burns American Journeys | All Departures are Small Group Departures with no more than 24 Tauck guests

Days
8
From
$6,990 CAD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jan - Feb
Cities & Landmarks
Yellowstone National Park, Chico Hot Springs, Jackson
Wonderland Yellowstone Winter Escorted Tour
Yellowstone National Park, Montana

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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Filmed vignettes by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan sharing their own personal stories and telling the stories of those who shaped the creation & preservation of America’s first national park, Yellowstone

 

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Small groups, no more than 24 guests

 

Travel by snowcoaches to the remote parts of Yellowstone, “coaches on skis” that are specially designed to glide over the snow – a mode of transportation that dates back to the 1930s

 

See the greatest collection of geysers, fumaroles, mud pots and boiling springs in the world at their most spectacular, when these thermal features that make the park unique are more prominent

 

Special presentation by MacNeil Lyons, noted naturalist and wildlife photographer, who gives insights into the park’s iconic species

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Along snow-covered roads await views and experiences only available during our Yellowstone winter tours.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The world’s first national park inspires awe any time of the year, as Yellowstone winter tours would attest. But as you’ll discover visiting the national park during the winter – when bison, elk, wolves and bighorn sheep wander across snow-covered valleys, and Yellowstone's amazing geologic features are even more spectacular in the frigid air – is a whole other... and perhaps other-worldly... experience.

Exploring by snowcoach, you'll see gurgling mud pots and steaming hot springs surrounded by frozen landscapes... waterfalls whose cataracts partially freeze into ice bridges... and geysers, like iconic Old Faithful, erupting dramatically into the cold winter air. You'll ride a horse-drawn sleigh through the National Elk Refuge. And you'll meet a noted naturalist and wildlife photographer who offers insights into the lives of Yellowstone National Park’s iconic species. When filmmaker Ken Burns and his colleague Dayton Duncan started thinking of new trips on which to share their unique stories and experiences, a wintertime Yellowstone tour was a natural choice. In Dayton’s words: “You’ve never really seen Yellowstone until you’ve been there in winter. Once a snowcoach takes you into the interior (the roads are snow-covered), you have this incredible place pretty much to yourself." Small groups, active travel, immersive – it’s Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter... Read Less

Sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge

Day 6

Ride through the National Elk Refuge via horse-drawn sleigh in Wyoming

Each year, one of the world’s largest remaining herds of elk (wapiti) – about 7,500 out of what was once a population of 25,000 – weathers the harsh winter in the National Elk Refuge, nestled between Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. Your unforgettable horse-drawn sleigh ride through the refuge takes you right into the steaming, pawing winter world of the herd, as they watch you pass! It's truly a ride to remember!

Private talk by naturalist MacNeil Lyons

Day 2

Yellowstone is his backyard…

Noted naturalist, author, and wildlife photographer MacNeil Lyons has spent some 20 years as an interpretive park ranger and education specialist in Yellowstone National Park. In a private presentation about some of the wildlife he has studied and photographed over the years – including the bear, wolf and bison – MacNeil inspires you with his passion for and knowledge of the precious Yellowstone ecosystem he has come to know and love during his two decades of experience in the park.

National Museum of Wildlife Art evening

Day 7

Farewell reception and dinner at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming collects, displays, interprets, and preserves the highest quality wildlife art from North America and around the world. Enriching and inspiring appreciation and knowledge of humanity’s relationship with nature, the museum’s collection features more than 550 artists and over 5,000 catalogued items dating from 2500 BC to the present. Its strong collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries records European exploration of the American West. Our special farewell reception and dinner takes place amidst the Museum’s galleries featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture celebrating Western wildlife.

The Wort Hotel

Nights 6 and 7

"Meet me at The Wort Hotel"

Since opening in 1941, The Wort Hotel has exemplified historic charm while providing luxury amenities and services, making it Jackson Hole's finest boutique hotel. All of its majestic guest rooms, including five sophisticated Western Theme Suites, combine the heritage and intimacy of a world-class western lodge with the exceptional service of a grand hotel. Throughout, unique finishes and characteristics define The Wort Hotel's commitment to Western hospitality and its rich heritage; they include original artwork and custom western furniture throughout the lobbies and in guest rooms... and, of course, the thousands of uncirculated Morgan silver dollars inlaid on tables and The Silver Dollar bars!

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Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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