Day 1 – Salt Lake City (Sat)
Arrive in Salt Lake City today as your winter adventure begins. (*Please arrive at the Salt Lake Airport before 1:00pm) Upon arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon take a tour of Salt Lake City with all the highlights including Temple Square. Tonight join the group for a welcome dinner.
Sheraton, Salt Lake City, UT
Day 2 – Tabernacle Choir – UOP - Jackson (Sun)
Start the day with a wonderful experience as you transfer to Temple Square for a chance to hear the world famous Tabernacle Choir's weekly performance. (Choir’s schedule permitting). Then take a short drive into the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and arrive at Utah Olympic Park. Enjoy a guided tour of this amazing facility that hosted events for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host World Cup events. Many of the guides are winter Olympians in training. You will see the Utah Ski and Olympic Museum, three Nordic Jumps along with the Bobsled and Luge Track, which has some of the fastest ice on earth. After a stop for lunch on your own, drive north through the rugged landscape of western Wyoming as you make your way to the wonderful town of Jackson, gateway to Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks. Here you will check in for a three-night stay in the heart of this fun western town. Dinner is included at a local restaurant.
Elk Country Inn, Jackson, WY - Meals: B, D
Day 3 – Elk Refuge – Grand Teton - Jackson (Mon)
Enjoy a beautiful winter day with incredible views of the rugged Teton Mountains. After breakfast, start the day with a fantastic winter experience. Just a couple miles north of Jackson is the National Elk Refuge, winter home for thousands of these majestic animals. Get a close-up view as you take a horse drawn sleigh ride right into the massive heard on the Elk Refuge. Your sleigh driver and guide will explain how settling in the Jackson Valley affected the elk herd winter migration and why the refuge now plays an important role in their survival. Then enter Grand Teton National Park and visit some of the most famous stops for wonderful views and photo ops. Return to Jackson with the rest of the day free to explore the many restaurants, shops and art galleries on your own.
*Jackson offers a wide variety of optional tours and activities including snowmobile tours, cross country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and more.
Elk Country Inn, Jackson, WY Meals: B
Day 4 – Yellowstone by Snowcoach OR Snowmobile (Tue)
This is your day to discover Yellowstone National Park, America's oldest and most famous national park, via snowcoach OR snowmobile, the choice is yours. The heated snowcoaches provide a clear view, moving easily across the snow while listening to the insights of an experienced Yellowstone guide. If you choose to travel by snowmobile, you will be outfitted with all the necessary gear, given riding instructions and a profession guide will lead you on a day of adventure. Visit some of the landmarks for which Yellowstone is famous including Moos Falls, Lewis Canyon, Lewis Falls, West Thumb Geyser Basin and the world's most famous geyser, Old Faithful. There will be plenty of time to witness Old Faithful's dramatic display, enjoy an included lunch and explore the area. In the afternoon, enjoy a return trip to Jackson with additional picture stops along the way. Arrive in Jackson with the evening free on own.
Elk Country Inn, Jackson, WY - Meals: B, L
Day 5 – Jackson – Salt Lake City (Wed)
Depart Jackson this morning and travel through western Wyoming surrounded by silver streams, soaring peaks, and lush meadows. Drive through the rugged Snake River Canyon, stopping in Starr Valley. Arrive in Evanston for lunch on your own. In the late afternoon, return to Salt Lake City for one final night. This evening join the group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Sheraton, Salt Lake City, UT - Meals: B, D
Day 6 – Journey Home (Thu)
Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport by hotel shuttle for your departure. As you travel home, take the wonderful new memories and friendships from your fabulous winter vacation with you!
*Itinerary is subject to change.