Announcing Winter 2019 Tour Dates

It’s been an amazing winter season, with highlights that include a sparkling sunrise over snow covered Bryce Canyon, icicle encrusted bison herds in Yellowstone National Park, and contemplative silence in places that are bustling with tourists during other seasons.  As we wrap up one winter, we begin to look forward to the next, and we’ve set our dates for the winter season of 2019 and will now begin taking reservations for the Winter Wonderland, the Yellowstone Winter, and the California Winter tours.  New this year is the ability to combine the California tour with the Winter Wonderland tour (and as last year, the Yellowstone and Wonderland tour can still be combined) for a longer tour adventure.

A special “thank you” to the wonderful guests that explored these beautiful regions with us over the winter of 2018, and we hope to welcome you back on a future adventure!

Winter Wonderland
15 Days / 14 Nights
Las Vegas, Nevada (round trip)

Tour Departs: 
Las Vegas to Las Vegas
Sat, 03/02 – Sat, 03/16/2019
From $3680


– Arches and Canyonlands National Park
– Bryce Canyon National Park
– Grand Canyon National Park
– Mesa Verde National Park
– Zion National Park

Yellowstone Winter
12 Days / 11 Nights
Jackson, Wyoming to Bozeman, Montana

Tour Departs:
Sun, 01/20 – Thurs 01/31, 2019
Mon, 02/18 – Fri, 03/01, 2019

From $3995


– Grand Teton National Park
– Yellowstone NP, Old Faithful Snow Lodge (2 nights)
– Snake River Canyon and lodge
– Snow fun in Island Park, Idaho
– Montana Rockies

California Winter Expedition
9 Days / 8 Nights
San Francisco, California (round trip)

Tour Departs: 
Thurs, 02/21 – Fri, 03/01/2019
From $2695


– San Francisco
– Monterey and the California Coast
– Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
– Yosemite National Park

Here a few impressions from our 2018 tour season.  Every year we experience different highlights, as the weather and light changes, and wildlife surprises us along our route.  The greatest benefit of traveling in a small group (aside from the friendships formed) is the ability to go to out-of-the-way locations that aren’t accessible to the big buses.  Winter tours offer a unique opportunity to see highly touristic location without the crowds.  Some locations don’t have snow (as you can see below) but things are quiet, peaceful, very different from summer time travel.  It’s a beautiful time of year to head to the National Parks.

Bison in Yellowstone Winter

Bison wander through the valleys in Yellowstone National Park during winter

Yellowstone National Park has many colorful hot springs.

Durango Silverton Steam Train

Durango Silverton Steam Train, a great experience with scenic winter views

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Arches National Park in Winter

Arches National Park, sunset in winter, without the huge crowds that make their way here in the summer.

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands with tour group

Mesa Arch, in Canyonlands National Park, with tour guests