Greater Yellowstone: Heart of the Continent

Take a deeper look at what makes Yellowstone and Teton National Parks true national treasures as you visit geological wonders, enjoy expert lectures and learn the region’s unique story.
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This is the most wonderful trip to see and learn about the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. The days are filled with active exploration of both parks with a very knowledgable instructor. The only minus is the size of the group with a maximum of 30 individuals. The listening devices helped a lot as we all walked along in the parks. I highly recommend this trip.


If you like to learn, walk the trails, be in nature, be a supportive "group member," take lots of glorious photos, have a lot of fun, and enjoy animals and people, this trip is for you!

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This team worked very efficiently together. They had mutual respect for each other and all members participated in problem solving. They all had a service attitude. If all your teams are as good as this one I will become a repeat customer. The one suggest I have for this adventure is to reduce the resources spent on fine dining. I would have rather spent more time in the field and less in a dining hall.

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Loved the trip It was very interesting and great to meet new Scholars. The housing was fun and the food was a lot honestly , maybe too much but all of it was good and well planned My favorite part was Jackson Lake. Our leader Carl was beyond knowledgeable. He was incredible and certainly knew the area and everything about it. This was my first Road Scholar Trip and I wasnt sure what to expect I had a great time and enjoyed the companionship of many like minded people. It might have been a little small for me there were only 15 or so of us and most were couples.. The other thing that I wasn't crazy about was the lack of evening activity. We would finish dinner and be back in our rooms by 8 and because noTV no Internet there was not much to do other than read or go to bed. It also seemed we spent a great deal of time eating. Portions were huge.Even the sack lunches. I learned a lot and saw a lot that other tourists probably dont see. Will take into consideration these things if I decide to do another Road Scholar trip. Was definitely a great value barbarajmiller12@gmail.com


FANTASTIC PROGRAM!!! Worth every penny. The staff was superb. We couldn’t have been happier with the trip overall.


One of the best trips/vacations we ever had. We saw and learned plenty. It was truly awesome.


You missed asking about the Grand Teton portion of the trip


The perfect tour. I highly recommend the Grand Tetons/ Yellowstone tour.


This trip to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone was everything we could ask for and more - great leaders, friendly and welcoming people, and the most spectacular scenery you could ever see in one week. Highly recommend it.


This was the first group trip that we have ever taken, so we weren't sure what to expect. Whatever expectations we had were met triple. Lee was an amazing instructor and taught us so much... history, geology, botany, animal habits, etc. It was all so interesting. Kari and Fred kept the logistics of the trip running extremely smoothly. We ate like kings and queens , and it was obvious that much pre-planning had gone into the trip. The accommodations were just what one would want for Wyoming... comfortable and unique. Check-in and check out was always a breeze. Our coach driver Bryant, was so helpful and drove the coach with accuracy and safety. In fact during the entire trip, we felt very safe. We enjoyed the hikes that were built into the trip, and Bryant always had the water out and positioned so we could refill our water bottles upon returning to the bus. My husband and I saw so many sights and experienced so much during this trip. We give it an A++++++++!!!!


What an absolutely amazing trip. The serenity of the Tetons and the action and surprises in Yellowstone make this a trip not to forget.


This program offers an in-depth chance to experience the wonder, the beauty and the wealth of diversity of Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks. It did not over-extend it's reach and therefore I never was disappointed that we missed something or didn't have enough opportunity to experience each feature we intended to see.


This is a fantastic, insiders view of these two parks. If you are lucky enough to get Carl Shreier as your guide, GO FOR IT!!


This was a wonderful experience and Yellowstone may be the most interesting place ever!


Excellent program. Area is breathtaking and instructor was outstanding.

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