Walking up to 3 miles throughout the day on paved trails, boardwalks, some stairs and uneven terrain. No driving.
In the dining room, we’ll have a plentiful buffet with water, coffee, tea, and juice.
We will board our motor coach for Old Faithful. Our instructor will begin with commentary on the motor coach and continue as we begin the day with an in-depth exploration of the Upper Geyser Basin. With Old Faithful at its helm, the Upper Basin has the most concentrated geothermal activity in the park. Fueled by the hotspot beneath Yellowstone, the hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles, and geysers are the result of volcanism, earthquakes, faulting, and large-scale movement of the earth's crust. During our walk around the Upper Geyser Basin we will see not only Old Faithful, but other several other thermal features within the area.
At the historic Old Faithful Inn, we’ll have lunch vouchers allowing us to select from a menu with coffee, tea, water.
The history and architecture of the Old Faithful Inn will come alive with an exploration of this iconic inn led by your instructor. A National Historic Landmark, it is said to be the largest log structure in the world. Built during 1903-04, the Inn is a masterpiece of rustic architecture intended to reflect the chaos of nature. Its 65-foot high lobby features a massive rhyolite fireplace made of volcanic rock. Additional time in the Old Faithful area will offer us the opportunity to check out the Old Faithful Visitor Center, historic Old Faithful Lodge and Old Hamilton Store.
In the Lake Hotel dining room, we’ll have vouchers allowing us to choose plated meals from a select menu, which includes salad, entrée, dessert and soft drink, coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
At leisure. Be sure to prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.