Gardiner Tours
Family Friendly Private Tour at Yellowstone National Park w/Lunch

Family Friendly Private Tour at Yellowstone National Park w/Lunch

By Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures
per group (up to 5)
Lowest price guarantee

Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English

  • Coffee provided along with hot water for hot chocolate or tea
  • Made to order picnic style lunch: Choice of Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham, or Veggie Sandwiches served with a pickle spear, hand fruit, potato salad, gourmet cookie, & chips, condiments on the side
  • plenty of water for the day
  • Includes the use of high powered binoculars & spotting scopes. Also bear spray
  • Yellowstone National Park entry fees are included
What's not included
  • Guide Gratuities are not included in the Tour Price

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 906 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT 59030, USA
    Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures Office is in the Outpost Mall next to Outlaws Pizza in Gardiner Montana which is at the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park
Pickup details
  • We can arrange to pick up in Bozeman or West Yellowstone for an additional cost. Please call if you are outside our pick up area to find out if we are able to set a meeting point.
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • Canyon Village, WY 82190, USA
  • Roosevelt Lodge Cabins, 100 Roosevelt Lodge Rd, Yellowstone National Park, 101 Roosevelt Lodge Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
  • Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 253477P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 253477P5

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    About the operator
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    • Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures
      Gardiner, United States
      Joined in February 2020
    • 2ShayMT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Tours in Yellowstone
      Ron was the best !!! We couldn't have planned a better day !!! We were picked up at our hotel and guided through the park all day..a lil over 10 hours. Ron went above & beyond to make our tour amazing !!
      Written 11 July 2024
    • Vacation38634196221
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First time trip!
      Our guide was amazing! We started at 630am and were gone all day! We learned so much! Lunch was provided, very fresh! We would have never covered all the places we saw with guide. Got to see tons of animals including a bear that walked in front of car. We would definitely book again!
      Written 26 May 2024
    • divinganddogs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We booked 3 private tours (Wilderness, Upper and Lower Loops) and they were all amazing! Debbie was wonderful to work with booking the tours. Ron, our guide, was fabulous! He was friendly, courteous, considerate and so knowledgeable. He gave us so much information and told great stories. We saw so much more than we ever could have seen on our own. Lunches were delicious, with more than enough food. Plus, not having to drive ourselves was such a pleasure. Thanks so much to Dreamin’ Adventures for making our stay in Yellowstone so special.
      Written 18 May 2024
    • IrishVirginia
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best day in Yellowstone!
      We had a wonderful day! John was an amazing guide! We saw a black bear with cubs, a wolf pup, elk, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats and many many bison. The lunch and snacks were all great and Debbie was so helpful with arranging the tour and answering my questions.
      Written 7 August 2023
    • ProfCTF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jon is the man—great tour and awesome animal sightings
      John was super informative and friendly. As a park ranger, he had tons of interesting bits of history and information. He took his time and didn’t rush us at all. Great company and wonderful day out
      Written 5 August 2023
    • S1017QMellenr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Saw things I know I would have missed on our own.
      Was a great day. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw a bear and her cub also bison, elk. Then we entered Lamar valley. Found 3 separate wolf sittings with binoculars and scopes that were provided. Lunch was a feast, well worth it. Was a great experience.
      Written 9 July 2023
    • Kramrs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family trip
      Our family of six are so happy we took this tour . Adam, our guide not only shows us amazing views, he set up spotting scopes for us. We set a record on this tour for the number of bears we saw, cubs included. My Bucket list was to see a wolf AND I did as well as her pups! Wow, wow and wow.
      Written 31 May 2023
    • h2oskierc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience for our family of 6
      Wow. Not sure where to begin. My wife worked with Debbie to get everything setup. She was extremely responsive and helpful. The lunch that she arranged for us was excellent. These aren’t gas station bag lunches. These were fantastic lunches. More than I could eat in fact. Our guide, JR, was excellent. His passion for the area and the wildlife was evident from the moment he picked us up. He was the perfect amount of talkative for us. He shared a great knowledge of the park and was the kind of person I’d be friends with if we met in real life. He has the perfect personality for guiding visitors along their journey. We were picked up in a nice newer suburban. It for our family of 6 (including 3 teenage boys) well. It was nice and clean, I feel bad it was a rainy day and we got the inside muddy. JR just seemed to understand that was part of the deal. The tour was well equipped with spotting scopes, binoculars, bear spray, etc. JR even had a device to attach my phone to one of the spotting scopes so we could all see and we could get photos and video from it. JR was great at helping us find wildlife, and did a great job of tailoring our tour to us. He showed us things we never would have seen without an expert guide. He even showed us things that he felt we missed out on from our previous couple days of unguided exploring. If you’re considering a guide, just do it. And use Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures. You won’t regret it.
      Written 22 October 2022
    • GloryJim
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour with JR
      My family of six had a fantastic tour with JR. We saw plenty of wildlife despite the hot summer weather and hazy visibility (nearby fires). In addition to the wildlife viewing, JR offered us stops at some of the other amazing attractions within Yellowstone. JR is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We had a great picnic lunch at the end to wrap things up. This tour really saved us, as we were able to enter Yellowstone through the north entrance, which the public couldn't access due to recent flooding. If you're visiting Yellowstone, especially if you only have one day to spare, I highly recommend this tour.
      Written 19 September 2022
    • SEM8484
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Witness the Beauty and Majesty of Yellowstone
      JR was a great guide and provided us with many insights of the park. He also made our two day trips to the park very efficient and memorable. We were able to see all of the sights and get the the historical background of the park, geological phenomenons and wildlife. Sine the North entrance was closed to individuals, the Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures was definitely the way to go if you are staying in the Gardiner area.
      Written 27 August 2022
    • P5530TTjoem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Yellowstone Dreamin Tour
      Yellowstone Dreamin tours: 5/5- all starts with coordinating upfront with Debbie (owner) and her exceptional customer service skills- she definitely wants you to experience what you want- we were on a 1 day park visit and her suggestions fit our needs perfectly. Now, on the actual tour (10hrs.), our guide Adam, was another great fit for my wife and I. Perfect amount of information for us, pointing out many, many items of interest that we would normally just drive right by. Took us to all the “must see” spots, and walked with us to the best vantage points. Gave us site specific information, viewed, photo’s and on to the next spot. The full day tour was done in a perfect sequence whereas it never felt pushed. Highly recommend this group for a great individual tour of the park. Great job Yellowstone Dreamin!
      Written 15 August 2022
    • andimcfm52010
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% happy we chose this activity and tour company!!
      Great way to start our Montana/Wyoming/Idaho vacation! Having never been to this part of the country nor Yellowstone National Park, our group decided the best way to start our vacation was with a tour. However, our group (4 of us) did not want to be crammed on a tour bus or van for the day with other people. Once I found Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures on TripAdvisor, it was a no brainer to book with them because they offered a "private" tour for just our group and the prices were better than other tour companies I was looking at. Their prices are very reasonable in my opinion. J.R. was our tour guide and meet us promptly at 7:00 a.m., complete with coffee, muffins, bear spray and binoculars for all 4 of us. He was super friendly and a pleasure to spend our day with. He was knowledgeable of the area and the history of Yellowstone National Park. He took us throughout the upper and lower loops of the park, stopped to look for wildlife whenever we asked him too, even did a few u-turns for us when we swear we saw bears in the woods. He stopped at several springs for us, Roaring Mountain, the Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole Falls, Old Faithful (and even waited so that we could see Old Faithful erupt), Yellowstone Lake, Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyer Basin, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and several other points of interest in the park (but I can't remember the names). We saw a moose, hundreds of bison, lots of baby bison, elk, a baby elk, pronghorn, lots of birds, bald eagles, and a grizzly bear to top off our day! JR is an avid photographer and took a lot of fantastic pictures that our cell phone cameras could not hever gotten. He even shared all his photos with us after we finished the tour! Lunch was hand-made, fantastic and so much food. We had our choice of several different sandwiches, so no surprise lunch and not getting something you didn't like. Thank you Debbie!! It was really a fantastic day, a great way to start our 10 day vacation and get the lay of the land so we could venture out on our own the rest of the week. When our group saw busloads of people and other vans passing by, we were so happy we had a private tour! Book with Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures - you will not be disappointed!
      Written 28 June 2022
    • ShariPhill
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Yellowstone experience!
      All I can say is wow! Our guide Steve brought the knowledge of years of experience and was amazingly skilled at spotting a variety of wildlife. We saw a wolfpack, bears, elk, herds of bison, rare birds and a mountain goat! He has all the equipment to see them from a distance. We were relaxed and had all the food and drinks we needed. Definitely recommend!
      Written 26 May 2022
    • Sharon M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is a Yellowstone Must Do!
      What a day we had with JR! We were picked up at our location in the morning (coffee and muffins waiting) and began our journey! JR was great - an avid photographer who knew all the places to take us and pointed out the areas that had wildlife activity in them from his previous trips. At last count we were up to 13 bear sightings - a few of them were right on the side of the road so we have great pictures, saw coyotes, wolf den activity, eagles, osprey, falcons, of course bison and elk! Lunch was very good - we pulled off and ate at a picnic area and the sandwiches were prepared ahead of time, and we were able to choose what we wanted so no surprises! JR was always there to lend a hand when exiting the van which was extremely helpful. Honestly, it was the best day and when we saw busloads of people and other vans passing by with multiple people in them, we were so happy we had a private tour! Thank you, JR, for making this a truly wonderful experience!
      Written 22 May 2022
    • Jennifer P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10 Stars!
      This was a once in a lifetime experience for me and my 13 yo grandson! Ron was our guide and Rob was our guide in training and they were both fantastic and kept us entertained with stories and information about the park and the animals. They customized our trip to include a drive up the Beartooth Highway, for which I will always be grateful because I could not have driven it myself. We saw a bald eagle, an osprey, some antelope, big horn sheep, mountain goats, a grizzly bear with two cubs, a black bear with two cubs, and pocket gophers. But the best part, and what we will never forget, is a wolf encounter we had. Ron got a tip and turned around and found a place to park. We watched a beautiful black wolf come down the hill towards us and start to cross the road, stopping right in the middle and directly in front of our SUV! Then he continued down to the river, harassed some bison, strolled downstream, swam back across the river and started back up the hill. This time he crossed the road directly behind our SUV! He continued up the hill until he found a coyote den, where they started yipping in alarm. Four coyotes started charging him and eventually he left. It was magical! We hoped to see a wolf but could never have dreamed this!! I can’t recommend them highly enough.
      Written 20 August 2021
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
    Very good

    Newton, MA131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Flew from Boston to Seattle to Anchorage. Tour began there. Husband, 12 year old grandson and I. 2 vans. Man and woman drivers. 10 parents, 7 children. One other grandmother like me with her granddaughter. Saw Denali from the ground, wild bears, other wild animals. Great scenery of mountains. Good food. Good accomodations. Nice people. Was my 50th state to visit.
    Written 18 January 2024
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