Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2017
Grizzly bears, spectacular rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and the tranquil emerald waters of glacial lakes - take in the best of the Rocky Mountains on this in-depth exploration.You'll enjoy Insider moments like? getting escorted on horseback into the ranch of the Guinn family for a private BBQ. After a mouthwatering meal of Alberta beef and the trimmings, join the family for a line-dancing lesson.
- Cruise along Maligne Lake
- Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
- Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
- 6 full breakfasts. Â
- 3 dinners (including Be My Guest).
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- Porterage and local charges included
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- VIP entry to many sights
Call 800-373-8687 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13358433
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Calgary||Arrive Calgary: Welcome to beautiful Canada. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception|
Delta Calgary Downtown
|Day 2||Jasper National Park||Calgary - Lake Louise - Jasper National Park (2 Nights): Head north up into the Canadian Rockies and stop at the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America with its backdrop of glistening Victoria Glacier. Continue along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving alongside snowcapped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Stay tonight in the quaint town of Jasper.Full Breakfast|
|Day 3||Jasper||Jasper Free Time and Sightseeing: Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. This afternoon, enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail passed waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a Regional Meal. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Specialist and naturalist.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal|
|Day 4||Banff||Jasper - Athabasca Glacier - Banff (3 Nights): Head south and stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center and step aboard an Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle specially designed for travelling on the surface of glaciers, head for Athabasca Glacier, a massive sheet of ice 3.7 miles (1.13 metres) long and 300-980 feet (90-300 metres) thick. Learn a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment and step out onto the glacier to take in the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Next is Glacier Skywalk, a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive storytelling and adrenaline-pumping excitement including a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. This evening before dinner, you have the unique opportunity to have an informal chat with a retired Local Specialist, and Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform to hear exciting and colourful stories and even pose for a few memorable photos.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Banff Park Lodge
|Day 5||Banff||Banff Sightseeing and Free Time: This morning there is time for optional flightseeing by helicopter for bird's-eye views of the Canadian Rockies. Then, immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff during a morning sightseeing excursion around Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Spend the rest of the day as you like. Perhaps take the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for stunning views of six mountain ranges.Full Breakfast|
|Day 6||Banff||Banff Free Time: The morning is yours to do as you please in Banff, or perhaps join an optional excursion to other jewels of the Rockies-Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and see Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views, flowered alpine meadows and abundant wildlife during a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, the aroma of a sizzling barbecue will whet your appetite as a meal of Alberta beef with all the trimmings is waiting. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line-dancing.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining|
|Day 7||Calgary||Banff - Canmore - Calgary: Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop in Canmore for a unique experience: a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being a real Canadian hockey player. Whether you have skated before or not, played hockey on or off the ice, this is your chance to spend time getting to know Canada's game. Learn the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room where you have the opportunity to try on full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice. Find out whether you are lefty or righty and how to score the big goal. This experience will ignite your passion for hockey and give you an insider, in-depth knowledge of this All-Canadian game. Then, transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary Downtown, if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option.Full Breakfast|
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class