TOUR PACKAGE : Canadas Rockies 2016


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Tour Operator

Trafalgartours

Tour Continent

North America

Tour Country

Canada | Canada

Package Id

88

Tour Start City

Calgary

Tour End City

Calgary

Tour Style
Tour Quality
Tour Category
Tour Duration

7 Days

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Jul 16, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 7 Old
Jul 30, 2016 Aug 05, 2016 7 Old
Aug 06, 2016 Aug 12, 2016 7 Old
Sep 03, 2016 Sep 09, 2016 7 Old
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 16, 2016 7 Old
Sep 17, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 7 Old

 SPECIALITY

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… finding out what to do if you come face-to-face with a bear in the Rockies - our wildlife expert also tells you about some of the 52 other types of mammal that roam Jasper National Park. It's strolling around Lake Louise, hearing how the water gets its emerald sparkle and about the area's geology and history. And it's driving beneath snowcapped peaks, before venturing onto Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. You could even experience the thrill of the world's largest rodeo with our Calgary Stampede option.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Cruise upon Maligne Lake
  • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway

 

Dining Highlights

  • 6 full breakfasts.
  • 3 dinners.

 

First class travel Highlights

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • 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
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • It's the right hotels With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the daily itinerary for hotel details and tripadvisor.com for reviews.
  • 6 nights First Class accommodation

 ITINERARY

Day 1 - 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
The Westin Calgary

Day 2 - Calgary - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 nights)
Head north and high 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 the 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
Crimson Hotel

Day 3 - Jasper National Park 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 past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a Regional Meal along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after dinner presentation by a Local Specialist and naturalist. Full Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 4 - 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 traveling on the surface of glaciers and head for Athabasca Glacier, a massive sheet of ice 3.7 miles (6 km) 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 story-telling 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, after 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 Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning there is time for optional flightseeing by helicopter for a 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 view of six mountain ranges.Full Breakfast

Day 6 - Banff - Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake
This 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 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 barbeque will whet your appetite as a delicious 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, Farewell Dinner

Day 7 - 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 put on full hockey gear. Then take your stick and it is 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 Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option. Full Breakfast