Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede

North America
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Departure dates

From 30/06/2023 to 18/07/2023

What's included

Dining Highlights.
1 Welcome Reception.
11 Breakfasts.
2 Dinners.
1 Regional Dinner.
1 Lunch.
1 Be My Guest.
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First class travel Highlights.
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver.
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
All transport and transfers shown.
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
Optional Experiences and free time.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - Hello Calgary Don your Stetson and buckle up those cowboy boots. You've arrived in Stampede country. Get settled into the ways of the Wild West before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers for a Welcome Reception.
  • Day 2 - Unmask The Legacy Of Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump Travel to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were once driven off a cliff by buffalo runners for this insightful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. Next, journey toward Waterton Lakes National Park.
  • Day 3 - Take a Vintage Voyage Along St. Mary Lake The Big Skies of Montana beckon this morning as you cross the international border and travel along the shore of Lower St. Mary Lake and enter Glacier National Park, touted as the Crown of the Continent. Then, continue in a restored 1930s vintage touring red "jammer". You will head up into the cirques of the St. Mary Valley along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and stop at the Continental Divide continuing over Logan Pass. Traverse one of the few remaining rainforests in Montana as you drive alongside the glacially carved valley. Finally, you will arrive at the Lake McDonald Lodge, situated on the shore of Lake McDonald.
  • Day 4 - Travel Through Kootenay National Park Today, you will exit Glacier National Park through West Glacier and head north, back into Canada. Travel along the Banff-Windermere Highway, one of the most scenic drives in British Columbia. Then, enter Kootenay National Park and drive through Sinclair Canyon. Make the climb up to Vermilion Pass at the Continental Divide, reaching an elevation of 1,680 m (5,510 ft) and enter Alberta and Banff National Park. Descending into the Bow River Valley, you will arrive in Banff where you check in at your Stays With Stories, the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs, the 'Castle in the Rockies'.
  • Day 5 - Explore Picturesque Banff Our day begins with a morning at leisure, choose to take this time to relax or join one of our optional experiences. Choose to view the alpine forest from above during an optional helicopter ride or explore from the ground with a guided hike. Later, spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls, with an optional gondola ride.
  • Day 6 - Take In The Tranquility Of Lake Louise An early rise today as we head for Moraine Lake. Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail, or the Rockpile Trail for the best views of the Canadian Rockies with stunning Moraine Lake nestled in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This afternoon we arrive at Lake Louise where your have Your Choice of activities: a stroll into the picture perfect image of Lake Louise, keeping an eye out for rock climbers, ground squirrels, marmots or even a mountain goat. Or perhaps the picture-perfect setting of Lake Louise will awaken the artist within you as you try your hand at plein air painting.
  • Day 7 - Traverse Across Athabasca Glacier Your adventure begins with a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in an all-terrain Ice Explorer--a massive vehicle specially designed for glacier travel. On this thrilling trip, an experienced driver-guide will share a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers and their impact on our environment. Take a sip of ice-cold glacier water and admire the surrounding snowcapped panorama before continuing your journey and heading to Jasper National Park.
  • Day 8 - The Joys Of Jasper Embark on a leisurely walk admiring the sheer limestone cliffs of Maligne Canyon and learning about the underground river system that flows out to Medicine Lake. Surrounded by a ring of mountains, we will indulge in a delicious regional lunch with wine at the Lake Maligne Chalet with views of the lake, followed by a cruise of Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal).
  • Day 9 - Explore Kananaskis Journey through the National Parks by way of the Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff to arrive in the small resort town of Kananaskis. Connect With Locals and enjoy a Be My Guest experience with a short walk around the village rim trail. Followed by a Farewell Dinner hosted by a backcountry guide that will share wild stories about life in the Rockies, their expertise, passions and an insightful peak into mountain life.
  • Day 10 - Kick Off The Calgary Stampede Visit the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' - the Calgary Stampede. Spend the evening with your travel companions watching exhilarating Chuckwagon Racing. End the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show.
  • Day 11 - A Day At The Rodeo An all-inclusive pass is your gateway to a day of effortless fun as you witness the world's largest rodeo first-hand and visit Stampede Park.
  • Day 12 - Depart Calgary This morning head to Calgary International Airport at leisure or you may choose to extend your stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary. Sightseeing Highlights Explore Columbia Icefield Adventure, Icefields Parkway Scenic Cruise on Maligne Lake Stays With Stories Stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the heart of Banff National Park. Modeled after a Scottish baronial castle, it is known as the 'Castle in the Rockies' Connect With Locals Take a walk around the village rim trail in Kananaskis while learning about some local history. The walk ends at the dinner location at the Crosswaters Resort, where the you will toast to the last night of your vacation.
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