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Iconic National Parks of the American and Canadian Rockies

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Experience the spectacularly scenic western wilderness of Canada and the U.S.

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    • Crossover: All 2018 departure dates will operate as per the 2018 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Note: For optional scenic float trip on Day 2, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
    • "Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park should be on everyone's bucket list. It's not the most frequent, or the highest - but it is the most predictable geyser on the planet. It's a must-see for sure!"Mike Ruggieri, Travel Director
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      • Crossover: All 2018 departure dates will operate as per the 2018 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Note: For optional scenic float trip on Day 2, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
      • "Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park should be on everyone's bucket list. It's not the most frequent, or the highest - but it is the most predictable geyser on the planet. It's a must-see for sure!"Mike Ruggieri, Travel Director
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Embark on an epic encounter with the spectacularly scenic western wilderness of Canada and the U.S., where you'll meet the smokejumpers who risk their lives to protect remote forests.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: DNSR

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 6 dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • SCENIC DRIVE along the Going-the-Sun Road, South Road, Bow Valley Parkway

        • VIEW the epic mountains of Grand Teton National Park

        • VISIT the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mormon Row Historic District, Yellowstone National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise


      What's Included

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        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 6 dinners


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        • 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

        • All 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Jackson (2 Nights)

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      Jackson Sightseeing

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      Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks – West Yellowstone (2 Nights)

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      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

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      Whitefish – Banff (2 Nights)

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      Banff – Depart Calgary

      Day 1

      Arrive Jackson (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Jackson (2 Nights)

      The Old West gateway to Yellowstone and the Tetons launches our epic journey through towering mountain ranges and inspiring landscapes. Check in to your Jackson hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Jackson Sightseeing Day 2 - Jackson Sightseeing

      Admire the dazzling natural wonders of the Grand Teton National Park by raft as you float down the Snake River, keeping a keen eye out for moose and grizzly bears. You'll visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, featuring pieces that date back as far as 2500 b.c. Then, walk through the town's signature elk-antler arches in Town Square as you enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, indulge in a true taste of cowboy life, joining your companions for a Regional Meal at a local camp, paired with stories and music.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 3

      Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks – West Yellowstone (2 Nights) Day 3 - Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks – West Yellowstone (2 Nights)

      Learn about the Mormon settlers who battled the harsh conditions of Jackson Hole to sustain their community in Mormon Row, an Historic District we'll have an opportunity to visit as we chart our course through Grand Teton National Park. Travel along the scenic Teton Park Road and stop at the Colter Bay Visitor's Center to view a collection of American Indian artefacts. Arriving in Yellowstone National Park, you'll pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. Encounter first-hand Yellowstone's spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about this geothermal wonderland.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 4

      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Day 4 - Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

      Our day begins the expansive landscapes of Hayden Valley, home to herds of bison, scattered elk and the occasional grizzly bear. Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, the most ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Springs, admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured mineral terraces, resembling frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      West Yellowstone – Missoula Day 5 - West Yellowstone – Missoula

      Big Sky Country beckons next as we travel through Montana and stop at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Gain insights into the heritage of cowboys and cattlemen at this working ranch which celebrates the Western cattle industry. Our final stop in Glacier Country today is the Western Montana township of Missoula where we'll visit the Smokejumper Visitor Center and training base. Join a Local Specialist who will reveal how the highly trained smokejumpers parachute into remote areas of national forests to help fight the spread of wildfires.

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Missoula – Whitefish (2 Nights) Day 6 - Missoula – Whitefish (2 Nights)

      Enter UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent and the world's first International Peace Park. Cross the park along its scenic Southern Road, keeping an eye out for its resident bears. Stop at Goat Lick Overlook to see if you can spot the mountain goats that flock to the river to lick the surrounding mineral-laden cliffs.

      Hotel

      Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Glacier National Park Sightseeing Day 7 - Glacier National Park Sightseeing

      Journey deep into the Rockies this morning, weaving through spectacular glacial landscapes and mountain scenery on board the park's original renovated red "jammers" (buses). Cross the Continental Divide in vintage style, winding along the Going-to-the-Sun Road past such iconic sites as Rising Sun and Logan Pass.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Whitefish – Banff (2 Nights) Day 8 - Whitefish – Banff (2 Nights)

      We venture across the Canadian border this morning and head to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Meet a Blackfoot Native and Local Specialist who'll take you back to a time when brave hunters would dress up as coyotes and drive herds of buffalo over the cliff. We'll continue north to another UNESCO-listed site, Banff National Park, where tonight we'll stay in the township of Lake Louise.

      Hotel

      Canalta Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Canalta Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Banff National Park Sightseeing Day 9 - Banff National Park Sightseeing

      Embark on a spiritual encounter with the iconic and unexpected highlights of Banff National Park. Admire the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Rockies", as you gaze into its vivid reflection of Victoria Glacier should you choose to take a Lakeshore Trail walk. Connect with the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Then, visit Banff where you'll have some free time to explore its art galleries and cafés before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Banff – Depart Calgary Day 10 - Banff – Depart Calgary

      After breakfast, bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary for guests extending their stay.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

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        Learn how the expert-trained smokejumpers parachute into national forests to help fight the spread of wildfires. Meet a member of the Blackfoot tribe who describes the way of life at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. (Days 5, 8)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • SCENIC DRIVE along the Going-the-Sun Road, South Road, Bow Valley Parkway

        • VIEW the epic mountains of Grand Teton National Park

        • VISIT the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mormon Row Historic District, Yellowstone National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • All 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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