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Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park

10 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

Immerse yourself in the glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada.

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    • SMALL GROUP of max 32 people for more personal service.
    • of 32 to stay overnight at the quiet retreat of Deer Lodge!
    • "In Banff, I recommend walking along the Bow River on your free time. Aside from the stuning scenery, you might even spot some local wildlife!"Isabelle Maheux, Travel Director
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      • SMALL GROUP of max 32 people for more personal service.
      • of 32 to stay overnight at the quiet retreat of Deer Lodge!
      • "In Banff, I recommend walking along the Bow River on your free time. Aside from the stuning scenery, you might even spot some local wildlife!"Isabelle Maheux, 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      Your effortlessly delivered journey traverses undulating, unforgiving fields of ice, crosses the Continental Divide in vintage style and follows in the footsteps of brave buffalo runners centuries ago.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: DRGP

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 7 dinners

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      What's Included

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        • City Tour in Calgary

        • Cruise upon Maligne Lake

        • Scenic Drive along the Icefields Parkway, Red Jammers excursion along the Going-to-the-Sun Road

        • Visit Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Athabasca Glacier


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 7 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


       

      Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park

      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Calgary

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      Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Waterton Lakes National Park

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      Waterton Lakes National Park – Glacier National Park

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      Glacier National Park – Lake Louise (2 Nights)

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      Lake Louise Sightseeing

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      Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper (2 Nights)

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      Jasper Sightseeing

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      Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Banff National Park (2 Nights)

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      Banff – Depart Calgary

      Day 1

      Arrive Calgary Day 1 - Arrive 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 at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      The Westin Calgary

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      The Westin Calgary

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Waterton Lakes National Park Day 2 - Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Waterton Lakes National Park

      This morning, travel to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were driven off a cliff by buffalo runners centuries ago. Travel on to meet the majestic Rockies at the tranquil Waterton Lakes National Park. Beneath ice-capped peaks, indulge in a memorable dinner.

      Hotel

      Waterton Lakes Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Waterton Lakes Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Waterton Lakes National Park – Glacier National Park Day 3 - Waterton Lakes National Park – Glacier National Park

      The Big Skies of Montana beckon this morning as you cross the international border into Montana's UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park touted as the Crown of the Continent. Skirt the slopes and cross the Continental Divide over Logan Pass in a restored 1930s vintage touring "jammer" along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Later, we pass the tranquil blue waters of St. Mary's Lake en route to Lake McDonald.

      Hotel

      Lake McDonald Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Lake McDonald Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Glacier National Park – Lake Louise (2 Nights) Day 4 - Glacier National Park – Lake Louise (2 Nights)

      Continue through Glacier National Park heading back into Canada through the sheer red walls of Sinclair Canyon and scenic Kootenay National Park. The glacial peaks and turquoise waters of Banff National Park offer an ethereal backdrop as we arrive on the serene shores of Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies". Tonight, our Stay with a Story was once a 1920s teahouse-today, fully restored and converted into a rustic mountain lodge.

      Hotel

      Deer Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Deer Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lake Louise Sightseeing Day 5 - Lake Louise Sightseeing

      This morning, enjoy the lake's tranquil waters, walking the Lakeshore Trail. Our next stop is the glacial Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed sites in all of Canada. Embark on a guided group stroll along its shoreline, as you ramble toward Rock Pile for inspiring views of the Valley of Ten Peaks. The afternoon is yours at leisure.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper (2 Nights) Day 6 - Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper (2 Nights)

      Blaze a trail through the heart of the Canadian Rockies-a journey through stunning wilderness, passing sparkling mountain lakes, tumbling glaciers and sweeping valleys en route to the Athabasca Glacier. Board a specially designed Ice Explorer, crunching over the white wonderland of the glacier's surface. Later, head to your home in the heart of Jasper National Park.

      Hotel

      Chateau Jasper

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Chateau Jasper

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      *Jasper Float Trip

      Join the fun and experience a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by fur traders over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long oar-powered rafts offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry, the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes

      Adult Price: $74.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Jasper Sightseeing Day 7 - Jasper Sightseeing

      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 cruise the waters of Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Tonight's Regional Meal delights with views of the lake.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      *Jasper Float Trip

      Join the fun and experience a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by fur traders over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long oar-powered rafts offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry, the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes

      Adult Price: $74.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Banff National Park (2 Nights) Day 8 - Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Banff National Park (2 Nights)

      Admire the jaw-dropping scenery of the Icefields Parkway as we journey south towards the wild lands of Banff, stopping to admire the thunderous Athabasca Falls. Stepping out at Bow Summit, we enjoy views over glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Tonight our Stay with a Story is the proud "Castle in the Rockies" located within Banff National Park.

      Hotel

      Fairmont Banff Springs

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Fairmont Banff Springs

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Mt. Assiniboine Tour, 30 mins

      You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget!

      Adult Price: $314.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Royal Canadian 25 mins

      This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: $262.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

      This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: $290.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Mt. Assiniboine Tour 30 mins

      You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

      Adult Price: $348.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

      The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore.

      Adult Price: $158.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Brewster Banff Gondola

      At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet (2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

      Adult Price: $70.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Banff Sightseeing Day 9 - Banff Sightseeing

      After a free morning, spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls. This evening, we Connect with Locals, joining the Guinn family on their ranch for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, horse-drawn wagon ride and private dance lesson.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

      This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: $290.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Mt. Assiniboine Tour 30 mins

      You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

      Adult Price: $348.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

      The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore.

      Adult Price: $158.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Brewster Banff Gondola

      At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet (2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

      Adult Price: $70.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Banff – Depart Calgary Day 10 - Banff – Depart Calgary

      A transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Westin Calgary for guests extending their stay.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 10

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Stay at Deer Lodge near Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the heart of Banff National Park. (Days 4, 8)

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        The Guinn Family are your welcoming hosts on this authentic Canadian ranch experience during which you'll enjoy a wagon tour and traditional ranch-style Farewell Dinner. (Day 9)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        Learn about buffalo hunting. (Day 2)

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        • City Tour in Calgary

        • Cruise upon Maligne Lake

        • Scenic Drive along the Icefields Parkway, Red Jammers excursion along the Going-to-the-Sun Road

        • Visit Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Athabasca Glacier


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        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 7 dinners


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        • 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

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