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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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About this trip

From Glacier National Park to Lake Louise and legendary Banff-this in-depth trip reveals the natural beauty, secluded places and secret stories of the Canadian Rockies.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… dining on local Alberta beef with all the trimmings in a cosy, country setting, deep in the hills of Banff. Listening to stories of the family's heritage in the Banff ranch home, where they have lived for 70 years.


Trip type: Hidden Journey

Trip code: DRGP

9 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 9 full breakfasts.  

  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Calgary

    • Cruise upon Waterton and Maligne Lake

    • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway and Red Jammers excursion along the Going-to-the-Sun Highway

    • Visit Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and the Glacier Skywalk over the Sunwapta Valley


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 full breakfasts.
       

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

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


Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park

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Day 1

Arrive Calgary

Day 2

Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Waterton Lakes National Park

Day 3

Waterton Lakes National Park – Glacier National Park

Day 4

Glacier National Park – Lake Louise (2 Nights)

Day 5

Lake Louise Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 6

Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper (2 Nights)

Day 7

Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 8

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

Day 9

Banff Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 10

Banff – Depart Calgary

Day 1

Arrive Calgary Day 1 - Arrive Calgary

Welcome to Calgary. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Delta Calgary Downtown

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Delta Calgary Downtown

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

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

Start the morning with a tour of Calgary then head toward Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park. En route, stop at Fort MacLeod for a visit to the Fort Museum where you'll meet a Local Specialist and learn about the history of the North West Mounted Police. Next, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. where you'll meet a native Local Specialist who describes the way of life at the very place where hunters drove buffalo over the cliff. Continue on to Waterton Lakes National Park, where you enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer aboard a delightful lake cruise.

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

This morning, cross the International Border into Montana's Glacier National Park, both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. As you enter Glacier National Park and the stunning Going-to-the-Sun Road, step aboard your private restored 1930s-vintage red touring "jammer" and set out along this 50-mile long engineering marvel, skirting the shores of St. Mary's Lake, crossing the Continental Divide and onto Lake McDonald to your overnight accommodation, superbly located right inside the park, along the lakeshore.

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 your journey through Glacier National Park before heading north back into Canada and the forested area of the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Pass through Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs, through the sheer red walls of Sinclair Canyon and scenic Kootenay National Park. Enter Banff National Park and arrive at your home for the next two nights, Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies".

Hotel

Deer Lake Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Deer Lake Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Lake Louise Sightseeing and Free Time Day 5 - Lake Louise Sightseeing and Free Time

Start the morning with a talk by your Travel Director along Lakeshore Trail, taking in the magnificent scenery of snow-covered peaks, including Mount Victoria at the end of the Lake. Then head out to Moraine Lake, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most photographed sites in all of Canada; discover why as you are taken on a guided stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the best views from Rock Pile. Back at Lake Louise, the afternoon is free.

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)

Set out for a drive along the Icefields Parkway with jaw-dropping views. Stop at Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield and take a memorable ride across the glacier's surface on a specially designed Ice Explorer. Next, step on to Glacier Skywalk, the newest attraction in the Rockies, a thrilling glass-floored walkway, a full 920 feet (280 metres) above the Sunwapta Valley. Continue to your home for the next two nights, in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Hotel

Crimson

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Crimson

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time Day 7 - Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time

The morning is yours to spend as you like. This afternoon, take part in an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system. Then head to Maligne Lake for an interpretive lake cruise to Spirit Island, the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Back ashore, enjoy a rustic dinner along the lakeshore and learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife during an interactive after-dinner presentation by a Local Specialist.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 7

Day 8

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

Wind your way down the Icefields Parkway and stop at the thundering Athabasca Falls. Continuing on toward Banff, enjoy another peak experience as you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the turquoise hue of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below. Arrive in the welcoming community of Banff.

Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs, Stanley Thompson Wing Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs, Stanley Thompson Wing Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Day 9 - Banff Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight over the majestic Rockies. Later, immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as the hoodoos. After some free time, you'll be greeted by your hosts for the evening, the Guinn family, who welcome you to their ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Hop-on a horse drawn hayride and set out on a scenic trail surrounding the ranch. Afterward, the aroma of a sizzling barbecue will whet your appetite as a delicious meal of Alberta beef is being prepared. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line-dancing.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 9

Day 10

Banff – Depart Calgary Day 10 - Banff – Depart Calgary

This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies and arrive in Calgary. A transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Delta Calgary Downtown hotel for guests extending their stay.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/eu/tours/secrets-of-the-rockies-and-glacier-national-park for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Deer Lake Lodge, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The lodge is a testament to a bygone era, built in 1923 as a tea house, it officially opened as a hotel in 1925. Your Authentic Accommodation has been completely restored and renovated and is beloved by international and local guests for its unique rustic mountain charm and dazzling views.
    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada Located in the heart of Banff National Park, this world famous Authentic Accommodation stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy a Farewell Dinner barbecue with line dancing on a Banff Ranch.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    hearing about the North West Mounted Police, learning about buffalo hunting and at a wildlife interactive presentation in Jasper.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Calgary

    • Cruise upon Waterton and Maligne Lake

    • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway and Red Jammers excursion along the Going-to-the-Sun Highway

    • Visit Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and the Glacier Skywalk over the Sunwapta Valley


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 full breakfasts.
       

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 17 Reviews

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    Our tour director was very well prepared and knowledgeable about the places we visited. The coach driver was very personable.

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    Service rating : The tour was interesting because Ben was and excellent guide whose knowledge of the area was extensive. His personal relationships with all passengers on the bus allowed for a happy crew. Questions were answered respectfully. We had lots of laughs. Our driver on this trip was

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    Service rating : Above expectation.Product : Of the seven Trafalgar trips, this one ranks in the top two.

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    Service rating : Best tour . This is our 6 th with this company. Great hotels, wonderful scenery with snow on the Rockies, great excursions - with the river raft & skyway walk. Trafalgar cannot do enough for each traveling guest. The coach is new with WiFi. It makes traveling easy! The trip

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    Service rating : Our tour leader did everything to make our trip pleasantProduct : Beautiful scenery, variety of experiences ,different levels of difficulty for seniors with differences in physical abilities

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