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Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede

12 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

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

Your Itinerary

12 Days, 2 Countries, 4 Cities

Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede

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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada

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About this trip

A rare and intimate encounter with the rugged Rocky Mountains, this Hidden Journey traverses undulating, unforgiving fields of ice, crosses the Continental Divide in exclusive vintage style, and follows the brave steps of the buffalo runners as they drove their prey over the edge of a cliff centuries ago.


Trip type: Hidden Journey

Trip code: DR5P

11 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts

  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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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

    • 12 Breakfasts

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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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


 

Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Calgary

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Day 2

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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Day 8

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

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Banff Sightseeing

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Banff - Calgary (2 Nights)

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Calgary Stampede

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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 World Heritage Site, Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were driven off a cliff by buffalo runners centuries ago. Next, trace the journey of the North-West Mounted Police across western Canada, toward the glacial peaks of Waterton Lakes National Park, stopping en route to explore the home of the Mounties at Fort MacLeod with an expert Local Specialist. The route south, meets 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 famed Glacier National Park, a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve 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 magnificent Going-to-the-Sun Road. Later, passing the tranquil blue waters of St. Mary's Lake, head 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 north, back into Canada through the sheer red walls of Sinclair Canyon and scenic Kootenay National Park. Glacial peaks and turquoise waters of Banff National Park offer an ethereal setting arriving on the serene shores of Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies."

Hotel

Deer Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Deer Lodge Authentic Accommodation

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 and learning about your surroundings. The 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.

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, on the vast and untamed Columbia Icefield. Boarding a specially designed Ice Explorer, enjoy a unique chance to ride across the glacier's surface. Later, head to your home in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Hotel

The Crimson

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

The Crimson

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Jasper Sightseeing Day 7 - Jasper Sightseeing

Embark on a picturesque walk admiring the sheer limestone cliffs of Maligne Canyon and learning about the underground river system that flows out to Medicine Lake. Cruise the waters of Maligne Lake, surrounded by a ring of mountains, and journey to Spirit Island, the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Tonight's Regional Meal delights with views of the lake.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
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Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

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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, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, enjoy the views over glacier-fed Peyto Lake.

Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs, Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs, Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Banff Sightseeing Day 9 - Banff Sightseeing

After a free morning, spend the afternoon together uncovering the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as the hoodoos. This evening, the aroma of sizzling Alberta beef awaits as you join the Guinn family on their ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. This exclusive experience includes a horse-drawn wagon ride on a scenic trail surrounding the ranch and a private dance lesson.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 9

Day 10

Banff - Calgary (2 Nights) Day 10 - Banff - Calgary (2 Nights)

This morning descend from the Canadian Rockies. Check in to your hotel before joining your fellow travelling companions for the Chuck Wagon Races.

Hotel

Delta Calgary Downtown

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Delta Calgary Downtown

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

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Calgary Stampede Day 11 - Calgary Stampede

Don your boots and Stetson for the world famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at " The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world's largest rodeo and admission for the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits; live bands and an amusement park. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Depart Calgary Day 12 - Depart Calgary

This morning, a transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or you may choose to extend your stay at the Delta Calgary Downtown hotel.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 12

Available Departures

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

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Stay at Deer Lodge near Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the heart of Banff National Park
    Deer Lodge, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The lodge is a testament to a bygone era, built in 1923 as a teahouse, 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
    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

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    To learn about buffalo hunting and hear about the North-West Mounted Police

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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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

    • 12 Breakfasts

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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What's Included

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


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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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : The restaurant staff at The Crimson Hotel were not overly friendly. They seated us and we had filled our plates at the buffet. As we returned to eat, they said we had to move our seats because they had another party to seat there. We literally had to move plates with hot food and

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    Service rating : Fabulous tour directorgood hotel and foodProduct : It was everything I expected and more

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    Was extremely well organized. All the major factor of a good trip were incorporated into this adventure, excellent driver, well informed trip director and scenery to die for. All of this made this vacation probably one, if not, the best we have taken!!

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    Service rating : Service was wonderful from the tour director, hotels staffs, and coach driver. Most enjoyable trip !Stampede was fabulous !! Breathtaking views ! We thank Mr Morrow for a superb tour.Product : Just Fabulous !!! Wonderful views, GREAT Hotels, with a superb tour director and

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    Service rating : The service was above and beyond my expectations , as I was travelling as a single , I was made to feel totally comfortable , thank youProduct : Day after surprise , to day after surprise , very memorable holiday

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