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Trafalgar Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede Summer 2018 (DR5P)

12 Days starts and ends in Calgary Print
Tour Style: Hidden Journey
USA and Canada 2018
Visits: Calgary, Waterton Park, Glacier National Park West, Banff National Park, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Jasper AB, Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Spirit Island, Canadian Rockies, Calgary Stampede, Canada, USA

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.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Dining Highlights

  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 6 dinners

First class 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
  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

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.Welcome Reception
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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
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." Full Breakfast, Dinner
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.Full Breakfast
Day: 6 Lake Louise – Athabasca GlacierJasper (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.Full Breakfast
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.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
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.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
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.Full Breakfast
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.Full Breakfast
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.Full Breakfast

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