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Majesty of the Rockies

Operated by: Luxury Gold

9 Days from $8,544 per person
MAY - SEP 2023
Canada Rockies Western Canada Man Sitting On Rock

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Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon, Kamloops, Vancouver ...more Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon, Kamloops, Vancouver
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Banff

    After your arrival at Calgary International Airport, you are transported to the grand Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This emblematic landmark dating from 1888 is also known as the Castle in the Rockies and was once planned to be the largest hotel complex in the world. Tonight, meet your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a progressive Welcome Dinner. Taste exquisite local specialities on your culinary journey through a selection of the finest restaurants.

    meals Dinner
    hotel Fairmont Banff Springs.
  2. Day 2 Banff at Leisure Relaxed Start

    Surrounded by mountains, picturesque Banff offers a wide range of activities to immerse yourself in untouched nature. You might be tempted by an optional helicopter flight that soars high above the Rockies. Your Travelling Concierge is ready to assist you so you can make the most of your leisure time today. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a relaxing horse ride along the tranquil Bow River and pass the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada’s national parks. Alternatively, play nine holes of golf at the stunning and challenging Banff Springs Golf Course. During your leisure time, why not unwind at the Willow Stream Spa, a serene alpine sanctuary, for rejuvenation and pampering?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Banff Springs.
  3. Day 3 Lakes of Banff National Park Relaxed Start

    Start your day with a visit to scenic Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The azure-coloured lake is tucked away under ten towering peaks, each more than 9,800 feet high, and the Wenkchemna Glacier. Arrive to your stunning hotel on Lake Louise, the jewel of Banff National Park. Marvel at the breath-taking views of the glistening emerald lake and Victoria Glacier.  Your Journey, Your Way Choose to take the sightseeing gondola above the town of Lake Louise, spotting local wildlife and enjoying a gentle hike that takes in the breathtaking views. Alternatively, join your Travelling Concierge for a lakeside stroll and get creative as you put your paint brush to canvas and compose your own artistic masterpiece. Later, relax in your lakeview room or join an Afternoon Tea service with delicious pastries while overlooking stunning Lake Louise.For dinner this evening, take advantage of the resort's several restaurant options.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Fairmont Château Lake Louise.
  4. Day 4 Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper

    Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway passing through the rugged Rockies landscape. Embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, a part of the Columbia Icefield. Follow your expert driver guide as you step out onto the frosty snow. Later, arrive to Jasper at your luxurious mountain resort on Lake Beauvert. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet the First Nations Warrior Women, who are matriarchs of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and guardians of their culture for a special BBQ dinner on Trefoil Lake with spectacular views of Pyramid Mountain. Engage in conversation about Indigenous culture, storytelling and drumming. Learn songs, beautiful phrases in Cree and gain a deeper understanding of the First Nations' spirituality.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
  5. Day 5 Jasper National Park

    Your Journey, Your Way Choose to join a panoramic tour across the crystal waters of magical Maligne Lake, fed by the glaciers of Jasper National Park. Glide past the jagged mountain peaks and cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat. Alternatively, you can explore Jasper National Park by bike. The Jasper Park Lodge is the starting point of many scenic trails that you can explore on your biking adventure. Continue to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park with a depth of more than 160 feet in certain parts. Follow your Travelling Concierge for a gentle hike through this incredible natural landmark.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
  6. Day 6 Jasper to Kamloops

    Enjoy majestic scenery in an unforgettable setting aboard one of the most famous train journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. From your glass-domed coach or outdoor viewing platform, take in unobstructed views, be transported by engaging stories and spot wildlife, your journey enhanced by gourmet meals of locally sourced ingredients paired with local wines.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops.
  7. Day 7 Kamloops to Vancouver

    Return to your luxurious train and continue your journey toward Vancouver. Marvel at the dramatic changes in scenery from the desert-like interior, through the winding river canyons and pristine forests of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, and past the lush green fields of Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon. Arrive in Vancouver for your stay at The Douglas, an elegant hotel paying homage to the original Douglas firs that laid the foundation for the city's thriving economy.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
  8. Day 8 Vancouver Sightseeing Relaxed Start

    Take in the best of Vancouver touring downtown, the historic Gastown neighborhood and along the seawall of Stanley Park to see the First Nations totem poles of Brockton Point. You’re treated to an intimate historical and cultural immersion at Salmon n' Bannock savoring a Celebration Lunch prepared with traditional ingredients.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
  9. Day 9 Depart Vancouver

    After breakfast you are transferred to Vancouver International Airport as your awe-inspiring luxury tour comes to an end.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Banff: Join a relaxing horse ride along the tranquil Bow River and pass the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada’s national parks. The trail loops around the marsh and provides scenic glimpses of the Bow River and surrounding mountains before returning to Warner Stables.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Take a piece of Lake Louise home with you! Unleash your creative spirit and create your very own artistic masterpiece.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.

Well-being

  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Exceptional Dining

  • Banff: Meet your fellow travelers and Traveling Concierge for a Progressive Dinner in Banff. Enjoy a variety of courses, each served in a different hotel restaurant.
  • Lake Louise: Choose from a variety of distinct restaurants at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise during your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Jasper: Join the Warrior Women in an intimate fireside meal with a spectacular view of Pyramid Mountain. Enjoy the open air and delicious barbeque as these First Nations Cree women share about their Indigenous culture through stories drumming and song.
  • Kamloops: Savour every moment aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Service as you enjoy elegantly plated meals prepared with local ingredients.
  • Vancouver: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you support Salmon N' Bannock, a local restaurant that’s owned and operated by members of Canada’s First Nations. Sample authentic, flavourful dishes with a modern twist, all prepared with traditional ingredients.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner (D), 8 Breakfast (B), and 3 Lunch with Wine (L)

Journey Highlights

  • Banff: Join a relaxing horse ride along the tranquil Bow River and pass the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Canada’s national parks. The trail loops around the marsh and provides scenic glimpses of the Bow River and surrounding mountains before returning to Warner Stables.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Take a piece of Lake Louise home with you! Unleash your creative spirit and create your very own artistic masterpiece.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Board the Ice Explorer for an exhilarating tour of the Columbia Icefield. Walk on the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains and experience the enormous glaciers up close.
  • Maligne Canyon: Your Travelling Concierge will lead you on a hike through Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park. Hikers of all levels can explore this scenic landmark by crossing six bridges that cross various points of the canyon.
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
  • Jasper: Journey in exceptional comfort from Jasper to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train with GoldLeaf Service. Admire the pristine views through oversized windows, savour gourmet meals and enjoy award-winning service as you travel through the dramatic landscape.

VIP Experiences

  • Jasper: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet the First Nations Cree Warrior Women from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Learn about Indigenous spirituality, music and drumming as you engage in a fascinating conversation about the aboriginal culture of Canada.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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May 2023
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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Banff

Available on Day 8

Mt. Assiniboine Tour 35 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 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: CAD 399

Three Sisters Peaks Tour, 25 mins

The most action-packed twenty minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the 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. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
Adult Price: CAD 294

Whistler

Available on Day 13

Alpine Lake Landing

Imagine a remote alpine lake hidden between jutting peaks heavy with hanging blue glaciers. Now imagine coming in for a landing over a gorgeous waterfall and pulling up to a pristine golden sand beach. Enjoy the awesome scenery as you sit back, relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. A must-do tour! Departing from Green Lake, Whistler BC
Adult Price: CAD 365

Grand Circle Tour (May and June only as substitute for Alpine Lake Landing)

Enjoy the best that Whistler has to offer as we travel into the alpine and you soar above volcanic formations, ancient glaciers, mountain-side rivers, and undisturbed meadows. Glide over the vast Pemberton Ice Cap while this truly amazing flight will allow you to marvel at how these powerful moving rivers of ice transform the earth’s surface.
Adult Price: CAD 319

Victoria

Available on Day 13

Victoria Extended Panorama

This extended version of the Victoria Panorama tour departs with views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca before looping wider for a more scenic low-level tour of the Victoria waterfront and a bird’s eye view of James and Sydney Islands, known for their white sand beaches and warm lagoons. From there, this spectacular tour circles around the north tip of the Saanich Peninsula with a climb over the world-famous Butchart Gardens before descending back into Victoria’s bustling Inner Harbour. Includes in-flight commentary system, FlyGuide. Departing from 950 Wharf St, Victoria BC
Adult Price: TBD

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Russell Dohrmann
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Great guide....keeping traveler posted prior to trip was lacking
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Good guide.....bus trip to long and accommodations disappointing
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