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Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $3,506 per person
Glacier national park

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Calgary, Waterton Park, Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper AB, Canmore, Kananaskis, Kamloops ...more Calgary, Waterton Park, Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper AB, Canmore, Kananaskis, Kamloops
  1. 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 for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Westin Calgary
  2. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Waterton Lakes Lodge
  3. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Lake McDonald Lodge
  4. Day 4 Glacier National Park – Banff (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 stop to admire Athabasca Falls. Stepping out at Bow Summit, enjoy the views over glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Tonight our 'Stay with a Story' is the proud "Castle in the Rockies" located within Banff National Park.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
  5. Day 5 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Banff – Lake Louise

    This morning, travel to 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. In the afternoon continue to Lake Louise and enjoy the lake's tranquil waters. You have the choice to either join your Travel Director for a walk along the Lakeshore Trail or take a piece of Lake Louise home with you-put paint brush to canvas and create your very own artistic masterpiece.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lake Louise Inn
  7. Day 7 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Chateau Jasper
  8. Day 8 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 Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  9. Day 9 Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Kananaskis

    Journey south towards the wild lands of Jasper and Banff National Park. Arrive at your resort. This evening, the aroma of sizzling Alberta beef awaits as we Connect with Locals and join the Guinn family on their ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, horse-drawn wagon ride and private dance lesson.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Crosswaters Resort
  10. Day 10 Banff – Depart Calgary

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

    meals Breakfast
Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • 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

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

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
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.

Jasper

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

Banff

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

Mt. Assiniboine Tour

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

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

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

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Donald Blubaugh
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Service
GET staff was most helpful explaining details of this excursion
Vacation
Scenery was magnificant, travel guard was outstanding, but several accomodations were at best average to poor
Lynette Webber
Monday, July 16, 2018
Service
Our tour guide and driver were fabulous; very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to be around. The itinerary was great, and our guide and driver added several other little side trips that were wonderful. We had great seats for the Calgary Stampede too.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad to hear you had such a nice time in Canada and that you enjoyed the Stampede! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Happy travels.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Vacation
Scenery was wonderful, and all but one hotel was very nice and pleasant. Deer Lodge was not a great experience, but it was close to Lake Louise. Our meals were great and the optional helicopter ride was a real treat. Great seats at the Stampede too.
Deborah Talbot
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Service
The tour was overall spectacular from start to finish. It was so well orchestrated with places visited, the lodging and everything was timed so well, avoiding crowds!The tour director and coach driver were the best!
Vacation
Saw so many beautiful places without feeling rushed.
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