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  • Lake Louise

    Lake Louise, located in Banff National Park is known for its sparkling blue waters and is situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks. About 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep, the lake offers a surreal paddling experience in the summer and one of the most scenic skating rinks in the world in winter.

    • Moraine Lake

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    • Hiking Lake Louise

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    • Canoes on Moraine Lake

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    • Winter in Lake Louise

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    • Take To The Water

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    Known to the Stoney First Nation as Lake of the Little Fishes and called Emerald Lake by its first European visitor in 1882, Lake Louise was renamed in 1884 to honor Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria. The village of Lake Louise offers quaint dining and shopping options and is a five minute drive from the Lake.

    For over 125 years, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers and history buffs alike.

    In summer hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting are just some of the activities to keep your adrenalin going.

    Winter in Banff National Park is peaceful, but exhilarating. Enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dogsledding, sleigh rides and more.

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  • Rocky Mountain Explorer

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    14 Days / 13 Nights

    Departures: Selected dates from April to October*

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Rocky Mountaineer Rail – SilverLeaf Service
    • Personalised Road Book

    *2017 dates:

    • April 18, 25, 28 
    • May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    • June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
    • July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
    • August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    • September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
    • October 3, 6, 10, 13
    • The Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Canoes on Lake Louise

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Black Bears

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    • Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Kamloops

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a beautiful location in Coal Harbour.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

    Day 02 Day 03

    Vancouver

    Nestled on the shores of the Pacific, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver enjoys a blend of cultures, which creates a variety of ethnic cuisines and shopping options. Today is free to enjoy the attractions, and we recommend you visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 05

    Rocky Mountaineer & Jasper

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Jasper, collect your rental car and check-in at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Jasper is a charming mountain village surrounded by dense forest and glacial peaks, and boasts many scenic highlights. It is a laid-back alpine community, filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies, boasting 10,878 square kilometres of mountain wilderness. Internationally renowned for its superb backcountry trail system, hikers flock to the park to create their own adventures. It is also home to some of North America’s most treasured wildlife, with healthy populations of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves calling it home. We suggest you take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain for awe-inspiring views and visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, for a relaxing boat excursion.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    It’s a scenic drive today as you make your way towards Lake Louise. Whilst travelling on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountainous drives, look out for the turquoise-hued lakes and thundering waterfalls. Why not visit Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride on the gigantic glacier? Your hotel overlooks Lake Louise and offers hiking and kayaking, so you can choose to explore this fabulous part of the world by land or out on the water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    244Mi/393Km

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    Banff

    It may be a short drive today but the destination is contrasting. We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

    44Mi/71Km

    Day 12 Day 03

    Calgary

    It’s just a two hour drive along the Trans-Canada Highway, with an option of taking the slightly longer but more scenic 1A Highway, to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    129Mi/208Km

    Day 14

    Journey home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you make your way to Calgary Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3565 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Alberta Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Calgary by Night

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    • Drumheller

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    • Longhorn Sheep

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    • Horse Riding at Lake Louise

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Day 02

    Calgary

    Today is free for you to explore the vibrant, cowboy city of Calgary. Enjoy the mixture of historic and modern attractions with visits to Olympic Park, home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and Heritage Park Historical Village.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    79Mi/126Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Banff

    Today you start your epic journey into the majestic Rockies. Leave Calgary behind, witness a never ending procession of mountains, glistening lakes and jagged peaks, providing plenty of photo opportunities. Once in Banff, take the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of the Bow Valley before enjoying the great alpine village atmosphere back in town.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

    40Mi/64Km

    Day 05 Day 06

    Lake Louise

    A short drive today, but wonderfully scenic as you journey toward Lake Louise. Offering endless outdoor activities, this is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, your hotel provides an ideal base.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    149Mi/239Km

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    Jasper

    Driving distance: Your journey continues through the spell-binding Rocky Mountains. En route enjoy Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s most spectacular mountainous drives. A visit to the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier is an absolute must. Jasper is a charming mountain village offering many scenic highlights. Take the tram up Whistler Mountain or perhaps take a boat out onto Maligne Lake.

    Hotel: Sawridge Inn

    226Mi/363Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Edmonton

    The provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton has many attractions to keep you busy during your two night stay. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as Edmonton is home to the world’s largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall. The many tourist attractions, vibrant culture and extensive dining options make this a great city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

    175Mi/282Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Drumheller

    Step back in time to a prehistoric era when dinosaurs roamed the Badlands of Alberta. Drumheller is a fascinating place to visit whether you’re young or old. Spend time following the 50 kilometre Dinosaur Trail, visit the Royal Tyrell Museum of Archaeology and explore the extensive dinosaur fossil digs in this area.

    Hotel: Canalta Jurassic Hotel

    88Mi/141Km

    Day 14

    Calgary

    Today, a short drive brings you back to Calgary where your journey began. You have the opportunity of visiting any of the attractions you may have missed on your first stay or you may decide to partake in an afternoon of shopping and picking up those last minute souvenirs. Enjoy a final meal in one of Calgary’s fantastic restaurants.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Should you wish to extend this itinerary, taking the two day rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, ending in Vancouver, enhances the itinerary perfectly. Should you elect to leave today, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2325 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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  • Bugaboos Adventure

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: July and August

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Accommodation for 6 nights as specified
    • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 6 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Lake Louise

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    • Hiking in the Rockies

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    • Calgary

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    • Lake Louise

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    • Fairmont Banff Springs in summer

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    • Horse ride the shoreline of Lake Louise

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, you’ll travel to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Located inside Banff National Park, The Fairmont is a luxurious retreat in the breath-taking alpine wilderness. This evening meet your Tauck Director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Lake Louise

    You’ll see glistening lakeside views, soaring mountain peaks and majestic glaciers this morning as you walk around with a naturalist guide. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore your surroundings. The Fairmont offers activities including canoeing, horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, guided hiking and fishing, plus there’s a full service health club and relaxing spa. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Purcell Mountains-Bugaboo Adventure

    A morning helicopter ride will take you high into the Purcell Mountains, where you’ll spend the next three nights at the Bugaboo Lodge. This afternoon you’ll embark on a guided hike, where you will be introduced to the lodge’s surrounding nature and spectacular views. Experience home-cooked fare for dinner this evening, followed by a special presentation on mountain climbing.

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Following breakfast, you’ll take off by helicopter for a glacier, ridge or flower-filled meadow, every time the helicopter lands you’ll step into a new and exciting experience. After dinner back at the lodge you’ll be guided through the history of heli-adventures, viewing memorabilia that chronicles the amazing expeditions that have taken place from the Bugaboo Lodge. 

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Back out into alpine Canada today, your helicopter and expert guide will take you to remote landscapes and areas that can only be reached by helicopter. You’ll find yourself amidst chiseled granite spires, snow-capped mountains, ice fields, waterfalls and meadows covered in colourful flowers. The views today are incredible, so make sure your camera is to hand! Dinner tonight is back at the Lodge. 

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Yoho National Park & Banff

    Following breakfast this morning, you’ll board the helicopter one more time as you leave the Bugaboo Lodge. Experience the beauty of Yoho National Park as you stop for lunch at the Emerald Lake Lodge, before continuing to your hotel, The Fairmont Banff Springs. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, the Fairmont reflects the magnificence of the park and provides exemplary service. This evening you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends and travelling companions.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Journey Home

    Following breakfast you’ll enjoy the last sights of Banff National Park as you make the final journey to Calgary Airport, where you check-in for your chosen flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3630 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request. Please note, this price does not include airfares to and from Calgary.

    Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

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    • National Park Wildlife

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    • Lake Canoe Ride

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a Wild West themed welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Waterton Lakes & Glacier National Park

    Today you visit two national parks on the border of Canada and the USA, Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park with 50 glaciers, 200 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams. Although rustic, your accommodation for the next two nights are considered to be the best in the parks.

    Hotel: Many Glacier Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 03

    'Going-to-the Sun' Road

    After a morning cruise on the alpine lakes, you drive the narrow, curving and spectacular 'Going-to-the-Sun' road. Crossing the Continental Divide, you enjoy majestic peaks, graceful valleys, blue glaciers and alpine wildflowers. Nestled on the shores of the largest lake inside Glacier National Park, your Swiss chalet-style lodge accommodation offers magnificent views.

    Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Kootenay National Park

    Today you're heading into the heart of western Canada’s great timberlands, then continuing into lovely Kootenay National Park through Sinclair Canyon and Radium Hot Springs. Your final destination is Lake Louise, where Victoria Glacier glistens in the waters of the lake. Your hotel, located directly on the lake, offers a picture-postcard setting.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

    After a guided trip to Moraine Lake, which is one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, it's back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Choose to relax in the hotel or hike, kayak or canoe on Lake Louise. Perhaps take one of the guided walks offered by the hotel, to learn about the areas flora and fauna.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Icefields Parkway & Jasper

    Breathtaking Icefields Parkway reveals spectacular scenes of peaks, canyons, waterfalls and glaciers, plus moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bear. Resplendent Jasper Park is your home for the next two nights. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Jasper

    Enjoy a full day of leisure in the stunning mountain setting of Jasper. There’s hiking, riding, golfing, white-water rafting or simply lounging at the lakefront lodge. Share your stories with your new found friends tonight at dinner.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Columbia Icefield

    Today you discover the incredible Columbia Icefield en route to Banff, where you take a ride in a special glacier vehicle on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. This ice mass spawns a host of rivers that flow into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Banff

    You have the entire day free to enjoy Banff National Park, including the many shops and museums. Nearby activities include canoeing, riding, hiking and golfing, so to be adventurous and head outdoors.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    After breakfast your journey takes you from Banff to Calgary, where your tour ends at Calgary Airport in time for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3920 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Grand Canadian Rockies

    Begins in Vancouver, British Columbia and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Lac Beauvert, Alberta

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    • Biking in the Rockies

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Rockies Wildlife

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. This evening meet your Tauck Tour Director and new travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Vancouver & Victoria

    This morning’s sightseeing tour of Vancouver includes Stanley Park and Chinatown, two of the city's best loved attractions. This afternoon, take the ferry to Vancouver Island where you spend the next two nights in the quaint town of Victoria. Vancouver Island is simply charming, with lots to see and do just a short walk from the hotel.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Vancouver Island

    Today you journey north and visit famed Butchart Gardens; with its themed displays, it is a horticulturist's dream. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the sights of Victoria.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

    Day 04

    Victoria & Flightseeing

    Your morning is free to explore or visit Victoria’s Royal BC Museum. This afternoon fly by floatplane over the Gulf Islands and back to Vancouver, where you have time to explore the historic Gastown district. Then it’s all aboard ‘The Canadian’ for dinner and a Champagne send-off, before commencing your journey by rail into the Rockies. 

    Hotel: The Canadian, VIA Rail (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Canadian Rockies By Rail

    Experience an incredible rail journey, from your seat in the Panorama Car, aboard The Canadian. Towering peaks and glaciers highlight your mountainous route. Arrive for two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Jasper

    Enjoy your day at leisure – biking, golfing, swimming or simply absorbing the stunning mountain views. For the more adventurous, try rafting on the Athabasca River. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Icefield Parkway

    The Icefield Parkway, from Jasper to Lake Louise, winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers. Ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice outside the Arctic Circle. Arrive in Lake Louise late afternoon. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Banff

    Spend the morning at leisure indulging in the recreational opportunities that Lake Louise affords, before taking the picture-postcard journey to Banff National Park. The discovery of the Cave and Hot Spring Basin by Canadian Pacific Railway workers led to the park’s establishment in the early 1880s.Your castle-like hotel for the next two nights first opened in 1888 and is still resplendent today. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Bow River Valley

    This morning you may choose to enjoy a float trip along the river at Bow River Valley. This afternoon is yours to explore Banff National Park with 2,500 square miles of valley's, mountains, glaciers, meadows and forests, it is simply stunning. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    This morning, following breakfast make the final journey from Banff to Calgary Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3899 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request.