Tour: CD - 2014 (CD) - 2014 / 2015

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Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Calgary

Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Canadian Rockies adventure.

Calgary skyline Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset Visit metropolitan Calgary 
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DAY 2Calgary–Lake Louise

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Calgary before heading to Lake Louise. Enjoy a leisurely Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GUIDED WALK along the lake and hear about the area’s first settlers, some of the unique characters, and the history of this incredible setting. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy a canoe excursion, stroll along the lake, or just relax at this historic Canadian resort. (Breakfast, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight is the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Situated in one of the world’s most breathtaking settings, it evokes a sense of timeless beauty, warmth, intimacy, comfort, and Old World charm. The resort affords incredible opportunities for sightseeing, recreation, photography, shopping, and dining.

Lake Louise 
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DAY 3Lake Louise–Columbia Icefield–Jasper

North on Icefields Parkway to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glaciers. We’ll stop at Peyto Lake, considered the best view in Canada and among the best in the world. Next, a trip highlight: the Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride on an ICE EXPLORER. Stand on 1,000 feet of ice and come face to face with the glaciers that feed into a Triple Continental Divide. On to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. (Breakfast, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel for the next two nights is Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Set deep in the Canadian Rockies, the lodge’s rugged elegance makes it the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. With one of the world’s finest golf courses, spectacular outdoor opportunities, gracious hospitality, and fine cuisine, Jasper Park Lodge is the ideal vacation spot.

Peyto Lake in Banff National Park Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park Enjoy all the wildlife of Jasper National Park Ice Explorer 
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DAY 4Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

This morning, CRUISE on Maligne Lake. The balance of the day is at leisure, so enjoy your resort. Hollywood greats like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, and Bing Crosby were known to play a round of golf on this scenic course—and you can, too. Treat yourself to a spa treatment, or stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores. (Breakfast)

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park 
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DAY 5Jasper–Yoho National Park–Banff

This morning we stop at thundering Athabasca Falls before continuing our sightseeing with visits to BANFF and YOHO NATIONAL PARK. See the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake. Arrive in Banff, with the balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel for the next two nights is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Few hotels in the world rival its majesty, hospitality, and scenery—a symbol of the Canadian Rockies for more than a century. The hotel offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, a world-class European-style spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness.

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park The rushing waters in Yoho National Park Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Yoho National Park, established in 1886 
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DAY 6Banff

Enjoy sightseeing with a ride on the BANFF GONDOLA up Sulphur Mountain. Afterward, a scenic drive around Tunnel Mountain—watch for animals like elk and deer and unique landscape features like the Hoodoos and Bow River. Later, take advantage of an optional helicopter flightseeing trip with dramatic aerial views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff or stroll the town’s colorful streets. This evening, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HISTORIC TOUR of your hotel followed by a WINE TASTING. Then, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner, the perfect finale for your vacation! (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Banff–Calgary

Your journey comes to a close today as you arrive at Calgary International Airport for your flight home. Flights should be scheduled after 1 pm. (Breakfast)

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