Tour: CDE - 2014 (CDE) - 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.

Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset Calgary skyline 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 Take in the magnificent scenery of the Icefields Parkway Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park 
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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 Yoho National Park, established in 1886 The rushing waters in Yoho National Park Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks 
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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–Rocky Mountaineer–Kamloops

This morning, board the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER and travel over the Continental Divide and along the Kicking Horse River. Westward to Shushwap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline, then overnight in Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops. (Breakfast, Lunch)

NOTE:
Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2- or 3-star hotels or motor inns. The city does not offer any hotels in the superior category. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer Railtours, however, you can rest assured that it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. For your convenience, baggage that will not be needed during the train journey will be checked through to Vancouver. Checked luggage will not be accessible during the journey. Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of the tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items (SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf passengers will have their luggage delivered to their Kamloops hotel).

Vancouver is named after George Vancouver, who explored the inner harbour of Burrard Inlet in 1792 The beautiful harbour in Vancouver Vancouver Island View of downtown Vancouver 
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DAY 8Kamloops–Rocky Mountaineer–Vancouver

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer your journey passes through the fertile Thompson Valley and the Fraser Canyon. This afternoon, arrive in Vancouver, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a 2-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch)

The Vancouver Harbour at dusk 
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DAY 9Vancouver

A full day at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Consider an optional excursion to Vancouver Island and charming Victoria, or explore Gastown. Your Globus Host will have suggestions. (Breakfast)

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DAY 10Vancouver

Your vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (Breakfast)

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