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Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

July 26, 2022 thru August 3, 2022

We explore spectacular scenery, less traveled roads and immerse you in local cultures, taking you off the beaten path to discover unspoiled places that only local guides know about. The magical setting of the Château Isabella guest lodge with plentiful home-cooking, is nestled in the foothills of Alberta, minutes from Glacier National Park and close to Waterton National Park, Alberta. Majestic vistas of the Rockies, melodic mountain streams, and clear view of the sacred Old Chief Mountain.


Air

Roundtrip air included

Transportation

Motorcoach / transfers

Duration

9 days, 8 nights

Activity Level

Moderate

Meals

22 meals included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Canadian Rockies
  • Jasper National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Banff National Park
  • Waterton National Park
  • Lake Louise Gondola
  • Fort MacLeod & Museum
  • Remington Carriage Center
  • Buffalo Jump Historic Site
  • Motor launch at Waterton
  • Red Busses at Glacier National Park
  • Gondola ride at Lake Louise
  • Evening entertainment at Chateau Isabella
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Calgary
  • All transfers & motorcoach transportation
  • Pickup/livery Service
  • 8 nights lodging
  • 22 meals (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Admissions & tours as described
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Baggage handling
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 – Calgary: Gateway To The Rockies

We’re met at the airport by our host from Chateau Isabella. Calgary is the oil capital of Canada and home of the famous Calgary Stampede and Chuck Wagon Races. The “Spirit of the West” is kept alive in this booming oil town with over 1 million residents. After our “get acquainted” dinner we head west through rolling foothills, following the Bow River to Banff National Park. The next 2 nights are spent close to quaint downtown shops. Expect to see abundant wildlife such as mountain goat, mountain sheep, elk and bear as we travel thru the parks. (D)

Day 2 – Columbia Icefield Parkway - Athabasca Glacier

We follow the Bow River Valley to the charming village of Lake Louise. An included gondola ride gives a breathtaking view of the valley below. After lunch we follow the lcefield’s Parkway to the famous icefields of Jasper National Park. An optional Sno-Coach ride carries us right out on the glaciers and then we head back to the hotel for more shopping and exploring. (B,L)

Day 3 – Moraine Lake - Lake Louise

This morning we see Bowl Falls and the Banff Springs Hotel. We return to Lake Louise to see beautiful Moraine Lake and The Valley of the 10 Peaks. We will view the beauty of Lake Louise and see the famous Chateau Lake Louise. Heading south, we stop for lunch, then travel through rich farmland, arriving at Chateau Isabella, just east of Waterton National Park, in time for a complementary wine reception and scrumptious dinner. Relax and settle in. (B,L,D)

Day 4 – No Packing, No Deadlines

Time to relax and enjoy a field trip to Police Outpost Lake. There are wild flowers and nature trails as we “stop to smell the roses”. After lunch, we will relive horse and buggy days at the Remington Carriage Center, the largest collection of horse drawn carriages in North America and voted Canada’s Best Indoor attraction. After dinner we will enjoy some evening entertainment. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Waterton - Glacier International Peace Park

Today in Waterton we visit Cameron Lake and Cameron Falls fed by mountain glaciers. A two-nation narrated motor launch trip on beautiful Waterton Lake, surrounded by towering mountains, takes us to Montana’s Glacier National Peace Park and then back to Waterton. During wild berry season we are sure to see bears in the park, bring your camera. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Chief Mountain - Glacier National Park, Montana

Chief Mountain, the sacred mountain of the Blackfoot Indians, dominates the landscape as we travel into Montana. We will see Sherburne and Swift Current Lakes and the historic Many Glacier Hotel, nestled in our corner of the Rockies, often referred to as the Switzerland of North America. Afterwards we visit a Hutterite Commune and learn of their culture and history. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Fort Macleod RCMP Historical Museum - Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump

The romance of the Northwest Mounted Police lives on in historic Fort Macleod. While visiting the fort you can relive the history of the “Men in Scarlet”. In route we pass through the largest Indian Reserve in Canada and observe how the Blackfoot Indians survive in today’s world. After lunch, more Indian lore at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, dating back more than 6000 years. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Going To The Sun Highway - Logan Pass

Glacier National Park’s famous Red Tour Buses take us past rugged peaks, weeping walls and high alpine meadows. The highway follows and old Indian trail used by the Flathead Indians as they crossed the great Continental Divide. Breathtaking scenery from the top of the world. Farewell banquet and entertainment tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Homeward Bound

After our goodbyes from the “Chateau Family” we board our motor coach for the trip to the Calgary airport. All too soon we’re on a plane heading home with fond and precious memories of the many friends, great fun, and breathtaking scenery that we’ve experienced the last 9 days. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$3,456 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$4,284 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Calgary
All transfers & motorcoach transportation
Pickup/livery Service
8 nights lodging
22 meals (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners)
Admissions & tours as described
Services of a Tour Director
Baggage handling
Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$248 covers trip costs $3,001-$4,000. $313 covers trip costs $4,001 to $5,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a United Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required for travel to Canada. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On United Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $35 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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