Rockies Winter Wonderland

Rockies Winter Wonderland

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Rockies Winter Wonderland

9 Days Starting in calgary and ending in Calgary, AB, Canada

Visiting: Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise

Tour operator:

Travelsphere

Tour code:

UWIN1

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 35

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Ice Activities, Walking

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Tour Overview

Our 9 day escorted tour of the Canadian Rockies is truly magical - seeing the snow and ice bringing this spectacular landscape to life. Our escorted tour starts in Calgary, and heads straight to the UNESCO listed Banff National Park. Here the Banff Gondola cable car ride takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unrivalled views of Banff - a sight that will astound and delight. You'll also be taken on a horse-drawn sleigh ride followed by a relaxing visit to Banff's natural hot springs. The adventure continues with a journey to Jasper National Park followed by a trip to the picture perfect Lake Louise - a sight made all the more perfect by our hotel for that part of the trip - staying at the famous Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, which is situated right on the shore of the lake itself.

Highlights

  • Explore UNESCO-listed Banff National Park. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, this incredible wilderness is home to snowy mountains, glistening glaciers and ice-covered lakes

  • You'll see vast swathes of pine forest, where wolves, elk and deer roam free, so keep your eyes peeled

  • Travel to picture-perfect Lake Louise, said by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada. This glacial, jade-green lake is situated high in the mountains surrounded by towering peaks on all sides.

  • Banff Gondola ride 

  • Banff National Park tour 

  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride 

  • Relax in Banff ’s hot springs 

  • Jasper National Park tour 

  • Stay in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 

  • Lake Louise fire-pit drinks 

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Uk - Calgary

Location: Banff

Accommodation Name: Mount Royal Hotel

Today you will fly to Calgary and on arrival we'll transfer you to Banff. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

Day 2 Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation Name: Mount Royal Hotel

Meals Included: B

This morning, we'll explore UNESCO-listed Banff National Park. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, this incredible wilderness is home to snowy mountains, glistening glaciers and ice-covered lakes. You'll see vast swathes of pine forest, where wolves, elk and deer roam free, so keep your eyes peeled. Other scenic highlights are the Hoodoos of Bow Valley, imposing spires of rock carved by wind and water, and the sensational views at Surprise Corner. You'll then take a ride on the Banff Gondola. This cable car takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unrivalled views of Banff and six scenic mountain ranges.
The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Perhaps you'll decide to take advantage of your hotel's facilities or maybe take a stroll around Banff. There's a great selection of bars and restaurants just a short walk away, where a warm welcome and possibly a roaring fire await.

Day 3 Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation Name: Mount Royal Hotel

Meals Included: B

There can be no better way to travel through a snowy landscape than on a horse-drawn sleigh, and that's the plan today. You'll be treated to magnificent views as you listen to the jingle of sleigh bells on this unforgettable journey. Later, you can warm up – and soak up some history – when you visit Banff's natural hot springs. They're located in an historic spa and bathhouse but with lovely modern amenities. As you relax in the soothing hot waters of a mountain spring, you can take in views of snow-covered peaks in every direction.

Day 4 Banff - Jasper

Location: Jasper

Accommodation Name: The Crimson - Jasper

Meals Included: B

You can sit back and take in more stunning scenery today as we journey by road to Jasper, a former railroad town. At this time of year its national park is described as a Christmas card come to life, with its snow-dusted evergreens and frozen waterfalls. You'll get to see it for yourself tomorrow. But for now, just relax and enjoy your hotel's facilities, or head into town to one of its many cosy bars or restaurants.

Day 5 Jasper

Location: Jasper

Accommodation Name: The Crimson - Jasper

Meals Included: B

Jasper National Park has been deemed by the World Heritage Committee to be among the most significant sights on earth. Today's the day that you get to explore for yourself and see what all the fuss is about! It is home to abundant wildlife, shimmering glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and evergreen forests. And all this is surrounded by rugged snow-capped mountain peaks. We'll take all these wonderful sights in before you have the option to join a thrilling winter adventure on our optional excursion. In the company of a Local Guide you'll head off on an icewalk in the Maligne Canyon. As we head to the bottom of this deep gorge, we'll see frozen waterfalls, ice caves and incredible ice formations. You'll also learn about the spectacular landscape of the Maligne Valley and hear tales about the mysterious 'disappearing' Medicine Lake.

Day 6 Jasper - Lake Louise

Location: Lake Louise

Accommodation Name: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Meals Included: B

Today we travel to picture-perfect Lake Louise, said by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada. This glacial, jade-green lake is situated high in the mountains surrounded by towering peaks on all sides. Our hotel for the next two nights, the stunning Fairmont Chateau, is situated in an enviable position right next to its shores. Built more than 100 years ago as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists, it has played a part in the colourful history of the Rockies. This evening is yours to enjoy everything this luxury resort has to offer.

Day 7 Lake Louise - At Leisure

Location: Lake Louise

Accommodation Name: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

How you spend today is entirely up to you. You might choose to stay exactly where you are and revel in your hotel's excellent facilities and wonderful surroundings. Another way to spend some time is on an amazing optional excursion which takes you on a snowshoeing tour of Lake Louise. This ancient and efficient mode of transport simply involves wearing specially designed snowshoes which distribute your weight over a larger area. This allows you to walk on the snow with ease, without sinking into it. Tonight we've a real treat in store , as we settle down by an outdoor fire-pit to enjoy a drink together.

Day 8 Calgary - Uk

After some free time this morning, we'll transfer you to Calgary for your flight back to the UK.

Day 9 Uk

You'll arrive back in the UK today.

What's Included

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

    Return flights from London

  • Return flights from London

  • 7 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight 

  • 5 meals: 5 breakfasts and welcome drink 

  •  Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

  • Travelsphere Holiday Director 

  • 7 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight

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What's Not Included

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    For most Travelsphere Tours, the maximum group size is 35

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    A reasonable level of fitness is required for all Travelsphere holidays as some walking will be involved.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Travelsphere’s Flexibility Promise has been created to give you complete peace of mind and make you feel confident when booking your holiday with us. We have also been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Travelsphere has been operating escorted touring holidays for 60 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travelsphere, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive Holiday conformation upon booking, and then several documents detailing any adddiotnal information and the optional excursions that you can book before you travel. The final information covering your flights, hotels and itinerary will be sent to you around 14 days before your departure date.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, we do not offer single share options

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, Im afraid not

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accomadate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - and make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Our Travelsphere Cares programmes, in partnership with the Planeterra Foundation, support local projects and social enterprises by helping them earn an income from tourism. We simply donate a portion of the funds from our tours, so it’s great to know that when you travel with us you are helping to change lives and turn travel into real impact.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like minded travellers

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

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