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Dimensions in Travel presents:
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK & THE CANADIAN ROCKIES August 10-18, 2013 ~ Roundtrip Calgary
With Norma King
Please join Norma & George King on a tour of the pristine wilderness of several national parks
in the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. Driving on the
Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park and a visit to famous Lake Louise
are two top highlights of this escorted vacation.
Day 1 ~ Arrive in Calgary Welcome to Calgary! At 6:00pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Globus Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 ~ Calgary–Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump–Waterton Lakes National Park Before departing Calgary, enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s highlights. Travel south along the Macleod Trail. Just outside the town of Fort Macleod, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a 5,000 year old buffalo hunting ground designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, on to scenic Waterton Lakes National Park, with a photo stop at Cameron Falls. (Breakfast)
Day 3 ~ Waterton Lakes National Park–Glacier National Park–Going-to-the-Sun Road–Whitefish Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and behold the awesome snowcapped peaks of Glacier National Park. You’ll board the famous vintage red Jammer Buses to take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, enter an alpine wonderland of jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of Huckleberry Pie or Huckleberry ice cream - a delicious local favorite to end your day. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 ~ Whitefish–Fort Steele–Radium Hot Springs–Kootenay National Park–Banff Re-enter Canada today, with two stops in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. First, visit the restored town of Fort Steele, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Then stop at Radium Hot Springs, a famous health spa. Drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and Kootenay National Park before entering Banff National Park, the heart of the Canadian Rockies. (Breakfast) Day 5 ~ Banff This morning, take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valley below as you savor breakfast. Additional morning sightseeing includes stops at Bow Falls and the hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure or join one of the optional helicopter flightseeing trips offering unsurpassed Rockies views. This evening, a fun-filled musical about Canada awaits you at the optional dinner theater, “Oh Canada Eh?” (Breakfast)
Day 6 ~ Banff–Columbia Icefield–Jasper Follow the breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for Jasper National Park. Scale Bow Pass, with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. Next is the highlight of the day: stop at the 1,000-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer. See Athabasca Falls before reaching Jasper.There is still time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. (Breakfast)
Day 7 ~ Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. Maybe take an optional hike to learn about glacier formations found in the area. This afternoon, journey to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated Cruise of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a lakeside dinner featuring incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Day 8 ~ Jasper–Lake Louise–Calgary This morning, retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. One more highlight saved for the last day of your vacation: a visit to famous Lake Louise. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at the unique Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park – a local favorite. Wonderful conversation and Canadian specialties make the perfect finale for your vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 ~ Calgary The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Calgary International Airport. (Breakfast)
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK & THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
DETAILS ~ DETAILS ~ DETAILS TOUR PRICE: $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit is $250 per person. Additional Single Supplement is $889. Cancellation penalties do apply. PRICE INCLUDES: ~ Professional tour guide ~ Superior or first class hotel accommodations ~ Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning. ~ Activities and admissions as noted in itinerary. ~ Departure Transfer to Calgary Airport ~ Meals: Breakfast daily and 3 three-course dinners HOTELS: Calgary=Delta Bow Valley Inn, Waterton=Bayshore Inn, Whitefish=Grouse Mountain Lodge, Banff =Banff Park Lodge and Jasper=Sawridge Hotel.
AIR, TRANSFERS & EXTRA NIGHTS IN CALGARY Arrival: Fly into Calgary International airport located in Alberta, Canada. A voucher for an airport shuttle to your hotel is available through Globus for $22 per person. Reservation for shuttle recommended. Additional nights stay in Calgary available for $103 per person/per night.
Departure: Fly from Calgary International airport. Hotel to airport transfer is complimentary on August 18. Departure after breakfast/mid-morning is recommended. Additional nights stay in Calgary available for $103 per person/per night. CANCELLATION PENALTIES:
• Deposit is non-refundable • 45-22 days prior to tour start: 20% of total price • 21-8 days prior to tour start: 30% of total price • 7-1 days prior to tour start: 50% of total price • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance to cover your funds. We offer an excellent Travel Guard policy for $174 per person that includes trip cancellation, medical, emergency evacuation, trip delay, lost baggage and concierge assistance while traveling. You must purchase your insurance within 14 days of depositing to be covered for pre-existing medical conditions.
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