Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park Tauck Tours

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Includes Stories by Ken Burns

The Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour is a 10 day adventure through one of the most stunning part of Canada. This Tauck tour is a Stories by Ken Burns feature tour to five world famous parks in the Canadian Rockies. From Waterton Lakes National Park to Glacier National Park and all points in between.

Your Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour will also bring you to a private lake cruise in Glacier National Park. You’ll hear insider stories from Ken Burns about how these great parks came to be along with filmed narratives on the region. Your travel photos will never look better after your mountain photography tips class along with a wine and cheese reception. Put simply, this is the best Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour you could ask for.


10 Daysfr. $5,990

  • Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
  • Wild West Welcome Dinner at Heritage Park Museum with entertainment featuring cowboy stunts and Calgary fiddlers
  • Guided exploration in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes and Glacier national parks in Canada and the U.S
  • Inside-the-heart-of-the-park accommodations at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • A private lake cruise and a ride aboard a vintage "Jammer" bus in Glacier National Park
  • Expert mountain photography tips and a wine & cheese reception hosted by a local artist
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 9 dinners
  • Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1 night)
  • Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, Montana (1 night)
  • Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Montana (1 night)
  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)

Arrive in Calgary

Calgary, Canada

Your Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour begins at 5:00 PM at The Fairmont Palliser in the heart of downtown Calgary. A transfer is included from Calgary Airport to The Fairmont Palliser. Meet your Tauck Director and travel companions tonight at a private, after-hours Wild West welcome reception and dinner at the Heritage Park Museum, featuring cowboy stunts and Calgary fiddlers.

Dinner

FAIRMONT PALLISER

Waterton Lakes & Glacier National Park

Calgary, Canada

Kick off your Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour by traveling south to Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park, where the prairie abruptly hits the mountains. En route, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a prehistoric site used continuously by First Nations peoples for over 5,500 years, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit its interpretive center.

Browning, USA

Continue to Waterton Lakes, where you'll have lunch at the celebrated Prince of Wales Hotel. Then cross the border to Montana's Glacier National Park, which in 1932 was joined with Waterton Lakes to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park – a world first; it's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, where you might see grizzly or black bears. Your rustic accommodations in a historic lakeside hotel built in 1915 are the best available within Glacier National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MANY GLACIER HOTEL

Lake Cruise & Going-to-the-Sun Road

Lake McDonald, USA

ake a private morning lake cruise to admire the reflection of snow-capped peaks on the water's surface in an area that's been called the "Switzerland of North America." Conditions permitting, in Glacier National Park tour the Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a restored 1930s-vintage red touring bus; the road, a 50-mile-long engineering marvel, skirts the shores of St. Mary's Lake, and crosses the Continental Divide over Logan Pass. View many of the park’s mountains and glaciers on your way to Lake McDonald, the largest lake in Glacier National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LAKE MCDONALD LODGE

Kootenay & Banff National Parks

Lake Louise, Canada

Conclude your Glacier National Park tour and head into the timberlands along the western slope of the Canadian Rockies to Kootenay National Park. See Radium Hot Springs, and Sinclair Canyon’s red walls. Continue on to your world-famous chateau-style hotel on the edge of emerald Lake Louise overlooking Victoria Glacier on steep, sculpted mountains in Banff National Park, for a two-night stay; your room has a lakeside view.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

Moraine Lake excursion & Lake Louise at leisure

Lake Louise, Canada

oin our naturalist guide today for an excursion (weather permitting) to lovely Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, nestled in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This glacially fed lake reflects the awe-inspiring beauty that prompted explorer Walter Wilcox, who named it Moraine Lake after the moraine, or rock pile, deposited by the Wenkchemna Glacier, to write “no scene had ever given me an equal impression of inspiring solitude and rugged grandeur.” In fact, Wilcox felt that the time spent contemplating the view was the happiest half-hour of his life! You can soak up more of the beauty of the area during an afternoon spent just as you please at Fairmont Château Lake Louise.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

Photo Tips & the Icefields Parkway

Jasper, Canada

Learn the secrets of great alpine photography during a lesson from a professional photographer before setting out from Lake Louise for a drive along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Then put what you've learned into your pictures as you encounter jaw-dropping views of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and snowfields around every turn; watch for bears, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats, especially in the spring and fall. Arrive at your lodge for a two-night stay in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

Jasper at leisure, a gallery reception & more

Jasper, Canada

Your Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour continues with a full day at leisure in your 900-acre resort within Jasper National Park. Optional activities at your resort (available at additional charge) include horseback riding, whitewater rafting, or fishing; renting a canoe or paddleboat; taking a guided nature walk; or playing a round of golf on a top-rated course.

Prior to dinner at your leisure at your choice of the hotel's restaurants this evening, enjoy a National Parks presentation followed by a wine and cheese reception hosted by a local artist in The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge's Mountain Galleries, during which you'll learn about the history of art in the Canadian Rockies.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

Ride across a glacier & on to Banff

Banff, Canada

View Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield, the largest icecap in the Canadian Rockies, then take a memorable ride across the glacier's surface on an Ice Explorer, a specially designed vehicle. Wind your way along the Icefields Parkway to Banff National Park, the first national park in Canada; your grand hotel was built more than a century ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway to resemble a Scottish baronial castle.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

Banff National Park as you please

Banff, Canada

Today is your day to spend the way you wish in and around Banff. There are many optional activities (available at additional cost) to choose from at your wilderness resort or in the town of Banff itself. You can ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, take a guided nature walk, go horseback riding, mountain biking, or canoeing on the Bow River. Play a round of golf, perhaps book an alpine aromatherapy massage at the Willow Stream Spa, ranked among the top spas in Canada, or visit the chic alpine village of Banff on your own.

Conclude your Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park tour by joining us for a festive farewell reception and dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

Journey home

Calgary, Canada

Return to Calgary, approximately 80 miles. Your Glacier National Park and Canadian Rockies tour ends at 10:00 AM at Calgary International Airport. Allow a minimum of three hours for airport check-in.

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Departure Date
Price
Thu, Aug 22, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,990.00
Sat, Aug 24, 2019 – Wait-list
$6,490.00
Mon, Aug 26, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,990.00
Wed, Sep 04, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,990.00
Mon, Sep 09, 2019 – Wait-list
$5,990.00
Tue, Jun 09, 2020
$5,990.00
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
$6,590.00
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
$6,590.00
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
$6,590.00
Wed, Jul 15, 2020
$6,590.00
Fri, Jul 24, 2020 – Wait-list
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Sun, Aug 02, 2020
$6,590.00
Wed, Sep 02, 2020
$6,590.00
Tue, Jun 08, 2021
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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Glacier National Park is one of the most scenic and remote national parks in North America. Lake McDonald Lodge and Many Glacier Hotel, the best hotels located inside the park, are operated by the National Park Service and are only open three months each year; the service staff are part-time and relatively inexperienced. With a short season, it is economically difficult for these hotels to improve their facilities. Therefore, these hotels will not compare to Tauck’s hotels in other locations. We expect you’ll find the majestic scenery of the park well worth visiting despite the marginal accommodations and service. Hotels and sightseeing are subject to change due to weather conditions.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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