Experience Alberta’s changing landscapes on this 12-day self-drive itinerary. Travel through flat prairies, rugged badlands and the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing turquoise lakes, glaciers, ancient forests and towering mountains en route.
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Arrive into Calgary and make your own way to the Delta Calgary Downtown for 2 nights. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Calgary. Entrance to Calgary Tower is included for panoramic views across the city. (N)
Collect your hire car and drive east into Alberta’s badlands to the town of Drumheller, best known for its dinosaur heritage. Stay 2 nights at Canalta Jurassic Hotel*. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Drumheller at your own pace. Entrance is included to the Royal Tyrell Museum, considered to be one of the world’s best museums dedicated to palaeontology. (B)
Drive west today, across Alberta’s flat prairie plains and into the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains to the town of Banff. Stay at the Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium room with valley views) for 2 nights. (B)
This morning, join a shared tour through Banff and its surrounds. Highlights include a visit to the hoodoos – impressive rock formations – and a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
Drive along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway Road to Moraine lake, with opportunities to stop and follow a walking trail, visit the lakes or look for wildlife. On arrival, stay 2 nights at Moraine Lake Lodge, located beside the turquoise-coloured lake. (N)
Day at leisure to relax or explore the surrounding area including nearby Lake Louise. (B)
Drive to Jasper, travelling along one of North America’s most scenic highways – the Icefields Parkway. En route, join a shared Ice Explorer excursion on the Athabasca glacier. On arrival in Jasper, stay 2 nights at The Crimson. (B)
This morning, join a shared tour of Jasper and nearby Maligne canyon with an interpretive cruise on Maligne lake. This evening, join a shared evening wildlife excursion to learn about the wildlife and their mountain habitat. During the tour you may spot bears, elk, coyotes, wolves and moose. (N)
Today, leave Jasper and the Canadian Rocky Mountains and drive back into Alberta’s flat prairies to the city of Edmonton. On arrival, stay overnight at the Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton. (N)
Return your hire car at the airport before a direct flight to London, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4-star accommodation with the exception of the hotel in Drumheller, which is 3 star.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included. If you would prefer to
have transfers included, or for flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This annual 10-day event takes place from 6 to 15 July 2018. If you wish to add this event to the itinerary, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant for ticket information.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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YAA2018: 11 Nights