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Cowboys & Trains - The Calgary Stampede

  • Vancouver
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Kamloops
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Calgary
  • 13 nights from
  • £4,799 per person
  • Price includes £100pp saving
  • Trip Code: 575

    • Book by 31 May and save £100pp
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

An exclusive offer: sample the wonderful atmosphere in Calgary as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" takes place in the city.

Start your holiday with a 3-night stay in Calgary and join the cowboys as Calgary welcomes the Stampede to town. Spend 3 days enjoying the experience taking in the festival atmosphere, we have included reserved seating at the Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand along with an afternoon Rodeo.  

Traverse to Banff, the heart of the Rockies for a 3-night stay. During your time in Banff we have included admission to the Banff Upper Hot Springs and a Gondola ride on Sulphur Mountain. We have included a stunning tour from Banff to Jasper via Lake Louise along the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. Experience glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife with many stops along the way, taking in the Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake amongst many others. One of the many highlights will be the stop at the Columbia Icefields where you will head off on an Ice Explore ride on to the Athabasca Glacier as well as take a walk on the famous Glacier Skywalk. Arrive in Jasper for your 3-night stay, during your time you will explore Jasper National Park and enjoy a boat cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island.

One of the main highlights of your trip will be the 2-day journey onboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver. Rocky Mountaineer, is known to many as a must-do vacation thanks to the awe-inspiring vistas that showcase nature’s most beautiful aspects of sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife at every turn. Experience the wonderment onboard this all-daylight journey by rail while you enjoy fresh, culinary creations inspired by the passing regions

End your trip with a 3-night stay in cosmopolitan Vancouver, where you will explore city taking in sights such as Stanley Park, Gastown, English Bay and Granville Island with our complimentary Hop on Hop off sightseeing pass. 

Cowboys & Trains - The Calgary Stampede includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • All Transfers (excluding Calgary Airport to hotel)
  • Calgary Stampede Package - reserved seating for one evening at the Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand Show and afternoon's Rodeo event
  • Rocky Mountaineer 2-day trip Jasper to Vancouver
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Beverages both days on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff Gondola ride (admission)
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs (admission)
  • Icefields Parkway tour from Banff to Jasper inc. lunch, Ice Explorer ride & Glacier Skywalk
  • Maligne Lake Cruise Jasper (cruise only)
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary

Fly to Calgary and make your way to your downtown hotel. (transfer not included)

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Delta Calgary Downtown

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Sandman Hotel Calgary

Hotel Le Germain Calgary

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Day 2 - Calgary Stampede

You’re invited to attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world!! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, which includes bull riding, roping, chuck wagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Don your western duds, saddle up and join us for Stampede breakfasts galore, square dancing, parades, the fun of the midway, great exhibits, a spectacular Grandstand show, fireworks and of course, heaping helpings of Western hospitality. This afternoon you have tickets for the Rodeo with reserved seating.

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Delta Calgary Downtown

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Sandman Hotel Calgary

Hotel Le Germain Calgary

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Day 3 - Calgary Stampede

The fun continues at the Stampede, make use of your two day Stampede Park access and soak up the atmosphere. Tonight you have tickets with reserved seating for the Chuckwagon Races and Grandstand Show.

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Delta Calgary Downtown

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Sandman Hotel Calgary

Hotel Le Germain Calgary

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Day 4 - Calgary to Banff

Coach transfer from Calgary to Banff is included, please advise if you would like a morning or afternoon transfer. Remainder of your day/evening is at leisure.

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Charltons Banff

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 5 - Discover Banff & its Wildlife

This morning we have included the popular Discover Banff & its Wildlife Tour, followed by admission to the Banff Gondola.

Build a connection to our World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations. This is Banff's best tour for viewing wildlife which are seen on 95% of the tours.

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Charltons Banff

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 6 - Discover Banff

Sightsee Banff or why not ask one of our Canada Experts for ideas of excursions that you can pre-book.

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Charltons Banff

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 7 - Icefields Parkway tour from Jasper to Banff via Lake Louise

Depart Jasper this morning.

Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and over 100 glaciers. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada's two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Enroute, make a stop at Athabasca Falls located just outside of the Jasper Townsite. Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, the Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water carrying sand and rock. Our next stop is the breathtaking Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier where we will allow time to enjoy a Ice Explorer ride on the Glacier & Glacier Skywalk. Next we continue to the Weeping Wall, and the Crowfoot Glacier before joining the Trans Canada Highway near Lake Louise where a stop will be made to view the lake and famous Chateau, then continue on the Trans Canada Highway, passing fortress formations of Castle and Protection Mountains to arrive in to Banff late afternoon.

Highlights: - A boxed lunch is included (options will be chosen during the tour) - Glacier Adventure Package (Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk) admissions are included on a separate voucher.

Duration: 10 hours* *Note: Not all of the regularly scheduled stops on this sightseeing tour are accessible during the Winter, so the length of this tour is shortened during this time.

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Charltons Banff

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 8 - Maligne Valley Sightseeing

Today you have a 6 hour tour included - Maligne Valley Sightseeing with Cruise. This introduction to Jasper begins with a short tour of the town before heading across the Athabasca River to Maligne Lake. A century after Mary Schaeffer's remarkable adventure, come discover the world-renowned Maligne Lake for yourself! A stop at Maligne Canyon offers staggering views of the river thundering through a series of magnificent waterfalls in a gorge 10,000 years in the making. Farther up the valley, stop to solve the mystery of "disappearing" Medicine Lake. Next we'll carry on to the pinnacle of our tour, breathtaking Maligne Lake! Once there you can enjoy an interpretative boat cruise bound for Spirit Island, truly another of Canada's iconic images.

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Chateau Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 9 - Explore Jasper National Park & Tramway

Explore Jasper National Park at you leisure today. We have included a ride on the Jasper Tramway for a scenic view over the town.

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Chateau Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 10 - Rocky Mountaineer - Jasper to Kamloops

This morning you will board the famous Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.

 

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Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard. Transfer to your downtown hotel is included.

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Sheraton Wall Centre

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 12 - Sightsee Vancouver

Today you will explore this stunning coastal city with your Hop on Hop off sightseeing pass. 

Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys. This flexible Dual Pass combination of the CITY and PARK Routes offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour.

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.

Highlights: - Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine - Hop-Off at any stop in Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown and more

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Sheraton Wall Centre

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 13 - Explore Vancouver

Spend today at your leisure taking in Vancouver. Why not speak to one of our Canada Experts about adding on an optional tour of Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola or Victoria with Butchart Gardens.

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Sheraton Wall Centre

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 14 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Morning at leisure before your overnight flight to the UK. Transfer to the airport is included.

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