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Canada

Cities Visited

Banff , Calgary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Canada
Arrive in Calgary, Alberta's gateway to the Canadian Rockies and transfer to your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Calgary

DAY 2, Sunday - Calgary City Tour, Canmore, Travel to Banff
This morning, embark on a city tour of Calgary. Drive past the major sites to see a combination of historical, architectural and vintage landmarks. Then, travel to the town of Canmore, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. After lunch at leisure, continue to Banff. Enjoy the mountain scenery as you approach Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in Banff and check into your hotel. Perhaps, join the optional Nightrise gondola experience*. Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain via gondola to witness the wonders that emerge after dark. Afterward, savor a Rockies inspired dinner*March departures will visit the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, followed by a daytime journey on the Banff Gondola
Optional: Nightrise at the Banff Gondola with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in Banff National Park
Spend a full day at leisure to explore Banff National Park on your own. Perhaps, join the optional Johnston Canyon Icewalk. Experience the winter wonderland of Banff's Johnston Canyon. Discover a world of frozen waterfalls and blue ice pillars during your hike. Afterward, return to Banff. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Introduction to Curling to learn more about the history and rules of this winter sport. Try your hand at a friendly game to show off your newly acquired skills!
Optional: Johnston Canyon Icewalk (AM)
Optional: Introduction to Curling (PM)
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Lake Louise, Banff National Park
This morning, depart for Lake Louise, symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. The glacial lake, known for its blue waters, is located at the base of glacier-clad peaks. While in Lake Louise consider joining the optional sleigh ride. Admire the snowy landscape and take in the beauty of snow and blue sky. Settle in under warm blankets as a team of horses pulls your traditional style sleigh along Lake Louise. From here, return to Banff for an afternoon at leisure
Optional: Sleigh Ride (AM)
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Depart Canada
Early morning group departure from Banff to Calgary International Airport for your departure flight. Passengers returning to Calgary from Banff on day 5 should select flights that depart no earlier than 2 PM. Banff is approximately a two hour drive from the Calgary International Airport
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Seattle-Calgary, Calgary-Seattle
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • 1 night Calgary
  • 3 nights Banff
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Calgary, set between prairies and peaks, a city that grew out of the Canadian West
  • Views of glistening Lake Louise, located in the heart of grand and historic Banff National Park
  • Explore wondrous Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • †Arrival transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates. Departure transfer is only available on package departure date.

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, nor are the transfers included if flight schedule does not meet the schedule below:

    Arrival airport transfer shuttle runs between 9 AM and 11 PM. Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to make alternate arrangements on their own.

    Passengers departing Banff to Calgary International Airport on Day 5 should select flights that depart no earlier than 2 PM. One group transfer will depart at approximately 8 AM. Banff is approximately a two-hour drive from the Calgary International Airport.

    It is recommended that passengers select flights that arrive in Calgary no later than 5 PM on Day 1.

    All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.

    Health and Safety Protocols for Gate1 Tours

    At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.

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    Accommodations

    The Marriott Downtown Calgary
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Calgary.

    Mount Royal Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is nestled in the heart of Banff.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Gate1 Tours Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.3
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.5
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    4.2

    Ratings based off 5135 reviews about Gate1 Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

    I have always liked Affordable tours and will continue to use this agency for future travels. Thank you very much

    Overall, the tour manager was very organized . Greatly appreciate providing COVID testing in the hotel.

    We had a great time in Egypt and a great time with Gate 1. The tour manager was wonderful - professional, organized, knowledgeable and caring. The trip itself covered all the things we wanted to see and the services provided by Gate 1 were handled really well. The one weakness for us was the Nile cruise on the Esplanade. It was fine, but not what I'd call "top-notch". The ship was clean and the staff pleasant, which was the most important part of the cruise to us. However, we found the food was pretty unappealing. The restaurant meals provided by Gate 1 were consistently good- interesting places and good food. The hotels provided by Gate 1 were also nice and in good locations. I would definitely take another trip with Gate 1 and would recommend it to others.

    Everything was good. The mountain location of the Monteverde hotel was good for an excellent Sunset, but very difficult to move around.

    We have travel world with 21 cruise tours. We were skeptical about traveling with Gate1, but with friends recommendation, we travel 1st time With Gate1 on 13 Egypt with 7 day Nile cruise Dec28-Jan9 2022. We were in total surprise. The Hotels, Itinerary, safety concerns were fabulous. Our tour manager was God sent and was always concerned for safety, detail oriented, knowledgeable and always enthusiastic and bend backward to help. He is best asset to Gate1 and deserves recognition. The way he was praising Gate 1, I thought he owned it. We are already planning for other Gate 1 trip. You can share my comments with Gate1

    This was my first time traveling with Gate 1 through Affordable Tours and everything thing went like clockwork. My trip took me to Ireland and I had a fantastic time! There were hardly any glitches but when there was our tour guide did everything in his power to accommodate.

    This was our 6th Gate1 trip and as always we were not disappointed. We enjoyed all aspects of the tour and had a wonderful trip with no problems. Gate1 does an excellent job and we will continue to use them for future travels.

    Our tour director was the best tour director. She's funny and witty. She accommodated our needs. Our driver is a superb driver. He kept us safe from any accident.

    All the points of interest were there,very knowledgeable guide Anna was amazing.  Absolutely loved it

    Overall, the trip was exceptional. The tour guide Riccardo was outstanding...very friendly, caring and knowledgeable about the areas visiting. The accommodations in Bari and Napoli were disappointing. In Bari, the room at Grande Albergo delle Nazario was extremely small which made it difficult to manage suitcases for 2 people. In Napoli, the room at Hotel Royal Continental certainly needed updating. The overall appearance of the room looked worn and a little shabby. However, the condition of these 2 rooms did not affect the great time we had. Will definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

    Awesome experience... knowledgeable and helpful tour guide (Hend), as well as all other employees.

    As always, everything went very smoothly.

    This trip was fantastic. It was packed with lots of activities and places to see. Unfortunately, weather plays a big role in what you see and don't see. We weren't able to visit Robben Island due to choppy water and couldn't see much of Victoria Falls due to rain/fog. But I'm not complaining, that's just how things go. Other than that, the itinerary was very fast paced and we got to see a lot, which was desired. The tour was very organized and our group leader, Ahmet, was very knowledgable of the places we visited. I would recommend the game drive in Botswana over the game drive in South Africa. The food and drink was quite good from the included meals. Ahmet did his best to accomodate everyone. I'd recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see as much as possible in such a short time frame. The schedule is strict but well worth the sights.

    Wonderful experience, with well informed tour managers. Everything went according to plan, no big surprises or changes on this trip. Good job.

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