Winter Rockies Spectacular

From $3,099
Duration 9 Days
Departures from Jan 2021 - Feb 2021
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From $3,099
Duration 9 Days
Departures from Jan 2021 - Feb 2021
Tour Overview

​Snow-capped peaks, frozen waterfalls and glacial Lake Louise – winter really is a magical time to experience the Canadian Rockies. Explore Banff National Park by sleigh and gondola, relax in soothing hot springs and take a daring Maligne Canyon icewalk.     

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 8 nights in hotels of a great standard
  • 9 included meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner including welcome & farewell drinks
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure
  • Other transport & porterage included

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Banff National Park
  • Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride in Banff National Park
  • Relax in Banff’s hot springs
  • Jasper National Park
  • Make s’mores, a classic campfire treat​
  • Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Calgary tour including Winter Olympics site

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary

Make your own way to Calgary where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure​.

Day 2 Banff

This morning, we'll drive through the spectacular snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains to Banff​. When we arrive, we'll head straight out to Banff National Park , which is an incredible wilderness nestled in the heart of the Rockies. Our tour will take in the Hoodoos of Bow Valley, imposing spires of rock carved by wind and water, and Surprise Corner, so named because as we drive out of Banff, the view suddenly opens into a fantastic mountain vista, featuring the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Later, we'll take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for sensational views. Get to know your travelling companions over drinks and an included dinner this evening.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Banff

We'll enjoy a truly magical experience today as we set off on an included horse-drawn sleigh ride through Banff's scenic winter wonderland. Later, spend free time exploring at your own pace, or maybe you'll choose to warm up during our included visit to Banff's natural hot springs. They're located in an historic spa and bathhouse but with lovely modern amenities. As you relax in the soothing hot waters, you can take in views of snow-covered peaks in every direction. 

Meals included: B

Day 4 Banff - Jasper

​We travel to the former railroad town of Jasper and its breathtakingly beautiful national park. Spend the evening enjoying your hotel's facilities or perhaps head into Jasper with your travelling companions.

In 2011, Jasper was designated a dark-sky preserve, an area where almost no artificial light is visible at night, so if there's no cloud, enjoy gazing at starry skies.​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Jasper

Today we venture into Jasper National Park for sightseeing in an area of pristine wilderness. It is home to abundant wildlife, shimmering glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and
evergreen forests. And all this is surrounded by rugged snow-capped mountain peaks. Later we offer a thrilling optional adventure – a Maligne Canyon icewalk. In the company of a guide
we’ll head to the bottom of this deep gorge, where we’ll see frozen waterfalls, ice caves and incredible ice formations. You’ll also learn about the spectacular landscape of the Maligne Valley and hear tales about the mysterious ‘disappearing’ Medicine Lake. This evening, we’ll gather by a camp fire and enjoy the tradition of making s’mores. This classic North American sweet treat consists of marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between two cookies.
Meals included: B

Day 6 Jasper - Lake Louise

Lake Louise is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and we head here today. The glacial jade-green lake is situated high in the mountains surrounded by towering peaks on all sides. Our hotel is the stunning Fairmont Chateau, situated right next to its shores.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Lake Louise - at Leisure

​Today we have free time to enjoy the excellent facilities at the chateau and its glorious surroundings. Alternatively, why not join our amazing optional excursion – snowshoeing on Lake Louise. This evening we'll gather as a group and head outside, where a blazing firepit will keep us warm as we enjoy a drink together.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Lake Louise - Calgary

We'll travel back to Calgary this morning, making a stop at the Canada Olympic Park, where the bobsleigh and ski-jump events of the 1988 Winter Olympics were held.
Famous for its annual Stampede, Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with some lovely parks, cafés and restaurants. We'll take in its highlights on a sightseeing tour before checking into our hotel.
The rest of the day is then yours to do as you please. You could head to the city's iconic landmark, the Calgary Tower, for breathtaking views, or immerse yourself in history at  Heritage Park Historical Village. 

Meals included: B

Day 9 Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers


Meals included: B

Accommodation

Residence Inn by Marriot

Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary downtown is a great hotel with some excellent amenities. The stylish and modern property boasts a restaurant, bar and gym equipment. In addition, there is also a spacious terrace area for guests to relax in. Rooms are furnished with air conditioning, a TV and private facilities.

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron.

There are four dining options at the hotel including Tony Roma's restaurant, a guest lounge and Toque Canadian Pub. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Lobstick Lodge

The Lobstick Lodge in Jasper is a comfortable hotel in a lovely setting, boasting a lovely outdoor patio area.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Steeped in history, this iconic hotel has sat on the shores of Lake Louise for over 100 years, surrounded by rugged mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Originally a one-storey log cabin, the hotel has evolved over the years to become a luxurious mountain resort and your holiday includes a two-night stay here.

Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, spa and health club featuring indoor heated pool, whirlpool, steam room and fitness centre. The well-appointed guest bedrooms feature en-suite facilities, coffee-maker, kettle, hairdryer and TV.

Residence Inn by Marriot

Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary downtown is a great hotel with some excellent amenities. The stylish and modern property boasts a restaurant, bar and gym equipment. In addition, there is also a spacious terrace area for guests to relax in. Rooms are furnished with air conditioning, a TV and private facilities.