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Guaranteed Departure – Classic Rockies Self Drive – 10 Days

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$2,499.00


Calgary-Banff-Jasper-Sun Peaks-Whistler-Vancouver

Download detailed Itinerary: Classic Rockies Self-Drive

Daily departures between : 1 Aug 2021 & 2 Oct 2021

 

 

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All about the Guaranteed Departure – Classic Rockies Self Drive – 10 Days.

This itinerary is ideal for travelers who have limited vacation time, but want to see as many of western Canada’s highlights as possible. In just a week, this tour itinerary takes passengers through Calgary, Banff National Park, the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, along the Yellowhead Highway by Mount Robson National Park and into the BC interior. The journey then continues west via the imposing Fraser Canyon, before reaching the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, where you will conclude your stay

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 09 Nights’ Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis.
  • Customized Road book featuring hotel details and route maps of the Itinerary.
  • Vancouver Hop-on-hop-off Trolley Tour including admission to Look out.
  • Banff Gondola
  • Ice Explorer Ride on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Maligne Lake Cruise in Jasper
  • Car Rental Pick-up Calgary / Drop-off Vancouver
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • All applicable taxes & surcharges
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or Services
  • Airfare
  • National Park Fees [C$10 Per person per day)
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Visa fee
  • One Way Drop-off fee for the Car Rental to be paid at destination
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
  • Local city taxes if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
  1. Day 1 Calgary Arrival - Banff (115 Km/72Mi)

    Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport and pick-up your car rental. Leave the Stampede City of Calgary for the short drive to the resort town of Banff. Feel the majesty of these mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park where the craggy peaks loom larger the closer you get. After you have arrived in the bustling town of Banff, the remainder of the day is free to explore its charms.

    Overnight in Banff

  2. Day 2 Banff National Park

    The entire day is free to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to the Luxton Museum, a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or a stroll through town admiring the many shops. You may also try river rafting on the Bow River or take a boat tour on beautiful Lake Minnewanka.

    Add-on: Banff Gondola: (Included as complimentary)

    A breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain. After an invigorating hike why not enjoy one of the two excellent restaurants at the summit.

     Add- Lake Minnewanka Cruise – USD 49 Per person

    This interpretive boat tour of magnificent Lake Minnewanka will immerse you in a rugged wilderness steeped in history, Aboriginal folklore and geology. Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies. For more than 10,000 years people have hunted and camped along these shores and now you too can discover its wild nature and hidden wonders.

     

    Add-on: Chinook Kananaskis River Rafting: USD 89 Per person

    Winding through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country and only 45 minutes west of Calgary in the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the class II-III Kananaskis River is a great whitewater experience, suitable for rafters as young as 5 years of age. Included are professional river guide on each raft, safety instruction and practice paddle, complimentary photos (accessible online), light snack and refreshment, 1.5-2 hours river time, wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet, rain jacket, wetsuit booties and gloves.

     Overnight in Banff

  3. Day 3 Banff- Jasper National Park (292Km/182Mi)

    Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, said to be one of the most scenic routes in all the world and encompass the ultimate glacier exploration. From walking on ancient ice with the Ice Explorer ride, to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk (included), today’s experiences will leave you with a special appreciation for this treasured region of the Rockies.

    Overnight in Jasper.

  4. Day 4 Jasper National Park

    The day is free to personalize your day. We suggest Cruise on the Maligne Lake. You may try gentle rafting on the Athabasca River or a guided nature walk.

     

    Add-on: Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake: (Included as complimentary)

    Let Maligne Tours take you on a 90-minute cruise on one of the Rockies’ most picturesque lakes. The tour is operated in a glass-enclosed, heated cruise boat and is fully narrated by a Transport Canada licensed crew. Mid-way through there is a photo stop at Spirit Island where passengers disembark for a short walk to the lookout point. This is a wonderful photo opportunity not to be missed

     

    Add-on: Easy Rafting / Scenic Float Athabasca River: USD 66 Per person

    This fun and easy rafting / scenic float trip travels down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A Jasper National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating along the same route used by the fur traders over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 m / 25 ft long, oar-powered rafts offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first-time rafter will enjoy. The guides do all the rowing while the group sits back and enjoys the ride and spectacular scenery. There is a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. This trip is designed for the whole family; toddlers to seniors – ages 2-99 are welcome.

     Overnight in Jasper.

  5. Day 5 Jasper National Park - Sun Peaks (440Km/276Mi)

    The Yellowhead Highway will take you on a route first explored by trappers and traders. You will see Mount Terry Fox as well as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. If time permits, we suggest exploring Wells Gray Provincial Park, a nature reserve priding itself on the untamed and pristine state of its wilderness. Continue to Sun Peaks, a year-round resort catering to families as well as sports enthusiasts.

    Overnight in Sun Peaks

  6. Day 6 Sun Peaks - Whistler (357Km/222Mi)

    Continue to Lillooet, known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and ‘Mile Zero’ of the Old Caribou Wagon Road. Leaving Lillooet travel the Duffey Lake Road to Whistler. Be sure to stop at Joffre Lake for breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier.

    Overnight in Whistler

  7. Day 7 Whistler

    This charming alpine resort town is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Experience the beauty via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain as you soak in the unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes and snow-capped peaks.

    Add-on: Whistler Mountain Peak to Peak Gondola: USD 55 Per person

    Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the Guinness World Record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola provides an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop providing incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers. Disembark and the experience is far from over. The full PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience provides an endless number of things to do from scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing, and indoor interpretive displays are all waiting for discovery.

     Add-on: Spectacular Glacier Floatplane Tour: USD 141 Per person

    After a short 5-minute transfer from Whistler Village to the floatplane base at Green Lake, you will take off and fly directly over Garibaldi Provincial Park for the Spectacular Glacier Tour. Passengers will experience an inspiring view of this natural preserve of volcanic peaks with its glaciers, snow covered mountains, turquoise lakes and alpine meadows. The flight concludes with views of the ski runs, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and Whistler Village.

    Overnight in Whistler

  8. Day 8 Whistler-Vancouver (122Km/76Mi)

    Depart Whistler at your own leisure along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Vancouver. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock. Arrive in Vancouver, Canada’s Gateway to the Pacific.  Spend rest of the day at leisure.

    Overnight in Vancouver.

  9. Day 9 Vancouver

    Full day in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley for a fully commented Vancouver city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at many premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants.

    Add-on: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park admission:  USD 45 Per person

    Breathtakingly suspended 230 feet above and 450 feet across Capilano River, Capilano Suspension Bridge takes you to towering evergreens, serene trails and the award-winning attraction, Treetops Adventure. Seven suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet, take you high above the forest floor for a thrilling encounter within the heart of the forest. The Cliff walk is a heart stopping 700 foot (215m) long walkway taking guests along the granite cliffside of Capilano Canyon on a series of bridge, platforms and stairways cantilevered up to 30 storeys above Capilano River. Guided eco-walks, a First Nations cultural experience and voices from the past at the Story Centre mingle with the sounds of live seasonal musical entertainment. Unmatched shopping at the Trading Post and West Coast cuisine rounds out this entertaining West Coast experience.

    Overnight in Vancouver

  10. Day 10 Vancouver Departure

    Your magical Canadian Rockies adventure comes to an end with return of your rental vehicle at Vancouver International airport for your return flight home.

Hotel Accommodation
CITY HOTEL NIGHTS
BANFF Banff Ptarmigan Inn 02 Nights
JASPER Lobstick Lodge 02 Night
SUN PEAKS Coast Sundance Lodge 01 Night
WHISTLER Delta Whistler Village Suites 02 Nights
VANCOUVER Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre 02 Night

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtually everything! Hotels, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, car rentals and local guides wherever applicable.

A well paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! You can pace your day based on your choice. The circuit has been chosen to travel attainable and comfortable distances.

While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation

We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. Travel insurance is widely available to purchase. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance cover. Please read the policy details carefully. It is each traveler’s personal responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover purchased is suitable and adequate for their particular needs. Voyages Hub will not be responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the failure to comply with the responsibility of providing for adequate travel insurance cover.

The given tour involves a car rental and adequate car insurance cover is always recommended. At the car rental center you can choose the insurance option best suited to your needs.

We use hotels that are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and adhering to the guidelines that are set by the National Health Organization and WHO. Along with the Government directions  are preparing to safely reopen and accept guests with thorough precautionary standards set in place, to ensure a safe, healthy and welcoming environment!

Cleanliness and hygiene standards at hotels are of high importance and they have implemented additional measures that meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning, to ensure the safety of our guests and team daily. The hotels are using cleaning & environmentally friendly products and protocols that are effective against viruses.  They are conducting enhanced training and corona virus awareness, updating our team in response to the new standards COVID -19 has set for our well-being, onward

A post signage on entrance door that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted in the hotel Public spaces. They will perform cleaning and disinfection in all public spaces with increased frequency; Hand sanitizers have been placed at all areas  and team facilities including lobby, dining outlets and reception desk, bathrooms and offices. The hotels will provide  surgical masks and gloves to guests and staff according to the new guidelines . Designated signage at all public areas, notifying guests of keeping social distance, wearing masks, use hand sanitizers.

Elevators, must be used by one passenger at a time, or guests sharing the same room. Still, we encourage you to use the stairs.

Rooms. Key prevention protocols are followed to clean the rooms with particular attention paid to high touch items. A rigorous cleaning after guest depart and before the next arrival.  More detailed information is provided in each room

Back of House.  Screening of all teams, in each shift before entering  the Hotel, for symptoms to  Immediately exclude anyone. In the spaces where  Hotels team is working we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like  entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms and  offices

The hotels will ensure to follow Food Safety Policies as well with daily cleaning and disinfection of the kitchen and other food preparation areas, surfaces, proper cooking and storage of food and hygiene practices.

(Please visit individual Hotel Website for Covid-19 related information)

Our suppliers use transport companies, those have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the transport companies  have taken additional measures to elevate our hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations.

The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis.

All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitizing when required.

Hand sanitizer will be available on board for your use throughout the day.

Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitizer to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries.

Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

The health and safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority. As questions and concerns arise as a result of COVID-19, our group of companies has taken a number of precautionary measures to provide the highest level of protection for our customers and team.

Our COVID-19 measures include:

  • The vehicles interiors are completely cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Drivers now perform a thorough cleaning of the vehicle’s interior surfaces with disinfectant wipes between each trip.
  • Drivers have been issued protective disposable rubber gloves and masks.
  • With the exception of dispatcher, office staff are now working remotely, from home.
  • All employees have been instructed to self monitor, self isolate and seek immediate medical attention if they show any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Under no circumstance will we allow sick employees to report for work.

At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in Japan. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will reopen and will continue to operate in 2021 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.

Covid-19 Reschedule: Your tour qualifies from a reschedule to a future date based on government advisories. A mutually agreed date with the tour leader will be announced and all the deposits will be retained for future travel for the same trip.

  • In order to enter Canada, U.S.  citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact Japan’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit temples or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Canada.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify us at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • Canada operates on 100 volts and uses a Type A plug, the same as in the U.S.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
  • Hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
  • Canada follows same time zone patterns as U.S.
  • You will use the Canadian Dollar
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

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