6-Day Calgary to Rocky Mountains, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Banff, Columbia Icefield, Kamloops and Vancouver Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-CGY-0017A
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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6-Day Calgary to Rocky Mountains, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Banff, Columbia Icefield, Kamloops and Vancouver Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon, Wed & Sun

Highlights :

  • If the order includes children, please make sure to note and inform them of their age in advance when booking the itinerary, otherwise fees will be charged on-site according to adult standards.
  • During maple season from 07/04/2024-07/14/2024, staying in Calgary during this period is subject to an additional peak season surcharge of USD$90/room/night or CAD$120/room/night.
 

Itinerary

Airport Pick-up Information:

1. Complimentary airport pick-up services on the first day of your tour will be provided at the Calgary International Airport (YYC) at: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00. Upon arrival, please go to Gate 5 on the arrival level to wait for pick-up arrangements.

2. Arrive between 6:00 am to 9:00 am or 22:00 pm to 23:00 pm and arrange hotel bus pick-up. This free service is available every hour. If you are unable to take the designated bus at the designated time, the travel agency will coordinate the next available bus for you according to the hotel bus arrangement.

3. Calgary International Airport (YYC) paid pick-up service: For flights arriving between 07:00-22:00, the first two passengers will be charged $90 (USD$75), and each additional guest after that will be charged $20 (USD$18). Please be aware that there is a maximum of four people per order.

If your flight arrives before noon, you may select the itinerary of [City Tour C/D] at your own expense to experience the charm of the Canadian Prairie City! 

City Self-Exploring Route A: (For Adults (16+): USD$49.00 Children (0-15): USD$41.00) Walking through "Calgary CBD" + Checking in at internet-famous landmarks + The Core Shopping Centre (requires arrival flight before 12 PM, departs at 1:30 PM, including transfers and guided tour, total 5 hours, minimum 4 participants). Prices in CAD do not include 5% GST.

City Self-Exploring Route C: (For Adults (16+): USD$45.00 Children (0-15): USD$33.00)Value Shopping at Outlet (total 5 hours, minimum 2 participants). Excludes guide service fee: USD$4.00 / CAD$5.00 per person. Prices in CAD do not include 5% GST.

City Self-Exploring Route D: (For Adults (16+): USD$49.00 ) Fun Shopping at Chinook Centre (total 5 hours, minimum 2 participants). Excludes guide service fee: USD$4.00 / CAD$5.00 per person. Prices in CAD do not include 5% GST.

Calgary "City Walk" 1-Day Tour: (For Adults (16+): USD$82.00 Children (0-15): USD$66.00) Folk Culture Village Time Travel (including tickets) + Walking through "Calgary CBD" + Checking in at internet-famous landmarks (including transfers and guided tour, about 8 hours, minimum 4 participants) Prices in CAD do not include 5% GST.

Hotel: Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel OR Similar. 


In the morning, we will head west along 1 Hwy. Soon after, we will arrive at the famous Lake Louise. It is a piece of blue gem among the mountains. You will see the Chateau Lake Louise stands quietly in the pine forest when standing by the lakeside. We will after take a visit to the Moraine Lake (seasonal opening/*alternative attractions: Twin Jack Lake, Minnewanka Lake*). Shortly after, we'll arrive at the Lake Louise and enjoy you lunch. After lunch,  we will continue westward until we enter into the Yoho National Park through a spiral tunnel until we reach the Emerald Lake. Finally, we will discover the natural bridge which was formed by the accumulated water of the river. And we will be staying overnight in Banff.

Itinerary:

Calgary → Lake Louise (75 mins) → Moraine Lake (45 mins) → Lake Louise Lunch (optional, 60 mins ) → Yoho National Park (pass by → Emerald Lake (20 mins) → Natural Bridge (15 mins) → Banff

 

Hotel: Aspen Lodge; Rundlestone Lodge OR Similar. 


Attractions

Banff Town, AB

You can experience the spectacular beauty of Canadian Rock Mountains, glacial lakes, wildlife, hot springs and the best authentic art and cultural blend in the small town of Banff.

Emerald Lake, BC

The beautiful lake with the breathtaking views and amazing views in British Columbia is known as Emerald Lake. The lake is highly popular among tourists in California.

Lake Louise, AB

It is actually a hamlet located in the national park of Banff in the Rockies which are popular for the glacier fed lake, turquoise and high peaks.

Moraine Lake, AB

Refers to a lake located in the Banff National Park, the lake is primarily located in Ten Peaks valley. Statistically the lake has an elevation of 6183 feet approximately, with an area of 50 ha.

Natural Bridge, BC

Natural Bridge is rather a waterfall attraction in the Yoho National Park in British Columbia. The Kicking Horse River which flows beneath almost literally disappeared under the bridge span which seems like rocks wedged together. A certain roar of the waterfall is heard as it disappears under the span and gushes out at the end of the span.

In the early morning in Banff, we embarked on a cable car trip to Sulfur Mountain. As the cable car slowly ascended, the magnificent mountain scenery gradually unfolded before our eyes. After reaching the top of the mountain, we strolled to Hoodoos to experience the uncanny workmanship of nature. Afterwards, we went to Bow Falls to listen to the roar of the waterfall and feel the coolness of the mist. At lunch time, we had an exquisite lunch at the Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel at our own expense, enjoying a moment of tranquility and luxury. After dinner, we headed to Surprise Corner, where the scenery will surely surprise you. Afterwards, we will visit Johnston Canyon and experience the depth and mystery of the canyon. Finally, return to Banff.

Itinerary:

 Banff → Banff Gondola (mandatory, 90 minutes) → Devil's Thumb (15 minutes) → Bow Falls (15 minutes) → Surprise Corner (15 minutes) → Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel & Lunch (optional, with French Bistro Style meal, 75 minutes) → Johnston Canyon (60 minutes) → Banff

Hotel: Aspen Lodge; Rundlestone Lodge OR Similar. 


Attractions

Banff Gondola, AB

Banff Gondola is a vantage point atop Sulphur Mountain to get the magnificent view of six mountain ranges. The Gondola is open year-round and offers bird-eye view and summit walks.

Bow Falls, AB

Twisting its way through tall mountains, Bow falls makes a picturesque view. Walk along the trail to get to the top of the rushing waterfall.

Johnston Canyon, AB

The Johnston Canyon is an absolute marvel of scenic beauty and is a tourist attraction. It is located in the well-known Banff National park. The source elevation of the area is 2500m

Today we will leave Banff Town for the magnificent icefield. You can see the beautiful view of meadows, waterfalls and snow mountains along the way. We will pass by the famous Crowfoot Glacier and Bow Lake. Finally, we will enter into the Jasper National Park and explore Columbia Icefield, You can take a big shuttle bus to start your own adventure! More exciting, you can breathe the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains when standing on the skywalk! We will also stay overnight in Grizzly Bear Town/Salmon Bay. 


Itinerary:
Banff → Crowfoot Glacier
 (Pass-by) → Bow Lake (Pass-by) → Columbia Icefield (3 hours, including Ice Explorer and skywalk) → Glacier National Park (Pass-by) → Revelstoke / Salmon Arm

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Salmon Arm OR Sandman Hotel Revelstoke OR Similar.


Attractions

Columbia Icefield, AB

Columbia Icefield, AB Cain the Rocky Mountains of North America, the largest icefield is known as Columbia Icefield. It has the elevation of 3000 meters and located in Alberta.

Today, we will proceed to the famous "Last Spike" in the Pacific Railroad Memorial Park. Then, we will head to visit the Kamloops which is the hometown of Ginseng. Finally, we will drive back to Vancouver.

Itinerary:

Revelstoke → The Last Spike (20 mins) → Kamloops Ginseng Factory (45 mins) → Fraser Valley (Pass-by) → Vancouver

Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport OR Accent Inn Vancouver Airport OR Similar.


Attractions

Kamloops Ginseng Farm, BC

It is the name of a Ginseng Farm which is family owned and which is located in British Columbia which itself is a very famous province of Canada. It is very near to the Kamloops area.

Kamloops, BC

It is a popular city which is located in British Columbia region. The city is located right at the place where both the south and north of Thompson Rivers meet each other. Hiking trails and resorts are the main attraction of the city.

Last Spike, BC

Last Spike or Canadian Pacific Railway was actually the final driven spike into the Canadian pacific Railway. The event was held in November 7th, 1885.

Named after Queen Victoria, lies the city of Victoria! Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. It is one of the oldest cities. Victoria has retained a large number of its historic buildings and famous landmarks like the Parliament Buildings. 

Itinerary:

Vancouver → BC ferry (Mandatory, 90 mins) → The Butchart Gardens (Mandatory,  60 mins) → Chinatown Victoria (Pass by) → The Victoria Inner Harbour (45 mins) → Victoria Mile Zero Monument (10 mins) → BC ferry (Mandatory,  90 mins) → Vancouver


Attractions

Chinatown (Victoria), BC

The China Town in Victoria is the oldest China Town in the whole of Canada and is the second oldest in North America. It was established in mid-19th century and remains an active place.

The Butchart Gardens, BC

The colorful Butchart Gardens cover the area of 22 hectors. They present soul-sapping scenery of nature in its bloom and different kinds of entertainment and eateries to the visitors.

Vancouver, BC

The seaport coastal city located on British Columbia’s Mainland is known as Vancouver. It secured fourth place as the most populous city in Canada. Making it world’s greenest city is the government’s future plan that would implement by 2020.

Victoria Inner Harbour, BC

British Columbia’s Capital city has an ideal place for tourist called Victoria Inner Harbor. There are amazing restaurants, cafes and attractive paths for day/night walks are available at this location.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

 Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)  

 Depending on group size it can be either a driver and Guide or a driver guide.
  
 Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.  
  
 Tour package price includes all the taxes.  
 
 Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.  
 
 Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup. 

What's Excluded

 Victoria Mandatory Fee: $162 for Adults & Senior and $90 for child a BC Ferry and ticket for the Butchart Gardens.

Mandatory Fee: $59 for Adults & Senior and $48 for child including: Banff Gondola+Columbia Icefield Adventure+ Skywalk+ National Park Pass. Please book all the activities above together when placing the order. No additional booking services will be provided within 7 days before and during the tour.

 Meals: $145 for Adults & Senior and $119 for Child including 3 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 1 dinner.

 Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

 Expenditure for personal purposes.

 Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

 A minimum tip of $12 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

 Travel insurance.

 Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

 Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
4-Day Meals, BC $145.00 $119.00 $145.00
BSH afternoon Tea, BC $118.00 $118.00 $118.00
Calgary "City Walk" 1-Day Tour, CA $82.00 $66.00 $82.00
City Self-Exploring Route A, CA $49.00 $41.00 $49.00
City Self-Exploring Route C, CA $45.00 $33.00 $45.00
City Self-Exploring Route D:, CA $49.00 $49.00 $49.00
Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel and lunch, CA $70.00 $42.00 $70.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Complimentary Pickup from Calgary International Airport (YYC) 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00. Please go to Gate 5 on the arrival to wait for pick-up arrangements

Return Location

  • Free Airport Drop off service is available for Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for domestic flights after 09:30 PM and international flight after 10:30 PM.

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred.

Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  32 days or more prior to departure, CAD$25 of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  16 to 31 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒ Within 15 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour for any reason including COVID.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies. Tour Guide will be Chinese and English or it can only be chinese based on the group size.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
 
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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