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12 Day Alberta Landscape and Cultural Discovery

$4,400 USD
Calgary, Banff, Waterton, Elkwater, Medicine Hat

Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodos, emerald lakes and world-renowned resorts, Alberta is home to a vast, changing landscape and an array of adventure activities.
  • Heritage Park Historical Village
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
  • Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Progressive Caf
  • Hiking and stargazing at Cypress Hills Provincial Park
  • Dinner at Camp Cookhouse
  • Archaeological Preserve Tour at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Waterton Lake Boat Cruise
  • Chinook Honey Company
  • Eau Claire Distillery Tour and Tasting
  • Ice Explorer Ride on Athabasca Glacier
  • Guided Horseback Trail Ride
  • Guided Hike at Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
  • Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat

We accept
Mon, 07 Sep 2020
Fri, 18 Sep 2020
$4,400 USD
$1,320 USD
$500 USD

* CAD (does not include 5% tax).

Tour departs from International Hotel Calgary at 10:00am on first day. Please do not book flights departing Calgary before 2:00pm on last day. A mandatory single surcharge may apply to this tour if you have selected our TwinShare Program and we are unable to match you with another TwinShare passenger


Reserve your spot today with a $500 transferable deposit. Some trips will require a larger deposit. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. A reservation made within 60 days of departure requires full payment at time of booking. Prices are in United States Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 dinners
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 11 nights of accommodation (3.5-4 star)
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 dinners.
  • Airfare – domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Attractions not listed
  • Meals not listed
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

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  • Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Full commentary while being transported by deluxe motorcoach

  • Never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
  • We'll avoid crowds whenever possible by doing the tours in reverse of competitors.

  • Activities everyday - no down days waiting for others to finish activities.
  • No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't.
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What is the maximum group size for this tour?

Classic Tours: Anderson Vacations Tours specializes in small-group fully escorted tours! This specific tour is classified as a Classic Tour, and has a maximum capacity of 28 passengers.

Tours of Distinction: Anderson Vacations Tours specializes in small-group fully escorted tours! This specific tour is classified as a Tour of Distinction, and has a maximum capacity of 21 passengers.

Is this tour a guaranteed departure?

Select departures of each tour have been guaranteed, please inquire for further information about the departure of your choice.

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 - $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your



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