4 Day Private Tour:

Banff Long Weekend Getaway

Four days of exploring Banff National Park

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Tour Category:

Private Multiday Tours

Season:

December to March | May to October

Destinations:

Calgary | Banff

Tour Description:

From Calgary to Banff. This quick 4-day, 3-night sightseeing tour will take you to all of the must-see highlights in Banff National Park. From Calgary to the Rocky Mountains, you will see the very best of the Canadian Rockies’ most popular mountain town.


Banff Long Weekend Getaway: 4 Day Itinerary


Day 1:
Arrival in Calgary and touring to Banff

To start your vacation, your private tour guide for the next three days will pick you up from the location of your choice within Calgary whether it is the Calgary Airport, downtown, or the surrounding area. For those who are arriving on a flight, your guide will meet you in the arrivals section of the airport.

From Calgary, your adventure to the Canadian Rockies begins! The drive from Calgary to Banff takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours as the scenery outside of your private vehicle gradually changes from prairie landscapes, to foothills, to mountain peaks. Depending on the time that you arrive in Calgary and the preferences of your group, your guide would be happy to make stops to show you some of the sights along the way.

Your hotel in Banff for the next three nights is included.

Day 2:
Half-Day Private Tour: Banff Highlights and Banff Gondola

Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a half-day sightseeing tour of the town of Banff and its surrounding highlights. Visit Surprise Corner for the best views of Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, otherwise known as “The Castle in the Rockies”. See the towering mountains including Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade, and Norquay. Learn about the wind-shaped hoodoos, see Bow Falls, and experience a scenic drive along Tunnel Mountain Drive.

The highlight of today’s tour is a gentle ride on the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for fantastic views of the Bow Valley, interpretive boardwalks, and endless photo opportunities.

Upon completion of the tour, the rest of the afternoon in Banff is yours to spend how you wish. The exact timing of the day is up to you as it is a private tour but it is best to plan for a 2 to 3 PM end to the tour if you are making afternoon plans. Let your guide know where you would like to be dropped off in town.

Your hotel in Banff for the next two nights is included.

For ideas on how to spend your free time in Banff, see below:

Banff Information
Day 3:
Full-Day Private Tour: Banff to Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour

Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a full-day sightseeing tour of the area between Banff and Lake Louise. During this tour, you will travel along the Alberta and BC border, cross the Continental Divide, and explore more sights within Banff National Park and Yoho National Park.

From May to October, the tour will focus on the many mountain lakes, and waterfalls in the area which include key locations such as Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake, and Takakkaw Falls.

From December to March, the lakes will be frozen over and some of the mountain roads will be closed meaning that Moraine Lake and Takakkaw Falls are not accessible, however, there is still plenty to do and see! There are some great, optional, Canadian winter activities that can be included on this day. Let us know your preference for the following activities in advance of your trip:

  • Ice Skating on Lake Louise
  • Horsedrawn Sleigh Ride at Lake Louise
  • Dogsledding in Banff National Park
  • Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing at Emerald Lake

Your hotel in Banff for tonight is included
Do not bring your luggage as you will be returning to Banff following the tour

Day 4:
Departure from Banff/Calgary

Today, your guide will pick you up from your Banff hotel for the transfer to Calgary or Calgary Airport. The pickup time for today is flexible if you would like to have some free time to explore Banff on your own, or if you need to leave bright and early to catch a flight.
*Flights after 12 PM are strongly recommended in order to allow for 2 hours to drive from Banff to Calgary, and 3 hours for check-in to international flights.

Your vacation concludes upon drop-off in Calgary.

Should you have some free time before you depart from Calgary, see below for ideas on how to spend your free time in the city:

Calgary Information
4 Day Private Tour: Sample Pricing for 2023 & 2024
Pricing Details:
  • Peak Season rates are for June through September – you’ll save more by traveling outside of those months
  • Sample prices are per person(based on a group of 6 people) in Canadian Dollars and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy in hotels. For single, triple, or quad sharing, please request a quote.
  • Base prices are based on the Popular Hotel category
  • Prices are available for one to nine people traveling. Please request a quote to find out the exact pricing for your group.
  • For groups or 10 or more people, please contact us for a custom itinerary.
  • To qualify for any current Specials, please request a quote.

$1.00 CAD =

$0.74 USD

€0.69 EUR

£0.59 GBP

$1.14 AUD

What's Included
  • Private Tour Guide/Driver
  • Private Vehicle (Up to 9 people with luggage)
  • 3 Nights of Hotel Accommodations *(Hotel Level Selection Required)
  • National Park Passes
  • Private Transfer between Calgary & Banff
  • Private Transfer between Banff & Calgary
  • Private Half-Day Banff Tour (Banff Gondola – All Seasons)
  • Private Banff to Lake Louise Tour (+ Optional Activity – Dec to Mar only)
  • Luggage Handling

Not Included
  • Flights in or out of Calgary
  • Meals
  • Gratuities/tip for guide and hotel staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax
Hotel Information

Popular Hotels

Our base level of hotels or “Popular hotels” typically include standard room types in major hotel chains such as Marriott, Delta, and Sheraton properties.

Superior Hotels

Our Superior level of hotels or “Superior hotels” provide you with upgraded rooms at Popular Hotels or base-level rooms at some of our 4-star properties.

Deluxe Hotels

Our Deluxe level of hotels or “Deluxe hotels” offer a guarantee of either a larger room or a spectacular view at one of the Superior Hotels, or at a 4.5-star hotel.

Premium Hotels

Our high-end hotel options, or “Premium hotels” include the Gold Floor at all Fairmont hotels where available, otherwise known as the Grand Railway Hotels.

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