The Best of Calgary & Surroundings

Perhaps it’s the diverse and hospitable population, or the surrounding landscapes that are the epitome of breathtaking, or maybe it’s the fact that Calgary gets more days of sunshine per year than any other Canadian city; whatever the reason, the minute you step foot in it, you’ll know why visitors fall in love with “The Heart of the New West.”

With the breathtaking Rocky Mountains as its backdrop and the wooden houses of the surrounding area that recall its pioneering origins, the chic urban city of Calgary seems almost too good to exist. Spend your days exploring the area’s many attractions including a vibrant arts community, unique boutiques and antique stores, and the many cafes that offer freshly baked goodies. Spend your evenings relaxing in accommodations that offer distinctive amenities in elegant surroundings. ... Show More »

With your private guide and driver enjoy a tour of Calgary’s executive homes, from those built at the turn of the century to modern ranch style homes in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Continue on to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, world renowned for its work in palaeontology, and behold the 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons and over 125,000 fossil specimens. Drive the Hoodoo Trail to see Hoodoos, 5 to 7 meter sandstone pillars that stand on a base of shale capped by a large stone. And, just when you think you’ve seen unrivaled natural beauty, make your way to the Alberta foothills to gaze upon the wild horses of the region, a sight so thrilling you’ll never forget it.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Calgary
    Calgary
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    The Fairmont Palliser
  • Day 2 Calgary
    Calgary
    • Private - 1/2 Day Heritage and Executive Homes Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private - 1/2 Day Antiques, Craft and Art, Bragg Creek (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    The Fairmont Palliser
  • Day 3 Calgary
    Calgary
    • Private - Canadian Badlands, Dinosaurs and Hoodoos Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    The Fairmont Palliser
  • Day 4 Calgary
    Calgary
    • Private - Wild Horses of Alberta (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    The Fairmont Palliser
  • Day 5 Calgary
    Calgary
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Calgary

Includes airport transfer with luxury vehicle and professional driver.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Palliser

Centrally located in downtown Calgary, The Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated near the city's business and financial district and is within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues.  Calgary's friendly spirit, coupled with the city's vibrant urban ambience makes for a metropolis of wonderful contrasts. Set in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings. All guest rooms at The Fairmont Palliser are luxuriously decorated and elegantly appointed. Each one is equipped with the latest business     amenities including High Speed Internet Access and entertainment features such as in-room movies. Superb culinary adventures await you in the relaxed elegance and casual atmosphere of their dining room. Their magnificent fully-equipped Health Club offers the exercise equipment you need to work out and the facilities you need to relax.

Calgary
Calgary
The Fairmont Palliser
The Fairmont Palliser

Day 2: Calgary

Depart for your tour by private vehicle and driver/guide. You will be taken on a tour of Calgary's executive homes from those built at the turn to the century to modern ranch style homes in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Original homesteads of Calgary city founders are included and you will be taken to those with spectacular city and mountain views. Time permitting, a stop for lunch can de done at the historic Lougheed House.

Depart for your tour by private vehicle and driver/guide. This beguiling hamlet is located only 45 minutes from Calgary and attracts many visitors, who come for the vibrant arts community, unique shopping opportunities for antiques, quilts and home decor, plus freshly baked pies and gorgeous scenery. Many choose to pack a picnic and head to nearby Elbow Falls, where the Elbow River collides with the rocky slopes of the mountains to form an amazing natural spectacle.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Palliser
Bragg Creek
Bragg Creek
Calgary Heritage Home
Calgary Heritage Home

Day 3: Calgary

Depart for your tour by private vehicle and driver/guide. East of Calgary, visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, world renowned for its work in palaeontology. The museum has 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons and over 125,000 fossil specimens plus many interactive displays. Experience the Canadian Badlands with their hoodoos where dinosaurs once roamed. Look into Horsethief Canyon to see lunar-like coulees and ancient bones. We'll drive the Hoodoo Trail to see Hoodoos, 5 to 7 metre sandstone pillars that stand on a base of shale capped by a large stone. And maybe a side trip to the Rosedale Suspension Bridge across the Red Deer River.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Palliser
Hoodoos Badlands, Alberta
Hoodoos Badlands, Alberta

Day 4: Calgary

Depart for your tour by private vehicle and driver/guide to the Alberta foothills to gaze upon the wild horses of the region. Wild horses are believed to have been brought to Alberta by the Blackfoot Indians in the 17th century. Today, they still roam parts of the Alberta foothills. Anyone lucky enough to see them will never forget the experience.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Palliser
Wild Horses, Alberta foothills
Wild Horses, Alberta foothills

Day 5: Calgary

Includes airport transfer with luxury vehicle and professional driver.

Accommodation:

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Fairmont Palliser: Calgary

Centrally located in downtown Calgary, The Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated near the city's business and financial district and is within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues.  Calgary's friendly spirit, coupled with the city's vibrant urban ambience makes for a metropolis of wonderful contrasts. Set in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings. All guest rooms at The Fairmont Palliser are luxuriously decorated and elegantly appointed. Each one is equipped with the latest business     amenities including High Speed Internet Access and entertainment features such as in-room movies. Superb culinary adventures await you in the relaxed elegance and casual atmosphere of their dining room. Their magnificent fully-equipped Health Club offers the exercise equipment you need to work out and the facilities you need to relax.

Fairmont Room
Fairmont Room
The Fairmont Palliser
The Fairmont Palliser

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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