The Calgary Stampede is known as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth’, bringing the Wild Western city of Calgary alive every year and celebrating the romantic and authentic culture of the old west. The colours, the sounds, the smells and the energy all make the Stampede an incredible experience. The whole city gets involved in the massive week long celebrations with an endless list of exciting events and shows to see. Dig out your stetson and cowboy boots and enjoy the Chuckwagon Races, Rodeos, the Grandstand Shows, the fairground rides and concerts. Use your visit to the Calgary Stampede as a springboard to visit the rest of Western Canada.
• International flights from London Gatwick to Calgary with Air Transat
• Includes Standard seat selection
• 7 nights Accommodation
• 3 days Fully Inclusive Intermediate Car hire
• Event tickets providing entrance to Stampede Park for both days
• Reserved Rodeo seating in North or South Centre Level 1
• Reserved Evening Show seating in North or South Centre Level 5
• 1 Evening Show souvenir program
• 2 Skyrides across Stampede Park
• A Calgary Stampede embroidered golf/polo shirt
• A Calgary Stampede tote bag
• Discount voucher for the Calgary Stampede Store
• Discount voucher at all Lammle’s (western apparel) locations in Alberta
Treat yourself and upgrade your hotel to deluxe or luxury accommodation
Drive in style and upgrade to an SUV
Day 1 - Fly from London to Calgary/Banff
Depart London Gatwick on Air Transat’s direct flight to Calgary, the ‘Stampede City', and gateway to the Rocky Mountains. You will collect your car at the airport and head to out onto the open road for the magnificent drive up to the quaint town of Banff. Check in to your central hotel for the next two nights.
Day 2 - Banff National park
Spend today exploring this wonderful mountain town and the surrounding area. There are lots of dramatic waterfalls, lakes and remote hiking paths for you to discover. Why not take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for amazing 360 degree views of the Bow valley and beyond. Spend the night in Banff.
Day 3 & 4 - Banff to Lake Louise
Today take the short drive to the town of Lake Louise and spend time at the famous lake from which the town take’s its name. Considered one of the most photographed lakes in the world, the green and blue waters are truly spectacular. Enjoy one of the many hiking trails that criss cross the surrounding mountains. Two nights in Lake Louise.
Day 5 - Lake Louise to Calgary
Time to head back to the ‘Stampede city’ for the experience of a lifetime. After arriving in Calgary, return your hire car and transfer yourself to your chosen hotel in Downtown Calgary for a three-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the Stampede city. Look out for pop up parties throughout the city, where you can try your hand at line dancing or just singing along to those country and western hits. Two skyride tickets over Stampede Park are also included, which you can take over the three days of your stay.
Day 6 - Stampede
Over the next two days we welcome you to the event most appropriately named “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. Included this afternoon is a ticket to the rodeo with gate admission. The best of the best saddle-up for a three hour ground shaking showcase of world- class rodeo action. There are Saddle Bronco and Bareback riding events followed by the most dangerous event of all - Bull Riding but the excitement doesn’t stop there, check out the speed and timing of the barrel racing or the fun of the childrens sheep riding events.
Day 7 - Stampede
Enjoy the atmosphere as the whole city embraces Stampede fever, if you are feeling hungry why not attend one of the free Calgary Stampede Breakfasts that the city has become well known for. Great food and hospitality await! Later today return to Stampede Park for the Rangeland Derby where in the evening, nine heart-stopping chuckwagon races explode in an all-out dash for the finish line. Chuckwagon racing is an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower - a challenge that ignites thousands of fans. Following this enjoy the outdoor stage spectacular. For 2 hours, you will be dazzled by the lavishly produced and choreographed non-stop musical variety grandstand show, featuring elaborate song and dance numbers, acrobatics, and a spectacular fireworks finale.
Day 8 - Fly from Calgary to London
This morning your Rockies and Stampede experience comes to an end. You have a little bit of time to shop for those last souvenirs before heading to the airport for your flight home.Want to alter anything?
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05th - 16th July 2018
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