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Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Calgary, Canada
Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore many of Banff National Park’s key sights—and don’t worry about driving yourself—on this stress-free, full-day tour from Calgary or Banff Town. Set off in the morning, and travel in an air-conditioned coach. You’ll visit landmarks like Sulphur Mountain (upgrade for a gondola ride) and the dramatic Bow Falls, will tour the Johnston Canyon Walk, and will have time at leisure for wandering and lunch (own expense) in Banff Town.
  • Leave the logistics and navigation to your driver on this seamless trip
  • Round-trip transit from Calgary or Banff Town and park entry are included
  • See Banff highlights like Bow Falls, Johnston Canyon Walk, and the Hoodoos
  • Free time to explore Banff Town independently is included
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Air-conditioned vehicle
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Gratuities
National Park Fee
Traffic Accident Insurance (10M liability)
Free Crampon for Winter itinerary (Nov to mid-Apr)
Lunch
Personal expense and insurance
Additional excursions
Admission of Banff Gondola
  • Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown , 708 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H2, Canada

    08:00AM. Coach bus parks in front of the hotel. Please wait in the hotel lobby and our tour guide will come in and greet you.

  • Banff Aspen Lodge , 401 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada

    09:35AM. We will meet you at the hotel lobby *Subject to change to other hotels in Banff Town. Guests will be notified one day prior to departure.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Calgary Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Banff Area 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff.

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    star-5
    A must!
    IsabelleNadine_L
    , Sep 2021
    Beautiful and perfect 1-day tour! Guide is very knowledgeable and courteous, Bus was a small 24-seater, perfect size. Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride is a must-see, breathtaking 360 views of surrounding mountains: scenery is amazing. Banff downtown is great, and just enough time to walk around and visit. Loved the day!
    star-5
    Unforgettable Memories
    Christina_S
    , Sep 2021
    The views on this excursion are breathtaking, definitely take advantage of the Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain the views are spectacular and worth every moment. Definitely will be recommending to this all! Allan was very knowledgeable and helpful and every stop was timed out and organized great! Thank you! Until next time.....
    star-4
    Amazing time!!!
    Daniel_S
    , Aug 2021
    This trip was amazing but I wish there was more time. We got picked up and had to go to another hotel across town to transfer buses before we could go on our way. Alan was thankfully our guide. He is very knowledgeable and is always willing to point out the best spot for a picture and he will take it of yourself group so all are in the pictures. When we first arrived we had to go to a few hotels to pickup more people. This took up lots of time and cut into our time at the destinations. Because we didn’t know what time we would be arriving at destinations, we were not able to prebook a ticket for the gondola. When we arrived, we were given an hour and a half. When asking if we could go up the gondola, the only time slots would have given us only 10-15 minutes at the top when people usually spend an hour. We didn’t feel it was worth it so we went to the hot springs. Bring your bathing suit if you go but if you forget, you can rent one for only $2. Surprise corner was a bit of a let down. You just look at the fairmont hotel. That took about 15 minutes to get to and another 15 minutes for pictures then time heading back. Time I would have rather spent being able to do the gondola. Then when we finally got into town, we had about 75 minutes, including lunch. We’ll staff at restaurants there are in no rush so our lunch took up almost the whole time slot. We had just enough time to grab a quick souvenir from a shop and make it back to the bus. This was a great tour and the guide was amazing. I just wish the time spent was better allocated. If the people being picked up in Banff could have all met at one location like we did in Calgary, we could have had more time to spend at the actual attractions
    star-5
    Breathtaking Mountain top Views
    Michael_R
    , Aug 2021
    Mountain top views that are breathtaking and spectacular Banff Park experiences all day long! David our guide and Barry our driver were tremendous! Highly recommend!
    star-3
    Gondola superb experience
    Jocelyn_G
    , Aug 2021
    Jesse, the driver and guide does not speak clearly to be understood what he was saying, plus saying it in Cantonese and Mandarin didn't help at all, for all of us in the bus only speak English. He should have asked first if we are comfortable in 3 different languages. It was hot that day and bringing us all inside the bus without turning on the aircon was terrible. Somebody complained about it but Jesse ingored it. The views in Banff was amazing. Gondola experience was superb.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Dear Value Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to learn that you experienced some discomfort during the tour; please allow us to express our sincere apologies. Your feedback is very important to us and has given us a great opportunity to review our services. We wish to assure you that all comments are taken seriously and we will address these issues accordingly. Thank you. Best Regard, Calgary Tours
    star-5
    Banff Area 1 day Tour
    David
    , Jul 2021
    Amazing scenery. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Gondola ride was fantastic and the town of Banff reminded me of being in Switzerland
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Perfect experience!
    Giuliana
    , Sep 2020
    Great views, great care with the covid situation, awesome guide. Everything went smoothly and I'd love to take another tour.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
    Thank you for your business and the kind review. We do appreciate it. It is great to know you had a wonderful trip with us. The team here at Calgary Tours is thrilled to hear such good feedback. We look forward to facilitating your vacation again soon.
    star-5
    Honeymoon travel
    Yoseph_H
    , Jul 2020
    Great trip and places, friendly driver and perfect timing. Everything went smooth from pickup to drop off.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
    Thanks Yoseph for your review and your business. We do appreciate it. It is great to know you had a wonderful trip with us. The team here at Calgary Tours is thrilled to hear such good feedback. We look forward to facilitating your vacation again soon.
    star-5
    Très belle journée un...
    Francoise_Q
    , Oct 2021
    Très belle journée un guide compétent et des paysages magnifiques. Je recommande cette excursion d’une journée
    star-3
    Beauté
    jeanne_p
    , Sep 2021
    Le guide Allen était très bon. Les vues des sites super mais mal coordonné avec Calgary tour nous n avons pas pu monter au mont sulphur la gondola n est pas incluse et personne n a averti d acheter les billets d avance et où à quelle heure
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Dear Value Customer, Than you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us and we wish to assure you that we take all comments seriously and we will address these issues accordingly. In our product description, inclusion and exclusion, as well as your mobile ticket issued by the TripAdvisor/Viator, it all stated that the Banff Gondola Admission is not included. However, we will review our communication process to improve customer experience. Thank you. Best Regard, Calgary Tours

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