Dates

August 16 to 22, 2019

Starting Price

$3,995

Deposit per Person

$850

6 Days
Land
Orbridge
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Trip Highlights

Head north during summer for a peak-season journey to Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains, relaxing at legendary resorts including Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Each resort offers a range of outdoor activities to choose from: canoe, golf or walk nearby trails to take in the fresh air, inspiring landscapes and Rocky Mountain wildlife. Accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader, enjoy the beauty of the magnificent ranges in Banff and Jasper National Parks, the crystal waters of Lake Louise and Maligne Lake, and the glacial masses of the Columbia Icefields. Embark upon a marvelous cruise through the glacial blue water of Maligne Lake, adventure up scenic Sulphur Mountain in a gondola, and ride a specially designed Ice Explorer on to the Columbia Icefield.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

After arriving in Calgary, meet your traveling companions and Expedition Leader for a welcome reception at your hotel.
Overnight: The Westin Calgary (R)

Day 2

Calgary / Lake Louise

This morning, your guide will show you the highlights of Calgary on a tour of “The Stampede City,” before the group makes a special foray to the glacially-fed Moraine Lake. Next, drive to the village of Lake Louise where you’ll have numerous options for lunch on your own. Reconvene with the group to enjoy a locally guided tour where you’ll learn the history of this chateau-style resort located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, check in to your hotel room and relax in the ambiance of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, or perhaps take a stroll along the lake before dinner.
Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B,D)

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Allen Samuels

Allen Samuels graduated from the University of Illinois in1966 and has worked as an Industrial designer creating new products for thirty corporations over 52 years to include Corning, Bausch and Lomb, Westinghouse, Owens Illinois and 3M. Concurrent with his professional design practice he was a Professor at The University of Michigan, School of Art and Design since 1975 and served as the school’s dean from 1993-1999. He has earned a number of United States patents, grants and awards to include a shared National Science Foundation grant, an individual National Endowment for the Arts grant, a number of Industrial Designer’s Society of America product design awards and an international Reddot Award. In 2008 he retired from the University and he now works on self-initiated design research and design projects that deal with aging populations, disaster relief, the poor and the disabled.

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Dates

August 16 to 22, 2019

Starting Price

$3,995

Deposit per Person

$850

6 Days
Land
Orbridge
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064