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5-DAY RURAL ALBERTA BREWERIES AND BADLANDS

CODE
RABB
STARTING FROM
$760 USD
PLACES VISITED
Calgary, Drumheller, Crowsnest Pass
5-DAY RURAL ALBERTA BREWERIES & BADLANDS
A 5-day journey through southern Alberta, ending in the badlands of Drumheller.
Start Location: Calgary End Location: Calgary
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Local breweries
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum
  • Hoodoo rock formations
  • Last Chance Saloon
  • Atlas Coal Mine
  • Crowsnest Pass
  • Turner Valley
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SAMPLE ITINERARY (CUSTOMIZABLE)
Day 1: Arrive in Calgary

Arrive at the Calgary airport and pick up your car rental for the next five days. Calgary, known for its vibrant craft beer scene, boasts a diverse array of top-notch breweries that cater to every beer enthusiast's palate. We recommend heading out for a bite and beer before heading on your journey in the morning. From the innovative offerings at Annex Ale Project, where experimental flavors and unique ingredients are embraced, to the community-driven spirit of Dandy Brewing Company, Calgary's breweries showcase a blend of creativity and tradition. Some other notable breweries worth checking out are Citizen Brewing Company or Tool Shed Brewing Co. With several brewery districts within Calgary and over 44 craft breweries, there is something for everyone.
Overnight: Calgary
Day 2: The Badlands - Drumheller

Depart 1.5 hours east to the town of Drumheller – the dinosaur capital of the world. Located in the badlands, Drumheller sits in a desert-like valley characterized by a network of deep, narrow and winding gullies along with occasional hoodoo rocks. Once you arrive, head to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, a paleontology museum and research facility for an in-depth interpretive tour. Next, take a drive over to the World’s biggest dinosaur and keep your eyes posted for many other dinosaur sculptures throughout the town. After a quick stop, check out the famous hoodoos, sandstone pillars with rock caps that were formed over millions of years. These delicate natural formations are a natural wonder. In the evening, head to Valley Brewing – a family-run brewery, for a crisp beer to quench your thirst. Enjoy their beautiful patio, in the heart of Drumheller's downtown. Overnight in your Drumheller accommodation.
Overnight: Drumheller
Day 3: Atlas Coal Mine, Last Chance Saloon, Drive to Crowsnest Pass

In the morning, depart for the Atlas Coal Mine about 20 minutes, east of Drumheller. Hike through a mine that has been inactive for over 4 decades and take a ride on their antique train, Linda! A 90-year-old electric locomotive that takes you on a surface tour around the mine site. There are also other experiences including a processing plant tour or a junkyard archaeology tour. Next, go back in time and stop for lunch in the community of Wayne at the Last Chance Saloon. Inside is filled with antiques and memorabilia from the early 1900s during Wayne’s coal mining days – it's almost like a museum and a restaurant in one. After a delicious lunch, depart for the Crowsnest Pass. Overnight in Crowsnest Pass.
Overnight: Crowsnest Pass
Day 4: Crowsnest Pass

Crowsnest Pass is full of majestic views, scenic attractions and Canada’s mining history. In the afternoon depart on the Miners Path Historical Tour. Step into the fascinating history of the Miner's Path and learn about the miners and people from the 1900s. Coleman used to be a coal mining town and is now a special National Historical Site. Discover real stories of those who bravely worked to make a good life and supported the underground miners. Next, stop for lunch at the Pass Brew Co. And try one of their many delicious beer options or maybe a tasting flight. They also serve Canadian fare – Poutine and Woodfire Pizzas. After lunch head to the impressive Crowsnest Museum to learn about the cultural history of the area and the miners that once thrived in this small town. Go to dinner at the Oldman River Brewing, for a delicious bite and a wide range of craft beers from dry hopped sours to complex brown ales. Enjoy an evening of leisure at your Crowsnest hotel.
Overnight: Crowsnest Pass
Day 5: Turner Valley

In the morning drive north to Turner Valley for a stop at the Eau Claire Distillery – Canada's most awarded distillery. Try some fine-crafted spirits in their stunning tasting room or take a bottle of the liquid nectar home for later. After a stop at the distillery, drive to Calgary where your journey comes to an end. Return your rental vehicle before heading home.
DATES & PRICES
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Calgary
$760 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.


Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Car rental
  • Activities as mention in the itinerary
EXCLUSIONS
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary

Why Take A Custom Tour?

Private & Customizable You can see what you want, when you want, how you want. A trip that's perfectly timed and well organized.
Unique Experience Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way. Can combine your trip with our group tours. Advice to help you get the most out of your trip.
Freedom to Explore Time to enjoy and take in each place. Add days in places you want to explore. Do only the activities you want to do.
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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your

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