in the Badlands, around Calgary and more
RTB Tours & Shuttles offers Calgary bus charter services aimed for those who are budget conscience yet want excellent service, integrity and quality. Calgary based, we offer bus charter services within western Canada and cater to groups of 24 or less, per bus.
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This was the first tour I booked through TripAdvisor and was pleased with the whole process. Booking was simple and the tour was wonderful! Ian was our guide and he was very informative and friendly. We got on the tour at the Calgary Tower stop and we departed on time. We had a few issues finding one of the group members at another stop and got started on the tour a bit late. However, we didn't miss any stops and had plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the views at each place. When we arrived in downtown Banff the driver gave us several recommendations for food. There was ample time for a sit down meal and some shopping. It was a really wonderful way to see the beauty of the area in a one day trip. Highly recommended!!!
Super happy with how the trip turned out, lots of good feedback about the new bus as well. Thank you for being flexible with the route change and many stops along the way out. It’s always a pleasure working with you on this trip!
Ian, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the area. This is a great way to get a taste of the National Park if you aren't hiring a car but bear in mind that they can't possibly show you as much as if you were driving yourself! It certainly made us keen to go back and spend more time in the areas we visited and more off the beaten track places in future.
Don't forget that the altitude means that it can be a lot colder in the National Park than it is in Calgary, so take your gloves if going in autumn!
We loved the whole day! The tour of the Atlas Coal Mine was my favourite but my 15 year old daughter loved the Tyrell Museum. The whole day was very interactive and interesting. Norm was our guide for the entire day. He was friendly and full of knowledge. On the drive from Calgary to Drumheller, he gave us lots of facts of the city as well as the history of the area and the rock formations. My 13 year old son was able to get his energy out at our stops along the way and we were able to take a lot of great pictures. I would definitely recommend this company and tour. I am really glad we did it. We will be talking about it many years from now.
My friend and I had a wonderful and unforgettable experience at the Round the Block Tours. We did a tour around Calgary and in Drumheller so if you are a history buff this tour might be the one for you. Very friendly and accommodating hostesses, careful and kind bus drivers and especially Tony. Our favourite tour is the Drumheller tour, it’s a 3 hours drive with stops if you need a washroom and explore the near sites. We went to the Badlands (you’ll see Hoodoos which are really cool formed rocks so better have your camera with you), to the Drumheller Museum (approximately 2 hour tour in this; lots of dinosaur remains; will expand your knowledge about their history), to the underground coal mine (very cool tour; you get to wear helmets and go explore the underground coal mines and an excellent and very informative tour guide), you’ll go at the star mine suspension bridge too which was a little bit scary for us to cross but its worth it. It was a good day. We took a lot of good pictures. We made friends. We had fun and we’re up to do another tour from the Round the Block Tours in the future.
History of Calgary
Loved the tour. Very informative. Brian took the time to show us what made Calgary what it is today.
I have been living in Calgary for 14 years and accompanied a friend on the tour. What a pleasant experience! Our drivers on both tours were friendly and knowledgeable and full of interesting information about my home city that I never knew. I would highly recommend this city tour to visitors and locals
Even though it rained all day it was still an amazing trip. The Badlands and especially the Hoodoos are well worth seeing. The trip to the mine was very interesting. There were steps to climb but they were not that bad. Though due to the rain leaking through some of the gaps in the wall there were a few spots that needed a bit more care. The Tyrell Dinosaur museum was amazing and a great way to spend a rainy afternoon
A must to discover Calgary!
Price-quality ratio excellent! Well presented and organised! Brian, our guide, was a great and passionated speaker.
What a great day out - packed with lots of different activities and our tour guide and driver, Rose, was informative, helpful and made every effort to ensure we got the best out of the tour. It included stops at a number of scenic vantage points looking out on to various stunning landscapes or interesting geological or historical places, and a shoogly pedestrian suspension bridge for fun. A stop at a coal mine was fascinating and the conducted tour inside (by a specialist guide) a tremendous experience. The Royal Tyrrell museum is superb and well worth the two hours or so we were there. We even managed a short ferry ride. Whilst it was a long day for us - 7:15 am pick up and back around 6:30 or so - it was an even longer day for Rose but she was cheerful and informative to the end! Admissiions to the mine and the museum are included and its a small group tour so I thiught it excellent value. Lunch was extra and pruchased at a small school museum between the mine and the museum and was a good soup and sandwich, with pie to follow if desired - we tried one we hadn't come across before and it was home made and delicious.
Our firm booked RTB to take a group of 12 ladies to the mountains for a business networking hiking adventure. I received a call from Tony the day before to confirm details, our driver Rose called me when she arrived (half an hour early!!) and everything went great the whole day. Rose was super easy going, and made sure we were well taken care of. I will use RTB again next year for our 2nd annual hiking adventure!
(Karen K. TripAdvisor Review)
I had an extra day in Calgary, was looking for doing something and then I found this day trip. The booking was super easy and so was the day itself. The driver was waiting in front of the Calgary Tower and greeting me right away. We were 9 people on the tour from all over the world. It was the perfect size! The tour started at 7:30am and we had a little washroom break in Canmore. Our first stop was at Lake Louise where we had about 90mins so spend our time walking around and checking out the scenery. After that we headed to Moraine Lake where we had about 30mins -- a bit short for my liking but it was okay. We had to wait for a group member for about 15mins and because of the tight schedule our driver had to shorten our time in Banff down to about 1h15mins which I really disliked but she immediately offered to stay a little bit longer in the Rocky Mountains after checking with the group if that's okay. I really liked this kind of service, offering extra spare time!
After Banff we went and had a look at Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and had 30mins at the Tunnel Mountains Hoodoos Trail to enjoy this beautiful view after heading back to Calgary where we arrived at around 7pm.
It was the perfect tour for getting a little insight in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Everything went really well, the driver was super nice and offered us free water during the trip. On the entire trip she told us a lot about the area, culture, history, etc. A lot of information, a lot of amazing nature, a great trip!
I would probably do it again!