Vancouver & Victoria Explorer

Explore the beauty of this southwestern nook of Canada that is home to mountain views, lush forests, and unique sea life. This trip combines comprehensive tours with plenty of free time to stop at great museums, shops, and restaurants.

Tour Description

Separated by the Strait of Georgia, Vancouver and Victoria each possess their own special beauty of coastal British Columbia. Start with two days to explore some of Vancouver's best outdoor activities, and then take a beautiful ferry ride south to Victoria. Between a guided hop-on/hop-off tour and time for independent travel, you are sure to soak up all this historic city has to offer.

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Features & Inclusions

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • City tours of Vancouver and Victoria
  • Roundtrip bus/ferry between Vancouver and Victoria
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel (included). The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful waterfront city. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 – Exploring Vancouver
Today, enjoy a tour that offers a fascinating look at Vancouver. You will view Canada Place, Robson Street, the Library, Chinatown, and historic Gastown. The tour makes stops in Stanley Park en-route to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the North Shore rainforest. Here you will have the opportunity to cross the 450-foot-long bridge over a spectacular canyon to the Treetops Adventure observation structure, and then shop and snack under the evergreens. A highlight of this tour is a visit to Granville Island with its public market, shops, eateries, and galleries along the water. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 – Vancouver to Victoria
Departing from Vancouver, your coach excursion includes a 95-minute ferry trip through the scenic passages of the Gulf Islands to Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Insightful commentary provided by your knowledgeable driver reveals the history and highlights of this seaside capital city. Included is admission to the breathtaking natural wonder of Butchart Gardens, featuring exotic floral displays from all over the world. Once you arrive in Victoria, you can independently explore the sights and sounds of the area. This compact, pedestrian-friendly city features eclectic shopping, superb cuisine, and wonderful attractions such as The Royal BC Museum. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 4 – Exploring Victoria
Today visit some of Victoria’s most popular attractions aboard a vintage double- decker bus. The Victoria Hop-On Hop-Off city tour operates between 14 of Victoria's most popular attractions, including Craigdarroch Castle, Fishermans' Wharf, Victoria's Inner Harbor, Chinatown, Beacon Hill Park, Mile Zero, Dallas Road, and Oak Bay Marina. You can also use the H20 Water Taxi, with four Inner Harbor stops, that highlight picturesque marinas, floathome villages, floatplane landings, and harbor sea life including otters, seabirds, and harbor seals. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 5 – Victoria to Vancouver
Transfer on your own to the Victoria depot for your included return to Vancouver. Services drop off at Vancouver's Pacific Central Station for those who want to extend their vacation and the airport for those who are flying home today.

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in Vancouver and Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza in Victoria.

Superior Accommodations
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel and Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria.

Deluxe Accommodations
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Fairmont Empress in Victoria.

Dates & Prices

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Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
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