We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Vancouver Whale Watching tour - £85 per person -
Vancouver Whale Watch provides passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, first class vessels, the highest possible safety standards and added value from an on-the-water education of the west coast eco-system. We emphasize science and conservation while maintaining a fun and professional atmosphere. Join our professional Naturalists for a 3 to 5 hour whale watching tour, starting in the picturesque West Coast fishing village of historic Steveston and travelling through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Our extensive whale spotting network, has given us a 90% sighting success rate. While we journey to find the Orcas (Killer Whales), you’ll have the opportunity to see a diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dall’s porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and seals Our extensive whale spotting network, has given us a 90% sighting success rate. Our vessels are expedition style Zodiacs specifically designed for marine mammal viewing. They travel over the top of the water instead of pounding through it increasing passenger comfort and safety as well as reducing the chance of seasickness. Our Exploratory (open) and Express (semi-covered) vessels use water jets which are extremely safe for marine mammals
Hop on Hop of Bus Tour - £30 per person -
Explore the glittering streets of Vancouver with a hop on-hop off tour aboard a fleet of retro open-top buses and vintage double-deckers. With 22 stops all over the city you can discover the city at your leisure while enjoying a theatrical audio commentary with 17 characters, in seven languages. Stop at historic Chinatown to uncover an immigrant neighbourhood full of colours, sights and sounds. Enter the traditional Chinese gates and discover acupuncturists, tea shops and the city’s best chow mein. Neighbouring Gastown is the city’s historic heart, beating an intoxicating rhythm with its reputation for cool design, exclusive restaurants, innovative fashion and rich cultural life. Visit Stanley Park, an urban oasis on the shores of the Pacific, and the English Bay urban beach. Hit the shops and pick up some souvenirs at the shops of Robson Street, a commercial mecca with lively street entertainment. Then take in a show among the bright lights of Granville Street. Once a seedy down-at-heel area whose excessive neon signs and ubiquitous sex shops attracted plenty of crime to the area, Granville Street had a makeover in time for the 2010 Olympics and is now the trendiest spot in Vancouver to grab dinner or visit the movies.
Explore Seattle - £50 per person - Explore sensational Seattle and Discovery Park with this awe-inspiring tour of the Emerald City. See the city’s urban and natural beauty, visiting its largest public park and finding out how green the largest city in Washington state really is. Walk around with your naturalist guide and unearth the history and geology of this precious preserve. Learn also about the long cultural history on this stunning excursion.
48-hour Double Decker All Loops Plus Alcatraz, £65pp - Enjoy four tours of San Francisco's most famous sites, with unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges! Stops include: Fisherman's Wharf -Located on the northern waterfront and best known for Pier 39, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Centre, Ghirardelli Square and the Wax Museum.
2-Day Go San Francisco Card, £60pp - The perfect way to save on your San Francisco vacation. Go San Francisco Card includes: FREE general admission to over 45 San Francisco attractions and tours including: SFMOMA, Full-day Deluxe Wine Country Tour, Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Legion of Honour, Asian Art Museum, Full-day Monterey and Carmel Tour, Six Flags Marine World, California Academy of Sciences - Steinhart Aquarium, Bay City Bike Rentals, Wine Tastings.
San Francisco Golden Gate Bay Cruise, £23pp - Relax and enjoy San Francisco Bay in comfort as you leisurely sail from Fisherman’s Wharf, taking in views of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Sail under the famous Golden Gate Bridge which stands 746 feet high and spans 4,200-feet across the Bay. Also see historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco National Maritime Park, Angel Island and enjoy close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the former prison home to some of America’s most infamous criminals.
Full Day Wine Country Tour, £45pp - On the Wine Country Tour, discover Napa Valley, Sonoma and all that the Northern California wine country has to offer. We provide a full-day winery tour departing from San Francisco. From the beautiful scenery to the famous wineries of California´s wine region, Sonoma and Napa counties Mediterranean climate makes them the premium wine-grape growing provinces of North America.
Full Day Yosemite Bus Tour by Coach, £99pp – Situated 180 miles from San Francisco, Yosemite National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, shaped by the power of glaciers. Although it is best known for its high cliffs and stunning waterfalls, you will also find deep valleys, grand meadows, beautiful forests and vast wilderness areas within its boundaries.
San Francisco Dinner Cruise, £95pp - A great way to end the day in San Francisco! When the sun sets and city lights twinkle from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate, board relaxing dinner-dance cruise on the San Francisco Bay and enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner as the famous skyline drifts slowly past.
Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel, £79pp - Discover one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world as you travel along Highway 1 to historic Monterey and laid back Carmel-by-the-Sea. Follow the winding Highway 1 along the stunning California coastline which features one spectacular view after another.
San Francisco Urban Safari, £90pp - The San Francisco Urban Safari features "off-the-beaten-track" sightseeing adventures through San Francisco. Expeditions artfully combine visits to renowned sites and landmarks of San Francisco...with journeys to alleys, murals, movie locations, and historical and architectural sites. All conducted with humour and a ton of fun! Enjoy this unique and unforgettable 4-hour “Off-the-Beaten-Track” highly personalized tour of San Francisco.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – Vancouver
Fly from the UK to Vancouver. Upon arrival make you own way to your Vancouver hotel. It’s easy to find an interesting area to stretch your legs – the city is surrounded by spectacular mountains, public green spaces and architectural marvels. For panoramas of Vancouver’s waterfront, dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants where one can watch kayakers navigating through the harbor’s blue waters.
Day 2 Vancouver
This morning, visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and walk across the wobbly, 450 ft long, 230 ft high Capilano Suspension Bridge, a Vancouver landmark. Treetops Adventure takes one 100 feet into the mid-story of a coastal rainforest on seven suspension bridges attached to old-growth trees. Then choose to take the Cliff walk, which follows a granite precipice along Capilano River on a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges. Spend the afternoon at Granville Island. Explore crafts and artisan’s shops, galleries, and restaurants housed in remodelled warehouses that still retain an old-fashioned, timeless feeling.
Day 3 Vancouver to Seattle
Catch the Amtrak train from Vancouver to Seattle. Apon arrival, pick up your car and drive to your hotel. Why not explore Seattle downtown which includes some of the city’s key attractions.
Pike Place Market, a massive open-air bazaar is a great place to begin a tour of the city. From there, one can descend the Harbor Steps to explore the waterfront and beyond. This evening, why not take a sunset dinner cruise along Puget Sound with views of downtown Seattle.
Day 4 Seattle
Begin the day at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Nearby is the Seattle Center, where one can take an elevator ride to the 520-foot-high observation deck in the Space Needle, explore EMP Museum, play in interactive exhibits at the Pacific Science Center or visit Chihuly Garden and Glass, which showcases the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly’s artwork ever assembled.
After dinner at one of the city’s farm-to-table restaurants, enjoy a jazz show at The Triple Door or a symphony performance at Benaroya Hall.
Day 5 Seattle to Portland
Depart for Portland this morning. Portland is Oregon’s largest city and a model of “green” living, both in its ecological-minded culture and in its multitude of parks. A must-visit is Washington Park. Meander through the Japanese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden, and the Hoyt Arboretum, taking in sweeping views of the city and the Cascade Range.
Day 6 Portland
This morning, visit Asian and Native American artwork at the Portland Art Museum, stroll the North Park Blocks in the Pearl District, followed by a look around the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the neighbourhood’s many art galleries and independent boutiques. Or for a more active of Portland take a bike tour. A mostly flat 5-mile (8-km) ride will also visit several of the 40 microbreweries and brewpubs that give Portland its national reputation for beer. Take behind-the-scenes tours of the breweries, enjoy tastings and see some of the city’s hotspots.
Day 7 Portland to Florence
Depart for the Oregon coast this morning.
Just north of Florence iape Perpetua, the highest point on the Oregon Coast. Stop at the Visitor Center for spectacular views and an observation area for whale-watching. Continue into Florence. Visit the world famous Sea Lion Caves, the only known remaining home of wild stellar sea lions on the North American mainland. Take a trek to Heceta Head Light and Keeper's House. It overlooks the crashing waters of Devil's Elbow tide pools and babbling Cape Creekar.
Day 8 Florence to Ashland
Ashland has a unique geographic setting, nestled at the base of the convergence of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges at nearly 2,000 feet in elevation. It’s a college town and home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which operates February – November. Upon arrival, take a self-guided tour of Ashland’s beautiful historic districts and Southern Oregon University’s campus. Then take a backstage tour at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and enjoy an evening performance.
Day 8 Ashland to Napa
Drive through northern California’s Central Valley region, one of the most vital agricultural areas in the country to Napa County.
Wine-making has been practiced in the region since the mid-19th century and today there are over 400 wineries in the area's valleys.
There’ll be time to visit a couple of wineries before settling in to your Napa hotel.
Day 9 Napa
Spend the day exploring wine country today. Enjoy the region not only for wine-tasting, but also for hiking, bicycling, hot air ballooning, its historic sites, its hot spring baths, petrified forests and other natural areas, as well as the extensive culinary choices. Numerous notable chefs and restaurateurs are present in Wine Country and one can have their pick of their restaurants for dinner.
Day 10 Napa to Muir Woods to San Francisco
En route to San Francisco, be sure to stop in Muir Woods and stand among the giant Sequoia trees.. Muir Woods National Monument protects 554 acres, of which 240 acres are old growth Coast Redwood forests. Then cross the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco. Begin your visit at Fisherman’s Wharf. Sea lions basking in the sun, seafood stalls, steaming crab cauldrons, seafood restaurants, sourdough French bread bakeries and historic ships add to the atmosphere. The historic F-Line streetcar and two cable car lines terminate in the area and sightseeing boats and boat charters link to Alcatraz ("The Rock"). Angel Island and other points around San Francisco Bay.
Day 11- 12 San Francisco
There’s much from which to choose in this culturally diverse and historical city. Walking tours are a great way to see some of the city’s neighborhoods. Check out the city's hippie history with the Haight Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour, follow the Barbary Coast Trail or see the murals in the Mission on the Precita Eyes Mural Arts. The architecturally inclined will enjoy the beauty of the Painted Ladies on the Victorian Home Walk, or gain access to hard-to-find rooftop gardens and some of San Francisco’s most famous buildings on the San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour.
Day 13 San Francisco to London
Enjoy a leisurely morning doing some last minute souvenir shopping at Pier 39 before heading to the airport for departure.