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 Harbour Cruise, £25 per person - This relaxing 75 minute cruise takes you on a circular tour through Canada’s ‘Gateway to the Pacific’- the Burrard Inlet. The informative narration will ensure you do not miss any of the sights and you will enjoy close-up views of Stanley Park, the Lookout tower, Lions Gate Bridge, the striking Downtown skyline, historic Gastown and the magnificent North Shore Mountains.
Vancouver Trolley Hop-on/Hop-off, £26 per person - Explore the captivating city of Vancouver with a Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off ticket. The classic turn-of-the-century trolleys loop round the city past all the major sights, attractions, parks and gardens. There are 23 stops along the loop including downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more! The trolley tour is fully narrated by an expert guide and the entire loop takes around two hours, although you can get off at any of the stops to visit attractions, shop or dine before re-boarding the next trolley to continue with your tour.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, £30 per person - Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park invites you to venture across Vancouver’s oldest visitor attraction. There is something for everyone – facts and fiction at the Story Centre, exhibits at the Living Forest, guided nature walks through the West Coast Rain Forest, shopping at the Trading Post, colourful totem poles and native carving. Experience a thrilling “tree tops adventure” and discover seven acres of West Coast Rainforest through a maze of suspended footbridges swaying between towering Hemlocks, immense Red Cedars and colossal Douglas firs. More thrills await you at the “cliff-hanger walk” which takes you out over the canyon’s cliff edge.
Deluxe Vancouver City Tour, £49 per person - This is the perfect introduction to a wonderful city where it's possible to ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon. Visit all the major sites on this informative city tour. See Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Public Library, Chinatown, the two major sporting arenas and Historic Gastown. You will be given some free time to shop or enjoy a bite to eat at bustling Robson Street before continuing into the heart of Stanley Park – 1000 acres of forest and gardens surrounded by beaches – where you will again have time to explore on foot.
Grouse Mountain Skyride, £39 per person - Experience a spectacular mountain top adventure 365 days of the year at the peak of Vancouver. During summer enjoy helicopter tours, lumberjack shows, the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge for endangered wildlife, birds in motion demonstrations and so much more. In winter, discover the snowy wonderland renowned for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating and sleigh rides. Throughout the year, relax and savour great tastes at any of the superb restaurants from casual to elegant dining.
Grouse Mountain Sunset Tour, £49 per person - A wonderful alternative to the daytime Vancouver tours. Your tour starts with a scenic journey aboard a trolley bus through renowned Stanley Park before heading over spectacular Lions Gate Bridge. From here you will be taken to the base of Grouse Mountain where you will board a gondola to whisk you to her peak. The one mile journey will take you high above the forests and between mountain peaks, affording stunning views of the city skyline, harbour and far-off Vancouver Island. At the summit, you have around two hours to explore, dine or simply enjoy the wonderful sunset views. There are a host of restaurants that cater for all tastes and reservations can be made aboard your trolley bus. Other attractions include Grouse Mountain's Mile High Theatre in the Sky where you can view Canada's first high definition video presentation "Born to Fly" or the grizzly bear cub orphanage where Grinder and Coola romp and play in a protected natural habitat. After two hours exploring the mountain, return to the base and re-board the Trolley for the return trip to your point of embarkation.
Vancouver Panorama Seaplane Tour, £93 per person - Enjoy unforgettable aerial views of Downtown Vancouver and her surrounds as you take a thrilling over this wonderful city and close to the surrounding mountains. This is the ideal introduction to seaplane aviation. Take off on the sea on this 20-minute flight over beautiful Vancouver. You will see all the major downtown sights and also experience spectacular views of Grouse Mountain before the tour concludes with a thrilling landingback on the water.
Whistler & Shannon Falls, £94 per person - Journey along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler through a spectacular mountain paradise where you will discover cascading waterfalls, pristine virgin forest, breathtaking mountain views and snow covered peaks. Your journey starts with wonderful views of majestic Howe Sound as you follow the scenic highway that winds along this glacial fjord past picturesque seascapes and old growth rainforest. Circling bald eagles can often been seen as will as a host of other migratory birds. Continue along the Sea-to-Sky highway into the Canadian Rockies past mountain scenes and snowcapped peaks. Various photogenic stops will be made en route to Whistler including the 335-metre high Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in British Columbia and Brandywine Falls. On arrival in Whistler you will enjoy plenty of free time to explore this bustling mountain resort, dine and shop. During the summer you will have the chance to ride the gondola to the Peak of Whistler Mountain (gondola ticket payable locally) for stunning views across the Rockies. The leisurely journey back to Vancouver includes further scenic stops and points of interest.
Whale Watching Safari, £108 per person - If you're in Vancouver between April and October, you must take this 'once in a lifetime' tour to witness these magnificent and intelligent animals who are at the very top of the ocean's food chain. The Orca or Killer whales visit the North West Pacific coast around Vancouver regularly between April and October in search of salmon. Sighting chances are 85 per cent and you are also likely to encounter other marine wild life such as Dall's Porpoises, seals, sea lions, and bald eagles. On rare occasions Minke whales and sea elephants have been encountered. You travel protected from the elements in covered, comfortable, high-speed boats equipped with washroom facilities.
Victoria & Tofino
Victoria City Tour, £21 per person - Join this 90 minute, fully narrated Victoria City Tour. A sightseeing tour is a must for any new visitor! This narrated tour shows you the famous landmarks of the city and explains the fasinating history behind them. Discover Victoria’s lovley homes, gardens, the Legislative Buildings, Bea-con Hill Park, Mile Zero, the residental areas of the Uplands and Oak Bay and other historical points such as China Town and Antique row. A great way to see the sights in a short time.
Butchart Gardens Shuttle, £47 per person - Don't miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most famous attraction. You're sure to see an amazing floral display at Butchart Gardens, whatever the time of year you visit from the emerging green leaves and bulbs of spring to summertime's perfumed flowers and fall's brilliant red and gold colors. This is an unescorted tour. On arrival at Butchart Gardens, you are free to explore the gardens at your leisure and return to Downtown Victoria at a time that is convenient for you. You are free to join on any of the return shuttles to Victoria.
Whale Watching from Victoria, £56 per person - A must for anyone visiting between May and October, view Orcas in all their glory plus a host of other marine species that are so abundant in this area. Board a 50- foot certified vessel with two elevated outdoor decks offering 360 degree panoramic views to ride across the waters on search of marine wildlife. You will ride aboard the Orca Spirit, a comfortable 50-foot covered vessel or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Your experience will be enhanced by a certified Marine biologist who will provide an overview on the different species that you find and also help direct the vessel to the best viewing areas.
Whale Watching in Tofino, £70 per person - Head out on the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound in search of Gray and Humpback Whales. You will definitely see whales on this excursion! They are in such abundance on this strip of Pacific coastline that whales are spotted everyday. In addition to the gray whales and humpback whales, you should see bald eagles, seals, puffins, sea otters and porpoises. Whale watching cruises are aboard 12-seater zodiac speedboats and all passengers are kitted out in full-length Mustang floater suit (with 'built in' life jacket) for comfort and safety at sea. Hats, gloves, and other gear are provided as needed.Coastal
Bear Watching in Tofino, £70 per person - It is rare, even in the wilderness of Canada to see bears in their natural habitat. However black bears are tempted to the shores of Tofino by their favourite food - the rock crab. This fascinating nature excursion will take you along the beautiful fjord inlets and past sheltered bays in search of the reclusive black bear. The peaceful cruise aboard a comfortable zodiac vessel lasts around 2.5 hours and covers many of the favourite feeding locations. At low tide, the black bears should emerge from the rainforest to forage for crab, clams and barnacles rare affording a rare sight of these magnificent beasts in their natural environment. Your experience will be enhanced by the enthusiastic commentary of your knowledgeable guide. Although viewing black bears is not guaranteed, success rate is very high and you are also likely to see bald eagles, harbour seals, porpoises, blue herons and sea eagles.
DAYS 1 & 2 Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel where you check in and receive your information and travel kit. The rest of the day is yours to create your own urban adventure amid the stores, parks and restaurants of downtown Vancouver. Tomorrow, board a sightseeing trolley as you visit some of the city’s most fascinating neighbourhoods and attractions including Gastown, Robson Street, English Bay, Granville Island, Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden as well as admission to the Harbour Centre Tower. Overnight in Vancouver.
See day 1.
Today you pick up your car and depart Vancouver along the incredible Sea-to-Sky scenic highway. On your journey to Whistler, pass through the small communities such as Squamish that are skiing havens in the winter and are adorned with fields of wildflowers in the summer. Upon arrival at Whistler Village, the pedestrian squares and laneways offer a magnificent view of forested slopes and misty peaks in the distance. The rest of the day is free to explore this idyllic resort town with its many shopping, dining and recreational activities. Overnight in Whistler.
Today you embark on a fascinating bear watching tour of the local area. Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains support a population of up to 50 black bears that have adapted to feeding, mating, and hibernating amongst ski area habitats. Other wildlife such as Coastal Mountain black-tailed deer, coyote, ruffed grouse, red-tailed hawks, barred and great horned owls, and western hoary marmots are common to the forests surrounding the village. Riding in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, you are lead through a maze of ski area roads that traverse the area’s diverse forests, meadows, and streams. This interactive experience also features short walks to bear feeding sites, daybeds, rub trees, and old growth trees where bears have hibernated during the winter. Overnight in Whistler.
Today you depart Whistler and travel towards Vancouver back along the Sea-to-Sky highway before boarding a modern, comfortable ferry at Horseshoe Bay for a trip to Langdale on the Sunshine Coast. The rugged landscape of the coastal region is your companion en route to either the West Coast Wilderness Lodge or Painted Boat Resort. Overnight at West Coast Wilderness Lodge or Painted Boat Resort..
Today is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of your resort. West Coast Wilderness Lodge is surrounded by trails leading to breathtaking views, perfect for an invigorating day hike. Guests of Painted Boat Resort may enjoy a day by the outdoor pool or on the hiking trails. Perhaps rent a kayak from the nearby marina and spend an afternoon on the water. Overnight at West Coast Wilderness Lodge or Painted Boat Resort.
Today you depart the resort and drive to the BC Ferries terminal at Earl’s Cove for a short ride to Saltery Bay, then board a second ferry at Powell River. Embark on a scenic passage to land on Vancouver Island at Comox terminal. You take to the road and drive north along the coastline to the adventure hub of Campbell River. After parking your car, you take a short water taxi and arrive on the docks of the beautiful Sonora Resort where an afternoon and evening of serene relaxation await you. Overnight at Sonora Resort. Dinner included.
You have the entire day at this luxurious wilderness resort to enjoy the many included facilities as well as optional excursions available at an additional cost. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy unlimited hiking, swimming, and tennis throughout their stay. Other optional activities include heli-tours, golf, whalewatching, nature cruises, spa treatments, salmon fishing trips or guided bearwatching trips by Zodiac. In the evening, sit down to a gourmet dinner, sip a fine wine on a terrace, or mingle with other guests in one of the lounges or games room. Overnight at Sonora Resort. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After lunch you board the water taxi for your return trip to Campbell River and depart down the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. The coastline is strewn with charming villages and offers breathtaking vistas and nature reserves with abundant wildlife. En route, you may detour to visit the small town of Comox or Qualicum Bay. Overnight in Parksville. Breakfast and lunch included.
DAYS 10 & 11 Departing Parksville, you arrive at Ucluelet where you take a water taxi to Eagle Nook Wilderness Resort & Spa - a perfect retreat featuring exciting activities, comfortable accommodations and exquisite dining. Over the next two days, experience a variety of exciting and unique activities. Complementing the cultural sites and history of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation is the wide variety of wildlife that populates the shore and sea. Several unguided activities are yours to experience such as hiking or beachcombing along the shoreline, or kayaking and paddleboating in the calm waters of Jane Bay. A guided marine wildlife tour is also included as part of your daily activities. After your day of adventure, there are hot tubs and saunas waiting to soothe tired muscles before a satisfying dinner prepared with fresh local ingredients. Overnights at Eagle Nook Wilderness Resort. 2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners included.
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Take a water taxi back to Ucluelet and drive back to the east coast of Vancouver Island. En route you might want to visit Horne Lake Caves or Cathedral Grove. The coastal road winds through quaint seaside towns and the murals of Chemainus and the quaint Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan are well worth the visit. The day winds down in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. This beautiful city has a fascinating maritime heritage and has carefully preserved its colonial charm. Visit the harbour area, the totem poles of Thunderbird Park or the Royal British Columbia Museum. For an unforgettably elegant end to your day, visit the Fairmont Empress Hotel for traditional High Tea. Overnight in Victoria.
Today you venture out into the Strait of Georgia in search of whales and other marine wildlife. This Mcoastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14-metre ocean cruiser. Comments by a certified Marine biologist and naturalist are provided. Overnight in Victoria.
Today your package comes to an end. If departing from Vancouver International Airport, please allow sufficient time for your return to the mainland by ferry (included) and travel to the airport prior to your flight.