This fantastic 10 night Canada multi-centre holiday combines the fabulous city of Toronto with Vancouver and Vancouver Island where you'll expereince whale watching if you travel between April and October. With a saving of £150 per person and a full day trip to Niagara Falls along with a FREE car for the 4 days exploring Vancouver Island and either a FREE whale watching excursion or Butchart Gardens excursion, dependant on the time of year you travel, this is a great way to see some of the best places in Canada.
Prices shown included discounts and extras.
Not included in the holiday is your ferry crossing from Vancouver to Vancouver Island which is approximately £60 each way for a car and 2 passengers.
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.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – Toronto
Fly direct from London to Toronto with Air Canada. Once you arrive, make your own way to your Toronto hotel, the remainder of the day is free to explore this great city at your leisure.
Day 2 Toronto
Today you can enjoy a full day exploring one of the best cities in Canada. A visit to the CN Tower is a must as well as visiting the many markets and shops. Toronto has a great underground city with many shops and restaurants and the markets a fabulous too. Visit the Castle or take a hop-on hop-off bus tour to get your bearings and stop at different places of interest.
Day 3 Toronto
Today you’ll be off on your FREE day trip to Niagara Falls, one of the most beautiful spectacles anywhere in the world. Experience one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders on your full day adventure to Niagara Falls. You will be taken through the picturesque countryside of the Niagara region with a scenic drive through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake where you will visit one of the local wineries and can sample selections of some of Ontario’s finest wines. The tour will continue along the Niagara Parkway to the Falls with photo opportunities at the famed Floral Clock. You will also take an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of the Mist (May – October), or Journey Behind the Falls (November – April), where you will experience the power of the thundering waters. You will have free time around the Falls for sightseeing, with the chance to take photos or shop for souvenirs at the Table Rock Complex prior to departure. From there you will travel to Niagara-on- the-Lake for photo opportunities at the observation deck of the mighty Whirlpool Rapids. You will have time to explore and soak up some history and heritage of one of Canada’s famous landmarks. After your stroll through these charming streets, you will rejoin the coach for our return trip to Toronto.
Day 4 Toronto
A final full day to explore Toronto at your leisure.
Day 5 Toronto - Vancouver
This morning make your own to Toronto Airport for your internal flight to Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver make your way to your hotel where the rest of the day is free to explore.
Day 6 Vancouver
A full day at leisure in Vancouver allows you to explore the sights and take in the culture. A great way to get around and see the sights is by taking hop-on hop-off city tour.
Day 7 Vancouver
Today why not take a trip to Grouse Mountain and enjoy the spectacular views from the Skyride or take a city tour for a great way to see the city or a harbour cruise to get a different perspective.
Day 8 Vancouver – Victoria (Vancouver Island)
This morning you’ll collect your FREE car from a downtown location and make your way to Tsawwassen Ferry terminal for your 1 hour 35 minute crossing to Swartz Bay and then continue your short drive to the town of Victoria.
The Ferry crossing is not included in the holiday cost and is payable locally. The approximate cost for 2 adults and a car is £60 in total each way.
Day 9 Victoria (Vancouver Island)
Today you’ll enjoy your FREE excursion either whale watching or to Butchart Gardens, depending on the time of year you are travelling.
The whale watching, that operates between April and October, is a must for anyone visiting at this time of year. 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.
Butchart Gardens, from November to March, is one of Victoria’s most famous attractions. An hour's drive from Victoria, Butchart Gardens are made for relaxed strolling, with 55 fragrant acres of flowers, landscaped theme gardens, streams and lily ponds to visit. Butchart Gardens' highlights include the Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and the magnificent Ross Fountain.
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.
Day 10 Victoria (Vancouver Island)
The final full day of your holiday is for you to explore Vancouver Island some more and with your car there are plenty of fascinating places to visit.
Day 11 – Quebec City – London
Today you’ll make the journey back to Vancouver and drop your hire car at the airport before catching your direct flight back to London.