Natural Beauty of British Columbia

  • 6 Days
  • 9 meals
  • Regional Discoveries
  • Culture
  • Canada
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Program Overview

With sprawling parks, breathtaking mountain ranges and endless natural beauty, it’s no wonder that Vancouver is considered the top most livable city in North America. Wind along the peninsula for the perfect skyline views on a Vancouver Harbour cruise, taking in the beauty of the urban rainforest, Stanley Park. Journey north for a breathtaking adventure in the Douglas fir treetops at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where innovative engineering has paved the way for paths hundreds of feet above the raging river. Ferry across the waterways to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Explore the Royal BC Museum, viewing archaeological collections that inspire deeper discovery of the cultural treasures from the First Nations people in the province. Delight in the acres of flourishing flower gardens transformed from a limestone quarry at The Butchart Gardens.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Vancouver

Scenic Journey

Travel to the coastal city of Vancouver to meet the Tour Director who provides ongoing guidance for the duration of the trip. Check in to accommodations and then get an in-depth introduction to scenic destinations all over Canada in the virtual flight experience, FlyOver Canada. Sit in the heart of Vancouver for a welcome dinner this evening.

Activities
  • Virtual flight experience at FlyOver Canada
  • Welcome dinner
  • Dinner

Day 2

Vancouver

Coastal Views

Explore the diversity of Vancouver’s downtown neighborhoods on a sightseeing tour. See the whistling steam clock in historic Gastown, consider visiting an herbal apothecary in Chinatown and watch the cruise ships coming into port at Canada Place. Continue to Coal Harbour for the scenic coastal and mountain views from the marina. Follow the famous Seawall around the lush peninsula and through the urban rainforest trails of Stanley Park. Venture out onto the calm blue waters of Vancouver Harbour for the perfect skyline views. Cruise along while listening to secrets of the city, such as how the Vancouver Convention Centre not only has a grass roof, but is also a haven for honeybees.

Activities
  • Sightseeing tour of downtown Vancouver landmarks
  • Vancouver Harbour Cruise
  • Breakfast

Day 3

Vancouver and North Vancouver

Rainforest Adventure

Go up to North Vancouver this morning for a thrilling time at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Step out onto innovatively engineered footbridges and cantilevered walkways for awe-inspiring views hundreds of feet above the Capilano River in a thriving coastal rainforest of evergreens. Return to Vancouver in the afternoon for free time to explore any memorable locations from the previous day of sightseeing. Perhaps stop in a decor shop in Gastown on the way to dinner at a local restaurant, where there is a trendy food and drink scene.

Activities
  • Journey to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Free time in Vancouver followed by dinner in Gastown
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Vancouver to Victoria

Local Heritage

Ferry across the waterways to Victoria, British Columbia’s beautiful capital city on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Get to know the city a little on a walking tour with the Tour Director, where the climate is lovely and mild year-round. Discover archaeological collections of social and environmental history at the Royal BC Museum. Check in to nearby accommodations and then taste fresh, local cuisine during dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant.

Activities
  • Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Explore the Royal BC Museum
  • Farm-to-table culinary experience
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Victoria to Vancouver

Garden Oasis

Wander one of the lavish floral landscapes that Victoria is known for at The Butchart Gardens, a former limestone quarry transformed into a series of beautiful gardens with something to see in any season. Board the ferry back to Vancouver and check in to local accommodations in time for a farewell dinner, saying goodbye to new friends.

Activities
  • Wander The Butchart Gardens
  • Ferry from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Farewell dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Vancouver to Home

Travel Day

After breakfast at the hotel, begin the journey homewards.

  • Breakfast

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Meals

Daily breakfast with a mix of lunches and dinners, as stated in the itinerary.

Ground Transportation

All transportation is provided for activities included in the trip itinerary.

Curated Experiences

Curated experiences developed by travel experts.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included as listed in the itinerary.

Audio Headsets

Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting travelers every step of the way.

Interactive Technology

Advanced travel software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

Not Included

Porterage services, housekeeping, airport transfers on the first and last day of the trip if not traveling with a group (unless previously arranged).

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