Vancouver Welcome Experience 4D/3N
- Scenic views of the mountains, city skyline & English Bay
- Scenic drive through pastoral landscapes on way to gardens
- Chance to see the elaborate grounds of Butchart Gardens
Max group size:
- - Return private airport transfers
- - Your choice of accommodation (hostel - 5* hotels)
- - Best of Vancouver City Half Day Tour
- - Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver Small Group
Departures - Independent AdventureDeparts Daily, Year Round
Day 1: Vancouver Airport Pick Up
Day 2: Best of Vancouver City Half Day
See the best of Vancouver with a half-day tour to some of the city’s most popular destinations.
Led by our professional guides, journey to beautiful Stanley Park, wander through the artisan shops enjoying the sights, tastes, and aromas of Granville Island.
Your half-day tour begins as a comfortable mini-bus whisks you from your hotel to Stanley Park, a lush enclave spanning 1,000 acres (400 ha). Feel the refreshing breeze from the water as your guide shares their insight on the totem poles in the park.
Next, set off to Prospect Point and see Lions Gate Bridge for an iconic photo of the mountains lining the city skyline and English Bay.
Drive through Gastown, a historic part of the city, for an up-close look at beautiful architecture and the famous steam-powered clock. Pass Chinatown before making your way to the renowned Granville Island Public Market. Here, peruse local vendors’ one-of-a-kind snacks, as well as locally made artisan gifts, and admire scenic harbour views before returning to your hotel.
Then experience the city from new heights at the Vancouver Lookout. Take the glass lift 553 feet (168 meters) to the top of Harbour Centre where you can enjoy 360-degree views of Vancouver and beyond, while reading up about some of the most famous landmarks.
Day 3: Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Cruise between islands crowned with thick forests, snap photos of gorgeous Chateau-style architecture and explore one of the world’s most stunning landscapes.
Your tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens showcases Vancouver Island’s elegant cities and rich natural beauty.
Leave from the shores of mainland Canada on a spacious ferry boat and head southwest through deep blue seas dotted with the dark green Gulf Islands.
Arrive in Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island for a scenic drive into Victoria’s bustling harbour.
Enjoy an easy walk around the heart of this provincial capital. Gaze at the ornate features of The Empress Hotel and the Parliament Building, which sit on either side of the marina.
Take some free time to meander between the shops and boutiques, grab lunch, or visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.
Continue your afternoon with a short, scenic drive to Butchart Gardens. Spread out over 55 acres (22 ha), this magnificent park is home to beautiful fountains, fields of roses, tiny ponds and an adorable tea house. Follow winding paths through meticulously manicured flower beds, expertly sculpted trees and ornamental hedges that flank white gazebos.
When you’re ready to bid the flora a fond farewell, hop on board comfortable transport and return to Victoria for a final glance at the city and a ferry ride back to the mainland.