The highlights of Vancouver and Victoria in 5 days; ideal before a cruise or the Rocky Mountaineer. Discover the diversity of mountain-rimmed Vancouver and the maritime history and colonial demeanor of Victoria. This holiday includes a sightseeing tour of Vancouver and a scenic floatplane flight across the Strait of Georgia to the mainland from Victoria. The wonders of Vancouver’s diverse attractions are complemented by the charm of Victoria.
Ask us about the perfect excursions to complement this holiday; take a sea safari off Vancouver’s coast or enjoy the magnificent Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia’s majestic capital.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days, extend the holiday or maybe change the included tours. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Mrs H- Travelled to BC & Alberta
"Our holiday - it was fabulous!"
I have a job to put into words the way we felt about our holiday - it was fabulous! I suppose we were a little apprehensive about doing a fly-drive to a country we have never been to before, but everything had been worked out to the finest detail. It started with receiving the Itinerary received two week before our holiday, to the minute we arrived home. Our only problem was reminding each other which day we were up to!
Itinerary (6 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Over the next two days head out on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Climb aboard a...
Over the next two days head out on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Climb aboard a San Francisco style trolley for a fully commented city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off for any length of time at 23 of Vancouver’s premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Highlights include: Gastown, Robson Street, English Bay, Granville Islane, Stanley Park, totem poles, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden and many more.
Experience a tour over to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.
Capilano Suspension Bridge is breathtakingly suspended 230 feet above and 450 feet across Capilano River, Capilano Suspension Bridge takes you to towering evergreens, serene trails and the award winning attraction, Treetops Adventure.
Grouse Mountain in the summer allows you to enjoy scenic chair rides, the World Famous Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion Demonstrations, Guided Eco-Walks, Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife that includes Ranger Talks. In the winter months, enjoy endless snowshoe trails, family Sliding Zone, magical Lightwalk, ice skating on a 8,000 square foot outdoor pond and during December enjoy the Peak of Christmas holiday celebration.
Transfer from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry. Explore the Undersea Gardens, the Wax Museum, go...
Transfer from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry. Explore the Undersea Gardens, the Wax Museum, go for a tour of the Parliament Buildings, have high tea at the Empress, or browse through the Royal British Columbia Museum, one of the best museums in Canada. Shop on Government Street or enjoy a free seafood dinner at one of the many restaurants on Wharf Street.
3 nights in Victoria.
Over the next two days have a sightseeing tour of Victoria -drive down the Saanich...
Over the next two days have a sightseeing tour of Victoria -drive down the Saanich Peninsula, through a pastoral landscape dotted with farms, to the famous Butchart Gardens. Stroll through the many themed gardens and relish the spectacle of colours and fragrances. Following this serene experiance, the coach returns to Victoria for a fully-narrated tour past stately homes, public gardens and historic landmarks. You will see the Parliment Buildings and explore the city centre, Chinatown, and visit the charming residential areas. A highlight is a stop at the Oak Bay Marina, home to a population of seals.
Experience a whale watching coastal excursion – an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14-metre ocean cruiser or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you a thrilling, safe and intimate whale watching tour.
Today is your day of departure. Depart Victoria on your return floatplane transfer to Vancouver....