Boasting a glorious waterfront setting Vancouver is consistently voted the best place to live in Canada, and once you’ve visited you’ll understand why. Simply a city like no other, Vancouver effortlessly combines the excitement and energy of a modern city with the invigorating appeal of the great outdoors. From spring’s abundance of cherry blossoms and summer’s sparkling waterfront days, through to the city’s fall cultural festivals and the snowy winter wonderland on the mountain peaks, Vancouver offers its visitors year-round adventures in this laidback urban metropolis right on the edge of a spectacular natural landscape. Explore diverse neighbourhoods, decadent dining, outdoor pursuits and multicultural attractions - in Vancouver, you won’t have to choose between city and nature.
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Day 1 : Arrive Vancouver
On arrival make your way to your downtown hotel for a five-night stay.
Day 2 : Explore Vancouver
There’s lots to see and do in one of the world’s most liveable cities, from the totem poles in Stanley Park to the sights and smells of Granville Market; the charm of Gastown to the shops on Robson Street. Experience a different view from a cruise on the harbour or explore close by on the North Shore and take in magnificent mountain views. To ensure that you get the most from your stay we’ve included three sightseeing experiences.
Day 3 : 48 hour Vancouver hop-on, hop-off classic sightseeing pass
This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver including major attractions and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island (not included), visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping!
Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District.
Your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket gives you access to the Hop-On, Hop-Off buses in the city for 48 Hours!
Day 4 : Vancouver Harbour Cruise
Sit back and experience a different view of Vancouver on one of Harbour Cruises’ fully narrated tours of Vancouver’s inner harbour. This 60-minute tour circles Canada’s gateway to the Pacific, the Burrard Inlet. Cruise past many of Vancouver’s most famous landmarks: Stanley Park, Lion’s Gate
Bridge, the busy cruise ship terminals, the spectacular city skyline and the breathtaking North Shore Mountains.
Day 5 : North Shore Sea to Sky Tour
Visit the quaint seaside village of Horseshoe Bay for gorgeous vistas, then head up Howe Sound, the southernmost glacial fjord in North America. Feel the spray from British Columbia’s third-highest waterfall, Shannon Falls, before ascending 850 metres (2,790 feet) to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola and panoramic perspectives of Howe Sound. Here you can cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and walk along forest trails to the observation platforms. Head into an old mine tunnel at the Britannia Mine Museum and learn about the history of Mill 3, once one of the largest producers of copper in the British Empire.
Day 6 : Depart Vancouver
Make your way to the airport in time to check in for your homeward flight
Day 7 : Arrive UK
Arrive in the UK.