Best of Vancouver & Victoria 2024
Featuring The Butchart Gardens, Whale Watching and Whistler
 8 Days • 13 Meals

Air Holiday

Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver, Travel the scenic “Sea to Sky Highway” to enjoy the PEAK 2 PEAK experience, and travel by BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. Enjoy Canada’s rugged Northwest in Vancouver during this 8-day trip with a Victoria Food Tour, the Victoria Butterfly Gardens and exciting Whale Watching excursion.

  • 13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend four nights in Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city
  • Take a panoramic tour of Vancouver to see its downtown core, spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Travel the scenic “Sea to Sky Highway” to enjoy the PEAK 2 PEAK experience, a 1.88-mile long gondola ride between Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains
  • Travel by BC Ferry across the Strait of Georgia to beautiful Vancouver Island
  • Spend three nights in Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens filled with ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese and rose gardens
  • Included city tour of Victoria with its delightful English flavor, red double-decker buses and Tudor-style buildings
  • Visit the Victorian-era Craigdarroch Castle, a Baronial mansion and National Historic Site
  • Enjoy a walking Victoria Food Tour, a delicious culinary experience featuring some of Victoria’s finest foods
  • Cast off on an exciting Whale Watching excursion to see the host of local marine wildlife in the area
  • Visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens where butterflies, parrots and chameleons co-exist in a lush indoor jungle
  • Travel by BC Ferry to Vancouver for a farewell dinner

Day 1  Arrive in Beautiful British Columbia
Welcome to Canada’s rugged Northwest in Vancouver and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Vancouver Sightseeing & Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver, the home of Canada’s Golden Triangle with its dramatic location between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is sure to inspire you. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour to see Vancouver’s downtown core, the spectacular North Shore and beautiful Stanley Park.

We head to North Vancouver and visit the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 the bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Cross the bridge for spectacular views of the rainforest and learn the history of the region in the Story Center. Meal: B
Day 3  Whistler’s PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Experience
Travel the fabulous “Sea to Sky Highway” today to beautiful Whistler. At the base of Blackcomb Mountain climb aboard the first of three gondolas for a ride to Rendezvous Lodge high atop Blackcomb.

The views are spectacular on the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, a 1.88-mile long ride across the mountain valley to Whistler Mountain. At Roundhouse Lodge, have a bite to eat and explore the mountain. Our final gondola takes you down to Whistler Village. There's is time for shopping before going back to Vancouver. Meals: B, D
Day 4  BC Ferry to Victoria & Butchart Gardens
This morning, climb aboard the BC Ferry Service for the journey across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Here, discover why Butchart Gardens are world-famous for ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese, and rose gardens.

On a sightseeing tour, picturesque Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. See such sights as the Parliament Buildings, the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Beacon Hill Park and Christ Church Cathedral. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Craigdarroch Castle & Victoria Food Tour
Begin the day at the Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion, Craigdarroch Castle. Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir this National Historic Site has been meticulously restored and gives a glimpse of the privileged life in the 1890s.

Then, meet a Victoria Food Tour guide for a delicious culinary experience. This leisurely walking tour takes you to some of Victoria’s finest restaurants, local favorites and hidden culinary delights where chefs and cooks await with delectable morsels and culinary secrets. Meals: B, L
Day 6  Whale Watching Excursion & Free Time in Victoria
Today, the excitement is high in preparation for your whale watching excursion. The waters around Vancouver Island are perfect for aquatic life. Resident Orca Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales are all attracted to the Salish Sea due to its abundance of food.

An expert Naturalist is on hand to answer any questions about the wildlife. Enjoy free time in Victoria and shopping and on own sightseeing. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Victoria Butterfly Gardens & Ride the BC Ferry
Begin the day at one of Victoria’s most popular spots, the Butterfly Gardens. Here, hundreds of free-flying butterflies, along with parrots, chameleons, frogs and more co-exist in a lush indoor jungle. Continue to Swartz Bay and climb aboard the BC Ferry Service again for the return journey back to Vancouver.

Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a farewell dinner where you gather to share memories of your Canadian adventure. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Return Home
Following breakfast, depart Canada from Vancouver Airport with flights out anytime today. Meal: B

Days 1 - 3  Radisson BLU Vancouver Airport, Richmond, British Columbia
Days 4 - 6  Best Western Carlton Plaza, Victoria, British Columbia
Days 7  Radisson BLU Vancouver Airport, Richmond, British Columbia


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Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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