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Downtown Vancouver Tours

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Downtown Vancouver
Surrounded by water on three sides, downtown Vancouver is the place to go for sea views, bright lights, and action. The city’s commercial core, it encompasses several distinct areas including shop-lined Robson Street, the green expanse of Stanley Park, historic Gastown, and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America.

The Basics
With so much to see here, many visitors to Vancouver devote the majority of their time to downtown. Join sightseeing tours of downtown, or delve deeper with walking tours of specific downtown neighborhoods, such as Victorian-era Gastown or the hip waterfront enclave of Yaletown. Downtown biking tours typically follow routes around Stanley Park’s scenic seawall, while many boat tours cruise around Vancouver Harbour, False Creek, and English Bay, offering front-row views of the downtown skyline. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Downtown Vancouver is a must for first-time visitors.
  • You’ll never be far from a restaurant in downtown Vancouver, with lots of dining options at all price points, including an abundance of Asian eateries.
  • Navigating downtown Vancouver is easy, with an interlinked transit network that includes the SkyTrain, buses, and the SeaBus passenger ferry. 

How to Get There
From the airport, take the Canada Line SkyTrain to Yaletown–Roundhouse, Vancouver City Centre, or Waterfront station. Cruise ship passengers disembark at Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, on downtown Vancouver’s waterfront . 

When to Get There 
Downtown Vancouver sees the warmest weather from mid-June through mid-September, and this is the best time for outdoor activities such as biking around Stanley Park or kayaking in False Creek. Avoid driving into or out of downtown during rush hours (7am–10am and 4pm–7pm). 

Top Sights in Downtown Vancouver
Many of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmarks and well-known attractions are situated in the downtown area. View the city from on high at the Vancouver Lookout observation deck, admire the sail-shaped forms of Canada Place, hear the Gastown steam clock chime, and explore Stanley Park, home to the Brockton Point Totem Poles and the Vancouver Aquarium. 
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51 Tours and Activities to Experience Downtown Vancouver

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Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls

Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls

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Travelers that want to explore Whistler on a day trip from Vancouver typically need to rent a car and drive, which means focusing on the road rather than the landscape. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views on this sightseeing tour to Whistler, complete with a guide to whisk you there. Along the way you can see Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park, enjoy views of Howe Sound, and take a few hours to explore Whistler independently.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.72
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$131.72
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Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler

Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler

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Have your camera ready to capture photos of bald eagles in Brackendale during this full-day journey to Whistler, via downtown Vancouver. Along the way, stop at Stanley Park and Horseshoe Bay, a quaint village at the entrance to Howe Sound. Your guide follows a scenic route along the Sea to Sky Highway to Shannon Falls, where you'll take a short hike, with time to explore the ski resort year-round.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.13
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Whistler Day Tour from Vancouver

Whistler Day Tour from Vancouver

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Spend time in the beautiful former Olympics village of Whistler on this all-day tour from Vancouver. Cruise along the famous Sea-to-Sky Highway for breathtaking scenery and hear the thundering Shannon Falls. After a guided tour of Whistler Village, you’re free to explore Whistler as you wish — swim in the Lost Lake, go on a hike or ride the Peak-to-Peak Gondola (activities are at your own expense). Round-trip transportation is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
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$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private

$99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private

If time is limited and you have not seen Vancouver before, this is the tour for you. Welcome to this beautiful city. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Luxary Mini Van. Enjoy finding out why the 'Economist' ranked Vancouver one of world's most livable cities. This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. Bring your camera and we'll be sure to get some excellent shots. We will stop at some of the city's most famous attractions such as Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, and Stanley Park. You will have an opportunity to see the market, stroll on the seawall, stop for great photo vistas, walk through beautiful gardens, and much more. Plan to have a wonderfull exploring this beautiful city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.49
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Downtown Vancouver All Day Cruise Luggage Storage

Downtown Vancouver All Day Cruise Luggage Storage

Discover and explore the beautiful city of Vancouver stress-free! Disembarking Cruise Ship Visitors to Vancouver can safely store their baggage in this All-Day Luggage Storage Service, conveniently located at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. Simply drop off any large luggage and it will be taken care of it for the day. This service is only available for: • Disembarking Cruise Ship passengers not staying in Vancouver and with later afternoon/evening flights and wish to explore downtown Vancouver. • Disembarking Cruise Ship passengers who cannot check into their accommodation until later in the day and wish to explore downtown Vancouver.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Vancouver Private Tour

Vancouver Private Tour

Take the effort out of your sightseeing and see the best of Vancouver with ease on this private tour. With pickup and drop-off at your Vancouver hotel included, spin through the city in comfort and hit attractions like historic Gastown and Stanley Park with your guide. Gain insight into Victoria’s rich history and heritage, and enjoy free time to explore the galleries and studios of Granville Island at your leisure.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$483.23
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Private Pre/Post-Cruise Vancouver Tour With Transfer to Airport/Hotel

Private Pre/Post-Cruise Vancouver Tour With Transfer to Airport/Hotel

This is Specially designed for Cruise Passengers.In this Pre/Post Cruise Transfer with Vancouver City tour If time is limited and you have not seen Vancouver before, this is the tour for you. Welcome to this beautiful city. Sit back and relax in the comfort of a Luxury Mini Van. Enjoy finding out why the 'Economist' ranked Vancouver one of world's most livable cities. This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. Bring your camera and we'll be sure to get some excellent shots. We will stop at some of the city's most famous attractions such as Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Stanley Park. You will have an opportunity to see the market, stroll on the seawall, stop for great photo vistas, walk through beautiful gardens, and much more. Plan to have a wonderfull exploring this beautiful city.In addition to this you will be well be received(Meet and Greet Service)from Either Airport/Cruise port and you will be transferred with your luggage to Cruise port/Airport
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.85
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Vancouver Lay Over Shopping (Mc ArthurGlen Designer outlet Mall ) Tour Private

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Vancouver Lay Over Shopping (Mc ArthurGlen Designer outlet Mall ) Tour Private

Although layovers can also an opportunity to see a city you may not have visited otherwise. Whether you’ll have Less then 4 hours in Vancouver, there’s plenty to do around the airport and nearby Vancouver, three hours is not enough time for a return trip into the city. Instead, stick to Richmond, which is where the airport is located. A five-minute Luxary MIinivan ride away is the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. There are over 60 brands within the open-air shopping village, plus many dining options. Take a bite out of a JAPADOG, a famous Vancouver street-food option serving Japanese-inspired hot dogs McArthurGlen Designer outlets are home to the world’s most prestigious luxury, designer, and premium brands offering the fashion-loving shopper year-round savings of up to 70% on retail prices. families can enjoy a great day out at McArthurGlen children can look forward to travelling around in style in their own kids’ cab, riding on a mini steam train or flying high with indoor skydiving
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.61
$198.47
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.67
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Vancouver Sightseeing Best Day Tour Private

Vancouver Sightseeing Best Day Tour Private

Want to see the city Enjoy a city sightseeing tour from the comfort of one of our luxury vehicles. Our driver cum guides are experts feel free to ask them anything. Tour all the finest parts of Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, and more. We have half-day and full-day tours available, and all tours are fully customizable. Once you've booked, want to go somewhere, just ask!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.30
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YVR Layover -- Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

YVR Layover -- Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour

Why hang out at the airport for four hours when you can see the best of downtown Vancouver instead? I will meet you at the airport, we will take you with AC Mini van to downtown, then Sightseeing around the most beautiful city in North America! You will see our local mountains, and the ocean, the two elements that make Vancouver so unique: and our beautiful street vistas. We will make our way to False Creek and hop on a False Creek Ferry to Granville Island, the jewel of Vancouver. Then back we go to the airport and, if you have enough time, we can Sightseeing through the airport which has one of the premier collections in the world of west coast indigenous art. All travel expenses are included.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.78
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Vancouver Amazing city Highlight Tour

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Vancouver Amazing city Highlight Tour

Enjoy the best of Vancouver Christmas Festival of Lights with a Local Guide. Vancouver Amazing Christmas Light is a private tour for guests who wants to experience the Christmas spirit and joy during the winter, see the colourful decorations. The duration of the tour is approximately 6 hours, starts at 4.00 pm. Enjoy a complimentary pick up at your hotel in our luxurious Mini van. You will first visit the Van Dusen Botanical Garden and experience the Van Dusen Festival of Lights, including the Dancing Lights, Air France Carousel Ride, Fireside Lounge, Make A Wish Candle Grotto, and meet Santa. Next, over to Stanley Park and experience the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park, with 3 million twinkling lights. For more Christmas lights extravaganza, you will be driven around Downtown, Canada Place, False Creek, Gastown, to see all the colourful light decorations. There will be stops for photo ops. Please along a camera suitable for night photo ops.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$322.29
$379.17
$56.88 savings
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Private-VIP- Vancouver City Tour, SEDAN

Private-VIP- Vancouver City Tour, SEDAN

During our tours, you may choose what you'd like to see and where you'd like to stop along the way. As Directed. TDS Limo Service We have over 10 years experience in VIP transportation. We provide Professional Service and Luxury Vehicles. All Our VIP Drivers are Professional and Knowledgeable. All Vehicles include Water, Tissue, Wet Wipes and portable chargers for your devices. Vehicle will be an Audi Q7 or Expedition Platinum Max or similar
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.55
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Private-VIP- Vancouver City Tour, SUV

Private-VIP- Vancouver City Tour, SUV

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During our tours, you may choose what you'd like to see and where you'd like to stop along the way. As Directed. TDS Limo Service We have over 10 years experience in VIP transportation. We provide Professional Service and Luxury Vehicles. All Our VIP Drivers are Professional and Knowledgeable. All Vehicles include Water, Tissue, Wet Wipes and portable chargers for your devices. Vehicle will be an Audi Q7 or Expedition Platinum Max or similar
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$540.55
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Vancouver City Tour with Indian Meal ( 70 Items Eat as much as you can)

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Vancouver City Tour with Indian Meal ( 70 Items Eat as much as you can)

We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Our Lunch menu is inspired Specialty meat dishes including butter chicken and lamb curry and lots of fresh daily Vegan & vegetarian options, seasoned with a custom blend of spices as the key attractions for lunch The Lunch menu has over 70 food items to choose from with a perfect blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. We offers a spectacular ambience for just having cocatails at our mega bar, for our different customer spectawhich will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.55
$404.45
$80.90 savings
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$404.45
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Vancouver City Tour with Taste of India

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Vancouver City Tour with Taste of India

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We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Our Lunch menu is inspired Specialty meat dishes including butter chicken and lamb curry and lots of fresh daily Vegan & vegetarian options, seasoned with a custom blend of spices as the key attractions for lunch The Lunch menu has over 70 food items to choose from with a perfect blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. We offers a spectacular ambience for just having cocatails at our mega bar, for our different customer spectawhich will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$317.99
$374.11
$56.12 savings
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$317.99
$374.11
$56.12 savings

Vancouver City Tour With Grand Lunch and Wine

Vancouver City Tour With Grand Lunch and Wine

We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Our Lunch menu is inspired Specialty meat dishes including butter chicken and lamb curry and lots of fresh daily Vegan & vegetarian options, seasoned with a custom blend of spices as the key attractions for lunch The Lunch menu has over 70 food items to choose from with a perfect blend of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. We offers a spectacular ambience for just having cocatails at our mega bar, for our different customer spectawhich will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$379.17
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$379.17

Vancouver In Budget 3 Days City Tour with Victoria & Whistler

Vancouver In Budget 3 Days City Tour with Victoria & Whistler

For the first day Depart for Vancouver Island by ferry and capture the spectacular scenery en route. After passing by Victoria’s historic Chinatown, visit Beacon Hill Park’s remarkable Mile "0", Legislative Buildings, and explore other significant heritage architectures surrounding the Inner Harbour. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens before returning to Vancouver. Second Day - Along the Sea to Sky Highway, pass by Horseshoe Bay, Shannon Falls, and Squamish.After a ride of the Squamish Mountain Sea To Sky Gandola shop at the mountain or in the village: Arrive at Whistler- North America’s No. 1 resort and the host of 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After a Sightseening of the Whistler relax in the village. You may also experience snowshoeing excitements for free.Last Day City Tour (duration: approx.5-6hours; Downtown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Center and Olympic Cauldron. Bonus mini-ferry ride to Granville Island.All SIGHTSEEING before the Departure
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$841.75
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$841.75

Vancouver 3 Days Budget Tour With Victoria & Whistler

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Vancouver 3 Days Budget Tour With Victoria & Whistler

For the first day Depart for Vancouver Island by ferry and capture the spectacular scenery en route. After passing by Victoria’s historic Chinatown, visit Beacon Hill Park’s remarkable Mile "0", Legislative Buildings, and explore other significant heritage architectures surrounding the Inner Harbour. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens before returning to Vancouver. Second Day - Along the Sea to Sky Highway, pass by Horseshoe Bay, Shannon Falls, and Squamish.After a ride of the Squamish Mountain Sea To Sky Gandola shop at the mountain or in the village: Arrive at Whistler- North America’s No. 1 resort and the host of 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After a Sightseening of the Whistler relax in the village. You may also experience snowshoeing excitements for free.Last Day City Tour (duration: approx.5-6hours; Downtown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Center and Olympic Cauldron. Bonus mini-ferry ride to Granville Island.All SIGHTSEEING before the Departure
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,011.11
$1,263.90
$252.79 savings
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$1,011.11
$1,263.90
$252.79 savings

Vancouver Super Saver 3 Days City Tour with Victoria & Whistler

Vancouver Super Saver 3 Days City Tour with Victoria & Whistler

For the first day Depart for Vancouver Island by ferry and capture the spectacular scenery en route. After passing by Victoria’s historic Chinatown, visit Beacon Hill Park’s remarkable Mile "0", Legislative Buildings, and explore other significant heritage architectures surrounding the Inner Harbour. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens before returning to Vancouver. Second Day - Along the Sea to Sky Highway, pass by Horseshoe Bay, Shannon Falls, and Squamish.After a ride of the Squamish Mountain Sea To Sky Gandola shop at the mountain or in the village: Arrive at Whistler- North America’s No. 1 resort and the host of 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After a Sightseening of the Whistler relax in the village. You may also experience snowshoeing excitements for free.Last Day City Tour (duration: approx.5-6hours; Downtown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Center and Olympic Cauldron. Bonus mini-ferry ride to Granville Island.All SIGHTSEEING before the Departure
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,685.19
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$1,685.19

Vancouver Top Attraction city Highlight Tour Private

Vancouver Top Attraction city Highlight Tour Private

Vancouver is the place to be for any season day or night. Vancouver is special because there are plenty of events, attractions, and activities coming to the city for all season ​From ice skating at Robson Square to wandering through creative lighting displays, there are plenty of Light Attractions you can see on your this trip to Vancouver without spending a time.Like 1-Lights at Canada Place 2-Vancouver Granville Island lights 3-Light up the in Vancouver Downtown 4-Vancouver Kits Point facing North, 5-Down Town around False Creek. 6- The Cypress Mountain
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$506.61
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$506.61

Vancouver City Tour With Scenic ULTIMATE Sea Plane Ride

Vancouver City Tour With Scenic ULTIMATE Sea Plane Ride

This Unique Vancouver city Tour With Scenic ULTIMATE Sea Plane Ride is a 2 in 1 Program. You will start on a Private ride of the Luxury vehicle which will take you from hotel to top attractions of Vancouver, few are Stanley Park, Canada Place, Steam clock, Gastown, Granville Island, etc and After that you will be taken to the harbour front located in The beautiful settings of Seaport. After boarding in The Float plane, you will witness a Virtual Runway on the sea and soon your seaplane will be in the sky, Every moment in the sea plane, Vancouver scenario will change while, you will be flying and taking the top view of the Vancouver bustling Coal harbour, Sky scrappers city and over huge Stanley park etc. Capture in your memory and camera the uniqueness, which will take you to the wilderness of the emotions and the reality. This is incredible life time experience.This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. this Short, sweet and scenic tour fits into any schedule..
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$467.64
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Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

Vancouver city Tour with all attractions

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We provide custom tailor tour made including the Vancouver aquavarium and Vancouver Lookout. Our Vancouver Day Tour is intended to cover major Spots in Vancouver like: i) Downtown ii) Chinatown iii) Robson St iv) Gastown v) Stanley Park vi) English Bay vii) False Creek viii) Canada Place ix) Coal Harbor x) Granville Island xi) Vancouver Aquarium xii) Vancouver convention centre xiii) Yale town x!!!!} Vancouver Lookout The main Attraction would include the tour and tickets for Vancouver lookout and Vancouver Aquarium which will give you a chance to see the entirety of Canada without leaving Vancouver.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$379.17
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$379.17

Vancouver City Tour With Harbour Air Panaroma Experience

Vancouver City Tour With Harbour Air Panaroma Experience

This Unique Vancouver city is 2 in 1 Program. You will start on a Private ride of the Luxury vehicle which will take you to top attractions of Vancouver, to name the few are Stanley Park, Canada Place, Steam clock, Gastown, Granville Island, etc and After that you will be taken to the harbour front located in The beautiful settings of Seaport. After boarding in The Float plane, you will witness a Virtual Runway on the sea and gradually your seaplane will be in the sky, Every moment in the sea plane, Vancouver scenario will change while, you will be flying and taking the top view of the Vancouver bustling Coal harbour, Sky scrappers city and over huge Stanley park etc. Capture in your memory and camera the uniqueness, which will take you to the wilderness of the emotions and the reality. This is incredible life time experience.This tour of Vancouver's highlights is both informative and fun. this Short, sweet and scenic tour fits into any schedule..
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$347.61
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