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Best of British Columbia

7 day Independent Tour - from £1225

With flights from £1775

Discover the delights of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria on this highlights tour of British Columbia with activities, scenic flights and hotels included.

Highlights:

  • Soak in the views from Vancouver Lookout
  • Travel along the spectacularly scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler
  • Take a floatplane to Victoria over the Gulf Islands and Howe Sound
  • Go whale watching in search of orcas, minke whales and porpoises
  • Explore the picturesque city of Victoria and stunning Butchart Gardens
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

Upon arrival into Vancouver, make your way to your pre-selected downtown hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Standard Hotel: Rosedale on Robson
Superior Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Day 2 - Vancouver

This morning, join a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. See the sights of Vancouver; Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Robson Street, 1,000 Acre Stanley Park, Totem Poles, Prospect Point and English Bay Beaches, Granville Island. The afternoon is at leisure.

Standard Hotel: Rosedale on Robson
Superior Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Day 3 - Whistler

Depart Vancouver via a scheduled motor coach service along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler and enjoy panoramic vistas of the Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountain Range. You will tour the picturesque seaside village of Horseshoe Bay and visit the Squamish Adventure Centre and continue climbing through forest and mountain until the majestic sights of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains emerge. Before arriving in the village, the tour will take you to a breathtaking viewpoint of Nita Lake. Upon arrival in Whistler, you will be transferred to your hotel. We have included admission to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre which can be used anytime during your stay in Whistler, this authentic cultural experience features art and exhibits showcasing the histories, creative works and cultures of the Squamish and Lil’Wat.

Standard Hotel: Aava Hotel Whistler
Superior Hotel: Delta Whistler Village Suites
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 4 - Whistler

Today board the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop – from incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks to coastal rainforest. Disembark and the experience is far from over. Scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing and indoor interpretive displays are ready for discovery.

Standard Hotel: Aava Hotel Whistler
Superior Hotel: Delta Whistler Village Suites
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 5 - Victoria (by floatplane)

This morning is free to explore Whistler before departing by floatplane bound for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf Islands, Black Tusk Peak and the Howe Sound on your journey.

Standard Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Victoria
Superior Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel

Day 6 - Victoria

This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometers in search of Orcas, Minke whales, Grey whales, porpoises, Harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14-meter ocean cruiser or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Commentary by a certified Marine biologist and naturalist is provided. Balance of the day is free to explore Victoria on your own.

Standard Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Victoria
Superior Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point
Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel

Day 7 - Depart Victoria

From Victoria’s Inner Harbour, we take you to the Butchart Gardens; the gardens are glorious any time of year. Once at the gardens stroll through the floral splendour which greets you at every turn. Return to downtown Victoria on a shuttle convenient for you. Depart mid afternoon on a scenic float plane flight to return to Coal Harbour in Downtown Vancouver.

7 day Independent Tour - from £1225

With flights from £1775

OPTIONS

  • Upgrade to superior hotels from £53 or deluxe hotels from £583
  • Add extra nights in Vancouver at the beginning or end of your itinerary
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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Price is per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation. Luggage allowance for floatplane is 25 lbs (11.5 kg) per person including checked and carry-on luggage.

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Exciting highlight packages, including activities and accommodation that can be built into a longer Canada holiday.

Your tour includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Activities and excursions mentioned
  • Transfers where mentioned
  • Scenic floatplane flight between Whistler and Victoria
  • Scenic floatplane flight between Victoria and Vancouver
  • Detailed itinerary, vouchers and local information

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