Pre Cruise Vancouver Highlights
Pre Cruise Vancouver Highlights
Before boarding your cruise ship, see some of the beautiful city of Vancouver. See all of Vancouver and more on this incredible tour of one of Canada's most visited and exciting cities. With a professional guide aboard an air conditioned bus, journey to see historic Gastown, tradition-rich Chinatown, high end Robson Street, and the remarkable English Bay and Vancouver Harbor. Have a quick stop to explore Stanley Park and Granville Island, as well as Vancouver Lookout on your incredible Vancouver sightseeing tour.
Discover Vancouver's oldest, largest, and most popular park while on this exciting tour. Stanley Park was opened in 1888 and boasts nearly 1,000 acres of west coast evergreen rainforest. Stroll about its cedar, hemlock, and fir trees before enjoying the exciting views from Prospect Point. Once at the top of Prospect Point, take in the stunning scene before you of Lions Gate Bridge, the North Shore's magnificent mountains, and the bustle of the harbor below. While in Stanley Park, see the most visited attraction in British Columbia, the traditional and towering Totem Poles of Totem Park.
Drive through Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, Gastown has earned its place among the National Historic Sites of Canada for its history, grand Victorian buildings, and thriving urban lifestyle. Boasting traditional Chinese heritage and customs, Vancouver's Chinatown is one of North America's first established Asian neighborhoods. Your Vancouver city tour will also take you along Robson Street, Vancouver's most famous shopping street, which includes various establishments of fine dining and high end fashion in the heart of downtown.
Enjoy your stop at the bustling Granville Island while on your Vancouver tour. This peninsula and shopping district includes a stunning marina, wonderful art galleries, cute boutiques, and is perhaps best known for its public market. You will visit the Granville Island Public Market and various local artisan shops while on your tour of the island.
Finally, you will visit the remarkable Vancouver Lookout. Rise 553 feet in a glass elevator to reach the 360 degree aerial lookout observation deck. As if on top of the world, take in the stunning sight of Coal Harbor, the immense Stanley Park, the glistening Pacific Ocean, Vancouver's towering North Shore Mountains, Olympic Peninsula Mountains, and downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver city's highlights are yours to encounter on this exciting Canada tour. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and the expertise of your guide as you explore the city and create travel memories you'll never forget.
Please Note: This is a transfer tour from a hotel to the cruise pier, and can accommodate luggage. Please include a note when traveling with over two pieces of large luggage, to ensure the proper amount of space is available.
We were very happy we did this tour since we only had a partial day in Vancouver. Offers all of the highlights with very educational info from our guide. Vancouver, BC is a beautiful and very clean city. Impressive history. He got us to the ship at 2:30, luggage delivered before our arrival and was in our stateroom as promised. We literally had no lines to wait and walked right on as promised! Awesome service!
Reviewer: Todd Kolberg
This was a lovely pre-cruise excursion around Vancouver that allowed us to see some of the major inner-city sites. It was interesting & informative. My mother has mobility issues, and the crew were very accommodating. They picked us up at the hotel and dropped us off at port as promised. My only complaint is that we were the first ones picked up in the morning and spend nearly 2 hours picking up other passengers before the tour began.
Reviewer: Marcy Ann Zulawski
This tour was a good overview of the city for someone who had never been to Vancouver previously. Our tour guide who's name was Haden (I think) was very informative about the history of the area. Unfortunately due to delays in picking up other passengers all the traffic in and around the area, we could not spend much time at each stop. By the time we got to Granville Island we only had about 30 minutes to explore the area. The area was congested with visitors and getting into shops or restaurants was not at all easy. Unfortunately we didn't have time to do much of anything, not even to get something to eat other than some ice cream. One positive note was that we were transported directly to the port to board our ship for our cruise to Alaska.
Reviewer: Sandra Salkow
We were picked up at our hotel on time in a luxury van. Only 4 of us to start. Our guide advised us we needed ship tags and arranged to pick them up and deliver them to us before the day was over....No worries!. We joined a group of 8 others and larger van for a fabulous tour of the city, several photo stops, Stanley Park, where our original driver attached the proper tags, lunch at the incredible art/food market then finally the tower. Arrived at the ship with perfect timing. No lines, and no rush to get aboard. Both guides were fun and informative. I'd do this again in a heartbeat. Re the tags: I called the cruise line as the emailed paper tags were just too flimsy. The response: "You won't need any as our agents will apply them when you get to the dock." Wrong - there are no agents on the dock. We were very fortunate to have our knowledgeable, accommodating guide.
Reviewer: Paula Zacharia
This tour was well worth it. The bus/coach driver and "explainer in chief" was great. He knew his landmarks and was very patient taking us from one spot to another. Though I had been to Vancouver before, he showed us places we haven't seen and explained in details the landmarks of Vancouver.