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. 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.
As 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.
Reviewer: Gudi Owen
We loved our stay in Vancouver. The hotel was the best we have ever been in! Shame that it was only for one night. The bus tour around Vancouver was another highlight. Loved the totem poles area. Again, we wished we had more time to tour the city. It is a beautiful place.
Reviewer: Kerm Getz
Reviewer: John and Pat
This was our first visit to Vancouver and in four-plus hours had a pretty good lay of the land. We visited Harbour Center and rode the elevator to the lookout deck for an unobstructed view of the metropolitan area. We went to the Granville Island Public Market after a quick drive through the central business district as well as downtown residential neighborhood. Then we were off to Stanley Park where we saw the inner harbor, Prospect Point and Lion's Gate bridge. We had ample time at each location to walk around and see the sights. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable answering questions as fast as they were thrown at him. The small tour bus was clean and comfortable, we were picked up at our hotel on schedule and taken to our cruise ship at the end. They had a separate bus pick up our luggage at the hotel and it was waiting in our cabin on the ship when we arrived! The whole experience was pleasant and we recommend it especially to first time visitors.
Reviewer: Cynthia Weininger
We were going on an Alaska cruise and wanted to see some of Vancouver. This was the perfect tour to get a overview and taste of the city. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. It was nice to get all our luggage transferred directly to our cruise ship.
Reviewer: Marshall John R
My wife and I enjoyed the pre-Cruise Tour of Vancouver. Great way to see the city from high in the Vancouver Tour to the streets of the fabulous food and shopping markets. The Tour driver dropped us off right where we boarded the ship. The Tour operator would also handle putting our luggage on the ship (a service we did not use because the hotel we spent the previous night also provided that service). Recommend this tour to anyone who wants a quick overview of Vancouver and convenient transfer to the cruise ship.