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: Jenny C
This is the perfect pre-cruise excursion! We came into Vancouver a couple of days ahead of our cruise to visit friends, and stayed at a hotel near the airport. We called the day before and were told the time they would pick us up. Everything went as described. Our luggage was collected and delivered to the ship by another minibus. We were taken around Vancouver for a 3-hour tour. It was wet and windy, but umbrellas were provided, and we braved the weather at each of the stops. We stopped for lunch at Granville Island. Other stops were at Stanley Park and the Vancouver Lookout, where I got to take a picture of our ship at Canada Place! It was so cool!
Reviewer: Susan Garavaglia
We enjoyed the Vancouver Highlights Tour very much! The tour guide provided great information about the history of the city and what it's like to live in the city today. We enjoyed seeing all of the various parts of the city, visiting Stanley Park, Gas Light area, etc. Highl recommend:)
Reviewer: Pam Davis
We were going on a cruise and wanted to see the city of Vancouver. The tour was an excellent way to see Vancouver in a few hours. Extra perk is the pick up at your hotel and drop off at the cruise ship. The tour guide arranged for our luggage to be sent ahead so it was already in our ship state room upon arrival. Totally stress free and the tour covered many of Vancouver's famous sites. If you only have a short time in Vancouver, I recommend this tour.
They gave us a good overview of the city though I would have enjoyed learning more about each place we visited. bus driver was very good.
Reviewer: SHARON J KOCAK
Loved Vancover. Tour was wonderful and informative.