Explore three of the Pacific Northwest’s famous cities on this vacation. See vibrant Pike Place Market and the towering Space Needle in Seattle, then travel to the very “British” city of Victoria, home to magnificent Butchart Gardens. End your vacation in exciting Vancouver, where you can shop for souvenirs at lively Granville Market or stroll the beautiful waterfront of Stanley Park.Local Host service in Seattle; Destination Guide; sightseeing and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers to/from ferry terminals
Day #1 Seattle. Arrive in the “Coffee Capital of the USA.” The remainder of the day is yours to start exploring. Why not sample fresh local seafood at a waterfront restaurant tonight?
Day #2 Seattle. A full day to immerse yourself in this vibrant city. Included in your vacation package is admission to the Observation Deck of the SPACE NEEDLE. See the sparkling waters of Puget Sound, magnificent Mount Rainier, and views of Seattle’s skyscrapers. You’ll also enjoy admission to the fascinating CHIHULY GARDEN & GLASS. Here, you’ll find beautiful gardens, the Glasshouse, and the Exhibition Hall created by Washington artist, Dale Chihuly. His glass artwork has adorned venues such as the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, the canals and piazzas of Venice, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Day #3 Seattle–Victoria. Depart Seattle and travel by high-speed FERRY to Vancouver Island and the beautiful city of Victoria. During one day of your stay in Victoria, enjoy an included SIGHTSEEING TOUR showing you the famous landmarks of the city and exploring the fascinating history behind them. Highlights include Chinatown, historic Antique Row, the Inner Harbour, views of Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands, as well as the exclusive residential areas of Uplands and Oak Bay.
Day #4 Victoria. Enjoy a full day to explore more of this charming city. You can explore the fantastic art galleries in Victoria’s downtown, visit impressive Butchart Gardens, relax on a carriage tour, or indulge in Afternoon Tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel. In the evening, why not take a water taxi to one of Vancouver’s popular restaurants?
Day #5 Victoria–Vancouver. Board a FERRY for a picturesque cruise to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Your included 2-day, hop-on/hop-off SIGHTSEEING TOUR is your transportation line to Vancouver’s major attractions, famous gardens, shopping areas, and restaurants. You can enjoy Vancouver’s attractions at your own pace or you may choose to simply enjoy a quick and informative city tour. See downtown, Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more.
Day #6 Vancouver. There’s always something to do in Vancouver and with a full day to explore, the possibilities are endless. Rent a bicycle and discover more than 348,000 miles of bike routes, walk across the thrilling Capilano Suspension Bridge, visit the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, climb Grouse Mountain for spectacular views of the city, or just relax with a glass of cold local ale.
Day #7 Vancouver–Seattle. Travel by motorcoach back to Seattle. The vacation ends at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.