An incredible way to experience British Columbia’s capital and surrounds, this trip connects cosmopolitan Vancouver with historic and hip Victoria by both air and sea. Conveniently departing from downtown Vancouver aboard a sleek, modern catamaran, enjoy a scenic crossing with local cuisine and wine, free Wi-Fi and your own comfortable leather seat.
Combined into one luxurious 3-day trip, travel time will be spent aboard the stylish V2V Empress. Watch for whales, eagles and seals as you journey through the pristine Southern Gulf Islands, then arrive to Victoria’s inner harbor and your accommodation: the Fairmont Empress. This landmark building commands a regal presence in the city and overlooks the cobblestone streets where your food tour takes place.
Indulge in delicious Canadian treats, explore the world-famous Butchart Gardens and return to Vancouver by seaplane for an entirely new perspective.
The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.
Day 01 Vancouver to Victoria (Ferry)
This morning depart Downtown Vancouver aboard the V2V Ferry to Victoria, British Columbia's capital city located on Vancouver Island. During your comfortable 3.5 hour journey across the Georgia Strait, enjoy views of the beautiful Gulf Islands from either the outside sundeck or comfortable indoors. Arrive to Victoria’s downtown harbor and spend the remainder of your day exploring this charming city at your leisure.
Day 02 Eat Like a Canadian Tour
This morning is free to explore Victoria. In the afternoon, embark on the Eat Like a Canadian Tour, stopping at 7 local hotspots and tasting treats such as candied salmon, poutine, and Nanaimo bars. You will learn about what makes Canadian food different, hear stories about the history of Victoria, see beautiful nature and architecture in the downtown core and meet the locals and business owners that make Canada thrive today.
Day 03 Private Victoria Sightseeing Tour
This morning enjoy a 4 hour private guided tour of Victoria. Highlights can include the Legislative Buildings, Beacon Hill Park, Mile Zero, and the residential areas of both Uplands and Oak Bay. Continue to Butchart Gardens (admission included) and spend time wandering through the beautifully-landscaped grounds. Return to downtown Victoria and depart mid afternoon on a scenic floatplane flight to Coal Harbour in Downtown Vancouver.
This package is available until late September, so plan for when the kids have returned to school and local festivals and markets make the cities vibrant.
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