Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island
Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island
Tofino, Vancouver Island
Tofino, Vancouver Island
Sunset views over Tofino
Sunset views over Tofino
Parliament Buildings in Victoria
Parliament Buildings in Victoria
Parliament Building, Butchart Gardens & Campbell River
Parliament Building, Butchart Gardens & Campbell River
Panorama of Vancouver
Panorama of Vancouver

Vancouver Island Premium Tour - Small Group Tour

10 nights from €3,999 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure exploring the wonders of Vancouver Island on this 10-night small group tour with a maximum of 22 people. Commence your journey with a breathtaking BC Ferries voyage from Vancouver to the provinincial capital city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, where you'll stay for two nights. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the renowned Butchart Gardens and relish ample time to discover the city at your own pace. Delight in a 3-night stay in the fun seaside resort of Tofino, British Columbia's premier destination for whale watching and surfing. Traverse the scenic Pacific Rim Highway, revelling in its awe-inspiring vistas of the rugged coastline and verdant rainforests. The expedition then meanders to Northern Vancouver Island, celebrated for its unspoiled magnificence, offering guests solitude, hidden beaches, and enchanting glimpses of wildlife in their natural habitat. (TM/ DC)

Highlights

  • Revel in the exquisite beauty of the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, brimming with vibrant floral displays and stunning landscapes.
  • Indulge in a delightful cider tasting experience at Sea Cider, savouring a variety of refreshing flavours in a picturesque setting.
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views at the Malahat SkyWalk offering 360-degree panoramas of the surrounding islands from the top of the 10-story spiral tower lookout overlooking inlets, fjords, forests, and mountains.
  • Discover the rugged beauty of the Pacific Rim National Park, encompassing a diverse ecosystem of rainforests, beaches, and dramatic coastal scenery.
  • Enjoy a visit to Coombs Market, famous for its rooftop goat, and traverse the scenic Coastal Highway 19A, offering picturesque views of coastal communities and landscapes.
  • Venture through the stunning Elk Falls Provincial Park, and marvel at the breathtaking views from the suspension bridge, providing a unique perspective of Elk Falls and the surrounding natural beauty.

Itinerary Overview

Fly into Vancouver 2 pre-nights – Victoria 2 nights – Tofino 3 nights – Campbell River 2 nights – Vancouver 1 post-night - Fly home

Tour departs between July - Sept. Speak to our sales experts today to discuss your tour.

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  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1 and 2

Vancouver

Fly into Vancouver and stay for two memorable nights before the start of your escorted tour. A vibrant city offering a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, culinary delights, and breathtaking urban landscapes. Immerse yourself in the city's diverse attractions, from Stanley Park's natural splendour to the bustling streets of Gastown, ensuring an unforgettable stay in this dynamic metropolis.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown or similar

Day 3

Vancouver – Victoria

Commence your adventure from downtown Vancouver at 9:15 am. Revel in the picturesque Gulf Islands during a scenic ferry ride to Vancouver Island. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the renowned Butchart Gardens upon arrival. After this you will go on a delightful tour at Sea Cider, followed by a delightful cider tasting. Check into your conveniently situated hotel in downtown Victoria and enjoy the evening at your leisure, exploring the city's charms.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Pacific or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Victoria

Indulge in an enriching Victoria City tour this morning, featuring a comprehensive exploration of Beacon Hill Park, the vibrant Chinatown, the historic Fan Tan Alley, the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf, and the iconic Government Street. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, whether you opt for a leisurely stroll along the enchanting Government Street or an insightful visit to the renowned Royal BC Museum. How about elevating your experience by savouring an optional exquisite Afternoon Tea at the prestigious Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Pacific or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Victoria – Tofino

Start your day with an early departure from your hotel, driving along the picturesque Malahat Highway offering stunning views of the Southern Gulf Islands. Make a stop at the Malahat SkyWalk, Vancouver Island's latest outdoor marvel. Experience a 600-meter elevated walkway through a sprawling Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest, leading to a remarkable 10-story spiral tower lookout rising 250 meters above sea level and relish 360-degree views. Pause in Duncan for a tour around the City of Totems. Conclude the day with an evening arrival in Tofino, checking into your hotel. Your guide will offer insights on the hotel's excellent amenities and recommend the finest dining spots for the evening.

Overnight: Tofino Resort + Marina or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park

Today, venture into Tofino's natural marvels, including the renowned Long Beach and the option for a guided hike. Explore The Naa’Waya’Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens, spanning a captivating 10-acre coastal rainforest. Wander the enchanting trail system, offering glimpses of an important bird area. Pause at covered viewpoints for reflection. Immerse yourself in the art exhibit, witnessing Nuu’chah’nulth artisans at work, showcasing their rich heritage. Interact with master artists for a unique learning experience. Conclude the day with a serene evening, basking in the peaceful ambiance.

Overnight: Tofino Resort + Marina or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park

Today offers a full day of possibilities, allowing you to participate in a host of exhilarating activities such as embarking on a boat cruise to Hot Springs Cove, indulging in kayaking or surfing, trekking through the lush rainforest trails, or simply unwinding on the pristine beach. The evening presents ample free time to leisurely explore the charming town of Tofino, ensuring you make the most of your time in this captivating locale.

Overnight: Tofino Resort + Marina or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Tofino – Campbell River

Leave your Tofino hotel in the morning, heading back to the east coast of Vancouver Island. Enjoy a stop at the renowned Coombs Market for a delightful lunch, offering fresh produce, sandwiches, and the island's best ice cream and goats on the rooftop! Continue on Coastal Highway 19A, passing coastal communities and scenic landscapes, with dinner in Comox. Arrive at your peaceful overnight stay in Campbell River, where you can unwind, watch the sunset, and enjoy the tranquil resort.

Overnight: Painter's Lodge, Trademark Collection by Wyndham or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 9

Campbell River

Enjoy a leisurely morning with an array of activities to choose from, such as kayaking, fishing, and whale watching. Opt for a full-day Grizzly Bear Expedition into the Toba Valley (available from Sept. 1 - Oct. 15). Discover Elk Falls Provincial Park, exploring its intricate network of walking and hiking trails, including the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge. Conclude the day with free time for dinner upon your return to the hotel.

Overnight: Painter's Lodge, Trademark Collection by Wyndham or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Campbell River – Nanaimo – Vancouver

Begin your morning departure from Campbell River. Make a stop at Morningstar Farm in Parksville, a local food hub with self-guided tours, a farmgate store, a seasonal "calfé," a petting farm, and trails to explore. In Nanaimo, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Harbourfront and savour a delicious Nanaimo Bar, a sweet treat beloved by many. In the afternoon, board the ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay. Anticipate your return to downtown Vancouver around 6:30 pm.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown or similar

Day 11

Vancouver

Fly home

  • Return International flights
  • 2 nights pre-tour and 1 night post-tour accommodation in Vancouver
  • 7 nights small group tour with accommodation throughout
  • Mini coach transportation throughout tour
  • Tour guide
  • 7 breakfasts
  • BC Ferry crossing from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Guided Tour of Sea Cider with cider tasting
  • Malahat SkyWalk
  • Admission to The Naa’Waya’Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens (formerly the Tofino Botanical Gardens)
  • Admission to Pacific Rim National Park
  • Visit Elk Falls Provincial Park, suspension bridge and view Elk Falls

What's not included

Airport transfers
Meals unless stated
Optional excursions
Supplement for first, second or third row seats on mini-coach throughout tour

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