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Overview

A "Two-Nation Holiday", combining motor coach and cruising attractions in a week long exploration of the Pacific Northwest. Begin in Vancouver, Canada’s gateway to the pacific, stroll through the wonders of Victoria and then set sail for the "Emerald City" of Seattle. This holiday is a comfortable and exhilarating introduction to the beauty of Pacific Coast lifestyles.

Details

Day 1

Vancouver
Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently by city transit service, limousine or taxi to downtown Vancouver. (Transfer not included)
Overnight: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside
Deluxe: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 2

Vancouver
A morning sightseeing tour is an introduction to the natural beauty of Vancouver’s spectacular setting. Visit historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown, the tall timbers and ocean views of the 400-hectare (1000-acre) Stanley Park. Additional sightseeing highlights include Prospect Point, Queen Elizabeth Park and the English Bay Beaches. Before returning to downtown, stop for a panoramic view of the city from Little Mountain. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside
Deluxe: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 3

Vancouver to Victoria
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Travel through the rich farmland of the Fraser River delta, arriving at Tsawwassen, then board a B.C Ferry for a ninety-minute journey through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Leaving the ferry at Swartz Bay, travel south on Saanich Penninsula to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens (admission included). This 20-hectare (50-acre) botanical showcase is famous for its skillful blending of rare and exotic plants and trees mixed with native flora in a colourful and authentic series of formal gardens joined by several paths. Additional sightseeing highlights include the University of Victoria, Royal Victorian Yacht Club, Beacon Hill Park and the attractions of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Upon completion of this tour in the afternoon, the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Deluxe: The Fairmont Empress

Day 4

Victoria
Today, take a boat tour to visit local marine wildlife in their natural setting. This excursion travels round trip from 48 to 80km in search of killer whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. The boat will slow or stop to allow passengers to observe wildlife and take photographs. Upon completion of the cruise, the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Deluxe: The Fairmont Empress

Day 5

Victoria to Seattle
This morning, transfer via taxi (included) to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, and board the high-speed Victoria Clipper (catamaran) for a three-hour cruise to Seattle, Washington, USA. The Victoria Clipper is a direct link between downtown Victoria and downtown Seattle and offers magnificent views of mountains, seascapes and coastal towns. Upon arrival at Seattle’s Pier 69, transfer via taxi to your selected hotel (taxi transfer included).
Overnight: Red Lion on Fifth Avenue
Deluxe: The Fairmont Olympic

Day 6

Seattle
Today, take a tour of the neighborhoods that make Seattle unique. A short stop at the Hiram Chittenden Locks gives plenty of time to get up close and personal with the Emerald City. Experience the local point of view, including the international district, Lakes Union and Washington , University of Washington, unique floating and drawbridges, Fisherman’s Terminal, Queen Anne neighbourhood and Kerry Park.
Overnight: Red Lion on Fifth Avenue
Deluxe: The Fairmont Olympic

Day 7

Seattle to Vancouver
Today is at leisure until your taxi transfer (included) to the Amtrak Station to board a scheduled service motor coach transfer to Vancouver. This tour concludes with your arrival in Vancouver. You may choose to be dropped at the Vancouver International Airport or at a downtown Vancouver hotel (hotel accommodation this evening is not included).

Day 8

Arrive back to Dublin

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines.
  • Accommodation in hotels as described above or similar standard
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Admission to the Butchart Gardens
  • Whale watching cruise in Victoria (seasonal)
  • Taxi transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Scenic cruise through the Strait of Georgia on B.C Ferries
  • Scenic cruise through the San Juan Islands and Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Victoria Clipper
  • Scheduled transfer from Seattle to Vancouver
  • Luggage handling at hotels.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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