Essential Vancouver - Private Tour: The Essential Vancouver Tour is the best way to see this beautiful West Coast city in short time. This four-hour excursion through the most beautiful city in the world will include stops at:
Stanley Park – This is the largest city-owned park in Canada. As you drive through the park you’ll see the seawall, beautiful beaches, the Totem Poles which are a collection of poles from different First Nations cultures throughout the province and spectacular views of Vancouver.
Granville Island Market – both a locals’ favorite and a huge draw for visitors. The market sits just south of the downtown peninsula, right under the Granville Bridge. It acts as a hub of activity, but it’s also one of the city’s most important cultural districts with theatres, artisan workshops and craft studios.
Gastown – Designated a National Historic Site in 2009, this area is a one-of-a-kind experience for both visitors and locals alike. Visit the famous Gastown Steam Clock where every hour on the hour, the steam-powered 5-metre (17-foot) tall clock plays the Westminster chimes on four whistles and sends steam shooting out of the top just like a locomotive.
Historic Chinatown – Vancouver’s Chinatown is North America’s second largest Chinese-centered area. Both a bustling commercial district and an important historic center, this area is a testament to both the history of Chinese-Canadians in Vancouver and of Vancouver itself.
Robson Street – Shopping is what Robson Street is famous for! Here you’ll find most of the major North American fashion brands, along with a lively mix of accessories, home wares, and beauty stores.
English Bay – With the ocean and beach at your fingertips and the snowcapped mountains in the background, it would be hard to find a more beautiful location in any city in the world!
Vancouver Harbor – At the waterfront you’ll witness busy marinas and watch tugs and sailing boats as they cruise through the harbor.
Yaletown – This is one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhoods – a district that’s filled with great restaurants and bars, shopping and entertainment, and gorgeous views.
At the conclusion of this tour we will bring you back to your hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel from hotels in Downtown Vancouver, Downtown Victoria, Whilster and Downtown Seattle .
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am or 2pm.
Languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Others: Parents traveling with infants will need to pay a supplement.