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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Discover British Columbia’s Okanagan region with a 4-day tour round-trip from Vancouver. Wine lovers will especially love the winery tours and tastings, but anyone with an appreciation of nature will enjoy the beautiful alpine surroundings, including the drive along the Fraser River and three nights of accommodation on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Explore the town of Kelowna; enjoy Okanagan wine, cheese and other gourmet fare; and visit natural wonders like Hell’s Gate.

Highlights

  • 4-day Okanagan tour from Vancouver
  • Spend three nights in Kelowna, on the shores of Okanagan Lake
  • Choose one of two winery tours to sample Okanagan wine and enjoy a vineyard lunch
  • Travel through Fraser Canyon and over Coquihalla Pass
  • Enjoy free time to relax on the beach or explore Kelowna
  • Visit area attractions like Fort Langley National Historic Site and Hell's Gate on the Fraser River
  • Accommodation at the waterfront Manteo Resort included

What You Can Expect

4-Day Tour to Kelowna from Vancouver Including Okanagan Winery Tour

Sip a local wine and enjoy the breath-taking views of Lake Okanagan

Your 4-day tour to Kelowna, round-trip from Vancouver, includes three nights of accommodation at the Manteo Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake. It boasts a private beach, three swimming pools, on-site dining and a water park for kids.

Day 2 offers a choice of wine and food tours — please choose which you want to take when you make your booking. Option 1, the Winery Sampler Tour, focuses on bigger, more widely known estate wineries; Option 2, the Eastside Bench Tour, introduces you to smaller, more local wineries.

Three breakfasts and three lunches are included; you have free time to enjoy other meals at your leisure.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver – Kelowna (L)
After morning pickup in downtown Vancouver, start the 240-mile (390-km) drive east toward Kelowna. Drive for about an hour before stopping at Fort Langley National Historic Site, a former fur trading post built in the mid-1800s that’s often called the birthplace of British Columbia. Take a look at its historical buildings — one original and several reconstructed — and enjoy the demonstrations and displays, including blacksmithing, barrel making and panning for gold.

Back on the road, the next stretch of your drive takes you through the lush Fraser delta region and over Coquihalla Pass. Follow the Fraser River on your way to the small town of Harrison Hot Springs, where you’ll have lunch at Morgan’s Bistro. Enjoy dishes like asparagus soup, Italian salad, grilled eggplant, braised chicken, or tomato and cheese tart, followed by something sweet such as a chocolate torte or crème brûlée.

With a full stomach, continue your journey toward Kelowna, making your way up the Coquihalla Highway into ranching country. Take a quick break at the Merritt Visitor Centre to stretch your legs and learn a bit about the British Columbia ranches that date back to 1880.

Back on your coach, head east into the Okanagan Valley wine region, where you’ll stop at a local vineyard for the first tour and wine tasting of your 4-day adventure.

Finally, arrive in Kelowna in the evening. At check-in, receive your tour package that includes any necessary vouchers and a detailed itinerary. Then spend the rest of the night on your own, enjoying dinner (own expense) in town.

Overnight: Manteo Resort in Kelowna

Day 2: Kelowna (B, L)
Start your morning with a full buffet breakfast at the hotel before heading out on your chosen tour for the day. Both last four hours.

Option 1: Winery Sampler Tour
Depart the hotel mid-morning for a wine-filled day in the Kelowna, Naramata Bench and South Okanagan areas. Stop at three or four wineries, depending on how much time you spend at each. Potential wineries include Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Quail’s Gate Estate Winery, Mt Boucherie Estate Winery and Little Straw Vineyards.

During your winery visits, learn about the art of winemaking, browse the selection of gifts and souvenirs available, and, of course, sample wine! You’ll have a gourmet lunch at Old Vines, the vineyard restaurant at Quail’s Gate. Dine on the patio that overlooks the vineyard, and enjoy views of Okanagan Lake.

Option 2: Eastside Bench Tour
After departing your hotel in the late morning, your day in the Eastside Bench region starts at Carmelis Artisan Goat Cheese Farm for a pre-wine sample of artisan cheeses. Gelato is also available for purchase if you so desire.

Your in-depth wine tour of local wineries includes tastings at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Tantalus Winery. You’ll also enjoy lunch at a vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake.

Both wine tours will have you back at your hotel in the afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own and have dinner (own expense).

Overnight: Manteo Resort in Kelowna

Day 3: Kelowna (B)
After another full buffet breakfast, enjoy a free day to experience Kelowna however you wish. Maybe take a walk along the shores of Okanagan Lake, or shop for souvenirs in the city center. Check out more vineyards on your own if you didn’t get your fill of wineries yesterday, or just relax at the hotel, hanging out on the private beach or at the swimming pool.

Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.

Overnight: Manteo Resort in Kelowna

Day 4: Kelowna – Hell’s Gate – Vancouver (B, L)
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast at your hotel before departing in the morning for the drive back to Vancouver. Stop once again at the Merritt Visitor Centre to stretch your legs, and then follow Trans-Canada Highway 1 along the Fraser River and into Fraser Canyon.

Make a stop at Hell’s Gate, a narrow spot on the Fraser River where 200 million gallons of water per minute plunge through a gorge that's only 110 feet wide (34 meters). Descend from the highway aboard a 25-passenger gondola, and then head to the observation points for views.

Have lunch at Hell’s Gate (you’ll receive a $15 voucher toward food or souvenirs) before re-boarding your coach for the final stretch into Vancouver, where you’ll arrive in the late afternoon.
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