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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise City Tour with Port Drop Off

Have a few hours to kill in Vancouver before your cruise? Then opt for a Vancouver City Highlights Tour and uncover the best of the beautiful capital of British Columbia before being transported directly to the cruise terminal to join your ship! Your luggage is transported with you so there is no need to worry about taxis or transfers.


  • Discover the best of Vancouver in four hours!
  • Receive free transportation to your port and free luggage transfer
  • Explore famous Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and Canada Place
  • Stop at Stanley Park to see the historic totem poles and get a bird's-eye view of Burrard Inlet from Prospect Point
  • Take in the views of English Bay and Vancouver Harbor
  • Wander around Granville Island, and visit artists' studios and sample delicious culinary delights at Granville Island Public Market

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What You Can Expect

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise City Tour with Port Drop Off

Vancouver City Skyline

Begin your day at Gastown, Vancouver's historic district where you'll stroll down the cobbled streets and explore the 19th century buildings. Next, head to Vancouver's Chinatown, one of North America largest Chinatown and soak in the lively cultural atmosphere. Then, you'll go to Robson Street, Vancouver's famous shopping district in the heart of downtown Vancouver. At the Canada Place, see the beautiful panoramic sails by the water and architectural landmark of Vancouver.

Take a stop at Brockton Point in Stanley Park to see the nine historic totem poles built by the First People in British Columbia. These stunning pieces of artworks reflect the rich culture of the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest. You'll take a walk in the forest and ascend to Prospect Point, the highest point of Stanley Park, and get amazing scenic views of the North Shore Mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge, and Burrand Inlet. You'll also pass by English Bay, Vancouver's famous sunbathing region destination, and Vancouver Harbor.

You'll also take a stop at Granville Island and venture to Granville's Public Market where you'll find a variety of stalls selling beautiful homemade goods and gastronomic masterpieces. Explore the eclectic art scene by meeting and chatting with artists in their shops and viewing their unique creations made from glass to textiles.

Finally, you'll conclude your Vancouver City Highlights experience at the lookout viewing deck high atop the Vancouver Lookout to get a 360-degree view of Vancouver. The glass elevator will lift you up 430 feet skyward from the street level in just 40 seconds. The view from the top will leave you breathless.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Vancouver for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour of the city with a very informative guide .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was great and the driver had a lot of information. She was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

FIrst of all they were on time picking us up at the hotel. Our tour guide was friendly, informative, and great. For us this was a this was a pre-cruise tour, and was great way to get to know the basics about the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Nice quick tour of Vancouver with hotel pickup and luggage drop off. Well organized and a nice day pre cruise morning!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good value

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Picked us up at our hotel on time in a comfortable, air conditioned shuttle. We very much enjoyed the tour and sights of Vancouver. The tour guide, Gavin, was fun to be with and had interesting facts and stories to share about Vancouver. At the end of the tour he dropped us off right at the cruise port and even checked in our luggage for us too, which was very convenient!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great trip! Great driver! Thanks for taking our luggage to the cruise ship, saved us a lot of lugging! Very interesting narration and views.
Thanks again for making our all too short stay in Vancouver a success. We'll use Viator again!

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