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

Highlights

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

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

Excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great tour, and no problems getting to the cruise ship on time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Wonderful and a great guide who was very entertaining and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Although it was raining the morning of our tour (not the tour company's fault) and the shuttle was a few minutes later than they said (again, there were circumstances out of their control), the tour itself was excellent. The shuttle was clean: the guide was personable and knowledgeable. It might have been nice to spend a little more time in some places, but this was a wonderful way for my companions and I to get picked up from our hotel, see some of the highlights of Vancouver, and get dropped off at our cruise ship. We didn't have to worry about luggage, either. The tour company delivered all of it to our ship and it was waiting in our staterooms when we arrived onboard.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

A great intro to Vancouver when time is limited by the need to board ship. Not having to worry about our luggage was a bonus

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