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Take advantage of your stopover in Vancouver with a half-day city sightseeing tour! By coach, your local guide will escort you to top attractions such as Gastown, Robson Street, Granville Island and Chinatown. Wind through the verdant trails of Stanley Park, see First Nations totem poles at Brockton Point, and head to the top of the Vancouver Lookout for panoramic views of the city and its mountainous backdrop. Then head to meet your ship! 

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

Your 4-hour city tour begins with morning pickup at your central Vancouver hotel or Canada Place Cruise Terminal. Climb aboard the coach for a guided trip, beginning with historic Gastown. Cruise down cobbled streets and take in the atmosphetic 19th-century architecture on your way to Chinatown, boasting the largest Chinese population outside of China!

Continue to Robson Street, where bustling eateries mingle with upscale retailers and independent boutiques, and to Canada Place. From your comfortable vantage point, admire the flying white sails dotting the harbor before leaving the urban center for Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre (405-hectare) oasis of 500,000 cedar, fir and hemlock trees. Take in gorgeous views of the North Shore Mountains, Lions Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet, and marvel at First Nations totem poles in Brockton Point. 

After your park tour, skip across the water to Granville Island, where you’ll have time to explore the colorful Public Market. Browse eclectic stalls selling art, handmade goods, coffee and a range of delectable foods – a great place to buy lunch!

End your tour at the Vancouver Lookout atop Harbour Center. Take the high-speed elevator straight to the observation deck — more than 550 feet (169 meters) up! — and quietly soak up the grandeur of the Vancouver and British Columbia.

Your tour ends with drop-off at the Vancouver Cruise Terminal in the afternoon.

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. Your luggage will be transported with you, so no need to store it prior to the tour. 

Customer Reviews

terence.patterson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour of the city with a very informative guide .

SANDRA K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

Rafael C

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.

Keith M

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!

Silviec

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good value

Sarah B

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!

Santoshni P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Clive P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent

Clive P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent

ceilonline

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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