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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Gourmet Lunch Tour

While in port in Vancouver, treat your taste buds to some of the city's most delicious gourmet foods on this small-group shore excursion. This 3-hour lunch tour showcases Vancouver's robust and diverse food culture by taking you to several restaurants, eateries, breweries and wine bars to enjoy five full courses prepared by world-class chefs and local artisans alike. Savor dishes such as Chinese dim sum, pulled pork sandwiches, scallops and salmon tartar, and wash it down with sake, craft beer and wine. Top your meal off with some yummy sweets such as gelato and sorbet.

This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your friendly foodie guide.


  • Gourmet lunch tour in Vancouver
  • Take an easy walk to several popular restaurants, local eateries, bistros, breweries and wine bars
  • Enjoy 12 food tastings of Vancouver's most delicious foods and sweets, plus wine, beer and sake
  • Learn about Vancouver's food culture from your local foodie guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Gourmet Lunch Tour

Wine Tasting During Gourmet Lunch Tour

When your cruise ship docks at the Vancouver port, walk an easy 5 minutes to Downtown Vancouver to start your shore excursion. You'll be greeted by your passionate foodie guide, who'll take you to the city's best bistros, breweries, popular restaurants and local eateries for a great overview of Vancouver's robust food culture. The walking portion of this 3-hour small-group tour is an easy, casually paced 10 blocks. Your lunch will include five full courses of food, plus beer, wine and sake tastings and sweet treats (see below for sample menu).

First, savor dim sum at Kirin Chinese Restaurant, winner of Vancouver’s 'Best Dim Sum' for the sixth consecutive year by Vancouver Magazine. Then take a brief stroll along Vancouver’s gourmet restaurant street and trendy shopping neighborhood to Sutton Place Wine Merchant, where you’ll sip a glass of award-winning 100-mile BC wine accompanied by small bites.

Just across the street lies Ensemble Tap, a beer-centric comfort food eatery run by Canada’s ‘Top Chef’ Dale MacKay. Hear stories about Dale’s Top Chef Canada competition as you sip local craft beer and chow down on his award-winning BBQ pulled pork sandwich made with organic free-range pork. You'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen facilities to discover how this busy restaurant runs so smoothly.

Continue along Granville Street to ShuRaku Sake Bar and Bistro. Throw back some of artisan sake maker’s Junmai Nama Sake, paired with fresh, delectable wild sockeye salmon tartar. Try agedashi tofu, a yummy deep-fried, Japanese-style tofu.

End your meal with a sweet treat: creamy artisanal gelato and sorbetto at Bella Gelateria.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Vancouver port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Sample Tasting Menu (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Steamed prawn and pork dumpling topped with flying-fish roe
  • Sticky rice with pork and dried scallop wrapped in lotus leaf
  • 100-mile BC wine from Domaine de Chaberton Bacchus Estate Winery
  • Trugs spicy red-pepper and white-wine jelly
  • Leslie Stowes' hazelnut and cranberry rainforest crisp
  • Top Chef Canada's award-winning BBQ pulled pork sandwich
  • Red Truck Ale
  • Wild sockeye salmon tartar with tempura seaweed chips
  • Agedashi tofu
  • Junmai Nama sake
  • Salted caramel gelato
  • Meyer lemon sorbetto
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