Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler Highlights

7 days from $2 794 pp*
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As humpback whales breech in the pristine waters off Vancouver Island and majestic bald eagles soar overhead, take a moment to breath in the fresh sea air and reflect on the incredible natural paradise that lies before you.

Soak up the sights of Vancouver from high above the city skyline aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride across the Lions Gate Bridge from the CBD; meet the grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife on the North Shore; and walk across the world’s longest suspension bridge through the forest canopy. Travel to the world-renowned ski village of Whistler via the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway and take in views of the picture-perfect Howe Sound and soaring, 1000-feet Shannon Falls. You’ll also board a sea plane from Vancouver for a breath-taking scenic flight to the beautiful city of Victoria where you’ll explore the town’s British colonial history, immaculate gardens and imposing Craigdarroch Castle, and embark on a memorable whale-watching cruise. ... Show More »

An experienced team of knowledgeable local guides and private drivers will reveal all the secrets of some of Canada’s most impressive natural wonders on a trip that draws together the mountains, the sea and the city in one irresistible package. You’ll also enjoy the country’s finest accommodation at a collection of high-end city hotels and harbor-side retreats that showcase the best of Canada’s warm hospitality.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Vancouver
    Vancouver
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (with Meet & Greet) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
  • Day 2 Vancouver
    Vancouver
    • Private - 1/2 Day North Shore, Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain (6 Hrs.) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
  • Day 3 Vancouver to Victoria
    Vancouver to Victoria
    • Vancouver - Victoria [40 min] -
    • Shared - Whale Watching by Zodiac (3 hrs) - Zodiac/Guide
  • Day 4 Victoria
    Victoria
    • Shared - 1/2 Day Butchart Gardens - Coach/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 5 Victoria to Whistler
    Victoria to Whistler
    • Victoria - Whistler [55 min ] - Floatplane
    • Shared - Whistler Blackcomb's Peak 2 Peak Sightseeing Experience (2hrs)
  • Day 6 Whistler
    Whistler
    • Shared - Tree Trek Canopy Walk (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 7 Whistler
    Whistler
    • Whistler - Vancouver [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Vancouver

Enjoy a private transfer with a professional driver who will meet you in the International Reception Lobby (IRL) located outside of customs.

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere.

Vancouver
Vancouver
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver

Enjoy a half day (6 hrs) private tour discovering the outskirts of Vancouver in North Shore where you will get into stunning nature in the area of Grouse Mountain. After being picked up at your hotel, you will cross Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore, see Cleveland Dam and Capilano Reservoir, the source of Vancouver’s drinking water, get to experience Grouse Mountain Skyride where you rise to a viewpoint of 1200 metres (3,700 feet) above the city in an enclosed gondola. At different times of the year there are special exhibitions on such as a lumberjack show, grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, theatre presentations, sleigh rides, ice skating, and a great view (admission included). Then brace yourself for the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park (admission included). Cross the world’s longest suspension foot bridge and experience the new “Treetops Adventure” forest canopy walkway. Then enjoy the atmosphere at Lonsdale Quay - a market for shopping, with crafts, as well as seafood etc. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)
Vancouver with Grouse Mountain background
Vancouver with Grouse Mountain background

Day 3: Vancouver - Victoria

Take a scenic flight on a floatplane from Vancouver to Victoria. The flight time takes about 40 minutes.

Enjoy an exhilarating shared three hour whale watching tour on board a fast speed zodiac. Zodiacs or "Rigid Hull Inflatable" are world known for their excellent design and safety. Before boarding, you will be fitted with a Coast Guard approved neck to ankle "cruiser suit". These suits provide comfort, safety and protection from the elements and are worn over your street clothing. The 12 passenger Zodiacs are powered with twin engines and are equipped with high tech safety equipment, as well as Hydrophones (our onboard acoustic system to hear beneath the vessel). After having been assisted onboard your 28 foot vessel, you will be offered gloves, goggles and sunscreen should weather conditions require. After a safety briefing and questions/ comments with your Shipper, off you go! Orcas (or Killer Whales) are commonly seen in the local waters off Victoria in April, May, June, July, August and September, and there is over 97% probability of seeing Orcas in the summer months. Other marine life you may encounter are Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, Minke Whales, Dall’s Porpoise and Harbour Porpoise! Bald Eagles soar above the seas and Sea Birds fly close to the water looking for food. You may have an opportunity, if the conditions are right, to listen to the Orcas in the area with the onboard hydrophones which pick up the actual sounds (such as clicks and whistles) that the Orcas make when they are socializing. This is sure to be an exciting and fun excursion!

Accommodation: Fairmont Empress

Regarded on the Condé Nast Gold List and Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels of the World, The Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria sits majestically in Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour and vibrant city centre. Since 1908, it has been Vancouver Island's most celebrated resort. The Fairmont Empress Hotel's Victoria accommodations feature luxuriously appointed non-smoking guest rooms and suites, with magnificent views of the City, Garden, Courtyard or spectacular Inner Harbour. With a selection of unique guestroom sizes and wide array of Victoria luxury hotel accommodations to suit every taste, this landmark Fairmont property is a tribute to classic elegance in accommodation.

Victoria
Victoria
Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Empress

Day 4: Victoria

Experience the Butchart Gardens, one of the most famous attraction in Victoria on this self-guided tour. Stroll along winding paths through 50acres of fragrant blossoms, and enchanting themed gardens, streams and lily ponds. . The gardens receive more than a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown. In December, 2009 the Children's Pavilion and the Rose Carousel were opened. The menagerie includes thirty animals ranging from bears, to horses, to ostriches, to zebras and mirrors the world from which The Gardens draws its visitors. The designs were hand picked by the owner, in consultation with an artist from North Carolina. The carvings were done by some of the few remaining carvers of carousel art. Each animal is carved from basswood and took many months to complete. The tour includes return shared transfer to Victoria City center.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Empress
Butchart Gardens
Butchart Gardens

Day 5: Victoria - Whistler

Take a scenic floatplane from Victoria to Whistler today.

Travelers to Whistler won’t want to miss a chance to fly like an eagle and travel the breathtaking 4.4km span between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola offers unparalleled views of these spectacular mountains and this engineering marvel joins an exclusive club that includes the Grand Canyon Skywalk as the ultimate in sightseeing adventures. Among PEAK 2 PEAK’s record-breaking achievements are the longest continuous lift system, the longest unsupported lift span between towers at 3.02km and the highest distance above a valley floor at 436m (1,427ft) over the Fitzimmons Creek. 

Accommodation: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*)

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*) allows for adventure and relaxation year round. Voted Canada's #1 Golf and #1 Ski Resort by the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this hotel defines mountain luxury. With ski-in and ski-out convenience and on-site golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark offers a modern alpine setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities. For the ultimate indulgence, be sure to plan an escape to the Vida Wellness Spa.

Whistler
Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 6: Whistler

This Canopy Walk is perfect for those who would like to experience the stunning treetop vistas of the river valley, but aren’t quite adventurous enough to take the Ziptrek. Embark on fully guided ecology based tour that takes guests through the treetops on a series of suspension bridges and observation platforms. While on course guests are able to see first hand the varieties of forest composition between the ancient, old growth forests and the second generation forests also in the area. This is the ideal site for interactive learning and outdoor adventure exploration - come discover secrets of the ancient rain forest from your bird’s eye view in the treetops of magnificent cedars.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*)
Tree Trek
Tree Trek

Day 7: Whistler

Enjoy a private transfer from Whistler to downtown Vancouver. The transfer time is approximately 2 hours.

Accommodation:
Blackcomb mountain looming in the background
Blackcomb mountain looming in the background
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*): Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Empress : Victoria

Regarded on the Condé Nast Gold List and Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels of the World, The Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria sits majestically in Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour and vibrant city centre. Since 1908, it has been Vancouver Island's most celebrated resort. The Fairmont Empress Hotel's Victoria accommodations feature luxuriously appointed non-smoking guest rooms and suites, with magnificent views of the City, Garden, Courtyard or spectacular Inner Harbour. With a selection of unique guestroom sizes and wide array of Victoria luxury hotel accommodations to suit every taste, this landmark Fairmont property is a tribute to classic elegance in accommodation.

Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Empress

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*): Whistler

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*) allows for adventure and relaxation year round. Voted Canada's #1 Golf and #1 Ski Resort by the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this hotel defines mountain luxury. With ski-in and ski-out convenience and on-site golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark offers a modern alpine setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities. For the ultimate indulgence, be sure to plan an escape to the Vida Wellness Spa.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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