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Vancouver Island Escorted Tour

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Tofino
  • Campbell River
  • 9 nights from
  • £4,059 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1320

    • Book by 29th February and save £100 per booking

Holiday Overview

Vancouver Island Escorted Tour

This itinerary offers an unforgettable exploration of the highlights of Vancouver Island. Begin by exploring the capital city of British Columbia Victoria with a tour of the famous Butchart Gardens. Afterwards traveling up to Tofino for a relaxing 3-night stay renowned for it's whale watching and surfing in British Columbia. The drive along the Pacific Rim Highway presents awe-inspiring vistas of the rugged coastline and lush rainforests. Continuing the journey, you will venture to Northern Vancouver Island, renowned for its untamed beauty, offering solitude, secluded beaches, and captivating glimpses of wildlife thriving in their natural habitats.

Vancouver Island Escorted Tour includes:

  • Return Flights
  • 9 Night's Hotel Accommodation
  • Small Coach Transportation
  • Experienced, Fun & Friendly Guide
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • BC Ferries
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Sea Cider Tasting in Victoria
  • Admission to Malahat SkyWalk
  • Visit to Big Tree Trail
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Day 1 - UK to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver making your own way to your hotel. If you require a private transfer please ask your consultant. 

(Pre night before joining escorted tour)

Featured accommodation

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

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Day 2 - Vancouver to Victoria

This morning check out of your Vancouver hotel, making your own way to Canada Place the pickup point for your escorted tour.

Today is the beginning of the escorted tour. After arriving onto the coach, you will begin your journey to Victoria taking the scenic ferry through the Gulf Islands. Once arrived in Victoria your first stop will be to Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens. After the gardens you will have the opportunity to taste some local cider.

Checking into your hotel in the evening, with free time to explore the city.

Featured accommodation

Grand Pacific Hotel

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Day 3 - Victoria

Begin your day with a guided tour of Victoria, highlights on the tour includes Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, Fisherman’s Warf and Government Street. After your guided tour you will have your own free time to explore Victoria at leisure, enjoy a stroll along Government Street or visit the Royal BC Museum or enjoy afternoon tea at Fairmont Empress Royal.

 

Featured accommodation

Grand Pacific Hotel

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Day 4 - Victoria to Tofino

An early start this morning checking out of your Victoria hotel for your drive along the Malahat Highway where you can enjoy the beautiful views over the Southern Gulf Islands. Along the way making a stop at Malahat SkyWalk a 600 metre-long elevated walkway through the expansive Arbutus and Douglas Fir Forest. The walk leads you to a spiralling tower which rises 250 metres above sea level providing 360 views of the islands, inlet, fjords, forest and mountains in two countries.

A second stop along the way will be at Duncan for a short tour of the City of Totems and some time to get yourself some lunch. Arriving at Tofino in the evening.

Featured accommodation

Tofino Resort + Marina

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Day 5 - Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

In the morning you will have the option to join your guide for a hike for a hike on Tofino’s magnificent beaches including Long Beach or enjoy some free time.

Today take a Water Taxi trip over to Meares Island to visit the Big Tree Trail- the home to some of the largest old growth trees in British Columbia. Meares Island holds cultural and spiritual significance for the Tla-o-qui-aht people, who have inhabited the region for thousands of years. The island is known as "Waa'kas" in the Nuu-chah-nulth language, which means "mountain in the sea," and it is considered a sacred place.

Evening at leisure. 

Featured accommodation

Tofino Resort + Marina

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Day 6 - Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

Today you have a few different options of which activity you would like to join in this morning. You can enjoy a boat cruise to Hot Springs Cove, kayaking, surfing, hiking through one of the many rainforest trails or simply relax on the beach.

Spending the rest of the evening at leisure.

 

Featured accommodation

Tofino Resort + Marina

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Day 7 - Tofino to Campbell River

This morning you will depart Tofino travelling towards the east coast of Vancouver Island to Campbell River. On route you will have the opportunity to vist Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park . After a brief walk stopping for lunch at Coombs Market famously known for the goat on the rooftop. Here there is plenty of fresh produce, sandwiches and ice cream in town for you to enjoy.

Arriving at Campbell River in the evening.

 

Featured accommodation

Painters Lodge Campbell River

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Day 8 - Northern Vancouver Island

In the morning you have some freedom of choice of activities you can choose from including kayaking, fishing and whale watching. There is an option to do a full Grizzly Bear Expedition in the Toba Valley. (Available from September 1st to October 15th)

In the afternoon you can visit Elk Falls Provincial Park and explore the extensive network of walking and hiking trails including Elk Falls Suspension Bridge and enjoy a walk on the elevated cantilevered viewing platform that offers an amazing view of Elk Falls.

 

Featured accommodation

Painters Lodge Campbell River

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Day 9 - Campbell River - Nanaimo - Vancouver

In the morning departing Campbell River making your way back to Vancouver. On route you will make a stop at Morningstar Farm in Parksville a great stop to enjoy some seasonal lunch. Also have the opportunity to stop at Nanaimo for a walk along the Harbourfront before retuning to cross the ferry at 3:55pm, arriving back into Vancouver at approximately 6:30pm. 

From Canada Place making your own way to your Vancouver hotel. 

 

Featured accommodation

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

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Day 10 - Vancouver to UK

Today marks the end of your escorted tour, checking out of your Vancouver hotel making your own way to the airport for your onward flight.

Alternatively, you can extend your Canada holiday by adding on VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer and explore the Canadian Rockies!

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