7 Day Seattle, Victoria & Vancouver
7 days with
Gate 1 Travel
DAY 1, Tuesday - Arrive in Seattle
Welcome to Seattle on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, magnificently surrounded by water, mountains and lush evergreen forests. Transfer independently to the hotel. Time to settle in before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the adventure that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink together. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.
DAY 2, Wednesday – Space Needle & Chihuly Gardens
The day begins with an ascent to Seattle's iconic Space Needle, a legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair, with its astonishing 360-degree vistas of the city, the nearby mountain ranges, bustling waterfront and looming Mt. Rainier. Continue to the nearby Chihuly Garden & Glasshouse to view the comprehensive collection of mastered glass sculptures of artist Dale Chihuly including an expansive 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of red, orange, yellow and amber. The panoramic drive continues to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks), providing a link for boats between Puget Sound and the Ship Canal. If available, view the parade of boats as they pass through the locks and the popular glass fish ladder where salmon pass through on their way to the open sea (season permitting). Arrive at the lively Pike Place Market with its endless rows of colorful stalls bursting with local produce, specialized foods, fresh caught fish, and handicrafts. Return to your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant, celebrates your arrival in the Pacific Northwest. (Breakfast, Dinner)
DAY 3, Thursday - Ferry to Victoria
This morning, depart Seattle and travel by ferry, crossing the border into Victoria, capital city of British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy breakfast on board, while cruising through the Puget Sound and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Victoria’s Inner Harbor. Upon arrival, visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Here, you'll see one of the world's greatest floral displays in the amazing 55 magnificent acres of flowers and show gardens, including the Japanese, Italian, and Rose gardens. Afterward, embark on a panoramic city tour of Victoria, starting at Beacon Hill Park. View the Royal BC Museum, adjacent to Thunderbird Park with its carved totem poles, and Canada's oldest Chinatown. (Breakfast)
DAY 4, Friday - Full Day in Victoria
Today is at leisure to enjoy the Victorian charm of this city, apparent in the horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. Perhaps, join the optional Victoria Seaplane Sightseeing. Soar above scenic downtown Victoria on a seaplane and marvel at the unforgettable views. In the afternoon participate in the optional Cowichan Valley Wine & Cider Tour with lunch. Head out of the city on a scenic drive to Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island’s thriving wine & cider region. Begin with a visit to a local cidery & distillery. Tour the orchard and continue to the cellar where you sample different types of cider. Proceed to a winery and lavender farm. Stroll through the lavender fields and tour the winery. Conclude the visit with tastings of the delightful wines featuring unique blends of fruits and lavender. (Breakfast)
Optional: Victoria Seaplane Sightseeing (AM)
Optional: Cowichan Valley Wine & Cider Tour with lunch (PM)
DAY 5, Saturday - Ferry to Vancouver
Morning is at leisure. Later, travel by ferry to Vancouver, known for its temperate climate, it is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon. The city tour is highlighted by English Bay, a favorite recreational area, and Canada Place with its five white sails, an iconic landmark in the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront. Later, on to Stanley Park, to view the Totem Poles and Prospect Point, offering stunning views of the mountains, Lions Gate Bridge and the city's inner harbor. (Breakfast)
DAY 6, Sunday – Full Day in Vancouver
Spend the day at leisure in this cosmopolitan city. Perhaps head to Gastown, the city's oldest neighborhood, or Granville Island, with its buzzing artists' quarter, waterside restaurants, top galleries, and a huge fresh food market. Or, join the optional Capilano Bridge & Mt Grouse. Head to Vancouver's North Shore for a day of adventure! Gather together for tonight's festive Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Optional: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain
DAY 7, Monday - Depart Canada
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight. (Breakfast)
All This Included
6 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Visit Seattle's iconic Space Needle and Chihuly Garden
Tour of Victoria on Vancouver Island
Explore Vancouver’s Stanley Park, Canada Place and Prospect Point
Seattle: Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
Victoria: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites or Huntingdon Manor
Vancouver: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown or Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel
Passengers arriving to Seattle should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm. For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis.
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Airport transfers are not included. Consider a taxi or shared ride service as the least expensive options. This is a Classic program.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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