Welcome to Vancouver, the City of Glass. Take this private tour of Vancouver and benefit of the best city's attractions, parks, historic sites and landmarks combined with the modern urban architecture.
What to Expect
You will be picked up from the port or your hotel. Start your private sightseeing tour with Vancouver Library Square. See the building's truly original architecture. Built in 1995 it has been featured in a number of movies, including The 6th Day, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, as well as the TV series Battlestar Galactica.
You then enjoy a walking tour in Gastown. See the historic Water street, a mix of fancy coffee shops, restaurants and gift stores. Continue to Canada Place, the world class landmark for cruise terminal and the new Convention Center, one of the greenest convention centers in the world and also the place where 5000 tourists a day debark from the Alaska cruise ships to have a Vancouver shore excursion.
Next stop is Stanley Park, the most visited natural park in British Columbia. Here you will stop for the Totem Poles and Prospect Point where you can admire panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains of the North Shore, the commercial Port and the beautiful Lions Gate Bridge from the highest point in the park. Then drive through a major shopping district and Beach avenue along the English Bay first beach.
After, you reach Granville Island. Stop here to wander art studios, craft galleries and the Public Market. This place offers a fascinating assortment of unique homemade products and very fine gastronomic delights. This artisan’s market exhibit local vendors who made all by hand their fine jewelry, fine art and photography, decorative ceramics and stained glass hats, bags, silks and many more.
Then enjoy a 15 min walk in the Queen Elizabeth Park and take a breathtaking panoramic view of the Vancouver Skyline and north shore mountain. Inside the park you'll find The Bloedel Floral Conservatory where about 500 species and varieties of plants from deep jungle to desert clime, all within the glass dome.
Discover China town established in 1885 today declared national historic site is the second largest in North America after San Francisco.
On our way to Granville Island we will drive through the Olympic Village the community where 2400 athletes stayed during the Winter Games in 2010
- Pick up and drop off from downtown hotels and cruise ship terminals
- Cool water bottles
Know Before You Go
• It is recommended to bring a photo camera for taking perfect pictures beside a cellphone camera.
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes.