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Vancouver: 4-Hour Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour

1. Vancouver: 4-Hour Highlights Private Sightseeing Tour

Seeing Vancouver in a small private group is a great option when you first arrive, to get to know the city. Small groups are the way to go. This personalized private, half day (min 4 hours) tour starts with a morning or afternoon pick-up at your hotel and features such highlights as: Stanley Park and the Lions Gate bridge with stops at displays of Native totem poles and view points. (Or anywhere else you like.) China Town - The second largest in North America, Chinatown is one of Vancouver's oldest neighborhoods and a fascinating place to explore. (You will think you are in the far east) Gas Town - Vancouver's earliest business district, lovingly restored with shops and galleries. Granville Island - Art and fashion Mecca. (Great place for coffee.) Entertainment and Business districts - Where the fashionable are seen.

Vancouver Bike Tour: Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

2. Vancouver Bike Tour: Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

Start your tour at the sandy shores of English Bay. Follow the beach path east with your bike tour guide. Stop along False Creek seawall to view the colourful "Giants" mural by Osgemeos. Leave the seawall and head into the Yaletown district for a quick stop at the Roundhouse Community Centre. See the first train across Canada and hear about Vancouver's connection to the railroad. Return to the seawall and bike through the stadium district, alongside BC Place, The Park Casino and Rogers Arena. Skip across the city to Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood. Hear the story of Gassy Jack, stop at the Vancouver Steamclock and gaze up at the impressive design of the Woodwards Tower. Slide over to Chinatown for a peak inside the meditative Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Learn about the important role the Chinese played in the development of Canada and hear the quirky story of the Chinatown otter. Pedal through Strathcona, Vancouver's first residential neighbourhood. Pause in front of Nora Hendrix's house and hear Vancouver's connection to the legendary guitar player. Stop for a tasty treat at La Casa Gelato, the Guinness World Record setting ice cream shop with 238 flavours to choose from. Ride through the Olympic Athlete's Village as you return west along the south side of False Creek. Cycle onto Granville Island for a slow roll past the artisan shops and remaining factory elements. Park the bikes and putter through the over 100 stalls in the Granville Island Public Market. Return to the bikes for a quick sea jaunt across False Creek on the Aquabus ferry system. Arrive back at the bike shop for a quick tour debrief, recommendation list and Instagram selfie!

Vancouver: Full-Day City Tour and Wine Tasting

3. Vancouver: Full-Day City Tour and Wine Tasting

From your hotel, start your full-day tour through the heart of Vancouver. See sites such as Stanley Park with its Native Totem Poles and the viewpoint overlooking the iconic Lions Gate Bridge. Enjoy plenty of time to walk around and for additional stop requests. Next, head to Granville Island. Famous for its art, it features many galleries, theaters, street performers and a public market. Continue by traveling through newly redeveloped Yaletown, Chinatown and Gastown, Vancouver's restored and oldest business district. Hear some suggestions from your guide for a lunch spot before taking in the view of the city from Queen Elizabeth Park's viewpoint. From there, head into the wine growing region outside the city. Savor unique tastes as you visit 4 local vineyards before returning to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Highlights of Vancouver

It feels like we saw it all. Our driver picked us up at our hotel and shared all the highlights of Vancouver. Some we saw from the car (iconic buildings, the steam clock, etc.) and others we got out and experienced first hand (Stanley Park, Totem Poles, Queen Elizabeth Park, Granville Island). It was a great way to experience Vancouver. Our driver, Chuck could not have been more accommodating and interesting!

What a pleasant surprise!

Was coming off cruise and had one day in Vancouver, which We had never visited before. Randomly found this tour on Internet and booked it because we wanted private tour. The limo was super and clean and Chuck was a very knowledgeable guide who tailored our tour to our wants and tastes. Doubt that we could have found a better tour and we highly recommend.

thoroughly enjoyable tour through Stanley park

Very knowledgeable and fun guide. She knew her history and integrated current happenings with the tour. She integrated the kids very nicely. The tour gave a nice feel for Stanley park and made you curious about more.

Great custom tour of Vancouver

If you need airport transportation and also want to see the city, this is a great option. Our driver was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We got to see city highlights in our limited time in Vancouver.

Nice overview of Vancouver

Nice way to to see Vancouver highlights in a comfortable private tour.