Private tour

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: BC Grand Tours

Vancouver Highlights 4-Hour Private Tour

Activity provider: BC Grand Tours

From US$ 450.90 per group up to 5

See the highlights of Vancouver on a 4-hour private tour of the "City of Glass." Marvel at the city's public spaces, such as Queen Elizabeth Park. Visit the craft market on Granville Island and venture into Gastown to see the fancy stores and cafés.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
Complimentary pick-up possible from any hotel in downtown Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey or Richmond, and from the cruise terminal.
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  • Get panoramic North Shore views from Canada Place
  • Go to the superb natural gardens of Stanley Park in the heart of Vancouver's urban landscape
  • Visit Granville Island Public Market to find hand-made products and gastronomic delights
  • Admire the flower-filled jewel of Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Venture into historic Gastown and take a look at the early 20th-century sites
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or from the port in Vancouver, and then start your private sightseeing tour of the city at Library Square. Admire the public library's original architecture, built in 1995 and a prominent feature of movies such as "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and TV series, including "Battlestar Galactica." Then, stroll around historic Gastown and see Water Street, where fancy coffee shops mingle with restaurants and gift stores. Continue to Canada Place, location of the landmark Vancouver Convention Centre and Cruise Ship Terminal, where 5,000 tourists a day disembark from their Alaska cruises to spend the day in the city.  Continue to Stanley Park and experience the most visited natural park in British Columbia. Take a look at the iconic Totem Poles and get panoramic views from Prospect Point. Look over the Pacific Ocean, and at the mountains of North Shore, and see the commercial port and beautiful Lions Gate Bridge from the highest point in the park. Next, drive through a major shopping district and along Beach Avenue to English Bay to encounter the first beach in the city. En route to Granville Island, drive through the Olympic Village, where 2,400 athletes stayed during the Winter Olympics 2010. Reach Granville Island and stop to wander around the art studios, craft galleries and Granville Island Public Market, where you can find unique hand-made products and fine dining delights. Take a 15-minute walk through Queen Elizabeth Park to get panoramic views of the Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains. See the stunning Bloedel Floral Conservatory, where around 500 species and varieties of plants from deep jungle to desert climates are kept in the glass dome. Explore Vancouver's Chinatown, established in 1885 and declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2011. Today, it is the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco and a hive of activity and popular tourist attraction. Then, get complimentary drop off at any hotel in downtown Vancouver or at the cruise terminal.
  • Pick-up and drop off from downtown hotels or the cruise terminal
  • Transportation
  • Cold water bottles
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended you bring a photo camera to take pictures better than a cell phone camera can
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

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First class, highly recommended. Basically, our tour guide Gabriel was completely flexible in adapting the tour to our wishes, including stops that weren't actually there, leaving others out. He knows everything, has everything under control, is very helpful, takes care of everything and was also flexible in terms of time (a little longer). Since the chemistry was right, it was also a good time on a personal level. We would never do anything else in Vancouver again. There is really nothing to complain about, especially since we only booked for 9am the night before!

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April 25, 2022

Gabriel gave us a good overview of the city. Hit the highlights as well as some of the interesting things off the beaten path.

June 28, 2022

April 30, 2022

Product ID: 61427