A Vancouver City Tour Perfect for Alaska Cruisers

Rediscovering our city on the Deluxe Vancouver City Tour. At Vancouver's Stanley Park seawall with the city skyline backdrop.

Cruise Expert Matthew Vaughan and I were tourists in our own city this past weekend. As one of the most popular tours offered through our Shore Excursions department, we wanted to see first-hand what our Deluxe Vancouver City Tour is like. The sun made an appearance and our already gorgeous city was simply stunning with the rays.

This comprehensive tour is perfect for anyone with a day in Vancouver. It works out well if you’re arriving the day before your cruise or if you have a late flight on the last day of your cruise. Our Shore Excursion Coordinator notes that your flight can be no earlier than 5 pm if the latter.

Our city tour offers a great and very easy way to get an overview of the city and hit the must-see spots, and commentary of the sights are provided by the guide.

As well, you don’t have to concern yourself with how you’re going to get to the tour. You will be picked up from your hotel! If arriving the day before your cruise, you will be picked up from the airport, go on the tour and dropped off at your hotel! Your bags are taken care of if you do the tour the day your cruise ends and have a flight later on. Yes, we make it that easy!

Enjoy some of the photos Matthew and I took!

Canada Place

We started at Canada Place. Notice a cruise ship docked there!

Burrard St, Vancouver

Captain Burrard was Captain Vancouver's right hand.

A quick drive from Canada Place, we were in Stanley Park. We got off the bus for photo ops here. Did you know Stanley Park is 10% larger than New York City's Central Park?

Still in the park, we had more photo ops at Prospect Point. This spot offers panoramic views of the North Shore mountains.

Driving through the park, we headed towards English Bay and the west end of Vancouver, where apartments blessed with the water and mountain views pay 15 to 20 percent more on average than those without one.

Granville Island was an industrial site. It has been revitalized and now full of life and activity with unique shops, restaurants, galleries and a bustling public market.

After an hour exploring Granville Island, we were driven through downtown and saw the city’s sporting and concert venues, Rogers Arena and BC Place (where the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics were held), Chinatown (North America’s second largest after San Francisco’s) and Gastown (historic neighborhood that houses the clock powered by steam engine).

After this driving tour, we soared above, literrally. What a way to cap off our overview of the city, by taking it all in from the 360 degree Tower at Harbour Center. Although it may not be as tall as Toronto’s CN Tower, the views are a cry far from disappointment. We were happy to hear also that tickets are valid all day, so you can come up the glass elevator again for the panoramic views at night.

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About Vanny

Vanny is Cruise Experts Travel’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a passionate world traveler and has been given an exciting opportunity to share experiences, tips and advice on everything cruising and travel in Alaska.
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