Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle – 7 Days / 6 Nights
Experience three of the most popular cities in the Northwest: Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle!
Vancouver has it all! A combination of totem poles, ocean views and unique shopping. All this and more make this city a wonderful combination of natural wonder and a cosmopolitan wonderland! Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel is old world elegance in a setting that could not be more perfect. Gardens, tea shops filled with freshly baked cakes, harbor lights and warm friendly folks make Victoria a great place to visit. Your final destination, Seattle, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Mountain Range, is as beautiful as it is active and lively.
Day 1 – Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver! Your package includes a transfer from the airport to your hotel. Whether you chose the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, you will be in the heart of the city, close to shops, museums and restaurants.
Overnight – Vancouver
Day 2 – Vancouver
Your “Hop-On Hop-Off” sightseeing tour includes numerous stops around Vancouver to explore this lovely city. This trolley loop tour conveniently allows you to spend as much time as you like at all of Vancouver’s most popular attractions: Robson Street, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Granville Island, Yaletown, Chinatown and Gastown.
Day 3 – Vancouver to Victoria
This morning, depart for delightful Victoria. Your motorcoach will be driven aboard a modern BC ferry for a refreshing cruise through the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, where you will visit the world famous Butchart Gardens and Victoria’s historic waterfront. The Fairmont Empress puts you in the center of everything and Victoria’s Parliament buildings etched in lights make nightfall truly enchanting. The charming Chateau Victoria is located right behind the Empress, steps from the inner harbor. This warm welcoming elegant property promises to make your stay in Victoria memorable.
Overnight – Victoria
Day 4 – Victoria
Victoria has numerous endearing qualities, but the one you will remember longest is the warmth and kindness extended by everyone you come in contact with. Victoria is so beautiful that just being outside is a pleasure. Take a ride on the water taxi, stroll the shops, visit the museums and don’t forget that afternoon tea is a special treat in any of Victoria’s many teashops.
Overnight – Victoria
Day 5 – Victoria to Seattle
A late morning ferry crossing has been pre-reserved on the high speed Victoria Clipper. The crossing takes about 3 hours & departs from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. While onboard, sit back and relax, shop at the onboard gift shop, enjoy one of the many meal baskets that can be purchased or step out on deck and enjoy the beauty of the passing scenery. Upon arrival into Seattle, either hotel choice is just a short cab ride from the terminal. The Fairmont Olympic Plaza is ideally located in the heart of Seattle, footsteps from the city’s most exciting attractions. This luxury property offers countless amenities including a full service health club, spa and indoor pool. The Sheraton Seattle is also in a great location and steps away from all major attractions. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountain Range and vibrant, eclectic downtown skyline. There’s so much to do in Seattle! Take a walk on the waterfront and stop at Pike Place Market where you can shop, visit the flower and fruit stands, and watch vendors toss the daily catch into bins for sale at the fish market! Then head to the top of the Space Needle for a breathtaking view of the city! Enjoy a tasty dinner at one of Seattle’s trendy restaurants!
Overnight – Seattle
Day 6 – Seattle
A city tour of Seattle has been included today. You can sightsee Seattle at your own pace with the Hop-on Hop-Off double decker bus, allowing you to hop on & off at each stop, as you please.
Overnight – Seattle
Day 7 – Seattle / Home
Transfers from your hotel to the airport have been arranged. We hope you have enjoyed your visit to Canada and Seattle and look forward to seeing you on another Cartan Tour very soon!
- Arrival transfer – Vancouver Airport to hotel
- 2 nights – Vancouver
- 2 nights – Victoria
- 2 nights – Seattle
- Vancouver hop on/off city sightseeing
- Full Day sightseeing excursion to Victoria and Butchart Gardens (tour to Gardens ends Sept. 30)
- Victoria Clipper ferry transfer from Victoria to Seattle
- Seattle hop on/off city sightseeing
- Departure transfer – hotel to Seattle Airport
- Maps and destination information
- Hotel taxes & GST as applicable
Dates & Rates – 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Package is offered daily
- Rates are in US Dollars, per person, double occupancy
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Fairmont Olympic Plaza:
|May 1 – September 5, 2018||$2,699|
|September 6 – 8, 2018||$2,899|
|September 9 – 25, 2018||$2,699|
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Chateau Victoria, Sheraton Seattle:
|May 1 – June 12, 2018||$1,799|
|June 13 – August 28, 2018||$1,879|
|August 29 – September 25, 2018||$1,799|
COMING SOON: This section will include detailed information about the hotels in this tour, along with a PDF of the hotel brochure.
CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION – PLEASE NOTE: ALL U.S. CITIZENS MUST HAVE A VALID U.S. PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL TO OR FROM CANADA AS OF JANUARY 08, 2007.
You clear Canadian Customs and immigration at your first point of entry into Canada. Customs and Immigration clearance is generally a quick and simple process. Please note that Non-citizens should carry a valid passport and check with their local Canadian Council for visa requirements.
If transfers are included in your tour package, vouchers have been provided. Present your vouchers to the bus driver.
Be casual and comfortable. Comfortable shoes are a must. We suggest flat shoes with rubber soles on the train, as this makes getting around easier and safer.
We are pleased to pass your requests to our hotels, but we cannot guarantee that the hotels will be able to accommodate these requests. Please keep in mind, that often hotels are filled to capacity.
Electricity is on the same current in Canada as in the states – 110 volts. If you are traveling on VIA Rail, bedrooms have a small sink and outlet for small appliance use like razors.
HOTEL CHECK-IN TIMES
When planning your daily activities, please keep in mind that your hotels are generally not available for check in until mid afternoon. If you arrive and cannot check in, we suggest you leave your bags with the hotel bell desk and go off to explore the city!
Based on your tour service selections, Cartan has reserved and paid for these tour services. Services, which you elect not to use, are not refundable. In the event a service cannot be used for reasons beyond your control, a refund will be issued provided the service supplier has agreed that they will refund or credit Cartan Tours. Based on the service suppliers’ refund to Cartan Tours, requests for qualifying refunds must be made in writing and will be processed less a $35.00 handling fee.
Incidental charges such as valet, telephone calls, beverages, and room service must be cleared before leaving the hotel. If you have made calls with a credit card or called collect, you may still have charges to clear. The hotels will appreciate your clearing them before you leave.
Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Canada. To avoid carrying large amounts of cash, we suggest you use your credit cards. Change the amount of money you feel you will need for general day-to-day activities. We find you get the best rate of exchange when you exchange money at a bank. Most people find it convenient to change money at the airport bank when they arrive.
GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
Cartan Tours pays GST on all taxable inclusions; however, we are not required to pay GST on hotel stays for non-Canadian visitors. Thus, there is no GST rebate due on hotel rooms reserved and paid by Cartan Tours.
Tipping percentages and policies are as in the States. A very acceptable tip for a meal is 15%. When dining, always check to ensure the service charge has not been added to your bill. You will see a tax charge that averages 12 – 17%. Service, if charged, should also be listed. Although menus frequently specify their policy on tipping, if unsure, feel free to ask.
It is customary in Canada to leave a small tip for the chambermaid. We suggest $1.00 per room per night. Baggage handling we suggest $1.00 – $2.00 dollars per bag.