Duration: 7 Days
Eagles soar and wineries pour on this 7-day journey from vibrant Vancouver to the parks and peaks of Western Canada. How will you fill your cup? Just as you please! With our complimentary selection of YourChoice Excursions, you might put your feet to the pedals, your lips to a Chardonnay, or your eyes to the prized mountain scenery.
Love to tour but fancy a bit more freedom? With Choice Touring by Globus, you now have a whole new way to cure your curiosity. In addition to guided sightseeing at the must-see sights, Choice Touring presents YourChoice Excursions, a selection of curated experiences in key destinations – included in the price – so you can tailor your tour to your own interests, pleasures and passions. And, of course, your Globus Tour Director is always there with suggestions and guidance to help you pick how you play and make your own memories.
Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
VANCOUVER Scenic drive over the Cascade Mountains through the Fraser Valley to the picturesque Okanagan Valley wine region en route to Kelowna.
KELOWNA YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:
SIP: Sip into Something Comfortable
Sip and swirl regional organic wines in Kelowna’s Okanagan Valley at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. 'Discover Pyramid Power' on a Signature Experience inviting you to tour Summerhill’s sacred geometric pyramid wine cellar, taste the award-winning organic wines, and pair them with farm-to-table cuisine in the Summerhill Organic Bistro.
TASTE: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, and Wow!
Located just a short drive from Kelowna, the Naramata Bench wineries sit above sweeping sand cliffs that rise from Okanagan Lake, with vineyards that gently slope up making it perfect for growing grapes. Called “The Naramata Bench,” this fantastic fruit-growing region is home to Canada’s world-class wineries. Your Naramata Bench Wine Tour includes a gourmet catered picnic lunch from the Bench Market and a visit to five Naramata Bench Okanagan wineries with a local, knowledgeable guide. The perfect day in perfectly picturesque wine country!
PEDAL: Rollin’ Along a Railroad
Stir your soul on a leisurely electric-assist bike ride with picnic lunch along the Trestles Trail. Built by hand at the turn of the century, this stunningly scenic Kettle Valley Railway trail takes you along the dramatic walls of Myra Canyon through tunnels and across 18 trestle bridges on an easy bike ride that will leave you speechless—not breathless!
Free time this evening.
KELOWNA Scenic drive north en route to Kamloops past orchards, lakes and farmland.
KAMLOOPS Guided orientation tour. Riverside BBQ with s’mores this evening.
KAMLOOPS Morning drive along Kamloops Lake through diverse landscape known as Cariboo Gold Rush region en route to Whistler.
WHISTLER Visit to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a guided tour with a Cultural Ambassador. Hear a traditional welcome song, learn a new skill in a Dreamcatcher-weaving instruction and learn of the two First Nation communities that call Whistler home. Free time this evening.
WHISTLER Free time this morning.
YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:
SOAR: The Wind Beneath Your Wings
Feel your spirit soar with a scenic ride on the Guinness World Record-breaking Whistler’s Peak-to-Peak Gondola. You’ll be whisked away on an 11-minute journey spanning the 4.4 kilometers across the valley floor above mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers, and forests with a stunning 360-degree view of the village below. Get an eagle’s-eye view of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains en route to the summit. Spend your time atop snapping photos of the expansive view, search for wildlife, grab a bite to eat or hike one of the many hikes.
STROLL: Whistler a Happy Tune
Get up close and personal with the sights of Whistler on the Great Whistler Walking Tour. Discover the perfect mix of city sights, arts, culture, natural beauty and history with a knowledgeable Local Guide. Explore Whistler’s 2010 Olympic Plaza, its sparkling glacial streams and forested areas, hidden street-art locations, cultural spots, and favourite dining districts you might consider during your free time here!
TREK: Branch Out on Blackcomb Mountain
Explore one of the last old-growth forest stands of cedar, hemlock, and fir trees in Whistler. Walk high amid the treetops through a true coastal temperate rainforest on a TreeTrek Canopy Walk. This ecology-based guided adventure leads you through a lofty labyrinth of suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks, and trails with insights into this pristine environment, while enjoying stunning vistas of the river valley below.
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Depart Whistler this morning for scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Vancouver with a stop at awe-inspiring Shannon Falls. Your holiday ends with a stop at the Vancouver International Airport or at the Georgian Court hotel downtown. Please schedule departing flights after 1pm. (B)