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8 Day Exploring Vancouver Island and Whistler

CODE
8VIW
STARTING FROM
$1,580 USD
START LOCATION
Victoria
END LOCATION
Vancouver
PLACES VISITED
Victoria, Nanaimo, Tofino, Campbell River, Whistler,...
TRIP DESCRIPTION

On this comprehensive self-drive you will experience what they call ‘island life’.
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Britannia Mine Museum
  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • Choice of activity in Whistler (Ziptrek Ecotour, ATV tour, white water rafting, horseback-riding OR scenic valley bike tour)
  • PEAK 2 PEAK gondola ride
  • Wildlife Zodiac morning tour
  • Choice of activity in Tofino (coastal bear watching excursion, whale watching excursion OR a sea kayaking and rainforest tour)

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DATES AND PRICES
Availability:  
AVAILABLE ALL YEAR
ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
PRICE
Moderate
Victoria
Vancouver
$1,580 USD
Superior
Victoria
Vancouver
$1,720 USD
Deluxe
Victoria
Vancouver
$1,890 USD

* This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Itinerary is available in reverse from Vancouver to Victoria.

(does not include applicable taxes)

Note: One way drop fee for car rental is an additional charge, may be charged locally.

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INCLUSIONS
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
  • 8 day mid-size car rental including unlimited kilometres (special conditions apply)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
EXCLUSIONS
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary

ACCOMMODATIONS

The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.

Surrounded by pines at the base of Blackcomb mountain, this plush ski-in/ski-out, all-suite hotel is 3 km from the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Homey studios in earthy tones offer fully equipped kitchens, balconies, gas...

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Off the Trans-Canada Highway, this upscale, contemporary hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Vancouver Island Military Museum. Featuring hip furnishings and balconies with harbour or city views, the colourful rooms...

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The modern rooms and suites feature ocean views, complimentary WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Some add living rooms with pull-out sofas, kitchenettes, and/or fireplaces. Parking is free. There's also a classy oceanside...

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Opposite the ferry terminal and marina in Downtown, this modest hotel is 13.7 km from Storey Creek Golf Club and 6 km from Elk Falls Provincial Park. The straightforward rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs,...

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Surrounded by pines at the base of Blackcomb mountain, this plush ski-in/ski-out, all-suite hotel is 3 km from the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Homey studios in earthy tones offer fully equipped kitchens, balconies, gas...

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A minute's walk from the Town Plaza, this high-end mountain resort is also a 7-minute walk from the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola. Slick rooms have free WiFi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and desks with connectivity...

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WHY TAKE A CUSTOM TRIP

 


PRIVATE & CUSTOMIZABLE
  • You can see what you want, when you want, how you want.
  • A trip that's perfectly timed and well organized.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
  • Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
  • Can combine your trip with our group tours.
  • Advice to help you get the most out of your trip.

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE
  • Time to enjoy and take in each place.
  • Add days in places you want to explore.
  • Do only the activities you want to do.
Group of 10 or more?
Our specialists can take away the stress of organizing your group. Helping you create a custom trip tailored to your groups exact interests and budget. With options to have a guide with you the whole trip.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 - $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your

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