Outdoor Wonderland - British Columbia from $2415

Vancouver - Victoria - Sooke

7 days – 6 nights

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 6 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms - Vancouver: 3 nights, Victoria : 1 night, Sooke: 2 nights
  • All ground transportation by private motor coach or ferry as per itinerary

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch: Squamish Summit Lodge lunch
  • 3 dinners, including:
    • Welcome dinner at Vancouver Waterfront
    • Beach BBQ in Sooke
    • Farewell dinner on Granville Island

Activities, Admissions & Sights

  • Tour of Vancouver’s Stanley Park and Seawall
  • Bike rental in Vancouver / Stanley Park
  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus ticket in Victoria
  • Admissions to Bucharts Botanical Gardens in Victoria
  • Scenic ferry ride from Vancouver’s Tsawassen Terminal to Victoria and from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay
  • Walking tour of Victoria Harbour
  • Beach yoga class in Sooke
  • BBQ dinner and beach camp fire in Sooke
  • Squamish Sea-to-Sky Gondola Ride to Summit
  • Summit Lodge lunch and stunning views
  • Granville Island excursion
  • Vancouver music scene and much more…

Plus:

  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Get ready for an amazing adventure. On our journey, we discover trendy cities, track down majestic whales; explore the Pacific Rim National Park; walk trails through rainforests; hike and kayak on the sea in search of sea lions. Not many cities can claim fusing big-city living with the great outdoors, but with its skyscrapers, beaches, forest and mountains, Vancouver has managed to produce that perfect setting. Victoria, on the other hand proudly displays its British charm visible in the historic architecture, colorful gardens and tea rooms. And finally, Sooke with some of South Vancouver Island’s best wilderness areas provides the perfect setting for hiking, kayaking, surfing and discovering amazing wildlife. Welcome to the Pacific Coast!.

Tour Highlights

  • Welcome orientation
  • Pub crawl in Vancouver
  • Canada Place
  • Stanley Park
  • Ferry to Victoria
  • Marine wildlife
  • Vancouver Island
  • Nature hikes
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Beaches and forests
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Squamish Sea-to-Sky gondola ride … and much more!!

Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure!

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
Find out more

Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, if applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating./p>

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Optional Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Excursion
$54

Join a guided kayaking tour that explores historic waterfront landmarks, including the Fort of Sao Juliao da Barra, the Fort de Sao Joao das Maias, and the Fort de Sao Bruno. Paddling an easy-to-maneuver kayak is a great way to get a firsthand look at the fortifications on the Lisbon coast, while passing colorful boat traffic and beaches at the entrance of the Tagus River. A certified guide will give a short introduction to kayaking before departing. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience, even first time kayakers. Just follow the guide’s instructions and have fun!

Times and prices are subject to change.

Optional beach hike, watersports & picnic
$146

Join a guided kayaking tour that explores historic waterfront landmarks, including the Fort of Sao Juliao da Barra, the Fort de Sao Joao das Maias, and the Fort de Sao Bruno. Paddling an easy-to-maneuver kayak is a great way to get a firsthand look at the fortifications on the Lisbon coast, while passing colorful boat traffic and beaches at the entrance of the Tagus River. A certified guide will give a short introduction to kayaking before departing. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience, even first time kayakers. Just follow the guide’s instructions and have fun!

Times and prices are subject to change.

Optional Sooke Potholes Regional Park hike and swimming, pub dinner
$95

Join a guided kayaking tour that explores historic waterfront landmarks, including the Fort of Sao Juliao da Barra, the Fort de Sao Joao das Maias, and the Fort de Sao Bruno. Paddling an easy-to-maneuver kayak is a great way to get a firsthand look at the fortifications on the Lisbon coast, while passing colorful boat traffic and beaches at the entrance of the Tagus River. A certified guide will give a short introduction to kayaking before departing. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience, even first time kayakers. Just follow the guide’s instructions and have fun!

Times and prices are subject to change.

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Meals

Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

Hotels

We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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EXCHANGE HOTEL VANCOUVER, Vancouver

Located at Waterfront and Vancouver Lookout at Harbor Center, EXchange Hotel Vancouver features rooms with air conditioning. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TV and free WiFi.

BEST WESTERN PLUS INNER HARBOUR, Victoria

The Best Western Plus hotel is located within 5 minutes' walk of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Rooms feature, balconies or patios and free Wi-Fi as well as a flat-screen TV, microwave and a refrigerator.

PRESTIGE HOTEL, Sooke

The Prestige hotel offers beautiful views of Sooke Harbor and the Olympic Mountains. It is located at the waterfront and features a moder, free WiFi and an indoor pool and hot tub. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen HD TV, iPod docking station and a refrigerator.

HOTEL BLU VANCOUVER, Vancouver

The Hotel Blu features an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. It is located in Vancouver’s city center. Room feature flat-screen TV, desk and seating area as well as free WiFi.. A microwave, refrigerator and a coffee machine are also included. Bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer.

Outdoor Wonderland - British Columbia$2395.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In VancouverEnd In VancouverLand Only
2021
May 29  Jun 4$2395

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your flight from the USA on the same day as the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $985 will be applied to your reservation.

AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Vancouver, return from Vancouver

Airfare is not included in land price.

his is a land package and travelers are responsible for booking their own flights. We strongly recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed departure” next to tour start date).

How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 90 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. (Check if trip insurance is offered directly by your Alumni Assoc.) If not, you can get a quote and purchase online through Trip Assure. See the insurance link on AESU's website under Travel Tools or copy this link into your browser: https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=AESU3922MD

Is This Trip Right for You?


"Best vacation. I had a wonderful time and made lifelong friends which made it even better."
-Past traveler

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Contact Us

AESU Worldwide Tour Operators

3922 Hickory Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: 410-366-5494
Toll-Free: 800-638-7640
Fax: 410-366-6999

Email: res@aesu.com