Pacific Rim NP | Credit: Destination BC / Cristina Gareau
Peace of Mind
Vancouver Island Premium
Pacific Rim NP | Credit: Destination BC / Cristina Gareau
Tofino | Credit: Discover Canada Tours
Malahat SkyWalk Tower | Credit: Discover Canada Tours / Hamish Hamilton
Victoria | Credit: Discover Canada Tours / Lisanne Smeele
Credit: Malahat SkyWalk
Butchart Gardens | Credit: Destination BC/Local Wanderer
BC Ferries | Credit: Discover Canada Tours
Vancouver Harbour

Vancouver Island Premium (Tour code: 12846)

Starts and Ends
in Vancouver
Travel Periods
21 Jul 24 - 01 Sep 24
Travel Style
Escorted Group Tour
Welcome to the best of Vancouver Island! Embark on this remarkable 8-day small group escorted journey, which will showcase the island's most captivating attractions, breathtaking nature, and cultural treasures.


Experience stunning coastal landscapes, temperate rainforests, rugged coastline, and sandy beaches in Tofino

Take a scenic ferry through the Gulf Islands

Discover the newest outdoor adventure on Vancouver Island, the Malahat SkyWalk

Visit the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island, home of the largest old-growth trees in British Columbia

Explore the famous Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, Fisherman’s Wharf and Government Street in Victoria

8 days
AUD 5,183
per person, twin share
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This itinerary explores the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer. Begin with a spectacular BC Ferries crossing from Vancouver to British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria, where you'll spend two nights. Explore the famous Butchart Gardens and have sufficient time to explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy 3-nights in the laid back town of Tofino, the whale watching and surfing mecca of BC. The drive on the Pacific Rim Highway is stunning with views of the rugged coastline and lush rainforest. The journey continues to Northern Vancouver Island known for its rugged beauty that rewards guests with solitude, secluded beaches and glimpses of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Peace of mind booking plan
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  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
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  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned


2 nights at Grand Pacific Hotel Victoria
3 nights at Tofino Resort & Marina
2 nights in Painter's Lodge Campbell River
Guaranteed Departures
Mini-coach transportation (Maximum 24 passengers)
Daily breakfasts
Experienced, fun and friendly guide
BC Ferry through the Gulf Islands
Admission to Butchart Gardens
Sea Cider Tasting
Admission to Malahat Skywalk
Water Taxi trip to Meares Island's the Big Tree Trail
All taxes and park fees

Day 1 Vancouver Victoria

Depart downtown Vancouver in the morning. Prepare to embark on a scenic ferry ride that will take you through the stunning Gulf Islands. Once you reach Vancouver Island, visit the famous Butchart Gardens, and indulge in a delightful experience at Sea Cider, where you can take a tour and savor a cider tasting. The evening is yours to explore and discover the charms of Victoria at your leisure. 

Overnight in Victoria at Hotel Grand Pacific (or similar)

Vancouver → Victoria
Butchart Gardens | Credit: Discover Canada Tours / Lisanne Smeele

Day 2 Victoria

Enjoy a Victoria City tour this morning visiting Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, Fisherman’s Wharf and Government Street. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You can stroll along Government Street or visit the well known Royal BC Museum. You also have the option to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Overnight in Victoria at Hotel Grand Pacific (or similar)

Victoria Inner Harbour | Credit: Discover BC

Day 3 Victoria Tofino

Early departure from your hotel and drive along the Malahat Highway where you can enjoy beautiful views over the Southern Gulf Islands. Stop at the newest outdoor experience on Vancouver Island, at the Malahat SkyWalk. Embark on a 600 metre-long elevated walkway through an expansive Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest, leading to a 10-story, architecturally-inspiring spiral tower lookout – the first of its kind in BC. Rising 250 metres above sea level, you will enjoy 360-degree views of islands, inlets, fjords, forests and mountains in two countries. Make a stop in Duncan for a brief tour around the City of Totems and free time for lunch. In the evening, arrive in Tofino and check into your hotel. Your knowledgable guide will provide information about the hotel's great amenities and recommend the best dining spots for a memorable dinner tonight.

Overnight in Tofino at Tofino Resort & Marina

Victoria → Tofino
Credit: Malahat SkyWalk

Day 4 Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

Today, explore Tofino and its magnificent beaches, including Long Beach. You may also join your guide for a hike. Take a Water Taxi trip over to Meares Island to visit the Big Tree Trail, home to the largest old-growth trees in British Columbia. With the evening at leisure, take the opportunity to unwind and relax around Tofino.

Overnight in Tofino at Tofino Resort & Marina

Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park
Tofino | Credit: Destination BC / Johan Lolos

Day 5 Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park

Today you have a full day to join an activity such as taking a boat cruise to Hot Springs Cove, kayaking, surfing, hiking through one of the many rainforest trails, or simply relaxing on the beach. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure to explore the town of Tofino.

Overnight in Tofino at Tofino Resort & Marina

Tofino & Pacific Rim National Park
Tofino | Credit: Discover Canada Tours

Day 6 Tofino Campbell River

Check out of your hotel this morning and depart Tofino, traveling back towards the east coast of Vancouver Island. Arrive in Coombs Market, famously known for the goat on the rooftop and today’s stop for lunch. Here you can find fresh produce, great sandwiches, and the best ice cream on the Island. Continue your journey along the Coastal Highway 19A. Travel through coastal communities and along beautiful landscapes, stopping in Comox for dinner this evening. In the evening, arrive in Campbell River and check into your hotel. The evening is for leisure to explore the resort, watch the sunset, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Overnight in Campbell River at Painter's Lodge

Tofino → Campbell River
Credit: Destination Campbell River /BluetreePhotography

Day 7 Northern Vancouver Island

Morning at leisure with the option to participate in many different activities including kayaking, fishing, and whale watching. Visit Elk Falls Provincial Park and explore the extensive network of walking and hiking trails including Elk Falls Suspension Bridge and enjoy a walk on the elevated cantilevered viewing platform that offers an amazing view of Elk Falls. Arrive back at your hotel and have free time for dinner.

Overnight in Campbell River at Painter's Lodge.

Northern Vancouver Island
Elk Falls | Credit: Ariana Kaminski

Day 8 Campbell River Nanaimo Vancouver

Depart Campbell River in the morning. Make a stop at Morningstar Farm in Parksville. Morningstar Farm is a local food hub featuring self-guided tours, a farmgate store, seasonal "calfé", a petting farm, and trails. Stop in Nanaimo for a stroll along the Harbourfront. Don’t miss trying one of the famous Nanaimo Bars - a treat for everyone loving sweets. Catch the afternoon ferry from Nanaimo to Horsehoe Bay. Finally, arrive back in downtown Vancouver in the evening, your remarkable Vancouver tour ends here.

Campbell River → Nanaimo → Vancouver
Nanaimo | Credit: Discover Canada Tours / Lisanne Smeele


Hotel Grand Pacific

Discover a more personalized guest experience at our harbourfront hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Welcome to the Hotel Grand Pacific, a hotel that recognizes that the perfect getaway has to embrace all facets of your lifestyle. During your stay, try a variety of guest experiences from walks along the Inner Harbour to yoga classes at the hotel's on-site and unparalleled athletic club.

Tofino Resort and Marina

Perfectly situated on Vancouver Island’s west coast, Tofino is a small town characterized by sandy beaches, rugged coast and a relaxed atmosphere. The resort is located right in the heart of the community where you can walk from your room to anywhere in downtown Tofino. The amenities of the property, including full-service marina and Adventure Centre were designed to reflect the west coast outdoor lifestyle. 

Painter's Lodge

Campbell River
Escape to the east coast of Vancouver Island and enjoy whale watching excursions, tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and two restaurants at Painter's Lodge, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. The dog-friendly hotel is close to Discovery Fishing Pier, Rotary Beach Park, and Heriot Bay. Getting here is easy; the Campbell River Ferry Terminal is 12 km away and Campbell River Airport is 14 km away.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
  • Extra meals, ferry tolls, National Park Fees, laundry, alcoholic drinks, optional tours, porterage or any items of a personal nature


Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

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Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

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How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

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Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

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What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
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  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
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  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

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When experience matters