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Grouse Mountain Gondola | Credit: Destination Vancouver / Devin Manky
Zodiac Experience in Vancouver Outer Harbour | Credit: Destination Vancouver / Kindred & Scout
Whistler Black Bear | Credit: Tourism Whistler
Whistler Village | Credit: Tourism Whistler
Sea to Sky Gondola | Credit: Destination Vancouver / Paul Bride
Totem Poles in Stanley Park | Credit: Destination Vancouver
Whistler Summer Hiking | Credit: Tourism Whistler / Steve Rogers
Whistler Village | Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova
Aerial photo of Vancouver | Credit: Albert Normandin
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Vancouver & Whistler Summer Experience (Tour code: 12550)

Starts and Ends
in Vancouver
Travel Periods
15 May 24 - 15 Sep 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Combine the magnetic alpine playground of Whistler with the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Vancouver in this comprehensive 8 day itinerary.

Highlights

Join local professional nature guides and photographers in search of the Whistler black bear 

Guided Granville Island Public market tour is one of the most authentic ways to experience Vancouver

Ride on the unforgettable Sea to Sky Gondola and walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge

Explore Vancouver Harbour on a 12-passenger Zodiac to witness the beautiful, natural fjord leading to Granite Falls

8 days
From
AUD 4,068
per person, twin share
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Overview

Commence your package in the vibrant and bustling coastal town of Vancouver. As British Columbia’s largest city, Vancouver is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and cosmopolitan adventurers alike. 

Explore the many sights and sounds of downtown Vancouver on an open top bus, enjoy sampling local cuisine at Granville Island Market, immerse yourself in the mountainside rainforest on the North Shore, enjoy an exhilarating walk across Capilano Suspension Bridge, explore Vancouver harbour by zodiac and immerse yourself in the city that is renowned for its natural beauty and cultural diversity. 

With wide-open spaces, vibrant village, mountain landscapes and adrenaline activities, Whistler is the epicentre of outdoor adventure. Enjoy the incomparable views from the top of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, head out with nature guides to premier black bear viewing spots and choose between an adrenaline fuelled zipline or leisurely paddle in a canoe on Alta Lake.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

4 nights in Vancouver at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver
3 nights in Whistler at the Listel Hotel Whistler
Private car transfer from Vancouver Airport to hotel
Sightseeing tour from Vancouver to Whistler
Scheduled Coach from Whistler to Vancouver Airport
Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off Classic City Pass
North Shore Mountain Discovery Tour
Granville Island Market Tour
Capilano Suspension Bridge Admission
Grouse Mountain Admission
Zodiac Tour in Vancouver Harbour
Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Whistler Bear Viewing by Land Rover
Freedom of Choice Days
Freedom of Choice

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

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 6

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1 Vancouver

After arriving independently into Vancouver, transfer by private car to your hotel for a three-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this oceanside city.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver
 

Vancouver
Aerial of Vancouver | Credit: Destination Vancouver / Albert Normandin

Day 2 Vancouver

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is Canada's second most-visited destination behind Niagara Falls. This is the city's destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Offering fresh, local, seasonal produce, alongside a slice of local life, this is where guests rub elbows with Vancouver's chefs as they shop for the day's menu. This morning, you will embark on a guided Granville Island Market tour. You will savour a cornucopia of fine foods from independent farmers and food artisans throughout Vancouver and nearby farms, from cheeses to locally-made charcuterie, candied salmon to melt-in-your mouth donuts. Touring Granville Island Public market will be one of the most authentic ways to experience Vancouver - after all, what better way to feel the pulse of the city than to immerse yourself in the action.

Following Granville Island, you will explore Vancouver today onboard convertible open top buses for stunning views, rain or shine. This flexible Hop On, Hop-Off pass offers highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 16 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Highlights of the route include Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary is provided in English.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Vancouver
Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off | Credit: Destination Vancouver

Day 3 Vancouver

Immerse yourself in the mountainside rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for an exhilarating walk across the 450-foot bridge span high above the riverbed. Stroll the suspended walkways throughout the forest canopy and a path cantilevered to the granite cliff-side. Enjoy a stop at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery to learn about the area and the lifecycle of salmon. Plus, step aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride that travels one aerial mile to the Peak Chalet for a variety of seasonal activities, exhibits and entertainment.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Vancouver
Cliffwalk | Credit: Destination Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge

Day 4 Vancouver

Today you head out on the water to explore Vancouver Harbour, into Deep Cove and further up Indian Arm on a 12-passenger Zodiac to witness the beautiful, natural fjord leading to Granite Falls. You will have a chance to see Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, Lions Gate Bridge, Coal Harbour, Deep Cove, Twin Islands, Racoon Island, Buntzen Powerhouse and much more. With a friendly, local captain and three hours to immerse yourself in unrivalled natural beauty, you’ll smell the earthy cedars of our temperate rainforests, feel the mist on your face from a towering glacial waterfall, and have plenty of time to slow down and soak it all in. 

Overnight in Vancouver at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver 

Vancouver
Zodiac to Vancouver Outer Harbour | Credit: Destination Vancouver

Day 5 Vancouver Whistler

Revel in the natural beauty as you wind your way along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler with a stop at Shannon Falls. Then ride on the unforgettable Sea to Sky Gondola and walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. Later, arrive into Whistler village for your three night stay. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore Whistler Village.

Overnight in Whistler at the Listel Hotel Whistler

Vancouver → Whistler
Sea to Sky Gondola | Credit: Destination BC

Day 6 Whistler

Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the Guinness World Record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola provides an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia's rooftop providing incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers. Disembark and the experience is far from over. The full Peak to Peak 360 Experience provides an endless amount of things to do from scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing, and indoor interpretive displays are all waiting for discovery. This excursion is a Signature Experience with Destination Canada.

In the afternoon, you can personalize your day with a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight in Whistler at the Listel Hotel Whistler


Freedom of Choice Options

  • River of Golden Dreams Canoe Trip:

    Paddling the River of Golden Dreams is a summertime classic. Experienced guides will teach you basic paddling skills and techniques as you begin your adventure on the historic Alta Lake. Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth you'll paddle through flowing lilies and around bends of overhanging greenery as you learn about Whistler’s history and the local flora and fauna. Water levels are always changing and this tour is always an adventure - from the fast moving water in the spring to navigating obstacles like beaver dams and portages in late summer.

OR

  • Zipline Adventure:

    Exhilarating and exciting, the legendary Bear Tour environment features five ziplines; a network of 4 suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails showcasing stunning views of Fitzsimmons Creek. Perfect for
    groups, families and first-time zipliners!

Whistler
Zip Lining Whistler | Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

Day 7 Whistler

Today you will enjoy one of several premier black bear viewing spots in Whistler. Join local professional nature guides and photographers on a wilderness black bear luxury Land Rover off road scenic excursion. Starting in late April, black bears emerge from hibernation and begin to feed on the new spring growth. Take in the majestic high elevation panoramic views of the Coastal Mountain Range including waterfalls, glacier lakes alpine old growth forest and wetlands. Keep watch for the black bears, moose, deer, mountain lions, bobcats and coyote’s that call the region home. This adventure will leave you appreciative of our natural world. Avid photographers will find this a prime opportunity to capture stunning images!

Afternoon you will have time at leisure in Whistler Village. During your free time, you can browse through the various stores featured along the cobblestone paths of Whistler Village, walk along the forest trails, and dine in one of the world-class restaurants. 

Overnight in Whistler at the Listel Hotel Whistler

Whistler
Black Bear | Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

Day 8 Whistler Vancouver

Today you have an included scheduled coach transfer to Vancouver International Airport where your journey concludes.

Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Hyatt Regency Vancouver is the perfect location to stay for both leisure and business travelers. Guests will enjoy easy access to exciting attractions, like the unique shops of Robson Street and Stanley Park. From the moment you arrive, you will feel right at home. 

Listel Hotel Whistler

Whistler
Just steps from the mountains, and at the heart of Whistler Village, the Listel Hotel Whistler offers the perfect base for your alpine adventure. Friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer questions, offer tips and advice on the area, and make sure your stay is comfortable and relaxed. With spacious rooms, free WiFi, personalised ski and snowboard valet service, plus complimentary bike storage in summer, a stay at the Listel offers everything you are looking for.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Excluded

  • 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

FAQs

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.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

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.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

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.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

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.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?

  • 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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How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?

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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.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
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