The very best of British Columbia

  • Enjoy High Tea at the Empress Hotel
  • Explore famed Butchert Gardens with lunch in the original family home
  • Experience a double-decker bus tour of Victoria and city tour of Vancouver
  • Be awed by an outstanding fireworks display over English Bay
  • Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Roundtrip airfare to Vancouver/from Victoria

This tour requires a valid passport!

  • Day 1

    Fly to Vancouver, B.C. this morning. Lunch is at Granville Island Public Market, an old concrete plant turned tourist hotspot. Enjoy views of the city as you dine waterside and browse the shops and stalls selling artisanal foods to locally produced arts and crafts. Experience Vancouver’s hottest new attraction! Buckle up for Fly Over Canada, a virtual flight simulator using four story high projection screens to give you the feeling of soaring over Canada’s iconic landmarks. Once “back on the ground,” check into your centrally located hotel, a great base for exploring the city. Blue Horizon Hotel – 2 nights (L)

  • Day 2

    A city tour featuring the iconic Gastown Steam Clock, Lions Gate Bridge, and an impressive collection of totem poles in Stanley Park fills your morning. For lunch, dine at Top of Vancouver, a revolving restaurant. Take a rest because tonight is the Celebration of Light, a pyrotechnics competition in which three countries are invited to compete annually. After a buffet dinner aboard a scenic cruise, the fireworks illuminate English Bay choreographed to music. It’s an impressive spectacle! (L,D)

  • Day 3

    This morning board the BC Ferry (bus and all) and make the one hour sail to Vancouver Island arriving in Sidney, a lovely seaside town. After lunch, head to Lolligobble, an English Sweets Shop full of old timey, unique candies unfamiliar to us Americans. You’ll get a little treat to take with you! Explore the main street shops before heading to your hotel in Victoria. Located a short walk from the Inner Harbour, many of the city’s attractions, restaurants and shops are at within an easy stroll. Chateau Victoria – 3 nights (L)

  • Day 4

    See Victoria from the top down on a double-decker bus tour ending at the majestic Empress Hotel for High Tea. You’ll sip the very same tea blend the Queen of England herself enjoys with assorted finger sandwiches. It’s the place to be seen, and you never know who you’ll meet! This afternoon explore nearby museums, do some shopping, take a whale watching cruise or even a seaplane tour. The choice is yours and your Tour Director can provide information and several different suggestions. (HT)

  • Day 5

    Take a short walk from your hotel to the iconic Parliament Buildings for a docentguided tour to learn about Canada’s governmental structure. Your next stop is Butchart Gardens! As it has been for over 100 years, everything will be in full bloom. After lunch in the original family home, take in the magnificent blooms. You’ve never seen so many colors of dahlias, or so large! Pick up seeds for your own garden at the gift shop before returning to the hotel in the early evening to enjoy a last night at your leisure. (L

  • Day 6

    Take the morning to make one final stroll along the water, find that perfect gift, or just relax in your hotel suite. Enjoy an included lunch before catching your mid-afternoon flight home. (L)

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17th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

This trip completely sold out from Preview Day responses. Because the trip doesn’t depart for 7 months, we encourage you to put your name on the wait list if you would like to go. There undoubtedly will be some cancellations.

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A Play on the Lake, A Ride to the Sky

Head to Lake Tahoe for a fun overnighter featuring the 1960’s musical, Beehive. An exuberant jukebox celebration of women musicians from the 60’s; Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. The outdoor venue at Sand Harbor is perfect for a summer night of music, laughter, and of course Aqua Net-glistening coiffures! Join your fellow Sports Leisure travelers for a late morning trip to Truckee. Check into the Hampton Inn, don your best 60’s apparel (optional) before dinner at Moody’s before enjoying the show. Imagine, this venue has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, a Lake Tahoe sunset!
After breakfast at the hotel; depart for Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. A tram ride to the summit provides an aerial view of the valley, plus takes you to High Camp for lunch. Visit the Olympic Museum before returning to Sacramento, mid-afternoon.

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A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

6 Days · 7 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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