Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
After debarking your ship, you will hop-on, hop-off and explore Vancouver in a vintage London double decker or a coach style open top convertible bus. Explore the many interesting and beautiful areas of Vancouver from Robson Street, Stanley Park, Gastown to Chinatown as part of your adventure in Vancouver. As part of this package, enjoy the convenience of luggage service to your hotel or airport and your ticket for CanadaLine transportation to the airport. Big Pink Sightseeing supports the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, where $1 from every ticket sold is donated. Plan to arrive at airport at least 2 hours prior to your flight. Tour price covers storage for 2 pieces of luggage.
After debarking your ship & claiming your luggage, board a motorcoach & see the exciting sights of Vancouver, home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Vancouver boasts one of North America's largest Chinatowns. Visit the Gastown district, a mix of old & new with cobbled streets, courtyards & Victorian-style buildings. Stop at world-famous Stanley Park & visit the West Coast Native Totem Poles. Continue along Stanley Park's seawall & the popular English Bay Beach. Your tour ends at the Vancouver International Airport and is available to guests with flights departing from Vancouver International Airport 2:00 pm or later for domestic flights & 3:00pm or later for international flights
After debarking the ship and claiming your luggage you can get away from the crowds and enjoy spectacular views of Vancouver, Whistler and the Canadian wilderness from exclusive vantage points. Tour these areas in a convoy of comfortable 4x4 SUV's with many picturesque views and stops. The scenic mountains provide a stunning backdrop for a gourmet BBQ lunch. This tour ends at your downtown hotel or Vancouver International Airport. Available to guests staying in Vancouver or guests with flights departing Vancouver International Airport 7:00pm (domestic North America) or 8:00pm (international).
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.