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Vancouver and Seattle Multi Centre Holiday

Our Vancouver and Seattle multi-centre holidays allows you to explore these two iconic cities at your own pace. The cities share the same border but offer a very different atmosphere and range of experiences. Combining Vancouver with Seattle, this multi-centre holiday allows travellers to see more of North America and invites you to discover beautiful cities, impressive national parks, peaceful beaches, excellent shopping facilities and lively restaurants and bustling bars.

In the active outdoor-loving city of Vancouver, you can stroll around the vast parks such as Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and Lynn Canyon. Take a trip to the nearby mountains and lush forests that surround the city to unearth some of the most outstanding scenery that British Columbia has to offer. Nature lovers can enjoy a day tour watching whales just off the coast of Vancouver or take a bear tour in the forests. Cultural enthusiasts should explore the Vancouver Art Gallery, where you’ll find exceptional pieces by regional artists. Vancouver is also ideal for foodies looking to sample new dishes and try out the hottest restaurants and bars.

In Seattle you’ll find a lively city full of famous attractions. You can also explore further afield and discover the unspoilt beauty in the state of Washington by checking out the two stunning national parks, Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park. Hike through scenic forests, take in breath taking views of glacier capped mountains and potter by glorious streams and rivers. Back in the city, you can take a trip to the Space Needle and enjoy a delicious dinner while taking in panoramic views over Seattle. Finish your holiday by treating yourself to one of the many winery tours where you can sample scrumptious reds and delightful white wines.

Duration
8 days

Guide Price

 £2,299  pp
Best time to go
Late June to early September
Options
Self-Guided
Start your journey
Vancouver

Trip highlights

  • Dine with divine views inside the Space Needle, which sits 520 feet above Seattle
  • Experience world-class shopping facilities and lively bars and restaurant with beautiful mountainous backdrops in Vancouver
  • Enjoy getting up close and personal with native Vancouver wildlife, such as bears and whales
  • Sit back and relax as you sip on coffee from the original Starbucks in Seattle
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Vancouver is a city with a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for an adventure filled holiday in Canada’s beautiful countryside, a relaxing getaway or a fascinating trip filled to the brim with sightseeing, you’ll be able to find something that satisfies your interests here.

Purchase unique gifts for your family and friends in the vibrant shopping streets such as Robson Street, then replenish your energy by sampling gourmet dishes in Gastown. Tour local distilleries and try some of the finest spirits the city is known for.

Active visitors can explore the lively harbour in a kayak, or hike around the Grouse Mountain area. You can also visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore the treetops or walk over suspended footbridges and take in incredible views of the forest floor below.

If you prefer to unwind, spend your days in Vancouver kicking back and relaxing on the scenic English Bay Beach or in Stanley Park.

Shilshole Bay in the Puget Sound

Wander around Seattle and take in its numerous fascinating architectural styles, including the dominating Space Needle and other iconic skyscrapers of the city. Find out where the famous coffee shop, Starbucks, started and relax with a cappuccino or latte as you watch the world around you go by.

Keen explorers can head towards the Pacific National Park surrounding Seattle and follow the various trails that allow you to take in luscious green forests and the intriguing wildlife that inhabits them.

Spend a day out at sea and marvel at magnificent orcas, humpbacks and grey whales who call Puget Sound their home. Find yourself inspired by the Museum of Pop Culture as you learn about the key influencers who created the world of pop as we know it today. You can also explore world class visual art exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum or learn about marine life in the surrounding area of Puget Sound at the Seattle Aquarium.