Next stop…a local Langley Wine Tour!
It’s amazing how impressive the Langley wine region is when you take the time to explore it. Beautiful open spaces, perfect rows of plump grapes in full view as you approach each vineyard, old barrels, beautiful wood structures, quaint picnic areas and tasting tables, friendly faces, and oh the wine!
A tour like this can be done in 4 to 6 hours. Here are a few of our favourites…
1. Township 7 Vineyards
2. Domaine De Chaberton
So grand and impressive! It feels like the Mission Hill of our local grapes. Big and bold wood doors entering into a large tasting room and gift shop. You can book your own private tour for there are free tours that run daily at 2 and 4pm. Groups often like to time their stop here around a dinner at their Bistro.
3. Vista D’Oro Vineyards
It offers such a homey feel as you drive in with the vines in grand rows on your left and a charming tasting house on the right all surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers to impress. So quaint and just lovely.
4. Backyard Vineyards
What a great spot to stop with a group that is looking for a large outdoor gazebo to enjoy. This large wooden structure overlooks the vineyard on the right or you can enter through the grandeous wooden door to their tasting room and gift shop. Private tours can be booked and they are happy to organize a picnic for you and your group.
If your taste buds are tempted, Langley Wine Region offers a wonderful experience! You can book a 4-hour tour with just tours and tastings, or a 6-hour tour that includes a picnic or bistro dinner along the way.
Awaken your senses!
Full steam ahead for the Cruise season in Vancouver! It’s that time of year where those big and brilliant boats can be seen in the Vancouver port as lucky cruisers create a stream of disembarking from great adventures or boarding for adventures soon to come.
Taking a private charter from the Vancouver Airport (YVR) or your Hotel to or from the Vancouver Cruise Pier at Canada Place is an easy and most convenient way to go. And whatever you do, taking a bit of time to tour the beautiful city of Vancouver before you board your ship or after you disembark is highly recommended.
A short 2 to 4 hour pre-cruise or post-cruise tour would allow you to see such great sights as Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, the shopping hub of Robson Street, perhaps English Bay’s beachfront, the award winning Vancouver Convention Centre, and Granville Island’s Public Market.
So if you’re a lucky cruiser this season, let a tour of Vancouver be the cherry on top of your travels!
Flowers in bloom, the sun beaming on the face…what a great feeling! It’s those first signs of Spring and Summer in Vancouver that make the masses excited about all the amazing things to do in this city and its surrounding areas.
Here are some top Vancouver activities for your must-see-and-do list…
A Day in Vancouver
Grab your favourite coffee first thing in the morning and get ready to make memories exploring Stanley Park, shopping on Robson Street, feeding your cultural taste buds in charming Gastown and Chinatown, checking out the view at English Bay’s beachfront, and enjoying the vibrant hustle and bustle of Granville Island Public Market. What a great spot to stop for lunch and take in the live entertainment!
After lunch a North Shore is definitely worth while to explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge and/or head up to the Grouse Mountain gondola. What a brilliant day!
Time to hit a funky Yaletown restaurant or lounge for good eats and hit the pillow to rest up for day two!
A Day in Whistler
Grab your favourite morning coffee, again! And enjoy the breathtaking coastal beauty of the Sea-to-Sky highway up to Whistler. There are so many charming stops you can take along the way including Porteau Cove, Shannon Falls, and the Britannia Mining Museum. Once in Whistler, the cobblestoned pedestrian Village will grab your attention. Explore the boutique shops and enjoy a patio lunch. Heading up the Whistler Blackcomb gondola for some sightseeing and perhaps even some hiking is a must! And the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is such a beautiful way to take in both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Langley Wine Tour
Ready to get your Wine on? You could take an afternoon to explore the local wineries that continue to impress with every passing year. Neck of the Woods, Township 7 Vineyards, Glenugie Winery, the Forte Wine Company and Domaine de Chaberton are some of the favourites. Leaving time to dine at Domaine de Chaberton is highly recommended!
A Day in Victoria
Yes, more coffee…must have that morning coffee! And then grab a morning ferry out of Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Victoria. Wander around the gorgeous and all impressive Butchart Gardens and then into downtown Victoria to explore the main streets, restaurants and charming shops before grabbing your return ferry. Might even see a pod of whales out there as you sail from one coast line to the next. Simply beautiful!
Summer in Vancouver is fast approaching and there is much to consider and even more to do!! We’d love to make your Vancouver experience something to remember.
Have you explored the exceptional wineries that Langley has to offer yet?
It’s like a hidden gem in our own backyard…full of bold, complex, sweet and smooth tastings that await you!
A Sprinter Van for the smaller groups or a 15-passenger Limobus or 20-passenger Odyssey Coach Bus are perfect for your own customized private exploration of the beautiful south Langley countryside.
A tour can be customized for anything from 4 hours to 6 hours or more and here are a few of our favourites…
Township 7 Vineyards – http://www.township7.com/
Neck of the Woods Winery – http://www.neckofthewoods.ca/
The Fort Wine Company – http://www.thefortwineco.com/
Domaine de Chamberton (great spot for lunch or dinner – reservations recommended) – http://www.domainedechaberton.com/
Here are our TOP FOUR Vancouver tours, transfers & sightseeing…
1. Vancouver City Tour
Drive through Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Downtown Vancouver shopping (Robson Street), Granville Island (great spot for lunch), or Queen Elizabeth Park (also a great luncheon spot), explore Gas Town and China Town.
2. Langley Wine Tour
Tempt your taste buds with an amazing tour of the Langley wineries. Begin with Township 7 Vineyards, to Glenugie Winery, The Forte Wine Company, and all impressive tour and lunch at Domaine de Chamberton. This one is also great as a Harrison Hot Springs overnighter because then it’s on to Lotusland Vineyard and Mount Lehman Winery before reaching your final hot springs destination. Yah, I know…WOW!
3. Osoyoos and Vancouver Golf Trip
We do trips like this every summer season and people truly love it. This one includes Vancouver golf transfers as well as a trip to Osoyoos and is so worth it!
Begin in Vancouver at one of our local public courses followed by a road trip to Osoyoos to play Fairview Mountain, a perennial ‘must play’ pick by Golf Digest.
On a smaller scale, we can simply provide your group’s roundtrip transfers for your local Vancouver golf game, or we’re a great option for that tucked away Furry Creek.
4. Whistler Sightseeing Daytrip
We’ll take you on a Sea-to-Sky highway adventure for the day! Enjoy some breathtaking viewpoints along the way, take in the wonderous site of Shannon Falls and discover Britannia Beach and the Britannia Beach Mine Museum before continuing on to Whistler Village for a late lunch, shopping, dinner and a relaxing return home. Hopefully we’ll catch a brilliant sunset sky over the coastal mountains on route!
Take your pick of smaller SUV’s, Sprinter Vans, Limo-style minibuses or shuttle buses.
Can’t decide on a tour? Let us bring you along for the ride. We offer custom Vancouver sightseeing and city tours! We can build a day of sightseeing in Vancouver for you and show you what this beautiful west coast city has to offer with our unique Vancouver tours and sightseeing.
We declare Cruise Season officially open!
Those big beautiful boats are starting to roll into Vancouver’s harbour and we await you.
Shuttle buses, Limobuses, Sprinter Vans and SUV’s for private charter from YVR or your Hotel to the Cruise Pier as well as Cruise ship pickup to your chosen destination.
Wanting to tour some of Vancouver during your transfer?
We’re happy to customize a short tour or all-day adventure for you. We can simply drive through some local hot spots or make a stop so you can do some exploring.
Get on board with us!