Langley Wine Tours!

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

What a charming entrance and lovely spaces surrounding the vineyards to picnic.  They can organize a picnic on-site for your small gathering or Corporate group.  Unbelievably friendly group and absolutely one of our favourites!

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!
http://www.luxbus.com/private-tours/wine-tour/

All Aboard for Cruise Season!

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!
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Things to do in Vancouver in Summer!

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.
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Happy travels!

Family Nights at Whistler Olympic Plaza!

Enjoying Whistler mid-week?  Bring the family out to this FREE and FABULOUS on-going event…

Every Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm through to March 27th Whistler’s Olympic Plaza is bringing on the family fun!
Bring the family out to enjoy some good old Canadian winter fun!
Events and entertainment change weekly, but some examples are snowman making, sled rentals for the Olympic Plaza sled zone, storytellers, musicians, hot chocolate, a community fireplace and marshmellow roasting!
What a great way to bring the community together and help create those unforgettable memories with our children.
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Getting to Whistler: Private Charter vs. Rental Car

 Private Charter vs. Rental Cars to Whistler

So you’ve booked your Whistler holiday, or you’re in research mode and are close to booking your trip to Whistler, and you are considering your Whistler transporation options.
Many things may run through your mind, or across your screen, leaving you pondering…should I book a private charter service to
Whistler or just rent a car to save some bucks?

The misconception is that booking a private charter will be the
more expensive option, which it is not.
Luxury Transport Inc. is the safer, more functional and more economical option, and here is why…
Not only does booking your private charter with us provide you with a full meet & greet door-to-door friendly and personal service, but by the time you’ve factored in your rental costs and your overnight parking costs for the duration of your stay at your Whistler Hotel, we as a private charter service just became the more economical choice between the two.
Most of Whistler’s hotels and condos are within easy walking distance to Whistler’s charming pedestrian Village as well as the Whistler Blackcomb lifts.  And some of those that aren’t have courtesy shuttles running to and from the Village for your convenience.  In short, you do not need a vehicle in Whistler.

We are also your safest option given our high level of insurance and our top-of-the-line winter tires.  Rental cars do not often come with winter tires which becomes a very clear danger when attempting the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler in the winter time.  Leave the driving to our fabulously friendly team of driving and customer service professionals!

Our vehicle style with the biggest bang for your buck is our 9 and 11 passenger Sprinter Vans, which can hold right up to 9 and 11 passengers with an enourmous amount of luggage.  A one-way service in a Sprinter Van is $375 plus taxes and gratuity.  Divide that by 9 or 11 passengers and you have the best service in the best vehicles at an extremely competetive rate.
Throw in our Facebook Promo going on right now that saves you $25 on a one-way or $50 on a roundtrip and it’s truly a match made in heaven!

And the winner for transfers to Whistler is…Private Charter with Luxury Transport Inc. every time!

Have questions for us?  Want to inquire about your upcoming options for transportation to Whistler?  We are happy to provide you with a quote for service.
We look forward to hearing from you…

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604.522.8484 or toll free 1.877.511.8484

Vancouver hot-spots to help embrace winter!

Wow, what a weather run we’ve had here in Vancouver!
We have enjoyed the best of those slightly chilled sunny mornings that gradually transition into intensified afternoon heat…so incredible!
But there is something about today’s chill…it means business.
Winter is officially on it’s way and I’m here to bring you some love in the form of heat…

Here are some great Vancouver ‘hot-spots’!  Restaurants in Vancouver with nice cozy atmospheres and the needed warmth of nearby fireplaces…

Sandbar Seafood Restaurant – Granville Island
Keg Restaurant – Yaletown Vancouver
Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge – Hornby Street, Vancouver
La Terrazza – on Cambie Street, Vancouver
Altitudes Bistro – atop Grouse Mountain
The Tea House – Stanley Park
Yew Restaurant + Bar – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Cozy up to fine foods and fireside glow as we embrace winter!

Luxury Transport Inc.
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Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Adventures!

What a grand adventure to head up the Whistler Blackcomb gondolas for a day of hiking, exploring and of course fabulous dining!
The Peak 2 Peak sights are absolutely breathtaking from all angles and even the smallest of children (my 3 year old for example) can handle some of the hikes up top.
A pleasant surprise was the bin of ski poles that people can help themselves to for walking sticks, which the kids go crazy for of course!
There are impressive wood carvings along the trails along with plaques filled with bits of wildlife and plant info, not to mention the endless and absolutely beautiful photo opportunities.

If you are up to take advantage of the whole day and into the evening, it is well worth attending one of the Mountain Top BBQ’s that they do so well over the course of the summer.
Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain, a dining experience is waiting for you at 6000 feet at the top of the Whistler Village Gondola.

This coming Sept 7th, 8th, 9th weekend, the weekend of the GranFondo, is the last weekend of the summer to take in this experience and all it’s delicous fixings!

Ahhh, Whistler..get up there!
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Vancouver & Whistler Golf!

Time to GET YOUR GOLF ON in Vancouver and Whistler this summer season!
Here are a few great new incentives to get your group together and swing those sticks…

In Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club now has colour GPS systems in their new carts, Whistler Golf Club is sporting new Bent grass greens, and Nicklaus North Golf Course remodelled its signature par 3, 12th hole.

In Vancouver, some local favourites include the University Golf Club, just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mayfair Lakes, only minutes from the Airport, Morgan Creek in South Surrey with their new club house, and Northview Golf & Country Club with two 18-hole public golf courses and only 15 minutes from the US Border.

And nestled almost right in between Vancouver and Whistler, along the brilliantly scenic Sea-to-Sky highway, is the Furry Creek Golf & Country Club.  A challenging and fun course with panoramic ocean views.

Contact us for roundtrip rates to and from your golf game!
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Langley Wine Tours!

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/

 

For more information, visit www.luxbus.com and let us take you on an outing to local wine country!

 

Whistler Blackcomb is HOT with summer activities now open!

Summer time is coming on strong and Whistler Blackcomb has officially opened many of their amazing summer time activities for all to enjoy!
Peak to Peak Sightseeing, Family Adventure Zone, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park, Bear viewing and Ecology Tours, and Whistler Blackcomb Glacier skiing and riding are all open for Whistler adventure seekers.

Much of this is available to experience in a day trip to Whistler or a Whistler overnight.  Contact us to help you customize the perfect Whistler trip and Whistler transfers to suit you and your group’s transportation and sightseeing needs.

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