New Day Northwest

Lisa Anciaux

AAA Travel Expert

BRITISH COLUMBIA PACKAGES

WITH Clipper Vacations

Think of Victoria, BC like going to England (without the jet lag). If you live in Seattle, you’re less than a three-hour scenic cruise from this charmingly walkable city that preserves the spirit of England with colonial architecture, lush gardens, farm-to-table restaurants, local boutiques, quaint pubs – and even traditional Afternoon Tea served at The Fairmont Empress. Vancouver, on the other hand, is a cosmopolitan coastal city with world-class restaurants and shopping, colorful downtown neighborhoods, culturally diverse suburbs and beautiful mountainside districts. There’s so much to explore without going far from home!

VICTORIA, BC OVERNIGHT GETAWAY

1 NIGHT • ROUNDTRIP FROM SEATTLE • FOR TRAVEL BY 5/31/20 • VICTORIA CLIPPER V

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites from $245*
Hotel Grand Pacific from $272*
Inn at Laurel Point from $297*

Cruise comfortably and conveniently via the Victoria Clipper V and choose from three of the city’s finest lodging options. Whether you’re enjoying Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel, sightseeing, shopping or exploring the Royal BC Museum, Victoria offers the best of Old World charm any time of year. Spring and summer are a great time to see the world-famous Butchart Gardens at their best; add this in advance to your Victoria package.

Package includes: Roundtrip cruise Seattle/Victoria via the new Victoria Clipper V in economy class, overnight accommodation and all applicable fees and taxes.

Ask about adding an optional tour or activity to your package, for example:

  • Tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel: Indulge in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions – Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress. Enjoy handmade scones, sweets, delicious pastries and your choice of 21 of the finest loose-leaf teas.
  • Victoria Food Tour: A culinary experience through Victoria that will invigorate your taste buds. (2 hours)
  • Craft Brewery Tour: Enjoy three unique craft breweries on this tasty guided tour. (3 hours, ages 19+)
  • Victoria City Tour & The Butchart Gardens: Tour Victoria’s famous landmarks and historic buildings before traveling to The Butchart Gardens. Spend as long as you want exploring the stunning grounds before taking any departing motors from The Gardens back to Victoria. (3.5 hours)

 Discover Off-the-Beaten Path Experiences in Greater Victoria:

  • Explore Victoria by Bike: Many hotels offer free bike rentals so you can pedal to your favorite restaurants or enjoy a picnic on the beach. Or, rent a bike from The Pedaler for your own tour de Victoria.
  • Shop and Eat at Cook Street Village: Get your fix of quaint shops and eateries in this delightful village bustling with locals. Discover your new go-to stop for comfort food, The Village, a local favorite for incredible baked goods and homestyle meals. Grab a coffee from their espresso bar and stroll through nearby Beacon Hill Park. Make sure you stop by the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm in time for the hilarious “running of the goats” at 10:10 a.m. daily.
  • Taste World-Class Gin at Sheringham Distillery: Venture westward to the rural seaside town, Sooke, well known for its scenic parks, hiking trails, beaches and, most recently, for its amazing Sheringham Distillery. Sheringham Distillery’s Seaside Gin was named Best Contemporary Gin in the World at the 2019 World Gin Awards.

VANCOUVER, BC OVERNIGHT GETAWAY

1 NIGHT • ROUNDTRIP FROM SEATTLE •
FOR TRAVEL BY 5/31/20 • AMTRAK®
CASCADES

EXchange Hotel Vancouver from $296*
Hotel LeSoleil from 296*
Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites from $296*

With two days in this world-class seaport city, get out and explore its 1,000-acre Stanley Park, home to the Vancouver Aquarium; hop a ferry to vibrant Granville Island; or, stroll down Robson Street, Vancouver’s premier shopping boulevard. Sit back and enjoy a scenic journey via Amtrak® Cascades, and select from three ideal downtown hotels.

Package includes: Roundtrip Amtrak® Cascades transportation from Seattle, one-night hotel and all applicable taxes

Ask about adding an optional tour or activity to your package, for example:

  • The Vancouver Aquarium – Canada’s largest aquarium with more than 90,000 creatures.
  • Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour – This tour is all about adventure, as you take in the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver and the Burrard Inlet.

*Clipper Vacations: Pricing subject to change and availability, blackout dates apply. Passport, Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s License required when crossing an international border. Those traveling between the U.S. and Canada who have a felony conviction may be denied entry into Canada. A Driving While Intoxicated (DUI) conviction is considered a felony in Canada. Gov’t misc fees/taxes, optional excursions, travel insurance and gratuities not included unless otherwise specified. Restrictions, limitations and agency fees may apply. Ask your AAA Travel agent for details. Agency #178-018-521

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