Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC

Butchart Gardens - Sunken Gardens

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC

Pendray House at Huntington Manor

Christmas at Pendray House

Skating Rink at Butchart Gardens

BC Legislature, Victoria BC

Centennial Square Christmas - photo courtesy Victoria Tourism

Festival of Trees, Bay Centre - photo courtesy Victoria Tourism

Christmas in Victoria

DEPARTURE:
Calgary 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Edmonton 12:30 pm | Edson 3:15 pm | Hinton 4:15 pm

All aboard Santa’s Sleigh for a Gala Christmas Celebration in Victoria!
Enjoy a narrated tour of this charming and gracious city aglow with twinkling lights of the holiday season.
The Butchart Gardens welcome us with carollers, sparkling lights and festive decor. We’ll enjoy the season in style with a Chemainus Brunch and Live Theatre Holiday Performance, a Christmas Eve dinner, visit from Santa, Christmas Day breakfast buffet and Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Come celebrate the holiday with us in a beautiful Vancouver Island setting surrounded by hills and overlooking the snow-clad Olympic Mountains!.

Features three nights at the Hungtingdon Manor, conveniently located near the Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown Victoria.

  • 9 days |  December 21, 2018
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Calgary to Edmonton to Valemount

Friday December 21. Your Christmas Celebration Tour begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Calgary.  Travel north via Red Deer to Edmonton where you’ll meet your travelling companions at a HOSTED LUNCH.  Cross the border into British Columbia and continue to the village of Valemount for overnight.
Overnight: Best Western Plus

2

Valemount to New Westminster

Saturday December 22 . Today travel through the beautiful landscape of the North Thompson Valley area as you continue to Blue River, Clearwater and Kamloops enroute to New Westminster for overnight.  Arrive at your unique hotel, the Inn at the Quay, which is in a wonderful location stretching out over the mighty Fraser River, right next door to the Riverfront Boardwalk and within walking distance of the Skytrain Station to downtown Vancouver.  Choose to relax and watch the boats go by from your riverview room or go exploring.
Overnight: Inn at the Quay

3

New Westminster to Chemainus

Sunday December 23. Board a BC FERRY for a scenic sailing to Nanaimo, the second largest city on Vancouver Island. Travel south to the village of Chemainus for the launch of your Christmas festivities with a delicious BRUNCH and live AFTERNOON THEATRE PERFORMANCE featuring Little Women. This beloved holiday story is a cheerful musical of romantic escapades, sibling rivalries and Christmas wishes as the March girls learn the true value of hope and family. Tonight join us for a fun PIZZA PARTY at the hotel.
Overnight: Best Western Plus

4

Chemainus to Victoria

(3 nights) Monday December 24 . Your day begins with a DRIVING TOUR of this picturesque village where numerous murals cover entire sides of buildings depicting the history and industry of the area. Feel the Christmas spirit as you arrive in Victoria for an afternoon GUIDED TOUR where you’ll see the city dressed in its holiday finery. Arrive for a three night stay at the Huntingdon Manor. This historic property is conveniently located in the picturesque inner harbour just a short walk to downtown. Tonight enjoy a delicious CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER prepared by the hotel chefs just for you!
Overnight: Huntingdon Manor

5

Victoria

Tuesday December 25. Wake up to the magic of Christmas with a special BREAKFAST/BRUNCH BUFFET and Christmas festivities complete with a VISIT FROM SANTA. A hospitality room supplies a place to visit today with your new-found friends. The afternoon is free to explore more of the old-world charm of this delightful British city. Perhaps you might like to take a carriage ride or a water taxi tour of the harbour, discover Chinatown, wander by the water, explore the beautiful historic Empress Hotel or spend time with friends in the area. Return to the Huntingdon, your home away from home for a TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER and festivities.

6

Victoria

Tuesday December 26. First stop on this exciting day will be the beautiful BUTTERFLY GARDENS followed by the magical sight of Christmas illuminations as BUTCHART GARDENS is transformed with a remarkable display of thousands of twinkling lights and seasonal decorations. After enjoying a very special SEASONAL AFTERNOON HIGH TEA, carollers and a brass band playing traditional holiday music will add to the magic as you view the miles of evergreen swags, wreaths, holly, ivy and winterberries adorning the walkways. Wander through the amazing Twelve Days of Christmas display, find the reindeer for a fun ride on the carousel, see the skaters under strings of twinkling lights and then warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate by the fire! You’ll be humming a Christmas carol as you return to your hotel for your last night on the island.

7

Victoria to Kamloops

Thursday December 27. The Christmas spirit lingers as you begin your journey home. Bid farewell to Victoria as you sail across the Strait of Georgia from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. Travel to Kamloops, located in the southern interior of British Columbia at the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers for your overnight.
Overnight: Doubletree Hotel

8

Kamloops to Hinton

Friday December 28.  Continue to Hinton for your last evening together.  Enjoy the company of your fellow travellers at a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.
Overnight: Holiday Inn

9

Hinton to Edmonton to Calgary

Saturday December 29. Return home from a most memorable Christmas Holiday. Make a stop in Edmonton and then continue on to Calgary.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and taxes
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Get Acquainted Lunch
  • Ferry crossings as indicated
  • Chemainus Brunch and Live Theatre Performance
  • Pizza Party

 

  • Driving tour of Chemainus Murals
  • Guided tour of Victoria
  • Christmas Eve Dinner
  • Christmas Day Breakfast Buffet
  • Visit from Santa
  • Christmas Gift
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Butchart Gardens displayed for Christmas
  • Seasonal Afternoon High Tea
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Meals include:5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Afternoon High Tea and 4 Dinners

2018 Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Quad

$1,799.00

GST: $89.95

Triple

$1,869.00

GST: $93.45

Twin

$2,009.00

GST: $100.45

Single

$2,769.00

GST: $138.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$40.00

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