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Vancouver, Canada-port

“Gassy Jack” Deighton saw a chance to make money from the miners on their way to the Yukon and the saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gas Town. From here, modern Vancouver was born - Canada’s third largest city. The government persuaded the settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the area’s waters in 1792. Today Vancouver offers travelers tram rides to the top of Grouse Mountain, the lovely Ming Dynasty Gardens, historic Gas Town and picturesque Stanley Park.

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PRE - WHISTLER & VANCOUVER:NATURALLY SPECTACULAR

Code: YVRL01

Enjoy the natural beauty and historical attractions of Vancouver before heading into the stunning mountains to the north, where you will spend a delightful day independently exploring the famed Whistler Village area.

DAY 1

After flying into Vancouver, you will transfer to the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel. Check in is at 4:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms ready before this time, this cannot be guaranteed.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you plenty of time to settle in and relax. Meals are on your own, and there are plenty of restaurants in the hotel and within easy walking distance.

DAY 2

Following breakfast and check out of the hotel, you will tour Vancouver, beginning with Stanley Park. At nearly 1,000 acres, it is one of the world's largest urban parks. Sprawling across a peninsula covered by rainforest, it juts into the sea, providing an unspoiled world for an abundance of wildlife. One of the most scenic spots is Prospect Point, where you will pause to take in the spectacular views of the inner harbor, North Shore Mountains and Lions Gate Bridge.

Next, you will see the collection of colorful totem poles at Brockton Point, an area that features enlightening open-air displays on the Coast Salish First Nations. Then, from the comfort of the coach, you will drive through Vancouver's most historical neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Yaletown and Coal Harbour.

Arriving in Gastown, you will enjoy free time to stroll along the cobbled streets, which are illuminated by antique gaslights at night. Named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon, Gastown was Vancouver's first urban center. Be sure to see its quirky urban timepiece, the Steam Clock at Water and Cambie streets, which gives a steamy rendition of the Westminster chimes every 15 minutes, drawing its power from the city's underground steam-heat system.

Then, you will drive north toward Whistler, stopping along the way at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. The 450-foot, pedestrian-only bridge crosses a deep gorge of the Capilano River. Walking across the bridge, you can actually feel it sway. Upon reaching the other side, you will follow a series of platforms that wind through a primordial forest and offer wonderful views. During this stop, you will have time for lunch on your own.

Continuing on, you will drive along the winding and immensely scenic Sea to Sky Highway on the way to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you will check into the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler Village. The remainder of the day is at leisure with meals on your own. (NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 12, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the hotel offers a luxurious alpine setting, exceptional dining, and a relaxing spa. The concierge team will assist with planning your free time in the hotel and around Whistler Village.

Day 3

Following breakfast at the hotel, the entire day is yours to enjoy in whatever manner you prefer. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you might ride a fully enclosed gondola up the slopes, go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, zip lining or browse Whistler Museum, much of which is devoted to Whistler's Olympic story.

Whistler Village offers a variety of fine dining, extraordinary shopping and highly entertaining events year-round. There is simply no end to the activities and because there isn't a formal schedule you can spend the day doing whatever you find most appealing.

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 12, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Day 4

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, you will transfer back to Vancouver via the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway and embark the ship.

Land Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here only for general reference purposes and subject to change.

Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel. Check in is 4:00pm. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Be sure that the cruise line has your up-to-date flight details.

Day 1

Fly into Vancouver's International Airport (YVR), where you will be met and transferred to the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel or similar hotel. The remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure and meals are on your own. Check in time is 4:00pm.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel

8:00am Begin tour of Vancouver

8:15am Arrive at Stanley Park

8:45am Visit Prospect Point within the park

9:00am Stop at the totem poles

9:20am Continue panoramic drive

10:15am Free time in Gastown

11:00am Depart for Whistler

11:30am Arrive at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park

1:30pm Depart from Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park

3:30pm Check in at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The remainder of the day is at your leisure

Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 12, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Day 3

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will have the entire day to explore independently. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 12, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00am Check out and depart for Vancouver

12:30pm Arrive at the port for embarkation

Expected weather:

60°- 86° (Fahrenheit) 20°- 30°(Celsius)

What to bring:

Good walking shoes, casual clothing, hats and sunglasses. Temperatures at Whistler will be cooler than in Vancouver, so be sure to bring a weather-appropriate sweater or jacket.

Local currency:

Canadian dollar. In most places, the U.S. dollar is accepted at par.

Electricity:

120 volts. The hotel concierge may have converters, if needed.

Hotel addresses:

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, British Columbia. Canada

Telephone: 1- 604-938-8000

Fairmont Downtown Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Telephone: 1-604 684 3131

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program includes:

" Breakfasts on Days 2, 3, 4

" 1 night at the Fairmont Vancouver Downtown Hotel or similar hotel (Deluxe guestroom)

" 2 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Deluxe slope-side view guestroom)

" Touring and entrance fees per the itinerary

" Transfers

(NOTE: on the NAVIGATOR August 12, 2015 sailing, the group will stay at the Westin Resort Whistler - one bedroom suite - due to unavailability at the Fairmont)

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

Program excludes:

" Meals and beverages not listed above

" Hotel incidentals including additional activities at Whistler

" Gratuities to drivers and guides

" Personal expenses

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.