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V2V Vacations Launches 2019 High-Season with New Tours and Activitiesand the Most Comfortable Seat at Sea
To launch its 2019 high-season, V2V Vacations, the only premium cruise experience connecting downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, announces a new selection of Victoria day tours and experience options, to accompany its later daily departure time until 30 September. Guests can now enjoy a relaxing day wandering the quaint streets and charming stores of Victoria, partake in a culinary walking tour or brewery and distillery tour, visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, indulge in traditional afternoon tea at the opulent Fairmont Empress Hotel, or sight-see by bicycle or hop-on and hop-off bus before a sunset cruise back through Active Pass and Georgia Strait to capture the perfect Vancouver skyline and summer activity along the Stanley Park Seawall.
A travel time of fewer than three hours and thirty minutes between Vancouver and Victoria aboard the V2V Empress catamaran offers a more time-efficient and comfortable alternative to the car ferry that operates from outside both cities. Onboard, V2V offers two stylish seating classes, an impressive selection of local BC cuisine, wine and craft beer, and sundeck access for a spectacular 360-degree view perfect for wildlife watching.
“At V2V, we make each voyage more than just convenient, comfortable and carefree,” says Julian Wright, General Manager of V2V Vacations. “We offer an exceptional way to experience this beautiful part of the world while presenting guests from all over the world a unique opportunity to experience Victoria in a variety of ways.
“All our new day-trip options are an extension of our downtown-to-downtown service allowing you to choose tours and activities in line with your interests. When you are done exploring, you can relax in your reclining seat, sip on a glass of BC wine, and sail in style directly to downtown Vancouver, while delighting in the city’s famously stunning sunset.”
The full roster of new day trips and activities offered in Victoria by V2V is as follows:
‘Sail & Fly’ combines modern high-speed catamaran travel with V2V one way, and a charming ride on an iconic seaplane with Harbour Air the other, while the new tour highlights are available now to be booked on the V2V website, and include must-sees like the internationally celebrated Royal BC Museum, the much-loved Fisherman’s Wharf, and beautiful Beacon Park, alongside Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway, the world’s longest national road.
Food lovers can walk the city enjoying up to eight delectable tastings as part of the Culinary Walking Tour, picking up local insights from chefs and proprietors along the way. Active types can opt for ‘The Castle, Hoods & Legends Cycling Tour’ to explore the city’s many trails through historic and trendy neighbourhoods, while those who want to kick back with a local brew can enjoy an afternoon sampling Victoria’s craft beers and small-batch spirits on the Brewery & Distillery Tours.
When guests book their scenic journey aboard the V2V Empress catamaran, it is easy to add on tours and experiences to make the most of their day visiting Victoria ahead of a 4:30 pm departure and arrival before 8 pm into Vancouver.
The only ferry service that transports passengers directly from the heart of Vancouver into Victoria’s historic Inner Harbour, the extension of V2V’s offering to include day trip tours and experiences further positions V2V Vacations as the premium cruise option between the two cities.
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About V2V Vacations
V2V Vacations is a premium cruise service connecting downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The V2V Empress experience places travellers in a premium and highly personalized journey focused on guest comfort and convenience while providing them with the opportunity to spend the voyage learning about the rich culture in the region. Passengers are also invited to the upper outside deck to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view. The V2V Empressis wheelchair-accessible and equipped with ergonomic leather seating with the convenience of USB ports and power outlets included for every seat. V2V Vacations is owned by Riverside Marine Group, one of Australia’s leading marine companies operating a number of diverse divisions since 1926. The concept for V2V Vacations was envisioned by Riverside Marine’s CEO Hume Campbell and his wife Rowan Campbell. Being lovers of the sea, they longed for an easily accessible way to get directly to Victoria from Vancouver without sacrificing the ocean experience.