Vancouver USA City Tour
Departures: Tuesday through Saturday; year-round
Duration: 9:00 am to 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:45 pm daily (We can customize for private tours or groups)
Price: $65 per person
Pick Up Location: Select downtown Vancouver hotels. See below for a list of Vancouver hotels we pick up at
- Go on a 3-hour Vancouver USA guided tour of the city’s top attractions
- Discover the best of downtown such as Esther Short State Park, new Waterfront, and Arts District
- Cross the Vancouver USA Land Bridge for sweeping views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River
- Stops may include Sisters of Providence Academy, Fort Vancouver, Pearson Air Museum, or Officer’s Row
Situated just north of the Columbia River near the city of Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington shares a similar environment with its bigger neighbor to the south. However, Vancouver USA’s recent urban renewal projects have given the city the opportunity to form its own reputation.
With over 30 breweries and tasting rooms and a number of exceptional eateries, Vancouver has been nicknamed Beer City, USA, and is quickly becoming a foodie destination. Also home to the oldest park in the state and a brand new 7.3 acre park along the waterfront, Vancouver USA has no shortage of green spaces. Combined with its historic role as a fur-trading post and later a powerful Army base, the city of Vancouver USA is definitely worth a visit.
Our Vancouver USA sightseeing tour will take you into the heart of the city where you will experience what makes the “The Couve” so unique. A newly developed waterfront, artistic murals, and a 166-acre National Historic Park right near downtown are just a few points of interest that you will encounter. Let our informative and entertaining guides show you the best this city has to offer.
Vancouver USA Waterfront & the Land Bridge
Learn about history of Vancouver USA’s waterfront and the future development of this newly renovated section of the city. See the sculpture dedicated to the city’s namesake, Captain George Vancouver
Traverse the 40-foot wide earth covered pedestrian bridge, known as the Vancouver USA Land Bridge. The bridge connects historic Fort Vancouver with the Columbia River. It also represents a tribal crossroads and point-of-contact between Native Americans and European settlers.
Esther Short State Park
One of the city’s signature landmarks, Esther Short State Park was established in 1853. Hear the stories about the feisty mother of 10 who came over the Oregon Trail with her husband Amos. The Short family obstinately claimed a plot of land hotly disputed between the British and the Americans. Eventually this plot of land became the city of Vancouver, with a 5-acre park located in the heart of downtown.
Sisters of Providence Academy
Designed in 1873 by Mother Joseph, this 3-storied, Neo-Georgian brick structure functioned as a school from the 1870s until 1966. Mother Joseph, a Sister who came to the remote Pacific Northwest from Quebec, was the first female architect in North America. She was responsible for the completion of 11 hospitals, 7 academies, 5 schools for Native Americans, and 2 orphanages. Her legacy of humanitarian service also led to the founding of Providence Healthcare Services.
Declared a National Historic Site in 1961, this restored version of Vancouver, Washington’s original settlement lies just outside the downtown core. Surrounded by 166 acres of tree-lined streets and expansive green parkland, this full-scale reproduction of Fort Vancouver includes a bakehouse, a blacksmith shop, a carpenter shop, and a kitchen surrounded by 20-foot high wooden walls.
Pearson Air Museum
Experience the oldest operating airfield in the United States, named for Lt. Alexander Pearson, a trailblazing pilot and Vancouver USA native. This aviation museum highlights the history of the U.S. army base at Fort Vancouver from 1849 to 2012. Discover the firsts in aviation history that occurred here at the Pearson Airfield, including the first non-stop transpolar flight completed in 1937.
Officer’s Row is one of Vancouver USA’s greatest treasures. Known for its picturesque beauty, Officer’s Row features lovely pathways, magnificent trees, and 21 elegant restored Victorians. These historic structures functioned as the former homes of US military officers stationed at the Vancouver Barracks.
- Entry or admission fees
- Bottled Water
- Professional local guide/driver
- Tip & Gratuity
- Food & Drinks
List of Vancouver Hotels for Pick Up: Hilton Vancouver Washington, Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn & Suites Vancouver, Quality Inn & Suites
Customized and Private Tours: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Tour Price Includes: Pickup & Drop off, transportation and tour guide. All applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.
Not Included in Price: Gratuity and lunch.
Requirements: Tours require 4 person minimum for confirmation. Please contact us for current status of tour.
Payment: On-line reservations can be made or via phone using a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments are accepted at time of tour.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reservations: All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. Walk-ins please call to confirm departure and availability.