Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

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See the very best of the charming Provincial Capital of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour! If this is your first visit to Victoria, this 1.5-hour tour is a great way to get to know the city and its famous landmarks and history. During your tour, your experienced guide will provide a fascinating commentary on Victoria's rich history and scenic beauty, and there are numerous stops at points of interest for photo opportunities. For a unique opportunity, select the tour with afternoon tea at the iconic Empress Hotel.

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Your tour starts off in Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour in front of the Empress Hotel. Driving through the stately downtown core you will see Government Streets Old Town, Canada's oldest Chinatown and the last remnants of Fort Victoria. Your City Tour continues as you follow Antique Row before passing Craigdarroch Castle and through the Oak Bay residential areas.

Stop at the summit of Mount Tolmie for a photo opportunity high above the city and continue on to Oak Bay, Uplands and along Marine Drive with vistas of the straits of Juan de Fuca. Finally the tour will take you along the scenic Marine Drive and the Victoria waterfront past Beacon Hill Park, the largest of its kind in the city.

For a very unique and quintessential-Victoria experience, add on afternoon tea at the iconic Empress Hotel. A time honored tradition for over a century, the world renowned tea lobby of The Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual and Victoria's grandest tradition of Afternoon Tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Surrounded by rich chintz fabrics, antiqued tapestries and rugs, elegant wing back chairs, vintage furnishings and hand-carved tables, the picturesque backdrop of the Inner Harbour provides the quintessential Victoria experience to all who grace Afternoon Tea. Award-winning Pastry Chef D'Oyen Christie and team serve hand-made signature Empress scones, delectable pastries and tea sweets prepared in house daily, reflecting locally sourced ingredients to ensure an authentically memorable experience.

This tour is must for first-time visitors to this delightfully 'British' city!

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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

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Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
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10am TourCode: 1000

Tour departs at 10am

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10am Tour with Afternoon TeaCode: 10TEA

10am city tour with afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Guests purchasing the Afternoon Tea must make seating reservations in advance directly with the Empress Hotel (contact info on voucher)

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11am TourCode: 1100

Tour departs at 11am

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12pm TourCode: 1200

Tour departs at 12pm

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1pm TourCode: 1300

Tour departs at 1pm

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2pm TourCode: 1400

Tour departs at 2pm

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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

  • 1.5-hour city tour
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel (if option is selected)
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Afternoon tea is served from 12pm to 3:45pm daily - the tour operator will help you book your tea time or you can call and arrange
  • For the afternoon tea, dress code is casually elegant. Please no torn and / or ripped jeans, short shorts, cut off pants, beach wear, flip flops or baseball caps
  • If you require hotel pickup & drop-off, you must contact the local service provider (after booking) to ensure this service is provided for your hotel

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