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  • Location: Victoria
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $36.68

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See the very best of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour that includes a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. During your sightseeing tour, an experienced guide provides fascinating commentary on Victoria's rich history and scenic beauty. Enjoy numerous stops at points of interest, such as Mt Tolmie and Beacon Hill Park, for photo ops. This 3.5-hour tour is a great way to get to know the the charming provincial capital and its famous landmarks, including the Victorian-era elegance of Craigdarroch Castle, the city’s premiere heritage and architectural attraction.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Start your tour with pickup from selected hotels or from Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour in front of the Empress Hotel. Driving through the stately downtown core, your driver-guide discusses notable landmarks while you pass through Government Street in Old Town, see Canada's oldest Chinatown, and view the last remnants of Fort Victoria.

Your coach tour follows a route along Antique Row before arriving at Craigdarroch Castle. Your guide will fill you in on the eccentricities of this Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion, which is designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

Enjoy an hour to explore Craigdarroch Castle at your leisure. Discover the heritage museum, considered a key piece of British Columbia history, built in the early 1900s and designed with exquisite stained glass windows and elegant woodwork. Learn about its wealthy former residents and the many functions of its subdivided estate, including as a military hospital and music school.

Continuing your drive, stop at the summit of Mt Tolmie for a photo opportunity high above the city. Then it's on to Oak Bay, Uplands and along Marine Drive, offering vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Stop at Oak Bay Marina to feed the seals or grab some coffee (own expense), then travel along scenic Marine Drive and the Victoria waterfront past Beacon Hill Park, the largest of its kind in the city. Your morning or afternoon sightseeing tour ends at the starting point.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Main departure point: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

Hotel pickups also offered (20 minutes prior to each tour) at:
  • Harbour Towers Hotel
  • Royal Scot Hotel
  • Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel
Departure Time:
Daily, multiple departure times
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


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10am Tour
Code: 1000

Tour departs at 10am

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10am Tour with Afternoon Tea
Code: 1000TEA

Tour departs at 10am, includes afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Guests must make seating reservations in advance directly with the Empress Hotel (contact info on voucher).

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1pm Tour
Code: 1300

Tour departs at 1pm

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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour

Inclusions:
  • City tour
  • Entry to Craigdarroch Castle
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel (if option is selected)
  • Local taxes
Exclusions:
  • 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 to 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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Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: John S, September 2016

Good tour, driver/guide was excellent

Reviewed by: Evon B, September 2016

The driver was a maxing. He took his time explain every thing about the location. He also was so jenerous and dropped us back to the port.