Craigdarroch Castle is one of the most famous sightseeing points in Victoria. Join this pedicab tour to see the landmark in a unique way! Your professional tour guides will take you to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed, past some of Victoria's oldest and largest churches, as well as inside the castle itself.
Craigdarroch Castle is an old Scottish baronial castle that sits atop Victoria's highest point. Built in the late 1880's for a wealthy coal baron, this castle displays the opulence of the late Victorian age. The castle is perched next to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed during her visits to Victoria. The stunningly remarkable gardens offer mountain views, a Japanese garden, Rhododendrons, a classic English rose garden and a myriad of West Coast garden scenes.
You will also visit Victoria's oldest and largest churches. The route passes by several character homes, offering guests a taste of Victoria's charm.
This tour is seasonal and only operates from February through to November.
Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.
Tour departs from outside your hotel or at Wharf Street next to the Tourism Victoria Info Center
Returns to the original departure point approximately 2.5 hours after departure
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Craigdarroch Castle Pedicab Tour
- 2.5 hour sightseeing tour in a pedicab
- Professional tour guide
- Admission to castle
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuity (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Non-motorized wheelchairs can be carried on board and assistance is given boarding and dismounting
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Are the pedicabs safe?
Yes, very safe. All the cabs are professionally manufactured by Main Street Pedicabs in Colorado, U.S.A. Safety features include disc brakes, seat belts and reinforced frames. Victoria is a very bicycle oriented town. On many streets, there are specially designed bike lanes. Guests constantly remark about how courteous drivers are towards cyclists and pedestrians.
The tour operator is proud to announce that they have a perfect safety record since they began operations in 2001.
Is there a motor underneath the cab?
No. The operators have the horse-like strength but they smell better! Besides that, they know how to avoid the hills. A one hour tour typically covers 10 kilometers (6-7 miles).
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.
Reviewed by: Sally D, August 2016
A must-do for all Victoria visitors interested in history! The pedicab approach allows for individual discussion and tailoring stops as requested, within the tour time window. The driver and guide was outstanding, and we appreciated being dropped off at the Victoria Clipper office rather than at our hotel at the end of the tour.
Reviewed by: Kellie O, July 2016
What a great tour! Rene made it worth it!