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Best of the City Tour Charming Victoria, BC

Victoria is a charming city full of beautiful historic architecture, Ocean views, and stunning gardens. This tour focuses on all the best and most popular attractions around the city. 

You’ll hear historical stories like the significance of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and its connection to the Gold rush which changed the city’s landscape.   I’ll take you to some unique hidden gems with spectacular bird’s eye views of the city, and across the ocean looking towards the Olympic mountains and the San Juan Islands. 

This is an excellent tour of the city’s best attractions and  if you have already visited the Butchart Gardens. 

Price: $540  (this is a group price in Canadian dollars -not per person)

Capacity: Vehicle seats 5 people comfortably (6 max)

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Pace: Moderate with minimal walking 

What’s Included: Private Transportation & Professional Tour Guide, shopping bags, and Umbrellas available.

What’s not Included: Personal expenses, Lunch, snacks or admission fees if required.

Customize this tour: A Visit to the Ahbkazi gardens & Afternoon tea, Lunch at the Oak Bay Marina Restaurant or tour time at the Craigdarroch Castle. 

ITINERARY

The order of this itinerary may vary depending on pick locations. it’s designed to explore all the best attractions of the city. 

On this tour we will visit: 

 

  • Inner Harbour, BC Legislative building & Empress Hotel
  • China Town – Oldest in Canada and a wander through the infamous narrow Fan Tan Alley.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf – quirky and colorful gem-colored float home neighborhood
  • Craigdarroch Castle – a baronial bonanza castle built in 1908 by Victoria’s legendary Coal Baron Robert Dunsmiur (The interior is available to tour Wed-Sunday before 3:00 pm. It has 5 floors with no elevators)
  • Government House – the official residence/offices of the Lt. Governor of BC (representative of the Crown)
  • Beacon Hill Park – home to colorful free-roaming peacocks, the world’s tallest totem pole, Mile Zero with a tribute to Canadian legend Terry Fox
All of these attractions and a beautiful Scenic Ocean drive and wander through some prestigious neighborhoods.
 

TOUR ADD-ON OPTIONS

Lunch at the Marina Restaurant located at the Oak Bay Marina

Duration: 1 hour for a total of 5-hour tour

Price: $110 added to the base tour price (food and beverage not included)

Undecided? No worries, if you decide on the day of your tour that your group would like to do this add-on, we can simply adjust it on the day of your tour.

GALLERY

GOOD TO KNOW

Transportation: 2013 Lincoln Navigator (SUV). Capacity 6 passengers – 3 Seats in the rear / Two in the middle / 1 upfront with the driver. 

Easy in/out access, large comfortable seating and excellent viewing windows. Air Conditioned and mobile device charging outlets. The Vehicle is equipped with an Audio system so your Tour Guide dialogue can be heard throughout the vehicle. 

Passenger Transportation Certified / Tour Operator Licensed and Insured

Cancelation: Tours cancelled within 24 hours of the Tour start date will be subject to a $100 non refundable fee plus any applicable pre-purchased tickets & food orders that are not refundable by the vendor. Proof of receipts will be provided with the balance of your refund. If we need to cancel your tour due to illness or other unforeseen issues 100% refund will be issued. 

NOTE: Tours are provided Rain or Shine and weather is not guaranteed. 

Covid Measure – If you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to Covid please advise me as soon as possible.  

Mobility Challenged passengers: Tours can be adjusted to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. All equipment must be able to collapse and be lifted into the vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with grip bars but is taller than the traditional van and passengers must be able to get in and out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. Passenger capacity will be limited to 4 or 5 depending on the size of the equipment. Please contact me for more information prior to booking a tour if you are unsure. 

Child Car Seats: By BC Law Children under 40 lbs (18kg) are required to be buckled into a full forward-facing car seat. Can be provided – rental fee applies.

Children over 40 lbs and under 4’9″ must use a booster seat. 2 boosters are available for free.

Pick up/ Drop off Locations are available anywhere within the peninsula. This includes: Swartz Bay Ferry terminal,  YYJ Airport, Harbour Air, Helijet, Coho and Clipper terminals and Cruise Ship port (Ogden point). All hotels, Inns, B&B and private accommodations within the Saanich Peninsula. There will be an additional 1 hour charge of $105 for pick ups/drop off  in Langford, Bear Mountain and Villa Eyrie Resort.  

Currency: Acceptable currency is in Canadian or US Dollars. Each shop/restaurant may have their own currency exchange rate. Taxes: Expect to pay an additional 12% tax on purchases and 5% at restaurants and other services. It is customary to tip with a recommended amount of 15-20% in restaurants. 

Weather and what to wear: Check the weather forecast on the day of your tour. Dress in layers, it can be cooler closer to the Ocean and hot at interior locations. Wear Comfortable shoes as some of the “off the beaten path” gems might require a bit of rocky terrain. We will provide umbrellas if you require. 

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