Wine and Shopping Tour

Shopping and Wine – doesn’t get better than this for a fun day. Visit 2 charming shopping districts and enjoy wine, cider or spirit tastings at the local award-winning craft makers and vineyards.

Understand the pricing:
Tour prices are a flat rate for groups 1 – 6 people for Transportation & Guide
Additional costs for some tours will be per/person for tastings fees/ Admission for attractions

$525.00 6 hours

ITINERARY

The drive to Sidney is 30 minutes from the city, along the way I’ll give you some fun facts and history of Victoria and Vancouver Island.
Once we arrive in Sidney, I’ll guide you through to a handful of my favorite shops which includes Frocks, shoes, accessories and home décor and a fantastic consignment shop. Then you will be free to explore on your own for an hour or so before meeting up at Farmers Daughter for a decadent wine flight perfectly paired with artisan cheeses.
From there we will head out to the country to indulge in 2 more tastings of locally crafted Wine, Cider, Gin and maybe other delicious spirits. We will plan this based on your groups interest and availability. The small estate vineyards/ Orchards are producing award-winning bottles and the offer fantastic views to enhance your island experience.
We will stop for Lunch at the charming Sea Glass Restaurant with a view of the marina or our best Farm to Table Restaurant 10 Acres with an Ocean view in Sidney. Lunch expenses are not included in Tour price or charged for tour time.
This tour will finish for one more round of shopping at the quaint Mattick Farms for country gifts, art, fashion and more. Then sit back and relax with the scenic drive back to the city.
This is an excellent Tour if you have seen the City Highlights or simply have an interest in experiencing some quiet and charming locations over the hustle and bustle of the city. Participants in wine tasting must be 19 years old and have a photo id.

Price Per Person: $55/person for Wine & spirit tastings 

Tour Duration: 5- 6 hours

What’s Included: Private Transportation & Tour Guide, Cheese & Wine Flights + 2 other Tastings of wine/spirits, shopping bags

What’s Not Included: Personal expenses, Lunch, snacks & additional drinks

Add On Option: Butchart Gardens

Note: Local Vineyards are open April to September. Other Spirit options are available year round.

TOUR ADD-ONS

Visit to Butchart Gardens

If you haven’t visited the Butchart Gardens, then now is your chance to be wowed by these famous Gardens. With the location close to Sidney this is an excellent addition to create a Full Fun day Tour.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Flat Tour Price: $105
Per Person Price: $36/person for admission

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 on the day of your tour.

COVID-19

Vehicle is fully sanitized after each tour and a protective shield has been installed for your protection as well as your guide

Capacity is reduced to 5 passengers. Front passenger seat is not available at this time.

Physical Distancing between guide and guests – no handshaking or physical greeting.

Masks are strongly encouraged in confined spaces – vehicle and indoor spaces

If you are feeling unwell – PLEASE – cancel your reservation. You will be given a full refund. And reverselly, if the guide is unwell you will be notified and refunded.

Sanitizer and masks will be provided if you need.

Water is still complimentary but I encourage passengers to bring your own water bottles.

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 48 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 in place – All passengers must show proof of full vaccination. Driver is fully vaccinated and the vehicle is sanitized. Masks must be worn in the vehicle and in all indoor spaces, Current BC regulation will be in place. 

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.  

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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