Victoria City Sightseeing Tour
Tour description provided by Viator
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.
First stop is the Songhee's viewpoint offering spectacular views of Victoria's Inner Harbour and the Empress Hotel. Driving through the stately downtown core you will see Government Street, the Legislative Buildings, 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 the the Rockland Residential District, home of the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion.
Stop at the summit of Mount Tolmie for a photo opportunity high above the city and continue on to Oak Bay and 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 to reach 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!
- 1.5-hour city tour
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Afternoon tea at the empress hotel (if option is selected)
- Local taxes
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel drop off