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$183.78 Tours & Sightseeing

Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Your Best of Victoria tour begins at the city’s most famous hotel, The Fairmount Empress (721 Government Street), this is where you will meet your tour guide and board our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van.The tour starts with a tour going through Downtown Victoria, Chinatown, Beacon Hill Park and the Cook Street Village, and visit the Mile 0 Monument. The tour will also head to Mount Tolmie where you will be able to get off the van for a panoramic view of the city and surrounding areas. After the tour you will be dropped off at the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle, a National Historic Site of Canada, you will have one hour to explore the history of the mansion.After the Castle, enjoy a short drive to the small coastal town of Sidney where you will have the opportunity to dine on the lunch provided by The Empress Hotel. After everyone is finished lunch you will go on tour of Victoria Distillers and learn about the Gin making process before getting a taste of the Gins.After the tasting, you will have the opportunity to choose between the Butterfly Gardens, which is an indoor tropical jungle environment with birds, poison dart frogs, an insectarium and, of course, butterflies, or a wine tasting at Church and State Winery.Once you are finished at your choice the guide will come back and take you to the stunning Butchart Gardens. This garden is over 50 acres and home to over 900 species of flowers and plants, you will be able to explore the gardens at your own pace.The tour ends with a 40 minute drive back to the Empress Hotel.Itinerary9:00AM – Depart the Empress Hotel9AM - 1 hour and 30 minute City tour10:30AM – Arrive at Craigdarroch Castle11:30AM - Depart Castle and start drive to Victoria Distillers12:10PM - Arrive at Victoria Distillers1:00PM – Depart Sidney1:25PM – Approximately arrive at your choice of Butterfly Gardens or Church and State Winery2:10PM – Depart Butterfly Gardens/ Church and State Winery2:15PM – Arrive at Butchart Gardens5:00PM – Depart Butchart Gardens (Guests travelling between June 15 – September 2 will have the option to catch our 6:00PM, 8:00PM or our 10:00PM returns for the gardens on our regular shuttles)5:40PM – Arrive back in front of the Empress HotelSample lunch menu Savory tea sandwiches: • Locally smoked wild BC salmon • Whole-grain mustard and maple-glazed smoked ham • Cheddar scone • Cowichan Valley chicken, curry spices, toasted cashews • English cucumber, fresh ginger cream cheeseHomemade sweets: • Signature candied ginger scone • Strawberry jam • Poppy seed orange loaf • French meringue • Battenberg cake • Chocolate Irish cream truffleBeverage: • Iced tea-Unsweetened

$471.04 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Kent Heritage Helicopter Tour

When you arrive with us, enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere as you look across amazing views of a busy airfield. Before taking your flight, you'll take part in a short safety briefing with one of our Commercial Pilots. Then you’ll be ready for your Exclusive Tour by helicopter. From Redhill Aerodrome we fly east to the quaint town of Edenbridge, further east you arrive at Hever Castle the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, tragic queen of King Henry VIII. You then continue eastwards to Chiddingstone Castle which was also built in Tudor times.Nearby you fly over one of the oldest country houses in England, Penshurst Place, occupied since the 13th century. This huge house has been the ancestral seat of the Sidney family since 1552 and they are still in residence. You then turn north towards the North Downs and Sevenoaks. On the edge of the Downs sits Ightham Mote, the most complete small medieval manor house in the country.Climbing above the hills, Sevenoaks spreads out in front of you and a few hundred feet below you will see the splendour of Knole House. The building of the house started in 1456 and it is set in the middle of the beautiful Knole Park. It is reputed to be a calendar house having 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 14 entrances and 7 courtyards. Finally you head back west to Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain’s famous wartime Prime Minister. Heading back west and with Gatwick airport in the distance, a memorable flight above the beautiful Kent countryside.The Exclusive Flight is for hire of the whole helicopter, the aircraft will carry up to 3 passengers (R44) or up to 4 passengers (EC120) plus your Professional Pilot. The Pilot will provide helpful commentary along the way while talking to Air Traffic Control.    The total flight time is estimated at 20-25 minutes, but we recommend allowing an hour for the whole experience with us.

$98.60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3 Hour Whale Watching Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sidney Spit Marine Park, Sidney, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaWe will leave from our private dock in Sidney and travel past Sidney Spit Marine Park as we head to the location of the whales.

$52.16 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Seals & Smiles Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats, Pender Island, British ColumbiaLaunching from one of our two shop locations or one of our multiple mobile areas, we take you on a leisurely low tide paddle and introduce you to the Salish Sea and its marine family. Experience the coast with laughter, seals and the occasional blackfish. We also love to teach you paddling skills to new kayakers. Let us take you into the wild...Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats, Pender Island, British ColumbiaDog Mermaid specializes in Eco education and excursions by means of paddle sports, hiking, wilderness skills, kids’ camps and retreats. Being a 100% indigenous owned company, we incorporate our love and respect for the waters, lands and culture into everything we do. Experience the Salish Sea and let us take you into the wild...

$60.19 Outdoor Activities

Sun & Moon Serenity Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productEnjoy the serenity of the Salish Sea by sunset and moonlight. We set out on an evening of sun, the full moon and all the energies that come along with the ocean basking in this moment.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, Sidney, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaSun & moon paddlePass By: Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats, Pender Island, British Columbia

$1677.65 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Salish Sea & Gulf Islands Cruise

ItineraryDay 1: Cruise from Cowichan Bay Stop At: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan BayDepart from Cowichan Bay, on Vancouver Island and cruise to Chemainus, a seaside community that is renowned for its Murals. Explore Chemainus a seaside community that is renowned for its Murals with a horse drawn carriage ride. Lunch & Dinner IncludedDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay Day 2: Cowichan Bay to Salt Spring Island Stop At: Ganges Inner Harbour, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British ColumbiaCruise from Cowichan to Salt Spring Island. Enjoy some time to exploring the Ganges Harbour village on Salt Spring Island. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay Day 3: Cowichan Bay to Pender Island Pass By: Poets Cove Marina, Bedwell Harbour, Pender Island, British ColumbiaCruise from Cowichan Bay to Poets Cove Resort & Spa, located on south Pender Island Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Poets Cove Resort & Spa Day 4: San Juan IslandsPass By: Roche Harbor Marine Philbrook's Boatyard USA, Inc.Cruise from Poets Cove to San Juan Island and Friday Harbor bringing you across the country line into the United States. Return tonight via Roche HarborMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Poets Cove Resort & Spa Day 5: Pender Island to Cowichan Bay Pass By: Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, Sidney, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaCruise from South Pender Island this morning and reutrn to Cowichan BayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.