4 HOUR GRAND CITY TOUR - Hourly Rates Apply
Victoria, also known as "The City of Gardens", is truly a jewel on the west coast. From our beautiful Empress Hotel, one of the most famous hotels in Victoria, that was opened in 1908 to the wild seals at our marina, there is something for everyone on this tour.
We start our four hour tour with a short drive through our James Bay area, the oldest residential area in British Columbia. You will learn the unique history of this area and about some of our early settlers.
Then it is over to Beacon Hill Park with its peacocks, gardens, ancient trees and the world's tallest free standing totem pole. Here we stroll through the park and learn about what you are seeing.
We then drive through the affluent Rockland area to Government House. This is where the Royal Family stay in Victoria. Here we get to walk through the beautiful Gardens and visit the small museum and can even stop for tea at the tea house.
Craigdarroch Castle is next. Built in the 1880's this stately home is open for viewing. Here you will learn all about the wealthy Dunsmuir family that built it.
We then go to feed the seals at the Oak Bay Marina. These are wild seals but come in to visit locals and visitors alike.
The Uplands are next where we see many homes built in the early 1900s. We then drive along our coast toward downtown Victoria to see Chinatown, the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Old Victoria, the Inner Harbour area, the beautiful Empress Hotel and our Legislature.
All along our tour you will learn the history of the areas we are driving through, you get to exit the vehicle to explore and have ample time for picture taking.
3 HOUR TWILIGHT TOUR-Hourly RatesApply
If you only have a few evening hours in Victoria and are not sure what to do, I can help. Join me on a spectacular evening tour through Victoria. Feed the peacocks in the park, walk through a beautiful rose garden and gaze out over the city from the lookout from the Songhees.
Sunset is beautiful here on the coast and seems to go on forever. The sky changes color as the clouds form interesting shape above as the sun slowly sinks into the ocean.
As the lights slowly come on, Victoria turns into fairyland. From the lights all aglow in Chinatown to the beauty of the night lights on our Legislative buildings it is truly spectacular.
OTHER TOURS & SERVICES AVAILABLE
- Pub Crawls
- Cemetery Tours
- Craft Beer & Brew Pubs
- Hotel & Airport Transfers
- Weddings & Special Events
4 HOUR BUTCHART GARDENS TOUR -Hourly RatesApply
Enjoy a true taste of Victoria during this four hour excursion that begins with a scenic tour of our beautiful area as we head out to Butchart Gardens. The beautiful Olympic Mountains in the distance and the wilderness of Vancouver Island provide a striking contrast to the city, our architectural landmarks and beautiful gardens.
Once you arrive, you're free to stroll through this 100-year-old garden set on over 55 acres. Once a limestone quarry today it's renowned as having one of the finest floral displays in the world, and last year was named as the third best garden in North America. It is also designated a National Historic Site of Canada. So wear your comfortable walking shoes and bring along your camera as you will want to record your day as you stroll through the Rose, Japanese, Italian and Sunken gardens. There are also fountains, spectacular views and much more. The gardens take about to two hrs. to stroll through, or you can take as long as you want.
But your excursion isn't over yet. Once you return to our vehicle you'll continue your tour of the city. From the gardens, you'll head to Victoria's downtown area, where you'll see such sites as the country's oldest Chinatown, the historic Empress Hotel, our Legislative Buildings and Fisherman's Wharf.
5 HOUR HERITAGE TOUR -Hourly RatesApply
Explore the history of Hatley Castle, A National Historic Site on the Royal Roads University Campus. Built in 1908 it was the home of James Dunmuir and his family. Enjoy a Guided Walking Estate Tour that will take you on a 1-hour journey to share the significant history of the site.
After leaving the site we will take a beautiful drive along the Esquimalt Lagoon before arriving at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisguard Lighthouse. The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast.
Built by the British in 1860, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Inside the building are two floors of exhibits, dealing with ship.
We will then head back to Victoria where we will show you; Chinatown, our inner Harbour area, the beautiful Empress hotel and much more.
There is so much to see on this tour.