Craigdarroch Castle Pedicab Tour - Victoria

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Center, 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Craigdarroch castle is one of the most famous sightseeing points in Victoria. Join this pedicab tour to see the landmark in a unique way! Your professional tour guides will take you to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed, past some of Victoria's oldest and largest churches, as well as inside the castle itself.

Know More about this tour

Craigdarroch castle is an old Scottish baronial castle that sits atop Victoria's highest point. Built in the late 1880's for a wealthy coal baron, this castle displays the opulence of the late Victorian age. The castle is perched next to the Lt. Governor's grounds where Queen Elizabeth has stayed during her visits to Victoria. The stunningly remarkable gardens offer mountain views, a Japanese garden, Rhododendrons, a classic English rose garden and a myriad of West Coast garden scenes.

You will also visit Victoria's oldest and largest churches. The route passes by several character homes, offering guests a taste of Victoria's charm.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from February through to November.

Inclusions

2.5 hour sightseeing tour in a pedicab

Professional tour guide

Hotel pickup and drop off

Exclusions

Gratuity (optional)

Admission to the Castle (Optional but recommended)

Entry/Admission - Craigdarroch Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please put your desired departure time in the "special requirements field" when you book

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Non-motorized wheelchairs can be carried on board and assistance is given boarding and dismounting

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Aug-2022

    Seeing the castle was so informative and beautiful!! This was the first time to see it and my young granddaughters thought it was amazing. We had such a wonderful tour guide, I believe is name was either Allen or Brien. Hopefully you will know which was it . He made the tour even more enjoyable….

  • 18-Jul-2022

    This was an amazing way to see Victoria!! Our guide, Alan was AWESOME!! Being 13th generation Canadian he had such a wealth of knowledge of the history of his beloved country that he shared with us. It is such a personal tour experience because it is just you and the driver (Alan) so you really learn a lot. He pointed out so many cool and unique things from buildings, horticulture and places in Victoria with historical significance. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and we know Alan was a HUGE part of that… I highly recommend requesting him if you can.

  • 10-Nov-2021

    Soren is very special and has a lot of passion for what he does. He is very gifted and funny and he really gets you engaged as he shows his passion for Victoria as he goes through each site. My favorite was and is the Queen's Gardens. I believe it is called the Manor. It is special with REAL SPIRITS I could feel in it. His love for Victoria really came through there as he expressed his love for that garden. He took us on the castle and that was a heartbreaking love story. Then, he took us to Dallas Road, Beacon Hill Park area...wonderful!! And he tells AMAZING ghost stories. I have to say that being on this tour in my first week in Victoria really helped shape my view of this incredible city.

  • 25-Oct-2021

    We had a great time touring around Victoria. Our guide was from the area and very knowledgeable about its history. The castle and Beacon Hill Park were our favorites. We also over seeing the oldest wooden street in the country.

  • 15-Aug-2019

    The overall experience was great! Chris was amazing! He was knowledgeable and witty. He knew detailed information and highlighted what we wanted for the tour. He also gave us dining recommendations for places we would have never found on our own. Definitely recommended!!

  • 14-Aug-2019

    Victoria Pedicabs put together a custom version of their castle tour for us — with a pickup at the Victoria Clipper terminal, a tour through the James Bay neighborhood, a ride through Beacon Hill Park, before heading up to Craigdarroch Castle and the nearby Queen's gardens. From there we continued with a tour of the downtown areas, along with recommendations for dining and shopping after the tour. Alan Thimot was our Pedicab tour guide. He was absolutely wonderful! Great personality and tremendous knowledge of the city and all its offerings! We had our 14 year old granddaughter with us and he interacted and engaged with her in a way that kept her interested and entertained! The almost 4 hours we spent with Alan flew by. We would recommend this to anyone who wants a personal, close and upfront tour of Victoria!!

  • 25-Jun-2019

    My wife and I called and talked to Heloise about 2 weeks before our trip to Victoria. We requested a Pedicab ride to the Craigdarroch Castle. She picked us up right at the ship, took us on a tour through Victoria, and to the castle. Along the way we stopped at several sites to learn more about the history of not only the castle but the city. This lady is very knowledgeable about the town and you can tell she's done her homework. She went with us through the castle as well because it's a self guided tour. She knew all of the history of the castle and shared it with us as we made our way stopping in all the rooms and telling us what each one was used for. A lot of interesting things happened there you'll have to see it for yourself to understand. If you take a Pedicab tour be sure and request Heloise. She made the tour worthwhile.

  • 30-Sep-2018

    Well I wish I had asked for our pedicab driver's card because I can't remember his name think maybe John. Middle aged cabinetmaker who migrated from east coast of Canada to Victoria 12 yers ago. He is amazing wealth of knowledge. The Chilean monkey trees, neighborhoods, tour of castle, etc. and lugging two people up hills at least 350 pounds of weight! Wish we had more time to explore this wonderful city!

  • 08-Jul-2018

    What started as a 2 hour tour to Craigdarroch Castle turned into so much more! Our guide, Chris Hamel, was fun and energetic with a wealth of knowledge about Victoria. He is passionate about Canada and Victoria in particular. We were skeptical that he could pedal the 4 of us, but he did without a problem. We had planned on a 2 hour tour to the Castle but enjoyed ourselves so much we length ened our tour. Highly recommend and ask for Chris!

  • 18-Jun-2018

    Booked the Craigdarroch Castle tour. Great experience. Gerry Verstraten was an energetic, enthusiastic peditour operator. He shared great stories and local knowledge. We enjoyed so much that we extended our time with him to visit other beautiful areas in Victoria. Highly recommended.

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